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7 Ways to Look Younger With a Hair Makeover

A new hair makeover is one of the easiest and quickest way to take years off of your image. It can help hide wrinkles, frame your features, and can add volume to thinning hair. A younger looking hair makeover need not be a major change in your looks, many times a simple change in the way you part your hair can do the trick. Or a simple, subtle change, like adding layers, can make you look years younger. So here are some ways to freshen up your look.

DEEP SIDE PARTS

Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Alba, Ellie Goulding Deep Side Part

  • Who is it Best For: Straight or wavy hair, medium to long lengths, Round, Heart, Square & Oval Face Shapes.
  • How to Style: Apply volumizing spray on your roots, focusing on the crown and the left and right of the part. Use a comb to create a clean side part. Allow hair to air dry and style with a large curling iron or blow dry with a round brush.
  • Recommended Products: Redken Body Full Volume Spray

FACE FRAMING HIGHLIGHTS

Olivia Wilde: Face framing ombre

  • Who is it Best For: Those who want the highlights without monthly retouches, medium to long lengths, and naturally medium to dark hair.
  • How to Style: This hair color looks great with face framing layers. Smooth and straight, or tousled and wavy, this color can be worn in a variety of hairstyles.
  • Recommended Products: Kenra Platinum Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Additional Tips: Keep color looking fresh and shiny with hair gloss treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.

URBAN WAVES

Gisele Bundchen: Urban Wavy Hairstyle, Caramel Highlights

  • Who is it Best For: Fine to Medium Hair, Oval, Heart, & Oblong Face Shapes
  • How to Style: Apply texture cream or beach spray to towel dried hair. Section hair into three or four large braids. Speed up the dry time with a blow dryer, or allow to air dry. Remove braids and enjoy sexy, relaxed waves.
  • Recommended Products: Sexy Healthy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray
  • Additional Tips: For more bounce, touch up the straighter pieces with a medium to large barrel curling iron.

LAYERED BOB

Gossip Girl Celebrity:  Blonde shorty layered bob

  • Who is it For: Heart, Round, Square, & Oval Face Shapes
  • How to Style: For a tousled and sexy bob hairstyle, apply a mousse for volume and texture on towel dried hair. Blow dry the roots for volume and finish off with a dry wax for pieciness.
  • Recommended Products: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam

LONG WISPY BANGS

Zooey Dechanel: Long Brown Hair with Layers & Long Wispy Bangs

  • Who is it For: Ideal for naturally straight hair, this hairstyle works well on Oblong, Heart & Oval Face shapes.
  • How to Style: Comb your bangs forward while the hair is still damp. Blow dry your bangs with a flat or round brush and touch up with a flat iron when completely dry, if needed. Emulsify a tiny drop of shine serum in hands to run through your hair and bangs for control and shine.
  • Recommended Products: Enjoy Shine & Smooth
  • Additional Tips: For this edgy, wispy bang it’s ideal for a hairdresser to point cut to add texture and reduce bluntness. Also, ask your hair stylist to go on the long side; you can always ask them to go shorter, but they can’t put length back on!

EDGY SHORT (short!) STYLES

Miley Cyrus Platinum Blonde Pixie Short

  • Who is it For: All hair types; Face Shapes that are Heart & Oval.
  • How to Style: Apply a volumizing gel or mousse on your towel dried hair. Use a blow dryer on the roots to create volume and movement. Use a dry wax spray on the tousled style. Use your fingers to create additional volume and style.
  • Recommended Products: KMS Hair Play Dry Wax

Sometimes the best way to turn back the years with a younger looking hair makeover is to change hair stylists. Let’s face it if you’ve had the same hairdresser for several years you’re both probably in somewhat of a rut. That doesn’t necessarily mean your present hair stylist is incompetent, it just happens that the two of you tend to move towards each others thinking until there isn’t and objective viewpoint any longer. By making a change in hair stylist you automatically have at least one of you who looks at you with fresh eyes. To help in that regard you might want to check out Barb’s article The Smart Girl’s Guide to Changing Hair Stylists.

For more younger looking hair makeover ideas, check out our Pinterest Aging Gracefully Hairstyles board and the Hairstyle Makeovers Board.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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