9 Hairstyle Mistakes That Age Your Face

Your hairstyle can easily add or subtract 10 years to your face.

Not updating your style


It’s easy to fall into hairstyling habits, but sticking with the same style for years may be making you look older than you really are. Adam Bogucki, owner of Lumination Salon in Chicago, recommends switching up your cut at least once each decade. “I’m not one of those people that thinks that just because you’re of a certain age you should have short hair, but if it’s the same haircut you’ve been wearing for a really long time, it’s probably aging you,” Bogucki says. Here’s what your hairstylist is secretly thinking.

Too-blunt bangs


Instead of opting for thick, straight-across bangs, Bogucki suggests framing your face with light, wispy bangs. “I have a lot of clients that worry about lines on their forehead, so they automatically jump to wanting bangs, but those can look super harsh,” Bogucki says.

Too-severe cuts


To keep your look young and fresh, avoid bold, blunt cuts, Bogucki says. Not only are these styles dated, but they fall flat on the face. Instead, he suggests haircuts with layers that open up your face and make you look younger. These are 50 daily habits of people who look and act younger than their age.

Keeping your hair dry and flat


As you get older, your hair has a natural tendency to grow drier, flatter, and duller. However, using the right styling products can help keep your hair looking bouncy and soft. Bogucki suggests scoping out creams and mousses that both add body and condition the hair, keeping an eye out for words like “fluffing” and “full” on your labels.

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