If you’re afraid your short hair is making you look older than you really are, you might be right. But odds are it’s not your cut that’s to blame. It has more to do with your morning routine — also known as styling.
Some short haircuts — like the pixie and the bob — are timeless and ageless, says Mario Russo, Boston hairstylist and owner of Mario Russo salon. But in order for these cuts to be flattering, they have to be styled correctly. “Stiff looking ‘helmet hair’ can immediately age you, no matter how old you are,” says Russo. For softer, livelier looking hair, he suggests avoiding heavy products and embracing your natural texture.
Other youthful styling tricks include side parts, creating waves with a curling iron, and adding as much volume as possible. And even though these small changes barely take any time at all, they often determine whether your haircut is adding or subtracting years from your face.