Aging is a double-edged sword. With age comes boundless beauty, wisdom and experience but it also comes with an older look that seemingly happened over night and it’s trying to hide your youthful spirit with sunspots and wrinkles. Fortunately you can fight the all-telling signs of your age with a few simple hair tricks.
Bangs to Hide Your Forehead
Bangs before Botox, ladies. We have to start with bangs because they are the most powerful tools in your anti-aging toolbox. Once you give yourself some fresh bangs the next time you order a beer you will be asked for an ID. Bangs are a stylish and effective way to hide blemishes and wrinkles. A few general tips:
- Keep your bangs thick: Wispy bangs can make your hair look thin but thick bangs will show off your lush and healthy hair.
- Razored cut: Blunt is great for young girls but now that you have matured try a razored edge for a lighter cut.
- Keep them long: Between the brows and tops of your eyes is a great length for mature women because any shorter can look retro and old fashioned.
- Don’t be afraid of a full side-swept bang: If you don’t want the rock n roll razored cut bang hairstyle then thick side-swept bangs will do the trick.
- Always choose a bang that works with your hair texture and face shape.
Color makes you look Younger
One of the most common mistakes women make as they age is choosing the wrong color that ends up aging them. It’s true that in general you should go lighter because hair loses its pigment and skin tone becomes lighter. However, you don’t want to stray too far from your natural color because it might clash with your skin tone.
If you have olive skin then a deep red color is probably better and if you have paler skin then a light brown is a great option. Avoid going too light or too dark if you have brown hair and want to go lighter to look younger then add some caramel highlights for dimension. One color looks are often too severe and aging.
Have a Layered Haircut
We have already covered bangs but the wrong haircut can also be aging you. The trick is very simple – avoid one-length haircuts. Regardless of what length you have, add layers. Delicate layers that frame your face will soften your appearance given you a more vibrant and youthful look. Layers also give your hair plenty of body, movement and volume.
Additionally, you should always have healthy ends. Healthy ends are younger looking ends so don’t skip your trims.
Just add Style
Finally, even if you have the healthiest and fullest tresses out there, if you are styling your hair a dated style then you’re going to look older. Try to keep your hair styled with off-center parts because center parts are very severe and show off every wrinkle. A bonus is that side-parts hide pesky grays.
In addition to an off-center part you want to create hairstyles that add a lot of volume and soft hairstyles. If you have medium length or long hair then try hairstyles like a low-side ponytail or a messy chignon if you have a bob or pixie then embrace your natural texture or add romantic waves.