It really is possible to have great hair at any age. And whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, you certainly shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with your look and try out new and exciting, cute hairstyles. The fact that not every hairstyle gives the same effect as you get older doesn’t mean you should step away from the latest trends altogether. So, to help you, we’ve created a guide outlining some of our favourite cute hairstyles that are guaranteed to flatter, no matter your age!
5 Cute hairstyles for women over 30
Long pixie cut
The pixie cut crops up on our radar year in, year out. Versatile, edgy and fashion-forward, this style is perfect for making a bold statement, no matter your age. Over the years, we’ve seen a variety of high-profile celebrities showing us how to wear this look with ease. From Anne Hathaway to Judi Dench, a host of A-listers have been spotted sporting this cut, proving that it is perfect for women of all ages. And if you’re genetically blessed with a heart-shaped face, a pixie is definitely a great option!
Sleek long layers
Despite popular belief, long hair can look great at any age. But because our locks tend to get thinner over time, the key is to get your stylist to create shape, volume and texture by adding some subtle layers around your face to achieve a fuller-looking style.
Tousled long bob
A chin-length bob is one of this season’s hottest hair trends. And the good news is that, no matter how old you are, this cut always looks effortlessly stylish! Our favourite way to wear this look? With loose waves and plenty of casual textures, of course! The nonchalant textures will instantly give this classic cut a youthful, playful edge and, what’s more, it’s always a great choice for adding volume and making chiselled features look less angular. Tip: we recommend using a thickening spray, like the TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day Thickening Spray (£14.95*), before styling, and the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£7.49*) after.
Messy modern pigtails
Who says pigtails were reserved for the under 10s? According to this season’s runways and front row celebrities – like Alexa Chung and Karlie Kloss – messy, low-key pigtails are the fash pack’s hairstyle du jour. To avoid the kids’ territory, be sure to tie them low and add plenty of bedhead textures via TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Deone Dry Defining Spray (£5.50*) – a super lightweight formula that will help add definition to your layers and natural waves – before gently teasing out your pigtails to create an effortlessly sexy look.
Super sleek bob
Sleek, shiny, straight hair never goes out of style, no matter how old you are. And when paired with an ultra modern blunt bob, the results feel both youthful and sophisticated, with a healthy dose of playful sass thrown in for good measure. For a more classic look, team with a simple centre part, and for a more directional outcome, wear with a neat side parting and a bold lip. One of the most versatile cute hairstyles on our list, this understated look will take you from office to after-dark cocktails in an instant.
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