Need a stylish ‘do? Try these 4 bob haircuts for women over 40

All Things Hair | 18 November 2016

Beautiful bobs, no matter your age!

Are you looking for a short hairstyle that can be rocked in a variety of sleek and stylish ways? Then you’ll want to invest in a bob haircut this season! And if you’re of a certain age looking to transition your style into something low maintenance, you’ll be pleased to know that there are loads of bob haircuts for women over the age of 40, too!

What makes bobs so great, is that they’re not only universally appealing, but they’re also super easy to manage and never fail to add a youthful dimension to your signature style! So, if you’re after some hot #hairspiration, you’re in the right place – simply take a look at our list of 4 uber stylish bob haircuts, that’ll refresh your mane in seconds.

4 Bob haircuts for women over 40


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Bob haircuts for women: The wavy bob. Credit:

1. The wob

If you’re mane is in need of a little extra oomph, then waves could be the hair solution you’ve been looking for! Great for are adding a youthful dimension to your bob, waves create loads of lovely texture, that are also the perfect for injecting volume, shape, and depth to same-length hair. And the good news is, that this year, the wob (AKA a wavy bob) is having its very own fashion moment – just look at Khloe Kardashian’s recent mane change for proof! Credit: @dicademaria

Editor’s tip: Do you have naturally straight hair, but want to rock the wob for your wintertime look? Then grab your curling tong and some TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foamand you’ll have a head full of luscious waves in no time!

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Bob haircuts for women: Sleek bob. Credit:

2. Chic sleek bob

After a no-fuss look that has a timeless and universal appeal? Then please turn your attention to this sleek, chic, and ultra stylish bob! Forever on our style radar for it’s effortless and refined aesthetic, this polished bob is ideal for any woman in need of a ‘do that can be worn for absolutely any occasion. And by throwing a full fringe into the mix, you can easily give your everyday style a super on-trend finish! Credit: @lilywillowsdream

Editor’s tip: To give this ‘do its ultra sleek look, spritz your mane with the VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame & Shine Spray, for a shiny finish, that’ll also help protect against heat damage.

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Bob haircuts for women: The long bob. Credit:

3. The lob

If you’re on the fence when it comes to committing to the chop, you can rest assured that there are lots of ways that you can embrace this trend, even without opting for super short locks! And choosing a collarbone-skimming lob (AKA a long bob) with layers, is a great way to tap into the look, while still retaining the majority of your lovely length.

And by simply working shorter layers in the front sections of your hair, you’ll be able to perfectly frame your face, and bring out a bright and youthful dimension to your look! Seriously, what’s not to love about such a lush and feminine ‘do? Credit: @ildeet

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Bob haircuts for women: Graduated bob. Credit:

4. Graduated bob

Want a look that has loads of depth and definition, yet is still super flattering, no matter what your hair type or face shape? Then gather around and take a look at this stunning graduated bob! A classic cut that has proven a firm favourite among the fashion elite, a graduated bob not only makes for the perfect platform to try out a hot new hair colour, but it can also be rocked in a number of different ways.

So, go super sleek with a straight ‘do, try out some tousled waves, or even add in some choppy layers for an edgy finish to your bob haircut – the options are seemingly endless! But whichever look you decide to go with, just remember to set it in place with a healthy dose of the TRESemmé Perfectly Undone Ultra-Brushable Hairspray. Credit: @claudiafarcas


Still not found the cropped look you’ve been dreaming of? Don’t worry your pretty tresses about it: simply shimmy on over to our Bob Haircuts page, for loads of Insta inspiration and chic styling ideas to try this season!



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