New for 2011: 10 Hairstyles that make you look 10 years younger
The wrong hairstyle can make you look years earlier. Here, what not to do and reforms that make it easy to spot you look younger.
Older: Too much product can make hair look stiff and almost wig-like.
Younger: A slightly messy, gamine crop is easy, face-flattering, and sweet.
Older: Sculpted hairstyles from back in the day can be an instant time warp—and not in a good way.
Younger: Going with your natural texture (with a little help from products like Bumble and Bumble Texture) makes hair look much less helmet-y. (Bonus: Hair will also look more youthful.)
Older: Braids aren’t always synonymous with schoolgirls—a tight, too-severe French braid defies that.
Younger: Draped over one shoulder with lots of volume and a beachy feel (get it from Fekkai Wave Creating Spray), a side braid is the perfect youthful option.
Older: Gravity-defying bodies are one thing, but when hair stands straight up, it’s an instant ager.
Younger: Keeping curls natural (if you need to tame them slightly, try Kiehl’s Stylist Series Creme With Silk Groom) looks fresh and not overthought.
Younger: You can’t go wrong with classic side-swept bangs: They don’t hide the face, they add pretty movement, and they ooze confidence and youthfulness.
Older: A pretty updo looks chic; a too-literal beehive reminds everyone of Grandma.
Younger: A ponytail with a little volume at the crown strikes the perfect balance between glamorous and relaxed.
Older: Too-straight hair looks limp and lifeless—and lifeless is not what you need if you’re trying to look younger.
Younger: Think of bouncy hair that’s full of body as an elixir of life—it adds instant vitality.