The most flattering haircuts for women over 40

Age is just a number, but style is everything. So give yours a quick and classy update with these flattering haircuts for women over 40!

Middle-aged women usually have a different approach to beauty than those in their 20s or 30s. Middle-aged women find no need to follow every trend that comes along, but rather go for stylish, sophisticated, but fuss-free looks that won’t have to interfere with their busy lifestyle. Of course, age shouldn’t be a reason to stop looking fab. And while women of age and wisdom would probably skip an undercut hair trend (although there’s totally nothing wrong should they go for it), there are a lot of flattering haircuts for women over 40 that would keep them looking stylish and up-to-date. We’ve got a couple of suggestions below so if you happen to be looking for pegs, you’re in the right place!

Gorgeous haircuts for women over 40

Keep it short, add waves. Credit: Raquel Brust

1. Short and wavy

This look is functional yet sexy. The length makes it easier to run around (a woman’s duty never ends, and duties usually involve a lot of moving from one place to another), but the soft, almost beachy waves add quite an allure to the look.

Editor’s tip: You need volume and body to achieve this hairstyle—it wouldn’t work if your hair is flat and limpy. Boost your hair’s volume by washing it with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner. It will give your hair all the bounce that it needs.

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Layers for a face-framing look. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Layered chop

Bouncy layers give a fresh and flirty vibe, and keep your style from looking boring. Part your hair in the middle so the layers perfectly frame your face and give it shape. This will also draw attention to your lovely features.

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A rounded bob makes you look younger! Credit: Shutterstock

3. Rounded bob with fringe

Who says women over 40 cannot rock bangs? Combining a rounded bob with choppy bangs easily gives a youthful vibe. If done right, this could really take years off your face better than your over-the-counter anti-ageing formula! Oh, and you might want to apply a pump of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to your tresses for a glossy, frizz-free style.

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Add soft waves to your medium length haircut to keep it bouncy. Credit: Dvora

4. Medium length cut with easy waves

Medium-length cuts look good on literally anyone. It’s universally flattering, it’s versatile—it’s the perfect length! Adding soft waves to your style eliminates the danger of your hair falling too flat, but you can also sport a straight blunt look, should you want a more edgy vibe.

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Tousled pixie for a fun, youthful vibe. Credit:

5. Tousled pixie

Give your short haircut a bit of fun by going for a tousled style. Adding a bit of texture to your pixie is an easy way to update your look. You’re in your 40s, you’re not 100—it’s okay to keep things a bit trendy!

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The boss lady look. Credit: Shutterstock

6. Power bob

This look gives us a strong boss lady vibe. Sharp, blunt cuts like this are very fashionable and modern, and sends a message that you mean business. You can add blunt bangs, if you like, to channel your inner Anna Wintour.

You have to agree, these haircuts for women over 40 are classy, fuss-free, and most importantly, they work for sophisticated females like you!