An Elegant Beauty, 63.5 x 53.3 cm, Private col...
An Elegant Beauty, 63.5 x 53.3 cm, Private collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Simply elegant hair is almost effortless. By keeping hair simple we always have a smile on our face knowing that we are put together impeccably and not a hair is out of place.  Elegant hair doesn’t always mean an up-do.  Although the classic french chignon is timeless elegance we do find a simple bob or shoulder length hair just as elegant. There are no chunks of color here. If you must have highlights use the finest of strands to note a subtle change of color.  Black hair becomes harsh as we age and may be adjusted to a complimentary brown that is softer to the eye. Blonde hair is high maintenance and must be tended to regularly. As with any color, always keep it smooth by conditioning regularly and use products that make it flow smoothly rather than become stiff and dull.  Shine is always elegant in hair and is most important as we age as well. Simple elegant hair is flowing, smooth, with a simple cut that is pleasing to the eye, classic but not dowdy, and reflective of one’s personality. If you want to be taken seriously and take pride in being professional then use a brunette up-do or bob to your advantage. If you are bubbly and upbeat socialite then by all means use your blonde to it’s full potential.  Hair is often typecast like that and although we are always free to choose any color and style that we like, it does us a service to pay attention to the common notions that go with a style.

This may all sound a bit stuffy and you may balk at my blatant old-fashioned reasoning but go ahead and take a casual poll among a diverse group of people and you will find that brunette still says “scholar and serious” while blonde says “social and rarely serious”. Changing your hair may not change your social status in a day but it may eventually take you down a different road. Beware of the cost of not being yourself.

 

 

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