As you grow older, you tend to experience a lot of physical changes. Most of which are unflattering. The lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and not to mention the gray hair. Unfortunately for some ladies, these features can make them appear much older than they really are. This gets them scrambling around for solutions to make them appear youthful again. Some women resort to expensive procedures like cosmetic surgery and Botox injections, but there’s a cheaper solution. All you have to do is change your hairstyle. Here are 12 hairstyles that help you turn the clock back 10 years on your looks.
1. The Pixie Cut
Pixies are adorable and remain forever young. They’re never shabby-looking. Getting yourself a pixie cut is one sure way of shaving off the years on your appearance. It’s also a bold move, so don’t forget to enjoy the shower of compliments you’ll get at work about how fabulous you look. To maintain your hairstyle, make sure you don’t miss your regular visits to the salon. Sport bangs to look trendy.
2. Loose Waves
This is for the lady who likes to experiment with her hair. If you have curly hair, fashion them into loose waves and watch years disappear from your looks. Don’t go too far and make it look like you’re participating in a pageant. Wavy hair makes you appear carefree. Use some mousse and a curling iron to create the waves and leave them hanging carelessly over your shoulders for a great summer hairdo.
3. The Layered Bob
This is one sure-shot hairstyle if you’re aiming for the young and trendy look. Add layers to what could otherwise be a boring bob and watch as your girlfriends go green with envy. The layers add volume and texture to your hairstyle, making you look messy and “cool.” Don’t forget to flash a smile at your jealous friends when you flaunt your new hairdo.
4. Ash Blonde
If you’re looking to color your hair to look younger, try blonde shades. All the celebrities are going blonde these days, so you know it’s a tried and tested method. Just make sure you don’t get carried away and make it too light. It can make your face appear older, bringing emphasis on the lines and creases. Try ash blonde with a darker shade on the roots. This gives your hair more dimension and appear voluminous.
5. Creamy Blonde
Another shade of blonde you can try shades of creamy blonde. Dark hair is fabulous, but it can get boring after a while. And nothing gets you looking ten years younger than a fantastic new shade. Check out the shades of creamy blonde and select one suitable for your skin tone.
6. Braided Updo
If you have a special event coming up, then the braided updo is your go-to hairstyle. This middle-parted, braided updo is guaranteed to make you look ten years younger. Head down to your salon for a professionally done updo, or if you’re feeling up to it yourself, sit yourself down and make yourself look fantastic. Remember, don’t wear your braids down unless you want to look like a schoolgirl.
7. Tousled Waves
Nothing says fresh and chic like a tousled hairstyle. Go bohemian with some tousled waves that look great on your pink cocktail dress or that sultry little black date-night dress. Not only will this hairstyle make you appear more youthful, it’s also low-maintenance. All you need is some hairspray.
8. Roughed Up Loose Hair
Say goodbye to your droopy, boring hairstyles and go for something stylish like the roughed-up hair that all the celebs seem to be sporting these days. This is the most natural-looking hairstyle you can have. Don’t overdo the styling or you’d look like you have a bed-head, and you don’t want to look like that at your best friend’s wedding.
9. Roughed Up Bun
This is more suitable for a more personal occasion. It’s also more comfortable since you won’t keep running your fingers through your hair trying to maintain the look. This hairstyle appears roughed-up but elegant too. It also works great for every hair color.
10. Classic Bob
Let’s go back to the classics and bring the bob back. This is a bold statement and you need a lot of confidence to be able to pull this style off. This edgy hairstyle never runs out of fashion and is ideal for someone who has an angular jawline. Darker hair colors look better in a classic bob, but don’t let that stop you if you’re a summer blonde.
As ladies grow older, they tend to stay away from stylish hairstyles because they believe they need to maintain them. Luckily for them, one simple addition to their current hairstyle can give them a much younger look – bangs. These look great with any hairstyle, buns, waves, updos, and even if you want to leave your hair hanging loose. Get soft bangs that bring out your eyes.
12. Ditch the shiny hairstyles
Shiny hairstyles are ideal for professional women who spend most of their time in office. But when you’re at an event, you need something that looks classy and stylish. Shiny hairstyles can make you look much older, so focus on styles that make you appear more stylish and youthful.
With the constantly changing standards of fashion, it can be hard to keep track of what’s the in-thing currently. But you don’t have to worry about all of that. Choosing the right hairstyle is enough for you to shed ten years off your looks. It’s inexpensive and painless, and not to mention a great reason to get some girl time with your friends at the salon.