The euphoric beauty-rush you get when you leave the hair salon may not be all in your head. Popular beauty website, www.youbeauty.com, recently posted findings from a study published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science that indicated keeping up on your beauty routine can help your insides feel just as young as your outside appearance looks.
Researchers studied 47 women who ranged in age from 27 to 83. Independent raters surveyed photos of these women prior to an appointment at a hair salon and then again after their appointments. In each photo, both before and after, their hair was cropped out of the photo so they would be rating their facial appearance without influence from their hair color or style. The women who claimed to feel “younger” as a result of their salon appointment actually LOOKED younger to the raters in their after-photo.
So, the old addage “you’re only as old as you feel” may actually have substance after all. When you feel good, you do in fact look good and this study actually proves that. It’s no wonder we feel a little extra spring in our step each time we put on a flattering outfit or take an extra bit of time on our make-up and hair. These beauty-boosting processes fortify us inside and out.
We at BUNGALOW/8, as students of the science of beauty and as Omaha’s Beauty Authority, strive to help you look as good as you feel each time you step into the beauty-fostering culture we have created.