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Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Hairstyles for Sagging Jowls

These cuts create a new focus.
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Q: I'm almost 58 years old, and while I don’t consider that old, I'm feeling very old lately. I hate my jowls! Can you recommend a cut that will pull the focus away from them? I have thick, wavy hair and with some good product, I have no frizz. 

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Micki wants a cut that will take the focus off her "jowls."

I'm very good to my hair, so it is healthy. I've been wearing it long for about eight or nine years—long enough to pull in a ponytail.

I'm also very open to a colour change, maybe highlights. My natural colour is ashy brown with grey/white around the ears and temples. I do colour my hair and have been wearing this colour (medium mahogany) for many years. I like the warmth it brings to my face and how it brings the blue out in my eyes.

Please help! I always love what you do for the younger women so can you throw in a middle-aged one like me?! Thank you for your consideration. — Micki

A: Micki, thank you for requesting a consultation. I really like that you have long hair, and there is never anything wrong with sporting a ponytail. Especially with this new fringe!

Penélope Cruz at the 2008 Gotham Film Awards.

Krysten Ritter at ELLE's 2012 Women in Hollywood Awards.

Felicity Jones at the 2013 premiere of 'The Invisible Woman.'

I would like to see you change your part to a centre-ish distribution point. With this new part, you will have a much better balance of volume.

Marion Cotillard at a 2010 taping of 'Vivement Dimanche.'

I would also like to see this fringe on you because it will open up your eye and cheekbone area. Showing a bit more ear will also enhance your new look.

I do like your hair on the darker side, but would prefer a more true brown as a base colour for you. Adding tone-on-tone highlights will add some soft visual movement that I feel will be bang on for you.

Alexa Chung at the 2013 L'Oréal Color Trophy.