Why I am all for this modern twirl on the vintage curtail One of the great matters about the BBC drama The Split (and there are a lot of them) has been now not simply Nicola Walker’s superstar overall performance as divorce attorney Hannah Stern however Hannah’s hair style.

Yes, that short, simple however additionally ultra-flattering bob has me bewitched, troubled and bewildered. And questioning whether or not this is a route that I – and perhaps most girls in their 50s – need to go down.

It can be daunting to go for a whole hair makeover and to decide for a fringe if you don’t already have one.

But I additionally understand some ladies who have been stimulated and made the soar these days – and discovered it liberating, like being given a new identity.

‘I truely cherished this haircut too,’ says Andreas Wild, senior stylist at Larry King hair salon. ‘It’s a very age-appropriate fashion as it’s young, gentle and fresh.

‘It frames the face very well however if you don’t sense at ease having a full thick fringe, decide for a lengthy one and cut up it at the brow so it appears greater open and provides to the framing. This fashion would swimsuit many women,’ he confirms. But, in case you’re worried, Andreas provides that ‘this size can be grown out very easily’.

And of course, if you have curly hair this will require greater work with merchandise alongside straightening irons for the preferred effect.

Renowned hair colourist and stylist Nicola Clarke is additionally a fan of this reduce – even though she warns that the fringe factor is excessive preservation as it should require trimming each and every couple of weeks.

As for the colour, Nicola says it needn’t be a case of a full head of highlights except you layout to put on your hair up a lot (in which case you may favor shade underneath). Depending on your contemporary shade, you should get away with simply hairline and parting or a half-head of colour.

Trail oneself contented

 So regularly scent is talked about as armour, section of a persona we existing to others. But we additionally recognize the electricity of fragrance: aromatherapy oils, for instance, can have a dynamic impact on our emotional state. Now, new pleasant heady scent manufacturer Edeniste has taken the hyperlink between smell, the talent and our thoughts even further.

It has created a fragrance vary that has been scientifically examined to exhibit it can assist how we’re feeling, to enhance our emotional wellbeing. Think of it as energetic fragrance.

It’s centered with the aid of Audrey Semeraro, who grew up near Grasse in France, acknowledged as the domestic of perfumery. The daughter of a nuclear physicist, Audrey used to be astounded that no one in the fragrance world used to be developing scents in particular to make human beings each odor and experience good.

She believes we are solely at the establishing of perception how effective the hyperlinks are between olfaction and our brains, however it is being studied ‘for fitness and to treatment illness’. But don’t assume that potential the ensuing scent line feels sciencey – it’s luxurious and distinctly appropriate in its very own right.

It additionally has two strands. First is an eau de parfum line developed with main Japanese scent residence Takasago and its senior perfumer Aurélien Guichard. Each of the seven creations carries a central patented ‘destress accord’ that has been clinically examined for efficacy in decreasing or inhibiting a subject’s physiological response to stress.

I love the Vanille Irrésistible  and Jasmin Cruel eau de parfum lively  however there are oud, neroli and rose-based creations too.

Then there is a series of Lifeboost merchandise  particularly designed and validated to harness a mood: Relax, Energy, Happiness, Wellbeing, Dream, Seduction (the remaining two have been created through big-name perfumer Jerome di Marino). Use them on my own or layer when needed.