A chin-length cut creates the illusion of fullness and makes hair feel fuller. Charlize Theron's edgy bob avoids a matronly look.
Ele recommends bangs only for those with a high forehead, as they can accentuate facial flaws. "Long bangs that can be swept to the side are good for forehead lines," says Ele.
Dual-toned hair shows off Kristen Wiig's roots. The darker parts match her bold brunette eyebrows, while the platinum blonde bob is modern.
Thick hair looks younger and more polished when it's shoulder-length or longer after 40. Short hair expands at the ends, creating an unflattering triangle.
Less precise bang cuts can add shape without covering your eyes and forehead. Halle Berry's long bangs have highlights, which contour her face.
Jennifer Aniston, 50, looks young thanks to her highlights, loose waves, and face-framing layers. It looks great with her olive skin.
A big hairstyle isn't always necessary. For women with straight hair, a cut just below the shoulders with a soft curl feels modern and natural.
Oily roots make fine hair look drab, dirty, and lifeless. Carole recommends Helen Mirren's asymmetrical cut.
Ele recommends layers for curly hair, but not too short, or they'll make your face look rounder and wider.
Mix and match hair colors for natural-looking highlights. Kate Beckinsale's highlights open her face and highlight her eyes.