Are you looking for haircuts that make you look younger? For so many people, we can get caught in a rut when it comes to the way we style our hair. We urge you to consider a change and to try something new. If you’ve been wearing your hair the same way for years or even decades, it could seriously be time for a change as the “same old” style you’re used to could potentially be aging you. Even if you have a signature style, you can always go for a refresh to unlock something that’s familiar but still new to you.
We wanted to discover the best hairstyles and cuts for moms who are ready for something to freshen things up so we turned to social media to discover what sorts of haircuts women are getting to keep things youthful and full of vitality. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that you do not have to do anything too dramatic or crazy, simply think of the shapes that will accentuate your unique and beautiful face! Let’s take a look at some haircuts that result in a serious refresh!
Get Inspired by These Fresh Haircuts That Will Make You Look Younger & Feel Renewed!
Layers at the Bottom
We turn to the incredible Gabrielle Union for haircut inspiration. According to Carrie Butterworth, a stylist at Roy Teeluck in NYC, if you have long, thick hair, add layers at the bottom. According to her, “This will release a lot of the visual and literal weight of the hair. When thick hair has no layers, it almost resembles a blanket and has no style of movement.”
If you’ve got a high forehead, consider bangs, especially asymmetrical ones that can be swept to the side. If you have fine lines on your forehead, this is also a great way to cover those up a bit. We think Rashida Jones looks smashing with them!
Go Long & Shaggy
The old adage about not having long hair after 40 should really be put to bed. If your hair is still thick, it will actually make you look younger the longer you let it grow. A shoulder-length or longer haircut is best and if you want to do as Julia Roberts does, get a subtle shag with layers to add even more depth.
A Curly Bob
If you do want to go short, a curly bob is not only cute, it’s relatively easy to style for almost any occasion. A short bob will draw the eye up and away from facial imperfections and reorient focus to your eyes and cheekbones.
Smooth, Long Waves
For aging faces, haircuts that are long and straight can look severe. Consider adding some waves to your long layers for a smooth, fresh look. The looser the waves, the better for a younger appearance.
Ringlets with Highlights
Beyonce‘s hair always looks 100 because Beyonce is always 100. While not all of us have her amazing locks, you can imitate her style for a fresher look. Layers release the weight of the hair making it look younger and healthier. If you’re lucky enough to have curls, show those babies off with some highlights for added dimension.
Bangs & Curls
Natasha Lyonne has been rocking a cute shag haircut for a few years now that includes a messy bang that she sometimes curls and other times wears a touch straighter. Both work extremely well as they have volume that matches the rest of her luscious locks. Consider a similar shag with bangs and plenty of layers to lighten everything up.
A Sleek Undercut
For aging women, undercuts can prove winning haircuts as they crop the hair close to the sides of the face and add volume up top which draws the eye up. If you’re a little thin on top, ask your stylist to cut at the ends for added volume and depth. All hail, Tilda Swinton!
An asymmetrical bob where one side is pushed over like a bang will frame your face well if you do not have thick hair. A deep side part will ensure coverage of your roots and thin hair at the scalp. Charlize Theron does it well!
A Chin-Length Bob
A chin-length bob with or without a bang will give the illusion of fuller-bodied hair. Dame Helen Mirren has become a champion of these styles through the years. Notice how her haircuts always accentuate the bone structure of her face. That’s what you’re after!
Grey with Choppy Layers
We love it when celebrities show off their grey hair. Dianne Keaton has been rocking it for the better part of two decades now. She’s kept it looking contemporary by employing choppy layers to give the hair some edge and plenty of texture.
The Deep Side Part
Eva Mendes always looks so glamorous and timeless. We chalk that up to her haircuts that feature shoulder-length hair with one hell of a deep side part. As we age the hair feels frizzier and so the best length for most is going to hit right at the collar bone. If you’re a touch thin on top, a deep side part is your friend!
Medium-Length with Soft Curls
Legend, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been sporting a version of this haircut off and on for decades. She goes medium-length and lets her natural, soft curls give dimension and depth. Curls add texture and volume without weighing the hair down.
The incredible Laura Dern has had the most gorgeous haircuts through the years. Most are beyond shoulder-length with plenty of highlights that make her hair appear lighter and fuller. Her haircuts tend to have a layer that frames her face perfectly. They draw attention to her enviable cheekbones and eyes!
A Short Crop
If you have a narrow face shape, consider a short crop that allows your curls to go wild. Superstars Kerry Washington and Viola Davis have both sported this style and it looks so stunning on both actors.
For someone who is so quintessentially a New Yorker, Sarah Jessica Parker has completely championed some long, beachy haircuts with tons of waves for years. In recent years she has gone with a darker layer underneath but we find a lighter approach helps bring body and brightness to hair that otherwise might fall flat.
Short-ish Bob with Layers
Journalist Katie Couric has had several haircuts that are truly winners through the years. We love her short (almost to the shoulders) bob with plenty of layers. You want to avoid the triangle shape with your layers which can flare out and become unflattering. Couric’s got smooth layers that frame the face figured out and down to a science.
The Short, Blunt Bob
Lucy Liu has had some awesome haircuts through the years but she recently stepped out with a bob that’s to die for. Again, these look weightless and give the illusion of more volume than there actually is.
If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It
If you’d like to grow your hair out, consider long voluminous hair like Kim Kardashian sometimes wears. Get plenty of layers and take a curling iron to the bottom and middle of your hair for added texture that will make it big and beautiful.
Long, Angular Bangs
Halle Berry often wears long and angular bangs with some texture that gives volume. It’s one of the things that will look excellent with just about all haircuts no matter the length. Throw some highlights in those bangs and you’ve got yourself a party.
A wonderful French technique for coloring hair that looks much more natural than standard highlights is called balayage. It looks much more natural and thus less treated. It’s more subtle than an ombre and will add plenty of depth. This technique looks great for all haircuts but it looks particularly good for Drew Barrymore at this medium length.
A Choppy Bob
A choppy bob looks excellent on just about any face shape. It’s one of the haircuts you really can’t go wrong with as it adds a lot of texture but still looks light and unburdened. It’s also a very easy cut to maintain and style which we feel makes it a real winner. Kristen Wiig had this wickedly good one a few years back and we still think fondly of it!
There’s a reason matriarch Kris Jenner has had some form of a bob for the last several years. It’s one of the easiest haircuts to style and it’s just the sort of wash and wear style that will appeal to many busy moms. A little side-swept bang goes a long way with pixie haircuts and you would be wise to try one!
Reese Witherspoon‘s locks look stunning as always but we’d like to point your attention to Jennifer Aniston‘s highlights. She’s been a hair trendsetter for decades for a reason! Those warm, almost chunky, golden highlights bring so much to brunette hair. They are like a colorful lift for your entire face.
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Shaggy with Volume Up Top
Connie Britton‘s copper-colored dream hair seems to look better each year. Recently, she stepped out with a dramatic side-swept bang with shaggy layers that appeared more voluminous up top and tamer at the bottom. The shape will likely be new to most but it’s bordering on haircuts kids are getting these days called wolf cuts. A little bit shaggy but still sophisticated, this would be a winning cut for those with longer hair.
There you go! We hope you found some haircuts that will make you look younger and feel like a whole new version of yourself. Getting out of a hairstyle rut can be difficult especially when you’ve been wearing your hair the same way for years or even decades. Go ahead and try something new and surprise yourself with just how youthful a fresh cut can make you look and feel!
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 Get Inspired by These Fresh Haircuts That Will Make You Look Younger & Feel Renewed!
- 1.1 Layers at the Bottom
- 1.2 Wild Bangs
- 1.3 Go Long & Shaggy
- 1.4 A Curly Bob
- 1.5 Smooth, Long Waves
- 1.6 Ringlets with Highlights
- 1.7 Bangs & Curls
- 1.8 A Sleek Undercut
- 1.9 Asymmetrical Bob
- 1.10 A Chin-Length Bob
- 1.11 Grey with Choppy Layers
- 1.12 The Deep Side Part
- 1.13 Medium-Length with Soft Curls
- 1.14 Highlights!
- 1.15 A Short Crop
- 1.16 Beachy Waves
- 1.17 Short-ish Bob with Layers
- 1.18 The Short, Blunt Bob
- 1.19 If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It
- 1.20 Long, Angular Bangs
- 1.21 Embrace Balayage
- 1.22 A Choppy Bob
- 1.23 Pixie Haircuts
- 1.24 Golden Highlights
- 1.25 Shaggy with Volume Up Top
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