40 Hip Hairstyle Trends That Take Years Off

Published on 10/03/2018
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Ladies, if you are on the hunt for hairstyle options which ooze sophistication and class, then you are in for a treat. This fact is not something new but in case you didn’t know, your hairstyle can actually shave years off from your face without costing an arm and a leg. We’ve pulled together the hairstyles that help give off a more youthful look. Isn’t that what you’ve been looking for?

Pixie

Ever considered trying out the pixie? That’s pretty bold! Even though it won’t really make you look younger, it does promise to do one thing – make you feel as if you are a completely different woman when looking at yourself in the mirror. Just think about it. When was the last time you had your hair this short? Yup. Back when you were an adorable toddler! Style the pixie messy or clear, it doesn’t really matter since either way works.

Pixie

Pixie

Layered Side Swept Bangs Shoulder Length

Sometimes our hair appears rather limp, so if you are having one of those days, then opt for this style A.S.A.P. It offers emphasis on the eyes and at the same time, it gives off major volume vibes because of all the layers. In addition, it’s far cheaper than having a face lift. You really can’t be wrong here.

Layered Side Swept Bangs Shoulder Length

Layered Side Swept Bangs Shoulder Length

Layered Bob

A layered bob can properly frame the face in quite a flattering way. For ladies who have a face shape that is more angular, ask your hairstylist to cut the bob at the length of the chin. In addition, if you would like to go for this look but have curls that are naturally tight, you will have to get a little more added layering.

Layered Bob

Layered Bob

Shoulder Length Layers

Shoulder length layers are for anyone and everyone to rock. It is also a huge bonus that you don’t have to do a lot of things with your hair in order to keep it appearing chic and sophisticated, especially when you are in a hurry. It also doesn’t make a difference if you go for either a wavy or straight look.

Shoulder Length Layers

Shoulder Length Layers

Long Bob

A chin-length plain, long bob is a look that never gets old. In addition, it’s not a hairstyle that is high maintenance and it has many styling options, way more than what you think.

Long Bob

Long Bob

Soft Long Layers With Face Framing Pieces

Thin hair? Well, this look is perfect for you! It not only adds volume but it also frames your face to make it look thinner and smaller. It definitely beats the costs of getting plastic surgery, which, in our book, is always great.

Soft Long Layers With Face Framing Pieces

Soft Long Layers With Face Framing Pieces

Choppy Bob

Ladies with oval or heart face shapes can definitely take advantage of this choppy bob as it is perfect for them. Go ahead and take off ‘get a face lift’ from your list of ways on how to look younger! Surprised? We were too. However, make sure that you don’t get so many layers. You have to ask your hairstylist to dry cut your hair so that the placing of the layers can be done accurately.

Choppy Bob

Choppy Bob

Choppy Layers

Choppy layers are uneven, multiple layers, which some of our favorite celebs are donning these days. These stars have probably opted for the cut because it adds volume and offsets gauntness. However, be sure to get this cut in a style that has the back longer than the sides by only half an inch and not more. This is because it is a look which has to be in proportion around the head.

Choppy Layers

Choppy Layers

Wavy Bob

Sporting a chin-length wavy bob helps to elongate your neck, which gives you a more youthful look. Adding some soft bangs will give off the illusion that your roots are much fuller. Go for the look that has a rumpled texture as this is more stylish compared to getting it just straight or too curly.

Wavy Bob

Wavy Bob

Grown Out Cropped Hair

If you have chopped hair and you are in the process of growing it out or if you are just thinking about getting this look, then you have made a good decision. Keeping the length right above your collar bone will definitely get you that youthful look. However, as soon as your hair grows longer, then you need to get a trim immediately. Forget plastic surgery. Go for this chic style instead!

Grown Out Cropped Hair

Grown Out Cropped Hair

Wispy Lob

Getting this hairstyle means that you can put to rest any ideas of an emergency plastic surgery. Just make sure that you get a length which skims the collarbone in order to get a look that is more slimming on the face. Easy as pie.

Wispy Lob

Wispy Lob

Heavy Bangs

You can never go wrong with a classic hairstyle such as heavy bangs. It gives off that soft full fringe look. An added bonus is the fact that bangs hide fine lines on the forehead. Also, if you are in your 30’s, the style is the ultimate look that flatters your face.

Heavy Bangs

Heavy Bangs

Long and Layered

Layers are just so flexible! They work with almost all face shapes and frames. Get this cut just a bit below the shoulders in order to get a more youthful look. Now, isn’t that easier than cosmetic surgery? We think so.

Long-and-Layered

Long-and-Layered

Long Blonde Bob

Want to know if blondes really have more fun? Then this look is what you have been waiting for. What’s more, a long blonde bob hairdo is actually rather conservative, whether during the day or the night.

Long Blonde Bob

Long Blonde Bob

Chestnut Color Or Chocolate Color With Highlights

You don’t always have to chop off your hair to look younger, sometimes all you need is just a dash of color. Choose a look that is lighter though when you include some highlights, such as chestnut or chocolate.

Chestnut Color Or Chocolate Color With Highlights

Chestnut Color Or Chocolate Color With Highlights

Long Layered Pixie Cut

If you would like to look polished and sophisticated, then opt for a longer pixie cut. This longer version gives you fuller looking hair while the style attracts more attention to your face. This certainly means that your hair can grow out without you having to worry about it and that’s really important.

Long Layered Pixie Cut

Long Layered Pixie Cut

Youthful Curls

If you have always fancied curls, then this do will make your wish come true. When you add on some loose and thick curls, they help soften your appearance and give you a face lift within minutes. Job done.

Youthful Curls

Youthful Curls

Blunt Cut

Often regarded as THE cut that will help you look younger, the blunt cut is classy, super versatile and not the least bit difficult to maintain. In addition, a blunt cut gives off the impression that your hair is healthier, thicker and stronger. Typically, you want to sport the cut straight as much as possible so that you can show off your hair’s sleekness. However, there is no harm in adding some small, flattering curls or waves to mix things up.

Blunt Cut

Blunt Cut

Short Cropped Hairstyle

This may look like the pixie but since it is a cut that is short and chopped, the layers on top are longer or you may even have bangs. The crop’s shortness will help in giving you a look that is more edgy without the need to cut off almost all your hair. Therefore, this would be a good warm up if you aren’t comfortable yet with doing a full blown pixie.

Short Cropped Hairstyle

Short Cropped Hairstyle

Streaked And Stacked

Calling all the low maintenance women out there, this is the look that you have been searching for. The only thing you have to do is to get up in the morning, comb your hair and behold! You’re good to go (with regards to your hair, that is, you still have your wardrobe to think about). The streaked and stacked hairstyle also means that you don’t have to keep going back to your hairdresser because layered bobs do not lose their shape when they grow out.

Streaked And Stacked

Streaked And Stacked

Pixie Bob With Stacked Side Bang

As we get older, our hair just becomes thinner (a fact but so annoying!). Nevertheless, this is how you can “turn back time” and deal with the thinness effect – simply get a pixie cut with stacked side bangs. This will not only give off a vibe that is fresh and edgy, it also won’t look too edgy so that you can go and conquer the world, in your full-fledged glory.

Pixie Bob With Stacked Side Bang

Pixie Bob With Stacked Side Bang

Wavy Lob

When talking about the style of 2017, it’s safe to say that a wavy lob basically takes home the win. Didn’t you notice that practically every celebrity is sporting this look (and for good reason too)? This hairdo gives off a vibe that is perfect for the beach, so you are always looking fresh. Messy curls or soft layers are always essential for this look!

Wavy Lob

Wavy Lob

Short Bob with Soft Ends

If you’re thinking of getting the short bob, make sure you go for one that has soft ends and is longer than chin-length. Most importantly, keep in mind to have the ends of your hair, especially the edges near the front, textured by light point cutting in order to get the full hairstyle with a softer edge.

Short Bob With Soft Ends

Short Bob With Soft Ends

Asymmetrical Bob

If you are considering getting a bob, then an asymmetrical one should be your top choice. You can’t really go wrong with this style. It gives off a more fresh, not to mention edgy, look from the back while it appears longer from the front. It doesn’t matter whether you choose to rock this hairstyle wavy or straight, both are equally gorgeous.

Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical Bob

Angled Bob

You want the angled bob to just graze the lower part of your jawline. The reason is that the cut is best styled this way, which helps you look more youthful. If you are one of those girls who has fine hair, then cut the ends bluntly. Doing this will create the illusion that you have thicker hair, something you might want to have.

Angled Bob

Angled Bob

Volume-ized And Straight

You don’t have to put in a lot of effort for this look, yet it still makes you look sophisticated each time. Don’t forget, volume is key for you to properly pull this off. If it is possible, part your hair in many different ways so that you get different looks, such as a messy rock star look one day and sophisticated the next. It’s really up to you!

Volume Ized And Straight

Volume Ized And Straight

Classic Bob

This age ol’ classic instantly gives you a face lift owing to the fact that the focus is shifted towards the chin, nape and neck. Because of this, there is an impression of a higher jawline and raised cheekbones – things that cosmetic surgery charges practically a fortune for, but you can have for basically nothing. Enough said.

Classic Bob

Classic Bob

Thick Wavy Locks

It doesn’t really take a lot of time to maintain thick wavy locks. All you have to do is to gather all of your hair into one ponytail and to grab a curler. Take thick sections of hair and start curling them. Once the curls have cooled off, take the ponytail down and add just a tiny bit of hairspray. This will only take around five minutes!

Thick Wavy Locks

Thick Wavy Locks

High Ponytail

A ponytail that is pulled high up will draw attention upwards and gently give the skin on the face an upward lift, so it’s practically a face lift which you can access daily and for free. Lightly tease your hair at the crown to have extra volume, but do this prior to gathering your hair at the back, about 1-2 inches above the level of your eyes. Make sure there are a few pieces left out to help frame your face before you tie your hair securely.

High Ponytail

High Ponytail

Soft Bangs

Our girl Lea Michele definitely knows how to sport soft bangs perfectly. They are highly recommended because, well for starters, they help in hiding forehead wrinkles. Also, if they are swept to the side, they draw attention to the outer part of the cheekbones. This helps create the illusion of a face that is less wide.

Soft Bangs

Soft Bangs

Low Ponytail

A ponytail that is pulled low helps pull the skin in a subtle but centralized way, and thus lifts the cheeks while boosting the brows. Start by teasing the hair and gathering it in a ponytail that is an inch or two above the nape. Next, section the ponytail into two, with a top half and a bottom half. Lastly, holding the top section, tease the hair at its back to boost the volume of the ponytail.

Low Ponytail

Low Ponytail

Beachy Waves

This style is great for girls with an unnatural texture or uneven tone of the skin, like brown marks or acne scars. Soft curls help draw attention away from the said skin irregularities. Now, that is interesting. Using a large-barrel iron, curl and roll sections of hair and secure them with a clip in order to set. When the hair cools, let the sections down and comb the hair a bit using your fingers. You MUST NOT add hairspray! You should keep that touchable and free-flowing curl look because it helps in making hair look healthier.

Beachy Waves

Beachy Waves

Medium Layered Haircut

If you include some soft honey highlights, then you will definitely make this style far more wonderful, particularly if your complexion is fair. To pull this off well, keep in mind that the longer locks should graze the shoulders, whereas the top layers should be cut gradually shorter.

Medium Layered Haircut

Medium Layered Haircut

Medium Style with Blonde Highlights

Don’t forget to tell your hairstylist to cut your hair around the shoulders, particularly if you don’t want to lose a lot of length.

Medium Style With Blonde Highlights

Medium Style With Blonde Highlights

Classy Layered Bob Haircut

This layered bob haircut is classy and really easy to maintain. This off-center hairdo will save you time and money – what more could you ask for from a hairstyle? Now, ladies with thick medium-length to long hair listen up, because this style subtly frames the face, yet it is also alluring. It attracts notice while also slimming your face in order to appear younger. Adding some understated caramel highlights will give you the perfect sun-kissed look.

Classy Layered Bob Haircut

Classy Layered Bob Haircut

Twisted Bun

For women who have long hair, this look is something chic and lengthens the face’s sides since this hairdo draws the eye up and away from the cheekbones. What people see instead is the crown’s fullness. It is best if your hair is washed a day before in order to give time to your scalp to produce natural oils and so that your tresses have a live-in texture, both of which are needed for a better grip. Don’t forget to sprinkle some texturizing powder on your roots before pulling your hair back and creating a high yet loose ponytail. Now, the most important thing is to use both hands in twisting the end of your ponytail gently into a bun.

Twisted Bun

Twisted Bun

Braided Crown

If you would like to have a face lift without the needles, then go for a braided crown. The style creates a virtual pull on the face. Just section your hair into two parts, either wet or dry, exactly down the middle. Place each section into pigtails and secure each end using a hair tie. Then, remove the ties so you can braid each tail. Next, using the hair ties, re-secure the ends. Then, take one braided pigtail and place it across your head to reach the opposite side. Lastly, secure with bobby pins and do the same things with your other braid.

Braided Crown

Braided Crown

Medium Auburn Bob with Layers

This look is so trendy that you absolutely cannot go wrong with it. All you need to do is brush back some of the layers that are shorter so you can create feathered hair, the light version that is. Classy.

Medium Auburn Bob With Layers

Medium Auburn Bob With Layers

Heartwarming Shoulder Length Waves

If you can, you should definitely go for waves with a center part. This style kisses your cheeks lightly, and is best suited for ladies with square and round faces. Adding subtle caramel highlights will most certainly make your peepers pop.

Heartwarming Shoulder Length Waves

Heartwarming Shoulder Length Waves

Soft Curly Blonde Bob

Do you have wavy or curly hair? Then this look is perfect for you. The soft curly bob makes for a great wash-and-go style. There is nothing better than a low maintenance cut.

Soft Curly Blonde Bob

Soft Curly Blonde Bob

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