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Want to look ten years younger? A good haircut can mean looking and feeling younger just by chopping off your locks and styling them a different way. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz both sport layered hairstyles which flatter their face but also their skin tone. Below are just a few hairstyles which can make you look younger instantly, and some additional tips if you want to embrace a younger look.

Avoid bleach-blonde

The bleach-blonde barbie look is not only outdated but has the ability to make people look washed out. Not to mention the unruly regrowth which comes with maintaining such a strict hair colour. If you want to embrace a light blonde tint, try highlights which work to compliment a particular haircut.

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A side-swept fringe and longer more defined layers helps to frame the face and creates the illusion of a younger look. Rounded ends and bouncy locks look sweet and healthy, especially if there is more volume towards the crown of the head.

Avoid monotonous colour

Usually a one-tone hair colour has no depth or definition, which makes people look older than they really are. If you love darker roots but don’t want to go a completely lighter shade, then definitely try balayage. This is where the hairdresser hand paint’s highlights on the bottom of the hair, which gives the illusion of a gradual colour change.

Try highlights

Highlights help to bring colour and youthfulness to the face if done properly. Popular areas for highlighted locks include the layers which frame each side of the face, and also hair alongside the crown of the head near the natural parting. Caramel highlights are perfect for someone looking to spice up their brown locks.

Volume

A youthful haircut all comes down to volume and layering. Often dead-straight hair which is very long and has no fringe or layers tends to age a person. Regardless of hair type, texture or length, volume can be achieved by using effective hair products. Hair serums should only be used on the ends of hair, since they are capable of weighing down the hair follicle. Ask for long layers since they are easy to style and will give lots of natural volume to your look.

Avoid brassy tones

Brassy tones can ruin a youthful haircut, and instead feel and look older. Maintain any brassy tones at home by using a purple or violet shampoo and conditioner once a week to keep a gorgeous blonde hair colour. These products work by cancelling out any unwanted brassy, orange or silver tones in the hair.

Regular haircuts

Keep hair looking shiny and healthy by having regular trims. Work with the natural body and texture of your hair and don’t try to thin it out using a special razor. This will only lead to breakage and will leave hair feeling dry and brittle.

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By Felicia Sapountzis