The pulled back ponytail or a bun returns in vogue, as the Croydon facelift of the ’90s does the facial magic again. The Croydon facelift is not a cosmetic or a beauty treatment; it’s an updo in which the hair are pulled back tight and tied in a bun or a ponytail.
Beauty experts say that this hairstyle pulls back the skin of the forehead, cheekbones and face producing the effects of a facelift. It is also a smart trick for ironing out the wrinkles, which explains why supermodel Kate Moss, singer Jennifer Lopez and Bollywood divas such as Jacqueline Fernandez and Karisma Kapur, are carrying the updo. “With Croydon facelift, the facial features look sharper and the lines are less visible, giving the woman a younger look,” says Vasudha Nair of Elizabeth Arden.
The facelift trick comes with some rules. Beauty expert Chandni Singh says, “The Croydon facelift has made a comeback but in its toughest incarnation, it’s certainly not for everyone. It looks great on a gaunt, slightly chiselled, face with good bone structure. Playing with dark shades of eye and light lip colour is a good idea for those who want to attempt this look.”