Look better and younger by changing your hair

 If cosmetic procedures are not for you, or the recession has you cutting back on your beauty bills, then hair guru Suki Duggan has some simple ways to look younger and fresher by just changing your hair. Korean-born Suki is known for creating easy-to-maintain hairstyles. Celebrities and socialites in Manhattan’s Upper East Side seek her out in her New York salon. She offers DolceDolce readers her easy-to-follow tips. 

Suki Duggan
DD: Do bangs suit most women? And how can a woman select bangs than will flatter her face?
SD: Bangs suit most women.  Old or young.  I would stay away from bangs though, if you have a very round face because bangs will just make your face rounder, actually making you look fatter.  When deciding to cut your bangs for the first time, just follow your natural hairline.
DD: Aren’t bangs hard to keep up? Can you trim them yourself? If not, is it costly?
SD:Bangs are not hard to keep up they just need to be trimmed more often.  Many salons will actually trim your bangs for free if you are a loyal customer.  I would not recommend trimming your bangs yourself.  I can not tell you how many people have come into my salon with such bad bang jobs because they thought they would spend save some money.  With hair it’s just not worth it.
DD: Fine lines are a problem for many women, even women as young as thirty. Can a hair style or colour help camouflage this problem?
SD:Yes, the best way to camouflage fine lines is to make your hair lighter and softer.  Highlights and soften colors will soften the lines on your face.  Darker colors will actually bring those fine lines out. 
DD: Women tend to age one of two ways: they crinkle up with wrinkles and lines or they age with heaviness and jowls. What type of hair styling magic do you recommend to disguise these two very different types of problems?
SD:Fuller hair for both.  Full hair can draw attention away from your face.  Try layers.  Flat hair will draw people to look at your face while full hair will draw the eye to the whole picture, hair, body and your face.
DD: Many women experience thinning hair as they age, or are they are just unlucky and are born with thin hair. What are your suggestions for getting a full lush look?
SD:Little layers will the add the bounce you need to give your hair a fuller effect and distract from the fact that your hair is thinning. 
DD: What are the worse things women do with their hair that looks aging – or just unattractive and unflattering?
SD:Long hair on an older lady is one of the worst ways to age yourself.  Your long locks might have been sexy when you were 20 but over the age of 40, hair longer then shoulder-length just ages you.  Also, very bleached blonde hair may have been sexy when you were young, now it will just make you look washed out and out of it. 
DD: Many brunettes in particular have real problems with grey hair that just won’t stay coloured and they are self conscious. Any suggestions?
SD:If you are not completely grey, an easy way to cover grey that does not need as many touchups are highlights.  If you highlight your hair two shades lighter, the grey hair will actually blend into your hair almost naturally.  Also with highlighted hair, you only have to re-highlight three times a year.
DD: Can a hairstyle make you look younger?
SD: Of course a hairstyle can make you look younger.  Hair is one of the first thing people see, it has one of the biggest effects on how people present themselves.
DD: What are some of your favourite tips for keeping hair looking great between salon visits?
SD: The best thing I could recommend would simply be to condition your hair.  Healthy hair is sexy hair, so conditioning your hair is key.
 
Suki dislikes chemical-filled hair products on the market, so she used the beauty secrets learned in her Asian upbringing to create a seaweed-infused hair care line, Donsuki Hair Care/Styling Products. Seaweed – used for centuries in Asia to promote healthy skin and hair – is a key ingredient in all of her products.
She is also the author of a book, The Essential Guide to Hair, Makeup and Skin Care: Always in Style. For more information on Donsuki or Donsuki Hair Care/Styling Products, call 212-826-3397.
 

 

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