Most women would agree that they put in a great deal of effort to look attractive for men. But even after buying that new dress, and getting your hair, nails, and makeup done, this isn’t what really does it for men. In fact, most women would be surprised to find out when men find them most attractive.
More Than Meets the Eye
A new study photographed 22 women’s faces, A new study photographed 22 women’s faces, and the results showed that their facial coloring had a more reddish-tinge when they began their ovulation. This was only recognizable in “zoomed” photographs; the naked eye wouldn’t necessarily notice.
The Animal Kingdom
Interestingly enough, studies of chimpanzees showed that females’ bottoms became redder when they were ovulating. This drew male primates to those females, and they ignored the other chimp women.
Flirty and Fertile
For humans, the signs of fertility may be less noticeable because of our evolved need for commitment. No “wham bam, thank you ma’am” for the modern gal. And although this adage may be true, other studies still show that ovulating women unconsciously dress more enticingly and flirt more aggressively. You go, tigress!
Bored with Your Hairstyle?
Find a hairstyle that is so radical that you literally earn a badge of courage if you dare try it. This has to be one of the most non-controversial, yet sophisticated and lovely eras for beautiful and manageable hair. The highlights are minimal but effective, and the cuts are simple but offer volume and versatility.
The newest rage in simplicity is a haircut called the lob. It’s basically a long bob, which falls slightly between your chin and shoulder blade. Most of the hair is similar in length, but the way it’s modestly highlighted and barely styled, gives it an oxymoronic messy/neat presentation. You can look cute and sassy while accompanying the kids to school, but also have a more glam appearance for an evening dinner if you toss in some hot curls. Check out some celeb photos donning the lob http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/hair/advice/g3621/top-celebrity-bobs-and-lobs/?slide=32
So, you don’t want to cut your hair?
For those unwilling to cut their hair as short as a bob or lob, the braid has returned as a chic and popular style. Pulling the hair back into a tight braid is a severe, but a very attractive look for dress-up, ultra professional, or evening. A looser, side braid is lovely for daytime, errand-running, or even workouts.
Tape-on extensions are also en vogue. They’re great because you can get ones with a slightly different tone than your color, without damaging your hair from processing. Extensions can give you the luscious look you may have never had due to fine or limp hair. They look amazing, especially when you take the time to curl or style, but they do require more maintenance; you have to brush thoroughly twice a say, wear your hair up while sleeping, and shampooing can be a procedure. Otherwise, if you’re willing to put in the time for the fun and fancy look, it’s worth trying extensions for a couple of months.
Just because we’re aging doesn’t mean we have to don old frumpy haircuts. Be adventurous and let your inner-sass out. Whether you want your hair as long as Rapunzel’s or as short as Betty Boop’s, today’s styles allow you to “fit in” comfortably and adorably.