Hair Colors That Can Make You Look 10 Years Younger
Try as we might, we can’t outrun time. What we can do, however, is even the playing field with an arsenal of anti-aging tricks. Whilst applying those retinol serums and hyaluronic acid creams, one of the biggest mistakes we can make as we get older is neglecting something else entirely: our hair. Sadly, no anti-aging skincare sorcery is going to amount to much if we’re still aging ourselves with dull ash blonde or too-dark brown strands.
Luckily, there are a few ways—or a few shades, rather—that’ll help you avoid any self-sabotage. The objective is simple. Get back that youthful glow by adding warmth and softness back into your locks and by always choosing the most flattering color for you. As long as you don’t stray to the opposite end of the spectrum from your natural shade, you’re going to luck out with these shades pulled straight from the fountain of youth. Read on to discover the best hair color for women over 50, and get ready to take years off your face.
Add Warmth and Softness With These Shades
Liven up your brunette locks by going rich red. The warmly pigmented shade works some serious magic on brunettes and redheads alike, bringing a healthy glow out of any dullness.
If Jennifer Aniston can rock this beachy blonde hue after she turns 50 this year (and we all know she will), then that’s all the proof we need. The shade, a brown-blonde with flecks of gold, is warm and bright, which will bring out those same qualities in the face.
Take a deep dive into dark chocolate. For olive and tan skin tones, rich mocha brown takes care of any dullness. The richness of the color, especially when some subtle touches of caramel are added to the ends, makes a statement.
Go bold or go home? This bright shade brings out those baby blues something fierce, and the trendy asymmetrical cut makes it even cooler.
This color is smooth as butter and not your basic platinum. The warmer, yellow-based blonde conjures up the Goldilocks-inspired tones in your natural hair for a brighter complexion overall. Aging causes us to lose fullness and fat in our facial features, but this hue adds that softness right back in.
Blondes don’t have all the fun. Enhance your rich chocolate brown with golden strokes that hit just where the sun would lighten your hair as a child. Framing the face will pull attention away from any complexion concerns.
It’s an iconic color, and for good reason. Strawberry blondes and golden coppers make you look lit-from-within, minimizing the appearance of dull skin and fine lines.
Be careful once inky black hues start haunting your hair dreams. It gets tricky as time goes on and can look harsh as we age. Instead of jet black, soften the shade into a muted black to keep things youthful. The hue sits just on the edge of the brown-black spectrum.
We think of Julia Roberts as the ultimate muse for giving brown hair some honey blonde lovin'. As we mature, our skin and hair might lose some of its natural radiance. Get it back with golden honey balayage highlights that give your complexion a youthful glow and your hair more shine and dimension.
Truer than the tides, chestnut brown always delivers. Its warmth and dimension, thanks to red and golden undertones, is like a fresh breath of air, even as we get older.
Butter blonde is like a bright ray of sunshine that illuminates fair skin tones and feels incredibly fresh. If your dull strands need a little shot of caffeine, this shade will do the trick.
Platinum can get tricky as time marches on, but this white blonde offers a fun transition base for ladies going naturally white or gray. Complexion is key, though. Don’t do this if your hair couldn’t be farther from blonde, or if you've been blessed with a rich or dark skin tone.