Try a not-so-extreme makeover
There's a safe and quick way to look young if you're not up for injections or surgery.
When you choose new makeup or clothes, tie into the color your hair is now, not what it was "back in the day," says "Hollywood's Guru of Hue" Jill Kirsh.
Kirsh was named Best Color Consultant in The Best of L.A. issue of Los Angeles Magazine and she's featured in the September 2010 issue of InStyle Magazine. She has worked with red carpet celebrities, soccer moms, rocker moms and corporate titans.
She recently launched a do-it-yourself version of her system online at www.jillkirshcolor.com.
Here are Kirsh's tips for the most common hair colors:
For deep brunettes: Olive green and camel, not so much. Emerald green and charcoal gray? YES! Fuchsia and royal blue are stunners. Earth-toned makeup colors are not your friend. Go for rose hues on the lips and cheeks.
For warm blondes: Camel is a great neutral; it will liven up the warmth of your hair, whereas taupe will make your highlights look like a bad dye job. If you're opting for red, make it tomato and not rose. Corals on the lips and a bronze liner will dazzle.
For golden browns and redheads: Earth tones rule the day, along with teal and champagne white. Donate the burgundy and mint green. Gold, bronze and copper are the best for strappy sandals and ballet flats. Leave the silver for someone else. A bronzer will give the face an overall glow, and a swipe of copper gloss will look natural and fresh.
For ash blondes and gray hair: All the dusty pinks and lavenders will do wonders next to your face and hair. Taupe and dove grey are classy neutrals; leave camel and rust alone! Silver earrings and off-white (or gray) pearls are exquisite. Leave the yellow gold behind.
Jackie Silver is the founder and president of Aging Backwards, LLC, and author of Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young. Send your questions or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for her free newsletter at: www.agingbackwards.com/ and fo