Chop your mane and years off
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A new hairstyle can do wonders and make you feel and look more youthful, but finding the right haircut, or a hairstyle, for all that matters, is always a hassle; a couple of centimetres make a difference, and once they are cut off, there is no going back. If the aim is to look younger and fresher, then, it takes a little extra effort. Not only it is essential to know what is flattering, but also the variety out there. Be safe, but also enjoy some fun experimenting!
Luckily, we've got some very helpful ideas for you. Have a look at the five hairstyles that make you look younger before you go to the chop. And what better time to refresh your hairstyle than summer?
Feeling a little retro? Next time you pay a visit to your favourite hairdresser, ask for a bob. Add bangs à la Anna Wintour if you are brave. A bob that ends at the height of your jaw, like Katie Homes', enhances your jawline and cheekbones, it is a fun and flirty hairstyle that will take ten years off. You can also change a little your bob by wearing it parted to the side for a glamorous red-carpet look.
Side Swept Bangs
If you think regular bangs are a little too youthful, a longer side-swept fringe can be precisely what you need. They soften your face while keeping it classy, like Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Reese Witherspoon hairstyles. You can try this haircut without making a big commitment as it won't take long to grow the bangs out in case you're not happy; a real winner!
It takes a lot of confidence to pull off the bold pixie style, but it looks absolutely gorgeous and sexy. Just think how stunning Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman looked with their super short pixies! Anne Hathaway's boyish pixie cut with short bangs or with a longer fringe makes her look like a kid ready for mischief.
If you like classy and classic, a middle part never disappoints. It works for mid-length and long hair with layers like Julia Roberts', the face-framing layers add volume to your long mane and give you a youthful look, but make sure your hair is healthy and shiny, split ends and brittle hair are a no-go! Long hair requires high maintenance and a lot of care, use natural products to keep your locks looking beautiful.
If all else fails, go for a classy updo with braids worthy of a red carpet as well as that dinner where you need to look fabulous! Braids do not have to be only for little girls; you can wear a braid as a crown, like Scarlett Johansson's chic updo, or wear a braid like a headband with the rest of your hair down. For a relaxed and cool look, rock a side-swept braid carelessly loose and with the end a bit undone. Whichever braid hairstyle you chose, you can be sure it will make you look much younger.
So ladies, take the plunge and go for the chop!