Hair Don't: Braids and High Ponies There's a saying that goes something like this: "If you're old enough to have worn the trend the first time around, you shouldn't wear it the second." Side braids and high ponytails sometimes work (exhibit A: Christina Applegate's perky pony), but other times can make you look like you're reliving your glory days. After all, we wore almost the exact styles back when we were also wearing unitards and big, teased bangs in the '80s, so now it's time to leave them to the tween set. If you go for these looks despite our advice, you're going to look like you're trying too hard, says Naeemah Carre, stylist at Blow, the New York Blow Dry Bar.
Remember that it's OK to be in your 40s, and you're not fooling anyone trying to relive your cheerleading days with your hairstyle. You're way better off trying a style that's more "grown up."
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