Hair stylists are the professionals most often asked to fit hair extensions and to style, cut or fit wigs.

The demand for hair stylists is expected to grow by 19% between 2020 and 2030 –  far outpacing the 8% growth rate expected for jobs in the US as a whole. But that growth and earning potential will vary dramatically from location to location.

Those who choose the right location, like 25-year-old Alex Pardoe, a hairdresser in the Detroit area, can earn a cool $280,000 a year (of course, this figure is extreme, but you get the point). And like Pardoe, they can spoil themselves with sort-after luxury items like a custom Mercedes and other pricey luxuries like Hermes Birkin bags.

Before heading for Detroit to set up your hairdressing salon, it’s important to realize that earnings are just one aspect of what makes a specific area attractive for hairdressers.

To get a more comprehensive idea of where you would shoot for the stars as a hairdresser, you will need to look at a lot more than the money. This is precisely what we did at

We compared 136 of the leading cities in the US to determine the best and worst cities to be a hairdresser. To come up with our answer, we compared cities based on five indicators, ranging from salary to the rate of growth of a city’s population to the number of hairdressing schools in the city.

After considering the results of this study, we hope you will either appreciate the advantages of the city where you currently work or decide whether it’s time to pack your bags and head off to one of the best cities we feature.

So, what are the best and worst cities in which to work as a hairdresser?

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Our Rankings

Here is a bird’s eye view of our city rankings:

Overall Rank (1 = Best)City & StateCOLI-adjusted SalariesGoogle TrendsPop Growth %Average tip Percentage# Hairdresser schools
1Raleigh, NC$41,954.74890.48.97%2
2Charleston, SC$34,951.01890.59.32%3
3Houston, TX$44,051.0379-0.59.26%30
4Fort Worth, TX$33,991.31811.49.26%4
5Rockford, IL$37,646.6778-0.710.08%4
6Charlotte, NC$39,103.16820.38.97%0
7Knoxville, TN$38,139.82611.19.01%4
8Las Vegas, NV$36,965.08800.58.89%8
9Memphis, TN$40,470.9275-0.59.01%8
10Seattle, WA$39,016.6869-0.69.62%6
11Jacksonville, FL$32,555.561000.49.01%10
12Frisco, TX$38,043.433.99.26%1
13Chicago, IL$40,260.6372-1.610.08%19
14New Orleans, LA$35,351.5586-1.69.76%4
15Tulsa, OK$35,114.3978-0.39.06%4
16Atlanta, GA$35,712.0284-0.68.91%6
17Oklahoma City, OK$36,692.22600.79.06%6
18Austin, TX$33,586.32730.19.26%12
19Norfolk, VA$37,186.9591-1.18.66%7
20Dayton, OH$37,149.7868-0.48.89%5
21Greensboro, NC$33,784.21780.28.97%2
22Plano, TX$36,616.720.69.26%2
23Arlington, TX$39,429.97-0.39.26%4
24Cary town, NC$38,610.530.98.97%0
25Kansas City, MO$32,308.29810.19.44%1
26Indianapolis, IN$36,415.9265-0.69.12%12
27Dallas, TX$34,040.1781-1.19.26%10
28Detroit, MI$37,917.6966-0.99.20%4
29Orlando, FL$32,105.26830.59.01%0
30Lexington, KY$38,274.57-0.29.54%0
31Fort Wayne, IN$34,569.510.79.12%3
32Killeen, TX$32,655.812.19.26%2
33Savannah, GA$32,311.7995-0.48.91%1
34Olathe, KS$36,
35Albuquerque, NM$35,610.2261-0.49.01%6
36St. Petersburg, FL$33,694.9373-0.29.01%0
37Birmingham, AL$36,525.7173-1.38.69%5
38Des Moines, IA$36,039.7365-0.89.06%2
39Springfield, MO$33,965.75580.19.44%1
40Cleveland, OH$39,634.3665-1.18.89%2
41Reno, NV$31,315.23711.88.89%4
42Philadelphia, PA$34,361.03100-1.58.35%6
43Henderson, NV$35,049.4718.89%1
44El Paso, TX$31,929.427309.26%3
45Colorado Springs, CO$26,567.38820.810.03%4
46Aurora, CO$32,398.440.710.03%3
47Phoenix, AZ$31,398.31730.88.88%16
48Murfreesboro, TN$32,157.722.79.01%3
49Wichita, KS$37,642.8651-0.48.88%3
50Baton Rouge, LA$29,751.3484-19.76%5
51Denton, TX$31,318.134.19.26%2
52San Antonio, TX$29,163.95700.99.26%7
53North Las Vegas, NV$32,514.063.88.89%2
54Pittsburgh, PA$33,840.0072-0.88.35%8
55Miami, FL$31,601.3672-0.59.01%16
56Boise City, ID$32,503.020.79.62%0
57Chattanooga, TN$31,519.02640.39.01%3
58Port St. Lucie, FL$32,081.875.29.01%1
59Minneapolis, MN$38,686.2158-0.98.57%1
60Tampa, FL$26,948.34730.89.01%10
61Richmond, VA$28,936.719508.66%8
62Chesapeake, VA$33,697.180.68.66%3
63Denver, CO$31,294.9272-0.910.03%7
64Aurora, IL$33,258.45-0.610.08%1
65Fort Lauderdale, FL$35,544.83-0.69.01%1
66St. Louis, MO$32,667.4071-2.49.44%0
67Huntsville, AL$31,674.29620.98.69%2
68Lubbock, TX$29,465.80511.29.26%5
69Tallahassee, FL$29,498.05660.49.01%4
70Peoria, AZ$32,
71Warren, MI$34,290.32-0.79.20%1
72Hampton, VA$32,678.680.48.66%6
73Gainesville, FL$24,974.66990.39.01%1
74Newport News, VA$29,983.4591-0.78.66%8
75Tacoma, WA$28,058.8269-0.19.62%3
76Mobile, AL$33,067.4362-0.88.69%6
77Lincoln, NE$32,948.800.48.60%4
78Garland, TX$35,402.82-1.49.26%1
79Cincinnati, OH$31,406.3968-0.48.89%6
80Tucson, AZ$32,580.130.38.88%6
81Spokane, WA$30,136.96540.19.62%2
82Newark, NJ$35,044.29-18.94%2
83Salt Lake City, UT$31,691.94580.48.92%0
84Laredo, TX$29,205.21530.39.26%3
85Madison, WI$32,033.51520.18.76%6
86Fontana, CA$32,437.370.98.22%0
87Toledo, OH$32,301.7658-0.68.89%2
88Durham, NC$31,566.320.48.97%1
89Providence, RI$26,432.62100-0.28.25%1
90Kansas City, KS$34,237.70-1.18.88%1
91Shreveport, LA$28,706.3269-1.89.76%3
92Columbus, OH$26,666.30710.18.89%9
93Pembroke Pines, FL$32,043.86-0.99.01%2
94Salem, OR$26,967.251.18.95%2
95Mesa, AZ$29,448.920.78.88%4
96Bakersfield, CA$25,899.077218.22%0
97Gilbert town, AZ$29,094.661.58.88%0
98Visalia, CA$28,964.92640.88.22%0
99Boston, MA$30,298.7784-2.98.62%0
100Corpus Christi, TX$26,968.514809.26%5
101Surprise, AZ$27,613.873.38.88%0
102Sacramento, CA$22,030.78750.38.22%9
103San Jose, CA$32,926.9961-2.78.22%6
104San Diego, CA$26,209.0281-0.38.22%5
105Macon-Bibb County, GA$30,299.32-0.28.91%0
106Scottsdale, AZ$27,246.490.38.88%5
107Columbus, GA$30,028.3454-0.68.91%0
108Portland, OR$28,302.7268-1.78.95%3
109Jersey City, NJ$32,269.26-2.78.94%0
110Baltimore, MD$24,134.4986-1.18.47%2
111New York, NY$23,096.65100-3.58.85%4
112Omaha, NE$30,723.3152-0.88.60%3
113Milwaukee, WI$30,974.8752-1.28.76%3
114Rochester, NY$20,683.7662-0.28.85%3
115Virginia Beach, VA$27,250.24-0.48.66%10
116Moreno Valley, CA$25,659.991.18.22%0
117Ontario, CA$25,607.731.18.22%0
118Santa Rosa, CA$30,750.18-0.58.22%0
119Buffalo, NY$25,866.5457-0.48.85%2
120Irvine, CA$23,435.930.98.22%0
121Elk Grove, CA$24,148.890.88.22%0
122Syracuse, NY$17,545.0467-0.68.85%0
123Oakland, CA$28,007.8761-1.38.22%0
124Chula Vista, CA$21,016.460.38.22%1
125Los Angeles, CA$22,643.5266-18.22%16
126Escondido, CA$24,833.21-0.48.22%0
127Yonkers, NY$23,547.67-0.78.85%0
128Long Beach, CA$28,511.81-1.98.22%0
129Anaheim, CA$18,902.65-0.38.22%1
130Fremont, CA$27,568.36-1.88.22%0
131San Francisco, CA$24,497.4961-6.38.22%6
132Hayward, CA$27,473.87-2.18.22%0
133Sunnyvale, CA$27,075.88-2.38.22%0
134Fullerton, CA$20,602.72-0.98.22%1
135Torrance, CA$22,050.11-2.28.22%3
136Honolulu, HI$15,585.37-1.27.99%0

A Glimpse of the Top and Bottom Scores

When people look for the best city to be a hairdresser, they don’t always focus on the same elements. For instance, someone may believe that the city that pays the highest salaries is more desirable than others.

On the other hand, someone may believe that the best city has the most hairdresser schools that will allow for better development of skills, which could eventually lead to a better income and quality of life.

To see how the 136 cities in our study compare, let’s break the data from the massive spreadsheet above into some digestible chunks by looking at the top five cities and the bottom five cities per metric:

Best by Cost-of-living Index Adjusted Salary

Suppose the indispensable ingredient for making the world go around for you is money. In that case, you will undoubtedly want to look for the city that pays the highest cost-of-living index (COLI) adjusted salary to hairdressers.

Here are the top five cities to get the best COLI-adjusted salary as a hairdresser in the US:

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Raleigh, North Carolina
  3. Memphis, Tennessee
  4. Arlington, Texas
  5. Charlotte, North Carolina

Your lowest five

  1. Torrance, California
  2. Fullerton, California
  3. Anaheim, California
  4. Syracuse, New York
  5. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii

Best by Google Search Trends

In the digital age, many of your customers will likely find you on search engines, especially Google. So, Google search trends provide an idea of how many customers you are likely to find in a specific city.

When we gathered data based on Google search trends, we listed these five best cities:

  1. Jacksonville, Florida
  2. Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania
  3. New York, New York
  4. Gainesville, Virginia
  5. Richmond, Virginia

And the lowest ranking

  1. Omaha, Nebraska
  2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  3. Madison, Wisconsin
  4. Lubbock, Texas
  5. Corpus Christi, Texas

Best by Average Tip from Customers

Working in service industries like hairdressing is often demanding even though the work pays less. However, when customers show that they appreciate the work done by hairdressers by tipping them, the hard part of the job becomes more bearable.

Here is our list of the top five cities you should be heading to if you think that an extra 10% from every customer could make a difference:

  1. Aurora, Illinois
  2. Rockford, Illinois
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  5. Aurora, Colorado

And the title for the stingiest five cities goes to:

  1. Hayward, California
  2. Torrance, California
  3. Sunnyvale, California
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii

Best by Hair Dresser School Density

The EdTech startup,, proposes that “… skilled, engaged employees result in high job satisfaction, commitment, and thus retention.” There you have it; skilled employees are happy employees.

It follows then that for hairdressers in a specific area to be satisfied with their jobs; they will need access to hairdressing schools.

Here are the top five cities when it comes to hairdressing schools:

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Miami, Florida
  5. Los Angeles, California

Here, we don’t have the bottom five because there are dozens of cities without a single hairdressing school.

Key Takeaways

It’s time to take a bird’s eye view of our data to see the primary trends it depicts.

No Hair Out Of Place in North Carolina and Texas

If you are already working from Texas or North Carolina, you may know that cities in these two states are some of the overall best for being a hairdresser. Texas has six cities in the top 25, and North Carolina has four.

Overall, the city that takes the top spot as the best place where you can be a hairdresser is Raleigh in North Carolina. Even though Memphis, Tennessee, and Houston, Texas pay better salaries, more people are searching for hairdressing services in Raleigh, making the area promising for future business.

While Raleigh scores high overall, you can’t help but note that it doesn’t have the best score in relation to tipping. Maybe customers here know that their hairdressers are already paid quite well.

Also, the number of hairdressing colleges in our number one city is only two, but this makes sense considering the city’s population of 469,124. However, the smaller city of Rockford, Illinois, with less than half the population of Raleigh, has double the number of colleges.

Small Cities with a Full Head of Hair

When we started this survey, we expected to see some big cities like Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, and New York shoot right to the top. However, our results show this was not always the case, as many small cities are punching above their weight.

Among the top 25 best cities to be a hairdresser, there are some pretty small cities with populations of less than 200,000 people. These include the city that takes the overall second spot, Charleston in South Carolina, the city in the 5th spot, Rockford, Illinois, Knoxville, in Tennessee is 8th, and number 21, Greensboro in North Carolina.

It is a surprise that the big cities of New York and Los Angeles do not feature in the top 25. New York was number 111, and Los Angeles was in position 125.

A Bad Hair Day For California

California may be one of the top destinations for tourists in the US, but our data shows us that the state is certainly not the best when it comes to being a hairdresser.

In the last 25 rankings, there are 17 cities in California. Look at Californian cities’ tip scores and salaries. You will understand that working as a hairdresser in most California cities will certainly not leave you feeling very well off.

For instance, if you took a job in Fullerton, California, you will earn less than half of the COLI-adjusted income made by a hairdresser in Raleigh, North Carolina.


We put in quite a lot of work to ensure that we came up with a credible list. Of course, we should say that there is no definitive answer to the question relating to which are the best cities in the US to be a hairdresser.

Here is a summary of the details of our methodology:

We were only able to get salary details from 136 cities, so that’s the population for our study.


Essentially, we ranked 136 cities on five different factors and then assigned a weight to each factor as follows:

● Salary: We started from the assumption that how much you get paid significantly impacts how much you enjoy your job. Therefore, we assigned 40% of the weight of our index to the cost-of-living adjusted salary.

● Google Trends: Google trends provide a glimpse into what people are searching for on Google and how such searches change over time. We begin by assuming that a good city to be a hairdresser is a city where many people search for hairdressing services. For this aspect, we allocated a weighting of 20%.

● Tipping: In specific service industries, employees sometimes depend on tips for more than half their earnings. We allocated 15% of the weight of our index to tips. It was a huge challenge to get perfect data on tipping. However, we have state-by-state tipping numbers put together by data from Square, a mobile platform, and reported on

● Population growth: Generally, it is accepted that an increase in population also enlarges the economic base. Therefore, we believe that there will be more hair to take care of in those cities where populations are growing faster, and there is potential for better earnings in the future than in those that are not. We gave this aspect a weighting of 20%.

● Hairdresser schools/population: For hairdressers to be confident in their work, they must have access to training and skills improvement programs. Thus, the number of hairdresser schools per given population was one of the matrices we included in our rankings. We gave it a weighting of 5%.

The city that scored the highest in the above categories is the best. In the same vein, the lowest scoring city in each category is also considered the worst.

The US Hairdressing Industry from a Bird’s Eye View

● There are over 900,000 hair saloon businesses in the US in 2022.

● Females constitute 90.8% of employees in the hairdressing sector in the US, and the proportion of males is 9.2%.

● On average, males earn around $2,000 more than females per year in the US hairdressing industry.

● The states with the highest number of businesses in the hair salon industry are California (a little over 8,000), New York (a little less than 8,000), and Florida (a little less than 7,000).

● The majority of hairstylists in the US are white (64.1%).

What Makes the Top 5 Cities Special for Hairdressers?

Now that we know the best and worst cities to be a hairdresser in the US, let’s end this piece with some insights into what makes these cities special for hairdressers.

Raleigh: Benefits Galore

To get an idea of why Raleigh is on the list among the best cities to be a hairdresser in the US, you just need to look at the benefits offered by Raleigh employers like JCPenney, an American department store chain.

A 2019 report by the television station abc11 indicated that the company hired 60 hairstyling specialists. Listen to the benefits: “Stylists working for JCPenney can get up to 70 percent commission, up to $1,000 in bonuses, and flexible scheduling.”

And that’s not all; as abc11 adds, “JCPenney employees also get health benefits, paid time off, and 401K eligibility.”  Add a COLI-adjusted salary of $41,955 per annum, and you will soon agree that hairstylists in Raleigh are certainly having it easy.

Charleston: Best Mannered City

The hairdresser’s COLI-adjusted salary in Charleston is not as high as in the other cities making it into the top three. Still, there are many reasons why working as a hairdresser in this city is likely to be a rewarding experience. For instance, the city has a high tip weighted score.

If you want to understand why Charleston is a great city for people in the service industry like hairdressers, maybe you should read the piece by Shane Snow published by

Snow tells the story of the city’s generosity, which has led it to be “repeatedly named the U.S.’s best-mannered city.”

Houston: Forget About Income Tax

Head to Houston if you are looking for the best hairdresser salary in the US. If you also consider that the city’s tip weighted score is relatively high, then you know that money will not be one of your biggest challenges working in the city.

Still, on the subject of money, hairdressers in Houston don’t pay income tax. However, other property and sales taxes will be much higher in Houston than in other cities in the US.

Fort Worth: Lower Cost Of Living

In the top five cities to be a hairdresser, you will earn the least COLI-adjusted salary in Fort Worth, but your customers will likely leave generous tips. You also get the benefit of not paying income tax in this city.

The compensation software and data company, Payscale, identified another factor that makes Fort Worth an excellent city for hairdressers: a cost of living that’s 3% lower than the national average. Lower housing costs mainly drive this.

Rockford: Generous Clients

Based on its tip-weighted score, we can safely say that clients in Rockford’s hairdressing salons are some of the most generous. Add this to the city’s good salary, and you will understand why this city makes it to the top.

The moving tools and guides resource,, identifies the main reasons Rockford would be a great place to work in general: “…its job opportunities and low cost of living.”

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Did you know that 85% of men are balding by 50, and over 50% of women will experience balding? 

For many, balding could be a source of emotional distress. Therefore, it is unsurprising that many people facing the prospect of baldness will do everything in their power to restore their hairlines.  

Among the several solutions for balding, minoxidil and finasteride are two of the most common. But what are minoxidil and finasteride? Do these treatments help grow back lost hair? How effective are they, and how do they compare? Can you use minoxidil and finasteride together? 

We spent some time looking for answers to all these questions and more. We start by defining the concept of baldness. In the last part of the article, we focus on why minoxidil and finasteride are more effective when used together.  

What is Baldness?

The Mayo Clinic defines baldness (alopecia) as “excessive hair loss from your scalp.”      

The University of Rochester’s Medical Center identifies come of the common causes of baldness: 

  • Aging
  • Genes  
  • Telogen effluvium – an illness that leads to hair loss 
  • Hormonal changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause  

The same source dispels the common myths suggesting baldness results from dandruff, poor circulation, or wearing hats. lists other reasons for hair loss, including malnutrition and certain types of medication. 

Symptoms of Baldness

Symptoms of Baldness

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) identifies some of the most common signs and symptoms associated with balding: 

  • Progressively thinning hair. 
  • A bald spot that grows over time. 
  • A receding hairline that becomes more apparent as you grow older. 
  • A thinner ponytail. 
  • Hair loss at the crown or vertex – represented by hair thinning around the temples and the top of the back of the head. 

It’s vital to note that balding usually happens progressively and is a natural part of aging. However, if you start noticing sudden hair loss accompanied by other symptoms like unexplained weight loss and difficulty eating or sleeping, you need to see a doctor without delay.

Can Baldness Be Treated?

Even though some people just shrug their shoulders and continue with life when it becomes apparent that they are balding, the good news is that you don’t have to. There are several treatment options available.

Before we go into greater detail about minoxidil and finasteride, let’s look at the other two common treatments for hair loss: hair transplants and wearing a hairpiece.    

Hair Transplant 

A hair transplant is a kind of surgery where a doctor moves hair from areas where it is densely populated to areas with thin or no hair. 

The health information website explains that a hair transplant is a painful procedure that can take between four and eight hours. You will need anesthesia during the operation and may require pain medication for several days after the operation. 

Hair transplant success depends on having good healthy hair on your scalp that can be moved to areas that need it. 

Wearing a Hairpiece

A hairpiece is a wig you attach with special glue on the part of the head with excessively thinning or no hair. For men, this is usually at the top of the head. These wigs are popular with men and are sometimes called man weaves.  

Writing for, Maquita Peters says, “Man weaves, more formally referred to as cranial prosthesis, hair replacement units or hair systems, are a non-surgical procedure to help men who’ve lost their hair – be it through just balding or thinning, alopecia or cancer treatment – ‘regain’ hair.”

If you’re facing hair loss issues, wearing a wig is a very fast and effective way to help you regain your confidence. Among them, human hair wigs made with HD lace are the most popular type of wig because they look very natural and can create a very realistic hairline. This surpasses synthetic wigs and wigs without lace by a significant margin.

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Defining Minoxidil and Finasteride

For several decades people battling baldness have turned to finasteride and minoxidil to slow down or reverse the problem. According to, “Finasteride and minoxidil may help slow down male- and female-pattern hair loss, and in some cases may even cause lost hair to regrow.” 

Finasteride and minoxidil have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This clears any doubts regarding the safety of the treatments. 

What is Minoxidil?

What is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is an over-the-counter drug that comes as a liquid, foam, or serum. According to, even though doctors are still not totally clear about how minoxidil works, it is generally accepted that it triggers an increase in blood flow, which plays an important role in sustaining healthy hair. 

According to the Cleveland Clinic, “When applied to the scalp, [Minoxidil] can promote hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.” The same source adds, “This medicine can also help women with thin hair and frontal hair loss.” 

In terms of how you should use the medicine, the Mayo Clinic has some guidelines

  • Discuss the risks of using the medication with your doctor before using it. 
  • Read the instructions to determine if any ingredients in the medication may trigger an allergy.
  • Apply the medicine to a dry scalp. 
  • Only apply the amount recommended by the manufacturer. 
  • Minoxidil should be left to completely dry on your head before washing it; this could take between two and four hours.  

Like any other medication, minoxidil will only be effective if you use it according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. reports that it will take around eight weeks of consistent use to see the initial results. However, it could be up to four months before the hair loss ends and the restoration process starts. adds that if you are still shedding hair after four months of consistent use, you should read this to mean that minoxidil is not the right product for you.

Does Minoxidil Affect Testosterone?

A common question among people using minoxidil is whether it affects testosterone. Testosterone is the male sex hormone that plays a part in reproduction, growth, and maintenance of a healthy body. is a service focusing on male health, providing medication for hair loss and erectile dysfunction, among others. The organization reports that several studies have focused on whether minoxidil affects testosterone, but “there is [still] not enough conclusive evidence.”   

What is Finasteride? 

To use finasteride, you will need a prescription from your doctor. Mayo Clinic describes this medication: “Finasteride is used to treat men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern hair loss, also called androgenetic alopecia.” 

The same source adds that when used to treat hair loss in men, finasteride increases the number of hairs on the scalp but has no effect on body hair. 

A study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Drugs, reviewed finasteride use in treating male pattern hair loss. It concluded that in oral form, “finasteride promotes scalp hair growth and prevents further hair loss in a significant proportion of men with male pattern hair loss.” 

One of the most common questions about finasteride is whether the drug thickens existing hair. This is the question that a group of researchers attempted to answer in their study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.   

The researchers concluded that “Long-term finasteride treatment led to sustained improvement in hair weight.” This indicates that the drug thickens existing hair. The scholars add that the increase in hair weight was more pronounced than the increase in the number of hairs. 

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) identifies some of the side effects of finasteride:

  • Loss of the desire to have sex.
  • Challenges with sustaining an erection 
  • Tenderness and swelling of the breasts 
  • Depression 

The AAD advises that once you are on this treatment, you will need to take the pill consistently because if you stop, the hair loss begins. 

Comparing Minoxidil and Finasteride?

If both Minoxidil and Finasteride solve the challenge of hair loss, which one will produce better results? 

In his attempt to answer this question, Rodney Sinclair, a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne in Australia, notes that the two treatments are designed to do different things. 

In his article published by, Sinclair says finasteride is more effective in stopping genetically programmed hair loss. This means that it’s more effective if you start the treatment as soon as you realize that you have a hair loss problem. 

On the other hand, Sinclair notes that minoxidil does a better job of stimulating new growth rather than preventing progression. He suggests, “… minoxidil works better before you go bald” because “men who still have hair regrow more hair than men who have lost it all.” 

From the insights above, Sinclair suggests that using minoxidil and finasteride as a combination presents the best chance for men to stop the progression of hair loss and begin reclaiming that which they have lost. 

Treat Your Hair with Kindness

Treat Your Hair with Kindness

It’s inevitable that as you grow older, you will start to lose more hair. However, if you try to treat your hair with kindness, you may retain more of it. It is generally suggested that you wash your hair less frequently. This may help prevent it from drying and becoming brittle. 

It is also generally accepted that your diet impacts the quality of your hair and your health in general. A balanced diet with adequate portions of fruit, proteins, and leafy vegetables will do wonders for your hair.

To learn more about hair health, here is a great article produced by Dr. Ahmed Zayed, MD.

7 Iconic Celebrity Looks You Can Recreate

Some celebrity looks are so iconic that they never leave the public imagination.

For example, the outfit, dubbed by the media “the revenge dress,” worn by Princess Diana in 1994 on her first public appearance shortly after Prince Charles’s announcement that their marriage had irrevocably broken down, has been recreated by many other ordinary people and celebrities since then.

When it comes to hair, it’s hard to imagine anyone who will ever match Tina Turner’s wild and larger-than-life hair.

The magazine Marie Clair has a solution for anyone who wants to try: “It’s difficult to pull off hair that big in the real world but get yourself a wig, and you’ll win best dressed at every fancy dress party you go to.”

We have put together seven iconic celebrity looks you can recreate if you are wondering what to wear on your next outing. We feature some iconic individuals, including Princess Diana, Lady Gaga, and Tina Turner.


Rajib Mukherjee of defines an iconic image using phrases like “provokes,” forces an “involuntary show of emotion,” and “mesmerizes.” Even though his definition focuses on images, it can easily be transferred to anything else described as iconic.

Writing for, V. Ryan introduces another crucial phrase when defining iconic: groundbreaking. This means that an idea defined as iconic sets a new standard in a specific area.

Ryan adds that when something is called iconic, it becomes the standard that others in the field follow as it turns into a benchmark. He also proposes that for something to be referred to as iconic, it has to stand up to the test of time.

Now that we have an idea of what an iconic look is, let’s look at some of the iconic celebrity looks you can recreate.


In an article published by the magazine Elle, Lauren Puckett-Pope writes, “Throughout her short but extraordinary life, Diana, Princess of Wales, deployed fashion as a weapon.”

Rachel Tashjian of Vanity Fair magazine cites Eleri Lynn, who curated the exhibition “Diana: Her Fashion Story,” agreeing with the statement above. Lynn says, “What really set Diana apart was her ability to communicate with her clothing.”

If anyone doubted that Lady Diana knew how to speak using her clothes, those doubts were laid to rest on November 20, 1994, when the princess attended the Vanity Fair party at the Serpentine Gallery in London.

Penny Goldstone of the Magazine Marie Claire tells the story behind the “revenge dress.” She reports that earlier on November 20, 1994, a documentary about the princess’s then estranged husband, Prince Charles, had revealed that the prince had been unfaithful to the princess.

As if she were on a revenge mission, Lady Diana would step out into the evening in a dress Goldstone calls the “mother of all dresses.”

Lady Diana’s stylist is quoted saying that the princess had selected the dress because she wanted to “look like a million dollars.” There is no doubt that Lady Diana went on to look like a million dollars that evening, in the process creating the iconic look we all remember.

Suppose you, too, want to get an idea of what it feels like to rock the revenge dress and feel like a million dollars. In that case, Puckett-Pope has some suggestions on where you can shop for Princess Diana’s most iconic outfits.


Say the name Tina Turner and everyone will remember the iconic ball of hair the “What’s love got to do with it singer” became famous for. But did not you know that Turner revealed that she was “a little nervous” about what potential suitors would think about her wig?

The lifestyle magazine Essence reports that even though Turner started her singing career under the nickname ‘Little Ann,’ “there was nothing little about that talent, that voice, and that hair.” We agree fully. follows Turner’s hair moments, telling the story of how her hair seemed to evolve as her music career also changed. The magazine refers to the 1980s when the singer rebranded herself as a solo artist when she “reclaimed her place at the top of the charts with songs like Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It, and The Best.”

Referring to her hair, the magazine adds, “In this era, Tina’s hair became truly iconic – a statement of texture and volume, meant to be worn wild.”

You will probably have it easy if you want to recreate the Tina Turner look. All you need is a great wig.


Lady Gaga is not afraid of capturing the limelight. Anyone who still doubts this assessment was probably living under a rock when Lady Gaga stepped in front of the cameras at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, wearing what came to be known as the “meat dress.”

In an article published by, Mike Vulpo explains why Lady Gaga decided that the meat dress was the best option for the occasion: “Well, that’s a great way to make sure that everybody leaves you alone at a party.”

On a more serious note, Vulpo reports that Lady Gaga had worn the dress to make a political statement against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the US military. He quotes the singer, “We decided to do the meat dress because I thought to myself if we were willing to die for your country, what does it matter how you identify.”

Do you want to recreate the iconic meat dress look? Check out the video from the YouTube Channel ShiSha Raibow below to get started:


It may be over six decades now since moviegoers flocked to the theatres to watch the film  “Cleopatra,” a movie David Belcher of the New York Times describes as “more famous for a scandalous love affair offscreen than the love story from antiquity that was all but lost in the nearly four-hour running time.”

Elizabeth Taylor was the Egyptian queen in the movie. The romance that would later blossom between Taylor and Richard Burton, who played Mark Antony, was described by David Kamp as “the scandalous romance.”

However, there would be nothing scandalous if you wanted to recreate the Cleopatra look. Check out the YouTube video below that provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to recreate the look:


When Daisy Murray put together a list of 33 most iconic dresses of all time for, she featured Halle Berry’s mesh, flower embroidered, and taffeta dress by Elie Saab on number 14.

If you watched the actress walk up the stage at the 2002 Oscars for the Best Actress award, that dress is probably as fresh in your mind as it is in ours.

The dress Berry wore to collect the award for her role in Monster’s Ball may have made all of us sit up straight, but it certainly wasn’t the only time the actress wowed us. Zoë Kendall of the inspiration and fashion culture magazinei-D Vice presents 7 of Halle Berry’s most iconic outfits.


Move over Tina Turner, a new queen of hair is in town, and her name is Ariana Grande. Yes, we understand that we are comparing apples to oranges here, but you get the point.

Grande’s ponytail is so iconic that Rachel Lubitz of the Vice Media Group-owned suggests, “To know Ariana Grande is to know her love for a dramatic ponytail.” Lubitz adds, “In music videos, her signature sky-high pony has gotten its own choreography.”

The good news is that recreating Grande’s ponytail is not rocket science. Molly Shea of the New York Post has published an article detailing how you can rock a high ponytail like Ariana Grande.

An article published by contains a video showing Grande’s hairstylist recreating the ponytail.


Victoria Beckham is a big deal. After all, she was part of the 1990s music group Spice Girls, she married David Beckham, one of the greatest soccer players of our time, and she has her own fashion label.

Writing about the many hats that Beckham wears – literally and figuratively – Vogue’s Jamie Stoker reports, “… accompanying each career and image change [is] an era-defining hairstyle copied the world over.”

One of Beckham’s most iconic looks is the hairstyle known as the “Pob.” The style has been associated with Beckham to the extent that it’s now famously known as Posh’s bob. The former Spice Girl has taught us all that short hair can indeed be sexy.


Let’s add the eighth look you should always recreate: you.

As you can see from the celebrities we feature above; it’s pretty easy to recreate some of the most iconic celebrity looks of our time. However, we must say that no matter which celebrity look you choose, remember to include you in that picture.

Recreating a celebrity look doesn’t mean that you totally discard yourself. The celebrity look comes across as authentic if you are creative and willing to highlight your best features.

Women over 50 often feel the need to make a change. Usually, in this period of life, your children are adults and have most likely left the nest, creating the space for you to focus again on yourself.

We decided to make an expert roundup and we enlisted Minuca Elena to reach out to 57 wellness bloggers and influencers and asked them the following question:

What are the best tips for women over 50 to improve the way they look?

We receive a range of advice that we arranged into categories, starting from top to bottom, outside to inside. We started with tips about:

  • Hair care
  • Skincare
  • Fashion style
  • Nutrition
  • Strength training, and fitness 
  • Attitude

Let’s not forget that you can improve the way you look but to be happy you must also feel well, inside emotionally, and psychologically. 

Confidence makes a person’s eyes sparkle and it’s a very attractive quality for both men and women. The last part of this expert roundup is about having a positive attitude. 

Without further ado let’s see what the experts had to say. 

Hair Care

Isabella Charanduk – Sozo Australia

Our hair health can really impact our confidence especially when suffering the effects of hormone changes, which can often cause hair loss and thinning. 

So, ensuring you’ve invested in high-quality, all-natural haircare, regardless of what stage of life you are in, can help you to achieve a healthier scalp and hair both now and for many years to come.

In terms of haircare, it is important that you use products that are scientifically proven to not only give you hair that looks healthy but is also protected against UV and environmental damage. 

Plus, using products proven to fight the signs of hair aging is essential to achieving hair that is hydrated, voluminous, and easy to style long term.

Ensuring your haircare does not contain any harsh chemicals, including sulfates, parabens, and silicones, is also vital as these types of ingredients can strip your natural oil, coat your scalp and hair, and negatively impact your overall hair health.

Practicing basic hair habits can also improve your hair health long term. 

For example, washing at least two to three times each week, avoiding products like dry shampoos, using low to medium heat settings to reduce heat damage, and implementing a weekly hair mask to keep your hair conditioned, repaired, protected, shiny, and strengthened.

Laura Clark –  Just Bought It Hair

When choosing a haircut to give you more of a youthful look, consider a bob cut. If your hair is thin at the bottom add 12” extensions to achieve a thicker look at the bottom. 

This will give you a younger appearance and allow you to add more curls. An asymmetrical cut gives a fun take on the bob cut. You can also add in extensions to lengthen the bottom. 

If adding extensions to this look, I recommend getting a more permanent method such as tape-ins, beads, or fusions. 

Once these are cut in your hair it will be hard to blend each time you reinstall if you are using a halo or clip-ins. This style is low maintenance and easy to style either straightening or adding in a curl. 

Kash Lalka – Best Expert Reviews

There are a few key things that women over 50 can do to improve the way they look. 

First, it is important to make sure that you are getting enough exercise. Exercise helps to keep your skin looking toned and elastic, and it also helps to prevent wrinkles. 

Second, you should make sure that you are using a good quality moisturizer. Moisturizers help to keep your skin hydrated and looking youthful. 

Finally, you should make sure that you are wearing sunscreen every day. Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. By following these simple tips, you can help to improve the way you look.

Women over 50 generally have thinner, more delicate hair than they did in their younger years. They also may have more hair loss than they did when they were younger. 

As a result, it’s important for women over 50 to take extra care of their hair and to get regular haircuts.

Having a good haircut can make a big difference in the way you look. If your hair is thinning, a good haircut can help to make it look fuller. And even if you don’t have thinning hair, a good haircut can help you to look polished and put-together.

There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re choosing a haircut as a woman over 50. You want to make sure that the style you choose works with your hair texture. If you have fine, thin hair, you’ll want to avoid styles that are too heavy or blunt. 

And if you have thick, coarse hair, you’ll want to avoid styles that are too short or too layered.

You also want to make sure that the style you choose is flattering for your face shape. If you have a round face, you’ll want to avoid styles that are too chin-length or too blunt. 

And if you have an oval face, you can pretty much wear any style. But if you have a square face, you’ll want to avoid styles that are too short or too layered. 

Finally, you want to make sure that the style you choose is appropriate for your lifestyle.

Elizabeth Rakow – Calista Tools

Stop wearing dated hairstyles, dated makeup, and dated clothes. The easiest way to improve your look is by updating with the times and being current with your style. 

I’m not saying abandon your personal sense of taste for something trendy, but try and be open to change and see if you can find a more contemporary take on a style you already like or feel comfortable with. 

If you love highlights in your hair, move into the hair coloring techniques of today like balayage or ombre. 

As a hairstylist, I’m always trying to help women improve the way they look and the way they feel.

So often with women over 50, that starts with being able to let go of what they’re used to and embracing something new!

Additional Tips from Keswigs

We’ve noticed that many women over 50 may experience thinning or hair loss issues. If you’re facing this situation, wearing wigs is an excellent solution. If your budget allows, choose a high density lace front wig with high-quality HD lace and premium hair.

The following articles will give you a great idea about what a lace front wig is:

To learn more about HD lace and hair quality, do check out the following articles:

This isn’t just a great protective hairstyle but also an instant way to have lush, full hair. High-quality wigs can create a highly natural hairline, so you don’t need to worry about others noticing you’re wearing a wig.

At Keswigs, we collaborate with various hairstylists and celebrities to craft top-quality wigs that are not only stylish but also built to endure.


Vanessa Thomas – Freelance Formulations

1. Use a Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Serum

Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Serums are an effective combination. Hyaluronic acid helps to keep skin moisturized and Vitamin C helps even discolored skin tones. 

Both of these products have been studied to improve signs of aging skin. 

In one study, hyaluronic acid and vitamin c were paired together and resulted in increased skin elasticity, collagen, and overall subjects reported favorable improvements.

2. Use a Retinol Serum (Vitamin A)

Retinol is derived from Vitamin A found in animal ingredients and is an ingredient used in anti-aging products such as serums and facial moisturizers. 

Conventional cosmetics usually contain retinol esters called retinyl palmitate and tretinoin. 

Your body converts these into an active form – retinoic acid – that can then be used by your skin cells. Animal-derived retinol and Vitamin A derivatives are called retinoids.

Retinol can exfoliate the surface of the skin, improve uneven complexion/tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

When you first start using retinol or a prescription retinoid, your skin is getting used to the retinol. 

During this time you may see some skin irritation, but you will need to be patient through this process, as this eventually stops and the skin clears up.

Avni Parekh – Luvly Long Locks

My audience is comprised of Millennials and Zoomers. So, it’s imperative we stay on top of the most current trends! 

Plus, many of our stylist clients fall into the MTV Generation, and I make it a point to chat with a lot of Boomers about their beauty regimes. 

Below are my top three takeaways for women over the age of 50 who want to improve their looks.

1. Moisturize your face and neck daily 

Over time, the skin on a woman’s neck becomes thinner and loses elasticity as well as moisture. This can make her neck look saggy. To maintain supple skin, begin moisturizing your neck and face daily.

2. Implement a beauty routine 

If you prefer a quick and simple routine, then implement these two self-care tips; 

A) make sure your hair is combed or styled nicely

B) wear your best shade of lipstick. You’ll always feel fabulous!

3. Consider getting Botox or dermal fillers 

Do your research to find a reputable, board-certified dermatologist with amazing online reviews whose results meet your expectations. It’s a great option for quick results if you want to touch up wrinkles and fine lines.

Ellen Bigs – Pretty Home

1. Get a good skin care routine.

Skin care is important for women of all ages, but it becomes even more important as we age. The best tips for women over 50 to improve their skin’s appearance are to use products that contain antioxidants and retinoids. 

Antioxidants help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, while retinoids help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

2. Use sunscreen

Sun damage is a major contributing factor to the aging of the skin. The best way to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. 

Be sure to apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of the skin, including the face, neck, and hands.

3. Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is important for overall health and well-being, but it can also help improve the appearance of your skin. 

When you don’t get enough sleep, your skin can look dull and lifeless. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

4. Eat a healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet is good for your overall health, but it can also help improve the appearance of your skin. 

Foods that are rich in antioxidants, like berries and dark leafy greens, can help to protect the skin from damage. 

5. Focus on your hair

A good haircut is important for women of all ages, but it becomes even more important as we get older. 

Our hair gets thinner and drier, and we start to lose some of our hair color. A good haircut can help us look our best at any age.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a haircut. 

First, you want to make sure the style works with your natural hair texture.

Second, you want to consider your face shape when choosing a style. Some styles will help to accentuate your best features, while others may not be the most flattering. 

Third, you want to think about how much time you are willing to spend on your hair. If you don’t have a lot of time to style your hair every day, you may want to choose a simpler style.

A good haircut can make you look and feel your best. It is worth taking the time to find a style that works for you.

Gabrielle White – Dash Stylists

The normal changes that come with aging are inevitable but with certain products, treatments, and lifestyle changes women over 50 can still look their best.

Spending lots of outdoor time in the sun, dieting, smoking, and heredity all have effects over the years that especially show on your skin.  

Stress, gravity, and obesity also affect the way skin looks. Here are a few tips on how to improve this. 

If you currently smoke think about stopping. Research has shown that smoking ages skin prematurely. 

1. Wear sunscreen

Stay out of the sun and avoid tanning. The sun damages skin and creates more wrinkles and uneven skin tone. 

2. Hydrate and eat right

Water is so important for overall health and shows in your skin when you are not getting enough. Good nutrition helps repair the skin and adds to your overall health and appearance. 

3. Try anti-aging products

There are many products on the market that aid in improving and preventing fine lines and wrinkles that make you appear older. 

Prescription treatments are also an option, talk to a dermatologist or esthetician. Just these few tips will have you looking and feeling better than ever.

Sandy Taylor – Foundation Fairy

It starts with proper skincare.

As you age, your daily skincare plays a big role in maintaining your skin health. Common signs of mature skin include deep wrinkles, dry and rough texture, age spots, and the loss of elasticity.

Good daily skin care can help your skin retain moisture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and brighten your overall complexion.

Here are my favorite skincare tips that I would recommend to anyone over 50:

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells from your skin. People over 50 have thinner and more delicate skin. It’s still important to exfoliate, but it’s important to be gentle to avoid aggravation.

Use a gentle scrub to gently buff away dead skin cells 3 times a week. Choose an exfoliating solution that won’t clog your pores. 

Ideally, it should contain antioxidants, like pomegranate extracts, that can neutralize free radicals and reduce damage to your skin.

2. Cleanse

Wash your face daily with a mild cleanser once in the morning and once before going to bed. Use warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

Using a mild cleanser won’t strip away your natural oils and helps to prevent irritation. If you have dryer skin, pick a cleanser that’s formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

Ceramides help to maintain your skin barrier and hyaluronic acid increases your skin’s ability to replenish moisture.

3. Tone 

After you’ve cleaned your face, apply a pH-controlling toner. This helps to maintain the PH of your skin and provides an extra layer of moisture.

4. Apply Retinol 

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A. When applied to the skin, it can help lighten age spots. It also aids in the production of collagen which helps your skin maintain its elasticity. 

Retinol is available in both prescription strength as well as over-the-counter. Therefore, it’s best to consult with your dermatologist to determine the best retinol type to use. 

Desiree Delia

I’m in the mindset that less is more and improving our look starts within; with ourselves.  

Eating a well-balanced diet, getting in physical activity a few days a week, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, getting adequate rest, spending time in nature, and wearing our sunscreen daily.  

When you feel good you look good regardless of your age. But, with that being said here are some of my favorite skincare and makeup tips

1. Facial massage! 

Every time you apply your moisturizer day and night give your skin a 2–3-minute massage encouraging circulation, lifting, and lymphatic drainage. 

2. Use cream-based products vs. powder-based because they are moisturizing. This includes foundations and blush. 

With aging skin, layering on powdered products can make the skin appear cakey and can cause us to look older.  

3. Ditch the harsh eyeliners! 

As we age our features change and dark harsh lines, tend to make the eyes appear smaller. 

What we want is to make our eyes bright! This includes staying away from eyeliner in the lower lash and water line. Instead, opt for dark brown or even burgundy-colored pencil liners. 

Cynthia Rowland

Women want their faces to look youthful and the best avenue to maintain or reclaim that youthfulness is to trust your face to Facial Magic®.

As women age, they see lines developing in their foreheads, eye lids losing the battle with gravity, cheeks that sag and a lumpy jawline that cannot be disguised.

Exercise changes everything. Whether you want to sculpt your body or your face, your best avenue of reversing the look of age is to use proven exercise techniques that include anchoring the muscle or muscle groups then creating a lifting, tightening contraction.

Learning the routine is easy. Each exercise requires 35 seconds of contraction so in just minutes a day, you can give yourself a natural facelift that absolutely rivals surgical results without the cost, danger or disappointment.

All you need are your thumbs and fingers, exercise gloves and a willingness to let Facial Magic help you look years younger.

Jenny Cajucom – Glam Nurse Jenny

Use an SPF 40 or over and reapply every 2 hours to prevent brown spots, sun spots and wrinkles.

Include retinol in your nighttime routine to have a faster cellular turnover so dead skin cells go away faster and glowing skin is revealed

Use antioxidants such as a medical-grade vitamin c to brighten, lighten and tighten the skin.

Get a good eye cream to nourish the thinner skin surrounding the eye area.

Choose fragrance-free, medical grade skin care products.

Use a good cleanser every morning and night to remove makeup, excess oils and dead skin cells. Don’t be afraid to double cleanse. You would be shocked at the dirt that will come off even after the first wash.  

Exfoliating 2-3 times a week to get rid of dead skin cells.

Use a hyaluronic acid serum to hold on to moisture in the skin.

Amber Lee – Select Date Society

1. Self-Care 

The key to looking great at any age is taking time for self-care. If you have the budget to visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for Botox, fillers, or some minor changes, these are great ways to take care of yourself and keep up your appearance. 

If you’re not a fan of injections, you can practice a great skincare routine at home. Self-Care also includes making time for massages, chiropractic visits, manicures, etc. 

When you make taking care of yourself a priority, you will feel better and look better.

2. Sleep 

Many women complain of not getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep can impact your mood, your health, and your appearance. 

When you get enough sleep, it shows! Your skin will be more radiant, and your eyes will be brighter.

3. Skin-Care 

A great skin-care routine can make you appear years younger! Don’t ever sleep in your makeup.

Wash your face in the morning and evening and moisturize. Your daytime moisturizer should contain SPF to protect your skin from the sun. 

Speaking of sun protection, a SPF on your hands can help your hands maintain a youthful appearance!

4. A great smile 

A great smile can improve your overall appearance. If you never got braces as a kid and have always felt self-conscious about your smile, treat yourself to Invisalign to straighten your teeth and improve your confidence. 

Get a home tooth whitening kit or visit your dentist for a whitening treatment. You may even want to consider veneers. Improving your smile and smiling often can definitely improve the way you look and feel!

Molly Thompson-Tubridy

The key to maintaining a healthy skincare routine (for all ages, but especially for mature women) is consistency. Making sure you stick to the right routine will help you achieve long-term goals of glowy skin! 

For women who are above 50, always use SPF every day, more importantly, ones over 30spf with both UVA and UVB rays. 

With that being said, a suncream can lead to clogged pores so make sure to cleanse your face at night (with a soft cleanser). 

A cleanser I would recommend is the CeraVe facial cleanser, it is less likely to strip the natural oils off the face since it is so soft and soap-free. 

My top two moisturizers I recommend are CeraVe Moisturizing Cream (lighter cream that helps lock in moisture and tightens pores) and the Lancôme Renergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Firming and Dark Spot Correcting Moisturizer (amazing for extra firming and tightening the skin, and it also has SPF 30!)

Lastly, some of the best age-fighting ingredients are vitamins A (retinoids) and C, and niacinamide. 

They correct the signs of age and protect against harmful UV rays, neutralize skin-damaging free radicals, and brighten and tone.

Jose Mier – Heliotherapy Research Institute

The best tip for women over 50 to improve the way they look would be to wear sunscreen whenever going out, either for shopping or hanging out with friends.

I recommend using products that have 7% zinc oxide and an SPF 30 or higher. This should be followed with UVB and UVA protection to better protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays. 

It shouldn’t be a one-time process; take your sunscreen along with you and reapply after every two hours. 

Once you implement this routine in your everyday life, you will see positive results in terms of much healthier skin.

Another tip for women over 50 to look younger would be to try anti-aging products. 

If you are reaching the age of 50 or above, lotions and creams available over the counter can help enhance your natural beauty. 

You can use chemical peels to remove fine lines and freckles around the eyes and mouth. 

I recommend opting for products that have pentapeptides as they would help promote collagen production. 

This would help give your skin a firmer structure making people ask about your skincare routine.

Tommy Vekhayn

Wear sunscreen! Seriously!

Most people avoid wearing sunscreen and think it’s confusing. 

Let me put it like this: there’s a massive ball of fire and radiation in the sky that is attacking your very DNA causing cancer, and you can stop it by simply taking a minute to apply sunscreen.

That’s really how it works. The sun attacks the DNA in our cells causing them to turn into cancer. 

Every time you have a sunburn – it’s actually your cells destroying themselves to prevent them from turning into cancer. (Sunburns don’t seem so bad anymore- do they?)

While sunscreen companies make it confusing with terms like ‘SPF’- here’s what you need to know: just buy anything that is SPF 30 or above. 

I personally buy the Target brand sunscreen that is SPF 50, it’s cheap, it’s in big bottles, and it works great. Lather a ton of it on and cover your skin.

Not only does sunscreen prevent cancer, but it prevents serious aging of the skin. One of the biggest factors in how old we look is our sun’s direct skin exposure. 

The more direct sun radiation that hits your skin- the older you will look. Sunscreen completely prevents this.

Direct sun contact causes your skin to wrinkle, tighten, and develop freckles/moles/blackheads. Applying sunscreen stops this. 

As a matter of fact, it can actually start to make you look younger, as you apply sunscreen regularly before heading out all day- your skin will be able to regrow and repair removing many wrinkles, making you look younger.

So, you look better and you’re saving yourself from cancer. It’s a win-win in anyone’s book, start applying sunscreen today!

Cassandra Hill

As we have more birthdays in life our appearance changes. It is common to experience wrinkles or age spots. One recommendation for maintaining healthy skin is a natural skin care regimen. 

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and protects the skin from environmental damage.

Other benefits of turmeric include lightening dark spots and brightening skin. The turmeric face mask can be used once a week. 

For your daily skin regimen, it is important to cleanse and moisturize. The benefits of CBD are endless for your physical health including your skin. 

There have been studies showing that oxidative stress is one of the causes of skin wrinkling. Given the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, it can reduce wrinkles. 

Another concern some women experience while adding years to life is hair loss. The importance of a diet full of fruits and vegetables can stop or even reverse hair loss. 

For the average adult, nine to thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables are needed to maintain optimal health. 

Gabrielle Richens – The Rich Skin Club

If you’re a woman over 50 the fastest way to improve your overall appearance begins with your lifestyle habits. 

For instance, adding just 15-30 minutes of exercise to your daily routine is enough to trigger endorphins and reduce stress levels that speed up the aging process. 

It also increases blood flow and activates the lymphatic system —two contributing factors to skin rejuvenation! 

Another huge contributor to youthful skin are antioxidants. As we age it’s important to get a wide variety of antioxidants from our diet. 

Leafy greens, colorful fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, and certain fish are all antioxidant-rich foods that help to neutralize harmful free radicals before they damage healthy cells.

Furthermore, they are packed with what I like to call beauty nutrients, such as healthy fats, protein, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. 

Next, make sure your sleep patterns support your body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is a biological clock that synchronizes every cell in the body with the movement of the earth.

According to sleep experts, the 90-minute phase of sleep before midnight is the most powerful sleep you can get. 

The body is being replenished and rejuvenated on every level and this reflects almost instantly in your skin!

Lastly, create anti-aging skincare routines. This means protective skin care products like vitamin C serum and sunscreen in the morning, and corrective products in the evening. 

Corrective skincare products are typically serums that contain actives such as retinol, AHAs, BHA, niacinamide, or peptides. These ingredients get to work at the cellular level while you sleep! 

If you combine these healthy lifestyle habits with the right skincare routines you will notice an improvement in the way look and feel in a matter of weeks!

Kent Probst – Long Healthy Life

Women over 50 can improve the way they look by preventing or reversing skin aging.

1. Wear sunscreen

The biggest culprit when it comes to aging skin is the sun.  Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher, water resistant if you’re swimming.

2. Sleep enough

Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night will go a long way to prevent skin aging. The statement about getting your beauty sleep rings true.  

3. Use a moisturizer

When you’re sleeping at night, the skin rejuvenates and regenerates. It’s a good idea to use a moisturizer at bedtime on your face and hands, especially one designed for anti-aging.

4. Healthy diet

Following the Mediterranean diet or anti-inflammatory diet will keep your levels of inflammation down. Less inflammation will reduce your risk of disease, as well as protect your skin. 

Cooking your foods at low temperatures will lower the levels of inflammation and glycation in the skin.

5. Exfoliate

Regular exfoliation of your face will remove dead skin cells and dirt and encourage new skin cell growth and renewal. You should use a gentle cleanser daily before applying moisturizers or creams.

Microdermabrasion a couple times a week is a great way to remove fine lines around your eyes. Your skin will be softer and more youthful looking.

Allison Tray – Tres Belle Spa

I am 51! I suggest first, not to feel bad about your age. 

If you put some care into your skin like exfoliating and hydrating you can see a real difference. 

Women of this age should be getting facials every few months to tone the skin and make it function in a healthy manner.

We should be moving our bodies every day even if that means just a walk.

Fashion Style

Sira Mas – The Truly Charming

No matter what your age is, if you are confident enough and take good care of the way you look, you can be the most attractive woman in the room – in virtually any situation.

1. Something I usually recommend to my female clients to feel and look more confident – and consequently more attractive – is to speak slowly and smile. 

It’s a small habit any woman over 50 can build, that has a huge impact on how people perceive them – regardless of their age. 

2. Another thing I always recommend to my female clients is to enhance their body shape simply by wearing the right clothes. 

The goal should be the hourglass shape, as it’s considered the ideal and most balanced shape. 

So, if you are curvy – which is a great thing, most men prefer that – a good idea is to wear the empire dress more often: it helps show off the bust area and hides the tummy and the thighs areas. 

Instead, if your hips are narrow, something that helps is making that area look wider by wearing something white or pink – and wear something dark in the upper area if your shoulders are wide.

3. Another very useful tip for women over 50 who want to improve the way they look is to try the CO2 fractional laser. 

It’s a dermatological treatment that basically gives your facial skin a reset and – if done properly – may help you look 5 to 10 years younger.

Gina Kingston

My favourite tip for looking good it to match the colours in your outfit to the colours in your face.  It works for everyone, regardless of your body shape, age or mobility!  

Here’s some simple ways to match the colours in your outfit and your face.

Wear a cardigan or jacket that is the same darkness as your hair. So if you have dark hair wear a dark jacket or cardigan; if you have light hair wear wear a light jacket or cardigan.

If you want to wear a cardigan or jacket in a lighter or darker colour than your hair, cover your some of your hair with a hat or a scarf, or cover it all with a wig in a similar darkness to your cardigan or jacket.

Wear a top in the colour of your eyes or lips, but a similar darkness to your face.

If you want to wear different more colour in your outfits, add colour to your face with lipstick, eyeshadow or a coloured wig. 

Erica Ball Style

Here are some of my best tips for women over 50 to improve the way they look. 

I don’t feel like once you turn 50 you should be completely covered and avoid anything trendy or fun. You want to break the rule of “dressing for your age” in a way that’s going to elevate your style.

Focus on what looks best on your body type, highlights your favorite assets, and on what you feel most confident in. 

Pay attention to other women over 50 whose style you admire and translate it in a way that works for you. 

Using social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram is a great way to get inspiration and see how other women in your age group are staying modern and on-trend. 

There is a real difference between women over 50 that choose to dress stylishly and those that relinquish their style to old fashion rules and ideas.

I love the comparison between the present-day chic style of the women in Sex and the City to that of the ’80s sitcom The Golden Girls.

It was astonishing to me to learn that the women in both shows were in the same age group. 


Elizabeth Girouard – Pure Simple Wellness

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert for women 45 and older, I know how frustrating it can be to deal with changes in our bodies as we mature. 

The best way to keep yourself looking and feeling great as you age, is to focus on self-care, and in particular, your dietary and lifestyle choices. Here are my top five tips to keeping you looking good after 50: 

1. Hydrate 

Water helps to keep your skin looking plumper with less visible fine lines. It is also critical to keep your digestion and organs running smoothly, to keep your joints lubricated, and to regulate your body temperature. 

Unfortunately, by the time you feel thirsty, you may already be dehydrated which can cause darker under-eye circles, lack of brain clarity, fatigue, and more. 

Aim to drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day.  

2. Reduce sugars and processed foods  

Sugar speeds up the aging process and can prematurely age your skin through a process called glycation. 

Excess sugar or simple carbs, like chips, cookies, and cakes, lead to blood sugar spikes, which cause insulin to surge. 

Unfortunately, insulin is a fat-storage hormone, so that leads to more fat storage, particularly around your midsection and your organs.  

3. Sleep

When you are sleep deprived, you tend to eat foods higher in simple carbohydrates, fats, and calories to get a quick pick-me-up. 

Lack of sleep can lead to an increased appetite and a reduced energy expenditure, which in turn can cause weight gain. 

Your body needs sleep to synthesize protein, build muscle and repair your cells, which keeps you looking and feeling more vibrant. 

Adequate sleep helps to keep your moods stable, your memory sharp, and decreases your risk of dementia.  

4. Move your body

Studies have shown that as little as 30 minutes of movement each day can help you lose weight. 

Exercise can help lower your stress levels which reduces cortisol the fat-storage hormone, so you store less fat. 

Weight training or resistance training helps increase your muscle mass which boosts your metabolism and makes you look leaner and more toned.   

4. Eat well 

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, food is a favorite tool to support health and longevity. 

Omega-3 fatty acids help to nourish your skin from the inside, thus leading to soft and supple skin, reduced inflammation, and boosted collagen production, which means fewer fine lines and wrinkles.

Good sources of omega-3s are fatty fish, avocados, olives, seeds, and nuts. 

In addition, eating nutrient-dense foods and antioxidants fuel your body and help prevent cell damage. 

The magic combination of protein, healthy fats, and fiber (from colorful vegetables and fruits) will help balance your hormones and provide consistent energy throughout the day – so you look and feel your best – at any age! 

Jane Lamason

1. Exercise

Cardio boosts your energy and improves the look of your skin. A simple brisk walk for 30 minutes including a hill is enough.

Maintaining muscle mass keeps you looking fit and toned. Find 15-20 minutes two or three times a week to do some strength training with weights. Use weights that test your ability to finish the workout. 

2. Eat a diet rich in antioxidants and low in processed sugar

Antioxidants defend your skin from wrinkles by preventing and repairing the damage caused by free radicals to your cells.

Eat pomegranates, blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, blackberries and cranberries for a good antioxidant boost.

Processed sugar causes a reaction in your skin cells which makes collagen brittle, causing wrinkles. Eliminate as much as you can from your diet.

3. Drink plenty of water

Water plumps up your skin tissue and restores the cells, allowing for younger and healthier looking skin. Drink at least 8 glasses a day.

4. Stay out of the sun 

UV rays break down the elastin in the skin causing wrinkling, saging and discoloration. Always use a good broad spectrum sunscreen with a rating of at least 30.

5. Get plenty of sleep

When you sleep your body produces hormones that promote repair and renewal of your cells. Try for at least 8 hours a night.

Dr. Jennifer Stagg

Aging is characterized by a process called inflammaging which is essentially an imbalance in our inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes that tips us more into an inflammatory state. 

Not only does this influence our risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease it also affects out physical appearance including our weight and our skin, hair and nails. 

The most important factors that influence inflammaging are stress level, diet and sleep, so 

making sure these areas are being addressed are critical. 

Sleep is so important for our appearance and there are many ways to naturally achieve more restful sleep such as sleep hygiene practices like keeping your room very dark and cool, avoiding screens close to bedtime and certain nutritional supplements and herbs. 

Managing stress can be done through meditation, mindfulness practices, exercise and herbal medicines. 

When it comes to diet, a diet rich in phytochemical called bitters can promote a more anti-inflammatory state. 

Bitters can act as anti-oxidants and activate our own built in anti-oxidant systems which also combats aging. Bitters also control appetite and can help with weight loss and digestion. 

To get more bitters in your diet, consume a wide variety of plants such as leafy greens like arugula, herbal and black teas, and culinary herbs and spices.

Paula Sturm – Radically Nourished

Being a dietitian I’m always interested in how we can remain youthful from the inside out. Here are my top tips for aging gracefully:

1. Hydration is key!! 

Proper hydration helps keep our skin plump as well as helps with collagen production. As we age collagen production goes down resulting in added wrinkles. I recommend getting ½ of your body weight in ounces of water daily. 

2. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. 

Choose to incorporate at least 75% of your plate with plants, mainly including colorful, non-starchy vegetables. 

Reduce or eliminate ultra-processed foods, fast foods, and refined sugars. Switch to using primarily extra virgin olive oil. Inflammation is the root cause of practically all disease and promotes faster aging. 

When your plate is composed of a multitude of veggies and fruit you’ll also be gaining a ton of antioxidant compounds which quell free radical damage which have a profound impact on longevity and anti-aging. 

3. Focus on polyphenols. 

These magical phytonutrients found in certain foods have been studied to have dramatic anti-aging potential by stabilizing telomeres. 

Basically, telomeres are a structure at the end of a chromosome and as they shorten we experience aging. 

Foods rich in polyphenols are: blueberries, cloves, raspberries, cranberries, pomegranate, black beans, walnuts, pecans, green tea, high-quality olive oil, artichokes, and even dark chocolate! 

Enjoy a diet rich in these principles and see how your body radiates accordingly. 

Maxwell Kamlongera – MX Fitness

One of the best thing women over the age of 50 can do to improve their overall look is by taking care of their skin, and this can be achieved by a combination of exercising, eating healthy, and adopting a skincare regiment. 

Each one of these help on their own, and by combining them, their benefits overlap and strengthen to make an appearance that defies age.

1. Nutrition

Starting with nutrition, healthy eating incorporates consuming whole foods, especially those rich in minerals, vitamins, and other micronutrients. 

We are what we eat; our bodies build and repair themselves based on the nutrients we ingest and so reducing processed foods, alcohol, and smoking is pivotal.

2. Exercise

Next, exercising encourages and enhances bodily functions from a cellular level; the nutrition you consume is better utilized and distributed across your body through exercise.

3. Skincare

Lastly, having a skincare routine cannot be undervalued. 

Making use of creams, exfoliating, keeping your skin moisturized, and minimizing makeup to let your pores breathe all have impact. 

Don’t forget that your skin is a living tissue, and as an organ, it too can suffer or thrive depending on your lifestyle choices.

Ayanna Denise

The most important, best tip, is to live a fulfilling life. Low stress. High joy. This ratio directly affects your physiological age internally and externally. 

The perceived age of a happy person is on the lower end of the spectrum compared to the individual who is stressed and unhappy!

The next best tip (no lesser than the previous) is to remove as many substances as possible from your diet and lifestyle. In our 20s, substances don’t seem to affect us as much physically. 

However, nicotine, alcohol, and drugs (prescription or recreational) have a steady track record in slowing down skin cell and collagen production. 

Thus, by the time we meet up with age 35, we find the need for cosmetic injections.

My last best tip is to nourish your skin and body with good fats, berries, vitamin C, and antioxidants. 

These vitamins and minerals are found in clean skin care as well as whole foods. This must be your daily self-care. 

Remember they are found easily without always being “added” to conventional foods and skincare.

Rachel Scott – Rachel Yoga

I’m going to hit the big 50 here pretty soon, and we are all noticing those changes that occur as we start to age. Here are three tips to stay young.

1. Think young

Studies have shown that when you think young, you act young – and even to the point of being able to physically do things that they “couldn’t” with an older mindset. 

So, my friends, 50 is the new 30! I also suggest reading inspirational stories of people who contribute to and serve their communities at an older age: Chip Conley, and Arthur Brooks.

Get inspired about what you can offer to others because of the benefit of your earth time. 

2. Exercise. 

Get your blood flowing, and move your joints in all ranges of their motion. The easiest way to feel (and act) younger is to use your body. 

You don’t need to do crazy intense workouts; 20 minutes of diverse movement goes a long way.

I love yoga because it helps the body move in a variety of directions, which is excellent for your joint health. But do start adding some weight in there so that you keep your bones dense!

3. Hydrate and eat well

So obvious, I know, but it makes a huge difference! Treat your body like the “30-year-old” temple it is. 

I suggest getting a blood analysis done by your doctor, homeopath, or naturopath to catch any deficiencies or concerns early so you can curate your diet and or supplementation as needed to maximize your health. 

Juli Kramer – Radiant Shenti

1. Consistent gentle movement

Moving more throughout the day is one of the best ways for women over 50 to improve how they look. Beautiful skin and eyes comes from strong circulation of your blood and energy. 

If you sit all day without moving, your circulation becomes stagnant and your skin loses its healthy glow. 

Movement can be as simple as taking a walk, patting your arms and legs, or a little more involved by doing exercises such as qigong and yoga.

Interestingly, working out too hard over 50 will age your skin faster. When you sweat, you stress out your kidneys and reduce your fluid levels. Healthy kidneys keep you looking youthful.

2. Adding herbs

Fo-ti root is a powerful blood tonic highly regarded in Asia. Many women, as they age, use fo-ti herb to maintain thick, strong, hair deep in color. It should not be taken without a break. 

It should only be taken for 1-2 months per year. It can be added to soup or brewed into a tea. It can also be used to fight constipation, nourish the brain, and delay the onset of gray hair.

3. Dietary Changes

Beautiful skin requires rich nutrients. However, as you age, your digestion gets weaker and weaker. Cooking all foods before you eat them enables your digestive system to process the nutrients. 

Raw foods should be very limited once over 50. Ideally, eat raw fruits and vegetables 30 minutes after a cooked meal.

Adding superfoods for the skin, such as jujubes, white snow fungus, and goji berries moistens the skin and improves circulation to give a healthy glow. 

Lisa Odenweller – Kroma Wellness

Prioritize nutrition

Nutrition is the greatest determining factor for better aging. If your diet lacks the necessary nutrients, it’s going to show all over your body.

From your under eyes to your hair and even your nail beds. Foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins contribute to long lasting elasticity and vibrancy in the skin. 

Because we produce fewer natural oils as we age it’s even more important to include ingredients that are rich in vitamin A, vitamin E and omega three fatty acids. 

A nutritious diet has also been shown to improve mental health. There may be no need for outward improvement once you start to foster inward change. A nutritious diet can help to gain clarity in that regard. 

Jessica Formicola – Savory Experiments

Beauty and health start from the inside. Don’t forget to nurture your hair, skin, and body starting with the foods you put in. 

Drinking enough water can directly impact the appearance of your skin, mood and ability to sleep. 

Think of quality and whole foods like the gas you put in your car. 

Using premium gas, or nutrient-dense foods, will last you longer and more efficiently than lower-level gas or nutrient-lacking foods, like fast food. 

Good food, also promotes good sleep and mood, which will directly impact your outward appearance.

Phung Tran – Be Active is Easy

There is no definitive answer to this question since what works for one person may not work for another. Everyone is unique! 

However, some tips that may help include staying hydrated, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and using sunscreen. 

Additionally, stop placing stress over your fat can also make a difference. After menopause, you will find yourself accumulate more fat than before mainly due to the lack of estrogen. 

Instead of stressing out about the fat, you can get ahead of it by strength training to improve muscle tone, increase your mobility, and decrease your risks of falls and injuries. 

Confidence goes the long way. It is important to stay well-hydrated and to get plenty of sleep to help maintain a healthy appearance.

Morgan Balavage – Splendid Yoga

1. Eat a plant-based diet

The sun is the source of all energy on earth. The closer you eat to the sun, the easier it is for your body to turn it into energy in your body. 

When you eat animals, you’re eating recycled sunlight, and it is more difficult for the body to digest it to turn it into energy. What do you want to spend your energy on: digesting or playing?

2. Practice yoga

Inversions are instant facelifts! But more importantly, yoga connects you to your highest self, which loves you deeply no matter how you look.

3. Drink more water

You’re mostly water, you divine ocean goddess! Drink alkaline water and dip yourself in the ocean to rejuvenate your spirit, and your light will shine through, no Botox required.

Strength Training and Fitness

Pam Sherman – The Perfect Balance

Let’s talk about ways to look your best after the age of 50! As a 55 year woman who has been a health coach for 25 years, I want to share with you some things you can do to look your best.

1. Strength training 

It is the fountain of youth. Strength training will never ever give you big bulky muscles. It can tighten you up and help you lean out(along with a calorie deficit). 

More importantly, it helps you stay strong in your body. Picking up groceries, grandkids, or things at Home Depot are easy when you have strength!

Next on the list is prioritizing protein at every meal. This is important because we start losing muscle(about 1% per year) around the age of 35. Unless we strength train and eat enough protein. 

We want to keep our muscles strong. This is why so many elderly break bones when they fall- no muscle protecting their bones. 

Protein is the most satiating macronutrient of the three (protein,carbs,fat). Build every meal around protein first.

2. Eat real food. Every day.

Processed foods are not great for our bodies. It’s time to stop with the quick grabs for food(think fast food or boxed meals) and time to start eating real food 90% of the time. 

Your skin will look better, brighter really and you will feel better eating real food. Ditch the processed foods and eat mostly food your grandmother would recognize as food.

3. Drink more water

Shoot for half your bodyweight in ounces every single day.

Chris Walker – Fit Pro Income

Lifting weights in the gym is often avoided by people who are concerned about gaining a muscular look, but you may well be surprised about one of the benefits lifting can provide, other than improved shape, fat loss, and warding off osteoporosis of course!

A lesser-known (and often overlooked) benefit of lifting weights is that it helps the body to produce more human growth hormones. 

HGH has been called the “elixir of youth”, and for good reason, it has been proven to reduce the signs of aging, mostly as a result of stimulating collagen production in the body. 

A lack of collagen is what creates saggy skin, including wrinkles on the face and the baggy skin found on the backs of the arms, so the more collagen you have, the more elasticity the skin has, meaning, no more wrinkles.

Increased levels of HGH also help to maintain muscle mass, letting you keep hold of your figure for longer. 

So don’t be put off from lifting weights the next time you hit the gym, you may have stumbled across the fountain of youth!

Adam Kemp Fitness

My number one piece of advice for women over 50 who want to change the way they look is to start strength training and don’t be afraid to lift heavy weights! 

If someone is completely new to strength training, working with a personal trainer or someone more experienced is a great idea because they can help you avoid injuries and help you build a plan that works with your current fitness level. 

Regardless, strength training and weight lifting is the an excellent way for women over 50 to change the way they look because it can improve their body composition and improve their health. 

In general, the research is pretty clear: the more days, time, and effort women dedicate to strength training, the lower their body fat percentage (Burrup et al., 2017). 

Furthermore, research indicates strength training programs can even improve body composition for women over 50 without “weight loss.” 

For women over 50 who want to improve the way they look, starting a strength training program and sticking with it is the way to go!

Dee Matlok

My best tips for women in their 50s (like me!) are:

– have at least one glass of water first thing in the morning and before every meal. Being well hydrated helps eliminate waste and is great for our organs, including our biggest organ, the skin

– use sunscreen on your face, throat/neck and the tops of your hands every day

– cut back or eliminate alcohol. Alcohol can wreak havoc with hormones and can undermine your health and fitness goals

– prioritise getting quality sleep. Some ways to support this is to avoid rich foods, alcohol and electronic devices in the 2 hours before bed, have a set time to go to bed and to wake up every day, and to avoid caffeinated drinks after lunchtime as caffeine can stay in your system for as long as 10 hours

– make sure you’re having some form of protein at every meal. Protein is more satiating than carbohydrates and can also help prevent muscle loss, especially as we age. This can be as simple as using nut butter on your toast or adding eggs at breakfast and having lean proteins such as fish, chicken or tofu at lunch and dinner

– do weight-bearing exercise as this can help prevent muscle loss and can help with menopause symptoms. This can be as simple as a 30-minute walk every day

Shahada Karim – Habibi Sport

As we get older, it’s more important than ever to choose movement and nutrition that will help our bodies thrive.  

1. Exercise

Movement is key for healthy aging. It doesn’t even have to be especially strenuous to be effective. 

Movement helps keep our muscles active, our joints lubricated, and can even help keep our minds sharp. The more active we are in our later years, the more we can ensure a better quality of life.  

2. Hydrate

Beyond simply drinking water, eating water-bearing foods like cucumbers, peppers, watermelon and peaches can help us stay hydrated. 

Eating healthy fats like avocados and walnuts can also help lubricate our joints, and keep our skin smooth and supple. 

3. Rest

Rest is important for everybody, but as we age it becomes crucial. The body repairs itself when we rest. 

In addition to getting a good night’s sleep, it’s important to decompress and take time away from people, electronics and other forms of stimulus.

Dr. Sara Mikulsky

1.  Eat enough protein 

Maintaining lean muscle mass is key to keeping the body healthy. Lean muscle mass helps joints function, protects from other diseases, and keeps the body lean and looking good.  

Eating lean proteins such as fish, chicken, and pork are great ways to get this into the diet. 

Additionally, as we get older, making sure protein is part of every meal can make a difference in your lean muscle mass

2. Weight train weekly

Resistance training is also another way to keep our bodies looking great as we get older. Using moderate weight can also help improve lean muscle mass, making our bodies stay toned and fit.  

Contrary to belief, lifting weights will not make a woman bulky or large. Stressing the muscle to work with moderate weight can reduce weight, burn fat and improve body composition.  

3. Practice good posture

Being aware and mindful of good posture helps our bodies look good as we get older. 

Maintaining core strength and spinal mobility will help improve our posture. This can prevent us from “hunching”, developing pain, or acquiring stress fractures in the spine.  

Esther Avant

I’ve worked with a lot of women in their 50s and beyond and there are two habits that are so important (always, but especially as we age). 

1. Strength training

So many women focus their time and energy on doing excessive amounts of cardio when really the “magic” is in heavy (which is relative to the individual) and progressive strength training. 

Even just 2-3 total body weight sessions per week goes a long way to helping build the muscle mass that helps women look strong and lean. 

2. Prioritizing protein in your diet

We spend a lot of time debating whether we should go low carb or low fat when really the emphasis should be on making sure we’re taking in sufficient protein to support building new muscle and retaining the muscle we already have.

Aiming for at least 25g of protein at each meal is a huge step in the right direction as far as protein goes. 

Focus your energy on lifting weights and prioritizing protein and you’ll love the way you look in your 50s and beyond.

Dr. Tom Biggart – EBM Fitness Solutions

As we get older the rules for training must be modified slightly. Training like we did in our 20’s when we are in our 50’s is not going to lead to frustration and lack of results.

That being said, there are some simple rules one can follow to get the most out of their training.

1. Assess 

Know where your body is currently at before starting any program. Have a  thorough movement screen or analysis so you know which exercises are best to use now and which ones are better to avoid for now.

2. Address impairments

Once you have gone through the assessment, make sure the initial part of the plan addresses any impairments found in the assessment. That information should be the foundation of the program at the beginning.

3. Lift weights

Do not be afraid to lift challenging weights. Now, I am assuming steps 1 and 2 have already been done. If so, light weights can’t always be the only choice.

4. Get protein

We don’t store protein in our bodies the way we do with carbs and fats. This is why getting adequate protein daily is so important. 

Aim for between half your body weight to your body weight as a range of grams to consume daily. 

So, if I weigh 150 pounds, I would be looking at 75-150 grams per day. This approach will also help to “crowd out” so of the other foods that sneak in and sabotage our goals.

Stephanie Thomas Fitness

I highly recommend that women over the age of 50 start lifting weights as part of a regular exercise program. Weightlifting is one of the best ways to improve your muscle tone and definition. 

It won’t make you bulky, but it will make you lean and sculpted! Your fitness program will boost your confidence, and you will really enjoy your workouts as you progress. 

Lifting weights is vital to women’s health as they age, not just for looking and feeling good. As women, our bone mineral density declines as we age, but weight lifting will keep us strong and prevent injury! 

Don’t be afraid to pick up some heavy weights at the gym. 

I encourage my clients to challenge themselves with heavy dumbbells as they go along with their program, as long as they are performing all exercises with proper form. 

You will be amazed at the results of strength training if you keep it up.

Ted Kallmyer – Healthy Eater

I’ve coached hundreds of women over 50 and there are two things that make the biggest difference in improving the way they look. 

1. Strength training

Most women over 50 have come from the cardio generation, where cardio was promoted above all else as a way to look better. While cardio does have its place, it’s super important to not neglect strength training. 

Building lean muscle tissue is a woman’s best friend when it comes to a healthy metabolism, keeping bones strong, and creating a more toned appearance. 

Women in their 50s should focus on whole-body strength training that uses moderate weights and mixes in body weight movements. The session should last around 45 minutes. 

Strength train 2-3 days per week with at least 1-2 rest days in between whole-body workouts. 

2. Eat enough

Women over 50 are also from the generation that was told to exercise and eat 1200 calories if they want to look better and this couldn’t be further from the truth. 

While eating in a calorie deficit is required for fat loss to occur, eating too little in conjunction with exercise, causes muscle loss as well as fat loss leading to a lower metabolic rate and a sluggish metabolism. 

Women should make sure that they support their exercise, especially strength training with enough nutrition and enough protein. 

There are many great online tools and apps to help women determine their optimal nutrition. 

By focusing on these two things there is no reason women over 50 can’t be in the best shape of their lives and look better than ever.

Kathryn Alexander

My number one tip for women over 50 looking to improve the way they look: lift weights! 

You can change your body in a positive way! You can change both the shape and health status of your body by lifting weights. 

You are not too old for this – you are decades away from being too old to lift weights. And, you’ll actually set yourself up for greater energy and vitality for decades to come. 

Remember that you start where you are: you do not have to start heavy. As you continue, you’ll get stronger and more comfortable. You’ll feel better and like the way your body changes. 

Lifting will not help you spot reduce, but it will help you burn calories so you’ll get leaner overall.

Lifting can, however, help you spot gain. This means you can build your glutes and legs, build shapely arms, and curves in your shoulders. 

You’ll immediately see boosts in your confidence and energy, and you’ll see increases in your metabolism, quality of sleep and muscle tone over the long term.

James de Lacey – Lift Big Eat Big

Stop Doing So Much Cardio!

Many women resort to cardio, HIIT classes, and yoga as their method for a sleek beach body look. 

However, performing only cardio leaves you skinny fat. Essentially wasting away muscle and fat mass together resulting in no body shape or curves. 

Instead, lifting weights 3-4 times per week and reducing cardio to 1-2 times per week will transform a women’s body when over 50. 

Weight training becomes more important as we age due to “anabolic resistance” meaning you are less sensitive to building muscle. Lifting weights improves this response when paired with adequate protein intake. 


Dr. Ryan Neinstein – Neinstein Plastic Surgery

While we may think that looking young with plastic surgery may help us feel better it

is much more advantageous to keep the mobile sense of wonder and fluidity of learning of our youth as the cornerstone of happiness. 

With maturity (getting older in plastic surgeon talk) I have found that enhancing the way we look blossoms from the way we feel. 

Sure, we can nip some extra skin and tuck some stubborn fat but living a life that is fulfilling and inspiring comes from a continued exploration of ourselves. 

Reflecting on what I have learned from our patients on the feisty side of fifty I can recall a few key lessons on how to blend looking and feeling great.  

Loving big and letting go are broad stroke concepts that can truly help unleash happiness. 

When patients are truly generous with their love for others and are content with no longer being the minute-to-minute decision-makers in their children’s lives they feel free to explore things that they want for themselves. 

Many of these amazing women find this a great time and the first time to seek some finesse plastic surgery that is truly for themselves without any guilt after giving so much to others for so many years. 

It is most common that I see a disconnect between how the skin looks and how the patient feels. 

Mini tucks which is a unique arm procedure we do where we tighten the arm skin and remove excess skin with a hidden armpit incision is very common amongst these patients who want to wear vibrant clothes and show off their arms but just need a tune up or pick me up to help the arms match their youthful spirit.

Juliana Leamen – Naturally Joyous

I believe a big part of external beauty is linked to our inner state of mind, and the more we understand this, the easier it becomes to make the outside match the inside.

In my work, I help women unleash confidence from within, by making key mindset shifts. 

We all have authority voices, some as old as childhood, from loved ones, movies or TV shows, even a younger version of ourselves, telling us what we should or shouldn’t look like.

These voices, when loud, contribute to a woman’s feelings of not measuring up or wishing their bodies look different. 

However, nothing is ever missing and beauty comes in every shape and size. Those outside of us are simply mirrors, reflecting our own inner beauty, even when we cannot see it. 

Say you compare yourself with a younger woman with beautiful hair and you perceive you lack this quality. I invite you to ask yourself, what does the beautiful hair represent to you? Is it a sign of health? Youth? Feeling sexy and desirable? Why is it important to you? 

The moment you identify its meaning, then the final step is to look for where you have it too, but in a different form. 

What part of your body or what specific aspect of your personality makes you feel sexy and desirable, as an example. 

Since nothing is missing, when you find where you have it too, you balance the scales in your mind and your confidence immediately gets a boost, no hair extensions required! 

Claudia Cox – Text Weapon

Women over 50 have a certain beauty that the younger generation has yet to develop – an inner confidence, poise and gracefulness that only comes with age. 

One of the biggest challenges for women over 50 is losing confidence. It’s so easy to look in the mirror and focus on what is wrong, not what is beautiful. 

Schedule a quiet moment to do some soul-searching and list out what you like about yourself and how you could improve it. 

It could be as easy as finding colors that flatter your skin tone to show off your fit figure, whitening your teeth to amplify your killer smile or investing in a new skincare routine to up your natural glow. 

Or it could be starting a new strength training program to feel fit and fierce. 

The most important thing is that you are prioritizing self-care and that you have made the decision to make these changes to please yourself, not other people. 

Feel beautiful and you will shine.

Heather Mathes – Paid To Be Perfect

The best thing any woman can do at any age or any size is to focus on what feels good. And what do I mean by “what feels good”? 

I mean what feels good innately: having the energy to get through your day; sleeping well; feeling satiated and well-nourished; thinking thoughts that serve you more often than not. 

How do you find that place? By checking in and asking yourself: Is what I’m currently doing, eating, or thinking, pushing me closer towards feeling good, or away from feeling good? 

If not, what are the specific steps that will take me there? In other words, CREATE HEALTHY HABITS.

I provide everything I’ve learned and the habits I’ve formed throughout my decades-long modeling career in the subjects of nutrition, fitness, skincare, and wellness, in my book Paid to Be Perfect: The Secret to Finding Your Perfect.

However, I’m always learning something new. 

So recognizing that what feels good at one age might be completely different from what feels good later in life, and being open to learning what works is truly the best thing I know of to keep me feeling young in my 50s.  

So focusing on feeling good, creating healthy habits, living with curiosity rather than judgment (you’re still perfect when you break those habits), and finding joy in the process of learning new ways of being are my favorite tips for living your best life at any age.

Katrina Love Senn

One of the best ways that women over 50 can improve the way they look is to start their healing journey!

On their healing journey, they discover how to unconditionally love and accept themselves, as the amazing, incredible women that they truly are!

Going on my own healing journey, with the help of my healing guide, I was able to transform my life, for the better. 

Today, I feel blessed and honoured to help guide other women on their healing journeys. As women heal themselves, they are able to release the past, and step into feeling truly comfortable with themselves and their bodies. 

Doing healing work allows women to feel powerful and courageous from the inside. And, then this inner beauty, strength, and confidence naturally radiates out into every area of their lives.

Going on a healing journey allows women to learn how to love themselves fully so that they can create a body and life that they absolutely love!

Jen Rigley – Flourishing Over Fifty

The number one way for a woman over 50 to improve the way they look is to work on developing their self confidence. 

It is important to hold your head high, stand tall, make eye contact and smile. By doing this, you will transform not only the way you feel but also the way people feel about you. 

They will feel your positive energy and confidence and respond to that feeling. 

Other ways to build your self confidence include practicing gratitude every day, thinking positive thoughts, and doing some form of movement daily. 

This might be a walk, a jog, a swim – anything that gets you moving for 20-30 minutes every day. 

Another good tip is to take the time to think about all of your good qualities and when you’ve had successes in your life. 

And don’t forget to reach out to friends and family – they will remind you how important you are in their lives. 

All of these tips help you feel better about yourself and you’ll find they provide a confidence boost. A woman who projects confidence radiates happiness, healthiness and looks her best.

Soji James – 1AND1 Life

Keep yourself healthy! We look our best when we feel our best. 

A balanced life filled with healthy foods, physical activity, and a positive mindset will make your skin, hair, and nails have a healthy glow. You will feel better in every outfit you wear too.

Know your body too. As we age we learn what is the best type of workouts, food, and habits for our body. This also applies to our style. 

Feel good, know what makes you feel even better, and don’t worry about other people’s perceptions. 

Wendy Irvine – The InspiredEater

I’m 57 and you’re writing about one of my favorite subjects.

My best tips for a vibrant look after age 50:

1. Hair color is huge and to avoid going broke at the salon: I do my base color at home and have my stylist put in the highlights twice a year. (Highlights are important because we don’t want that “one color” ski cap look.)

2. For inspiration. I follow a fashion blogger – in her late 30s – who has a colorful, trendy style that I try to emulate.

3. I got – and stayed – lean. At one time I called losing weight my “part-time” job so I wouldn’t be annoyed at the many tasks involved in losing after age 50.

I lost 55 lbs. in my early 40s and have maintained for 16 years now. Today I call keeping my weight down “my hobby.”

During the boredom of Covid, I created a blog detailing how I lost – and maintain – the weight. I’m not selling anything. There’s no money involved. 

4. When I have a new eyeglass-prescription I try to get today’s style versus what I wore twenty years ago.

And that’s it for me!

Rachel D’Angelo – Beauti Soul

You know the saying “take care of your mind, body, and soul?”

Well, I’ve worked in the beauty industry for the past 15 years, and let me tell you: if you want to take care of all three, self-care is the key.

It’s not an expense cream or hair product; it’s a commitment to yourself. 

It’s making time for what you need most—whether that means taking a bubble bath, meditating, or getting out of town for the weekend.

My most well-kept clients had that in common: they made their mental wellness a top priority!

Wendee Saunders – Stay Pretty Forever

This will surprise you!

The best kept secret in anti-aging and beauty is personal development. 

Read the books, take the courses. 

Continue to become the best version of yourself.  

All the creams and treatments in the world won’t work if you don’t work on your ‘inner self’.

Thank you so much to all the experts that have contributed to this expert roundup!

If you enjoyed reading this post, please, share it with your friends and followers on social media. 

Did you know that Kylie Jenner can earn as much as $1.2 million per post on Instagram? 

And she is not the only one; other celebrities, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Ariana Grande, also find themselves in the money, making hundreds of thousands of dollars per post on social media.    

These earnings may be shocking until you discover that by 2021, the global influencer industry was valued at $13.8 billion, double what it was in 2019. 

These numbers indicate that being an influencer can be a lucrative proposition. Maybe you will not get paid a million dollars per post like the top celebrities, but there are undoubtedly ordinary people using social media to make it big. You, too, can jump on the bandwagon.   

But where do I start if I want to be a part-time beauty influencer? If you are looking for the answer to this question, this article is for you. 

What is an Influencer?

What is an influencer

The term ‘influencer’ derives from the word ‘influence,’ which means the ability to sway or impact someone else’s character, conduct, or decisions. 

The Nashville Film Institute defines an influencer as an individual who gets paid to use their social media accounts to influence others to make a purchase decision. 

To reach the widest possible audience, people who become influencers often have a massive following on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube. 

The American global employment website explains what influencers do. They “use their online presence, mostly on social media platforms and blogs, to partner with brands they use and create content that advertises products or services of those companies.” 

The same source adds that through partnerships with businesses, influencers can build their own brands while helping the businesses to boost customer loyalty and increase sales.  

Types of Influencers 

Influencers can be categorized into various groups:

  • Celebrities: Individuals already famous in other areas such as music or sport use their fame to promote brands or products. 
  • Industry leaders: Recognized experts in different areas tend to have a vast social media following, which companies leverage to present themselves as credible.
  • Content creators: Individuals who have become popular online for producing content that users keep coming back for. 
  • Micro-influencers: These have between 2,000 and 50,000 followers and are liked by businesses that want to target a niche market. 

From the insights above, we can now say that a part-time beauty influencer is an individual with a substantial online following, which they use to promote beauty products like hair extensions, lotions, perfumes, and makeup on a part-time basis. 

Perks of Being a Part-Time Beauty Influencer

Perks of Being a Part-Time Beauty Influencer

There are no prizes for guessing that many people want to be influencers because of the money. 

Chavie Lieber writes for the American news and opinion website, She cites Joe Gagliese of the influencer agency Viral Nation who tells the story of how his company helps influencers earn money. 

How much do typical influencers make annually? In his answer to this question, Gagliese says, “People with smaller followings [who are known as nanoinfluencers] can make between $30,000 and $60,000 a year.” 

He adds, “The micro-influencers can make anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000. Celeb influencers make way, way more.”

Other influencer perks include free stuff and clothing, which they use to create content. For example, a famous hair influencer may expect to receive a free wig sample that can cost up to $700, and she can then keep the wig for her personal use or re-selling.

As an influencer, you could also be invited to exclusive events that you may otherwise not be eligible for. If you are good at networking, this could be a chance to create lucrative collaborations with other influencers. 

How to Become a Beauty Influencer

When you consider the large following that most influencers have, it’s easy to look at your small following and just give up. However, if you imagine that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, you will soon realize that today’s most prominent influencers started with that one follower.

Just like anything that pays good money, being a beauty influencer will require consistency, hard work, and a spirit that’s not easily defeated.  

Let’s look at some practical steps you can take today to make your dream of becoming a beauty influencer come true. 

Select Your Niche 

It’s likely you don’t have thousands of followers at present. Therefore, your range of influence is probably within a niche. This is why the first thing you should do is select your niche. 

The New York Times best-selling author and digital marketing guru Neil Patel explains why it’s vital to start by selecting your niche. He writes, “Micro-influencers create powerful word of mouth to small groups.” 

Patel adds, “They don’t have the followings of a Kardashian, but they’re much cheaper and can still reach enough people to make a difference in product sales.” Because you are cheaper as a beginner and part-time beauty influencer, businesses don’t need to have deep pockets to work with you.  

There are several niches to choose from. Viral Nation identifies the popular niches on Instagram, including beauty, health and fitness, travel, and fashion. 

Pick Your Platform

Once you have determined your niche based on your goals and interests, the next step is to decide the platform you will use. 

Writing for, Danielle Wiley, Founder, and CEO of the San Francisco Bay-based influencer marketing agency, Sway Group, identifies the strengths of the different platforms.

Instagram: This is your platform if you want to be a beauty influencer because it is popular for makeup, fashion, food, and home décor content. 

Blogging: This is an excellent platform for sharing longer, more detailed content. You may want this platform if you are an expert in sharing content about beauty. 

Facebook: If you want to share content like heated political posts, articles, recipes, family gatherings, and memes, you should be on Facebook. 

Pinterest: Go for this one if you focus on fashionable outfits, DIY projects, and recipes. 

Twitter: This is an excellent all-around platform if you are already creating content on other platforms and want to amplify it.  

YouTube: The video-sharing platform is your choice if you create videos. It is the playground for Gen Z (Born between 1995 and 2010). 

LinkedIn: The platform is for business and employment-oriented content.

Create and Post Beauty Content 

Now that you have set up your profile on the platform you selected, it’s time to start the actual work: creating content that will excite your followers and possibly go viral. 

Daniel Scott wrote an article published by where he advises that when you create content, forget about money because if it’s all you are obsessed about, “audiences will see right through any message you are delivering.” 

Scott says that the secret to creating great content is to use your life story. When you creatively tell your life story, you will be authentic, and followers will love you for that. 

Be Shocking!

Nothing sells better than a shocking revelation. A research article published by the ResearchGate networking site for scientists and researchers concludes, “… shocking content in an advertisement significantly increases attention, benefits memory, and positively influences behavior…”

However, shocking doesn’t mean being obscene. It means that you should post content that will leave the followers thinking that they have learned a new thing. 

Engage Your Audience

Engagement is the name of the game because any brands that may want you to represent them will need you to engage your followers. When there is a lack of engagement on your profile, potential collaborators will wonder whether the followers you claim are actual human beings. 

The social media management platform, Hootsuite, has some suggestions on how you can create strong social media engagement. The site says that the secret is not just to look popular but to create meaningful and authentic connections with your followers. 

Hootsuite suggests some specific ways of creating engagement: 

  • Contests
  • Asking questions
  • Polls
  • Encouraging your audience to ask you questions 
  • Test their knowledge
  • Media upload contests
  • Animated gifs
  • Custom stickers or filters for Instagram Stories

Cooperate with Other Beauty Influencers

Cooperate with Other Beauty Influencers

It’s vital to identify other influencers in the same space in which you operate and work with them. By doing so, you are taking advantage of the combined power of several profiles. 

Recommending each other and asking your followers to follow each other can help boost your numbers and income. 

Network with Brands 

Now it’s time to get paid for your efforts by working with brands that want you to promote them to your followers. 

Patel advises that you will need to make real connections if you want to become an authentic influencer. He says that to do this, you will need to be different from everyone else who wants to “sit at home on their couch and connect with influencers on social media.” 

“But where do I start networking as an influencer?” You may ask. Patel has the answer. Find out where the influencers you want to collaborate with hang out. Once you know, go there and create genuine connections. 

He adds, “Get off the couch, get out the house, and get to major events related to your niche. Or, even easier, attend online events, which are becoming more popular in the post-Covid world.”

If you’re a top-notch influencer in the beauty and hairstyling industry, we want to work with you! Keswigs specializes in crafting premium-quality human hair wigs and collaborates with many renowned hairstylists to ensure customer satisfaction worldwide.

What Does Density Mean In Wigs [Infographic]


Great wigs aren’t cheap, and if you want yours to last a long time and look great you’ll need to purchase the correct density. To put it simply, density is defined as how thick or thin you want your hair to be.

  • The standard density is 130% (Medium Density).
  • Starting out with Light to Medium Density is a good idea for those new to wigs.
  • The average human head is considered to be between 100%-120%.


  • The standard density is 130% (Medium Density).
  • Starting out with Light to Medium Density is a good idea for those new to wigs.
  • The average human head is considered to be between 100%-120%.
  • 100% -110% = Light Density.
  • Those with fine or thin hair can use this density to mimic their natural texture.
  • 120%- 130% = Medium Density.
  • This is a realistic and natural looking density and the most popular choice.
  • Not too thick or too thin.
  • Hairline will have a lighter density and transition to a thicker density.
  • 150% = Medium to Heavy Density.
  • For those who want a natural look but with added fullness.
  • Has lots of bounce, body and movement.
  • 180% = Heavy Density.
  • For clients who want a full and voluminous look.
  • 200% = Extra heavy/Super Glam.
  • This is very heavy and provides a glam look.
  • For those who want to mimic celebrity hairstyles.


  • 12-14 inches – 120%-130%
  • 16-20 inches – 150%
  • 22-24 inches – 180%
  • 26-30 inches – 200%+


  • Your natural hair density.
  • Your age (the older you are, the lighter density needed).
  • The texture of wigs that you prefer.
  • Your personal preferences.


  • Hair should be layered for a high density wig to look its best – this way, hair will look less square and more realistic.
  • Make a low density wig look more full by giving it a blunt cut.

What Happened to was an entertainment blog describing itself as a provider of up-to-date news from Hollywood to Miami to New York City and everything from news about the hottest stars to music and movie reviews.

The site invited those who wanted “to know more about Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Orlando Bloom, or the guys from Average Joe.”

However, those who take this invitation seriously and try to visit today will be disappointed to find that the website is no longer active.

What happened to the site that once promised its visitors to keep them up-to-date on the latest breaking news in the entertainment industry? We took some time to find out by following the site’s history, identifying its owners, and sampling some of the celebrity gossip it featured.

THE HISTORY OF CELEBRITY-GOSSIP.NET was first captured online in 2004. According to, the website was established when a group of girls from the Midwest, New York City, and Los Angeles formed a gossip network in 2003. Because they were so passionate about celebrity gossip, they decided to call themselves the Gossip Girls.

A LinkedIn profile associated with indicates that the owner of the website was Gossip Center Network. This was after Gossip Girls had been purchased by Brand Technologies, a company incorporated in 2003.

The same LinkedIn profile indicates that Gossip Center Network also owned and

SUCCESS was a successful venture right from the start. attributes this success to the site’s dedication to quality content, which attracted “hundreds of thousands of loyal users and exposure to millions of new readers every month.”

As is always the case with a successful website, was soon attracting the attention of big companies with deep pockets. In 2006, Brand Technologies purchased the site.

Brian Wallace tells the story of Gossip Girls’ success in his 2009 article published by Wallace writes, “Perhaps most impressively, the Cleveland, OH-based Gossip Girls recorded approximately 6000% growth in traffic and a jump from $67k to over $700k in revenues in 2008.”

Wallace reports that all this success was achieved by a staff of less than 10.

By the end of 2012, Gossip Center Network was under the ownership of Bluefin Media, which was then responsible for publishing

A press statement indicates that “Bluefin Media was incorporated in 2003 under … Brand Technologies by the founders of Rawhide Internet Services (one of the top 10 SEO/SEM companies in the world that was sold to Exact Advertising in 2003).”


It would be a travesty of justice if we told the history of without peeping into some of the gossip on the site.

The site had a list of top stories based on what readers were mostly searching for, so we decided to look at some of the gossip that attracted the most attention.

Here are a few celebrities that were frequently featured on the website:


It’s not surprising that most people visiting were searching for news about Britney Spears. After all, she is beautiful and talented and has sold more than 100 million records globally and 70 million in the US.

Mix that beauty and talent with drama, and you have a story that will keep people coming back for more.

Considering that controversy sells, most of the articles about Spears on report about the singer’s troubles. You would see titles like “Britney Spears Hit K-Fed with a Frying Pan” or “Britney Spears’ Struggle with Motherhood.”

Even though the easy path would be to focus only on Spears’ negative drama, also covered some positive news about the pop star. For instance, in an article titled “Britney’s launching a Makeup & Perfume Line,” the site writes, “She is a talented, fashionable woman who appeals to a young and international consumer base.”


Lindsay Lohan

If one celebrity is comparable to Spears in terms of beauty, talent, and drama, it is Lindsay Lohan. Lohan was in the top ten names searched on

A piece titled “Lindsay Lohan Lost, Now Found” pokes fun at the celebrity’s numerous challenges. It starts, “Believe it or not,Lindsay Lohan is lost! At least, that’s the story according to a poster found on the gate of Paris Hilton’s Hollywood Hills home.”

According to the article, Hilton’s poster continues, “All the change in my couch will be offered for any information leading to the safe return of my dog.”

Another piece published by titled “Lindsay Lohan Sued by Car Chase Passenger” reported that Miss Lohan had pursued the accuser “while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.”


If there is one thing we can learn from, the site covered real big stars, Jennifer Aniston being one of them.

In another piece lending credence to the assumption that drama sells, creates a somewhat misleading headline: “Jennifer Aniston’s Ex Talks To Press.”

With a headline like this, one would expect to get some juicy details about a break-up. However, if you get to read the piece, the only thing you will walk away knowing is that the ex, Paul, had refused to talk about Aniston.


If you were running a gossip website, especially around 2004, and no one was searching for Victoria Beckham, then something would have been wrong with that site.

Stories covering Beckham were primarily positive. For instance, one piece reports the challenges she met after moving to the United States in 2007.

According to the article, “Since her move to the United States, Victoria Beckham has had to endure some serious assimilation, namely our incessant paparazzi and press obsession. But she’s taking it all in her stride.”

WHAT THEN HAPPENED TO CELEBRITY-GOSSIP.NET? was last online in July 2017. At this time, it was owned by Brand Technologies Inc. and published by Bluefin Media. The website’s Twitter handle was last updated in 2010.

It’s not clear why Bluefin Media stopped publishing We can speculate that, like many other once-successful online publications, its owners may have concluded that the site wasn’t making them much money or didn’t fit into their strategy anymore.

We’re slowly emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, but there is another pandemic that has been silently wreaking havoc through America for years: stress. presents conclusions from studies showing that “Americans between 45 and 65 years old are experiencing more stress today than people their age did in the 1990s.” This is attributed to technological changes, relationship and family dynamics, and economic hardship.  

Even though you may not realize it yet, extreme stress could be the reason for your hair loss. When stress triggers hair loss, the condition is known as telogen effluvium. 

But what is telogen effluvium, and what are its signs and symptoms? What is the relationship between extreme stress and hair loss? How long after the stressful encounter does telogen effluvium start? How can I stop hair loss due to stress, and will my hair grow back? 

We spent some time looking for answers to these questions and more. In this article, we present what we discovered.   

What is Telogen Effluvium? 

In a piece published by, Jo Lewin, a registered nurse, defines telogen effluvium as “a form of temporary hair loss that usually happens after stress, a shock, or a traumatic event.” 

The condition was first described in 1961 by the American dermatologist Albert Kligman in his research paper entitled “Pathologic Dynamics of Human Hair Loss: Telogen Effluvium.”   

Signs and Symptoms of Telogen Effluvium

Naturally, a human being loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day. Therefore, small amounts of hair loss are considered normal. 

Since you probably don’t have the time to count the number of hairs falling off your head daily, what other signs can indicate that you are losing more hair than normal? 

According to the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), “Usually there are no symptoms, but occasionally telogen effluvium can be accompanied by tenderness and altered sensations in the scalp, known as trichodynia.” 

Even though the BAD notes that there are usually no symptoms, the association still says that you will notice when you are losing increased amounts of hair. For example, you may see more hair on your brush or in other parts of the house where you would usually not expect it. 

The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) describes acute telogen effluvium using the phrase “hair coming out in handfuls.” This validates the view that you will undoubtedly notice when you lose more hair than expected.  

How is Stress Related to Hair Loss?

How is Stress Related to Hair Loss?

Dr. Daniel Hall-Flavin describes the connection between stress and hair loss in his article published by He identifies telogen effluvium as one type of hair loss associated with stress. 

Dr. Hall-Flavin writes, “In telogen effluvium …, significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.” 

The idea that stress may lead to hair loss was also confirmed by a recent study conducted by researchers affiliated with Harvard and other institutions. Ya-Chieh Hsu, one of the researchers, is quoted by the Harvard Gazette and suggests that stress hormones harm hair follicle stem cells. 

The hair follicle anchors your hair to your skin. Therefore, it ensures that your hair remains attached, receiving the nutrients it needs to grow. Anything that negatively affects the hair follicle could damage your hair, leading to it falling out. 

The American Academy of Dermatology Association lists examples of everyday stressors that trigger telogen effluvium: 

  • Individuals who have lost 20 pounds or more.
  • Mothers that have just given birth. 
  • Someone that has lost a job or a loved one. 
  • People who recently had a high fever or are recovering from an illness. 
  • Those who have undergone an operation.    

Symptoms of Stress

To determine whether your hair loss is triggered by stress, it’s vital to know the symptoms of stress.  

The Cleveland Clinic describes stress as a normal human reaction that occurs to everyone. The clinic adds that the body is designed to react to stress by producing physical and mental responses that help it deal with changes or challenges (stressors).  

From this definition, we could deduce that extreme stress is when your stress can no longer be described as “a normal human reaction that occurs to everyone.” According to Yale Medicine, it’s “A consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed over a long period of time.”  

Here are some of the symptoms of stress as listed by the Cleveland Clinic: 

  • Aches and pains 
  • Feeling as if your heart is beating faster
  • Feeling tired but finding it hard to sleep
  • Shaking, dizziness, or headaches
  • High blood pressure 
  • Jaw clenching or muscle pressure 
  • Digestive problems or stomach pain
  • Weakened immune system 
  • Trouble having sex 

The Effect of Covid-19

In her article entitled “The Year America’s Hair Fell Out,” Amanda Mull says how she started noticing that she was losing a lot more hair than usual. She writes, “One day, after washing and drying my hair, I looked at my hairline in the mirror, and it was thin enough that I could make out the curvature of my scalp beneath it.” 

Mull says that after extensively researching online, she started to believe that stress associated with the pandemic may be to blame and that her condition could be telogen effluvium. 

Mull’s fears are certainly not bizarre; some scientific studies now support the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic triggered stress-induced hair loss. For example, a paper published in the Journal of Dermatology Research and Therapy says that since it started, Covid-19’s impact included psychological stress and anxiety.  

The same paper concludes, “Psychological stress is a known etiology of a group of “stress-sensitive” skin conditions, including acute and chronic TE (telogen effluvium).        

How Long After Stress Does Telogen Effluvium Start?

Even though the connection between stress and hair loss has been established, it’s vital to note that the hair doesn’t start falling out as soon as you get stressed. 

According to the AOCD, you will start noticing increased hair shedding around two months after the “shock” event. The same organization says, “Shedding usually slowly decreases over 6 to 8 months once the cause for the hair loss is no longer present.” 

A study published in the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research reports a slightly longer period, noting that excessive hair shedding will start between three and four months following the triggering event. 

How to Stop Hair Falling out Due to Stress

How to Stop Hair Falling out Due to Stress

If extreme stress leads to hair loss, the solution is simple; just stop stressing, right? Well, this is easier said than done. The contradiction of this situation is that knowing that you are losing large chunks of hair triggers more stress that could result in you losing more hair. advises that you can reduce further hair loss by managing your stress levels. You can start by: 

  • Exercising: You don’t have to do anything hectic at the beginning, as you can start by taking a daily walk or joining a dance class. 
  • Doing what you enjoy: Use your spare time to participate in activities you enjoy, like gardening or tutoring local youth that would otherwise not afford a tutor. 
  • Writing: It has been shown to help reduce stress because it allows you to express yourself about the things that lead to your stress. When you read what you write, you may discover ways of dealing with the stressors. 
  • Meditation: When you meditate and do other breathing exercises, you get an opportunity to focus on the present moment. Meditation could be combined with physical exercises like tai chi or yoga. 

Keep Strong Connections

It’s important to seek social connections when you are feeling overwhelmed. The mental and wellness site suggests, “Strong relationships with friends and family members can also bolster your mood, improve your outlook, and preserve your mental well-being.”  

Eat Healthy

The medical information website advises that a healthy diet is crucial for your general health and your hair. A healthy diet includes vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. 

The same site adds that because stress-induced hair loss can be made worse by nutritional deficiencies, you could make up for this shortfall by taking supplements including Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin D, and Ferritin.   

Can Hair Lost Due To Stress Grow Back?

Let’s end this article with some good news: yes, hair lost due to stress can grow back. 

In her article, Lewin reports that hair lost due to telogen effluvium often grows back within three to six months after dealing with the cause of the stress. She adds that in some instances, the shedding rate may slow but doesn’t stop altogether.

Deal With the Cause

While several treatments are available for hair loss in general, the most effective way of determining the proper treatment for your condition is to deal with the cause. In this case, since we know that the cause is extreme stress, you would need to focus on that. 

We list some common ways of dealing with stress above. However, if you have tried all those tips and failed, you may need to seek help where you can receive counseling support.

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