Hairstyles to Look Younger (2)

Blythe Danner hairstyles
Blythe Danner - Photo: Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock
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Since the natural process of aging lightens the color of the hair, this added color only serves to enhance the other effects of aging, making the fine wrinkles suddenly more visible. And this is not just an issue for brunettes.
Take a look at Blythe Danner here. The first photo shows Ms. Danner with her golden blonde hair. While she looks lovely, there is a definite contrast when you see her with lighter, softer color in the second photo. The result is that her features appear more subtle, and the fine lines and wrinkles are diminished.
However, there is a caution in going too far with paler colors. As seen in the latter photo, there is a paleness to the skin that results from the overly neutral tone of the hair color. I would recommend a slightly warmer tone for the color of the hair; perhaps a shade with a golden base color to accentuate Ms. Danner's blue eyes.
Blythe Danner hair
Blythe Danner - Photo: Kathy Hutchins /Shutterstock
Aging Issue: Sagging, Common Mistake: Poor Cut Choices
SOLUTION: Balancing Cut & Styles
Another common problem faced as we grow older is that our features often begin to sag. It is common knowledge that the extremities of the body, those features furthest from the center of the body, continue to grow as we age. This means that our feet and hands continue to grow, as do our ears and noses. The growth can present a problem, as it can make the face appear older.
The good news is that the right haircut can make all the difference. The bad news is that few women are aware of what makes a good cut for them. Many women just assume that getting older means they should cut their hair shorter. For some women, a shorter hairstyle can be a good thing, but it must be the right style, and "short" is relative.
Sigourney Weaver hairstyles
Sigourney Weaver - Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock
Sigourney Weaver hair
Sigourney Weaver - Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock
Sigourney Weaver haircut
Sigourney Weaver - Photo: Jaguar PS/Shutterstock
It is not really possible to give "rules" that will apply to every woman, but let us look at an example and discuss what makes a cut the right one for her. This time we will use Sigourney Weaver, who has always had very strong features and who usually sports shorter hairstyles.
In the first photo, we see Sigourney with a short, layered, and curly style. The style is lovely, but it seems to draw focus to the wrong places, highlighting her high forehead, sharpened nose, and strong jaw.
Now, when we look at the second photo, we see a style that seems to offer balance to the face and soften the features with the soft waves in the style. The length is still short, but it is very flattering with the fringe and side parting to help keep the features in balance. In addition, the softer color helps to create a softening effect on the little lines and wrinkles that could be sharpened by a darker color.
The third photo shows a different styling of the layered cut, with the hair drawn back into a sweeping curve around the ears. This has the benefit of providing balance to otherwise sharper features. The style is elegant and flattering, and the right cut and style can make you look as if you've had a facelift.
See also: Hairstyles for older women