Sure, color is a totally separate category that could go on for endless contents in the story of hairstyles, but the ultimate way you can add years to your look: sporting hair color that is way too blond. “It can wash out a woman’s skin tone,” Grenia says. “Having a natural root base with subtle balayage highlights around the face and ends will bring out your eyes and skin.
Keeping the ends of your hair fresh will always make you look younger and more polished. “A lot of times we do so much mechanical damage to our hair, we forget to treat it,” Galazka says, and suggests that, if you aren’t ready for a trim, revitalizing the midshaft to ends by going to the salon once a month and doing a deep-conditioning treatment. “Not only will this keep your strands looking shiny but younger-looking as well.
If you like the look you get at the salon, you should still like it when you get home and do the same thing, right? Jasmine Anna Galazka, leading stylist at the Warren Tricomi Flagship Salon in the Plaza Hotel, NYC and educator for Shu Uemura and Kerastase, says it’s not that simple—especially when it comes to operating the almighty hot tool. “The biggest mistake people make is when they try to recreate what their stylists have done in the salon at home without being taught the proper way, especially when it comes to using hot tools.
It’s not really new information that color can be really hard to keep up with. “Faded color might appear aged,” Galazka says. “Instead, opt for revitalizing your shade by going to your colorist for a gloss in-between visits.
Galazka says doing a bad blow-dry can sometimes really backfire. “It can leave your ends looking frizzy or lead to unwanted volume if you have curly hair.
According to Grenia, there is one common style mistake that he sees women make time and time again: not getting a haircut often enough. “Even just a trim will keep hair in its best shape.