Fashionable hairstyles that mature women can rock (yet no one tells you about)!

Age is just a number!  

When you hit your mid years, you may feel like certain hairstyles are off limits. With pressures from all sides telling us that we must stick to an ‘age-appropriate’ style, it can be hard to feel free with your looks. But now, we’re tell you to break those conformity chains, and instead pick one of the fashionable hairstyles that mature women can rock, no matter what your age!

Now, whether you’ve got long, short, straight or natural hair, below are a few A-list ladies who are totally killing it the style stakes! So scroll down and be prepared to meet your new look…

Fashionable hairstyles that you can try


Laura Dern fashionable hairstyles golden wavy hair
Fashionable hairstyles for mature women: Laura Dern. Credit: Rex by Shuttestock

Vintage waves

For a classy, yet stylish look, draw inspiration from actress Laura Dern‘s red carpet hairstyle, who often styles her golden brown locks in stunning Hollywood waves! Adding a loose, sweeping fringe to her look and tucking one side behind her ear, Laura manages to channel loads of chic vintage vibes, that ooze body and movement.

Editor’s tip: To get a similar look at home, grab your bottle of the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam, and check out our step-by-step tutorial, here!

Tracee Ellis Ross long braid afro hair
Fashionable hairstyles for mature women: Tracee Ellis Ross. Credit: Rex by Shuttestock

The ultra long braid

It’s no secret that braids are one of the most stylish hairstyles to rock, and actress Tracee Ellis Ross knows this. Refusing to compromise on her enviable hair length, Tracee chose to style her natural mane into an ultra long, chunky braid for this red carpet event, proving that ladies over 40 can totally work an on-trend style!

Editor’s tip: If you want to copy this braided look at home, remember the key to styling natural hair lies within the prep! So, to ensure that your locks are fully hydrated, we suggest spritzing them with the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-in Moisture Spray before and after styling (or even on the go), for an extra moisture boost.

Annette Bening pixie crop blonde highlights
Fashionable hairstyles for mature women: Annette Bening. Credit: Rex by Shuttestock

The pixie crop

A pixie crop is often seen as being an edgy, playful ‘do for younger women, but in fact, this cropped look is ideal for older women, too. This hairstyle works especially well for those of you with thinning, aged hair, as a textured, layered pixie can help to make your hair appear thicker and more voluminous.

Editor’s tip: To help add texture to a pixie crop, run some of the TIGI S-Factor Creamy Molding Wax through your hair, pulling your strands in different directions as you go.

Taraji P. Henson bob and undercut black hair
Fashionable hairstyles for mature women: Taraji P. Henson. Credit: Rex by Shuttestock

The bob and undercut

While you probably already know that bobs are super flattering for mature women, we bet that you’ve never thought of pairing one with an edgy undercut before, right? Well, we’re here to tell you that it should be at the top of your style list for 2017, giving your look a fashion-forward twist!

Okay, so we know this look is daring even for younger women, but if you are brave enough to try it out, we bet that you won’t regret it. For inspiration, just look how well Taraji P. Henson pulls of an undercut with a deep side-parted bob.

Juliette Lewis braided updo brown hair
Fashionable hairstyles for mature women: Juliette Lewis. Credit: Rex by Shuttestock

Milkmaid braids

Like to wear your tresses up in an ultra flattering and feminine fashion? Then take a look at this braided headband, styled by the one and only Juliette Lewis! A braided updo provides a delicate and bohemian touch to any look, and is oh-so easy to style. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at our simply step-by-step guide, here, and be surprised by your own styling prowess!

Editor’s tip: Find that your fine tresses don’t hold braids well? Fret not: just prep them with the Toni&Guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo to add grip and make the whole plaiting process a total breeze.


Can’t get enough celebrity inspo for your mane? Then to get your next style fix, take a look at our favourite A-list looks from the red carpet, that’ll have you running to the salon in an instant!

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