Upscale hair jewelry for mature women will be a big fashion thing this coming season. The models donned not just one hair pin, barrette or headband on the catwalks, but wore them in multiples. There was no way to not notice that adding hair accessories is supposed to be a big trend. The good thing about this trend is that it is fun and in summer very welcome. It’s also a great gift for every woman with long hair.
- Girly Summer Braids Are a No-No for Hair over 50
- Be Aware of Ageing Up-Dos
- How to Fight Summer Heat in Style when You Have Long Hair
- The Pony Tail Grew Up
- The Modern French Knot
- The Solution: Upscale Hair Jewelry for Mature Women
- Where to Find Upscale Hair Jewelry?
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Girly Summer Braids Are a No-No for Hair over 50
August brings the hot heat of the dog days. When it gets hot we like to get our hair out of our face and neck to stay cool. Sweating like a pig is never in style. 😉
While as little girls, Mom braided the hair or made a nice pony tail or ballerina knot using plastic pins, barrettes, and rubber-bands with little plastic animals, fruits or just beads, this look is ridiculous on any female over 12.
Be Aware of Ageing Up-Dos
Fighting the summer heat with an up-do is not only difficult with respect to the hair jewelry and/or accessories needed. Any French knot or low ballerina knot can easily look matronly and aging after 40. Fabric headbands may help to absorb sweat, but keep the skin from being ventilated which may end up in feeling uncomfortable despite the hair is out of the face and neck. And what about the embarrassing sweat spots? Ok, at the gym, but nowhere else.
How to Fight Summer Heat in Style when You Have Long Hair
One of my readers asked me how to cope with this problem without going to the radical solution of chopping the hair off or anything in between. Hair barrettes are a great option for older ladies to keep their long hair at bay.
The Pony Tail Grew Up
The Kate, Princess of Wales made the high-pony tail a classic. She often wears this type of pony tail at official events. Today, a high pony tail is a classic.
The Modern French Knot
The French knot – the old way – had all hair ends properly pulled underneath so they wouldn’t show. The new way to style the French knot is to exactly avoid that neatness. Instead, let the ends stick out as if you had just put your hair up on the go like in the photo below.
The Solution: Upscale with Hair Jewelry for Mature Women
We may not admit it, but mom’s solution wasn’t that bad at all. We will just have to upscale the pieces. In this post, I show you my barrette collection that I edited over the years to illustrate what I mean with up-scaled pieces. The photos also share examples how to use them or similar types of barrettes to look ageless when getting the hair out of your face.
The up-do in the photo above is inspired by the movie Twister. Professor Harding made her up-do with a pencil while hunting tornadoes with her students. Of course, you can also use artisan painted “chop sticks” like pins.
Pro tip: An important trick is to not have the up-do look like your mom did it. Go messy.
Where to Find Upscale Hair Jewelry?
Flea markets and antique stores are great places to look when you have Romantic Style. When your personal style is Bohemian style, check ethnic stores, shops that sell American Native jewelry, and when on vacation, shops that sell the countries traditional jewelry. When you are looking for contemporary or classic pieces Etsy and eBay are good sources. Modernist and minimalist barrettes, headbands, hair pins are good keywords to search for. The carousel below can help you get started to upscale your hair dos.
What are your tricks to stay cool during the dog days? Will you jump the bandwagon on the hair jewelry trend?
You can find more about hair over 50 like why gray hair is a choice, not default at the link.
Photos: G. Kramm
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