20 Hairstyles That Will Knock 10 Years Off Your Age

As you grow older (and wiser), your appearance begins to change. Did you know that some hairstyles can actually make you look significantly older? Unfortunately, there isn’t a magical formula that can turn back time, and no amount of serum or Botox injections is going to solve your problems.

It’s easier to stay with your current hairstyle, but we recommend you consider some of these styles that might make you look 10 years younger. The best part is that none of the changes need to be drastic—even a small change can make you look a little younger!

Be sure to check out the last slide where we have a free app that will allow you to upload a photo of yourself and test out all of the hairstyles you see here today.

The Classic Bob

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There’s a reason it’s called the classic bob—it never goes out of style. If you have finer hair, you should stick with a blunt edge, but for thick or coarse hair, layers can do wonders. The angle of this hairstyle brings out your cheekbones and jaw line, which can create the illusion of gorgeous bone structure. However, a bob that’s curled under could make your face look fuller if you have a rounder face to begin with. You should also keep in mind that a really short bob won’t cover up the hairline on the back of your neck, so if you have gray hair coming in, you might want to consider a longer bob.

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Short, Choppy Layers

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When you get older, your hair thins and loses volume, but if you have a short, choppy layered look, it can make your hair look thicker. This style also frames you face while adding width, which will naturally draw attention to your eyes. Make sure you don’t cut it too short; otherwise, it might look a little outdated.

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Graduated Layers

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Usually, long hair makes you look older, but there are a few exceptions. You want to bring out your good features while hiding the unflattering features. If you can’t part with your long hair, make sure it’s no longer than your collarbone, which is a sexy body part regardless of age. A blunt cut can highlight wrinkles and other problem areas, but by adding a few layers, you can lighten up your face and look more youthful. For fine hair, your layers should be no shorter than jaw length, and for thick hair, start the layers at the cheekbones to accentuate your bone structure.

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Side Bangs

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If you want to hide forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, side bangs that end between your eyebrow and cheekbone are the way to go. They can also highlight your cheekbones and widen your face, both of which make you look younger. Side bangs can be paired with many hairstyles, so it’s an easy way to alter your look without any drastic measures. If you realize that they aren’t for you, you can just pin them up with bobby pins and let them grow out.

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Pixie Cut

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You really need a specific look to be able to pull off this hairstyle, but if you have the right bone structure, a pixie cut can make you look years younger! If you have long hair, cutting it this short is a big change, but it might be the best hair decision you’ve ever made. Not only does this hairstyle make you look young and elegant, but it’s really easy to maintain. If you don’t want to make this big of a change, you can request to have blended layers for a less-choppy look.

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Romantic Waves

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The older you get, the more your face begins to narrow, but if you have a fuller hairstyle, it can make your face look wider and more youthful. Romantic waves are just the way to do that because they add volume to your hair and soften up your facial features. Adding texture to your hair is a great way to look younger. Just be sure to steer clear of crimping your hair because that style is never coming back!

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Stacked Ash Layers

Is her hair blonde or grey? They’ll never know with this professionally blended ash tone. This cut is perfect for the women wants to look younger, but doesn’t want to put in the time to get there. It’s fun and low maintenance.

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The Flipped Layers Bob Cut

Layers help add an appearance of youth to any style. For older women, the cropped bob with flirty layers is the best hairstyle options with the least amount of maintenance. If you’re already a natural blonde than simply add some light blonde highlights for a small bit of dimension.

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Jaw Length Layered Bob

This simple jaw length layered bob cut will liven up anybody’s style. If you’d like to add a larger amount of depth to your hairstyle, go with a dark shade of blonde to layer below. Keep the light shade for the upper layers.

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The Chignon

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If you love timeless classics, you’ll definitely want to try the chignon. The chignon is a knot or twist, and the name comes from the French phrase ‘chignon du cou,’ which translates to ‘nape of the neck.’ It looks stylish and elegant on almost everyone because it shows off your neck, jawline, and collarbone. Even though it’s more of a formal style, it can be altered for everyday wear. A tight, clean chignon can actually make you look older, but a loose, messy chignon can soften up your face. You can even add a braid or two to change it up a bit.

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Change Your Part

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Some claim that a centered part makes you look modern, but because it accentuates any asymmetry that you have in your face, it can actually add years onto your look. On the flip side, an off-center part can make you look younger and can even add volume to your hair. The best part is that it changes up your look with minimal effort and commitment. Play around with your hair to figure out how you like it. Even a small change can have a huge impact.

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Braided Crown

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Getting older isn’t all bad. Most women find that, as they age, their hair becomes coarser. This is actually a plus because it makes hair easier to style. A braided crown is a great choice because it exudes youth and draws attention to your eyes and cheekbones. Not only that, it will also subtly pull up your face a bit similar to a mini face lift, which will also make you look younger.

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High Ponytail

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When you wear a high ponytail, it makes your eyes the focal point of your face, and like with the braided crown, it will subtly lift your face and smooth out your forehead and the skin around your eyes. Despite popular belief that it’s a childish look, a high ponytail can look sophisticated when styled correctly. You could even take a few strands of hair and wrap it around the pony tie or make a messy ponytail with flipped ends. Not only can it make you look younger, but it can also add a few inches to your height. It’s the perfect and easy style when you’re having a bad hair day!

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Low Ponytail

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Low ponytails can also make you look a few years younger. In addition, they look extremely sophisticated! Low ponytails can draw attention to your eyes, smooth out your forehead, and highlight your cheekbones. It’s a versatile style because it can be worn with formal wear or everyday clothes. You can sport a smoothed ponytail with a side part or tease it at the crown for more volume and frame your face with a few loose strands of hair.

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Retro Waves

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Retro waves are defined as sleek and smooth curves and waves. This style helps balance and widen your face, mask fine lines and wrinkles, and hide poor skin tone. On top of all that, the extra volume will also make you appear younger than you are. Combine retro waves with a sweeping side part, and you’ll look younger in no time!

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Flipped Out Ends

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Perfectly straight silky hair is gorgeous, but if it’s over styled, it can look frizzy and outdated. However, you can fix that by adding a little bit of texture to your hair. You can add a messy texture with products like sea salt sprays and mousse. You can also braid or pull back wet hair, allow it to dry, and undo it for sexy beach waves. If your straight hair just won’t hold texture, you can flip out the ends with a curling iron or hair straightener as it will give it the same effect. Just make sure you don’t overdo it!

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Top Knot

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Top knots are your new best friend. They are both stylish and extremely difficult to mess up. Similar to ponytails, they help smooth out the forehead and skin around the eyes and draw attention to the eyes. They also highlight your cheekbones and jaw line. Since it’s supposed to be messy, it’s great for when you don’t have time to wash or style your hair or when you’re having a bad hair day. To create this youthful look, tip your head forward, flip your hair upside down, spray a little dry shampoo on your roots, and scrunch your hair. Next, just loosely tie your hair on the top of your head. You can change it up by pulling out a few strands to frame your face.

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Lighter Highlighted Hair

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Dark, silky, smooth hair can be a beautiful and sophisticated look, but your hair can look dull and make you look older if it’s all one color. Dyeing your hair can be a bit scary, but it doesn’t need to be a huge change. It could be as simple as highlighting the hair that frames your face or as drastic as coloring your whole head a shade lighter. Dyeing your hair one shad lighter often makes it look shiny and can help brighten up your complexion, resulting in a more youthful look. But you should always get your hair colored by a professional. Talk with your colorist to find out which hair color will give you a healthy, young look.

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Shaggy Hair

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Flipping out the ends of your hair with a flat iron or curling iron is a great way to achieve a youthful, fun, and flirty hairstyle. For naturally wavy or curly hair, just add a little mousse to damp hair and scrunch. The texture helps camouflage fine lines, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Because it’s intended to be messy, this style requires minimal maintenance. Just be sure to keep the length of your hair in mind—don’t have your hair longer than your collarbone, and don’t cut the top layers too short.

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Bouncy Curls

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Curly hair exudes youthfulness, so if you have naturally curly hair, embrace it! The texture of curly hair highlights your eyes and cheekbones and widens your face while masking imperfections. Long curly hair can also hide your jaw line and any sagging skin around the neck. For defined curls, apply a little bit of mousse or serum to damp hair and then run your fingers through your hair to separate the curls.

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Sleek Straight Hair

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The key to looking younger is healthy-looking hair, so when styling your hair, make sure you use shine sprays and serums for silky, smooth tresses. If you must use heat to style your hair, always apply a heat protectant before styling. You should also eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of protein and iron, both of which are essential for healthy hair growth. It’s also a great idea to consume a lot of omega 3 oils as well as vitamins A, C, and E to keep your scalp hydrated. Consuming selenium and zinc can prevent your hair from thinning as well as promote a healthy scalp. For healthy hair, you should include eggs, oily fish, dark green and orange vegetables, nuts, and seeds in your diet.

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Bed Head

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This look is sure to take a few years off your appearance. Sleek and structured hairstyles are a thing of the past, so feel free to mess up your hair! The best thing about this look is that it’s easy to do. Just apply a small amount of gel or wax to clean hair for texture and volume and use hair spray to lift the roots. Then, apply a little smudged eyeliner for a ‘don’t care’ look.

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Messy Bun

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For a fun and youthful hairstyle, try out a messy bun. If you’re attending a formal occasion, you can clean it up for a more elegant look. If you stick to the messy look, pull a few strands out of the bun to frame your face—it will make you look beautiful and feminine. Just make sure you style it high because low buns can make you look older. In addition, high buns add volume at the top of your head, which is perfect for thinning hair. For a carefree look, you could add a braid, or for a formal look, you can wrap some hair around the bun. The options are endless!

Essentially, in order to look younger, you need to make a change. The same hairstyle every day gets boring, so change it up now and then with a few of these tips. Just make sure you keep your hair texture, bone structure, and maintenance level in mind before committing to a new look!

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Time To Test Out Your New Dew

While it’s nice looking at other women and their haircut, you really don’t know how your particular face will look with that hair cut. Some hair cuts look great on some women and terrible on others. Fear not! We have the solution. Check out the video below and download the app in the description. To test it out, simply upload a photo into the app and select from a wide variety of photos.

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