At any age, a face-framing haircut that draws attention to your greatest features will help you preserve a young glow and vitality. We spoke with professional hair stylists, cosmetologists, and beauty experts to get four timeless tips for updating your autumn style over 40, as well as inspiration to bring to your next salon visit. Gina Rivera, celebrity hairdresser and Founder of Phenix Salon Suites, and Ghanima Abdullah, hair expert and cosmetologist at The Right Hairstyles, share four classic hairstyles, suggestions, and insights.
Pixie With Side-Swept Fringe
Going for a short ‘do is a traditional method to accentuate your eyes and cheekbones, and Abdullah suggests adding side-swept bangs to your cut. “Have you ever seen a pixie cut where the bangs take centre stage? You’re looking for lengthy, side-swept bangs “According to Abdullah. “The remainder of your hair should be piecey and angled,” she says, adding, “and the cut should swirl around your head to disguise hair loss.” Abdullah emphasises that a pixie cut with layers is one of the finest methods to bring attention to your lovely face while still retaining easy-to-manage locks that give off a casual appearance.
Whether you have long or short hair, adding fringe—specifically, curtain bangs—to your style will instantly create symmetry and remove years off, according to Abdullah. “These flatter nearly any face at any age and beautifully frame the face while pulling attention away from major ageing indications,” she explains. Curtain bangs are a form of fringe cut that creates a gentle, natural-looking wave at the top of the head, as seen on Jessica Alba. “They are frequently used to frame the face and, in particular, to give it a young aspect,” she continues, adding that they “look wonderful on mature ladies” since they make your face appear “smaller and thinner when they drop down to cheek level.”
The lob, also known as a longer variation of the traditional bob, is “such a fashionable look right now,” according to Rivera. She says that one of the key reasons for this is that “you don’t have to commit to shorter hair and it’s adaptable; the lob is also fantastic for producing a young appearance.” Rivera recommends adding texture with layers to avoid a bland or flat appearance that might age you. A lob with lots of texture is always a terrific style for our ageing beauties,” she adds, “because the texture allows for a lot of movement and it may be worn fuller than a sleek lob, which softens the features.” According to Abdullah, the thing about a lob or bob is that “if it’s blunt, it will sort of make the ends gather together when curled softly and give them more body
Long, Face-Framing Layers
If you want to maintain your hair longer but yet want a change for the new season, Rivera recommends adding face-framing layers to provide volume, movement, and a young look overall. Layering allows for the removal of damaged ends as well as a lot of style choices, Rivera adds, adding that it’s “ideal for individuals who are youthful at heart. Rivera argues that “it’s easy to add some lengthier layers to create volume, as seen on Jennifer Aniston, and that layers are part of many fantastic cuts that are highly recognised for being adaptable.