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: Julia Reed
Julia’s strong features needed some balance, which stylist Dean Holcombe achieved by creating a long shag—the tousled layers
helped to soften her long, angled jaw and her Roman nose. The cut also created the fullness she craved—just a bit of spray
wax kept the layers piece-y without weighing them down—while chunky toffee highlights, applied by colorist Paola Veron, lent
even more dimension to the edgy style. “And I can still wear it in a ponytail,” she says of the new look, which she describes
as “really cute and fun.”
Best for: Diamond-shaped faces; fine to medium hair with straight to wavy texture.
Styling tip: Wrapping hair around a large round brush while blow-drying it will add body. When hair is 80 percent dry, work in a bit of Redken Tousle Whip ($18, amazon.com) cream wax for texture and separation.