8 Hairstyles That Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger

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It’s all too easy to fall into a hair rut. After all, when you’ve been wearing a hairstyle for a long time, it’s easy to style and predictable for putting together your beauty looks. But if you’ve been feeling a little bored with your look lately, freshening up your haircut is a great way to feel more youthful. Whether you splurge on face-framing highlights or take the plunge for fun, flirty bangs, a good hairstyle can do wonders. Here are eight hairstyles on some of our favorite celebs that will make you look 10 years younger:

1. Soft Bangs

Give your face a softer, more youthful appearance by asking your stylist for soft, wispy bangs like the Duchess of Cambridge. Swoop them to the side for a more dimensional look. You could even go more extreme with baby bangs. What if you simply decide bangs aren’t your thing? It doesn’t take long to grow them out!

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she joins headteachers from schools in Edinburgh during a visit to the Place2Be charity at Catherine's Primary School in Edinburgh, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (Andrew Millingan/ Pool photo via AP)
Andrew Millingan/ Pool photo via AP

2. Braids

While braids may seem like a hairstyle that is exclusive to younger girls, more mature women can absolutely pull them off as well — we think Ava DuVernay looks fabulous. Try a braid across the crown of your head or a side-swept braid with messy ends to add a sense of youth to your hairstyle.

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Ava DuVernay speaks at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Cherish the Day" series panel during the Discovery Network TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. John Legend, Gabrielle Union and Ava DuVernay are some of the many black cultural leaders who have signed a letter to fight against racism, promote equal pay and ask industries to disassociate from police. The letter was released Friday, June 19, 2020 by a new organization called the Black Artists for Freedom, which describes itself as a collective of black workers in the culture industries. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

3. Wavy Bob

You can’t go wrong with a soft, wavy bob like Julianne Hough has here. The soft layers add dimension, while the relaxed waves give the style a more bohemian and youthful edge.

Julianne Hough arrives at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night at Pier 70 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP


4. Pixie

If you’re looking for a shorter hairstyle, try asking your stylist for a cute pixie cut. Halle Berry looks amazing no matter her hair length, but we love her with a pixie as seen here:

Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

5. Bob

Highlight your jawline and enhance the look of your cheekbones with a stick-straight bob, like playwright Eve Ensler. Afraid of a big chop? Ask for a “lob,” which is a long bob.

Playwright Eve Ensler poses for pictures at the V-Day 10th Anniversary celebration and kickoff to New Orleans V To The Tenth event on April 11th - 12th, 2008, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
AP Photo/Peter Kramer


6. Layered Mid-Length Style With Heavy Fringe

If you’re looking to keep your hair on the longer side, consider adding face-framing layers and side-swept fringe, like Zooey Deschanel. It’s a fresh-looking style that adds dimension to any hair type.

Zooey Deschanel arrives at the premiere of "Good Boys" on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

7. Messy Shag

Add roughness and texture to your hair by getting this messy shag style, a la Meg Ryan. The flicked ends add a sense of flirtiness that makes this hairstyle fun and youthful.

Meg Ryan arrives at the Governors Awards on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

8. Face-Framing Highlights

Add warmth and light to your face like Sarah Jessica Parker by adding a few lightly-hued highlights around your face.

Sarah Jessica Parker participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the HBO series, "Divorce", at AOL Studios on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

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Emily McClure is a freelance beauty blogger, event coordinator, and social media addict. When she isn't swatching lipsticks, you can find her ogling puppies and laughing at her own jokes. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, HerCampus.com, and Bustle.

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