Most of us will do just about anything to deter the onset of aging. Usually that means slathering on expensive creams or stripping layers of skin with chemical peels. But how about our hair?
Most women make the mistake of totally disregarding how their hair interacts with the rest of their face as they age. That platinum blonde that looked so great on you in your twenties may not be having the same effect in your thirties.
According to celebrity hair stylist Johnny Ramirez, owner of L.A Ramirez-Tran salon, the secret to eternal youth is all in your hair color. “You’re walking down the street and someone’s hair looks over-processed. You automatically think it’s an older woman,” he says, “if the hair looks tired, so does the person.”
Johnny’s salon specializes in a style he refers to as ‘lived in color’, which is hair that is cleansed of all unnatural color build up and then subtly highlighted to look natural and understated, whilst highlighting your features.
According to Johnny, one of the main mistakes women make with their hair is opting for block colors. Dark browns or platinum, all over blondes will make you appear older because they will contrast your skin tone and facial features. “The color should always compliment your skin tone and eye color.”
So how do you know what type of tone to go for? Refer back to pictures of you as a child – prior to any run ins with at home hair color or boxes of bleach. Children’s hair always has that coveted ‘lived in’ look, and is often subtly highlighted around their hairline and ends from the sun or the sea.
Need some inspiration for your next trip to the salon? Check out some of Johnny’s amazing work in the images above or check out his Instagram and have a little scroll.