Nobody wants to get older. But when it comes to hair, there’s a lot that you can do to slow down the process. In fact, certain hairstyles can lop ten years off your age. Check them out below.
1. Long Curly Hair
Long curly hair with a deep side part can be one of the best ways to roll back the years. Getting the hair to lift off the face helps to highlight the cheekbones and draw attention to the smile.
2. Bronze Highlights
You might also want to try bronze highlights. This is a technique that many women over forty have begun using to add a little contrast and volume to their faces. It also helps to open the face and looks great when paired with glowing skin.
3. Pixie Hair Cut
The pixie haircut is one of the most popular options at the hair salon. This short style is great for giving you youthful exuberance and can sometimes make you look ten years younger.
When choosing this style, be sure to opt for the asymmetrical variety. You want a side parting, preferably swept back, to complement the shape of your face. It’s also a no-fuss style, which is great for anyone looking for a quick morning routine.
4. Choppy Bob
If that’s not your style, you might also want to go for a choppy bob. Here the hairdresser cuts the hair at the top of the traps (but no further), and then builds in multiple layers, giving a kind of rebellious appearance.
The best choppy bobs are two-tone: dark underneath with brighter highlights. The style works well for both blondes and brunettes.
5. Deep-Part Shoulder Length Hair
You might also want to consider getting a deep-part shoulder length style – similar to the kind of hair worn by people like Kerry Washington. For this style, you’ll need some curlers and to give your hair some time to grow out if it is currently short. Then once it grows out, you’ll need to choose a part line and then insert a clip so that one side of your hair is flush with your scalp, leaving the other loose and flowy.
6. Long Layers With Highlights
Long layers with highlights is another classic style loved by women all over the country. It works because it brings out all your angles. Plus, it’s a style that many younger people choose these days. To add to the effect, always add plenty of highlights and wear dresses that expose the tops of your shoulders.
7. Sharp Bob
Some of you might be able to pull off the sharp bob look. Getting a chin-length cut creates the illusion of fullness in the face. It also helps to avoid the matronly look, unlike the traditional bob which can cast you as an older woman.
8. Ringlet Style
If you have the hair for it, you might also want to experiment with the ringlet style. The idea is to layer the hair in multiple ringlets so that it creates its own volume. Many stars, including Beyonce have had this style.
What other hairstyles do you think will make you look younger? Let me know in the comments below!