Do you think that getting the same hairstyle you had back in high school will give you that youthful vibe you are looking for? You might have felt young when you had that hairstyle before, but if you get it now you will only look dated. (And it might even make you look ten years older).
Instead of redoing that perm you had for your prom or those side-swept bangs from the late 90’s, try out one of these ageless styles below. We asked some top hair stylists, who keep our favorite celebs looking ageless, for the best hairstyles to instantly take years off your face and probably your overall outlook on life.
From pixies to long hair, here is everything you need to know!
Embrace the pixie, by giving it a more lived in look. Make sure you have a little extra length around the face for a warmer and softer look. This youthful hairstyle is very low maintenance, as it doesn’t require extensive styling every day. Plus it looks fantastic on all face shapes.
The most known chin-length cut is the famous bob, but avoid the harsh angular bob from the 90’s that didn’t have any layers. Instead get a playful bob with soft, flowing layers around the face. Layers will crown your face, hence giving your entire face an instant lift. Plus, the tousled bob look is relatively low maintenance and looks great with highlights.
Jennifer Aniston has managed to look ageless due to the staggered layers of her shoulder-length hair. Avoid haircuts that have harsh edges, as it will make your face look weighed down and heavy. Get your hair stylist to give you longer angles that will hit just below your jaw, keeping your face looking soft and young.
Wavy hair envisions youthfulness, but the key is allowing your hair to embrace its natural waves without getting too uptight. If you tend to have frizzy or curly hair, calm your hair with a deep conditioner and a curl softener. Avoid getting too many layers along the back of your head and only a few around your face to soften your face.
Long hair is a timeless classic when you have the right cut. The key to mastering this look is by keeping your hair in tip-top shape and healthy, otherwise you will just look like a ratty old hippy from Canada.
Get the look by having a longer fringe or a side bang, as this will create movement and soften the face. Plus, remember hair longer than your breastbone area is too long and will age you by ten years.
Youthful up-dos should be kept simple and slightly undone. Avoid up-dos that are overly polished or too tight, as this will make you look older and tired. Up-dos are a classic style that every woman should master such as the upswept, casual French twist.