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30 Hairstyles That Take 10 Years Off Your Age

Straight Bob

Short hair is very in right now, and a straight-haired bob can make you look young and sophisticated. Ask your stylist to cut your hair just below your jawline, use a volumizing spray to add a little volume to your roots, straighten your locks, and leave your hair ever so slightly tousled to keep you from looking uptight. 

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Soft Pixie

Pixies are tough. It’s a fine line between making you look older and softening your features. When you visit your stylist, ask for a soft pixie. The layers and feathering make the hair look more delicate and make you look younger.

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Curled Ends

Curled ends have become one of the most elegant looks of the year. You may have seen it on the red carpet or around town. It adds lift to your hair while giving you a touch of elegance that’s unforgettable.

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Braided Crown

Festival-goers have kind of taken over the braids trend, but that doesn’t mean it’s off-limits to you. In fact, braids can make you look all the more youthful! For an easy braided crown, braid a thick chunk of hair on the side of your head, wrap it around the crown of your head, and secure it on the other side with some bobby pins. 

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Strategic Salt and Pepper

Salt and pepper doesn’t automatically make you look older. If your hair is going gray, you can dye your hair dark in certain places to make your locks look a little more dynamic. It can create a natural highlight without damaging your hair.

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The Lob

Sandra Bullock knows how to wear the Lob, but she isn’t the only one that can rock this fantastic style. The Lob is short for “long bob,” which is ideal for anyone that has reservations cutting off their hair and committing to a bob.

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Deep Side Part

Creating a deep side part (about an inch or so off-center) makes you look effortlessly sexy. Request that your hairstylist parts your hair off-center and cut accordingly. This style adds quite a bit of volume to your hair, so you’ll hardly have to do anything else to look put-together.

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Full, Side Swept Bangs

Side swept bangs frame your face and add a flirty touch to your look, which automatically takes years off your face. These bangs should start at your side part and sweep across your forehead, covering most of it. They require less maintenance than blunt-cut bangs, so you should be able to save a little money on trips to the salon! 

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Gamine Crop

A gamine crop is a short, boyish haircut that can bring out your features and make you look like you’re 22 again. To achieve this gorgeous look, tell your hairdresser you want a very short, cropped hairstyle without much volume.

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Wavy Bob

Just because you have short hair doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything with it. Bobs look fantastic with waves. The waves also lift the roots and make your hair look a little thicker. You can get waves using gel or a curling iron.

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Messy Braid

A messy braid looks fantastic on anyone, and it can bring youth back to any outfit. Even if you have thin hair, you can make your braid look larger by pulling on the tufts of hair a little. It makes the braid look larger and fluffier.

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Platinum Silver Grey

Going grey doesn’t have to be dull. You can dye your hair platinum silver grey and rock the style. It brings brightness to your face and really enhances your features. Just make sure you have a lot of shine in your hair.

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Honey-Blonde Highlights

Highlights give your hair and skin a fresh, youthful glow. Plus, they can cover up a few gray hairs if you have them! If you have lighter hair, ask your hairstylist for honey-blonde highlights and for darker hair, ask for caramel highlights to add dimension to your look. 

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Windswept Updo

If you have an event to attend, you should try a windswept updo. This will make you look young, feminine, and perfectly imperfect. Put your hair in a loose bun at the nape of your neck, then pull a few pieces of hair out to keep the style from looking too structured.

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Face-Framing Layers

Face-framing layers give you the best of both worlds. Your hair will appear long, but will lack the limpness that typically comes with it. Tell your hairstylist you want your hair cut at or slightly above your shoulders and layered to frame your beautiful face. 

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Rich, Dark Color

Opting for a rich, dark hair color can highlight your features and make your hair look like a million bucks! Ask your stylist to dye your hair a deep brown or black color, then you can add lowlights for dimension (if you want).

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Shiny Locks

Over time, our hair can get a little dull, especially as we age. Adding a little luster back to your locks can instantly make you look younger without too much effort. You can make your own at-home shine mask for your hair in your own home using an egg, honey, and coconut milk.

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Wispy Bangs

If you have thinner hair or don’t like the look of full bangs, wispy bangs are absolutely beautiful. They’re playful and light so they bounce as you move. Plus, they have a framing effect around your face, which can make it look slimmer.

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Gentle Waves & Voluminous Roots

Creating gentle waves and adding volume to your roots will make your features appear softer. Have your hairstylist use a volumizing spray on your roots and lightly curl your hair. Then, gently pull apart the curls to create natural waves. 

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Feathery Layers

For thinner hair, feathery layers may be the style you’re looking for. The stylist carefully adds a wispy end to your hair that lets it move as you move. It doesn’t take much work to maintain and looks great as the style grows out.

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Messy Shag

The messy shag is probably the most low-maintenance hairstyle on this list. It embodies the whole “I woke up like this movement,” and can be super freeing. It’s all about layers and hair gel or mousse. The style also adds volume to fine hair.

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Framing Highlights

We love framing highlights on any age, and aging women can really benefit from this trend. All you need to do is dye the bit of hair that’s around your face. It hangs and brings attention to your face while brightening your skin to a flawless glow.

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Curls Galore

Curls never go out of style and make your hair look voluminous. Bouncy hair means healthy hair, and curls send that message across perfectly. You can curl your hair using a curling iron, or you can get a perm and make your hairstyle hassle-free.

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Beach Waves

Beach waves make you look like you just came back from a beach vacation in Fiji. They don’t take much work. All you need is a little mousse and time. The tousled look dances along the perfect balance of messy but put-together.

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Framing Wisps

No matter what hairstyle you’re going for, a few framing wisps are the perfect style to make you look 10 years younger. It doesn’t have to be much or even strategic. Just grab a few strands when you put your hair up and pull them down to hang wistfully alongside your face.

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Natural Red

Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, and the beautiful Christina Hendricks know what it means to look young. These women all have natural red hair – a trend that’s increasing in popularity. This style is perfect for anyone looking for a change.

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Ombré

Ombré makes your hair look dynamic, modern, and youthful. With this style, you can go light to dark or dark to light. Our suggestion is that you use your roots as the base color and lighten or darken as you go down. This way, you don’t need to put too much effort into maintaining it.

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Dark Roots

Dark roots are the epitome of “hassle-free.” If you have darker hair, you can dye your hair blonde and leave the roots your natural color. As it grows out, it’ll turn into an Ombré.  

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Pony with Bump

Hair bumps are coming back, and we’re glad. They can make your hair look larger, especially if you’re wearing it in a pony. All you need to do is tease your hair a little, and you’ll get the volume you’ve always wanted.

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Air Dried

If you’re like us, you’ve been styling your hair for ages. It’s about time to let it do its thing! Letting your hair airdry gives it a break and allows it to get back some of the luster that may have been lost through decades of heating tools.

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