Did you know a great haircut can actually make you look younger? Look no further for your personal fountain of youth, because the best part is the effect is immediate. We all get into the habit of saying, “Oh, the usual,” when our stylists asks what we want to do at our regular appointment. But time has a way of marching on and it could be time to talk to your stylist about achieving a new and perfect haircut for you. Start searching pictures of the hair trends you like and know what you don’t like, keeping in mind your hair texture and face shape (looking for similarities in the styles you choose). Bring them to your next appointment for discussion between you and your stylist. Listen to her suggestions too. She knows whether a cut will age you or make you look younger! Also – KNOW your own hair!
Coarse hair. Try a cropped cut. It will eliminate the need for damaging practices to your hair so your hair will look healthy and more youthful. Soft and shiny hair will definitely shave off some years!
Thick hair. Thick hair can look more youthful and polished when it is at shoulder length, and often needs to be strategically thinned and layered. Talk to your stylist about how to add some shine and get the right length to make you look younger.
Thinning hair. A chin length cut can give you the look of fullness and will make your hair look as if it has more body and lift. Or a shorter cut that can give the illusion of height with style. Dare for something different and go for it!
Straight, limp hair. Our facial features will show our age, and if limp hair is the problem, think short! Length is not a friend to someone with limp hair as it adds weight. Try a shorter style with layers to prevent hair from falling completely flat. And look to light-weight styling products to help.
Oily hair. Oily roots can make your hair look drab and lifeless. Look for an asymmetrical cut. This can provide the hair with lift and fullness. Check with your stylist for products that absorb oil.
Frizzy hair. As we age, our hair tends to become more prone to frizz. Longer hair may be less manageable. Try a hairstyle that will fall just past your shoulders. It will be easier to keep the frizz under control.
Curly hair. Look for a cut with perfectly placed layers that will help shape your hair for a more youthful look.
Wavy Hair. Waves in your hair tend to make you look younger. It can add a sense of softness to your hair. Ask your stylist for perimeter layers that are cut in a straight line. (Consider yourself lucky!)
Gray hair. One great way to pull off gray hair is to venture out for a fresh new trendy style that will fit best with your facial features. On top of of that, make sure you’re using the right products and tools at home to make your gray hair look smooth, shiny, and healthy.