At Any Age:
At Any Age: 50s
50s: Hair Color
Embrace It You’re at the height of sophistication so maintain a polished look with shiny, healthy hair like Christie Brinkley’s. The rule of thumb for this decade is avoiding hair color that’s too dark or too light. Stubborn grays become a double nuisance: they create a courser texture and consistent coloring dries hair out. Use a hydrating shampoo and rich conditioner specifically for color-treated hair and make sure to get regular trims.
What the Experts Say “Very few women can get away with black or dark brown hair at this age because of their skin tone,” says Babaii, who suggests highlights in a shade that will complement their natural hair color. “As you gradually lose pigment, go a shade or two lighter than your skin tone to update your look without looking harsh,” advises Rita Hazan.