A serial project in which reader models in their 50s and 60s solve their problems with hairstyles and makeup makeovers. This time, 56-year-old Minako Kuwabara, who is worried about not knowing which hairstyle suits her, challenges “adult cute short hair”. A professional will also explain how to cover stains, wrinkles and sagging!
Table of contents
- Worries about gray hair, hair habits, spots, wrinkles, and sagging
- A stole to turn on the spring color with a refreshing outfit of denim + white shirt
- Makeover point 1: Cover the side quirks and parting
- Makeover point 2: Femininity with a tight neckline
- Makeover point 3: Leave the weight of the bangs and light the ends
- Makeover Point 4: Highlight Magic & Smiling Cheeks
- Makeover point 5: Improve your eyesight with eye makeup
- Makeover Point 6: Orange & Pink Spring Nails
- To adult cute hairstyle! Compare image change before and after
- Complex changes to charm “A new door has opened!”
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Worries about gray hair, hair habits, spots, wrinkles, and sagging
This time, 56-year-old Minako Kuwabara, who is trying to get a makeover, is worried, “When I meet a beautiful person, I think, ‘I want to be like that,’ but I don’t know what hairstyle or makeup suits me.”
On the day of the shoot, I decided to ask her to come with her usual natural makeup, and compare before and after to see how much the hairstyle and makeup would change.
Person who challenges the makeover: Minako Kuwabara (56 years old)
“My biggest concern is my gray hair. Even if I dye my hair, the white hair on the top of my head will be noticeable in about a month. I also want to know how to cover wrinkles around my eyes, sagging face, and spots on the back of my hands.”
Haircut: Takafumi Ishikawa
“This time, the theme is cute and cool, handsome shorts for adult women. The neckline is tight and the top is cut to create volume to make the gray hair less noticeable. Let’s adjust with a gradation cut that builds up the height.”
Makeup: Miho Suzuki
“The sagging of the face can be lifted naturally with ‘Highlight Magic’ and ‘Smiling Cheek,’ which put light on the shadows. Let’s cover it up with makeup.”
A stole to turn on the spring color with a refreshing outfit of denim + white shirt
Once the theme of the makeover is decided, we will select the clothes for the photo shoot together with the stylist.
Kuwabara says she likes black. When stylist Mari Toki suggested a coordinate with denim wide pants and a white shirt, she said with a surprised expression, “I never wear this coordinate!”
“But actually, I admire women like Ryoko Yonekura. Yonekura-san in TV dramas is an image that looks good in a white shirt, so I think I’ll be brave enough to try on a white shirt.”
In the end, I decided to try a spring outfit with a salmon pink stole.
*This time as well, a set of haircuts and ” beauty experience (nails, makeup, hair styling, photography)” will be held at the “Egao Beauty Salon”, a hair salon specializing in seniors .
Makeover point 1: Cover the side quirks and parting
After shampooing, the makeover starts with a haircut!
“Short hair is often cut from the nape, but the hair on the sides has a habit, so today I will cut it from the sides first. There is also the advantage of being able to adjust the design first,” says hairdresser Ishikawa.
First of all, I will cover the antennae-like peculiarities that Kuwabara-san is worried about.
“Adding layers to bouncing hair will cause it to bounce easily due to its lightness. I will create a hairstyle that will naturally curl inward even when the hair grows.”
In addition to the presence or absence of hair peculiarity, it seems that the cutting method changes depending on the hair quality.
“Mr. Kuwabara’s hair is firm and firm, so it is better to cut it after drying it rather than leaving it wet,” says Mr. Ishikawa.
Therefore, after roughly cutting the sides, I immediately dry my hair with a hair dryer. The point when drying with a dryer is to eliminate the parting of the hair.
“If there is a part, the white hair at the root will inevitably stand out, so dry it from various directions to eliminate the part. Dry the hair at the root in particular to create more volume. Let’s move it to cover the habit of parting.”
Mr. Kuwahara, who was staring at Mr. Ishikawa’s hands, which exaggeratedly moved his hair from side to side, through the mirror. When the wind from the dryer stopped, he seemed surprised and said, “Really, I can’t see the part!”
Makeover point 2: Femininity with a tight neckline
Next, adjust the neckline and overall shape. Short hair has a strong masculine and cool impression, but if you devise a cut on the neckline, you can increase your femininity.
“The recommended hairstyle for women in their 50s and 60s is short hair that is handsome yet has the cuteness of an adult woman. If you cut it with a tight neckline and a slightly inward cut, it will be feminine and cute. It will make an impression.”
Also, according to Mr. Ishikawa, “the hair behind the ears” is the key to making short hair look stylish.
“Hair tends to accumulate behind the ears, so layer the hair above the ears to make it look lighter. Be careful, as the hairstyle will be a little sloppy.I will adjust the shape while looking at the hair growth and the impression of the appearance.”
Makeover point 3: Leave the weight of the bangs and light the ends
Based on the theme of “adult cute handsome short”, the haircut that has been advanced from the side to the back so far. Finally, we will adjust the front = bangs.
“If the bangs are heavy, they tend to look flat. On the other hand, if the bangs are too light, the overall impression will look heavy. If you give it just a little lightness, you can make your face look smaller while giving it a gorgeous look,” says Ishikawa.
If you cut the bangs while watching the hair growth so that there is no parting, the hairstyle is complete!
Makeover Point 4: Highlight Magic & Smiling Cheeks
Next is makeup. Ms. Kuwabara, who doesn’t know how to apply makeup correctly, is advised by Ms. Suzuki, “Don’t apply foundation all of a sudden. For adult women, it’s important to tone up her face with a foundation first.”
“As you age, your skin tends to look darker due to the shadows of the dents and sagging skin.
We asked Mr. Suzuki to use commercially available makeup tools this time, in order to compare how much difference can be made by simply changing the makeup method and the usual natural makeup.
First , moisturize your face with gel milk and then cover the dullness of the skin with skin color emulsion .
“Suddenly layering colors with foundation or concealer will leave a dull impression. Applying a foundation that can tone up the entire face and then adding just the necessary amount of color will cover the troubles of aging skin. It’s a trick to make it look natural.”
Place the base under the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, the corners of the eyes, the sides of the nose, and the corners of the mouth where shadows are most likely to appear on the face, then blend outward.
“The key is to paint from the inside to the outside, with the image of light gathering in the center of the face. To remove worrisome blemishes and dullness around the eyes, just apply the minimum amount of concealer you need with a brush. ”
“ For powder foundation , just apply it all over with a brush.”
Ms. Kuwabara was surprised, saying, “It’s completely different from usual! My skin looks lifted, and I don’t mind dark spots on my eyes at all.”
“If you create a solid base with a foundation, you can create a three-dimensional effect on your face with highlight magic, and at the same time, the visual effect will make blemishes and wrinkles less noticeable. You can expect a youthful effect because your cheeks will look raised.”
Makeover point 5: Improve your eyesight with eye makeup
Next, I will improve my eyesight with eye makeup. As with the shitaji, there are some points to be aware of that are unique to adult women.
“As you get older, the space between your eyes and your eyebrows will widen , so make sure to draw your eyebrows slightly lower . Use a pencil to draw in the areas that are lacking toward the buttocks.As a guideline, draw the ends of the eyebrows where the nostrils and the outer corners of the eyes are connected.The shape of the eyebrows should be drawn with an image that stretches sideways rather than the arch.”
It is also recommended to draw an eyeliner to enhance your eyes.
“It is difficult to draw a line with eyeliner, so it is better to apply it only on the black of the eye, as if filling in between the eyelashes. It’s OK if you don’t.”
Also, in their 50s and 60s, the number of people whose eyelids sag makes their eyes look different on the left and right.
“If you are concerned about the difference between the left and right eyes, it is convenient to use eye tape. A set of 30 sheets sold at a 100-yen shop, the so-called “budget-price cosmetics,” is sufficient. It doesn’t look natural.Eye tape is a savior for those in their 50s and 60s who are worried about it.Don’t think it’s something for young people, please try it.”
Finish off with a matte lipstick to add a touch of glamour, and your makeup will be complete.
Makeover Point 6: Orange & Pink Spring Nails
Last is nails. When I asked Mr. Inoue, the manicurist, about the nail theme this time, he said that it would be “spring nails” that match the color of the stole.
Hearing this, Kuwabara said uneasyly, “Pink nails don’t match the color of my skin.
Mr. Kuwabara said, “If you use a base color that blends well with your skin, such as orange or beige, and then use pink as the accent color, it won’t stand out. If you’re worried, we recommend using a slightly darker dull pink. That’s right,” said Mr. Inoue.
Before painting nails, we also carry out hand care such as cuticle care and nail polish. Mr. Kuwabara, who says, “I haven’t done cuticle care for about a year or two,” seems very interested in the process.
“I recommend nail care for adult women not only to make them beautiful, but also to prevent nail troubles. Just like facial skin care can prevent spots and wrinkles, regular hand care can also help prevent hangnails. You can prevent problems with your fingers such as double nails, etc. After polishing your nails, they tend to dry out, so please moisturize with nail oil or hand cream.”
While talking like that, the nail is completed in no time! The tip is painted in dark pink, and gold is added to the finish to create a gorgeous spring nail.
After the nails are dry, apply a whitening sunscreen ( hand protector ) to add transparency to your skin.
Finally, lightly style your hair and you’re done!
To adult cute hairstyle! Compare image change before and after
Before the makeover, Mr. Kuwabara was troubled by quirks like gray hair and antennae, as well as spots, wrinkles, and sagging.
Let’s compare before and after photos!
front (from the front)
Before the makeover, Mr. Kuwabara was worried about the gray hair on the top of his head and the antennae on the sides, but after the makeover, there is no parting, and it is a cute and cool “adult woman’s handsome short hair”!
side (from the side)
The clean sides give a bright impression! Despite the short hair, it was finished with a hairstyle that felt feminine.
back (from behind)
The back is also refreshing because the neckline is short and the center of gravity is raised. The sides and back of the head are rounded, and the volume of the hair appears to have increased. As the whole hair became fluffy, the white hair on the top of the head disappeared completely.
Complex changes to charm “A new door has opened!”
At the end, enjoy a photo shoot like a model. Kuwahara-san, who was worried about her hair and makeup until a while ago, was posing with a bright smile, and the staff who saw her naturally smiled.
We asked Mr. Kuwabara what he thought of this makeover.
“I no longer worry about the gray hair and antennae on my top.
“Until now, when I looked in the mirror, I would only focus on the things I didn’t like, but now I can feel that that is part of my charm.”
“A new door has opened!”
Mr. Kuwahara, who said so with a refreshing smile, overlapped with Mr. Ryoko Yonekura, who he admired.
If you don’t know what hairstyle or makeup suits you, why don’t you try a makeover with professional support? You will surely find a new you.
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