Cheat Your Age And Look 10 Years Younger With One Of These Chic Hairstyles
By Patricia Tena
eventMay 09, 2017
Aging is inevitable, and many women are blind to the fact that they no longer look like they're in their twenties when they're in their fifties. It doesn't have to be a negative change, but it is a change that will undoubtedly happen. If you're nervous about your journey over the hill, know that there are hairstyles that will better disguise your age and make everyone think you are ten years younger than you really are!NEXT »
This versatile and timeless style works wonders for facial structure and is our go-to cut to beat the sweltering summer heat. Plus, it's low-maintenance, so a spritz or two of texturing spray is all you'll need in your morning routine! You can go shoulder-length, chin-length, or even add spiky layers, but regardless of which variation of the chic bob you choose, it will be sure to take ten years off of your age instantly!
Celebrity Denise Van Outen and city girl favorite is rocking a much more natural and stylish version of the "visible root" trend called "ombré." A shot of blonde will add a youthful glow to your hair, especially if you opt for the classic dark-to-light gradation that will naturally lighten strands under the sun. You won't even need to change the style you already have completely because this burst of color livens everything up! Live a little and give it a chance!
Braids aren't only for little girls with pigtails! If you do them correctly, this look will be sure to make you look and feel young again. Try going for a loose side-swept braid with strands of hair that frame your face -- it is simple, youthful, and perfect. Gabrielle Union isn't a spring chicken anymore, but you'd never know that because she styles her hair so perfectly that it knocks ten years off her real age!
Short And Textured
Add a little texture to your chic and short cut with some volumizing spray! The result? A modern and youthful look that will have everyone giving you compliments. Even Sharon Osbourne knows this do is a "win," which is why she hasn't strayed from this style in years! Expose those cheekbones and have everyone guessing how old you actually are with this short and textured trendy cut.
Throwing your hair up in a bun will keep your skin looking tight while reducing the appearance of wrinkles around your forehead and eyes. And those cheekbones? They'll look better than ever. Plus, it's a super easy style to pull off in seconds! You can go the messy bun route or go for the chic sock bun, but either style you choose will be sure to have people thinking you magically got younger with time.
Part It To The Side
A center part may help slim a wide face, but older women should steer clear from that look and part it to the side instead. It'll carve an unexpected hairline around the face and make you look even more flattering! The side part helps to accentuate your most flattering features, like your cheekbones, eyes, and chin! Take ten years off your age with this stylish part and cut.
Long And Luscious Layers
Long hair is youthful and always in style! It'll draw attention to your collarbone, and soft layers in the front will help to open up your face frame. Consider adding in some highlights where the sunlight will most likely hit for an even fresher look! Just take a look at Michelle Pfeiffer -- you would think she is in her early thirties with this hairstyle, but that's not the case at all. Amp up your do and turn back the clocks with this stunning hair.
Bright and bold colors will make all your friends and coworkers question your age! And by "question" I mean they'll think you traveled ten years back in time to a younger you. Go for a bold red to wow the crowd! Just be sure to consult with your hairdresser about which shade works best with your skin tone and for your natural hair color -- there's nothing worse than expecting one color and coming out with a totally different one!
Ah, the traditional and sophisticated look any woman can relate to. Tightly tying your hair back will give you a face-lift and emphasize your eyes and cheekbones without having to shovel out thousands of dollars for plastic surgery! This Hollywood beauty knows how to deceive the paparazzi by disguising her age with a trendy hairstyle, and it only takes seconds to perfect!
Side-swept bangs are the perfect solution for hiding crow's feet and pesky forehead wrinkles. Blunt bangs will, unfortunately, make you look older. Bangs look best on hair that's naturally straight, so the curly crowd may want to stay away and opt for something more flattering! Diane Keaton knows the key to looking young is all in the hair and she wears this style effortlessly!
Short And Wavy
If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, keep it! The trick is getting the cut just right to avoid curling irons and professional treatments. If it's too short, this style will make your hair pout up, while hair that's too long will leave you looking like a tangled mess who just rolled out of bed. Avoid the "just rolled out of bed" look and have your stylist give you a cut that will perfectly accentuate your most gorgeous features.
Pretty With A Pixie
Feeling daring and edgy like Kris Kardashian? Try a pixie cut! This short style lets you play with a variety of textures and endless possibilities. Try messing it up a bit to keep it from looking too stuffy, which add extra volume to your hair without even trying! The best part of this hairstyle is it is effortless -- are you running late for work? Not to worry because this cut will take no time to style.
Warm And Wondrous
Having warm-colored hair will help make up for the loss in natural skin tone many women face as they age. You would never know Chrissy Teigen struggles with uneven skin tone because she took precautionary measures with her hairstyle. Try adding low lights, like dark honey, to compliment your mature skin tone. It will make all the difference in how your peers see you!
Knock off a few years by simply cutting off those extra long locks! Mid-length hair is both easy to maintain and sophisticated, while long hair tends to be a youthful trend. Consider going for a tousled, shoulder-grazing cut with a deep side part to add the illusion of a fuller style. Your friends and family will be wondering how you managed to go back in time to ten years younger!
Too afraid to drastically change your do? You can go the extra step with almost any hairstyle just by adding a strong, yet simple and stylish accessory. Just be sure it doesn't look too flashy or tacky for your mature personality! A small clip or headband will do wonders for your hair and your appearance because it will give your friends and family a focal point to look at!
You don't have to completely change your hairstyle to give yourself a new do and make yourself appear younger. If you have dull, lackluster strands framing your face, it can be very aging. Try adding a hint of shine serum to your morning routine to add some extra flare to your hair without really changing a thing! Shine serum is inexpensive and makes all the difference.
Unlike side-swept bangs, soft bangs can be positioned anywhere on your face! If you want to swoop them to the side, let them fall where they may, or switch up your part, having soft bangs allows you to do so. Jennifer Lopez loves having bangs and is hardly seen without them these days because it helps her look younger and more fierce than ever before!
The Wavy Bob
A soft, wavy bob is way different than a short haircut. The bob is high in the back and gradually grows longer in front, which adds beautiful dimensions to your hair and face. The wavy bob helps to add body to your hair without having to use harmful products. But aside from the aesthetic benefits of a wavy bob, it will also make you look ten years younger!
The Blended Pixie
Pixie style haircuts can often unintentionally age women, but if you're looking for a shorter hairstyle, talk to your stylist about a softer pixie cut. The softer pixie cut consists of long layers that blend nicely together, giving you the effortlessly messy look that is so in style these days. Not only will you look like you're with the times, but you will look younger too!
Layered Mid-Length With Heavy Fringe
You can keep your hair on the longer side without having to grow it out like you're a teenager. Consider adding face-framing layers that will highlight your most stunning features, like your jawline and cheekbones. If you add a side-swept fringe you're only making yourself look that much younger, so go for it! It will add dimension to any hair type.
Be Careful With Color
Of course, every woman should rock a hairstyle that makes her happy, but if you want to look at least ten years younger, be careful with what color you choose to dye your hair. Leave the bright blue tones for Lady Gaga and focus on what makes you look and feel beautiful. Don't over-highlight your already blonde hair and don't make your dark hair too dark. These things have a tendency to drown your skin tone.
Brighten Up With Concealer
Concealer isn't just for undereye circles! You can dab it on the inner and outer corners of your eyes, the outer sides of your nostrils, and either end of your lips. The result will make everything appear to be lifted, almost as if you spent thousands on top-notch plastic surgery. There are many tricks you can do with concealer, but this simple one will take many years off your appearance.
Lift Your Booty With Stretch Jeans
Get in the habit of checking labels before you purchase your next pair of jeans. As time passes, our skin isn't the only thing that sags, but once lifted body parts such as your bum will sag too. If you buy jeans that have at least 2 percent stretch to them, your booty will get the lift it deserves! Stay away from high cotton percentages because once they stretch out, they offer no support.
Condition, Condition, Condition!
Years of blow-drying, straightening, curling, and styling takes a major toll on the look, feel, and overall health of your hair. Restore your hair's natural glow by using a clear, conditioning gloss that is totally inexpensive. The gloss will take years off your hair and give you that youthful look you have been longing for. All it takes is an extra two minutes each morning.
The Perfect Bra
Find yourself the perfect bra by going to a professional for a bra fitting. Don't get hung up on the numbers or letters, because wearing a good bra will do more harm than good! A good bra elevates your chest, gives you a longer, slimmer-looking waist, which will make you appear ten years younger! It's worth the investment if it means completely changing your shape.
Fake An Eye Lift
Give yourself the eye lift you deserve without having to shell out thousands of dollars or go under the knife. Do this by using a light-colored eyeshadow near your lash line and a deeper shade in an arc above the crease where your lid is drooping. The lighter shade makes the bottom of the lid more visible, while the darker shade makes the puffy top part disappear.
Try A Dermal Filler Or Some Blush
Thanks to gravity, as we age the fat pads in our cheeks begin to fall, but now there is a way to defy gravity entirely! Maybe not entirely, but a dermal filler lasts for three months and you can see the skin-plumping effects right away! Dermal fillers are a bit pricey and if it is out of your budget, try some pink blush -- it will get the same visual effects as the dermal filler.
Mix And Match
Matching things to the letter is no longer in style, so it's time to leave the idea that brown and black don't match in the past. If you're looking to make yourself appear younger, try mixing and matching things you normally wouldn't. For instance, throw your hair up in a messy bun, but where a nice leather jacket and bodycon dress. This style will have you feeling (and looking) like you're in your early thirties!
Plump Your Lips!
Don't plump your lips by having plastic surgery, but plump them the over-the-counter way! As we get older even the juiciest lips tend to lose volume. Stay away from dark, matte lipsticks because they just accentuate the lack of volume. Use pink glosses because the lighter, brighter, shinier colors add volume to your lips and make them appear younger and smoother.
Say Goodbye To Powder
Dry, powder makeup tends to make skin look old and dry. As we get older, our skin produces less oil, which makes dewy makeup more flattering. Consider switching to a lightweight tinted moisturizer with highlighting effects. Cream versions of blush and bronzer will also help to make your skin look youthful and well taken care of!