Feeling frustrated because all the age-defying lotions and potions you slather onto your skin just don’t seem to be able to revive the special spark and pep in your step that you recall having back in the day? The problem may very well reside in the cut of your coiffure. A dated ‘do and dull colour could be making you look older and more tired than you really are. Need some inspo for a snazzy new snip and cut? Check out these nine real-life hair makeovers plus handy age-reversal hair tips courtesy of the #GetItFixed Team from Chez Vous Hair Salon, and have fun letting your hair down! A long bob is perfect for nearly all hair types and textures, but is particularly flattering if your hair texture is on the drier and unrulier end of the spectrum. Why? Frizzy hair can puff up at the ends, creating an unflattering triangular mass of hair around your face. On the other hand, if you keep your hair just past your shoulders as per a lob, that extra length will weigh down your hair and prevent any poofiness. Makes a whole lot of sense if you think about it, yes? Model: Katie Designed by: Salon Director of Chez Vous, Serene Tan Services: Cut; Base Colour Customisation; Cold Perm One of the most effortless and effective tricks for turning back time is framing one’s face with carefully placed highlights. Remember, these are supposed to be subtle and well-blended. Otherwise, you may look ‘retro’, and not in a good way – think Avril Lavigne’s chunky and garish highlights back in the early Noughties. Model: Patricia Designed by: Salon Director of Chez Vous, Serene Tan Services: Cut; Colour and Highlights Customisation Most women shy away from a pixie because of its undeserved rep as an overly drastic cut, but trust us when we say that this spiffy style is a game changer. Both soft and blunt bangs will conceal the fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, while the ends that stop short of your chin will frame your face beautifully. The best part? It’s a cinch to maintain: Simply rub in a tiny dollop of shaping clay in the mornings and you’ll be good to go. Model: Sarah Designed by: Chief Salon Director of Chez Vous, Thomas Teo Services: Cut; Colour and Highlights Customisation Sporting a bob can really open up your face and show off your cheekbones for a classic yet super cool vibe. If your skin is starting to show signs of sagging, do not opt for a blunt bob; instead, gun for lots of layers and side-swept bangs to soften any angular lines and frame your face to lend the illusion of a fuller and fresher appearance. Model: Joyce Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Veyond Chong Services: Cut; Colour Customisation You don’t always have to cut off all your hair to look younger. Sometimes, all you need is to stay away from stick-straight and centre-parted hair around your face. If your hair is full and frizz-free, opt for soft and buoyant curls – this will also help to disguise a less-than-perfect neck. Model: Rachel Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia Services: Cut; Hair Contouring using Rose Pink Balayage hues Strong and shiny hair will always look youthful and attractive, no matter your age. Your daily homecare matters! As with your skincare regime, you should commit to a four-step routine for your hair (think shampoo, conditioner, masque and a leave-in serum). If your hair has already been badly damaged, consider treating yourself to Chez Vous’ Hair Botox & Fillers semi-permanent therapy programme (from $405) to breathe life back into your locks. Model: Eunice Designed by: Chief Salon Director of Chez Vous, Thomas Teo Services: Cut; Hair Botox + Fillers Treatment Dark and solid hair colours can ‘age’ your face. Opt for one or two shades lighter than your natural colour, and then add subtle highlights for good measure for a more youthful vibe. On the other hand, avoid going overly light as well; this might look tacky and artificial, especially if you’re Asian. Of course, this all boils down to preference and charisma, so feel free to rock all the colours of the wind if you really want to. Model: Jasmine Designed by: Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia Services: Cut; Colour and Highlights Customisation Layers work wonders in softening your features and in downplaying the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Layering your locks also creates the much-needed volume most women need when they age. Bottom-heavy hair can drag your face down, adding age to your look and making your face appear droopy. With the right layering by an experienced hairstylist, one can redistribute the weight of the hair back up to the crown, making you appear more awake and youthful. Model: Lily Designed by: Salon Director of Chez Vous, Serene Tan| Services: Cut; Base Colour Customisation Side-swept or layered bangs exude elegance and are far from being schoolgirl-ish. Soft bangs cover your hairline and draw focus away from any fine lines on your face. Avoid blunt bangs as this can call unnecessary attention to puffiness and lines around one’s eyes; they can also box in your face rather than opening it up. Bottomline: You can continue being conscientious with your anti-ageing skincare regime, but head to Chez Vous Salon and you may just be able to take years off virtually instantly. Model: Daphne Designed by: Chief Salon Director of Chez Vous, Riz Tan Services: Cut; Sombre Hair Colouring Technique using Rose Brown hues #BETTERHAIRDAYS MAKEOVER BUNDLES Short: $299 (Usual: Up to $600) Long: $399 (Usual: Up to $800) * Includes a haircut and up to two other hair services as deemed fit by your stylist, such as base colour; highlight; balayage; perm; or soft (or volume) rebonding. Excluding treatments and additional pre-lightening. Subjected to 7% G.S.T. For participating stylists only. #GETITFIXED HAIR THERAPY BUNDLES Short: $199 (Usual: Up to $340) Long: $269 (Usual: Up to $380) * Includes five bespoke treatments in one session, focusing on bond repair; inner repair; strengthening; moisturising; and cuticle protection. Subjected to 7% G.S.T. For participating stylists only. Quote #HerWorldPlus to enjoy these bundles. Chez Vous, a multiple award-winning and director-only hair salon, is offering the following exclusive time-limited bundles for all first-time customers. 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