One question I often hear from my female clients is this: How can I look younger? As luck would have it, none other than First Lady Michelle Obama has provided the inspiration for one handy trick for turning back the years.
Mrs. Obama recently celebrated her 49th birthday and stepped out with bangs to mark the occasion. Smart lady. Bangs are a fantastic way to appear younger (especially since they cover those pesky wrinkles on the forehead) while softening the face.
One catch: Commanding your stylist to give you thick, blunt bangs like Zooey Deschanel is going a step too far, as this heavy fringe is too severe for mature women. Instead, opt for something wispier, feathered, or sideswept.
If you’re not sure how bangs will look on you, you can always road-test them by clipping on faux bangs. No harm in trying!