Boomer Style – Hair, Nails, Makeup Pared Down

Wow, how my life has changed!  As a ballroom dance professional, now Nanny to my 4-year-old grandson, I don’t get to dress up much.  As a matter of fact, I don’t want to because it’s inconvenient. So much so, that heels, skirts/dresses, fancy tops, long nails, and full makeup aren’t a part of my daily Boomer style anymore.  Although, to be honest, I still dig out my jewelry ’cause my grandson loves it when I wear the sparkly stuff.

Speaking of sparkly stuff, check out this post about jewelry making for Boomers.

If you were born between 1946-1964, you’re a member of the generation known as the Baby Boomers. To learn more about this generation, you might like this Dance Safari post, “Why Baby Boomers Love to Dance – Hint: Great Music“.

When it comes to hair, nails, and makeup, this generation has contributed much over the years.

So, Boomer, what are you rockin’ now?


Over the past 10 years, I’ve changed my hair quite often.  Sometimes it was the color, as it’s been brown, black, red, and even blue. Not only did I mess around with the color, after moving to Cincinnati a few years ago, I grew my hair long. You know, just for something different.

These days I let my natural silver shine and prefer to keep it short and funky. Recently, I discovered the SEXYHAIR product called Style Hard Up and I love it. It’s rated 9 for Shine and 10 for Hold. To be sure, this is some good stuff.

Baby Boomers love hair, nails, and makeup tips.
Raleigh, NC

Nails (Boomers love their nails!)

Honestly, manicures and pedicures have been a part of my life for more than 40 years. Over all those years, you name it, I’ve had it done it to my nails. For instance, nail extensions of every type have found their way to my hands. Regardless of how much I had to baby them, I loved wearing super-long, oval-shaped nails.

As for nail polish, for formal affairs, like competitions and weddings, I’d do classic French tips. But, in fact, nail designs are my thing. A design could be as simple as an accent nail or some nail jewelry. On the other hand, colorful art on all 10 nails and my 2 big toes can’t be beat! Maybe you’ve noticed, Boomers love their bright colors.

This picture shows a baby boomer who has red, white, and blue artwork on her nails.
A great way to show your patriotism is to sport
red, white, and blue nails.


Love it or hate it, you can’t deny makeup polishes your appearance and improves your confidence. And, like they say, when you look good, you feel good.

You might spend as little as 5 minutes to throw on a some tinted moisturizer, a swipe of mascara, and some lipstick (on the lips and cheeks). Or a fully made up face might start with…

  • Moisturizer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Highlighter
  • Contour
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Finishing Powder
And, that’s just the start. Then, there’s eye…
  • Brows
  • Shadow
  • Liner
  • Lashes
Finally, the lips…
  • Liner
  • Lipstick
  • Gloss

One last thought on applying the whole-enchilada makeup. If you decide that’s what you want to do, wouldn’t it be nice to have one of those wall-mounted 2-sided makeup mirrors like the ones at the luxury hotels? C’mon, Boomer, you know your eyes ain’t what they used to be.

Although some women wouldn’t be caught dead without a full face on, for me, it doesn’t suit my lifestyle anymore. Besides, my young man, Logan, is not impressed with makeup. However, he loves my Boomer-style big earrings and colorful glasses. And, so do I.

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  1. I love your ‘look’, Barbara; it really suits you!
    Some women, like you, look great with the silvers showing. Alas, not me; it just makes me look old.. Hahah.
    So, go girl. Less really can be ‘more’… 🙂

  2. 💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    💎 Generally I Get On with people but right now some fucking cunt has me in his cross hairs but I don’t wanna hurt him like I KNOW!!! I Can; so I focus on my breathing and let my hair grow as I diffuse my bad mood…

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎


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