It’s not just clothes, makeup or gray hair that can make you look older. Getting the wrong hair style, color or haircut can also add years to your appearance.
This week, let’s take a look at some of the most common hairstyle mistakes that can make you look older.
Deep, dark hair color
In the hopes of concealing gray hair, some people can become overzealous with permanent hair color and dye their hair every single month. Dyeing your hair with a deep dark color may look good if you’re in your twenties or early thirties, but it may not look good if you are much older. In fact, it can make you look older than your age.
Our skin starts to lose pigment as we age. Because of that, the contrast between the hair and skin becomes severe. Believe it or not, gray hair can give your face a softer frame. So, if you’re planning to cover it, consider lightening a little.
You’re too blonde
Lightening your hair as you age is usually flattering. However, over bleached hair not only damages your hair, it also washes out your complexion. A bit of contrast can give your skin a healthier glow.
One length cut
Long layers remove weight from the bottom of your hair. Without it, your hair won’t have that youthful and magical quality hairstylists refer to as “movement”. Meaning, it won’t sway or bounce. Ultimately, blunt edges can accentuate lines and highlight imperfections, which can ratchet up your age.
To soften the look, you’ll want to frame your face. Bangs can help you achieve that. You can opt for full or side-swept bang for a more youthful look.
Your hair is too long
Most men would agree that long hair looks sexy. However, excessive length can drag your hair down and pull your features along with it.
If you really want to have long hair, make sure it’s just a few inches past your shoulders. Also, adding layers to your hair will deflect attention away from wrinkles.