It’s the little spiky bits on my head that I don’t like as I get older. You know the ones (shh, the grey wire wool bits that just don’t stay down).
I know they’re not going to go away, so I might as well embrace them – I’ve even considered Brylcream – Oh-mi-gosh – remember that? Smarmy, wasn’t it on our Dads and Grandads?
A little bit of modern-day styling product does help flatten the rats tails though, but it’s on days like this that I think I should put my hair up, you know for neatness and a bit of style. But I never know how to whip my hair up into a neat chignon or knot, it just all seems too complicated to attempt. It’s generally a scruffy ponytail for me.
My bright idea was to contact my clever blogging friend Christina from Romance Media & Hair Romance (in Sydney) who is The Oracle when it comes to hair. Yes, really. And she’s written a fabulous book … scroll on down to find out how to get it. If you don’t have long hair it might make a lovely present for daughters or nieces who do.
One of the Classic Hairstyles for older women
“I think a great style is the Gibson Roll. This is a simple and elegant hairstyle. It’s a classic style that became popular in the 1940s but I’ve created a modern twist. You start with a low ponytail and simply roll your hair up into the space above your hair elastic. Tuck the end of your hair in and pin in place with bobby pins. The Gibson Roll is surprisingly easy to do and creates a great silhouette.” Christina Butcher
Christina’s book can be found on Booktopia in Australia and in the US it’s called Braids Buns and Twists on Amazon.
Short, long, medium hair? What’s your favourite style? Lifestylers – Do tell 🙂