THERE is nothing like a new hairstyle to leave you feeling revitalised, and at this time of year many women think of revamping their style. But did you realise that cutting a few inches off, lightening your hair colour or even just switching up your parting could actually knock years off how you look?
With clients including Cindy Crawford and Eva Longoria, celebrity hairdresser Asgar Saboo certainly knows a thing or two about good hair. Here the creative director at Daniel Galvin in London’s West End gives his tips on how to look 10 years younger with a few simple changes.
A classy chignon is favoured by many actresses on the red carpet, but many don’t realise that this style can look dated and harsh instead of young and fresh, especially if the hair is scraped back too harshly.
If you want something more youthful, go for a looser style and add braids, as seen on actress Sienna Miller (see main picture, right). They look modern and as part of an up-do, will look sophisticated.
Start at the front of your hair and loosely braid the hair, then loosely tie your locks on top of your head and pull out some hairs for something more put together, then secure with a glossing mist. This is guaranteed to knock years off your look.
ADD YOUTH WITH A CENTRE PARTING
BRUSHING the hair back with no parting can look very stuffy – it can remind you of the dated Eighties or Nineties style and will make you look older than your years. Refresh your look with a centre parting, as seen on Amy Adams, Cameron Diaz, above, and Elizabeth Banks.
This looks modern and is a simple step which takes less than a minute – try it and see how youthful you’ll look! If you’re not sure then try a side parting, which can feel more comfortable and will still look fresh.
UP YOUR LOCKS
CERTAINLY CERTAINLY, dark hair can look beautiful, but a single tone of colour can appear flat and make your hair look dull and aged. Instead, try a lighter shade of your regular tone, or add some natural highlights at the front and crown, as seen on Cate Blanchett (pictured above), Reese Witherspoon and Mena Suvari. This will brighten up your complexion, add shine to your hair and help you look younger.
TEXTURE TO MAKE YOUR LOCKS PLAYFUL AND FRESH
finds out how a new look could knock years off you
ALTHOUGH a straight, high maintenance look can be glamorous, hair which looks too perfectly styled can make you look older than you are.
Try something different with a messier texture, as seen on style icons including Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore (pictured above), which will bring youth and playfulness to your looks. Try a mousse before roughly blow-drying your locks, or simply use a salt spray at the ends of the hair when it’s dry to add a sexy, tousled look.
Oh Sienna! This unfussy up do gives the actress effortless red carpet glamour