The 17 Most Flattering Hairstyles for Women Over 40

Finding the right hairstyle to suit your face and age can be challenging but not impossible. We’ve curated 18 flattering hairstyles for women over 40 that are guaranteed to turn heads.

Long Bob

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A long bob is a versatile hairstyle that can be worn straight or wavy. It’s a perfect choice for women over 40 as it gives a youthful look without compromising on elegance and sophistication. The length of a lob can be adjusted to suit the individual’s face shape and hair type.

Beachy Waves

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Beachy waves are a casual and laid-back hairstyle that’s perfect for women who are looking for an easy style. The waves add movement and texture to the hair and can be worn during the day as well for more glamorous events.

Pixie Cut

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The pixie cut frames the face, making it a great option for women who want to draw attention to their features. It’s low-maintenance and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Shoulder-Length Layered Hair

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Shoulder-length hair with layers is a classic hairstyle that suits most face shapes and hair types. It’s a great choice for women over 40 as it adds volume and movement to the hair without being too high-maintenance.

Textured Bob

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A textured bob is a modern take on the classic bob hairstyle. The choppy layers add depth and dimension to the hair which suits women over 40 who want to add some texture and movement to their hair.

Long Layers

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Long layers are a great way to add volume and movement to the hair. They are perfect for women over 40 who want to keep their hair long but don’t want to deal with the weight of a one-length cut.

Short Shag

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A short shag is the perfect choice for women who want a hairstyle that’s easy to manage. The choppy layers add movement and texture to the hair, making it a versatile option that can be worn straight or wavy.

Asymmetrical Bob

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The asymmetrical bob is a modern and edgy hairstyle that’s perfect for women who want to make a statement with their hair. The asymmetrical cut adds interest and dimension to the hair.

Half-Up Hairstyle

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A half-up hairstyle is a versatile hairstyle that can be worn both casually and formally. It’s perfect for women over 40 who want to keep their hair out of their face, but still want to show off their hair’s length and volume.

Blunt Bangs

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Blunt bangs are all the rage right now and a great way to add a fresh and youthful look to the face. They are perfect for those wanting to draw attention to their eyes and cheekbones.

Tousled Layers

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Tousled layers add lots of volume to hair and is a low maintenance style. This makes it perfect for women over 40.

Classic Bob

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A classic bob is a timeless hairstyle that’s perfect for women over 40 who want a sophisticated and elegant look. The chin-length cut flatters most face shapes and can be styled straight or wavy.

 

Side-Parted Bob

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The side-parted bob is a modern and versatile hairstyle that’s perfect for women who want a low-maintenance look.

Sleek Ponytail

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A sleek ponytail is a classic and elegant hairstyle that’s perfect for women want to look polished but don’t want to spend ages doing their hair. It can be worn both casually and formally.

Soft Waves

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Soft waves are a flattering hairstyle for women over 40 as they add texture and volume to the hair without being too high-maintenance. They are perfect for those with medium to long hair and can be worn casually or dressed up for formal occasions.

French Twist

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The French twist is a classic and elegant hairstyle that’s perfect for those who want an easy sophisticated look. It’s a low-maintenance hairstyle that can be worn during the day as well as at evening events.

Low Bun

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A low bun is a classic and elegant hairstyle that’s perfect for women over 40 who want a quick but sleek look.

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Dee Poulsen

Dee has been following the Curly Girl Method for over four years and is our in-house Curly Girl expert. She has a keen interest in natural haircare and has tried and tested her share of CGM products. She has a photographic memory of most sulfate and silicone-free hair products available on the high street and she's always happy to recommend you her favorites.