Cheat a few years younger? With the right hairstyle, that's no problem at all. Because both the cut and the styling, length, and color can do a lot for us. We reveal the most important dos and don'ts for hairstyles so that they make us younger!
Hairstyles that make you look younger.
The Shattered Bob - a great haircut for all ages.
It is well known that our hairstyle is much more than just a beautiful look. The right cut emphasizes our advantages and emphasizes our chocolate side, while it moves small flaws into the background. And that is exactly what our hair can do with regard to anti-aging! You can get a lot out of this with the optimal hairstyle. Conversely, we should therefore avoid some styling mistakes that make us seem older. Here are the most important dos and don'ts for a younger look.
Beautiful curls bring movement to our hair. They provide dynamism and momentum, which immediately makes us look a few years younger. In addition, gentle waves compensate for facial contours that become harder with age.
In English, there is the proverb "Bangs before Botox", which translates as "Pony before Botox". What does this mean? It's simple: before we torture ourselves with beauty interventions and have our wrinkles sprayed away, we should first try a pony. Hairstyles with bangs automatically focus on the eye area and ideally frame our facial features. There is something youthful about a pony and it makes us look younger in no time. Another advantage: Small forehead wrinkles are cleverly hidden behind the pony. Tip: If you want to get a pony, you can do it yourself at home.
Bob cuts in all variations are perfect for a rejuvenating effect! Depending on the face type, all lengths work - from very short at ear level to the chin-length bob to collarbone-length variants. Because unfortunately, our hair loses its elasticity and volume with age. Bob cuts bring the bounce back and also appear thicker by being shortened.
If you don't dare to go for a short haircut, you can alternatively work with steps. The strands of different lengths provide dynamism and also bring more volume to our mane. This wild look instantly makes you look younger!
Please avoid strict, exact looks! A sleek bun or a straight middle part, unfortunately, make us look older. There is a lack of movement and nonchalance here! Better: the messy look. Regardless of the hairstyle - be sure to pull out a few strands at all times. The undone style instantly rejuvenates us. Loose braids that are purposely not pulled together perfectly are true fountains of youth! And also totally uncomplicated to style.
Braided hair not only has a traditional charm, it is also practical and beautiful to look at. Whether as a whole as a peasant braid, a simple braided ponytail, or twisted sections on the temples: The art of braiding is a craft that every woman should be able to master at least minimally. There are of course no upper limits - with enough practice, fabulous works of hair art can be created. Variations like the herringbone braiding technique also look breathtaking. The best thing about the whole story: braided hairstyles make us look younger! Because we often associate them with young girls. Braided hair has a playful character and makes us look softer.
The color can also conjure up a visually younger appearance. In fact, the following applies here: the brighter the more years we cheat away. Of course, you shouldn't bleach your hair haphazardly - it has to match the type. If you have naturally dark hair, you prefer to use accents.
It is advisable to choose warm tones. Honey blonde, caramel, or hazelnut brown can be incorporated into highlights as highlights or using the balayage technique. These nuances appear softer and make your facial features appear less harsh. Light accents work great as a visual anti-aging agent!
Above all, it is very important to match the hair color to the skin tone. When in doubt, choose a shade lighter than darker. Because light colors create less contrast, cast fewer shadows on the face and thus direct the focus less on small wrinkles. If you like, you can use only gentle highlights instead of complete coloring. In the end, the most important thing is whether you feel comfortable with the end result and not appear disguised - because you radiate that too.
You have probably heard of this trend: granny hair! It relates to gray hair - and by no means to the natural, age-related loss of color. Rather, it's about the conscious coloring of the hair! More and more young women are turning to greyish-silver tones and colors. What is the desire for gray hair all about? Are they more flattering than we thought?
In fact, the trend is moving more and more towards presenting yourself with confidence. Whether the hair is gray, red, or purple - colored or natural: what makes it more attractive is the strong charisma and the fact that we stand by ourselves. So whether you want to over-dye your slowly graying hair or not - the result is less important than that you are comfortable with the decision. Think carefully about what suits your type. The advantages of gray hair are obvious: The lack of coloring means you protect your hair and are rewarded with significantly healthier, stronger hair. And a whole new color palette opens up for you when it comes to styling - everything goes well with gray!
You can see it a lot: women over 40 very often cut their hair shorter. But why? One assumption is that you subconsciously no longer want to be perceived as a young, available girl. Adult women are more confident and express this with a short hairstyle. They also place more emphasis on practicality and time savings when styling. However, it cannot be said that short haircuts generally make you older or younger. That depends a lot on the cut and your own type.
With age, the structure of the hair changes, the hair becomes finer and the contours of the face also change. Therefore, at some point, the haircut that has been worn for years no longer fits the type. Whether you look younger with a layered bob cut or a soft long hairstyle, your hairdresser can decide based on the shape of your face.
But be careful: the older we get, the more the skin's own production of moisture decreases. If we lack natural oils and fats on the scalp, our hair is also less nourished and can become drier. Therefore, over time, pay attention to whether something changes in your need for care. Over the years, you will be more likely to reach for nourishing hair care products that provide the scalp with moisture. You should also use restorative cures once a week.
Before: Claudia, 42, housewife
Shoulder-length and stepped - Claudia has already done it right with the haircut itself. It fits your face shape perfectly. Only her bangs are too long and the steps are not pronounced enough. “This makes the hair look finer than it is,” explains hairstylist Stefan Reiterbach. The dark color also makes Claudia pale. A coloration in copper invigorates the complexion. Steps in the top hair and bangs add volume and swing, make the features appear softer. For styling: comb mousse into almost dry hair. Blow hair outwards with a thick round brush and blow-dry the bangs to one side.
"Great, I look like my mid-30s now"
Before: Claudia, 40, ice cream parlor manager
Claudia usually does a braid or an updo. At work, she says, your hair shouldn't be bothering you. But "the look makes you seem way too old," says hairstylist Stefan Reiterbach. The solution: a short haircut. This is how Claudia's hairstyle always fits - without extensive styling. Fringes and a longer neck area make the face look firmer. Colorist Daniel Züwerink adds: "Claudia's hair color has a cool red tinge, which makes her look slightly tired." A coloration in mocha brown conjures up the complexion fresher. The styling: spray setting agent into the hairline. For more fullness, brush against the direction of growth when blow-drying. Pluck tips into the face with wax.
"Simple and cheeky - that fits!"
Before: Rita, 53, specialist assistant
Most women dream of such a mane: long, strong, wavy - but also difficult to tame, as stylist Stefan Reiterbach knows: “Naturally wavy hair is often brittle and then looks dull and plump. That makes the facial features harder. ”His tip for Rita: Thanks to a special stepped cut, the hair falls softly into one another and gently surrounds the face instead of sticking out stubbornly. Along with a side pony with short fringes cheats away wrinkles. Dark brown highlights in different nuances liven up hair color and skin with reflections. For styling: Knead the mousse into damp hair. Blow-dry with a round brush, shaping the tips outwards. Then fix with hairspray.
"Now the hairstyle is finally the way I want it"
Before: Eva, 53, retail saleswoman
Your light blonde highlights are supposed to cover up the age. However, Eva does exactly the opposite, explains hairstylist Sascha Hughes: "The base color is too cool and has a gray cast." A red-gold tint and golden highlights, on the other hand, are more skin-friendly, they make the complexion and eyes glow. A lush natural curl often looks like a wig. That always makes you older. Rejuvenate strong steps and sleek styling. Comb the hair into shape with the help of gel fluid. If it should be even smoother, pull hair strand by strand through a straightening iron.
"Straight hair makes me a lot younger"
Before: Anneliese, 49, chief secretary
Your usual grip: hair behind your ear. “In principle, this strict styling suits Anneliese well,” says hairstylist Sascha Hughes. But even the tiniest gray streak becomes visible immediately. Therefore: avoid an exact parting and mess your hair a bit. Feathery fringes around the face act like a soft focus. The sloping pony conceals lines of tiredness. Colorist Daniel Züwerink: "A dark brown intensive tint every four weeks covers the gray." For styling: mix foam and gel, knead into damp hair. Blow-dry hair overhead. Use some gel to pluck the hairstyle into shape.
"It's great what fringes make!"
Before: Gabriele, 60, housewife
She is a powerful woman, loves long walks with her daughter's dogs. Of course, Gabriele needs a "storm-proof" hairstyle. Hairstylist Stefan Reiterbach: “A bob is really great for Gabriele. However, the transition from pony to contour is too hard in their cut. With a soft stepped contour and a fringed pony, it looks much younger and more trendy. Colorist Daniel Züwerink: "Golden and medium-blonde strands ensure an expressive tone and do not look so artificial." Great side effect: the complexion looks more even. For styling: Comb the setting agent into your hair, blow dry using a paddle brush until smooth. Twist the tips in strands with some styling cream and pluck them into your face.
"My new look? A dream!"