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Many people have a natural desire to preserve their youth, or at least look the part. That’s why people often ask our stylists at Studio 86: “What are some hairstyles that will make me look younger?”
Our answer? You can do whatever makes you happy when it comes to your hair. If you’re 85 and really want to dye your hair baby pink and wear pigtails, you should go for it! However, if you don’t want to stray too far from what are considered appropriate styles for your age range, there are some things you can do to boost your youthfulness when it comes to your cut, style and colour.
Check out our pro tips for hairstyles that make you look younger:
1.) Get Bangs
Your forehead is one of the places that starts to show signs of aging first–that’s why people often get Botox in that area. If you’re not fond of injecting your face with foreign substances and want to hide those wrinkles, you can try getting bangs instead. Depending on your face shape, a blunt bang or side-swept, long fringe might be more flattering. Your hairstylist can make some suggestions on what works best.
2.) Go Long
Short hair is popular among seniors mostly because it’s just easier to manage, so if you want your hair to make you appear more youthful, going short might have the opposite effect. Go for a longer cut you can style in fun ways when the mood strikes you.
3.) Cover Greys
This one is pretty obvious. Grey hair is a definite sign of aging, and while some people can pull it off, covering the grey with a rich, warm colour that’s closest to your original shade will instantly make you appear more youthful.
4.) Boost Your Glow with Highlights
Your skin can become pale as you age. Adding highlights and lowlights strategically can also bring out your youthful glow again.
5.) Get a Smoothing Treatment
The texture of your hair can change drastically as you age, mostly due to hormonal fluctuations. If your hair has become coarse and frizzy and you’d rather it was still smooth and shiny like it was in your youth, you can try straightening it at home with a good quality hair straightener. If you don’t have time to do that and want a longer lasting effect, you can try a smoothing treatment, like our Peter Coppola Keratin Concept, which lasts for up to six months depending on how often you wash. It’s formaldehyde-free too! Learn more about it Peter Coppola Keratin Concept.
If you want a hairstyle that will make you appear more youthful but you don’t know what will work best for you, come visit us at Studio 86 in Toronto for a consultation! We can walk you through your options and find a cut, style and colour that brings out your youthful glow. Book your hair appointment at Studio 86 today!