Is Your Haircut or Color Making You Look Old? Find Out (and Fix It!)

Posted 09/29/11 at 07:31AM by Charli Schuler

A few months ago I received a serious wake-up call courtesy of a new hairstylist. I was sitting in his chair having a consultation when he mentioned (as nicely as possible) that I might want to consider a new style. When I asked why, he explained (again, as nicely as possible), "Your haircut seriously ages you." Ouch.

Truth be told, I was growing out a bob, and while the color was still good, the cut had become blah and shapeless -- and from what I now gathered, aging. In that moment, I wasn't sure whether I should thank him or storm out of the salon in a huff. But, in my heart of hearts I must've realized he was right. So I swallowed what was left of my pride and asked for a solution. Fortunately, it was simple: A cut that accentuates my features instead of dragging them down. Sold.

Later, as I strolled down the street with a lighter, more youthful bob, I wondered how many other women were blissfully unaware that their haircuts were adding years to their faces. Ladies, consider this your wake-up call.

To help you perform a quick "Aack, am I aging myself unnecessarily?" assessment, I asked celebrity hairstylist Marco Pelusi which common issues and mistakes make women look older. Here's what he had to say, along with some general words of caution.

Find out what makes your hair look old -- now. START THE SLIDESHOW
And the survey says...
1-6 of 8 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/30/12 at 06:35am

    Thanks

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  • Posted by kimihavens on 12/27/12 at 03:47pm

    I always get the same advice no matter how many stylists I visit. Layer, layer, layer. Its boring!!!

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 10:58pm

    I know eventually I will have to lighten my hair a bit. It is naturally dark brown, but that can look harsh as you get older unfortunately.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/15/12 at 04:02pm

    My stylist told me I needed more layers because my all 1 length hair was weighing me down and she was right! :)

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  • Posted by kiley_marie on 11/22/11 at 09:06am

    oh boy. thanks!

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 10/08/11 at 11:05pm

    My hair is kind of terrible right now. Had a bad haircut, tried to fix it myself, tried to color it myself... It's a bit of a mess.

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