Q. As I’ve gotten older (I am 51) my hair just doesn’t seem to act like it did when I was younger. I have thick hair with a light wave to it and a smattering of gray that I use semi-permanent color on sometimes at home. Is there a version of the bob that would lend itself well to my hair type? Lynn Moorehead; Trafford, PA
A. A perfect example of a sophisticated and versatile style is Academy Award winner Helen Mirren. She has worn numerous versions of the layered bob with a soft sweeping bang. When speaking to your stylist about your new do, ask for a bob with long, textured layers. Short layers tend to create too much volume for thick or dense hair. If you wanna ensure the best cut on your next salon visit, bring in a picture, a magazine cut-out, or better yet, a Google Image search.
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