Turn Back the Hands Of Time With These 13 Hairstyles

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Your hairstyle has a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and even how old you look. Who ever said that the only way you can turn back the hands of time and look 10 (or more!) years younger with expensive and painful plastic surgery procedures? The beauty of changing your hair style is that if you don’t like it, you can grow it out. You wouldn’t to do that with an invasive surgery because that is, more or less, permanent! Heaven forbid you go to a bad plastic surgeon—you’re changed forever. Go to a bad hair stylist, all you have to do is get a new cut.

Here are some of the best hairstyles you can get if you want to shave off 10 years from your age and reacquaint yourself with a younger you.

1. 60’s Inspired Mod Coif

This short 60’s inspired hair style highlights your cheekbones and eyes while letting your brilliant smile truly stand out. When you opt for this particular style, you may want to add some volume so it balances your facial features as well. You can ensure that there are no fly-away hairs by using Argon oil to add smoothness and shine before you blow dry your hair. You can add a finishing spray to your tresses so you have decent control without the look of hard, crunchy hair that you might get with hairspray.

2. The Messy Bob

With this hairstyle, you are taking years off your age thanks to the shagginess of the cut. You’ll notice that Maggie Gyllenhaal looks much younger than her 38 years, thanks to her carefree hairstyle. In order to get this look, you’ll want to boost up your roots with a volumizing mousse while it is still slightly damp. Once you do that, feel free to blow dry your hair and then use your curling iron to add slight curls at the ends for a lovely effect.

3. Pixie Cuties

The pixie cut isn’t just for children anymore! More and more older women are turning to this particular style because it is easy to maintain, the color (grey) lends itself nicely to the overall feel of youth and radiance. This cut helps the wearer feel more confident in her own skin and feel she is ready to stop the world. You can choose to get a professional color or forego the color—the choice is yours. For a polished look, you can slick the hair down with a pomade, but if you’re feeling edgier, feel free to break out the hair past to achieve an edgier look.

4. Side-Swept Bangs

There is something alluring about an older woman who wears her hear in this flirty style. The length of the hair could be long or short, the choice is yours. When you do wear side-swept bangs, you do it proudly and not on a brutally hot day, as you can start sweating and your bangs would become plastered to your forehead. With the side swooped bang, you can hide wrinkles and crow’s feet, which can rake on years making you look older than you are. Add a bit of volumizing mousse and finishing spray to your hair to keep everything in place, and you’re good to go.

5. Romantic Waves

You might have noticed that as you age, your facial structure isn’t as soft as it once was. Now, you are wrought over hard angles that show off a more masculine frame. By cutting your hair in a style like this, the soft waves can frame your face and hide some of those angels, thus giving you a much more youthful and feminine appearance. To get this look, gather sections of hair and twist it as you blow dry. Bring the pieces of your hair toward your face, making it look rounder and gentler.

6. A Low Bun/Chignon

By choosing to style your medium to long hair in a low chignon, you can say, “Yes, I’ve got strong jawline, and I’m not afraid to show it!” This flattering style also allows you to show off your collarbone and neck, thus creating giving people a glimpse at your sex appeal. You can do this look by parting your hair on the diagonal until the middle of your head. This diagonal creates volume, but it also adds visual interest. Instead of gathering it like normal at the middle of your head, you’ll want to gather at the base of your neck and slowly twist to form a low bun. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve plenty of bobby pins in case your hair is layered.

7. Short Wavy Hair

Ladies, if you have wavy or curly hair to start with, you should already be all over this particular style. Wavy and curly hair already has a bit of that “devil may care” vibe to it, but when you cut it relatively short, frames your face beautifully like it does with Meg Ryan here. The name of the game here is to go to a stylist who will have the ability to judge how short you can go without needing heating tools to help you achieve this effortless look.

8. Long Layered Waves

Beachy waves will never go out of style, regardless how old you are. Older women can tame their wild waves with a finishing spray to help keep them in place, but the real trick is to keep trimming the hair so that it doesn’t start looking fried. If you haven’t gotten grey hair yet, or even if you do, you can add highlights to your hair in the places where the sun would naturally hit. This means around the face and the top of your head. The lighter strands will give you the look of being sun-kissed and looking fresh and vibrant.

9. Side Parting Your Hair

When you part your hair on the side, it can go a long way to bring out that youthful playfulness that you may have once had. While it may be true that a center part can work to reduce the appearance of a wide face, it can date you and make you look even older than you are. Instead, when you choose a side part, it can help create an sassy vibe. Sometimes the hair itself doesn’t shave the years of, but the feeling you get while wearing a particular style!

10. Retro Curls

Retro curls can give any woman the look of class and beauty that once was synonymous with beauty in old world Hollywood. If you have longer hair, the structured curls fall elegantly around the face that can be used to distract from any imperfections on your face, like wrinkles, smile lines, and crow’s feet. You can achieve this look by wrapping your hair in medium-sized curlers and allowing it to set. When you take the curlers out, run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls. Then you’ll want to use a finishing spray to set the curls into place.