Once you reach the age of 40, you start to realize that you don’t have as much need to constantly change your look. People spend most of their younger years trying to forge that unique personal style. Younger people make styling and fashion mistakes until they find what suits them best. By the time you reach 40, you’re already sure of who you are and don’t care about making an impression as much. You’d rather be true to yourself because you understand your self-worth. With that in mind, here are fashionable hairstyles for the over 40s.
- Full and Flirty
The bob is always an excellent choice for women with oval and heart-shaped faces. These cuts show off the slim jawline that comes with that shape of the face. This style is neither too long or too short, so you should ask your stylist to add some layers to create a sense of movement. Recreate the look at home by curling your hair ends in opposite directions.
- Blonde Bob and Layered Ends
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Older women (and men) like to keep their hair short instead of growing it out. Don’t think that keeping your hair short means you can’t have some fun though. Try cutting your hair to have wispy layers to add beauty and depth. The result is you end up with a fun and funky bob.
- Tapered Pixie and Spiky Crown
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The tapered pixie cut is one of the most fashionable hairstyles for the over 40s. This cut is low maintenance, and you can blend different length layers to create a natural and unique style.
- Dark Blonde Bob and Bangs
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The idea that “less is more” doesn’t apply here with this daring haircut. There’s no reason that fashionable hairstyles for the over 40s can’t be just as fun and playful as they were in your younger days. Grow out your hair and dress it up a bit with some bangs.
- Curvy Layers
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Keep things simple but exciting with this layered cut. Keep your hair on one side longer than the other to create this layered style. Layered hair creates an S-shape that you can style at home with a blow dryer. It won’t take a lot of time or effort to maintain this style either.
- Feathered Bangs
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Use a side-part to give yourself this simple “peek-a-boo” look. Keep the look fresh with blonde hair and shadow roots.