Hairstyles That Make You Look Younger

By on January 14, 2019
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Is your hair showing your age? Have you been wearing the same hairstyle for the past 20 years? Whether its changed texture as you’ve gotten older, lost its luster, or has gone gray, now is the time to mix things up. There are plenty of hairstyles out there that can make you look younger. Whether you need a different cut, a new style, or freshened up color, we’re giving you the details!

Highlight Your Style

While you might think that gray or silver hair is the ultimate sign of old age, it’s actually very on trend right now. Younger girls are dying their hair these colors, so don’t worry about covering up your gray. Let your natural hair shine bright!

If you do prefer to color your hair, though, adding caramel-colored highlights to brown hair can soften up your look. Blondes can add lighter highlights and/or darker low-lights. Monotone hair is aging, so by adding a few different shades to your tresses, it creates dimension to help you look younger.

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BangsTry Bangs

Bangs can be a fun way to change up your hair without making too dramatic of a cut. Instead of going for full, blunt bangs, opt for softer, wispier side-swept bangs. Side bangs offer a more youthful look and they’re simple to style.

Go Short

You might think of short cuts as aging, but in fact, a pixie cut can have the opposite effect. Ask you stylist for a shorter, softer pixie with plenty of texture. When your short cut has layers that blend together, it’s a more flattering appearance. You can also play around with how to style your pixie and change it from sleek and styled to messy and tousled. There are tons of ways to have fun with short hair!

Add Some Texture

If you’ve always worn your hair straight, consider adding some texture to change up your look. A wavy or curly bob is very feminine and can accentuate your facial features. Messier, textured hair can also add some flirtiness and fun to help give you a more youthful glow.

Be Blunt

That being said, a blunt bob will never go out of style (think Anna Wintour). If you love the look of straight hair, opt for a chin-length bob. This will make your jawline and cheekbones pop, and it’s simple to maintain and style.

Frame Your Face

As we mentioned, face-framing highlights can brighten up your hair and your skin. By adding lighter pieces of hair around your face, you look sun-kissed and fresh, which will carry through to your eyes and your smile as well.

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If you prefer to keep your hair on the longer side, go for face-framing layers the next time you get a haircut. This style adds dimension and movement to your locks, giving your hair (and you) more energy.

Get Centered

A center part is another classic, timeless look. It looks best on women with round or square faces. You can wear a center part with long or short hair, and it works well with the hairstyles mentioned above.


Allegra Gallian is a freelance writer and blogger who specializes in lifestyle, health, wellness and fitness. She lives in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. When she’s not writing, Allegra enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

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Hairstyles That Make You Look Younger