Simple Ways to Update Your Hairstyle

Young woman with hair that needs an update
Small changes that lead to high impact results
Every season brings new fads in fashion, makeup, and hairstyles. Instead of opting for a complete hair reinvention, small changes to your current look can modernize your style without appearing too trendy.
Fortunately, some of today's hottest styles are easily adaptable and require little commitment for those wary of a dramatic change. There are a wide variety of simple updates, so you will be sure to find something appropriate for your personal tastes.
Change Your Part
One of the easiest ways to modernize your hairstyle is to alter your part. Center parts are a great way to complement bohemian or casual fashions, and deep side parts create an aura of glamour and sophistication. However, it is important to carefully consider your face shape before selecting a part.
If your face is long, you may want to avoid a center part, which can add length and draw emphasis to the nose. Women with curvy faces may want to avoid deep side parts that create width and draw attention to the roundness of the face. This update requires no commitment and can be changed quickly if you are not happy with the result. Despite the simplicity, this change can dramatically perk up your current hairstyle.
Try Bangs
For those who want a slightly more dramatic update, bangs are an excellent option. The style can be altered depending on your face shape or lifestyle. Long wispy bangs are a good choice if you want a style that is low-maintenance and easy to grow out.
A more daring option is to try the newest variation on the mod look, with long blunt bangs that fall just above the eyelashes. If you prefer a trendier look that is still easy to grow out, side swept bangs offer an undemanding alternative, allowing the benefits of bangs without the upkeep.
The plethora of stylish and affordable hair accessories makes dressing up your hairstyle a simple and adaptable option. Ornamentation can be varied depending on the situation, time of day, and the desired look. An excellent style for a daytime look is to try the newest headbands, which are now more sophisticated and elegant than their bulky predecessors. Look for skinny bands in classic colors and be careful to avoid pushing hair too far back.
Bejeweled hair brooches are another fashionable option for those who want to try a more daring, trendy look. When combined with a deep side part, a jewel-adorned hairpin adds an element of old Hollywood glamour to your look, making this an excellent option for an evening hairstyle. These accessories can be either classic or bold, ranging from simple jeweled pins to elaborate designs.
Hair trends may come and go, but a classic hairstyle never goes out of fashion. By using current trends to update your hairstyle, you can be sure to maintain your individual style while projecting a contemporary edge. In order to avoid looking like the victim of the latest trends, remember to update your hairstyle in a way that complements your face shape, hair texture, and lifestyle.
Author: Kendra Van Wagner     ©
Photo: Rudo Film/Shutterstock
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