Ever wondered how your hair evolves as you age? We did. So we created our "Hair Age" series where we will examine each decade of a woman's life with super-chic style advice (notice we didn't say the dreaded "age appropriate"), hair-pulling concerns and celebrities who are rocking their manes the best.

Glenn Close, Sally Field, Helen Mirren

Glenn Close, Sally Field, and Helen Mirren keep their strand stylish in their 60s. Photos: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg | Jason Merritt/Getty Images | Jennifer Graylock/jpistudios.com

Just because you've hit your 60s does not mean you are resigned to old lady hair. With menopause being a hot memory, the children grown and retirement looming just ahead, this stage in your life can offer a new-found freedom. Let your hair reflect that! So embrace those silvery strands, get a chic new cut, wear your hair longer or let the waves flow. Whatever style you choose, just know that your 60s can be a beautiful and sexy decade!

Style Cues
At this point, women may find their hair is thinning and losing its volume according to celebrity stylist Mark Garrison from his high-profile salon in New York City. To counteract this, try a shorter, jawline style to build volume and give the appearance of thicker hair.

"Soft neckline hair is sexy," says Garrison. It starts with a simple blow dry using a smaller round brush for volume. Then lightly tossle hair using a spray gel or thickening crème for some added oomph.

Short, bold styles can also make a great statement. Just remember, it's important to have a strong shape and avoid the rounded helmet-head. Think of Jamie Lee Curtis with her short 'do.

Bette Midler

Bette Midler's bright, youthful haircut. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Oscar de la Renta

When it comes to coloring, a two-step approach is best. "For women in their 60s who already have menopause behind them, they are probably finding more and more gray," says Nikki Ferrara, colorist at Sally Hershberger Salon in NYC. If you choose to color, lighten the base and highlight throughout to give the appearance of thicker hair. This will also help avoid high-maintenance root touch ups. After all, you don't want to be a slave to your roots!

"Whatever you do, don't go too dark," says Ferrara. "Some women think it makes them look younger, when it actually does the opposite." If your hair was dark brown at one point, go for a lighter chestnut shade now. Rich, warm tones always add a glossy shine to dull hair. It also puts pink back into your cheeks. "And who doesn't like that?" asks Ferrara.

If you choose to avoid the tedium of coloring, just remember that gray or white hair tends to look best with pink, olive and dark complexions. If you're sallow or very pale, you'll probably look washed-out and should consider highlights or lowlights.

Hollywood Hair Icons
There are certainly no shortage of celebrities who look great in their 60s. Betty Buckley, Glenn Close, Sally Field, Bette Midler and Helen Mirren still rock the red carpet with chic and current styles.

Your No-Fail Plan
The biggest challenge for those of us with mature hair is keeping our locks shiny and healthy looking. Gray or colored, hair can be dry and course at this age, so use a rich, concentrated conditioner twice a week. In between, go for a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to help those thinning tresses.

When styling, if you want a natural look, try Kiehl's crème with silk groom and Hantz professional haute glace, a non-alcohol gel that adds hold and shine. Use equal parts leave-in conditioner and gel, about a quarter-size of each. For a blow-dried, sleek look, try Foggia pomade -- a stylist's secret for a non-greasy finish.

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