While aging is beautiful and something to be proud of, a youthful-looking, symmetry-enhancing hairstyle can highlight your best features and give you a confidence boost at any age this fall. We consulted professional hair stylists and hair experts for two timeless celebrity favorite haircuts that work with a wide range of hair textures, types and colors and are great salon inspiration! Read on to learn more about how classic curtain bangs and an asymmetrical bob can accentuate your beautiful face, plus more tips from Ghanima Abdullah, hair expert and beautician at The Right Hairstyles, and Gina Rivera, celebrity hairstylist and founder by Phenix Salon Suites.
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#1: curtain slams
If you’re looking for a haircut that will promote facial symmetry, highlight your eyes and cheekbones, and add volume to your locks, look no further! Abdullah explains that curtain bangs are a type of fringe cut that creates a “soft, natural-looking wave at the crown of the head.” They’re often used to “frame the face,” she adds, and “especially to give it a youthful look.” They’re a classic “baby-doll look,” she continues, “but they also look great on mature women.” From Kirsten Dunst to Zooey Deschanel and Kerry Washington to Naomi Campbell — there’s a reason why so many do Celebs have been sporting this style lately, Abdullah notes.
“The style is easy to achieve and looks great on anyone and most hair types,” she says, adding, “The style has evolved from straight bangs to wavy ones, and it’s now common to women with curly hair.” see who’s wearing them.” Additionally, Abdullah points out that “curtain bangs make your face appear smaller and slimmer when they come down to cheek level.” If you have a high forehead, “minimize it effortlessly.” This, she says, differs from the obvious effect of bangs, which are cut straight and are often used to shorten a forehead. “When you wear them at eye level, they accentuate your smile more and can also fill out your cheeks,” she continues, noting that they “make your hair appear thicker and are a great way to add volume to thinning hair.” Ultimately, the style “works well for women who want to hide thinning hair in the front,” she says.
#2: Asymmetrical Bob
As seen here on Charlize Theron, an asymmetrical bob is a timeless and elegant cut that can frame your best features and provide just the right amount of bounce and volume. Rivera explains that this haircut — a textured asymmetrical lob or bob — is a “great choice” for mature beauties as it’s a perfect blend of classic yet modern and on-trend. “This style is so hot it’s perfect for making our ladies super chic in their Prime look,” she says. “Removing a bit of length from the hair encourages movement and creates a youthful radiance.”
When it comes to styling this look, Rivera notes that “texturizing the hair” creates a “way to remove some of the damaged ends and weight, which also brings more life to the hair.” Rivera also advises that it’s best to always “consult with your stylist about a maintenance schedule, but for those trying to regain hair health, make sure you trim every 4-6 weeks.” Bottom line, when it comes to a bob cut, Abdullah says, “When it’s blunt, gently curling the ends gathers them up and gives them more fullness.” The deep part is added “to create more volume on the top of the head, by literally pushing more hair to one side of your head,” and this hairstyle is great for hiding any thinning on top if you have any.