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- American model, actress, and television personality
A few months ago Cindy Crawford’s 90s hairstyle went viral on TikTok. To most of you that won’t count for much, but if the cool kids are copying your style then you know it’s well past its sell by date.
There is some merit in maintaining a signature look - Cindy Crawford does this almost too well. But if you haven’t so much as parted your hair differently in over three decades then it may well be time for a refresh.
Hairdresser to the Duchess of Sussex and Alexa Chung, George Northwood, says: “Changing your hair is key to not getting stuck in a style rut. If you keep the same style you’ve had for decades then it starts to fade - just as your skin does with age."
“ Hair texture becomes more fluffy and frizzy with age and it might not look as shiny or full as it did when you were younger so adapting your style as you age is the secret to looking your best, otherwise it can appear as if you’re hanging on to the old you - there’s something cool about embracing change with age.”
Crawford’s style, like Jennifer Aniston's, is American classic through and through. She has been sporting a long, bouncy blowdry ever since she burst onto the modelling scene in the mid 80s and it hasn't changed one iota.
Yet in new pictures posted to social media, Crawford showed off a tousled mid-length haircut which looks fresh and new.
Northwood says, “there’s this feeling of youth that you exude when you mix things up a little here and there. Helen Mirren is a perfect example of this, she isn’t afraid to try new hairstyles from dying her hair pink to slicking it back on the red carpet.”
Of course, there is a fine line to be had. “Don’t copy the latest Gen Z haircut your daughter is into but experiment with different lengths, adding layers here and there or some lighter pieces around your hairline.”
As for Cindy Crawford, Northwood says her just-below-the-shoulder cut is the perfect midlife style, neither too long nor too radically short, it’s somewhere in the middle, which let’s face it is where all good things lie. “This length looks great rough dried for a textured look that will soften facial features and give off that French undone vibe.”