One of the banes of our existence is getting older. When we’re little, we look forward to growing up, and then it seems like everyone hits a wall when they’re in their twenties. Suddenly, everything is about looking younger!
Hairstyles are something that we don’t often think of. Not only does how you style your hair make a big difference on how you look, you’re actually hair also plays a role in it. That’s why we’ve gathered up this list of 12 hairstyles that will make you look a lot younger than you are!
1. Soft Bangs
Bangs might have been out of fashion when you were younger, but they’re a timeless hair “accessory” that can look great if you know how to wear it. Different kinds suit different faces, but soft bangs are great because they don’t look too harsh. Another plus point for bangs is that they cover any fine lines or wrinkles that have formed on your forehead.
2. The Low Curl
Super straight hair might look cool, but on older women, it can tend to look too harsh. To remedy this, you can add a bit of softness by adding a few curls to the bottom half of your hair. This technique can work for both long and short hair too!
3. The Sleek Bob
While the bob cut is generally associated with older women, you can make this trendy hairstyle look a lot younger by adding some sleekness to it. This hairstyle has your hair longer (at least neck-length) in the front, and shorter in the back. Looks cool, and is easy to manage too!
4. The Wavy Bob
Another way to modernize the classic bob is by added some waviness to it. This hairstyle is guaranteed to make you look younger because of the soft, effortless vibe it gives off. The wavy bob makes you look like you just woke up looking amazing.
5. Long Wavy Hair
Long wavy hair is another timeless classic that looks good on women of all ages. The waviness instantly makes you look healthy and young. Unlike with straight hair, a center part looks great when it comes to wavy hair. Of course, it looks good with a side part too. This is one of the most versatile hairstyles around. Keep it looking soft and polished, but not too shiny.
6. The Pixie Cut
Another short hairstyle that isn’t looking to go out of style anytime soon is the pixie cut. This super short hairdo screams confidence, and there’s nothing that exudes youth and sexiness than confidence. It’s also great for those who don’t care too much about spending loads of time styling their hair every morning. Pair it with some side swept bangs and you’ll look instantly younger!
7. The Layered Cut
A layered hairstyle is one of the best ways to add definition to your face. It can look good on people of all ages, and make older women look younger. It is also one of those things that works with all lengths, from a bob cut to super long hair. You can also add a fringe or side-swept bangs to make it look even more youthful.
8. The “Lob”
The “lob” or the long bob has been all the rage in recent years, and we can see why! This variation on the classic hairstyle looks good on everyone, no matter age or face shape, and gives you a bit more versatility than a short bob. While a sleek lob does look nice, older women might find it better to keep it softer, with a little more waviness.
9.The Side Part
One of the best ways to style your hair, no matter what type of cut you have is to part it to the side instead of in the middle. A center part, especially when it comes to straight hair, can look too formal and rigid. The side part gives a bit of youthfulness and allows the hair to move better.
10. The Natural Curl
The days of tamed and controlled hair are in the past! There’s nothing more youthful than celebrating your natural hair. We say, if you’ve got the curls, flaunt em! Curly hair is best worn shoulder length or just below, which gives it the effect of framing the face. Super long curly hair is a no-no as it can look overgrown.
11. The Shag
Going through this list, you might have understood one thing: to look younger, your hair needs to look effortless and breezy. The ultimate representation of this is the shag. This hairstyle is the one that tells people that you woke up like this and you look fabulous. It says that your hair is naturally beautiful and healthy, so you didn’t have to do much with it.
12. Colored Hair
Straight blonde or black hair can get a bit boring at times, so why not add a bit of color? Colored hair is all popular with the youngsters these days, but you don’t have to go too crazy and color your entire hair pink or blue. A bit of tint can go a long way. Say, some brown tint in blonde hair or blonde highlights in brown hair. If you’re feeling bold you could get streaks colored pink or something similar too.