As we get older, we begin to show signs of aging. It’s the natural process of life! But that doesn’t mean we have to look older than we really are. I’ve never met a woman who wants that!
The first place aging shows up is in your face. It’s common to go to the dermatologist to have your skin treated, to reduce fine lines, and get rid of dark spots. And while I have seen the benefit of regular skincare and facials to reduce the appearance of aging, I also recommend an even simpler solution: go to the hairstylist instead!
Because of Dressing Your Truth, I have seen firsthand how the correct hairstyle can take years off a woman’s appearance. When you work with your stylist, you can de-age yourself with a perfect hairstyle as you both work together to get the cut that makes you feel incredible.
8 Hairstyles That Make You Look Younger
Bangs Done Right
Opt for a Bob
Long Layers with Highlights
“Just Woke Up” Style
This shoulder-length haircut is universally flattering. You’ll want the main length to hit right at, or just above/below, your shoulders.
Women tend to think that once they reach a certain age, they can’t have long hair. But that’s not true! In fact, that’s an old myth that many women are choosing to bust. If you love long hair, then you can have it—no matter how old you are! A shoulder-length haircut is face-framing and looks great with any hair color. Let your personality shine through when you add layers for more interest and movement.
Based on your Energy Type, consider these variations for this shoulder-length haircut:
Type 1 – Add random, wispy layers for a cute, playful appearance.
Type 2 – Blended layers will be more flattering than severe ones.
Type 3 – You can go with asymmetrical layers to create a dynamic edge.
Type 4 – Opt for above or below the shoulders so the hair doesn’t rest on your shoulders, creating a messy look.
In Lifestyle, we have premium content to support you in choosing the correct haircut. If you’re going with a longer haircut, watch this video:
Long Hairstyles That Look Gorgeous On You—Regardless of Age!
I’m not talking about the bangs you had in 3rd grade that you cringe over now. I’m talking about the new and improved fringe that makes you feel fabulous.
Bangs can add a youthful quality to your face by making it appear smaller. But be careful to not have bangs that are too short. You want your bangs to come down long enough over your forehead so they don’t accentuate any fine lines around your eyes. And while long bangs are trendy right now, you don’t want them to cover your beautiful eyes either! Work with your hairstylist to find the best length for your Type of beauty and for your face shape.
Based on your Energy Type, consider these variations for your new bangs:
Type 1 – Think playful, fun, and bouncy. You can pull this off!
Type 2 – Go for side-swept, blended bangs that have an elongated look.
Type 3 – Your bangs can be dramatic and substantial, creating a v-shape across your face.
Type 4 – Go with stunning and clean. The straight lines will work for you!
Bobs are styles that sit just below your chin. This hairstyle can immediately make you feel and look younger by removing length and weight from your appearance! They frame your jawline and bring a youthful look to your face. Contrary to popular belief, bobs do not have to be all one length. In fact, it will be even more flattering and exciting for you to put your own spin on a bob.
Based on your Energy Type, consider these variations for your bob:
Type 1 – Go for a bob that has upward movement in the form of layers and lightness!
Type 2 – A bob with blended layers, and a touch of feathery bangs, will fit your soft nature.
Type 3 – Bring on the angles and asymmetry with this cut. It will bring out your exotic eyes.
Type 4 – A stacked bob, creating a blunt line, will look great with your bold features.
In our Lifestyle content, we go into greater detail about what makes a bob true to your Type! Watch those videos here.
A pixie cut is essentially a short hairstyle that shows off your ears (and earrings) with longer hair at the top, which can sometimes be long enough to become bangs. A pixie cut can make you look younger by bringing out your features, especially your cheekbones and eyes! If you’re going with a pixie, make sure you’ve got the correct hair products to give you the style you want. An un-styled pixie can appear limp or flat—but with just a touch of product, you’ve suddenly got an incredible hairstyle!
Based on your Energy Type, consider these pixie cut variations:
Type 1 – You will look cute with a flippy, tousled, bouncy pixie.
Type 2 – Go for soft, connected layers that make your pixie look relaxed.
Type 3 – You can do a dramatic part to create a swift angle and movement.
Type 4 – A pixie that has a structured, simple quality will look stunning on you.
For more videos on pixie cuts, check out this Type-specific Lifestyle series here.
You might immediately dismiss the idea of braids because you think they’re only for younger girls. But it’s a great surprise to see how older women can pull them off too! This styling technique adds an element of interest and uniqueness to an otherwise plain hairstyle.
Depending on your Energy Type, add these elements to your braids:
Type 1 – Don’t worry about making them perfect—random and messy suits you!
Type 2 – Side swept, blended braids will add to your soft nature.
Type 3 – You can go big with a larger part and more substantial pieces in your braid.
Type 4 – Braids that look clean and polished will work best for you.
A long hairstyle with layers means the longest length will drop below the shoulders. The layers, when paired with highlights, add dimension, movement, and depth. The highlights take your normal haircut up a few notches and add a youthful glow to it. This style works well no matter what your hair type is.
Depending on your Energy Type, add these touches to make this hairstyle work for you:
Type 1 – Go for sunshiney, honey, warm colors in your highlights.
Type 2 – Add elongated, loose waves with your curling iron for a blended quality.
Type 3 – Use your flat iron to add angles and crimps into your hair for edginess.
Type 4 – Think bold and precise when adding highlights into your layers.
Formal hair isn’t just for formal occasions! This style can make you look more youthful and elegant on any given day. Simply add some curls or angles to your hair with a flat iron, and then pin up pieces of your hair to create a beautiful style. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time either—the more often you do this hairstyle, the faster and more enjoyable it will be!
Depending on your Energy Type, add these touches to make a formal hairstyle work for you:
Type 1 – Random, messy, and cute are your keywords here!
Type 2 – Soft, cascading, and details — that’s the look you’re going for.
Type 3 – Substantial, dynamic, and irregular. Don’t be afraid to go big!
Type 4 – Your keywords will be regal, poised, and precise. A center part will be stunning on you.
This messy, wavy hairstyle shows that you feel confident and happy with yourself—even if your hair doesn’t look “perfect”! And that’s the beauty of it. It brings out that youthful independence we can all relate to. My biggest tip for this hairstyle is to make sure your makeup, outfit, and accessories are spot-on and true to Type!
Be daring. Try one of these 8 hairstyles and see how you feel.
You don’t have to go back to your hair from highschool to look younger. Because styles and trends change, doing that could actually age you! It’s better to look into the hairstyles mentioned above and tweak it according to your Type of beauty. Thousands of women who discover their Energy Type and get the correct hairstyle are amazed at how much better they look and feel.
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