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Gorgeous Hairstyles for Older Women

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Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith hairstyles

Jaclyn Smith hairstyles

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Hands down the woman with the hottest hair ever is actress Jaclyn Smith (born October 26, 1945). It's thick and wavy and as long as the average 25-year-old's and what I wanted to know is: "How does she look so awesome over age 70?"

So I did my research. First off, Smith was the host for the reality TV show about aspiring hairstylists, Shear Genius, and she's been a hair model early in her career, so her hair is a big part of her career. She has thick curly hair that tends to be dry and not too oily (it would fall flat if it was), so a good cut is key to her look.

Smith says so herself in Woman's Day, "You must understand the texture of your hair before you choose a style. Because if not, you're going to be a slave to it, and who has time? Me, for instance, I have curly hair. With bangs and straight, long hair, I'd be blowing it out all the time."

For her show, Shear Genius, Smith sometimes wears her curly hair straight and with bangs, but she has a styling crew who does that. Most days, she wears her hair more natural. If you aren't born with a naturally thick, wavy hair texture, you will spend a lot of time trying to mimic this fullness. You can do it with the help of volumizing spray or mousse, an ionic blow dryer and a curling iron.

Also keep in mind that Smith is past 65 (!!) but looks like she's in her late 40s or early 50s thanks to plastic surgery. If she had a face full of wrinkles, this youthful hairstyle might look odd on her. But her face is lineless and she looks amazing.

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