The Best Anti-Aging Product is Actually For Your Hair

According to Sienna Miller’s head, which attended the Golden Globes last night and delivered a truly dazzling performance — festooned by clusters of diamonds pinned into her earlobes and a strand of large pearls delicately draped across her neck — the best anti-aging product is not what skincare technicians and experts (and regular dermatologists, too, I guess) have heretofore led us to believe.

On the contrary, it’s not even a product that goes on your face. Instead, it’s quite simply a ribbon.


Tied into her hair. I noticed it last night when she was presenting one of the awards. She had two black velvet bunny-like ears sticking up at the top of her ponytail. This random guy who sleeps next to me in my bed every night turned over and commented on how young Sienna Miller looked. He asked what I think her skincare regimen looks like. I told him I didn’t know who he was but also that it didn’t matter because the reason she looked so young was simple. There was a ribbon tied into her ponytail that harkened back to being a young girl, possibly headed to her first day of elementary school. Couple this visualization with a decade or two and you’re left at the intersection of Too Young for Da Club and What’s Your Secret?

So there you have it — hide your cream, hide your serum, throw away that electronic thing that looks like a flying saucer (but maybe keep your retinoid). The most effective anti-aging product we have in this day and age comes literally and figuratively like all the best kinds of gifts. Wrapped to perfection in a bow.

Photos via Getty Images.

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  • Leandra Medine


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    • Vida Bound

      Umm, even as a Skin Care Specialist, I’m going to agree on that.

  • Andrea Raymer

    I am ALL about that ribbon life! I saved all of my Christmas ribbons for future use as hair accessories.

  • Not what I was expecting when I clicked on this post and I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised! I’ve been thinking about bows a lot lately and finally bought a bow hairclip earlier today! I had previously thought that a bow would make me look too juvenile but for some reason I gave in to my girlish desires. It’s metallic gold. It was $1. I’m wearing it now.

  • Jen

    Also, a ponytail is good for pulling your facial muscles taut. Cheap face-lift!

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  • I think long hair in general is a great anti-aging product. No offense to women with short hair – I swear I think you look amazing too, but if I’m walking behind a woman with long hair I automatically assume she’s young. And every time she turns around and ends up being older, I’m like “whoaaaa she looks SO young.”
    I feel bad because this perpetuates the stereotype that long hair = beauty and I swear I don’t believe that. I guess it’s social conditioning because most middle aged/senior women have short hair.

    • I have had longer hair for a few months now and look older than I did with short hair – mine is simply the type of face for that. The longer hair hasn’t done anything for my beauty, either, but what can you do.

      • Interesting! I guess face shape/type would be a big factor. I just have this very strong mental image of seeing a woman with long-ish (past shoulder length) blonde hair and a shorter dress from the back and thinking she was in her 20s, then when she turned around she was actually almost 60 (we talked and she told me her age). So I’ve associated longer hair with looking young, but of course that doesn’t apply to everyone.

    • I AGREE. I recently cut my super long hair.. and now I feel older. I love reading this! Now I know someone else thinks the same.

    • Julie May

      I am with you totally. I’m almost 50 and my hair is a little longer than shoulder length. Every time I cut it to where I think a 50-year-olds hair should be I look instantly 10 years older. I have now vowed not to cut it again until I am 60.

  • Kelly

    Sienna Miller looks amazing. I don’t even know what she’s been doing the past few years, but whatever it is, it’s working.

  • If Sienna lost the pearl necklace she would have looked even younger!

    • Mariana

      YES! I loved the look expect that necklace

  • pamb

    I guess I’m the lone dissenter who thinks it looks like she didn’t have time to wash her hair after working out and just threw it up in a ponytail.

    I get she was going for a casual vibe, but in the second pic all I see is hair that I want to sweep into the ponytail.


  • Josie Pesce

    i was ALL ABOUT this look. what i imagine cher horowitz would wear to senior prom

  • Vivienne

    LOL love it Leandra. Agreed! Long hair = youthful look. I’m also considering going lighter in color as I age which is tricky being a brunette but likely way more effective at brightening than any cream. Can you find my post where I mention you Leandra?on – you rock!

  • Leslie N.

    You do know that it’s a skin regimen, not regiment. Unless you’re referring to a military unit made from skin, which is gross.

  • pwq2

    Just became obsessed with this look, but its April 28! Any thoughts on a warm weather version of this (black velvet seems a little heavy) that won’t look too silly?