Lines on the face tell a wonderful story about our journey through life. They also tell our age. Softening or hiding some of these "beauty marks" is sure to keep people guessing.
It used to be that when you reached a certain age you were destined for your mother's haircut. Something short, easy...and usually bland. Back in the day, hairstyles for longer lengths tended to elongate the face or make it look drawn—which is the last thing that maturing women need. So women cut it off! That's not the case anymore due to styling techniques. With that behind us, we realize the true key to looking young isn't just a short hairstyle, but feeling young.
This is a photo of me and my mom. My mom just turned 60 years old. To help her look younger, my mom has face-framing layers with a side bang. This puts the emphasis on her beautiful eyes. Her hairstyle also has a lot of movement and soft highlights that help her to look the way she feels—playful and young! I can happily say that these tips truly work. My mom definitely looks young for her age, but it's her young spirit that is ultimately age defying!
Put Your Stylist to the Test
Its time to break the rules ladies and put your stylist to the test. Let's get creative. If short makes you feel sassy, then short it is! If long makes you feel lovely, then long it is! If you like a bob, so be it!
Long Hair: If you're going to have long hair, then it should be layered. The layers will take off a significant amount of the weight, and layering around the face will open and broaden the face, making it look fresh and uplifted.
Bobs: Here's a trick. If you have a bob, take it a couple inches shorter in the back, leaving the front longer. This will give your profile an instant lift. This shape pulls the eye upward and away from the face.
Layering: It's anytime that the hair is not one length. Layering creates softness, distracting from wrinkles and fine lines. The key with layering is to focus on what you think makes you look more youthful and, most importantly, feel youthful.