Some hair styles, cuts and colors are classics that can look cute at nearly any age and flatter almost any face. Make friends with your stylist to create the variation on a look that is just right for you. You want a hair style that is versatile, quick and easy to care–whether you have a newborn or a houseful of teens. Combine a great cut and style with a fresh color to look your best in any situation.
A few classic cuts have withstood the test of time and remain a good choice for nearly every woman. These cuts, including the bob, pixie, shag, long hair with bangs and long layers work well for most hair types and can be worn carefully styled or more casually, according to “Good Housekeeping.” Length and shape can be adapted to fit your face, adding volume, face-framing fringe or choppy ends to create the look you want. Universally flattering, these cuts show that a good hairstyle works at any age.
Hair color is not universally flattering and picking a shade that works with your skin tone is key. Slight changes to your natural color work for most women and can add shine and vitality to your hair. Highlights and lowlights will play up a layered or choppy hairstyle. If you want to go brown, choose a rich color and opt for a darker tone rather than a lighter one for drama. If you have a pink skin tone, you may carry off reds well, but opt for a golden or coppery red or auburn rather than eggplant or burgundy shades. Women who were naturally blond as children can return to their roots, but the upkeep on blond is substantial, according to “Marie Claire Magazine.”
Regardless of your haircut, keeping your styling options fresh will allow you to make your classic cut into a trendy and modern style while avoiding the scissors. Add volume to updos or bump the crown of your hair with backcombing or a Bumpit. Narrow headbands work well with shorter or longer hair, but wear them on the crown of the head, not near the forehead. Loosen up your updos by pulling the hair up with a comb and spraying or teasing before you secure your hair, according to “Glamour” magazine. Style shorter hair with product for a sleek look, or use a headband or barrettes to change up your look.