A Hair Makeover at Any Age
Nine women in their 20s, 40s, and 60s polish their looks with new haircuts and hair colors. By Hilary Sterne
Does your hair take more time than it should? If you’re reading this, the answer is probably yes. The experts are here to help, with seven styling shortcuts that will streamline your routine.
After: Tara Amaral
Stylist Emma Heser cut Tara’s hair into a chin-length bob with just enough layers to add movement and make her thick locks
manageable. By adding width at the sides, she took the emphasis off Tara’s strong chin. As for her new hue, colorist Carly
Missico chose a warm brown shade to highlight Tara’s peaches-and-cream complexion. “I’m so happy,” Tara says of the results.
“I can wash it and leave it wet, and it still looks great. I love that I don’t have to work so hard!”
Best for: Square faces; thick, straight to wavy hair.
Styling tip: To create fullness at the crown and sides, apply TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray ($17.50, amazon.com) to hair and blow-dry, using a medium round brush to lift hair at the roots and flick out hair at the sides.
Want to see how this cut would look on you? Try it on in our virtual makeover tool.