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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.