10 Flattering Hairstyles for Women Over 40

by Karen Eisenbraun

Regina Bur

As you grow older you may feel that it’s time to update your look to something new.

You may even ask “What are the right hairstyles for my age?”

The answer is you can do whatever you want! Keep it natural-looking and low maintenance, or go edgy and sporty. There are no rules — except maybe to make your hair a reflection of you and something that fits your lifestyle.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some top picks for women over 40.

 

1. Classic Bob.

The classic bob is a great cut at any age. To get a soft and rounded look, use a large-barrel round brush to blow the bottom layers under and the top layers back.

 

2. Stacked bob.

A shorter cut with stacked layers in the back works great for women over 40. It’s an easy way to add lots of volume to fine hair.

 

3. Bob with layered ends.

Women often opt for shorter hairstyles to make things more simple. If you’re going shorter, have fun with it! Ask your stylist to cut short layers that flare out at the ends. The result is a fun bob with loads of personality that’s also easy to style.

 

4. Long Bob.

The long bob, sometimes referred to as the “lob,” has been a popular hairstyle for years. The long bob is always stylish without looking like you’re trying too hard, and it can be worn sleek or wavy.

 

5. Long with layers.

If you love your hair long, you don’t have to give it up just because your age! You can still look vibrant and beautiful with long hair! But it’s all about getting a good cut that’s flattering to your face shape. Flat, limp hair doesn’t look good on anyone. Long, face-framing layers help keep the length from dragging down facial features. A side part is usually flattering on all face shapes.

 

6. Medium cut with long bangs.

A shoulder-length cut with bangs offers plenty of options. Long bangs can be swept to the side or pinned back. Face-framing layers keep the look fresh.

 

7. Medium easy waves.

Women over 40 often notice their hair becomes thinner as they age. Shorter cuts can help hair maintain thickness. For a look that’s both fresh and modern, try waves that hit just above the shoulders.

 

8. Side part with waves.

A short, curly cut with a side part is on-trend and low maintenance. If you want a little edginess, opt for an asymmetrical cut with one side slightly longer than the other.

 

9. Undercut pixie.

Want to try going really short? An undercut pixie cut adds volume to thin hair and is the ultimate low-maintenance hairstyle.

 

10. Longer tapered pixie.

For a short cut with a little more versatility, choose an undercut covered by longer face-framing pieces. This modern look is high style but still low maintenance.

 

Treat Yourself

One of the great things about hair is that you can always treat yourself to something different! Don’t be afraid to try a new style. The most important thing is to find a look that reflects your personality and makes you feel comfortable and confident.

What are some of your favorite haircuts? Please comment below.