Try out these favourite youth-enhancing hairstyles:
Pixie cut: Not every woman can pull this look off, but if you have the guts and the right face shape, this look can instantly take years off of your appearance. Pixie cuts have a naturally youthful vibe, making them a great choice if you are looking to change your look dramatically. They are perfect for the older woman who has not lost her energy and passion for youthful style.
Long bob hairstyle: Roughly part the hair in the middle and try to keep your hair loose and textured. This style will not only be more flattering but will give the appearance of thicker hair too. A short angled bob is more playful than a classic cut. Adding a fringe will give a gentle touch to your look, soften your features and frame your face. Make sure your style stays sleek by running a good cream through your locks before blow drying.
Messy bob or bun: Stiff and even cut hairstyles are a thing of the past. So feel free to mess up your hair! The best thing about this look is that it is easy to do. If you want to keep your hair short, opt for a textured bob with uneven edges. A looser, edgier cut not only makes you look younger, but it also adds volume to your hair.
For a fun and youthful hairstyle, try out a messy bun. If you like to go with the messy look, take out a few strands from the bun to show on your face.
The result is that you will look more beautiful and dainty. Just make sure you style it high because low buns can make you look older. The volume of hair gets added at the top of your head due to high buns, which is just ideal for thinning hair. For a carefree look, you could add a braid or, for a formal look, you can wrap some hair around the bun. The options are endless! Short cropped unsymmetrical hairstyle:
Cropped hair can give a disapproving look against skin which is mature. Appear pleasing and knock years off by adding some shaggy layers and a side-swept fringe. This look works best on straight hair, so combat frizz and flyaway ends with anti-frizz cream.
Shoulder-length layers: For hair that is straight or wavy, flowy layers that hit around the collarbone are perfect to soften the face. Layers add movement and depth to your hair, making it look thicker and fuller. However, beware of this style if your hair is very curly. Medium length hair styles with layers are the best option to add volume and life to your hair.
Subtle highlights: Sometimes, just subtly changing the colour of your hair can be a quick and easy trick to look younger. If you feel your hair is starting to feel a bit dull, but are not sure what to change, switch up the colour. Lightening your hair a shade or two from its base colour is more flattering as we age. Opt for warm highlights to add dimension and youth to your hair. Ask for highlights at the front, where the sun naturally lightens your tresses. This will add light to your smile and movement; and depth to your hair. You could even throw in a long fringe for instant Botox!
Bangs bangs: Thick hair can take ages off your face. On the other hand thin bangs can make you look older. Having these on a small section of hair frame your face, softens your look and gives a youthful appearance. They look equally nice with an updo or with tousled waves.
Off-centre bun: This is a great way to wear an updo without looking too put-together. Gather your hair in a low bun, angling it to the side of your head opposite your parting. Pull out some ringlets of hair around your face. This will make you look perfectly chic!
Half-up, half down: Pull half of your hair back – either tie or clip it, to frame your face and make it look softer. This style looks best with soft waves – too straight or too curly can look harsh. If you want to look extra trendy, you can also try a half-bun, which is the rage right now.
Deep side part: Hair parted down the centre can look very harsh and severe. Switch it by parting your hair on the side, preferably with some soft, undone waves. The resulting look is one that is effortlessly youthful.
Loose waves: Instead of curling your hair to perfection, opt for a tousled, beachy look that is more fun and relaxed. Apply some sea salt spray and mousse to your hair after it has been washed, then let it air-dry. Touch up the look by loosely running some strands of hair around a narrow-barrel curling wand.
Sophisticated ponytail: This look can be a hit or a miss. But if you have long hair, a ponytail can help your face appear smoother and thinner. Just be sure that the hair is sleek and that you add some good hair products to keep it in place.
Braided updo: A tight bun and twist can bring out the wrinkles and hence opt for a delicate updo with braids. There are many different ways to do a braided updo, so have fun and get creative. The soft volume of braids makes you look lighter and younger.
Sleek and straight: If you always wear the same tired curls, chances are that your look is ageing you. Give your hair some life by resorting to hair straighteners. If you must use heat to style your hair, always apply a heat protectant before styling. But be cautious about making it over-straight as the locks can look harsh. Opt for volume at the roots, sleekness through the middle of the hair, and a slight bend at the ends for the perfect look.
Voluminous curls: Your hair loses volume with age. So do not hesitate to add a volumising product to your styling routine. Use a large curling iron to create thick curls and add some light hairspray to keep them in place. If you want to elongate your neck, add a deep side part and keep your hair on one side of your shoulder.
Side braids or ponytail: If you have long hair, opt for a low braid or ponytail for a look that is soft and casual, but still flattering. To ensure that you are still looking ageappropriate, keep everything loose and slightly tousled. If it is too tight, you might look like a cheerleader! This style looks great because it elongates the face and neck, thereby giving you a slimmer look.
Short wavy hairstyle: A sideswept section in the front; and smooth round ends make for a hair style which is age-defying .Blow dry hair with a round brush, flicking the ends in and out to achieve a thick, bouncy style.
Low updo hairstyle: A low and loose updo is a much more appealing style than a high, hairdo. Rough your hair up at the crown and spritz your hair with a spray at the roots to add volume. Leave face-framing strands at the front.
Soft blonde hairstyle:
Grey hair can be attractive but demands confidence. If you are unsure or hesitant, a soft blonde colour will instantly take away years from your look. Stay away from brassy tones by using appropriate shampoo. Chignon, the popular hairstyle:
A soft style that is not too perfect is far more youthful. Opt for a loose chignon, pulling a few strands out here and there for a relaxed, undone look. Give hair hold and definition with a texturizing cream. Long curly hairstyle:
Long curls set into a retro style will soften features and give your style an ontrend edge for an evening out. Make sure you brush curls out after using heated rollers, as you do not want to end up with ageing ringlets. Enhance your curls with curl cream and damp your hair before styling. Beach waves hairstyle:
There is nothing more youthful than long, sexy beach waves. Curl your hair with big curling irons; take off the curls to loosen them once the hair cools down. Finally spritz your hair with a spray to finish off that summer holiday look.
It is important that you bear in mind the structure of the bone, the texture of the hair, and the level of maintenance before trying out a new look! But whatever haircut you choose, make sure that you go back to the salon for regular trims and that you use the right products to keep your tresses looking nice and glossy.
Nothing can be more ageing as frizzy, dry, and unkempt locks. Wear hair at a length just above shoulder as it gives a feminine look; boy short cuts are really ageing as is waistlength over 35! Fringes and layers around the face can hide a multitude of ageing signs, as does a good warm colour. With age-lighter, hair is softer and more forgiving. Steer clear of jet black locks as they add years to the face.
Half up, half down.
Side-braids or pony tail.