Women over 40 beauty, Skincare, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle

With the holidays in full swing there are parties galore to attend.   Some may be casual, or more business-like or full-blown glamorous.   With any party setting we may want to amp up our hairstyle a bit to feel special for the holidays.    Here are some hairstyles that would look great for the holiday season. 

This short style on Sharon Stone is sexy and fun.   The choppy pieces add a nice texture and glam the overall look up with some shimmer on the cheeks, a bit in the dress or top and some simple but large earrings finish this look off.   The key when using shimmer and sequins is to not over-do it.   Big chandelier earrings with a lot of detail and heavy makeup would take this look over the edge.   Simple is key.

Another cute short hairstyle.  This one is more sleek looking so the detail in the earrings and red lips don’t overpower a sequined top.  When wearing earrings this large, there is no need to wear any other jewelry.   It would come across as over-done. 

I love this look on Glenn Close.  Instead of wearing her usual turned under curl or straight, this flip says “party!”  This hairstyle could be worn for any type of party and again if wearing big earrings, keep the rest of the outfit simple.   Or, no earrings and a big statement necklace would show off your pretty hair and face.

Oprah upped the volume with her hair for her Holiday 2010 show.  Soft curls and the volume are a very classy party look.  Her makeup was kept simple with the va-va-voom in her hair and they compliment each other nicely.  

Tina Fey looked fabulous when wearing this hairstyle at the Emmys.   Her dress was very ornately detailed so simple hair and makeup didn’t overpower her small features.  I love how this ponytail style has fullness at the crown and is simply done.   If wearing a ponytail style to a casual party, the simplicity of it allows you to amp up your makeup.   A strong cat-eye look and a bit of shimmer on the cheeks would look fabulous!   Don’t have quite long enough hair for a ponytail?  There are a lot of great hair piece options to create the look. 

 Again with medium to long hair you can sweep your hair up into a soft up-do.  The key when wearing your hair pulled back and you’re over 40 is to not pull it so tightly.   Softly swept up and loose tendrils soften the face.  Notice that she’s not wearing earrings with this look.   Her strong lip and detail in her clothing and up-do make things too busy to wear earrings or a necklace.

Do you have long curly hair?   Why not wear it pulled back to dress up your look, even for a more casual party.   Again, not tightly pulled back, but allowing the curls and wave to shine thru say fun and sexy.

Long Hairstyle

Blessed with long locks?   Instead of wearing your long hair straight or very curly, add some body and texture with loose wavy curl.  It says dressy, but relaxed at the same time.  If your party clothing is simple a piece of statement jewelry would be nice.  Earrings may get lost with your hair worn like this, so show off your hands with an oversized ring or “wow” bracelet.

Again, if you have long hair, adding soft, voluminous curls is perfect for a party.   But to take it to the next level for a dressier party try sweeping it to one side like Jerry Hall.   Now you can wear those statement earrings and make a “wow” entrance.

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