Over 40? Meet your new hair BFF!
While you may associate pixie crop hairstyles as being an edgy, playful ‘do for younger women, let us tell you that this cropped look is ideal for older women, too. So, if you’re 40+ (and are looking to refresh your ‘do for the year ahead) then a pixie crop could be the hairstyle you’ve been waiting for.
What makes pixie cuts so desirable, is that they have amazing versatility: meaning you can style yours to look as classy, playful, or edgy as you like. And to prove it, we’ve whipped together a gallery of 5 stylish celebrities who are over 40 years old, that just so happen to be rocking a pixie cut like a total pro! Now, keep on scrolling to see who made the cut (get it?).
Pixie crop hairstyles: Over 40s celebrity inspiration
Would you believe us if we told you that actress Halle Berry is 50 years old?! We reckon that one of the reasons the star looks so youthful, is due to her jazzy pixie. This super sweet ‘do has been a signature look for Halle for quite some time now, featuring shorter length on the sides, and longer layers on top, meaning her cropped ‘do is full of texture and volume (AKA the perfect combination to knock years off of your age!).
Editor’s tip: All it takes to recreate Halle’s textured pixie at home, is to spritz your mane with the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray, and watch as your locks gain a natural-looking tousle.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis – who has starred in cult films such as Freaky Friday and Halloween – has become renowned for her silver pixie crop. As well as proving that both short and grey hair is uber fashionable for mature women, Jamie is also an advocate for the fact that thinning, aged hair can be full of life when chopped into a pixie crop. She really is our short hair hero!
Not all pixie crop hairstyles have to be super short, don’t you know? Just take a leaf out of House of Cards‘ actress Robin Wright’s book, for example, who’s living proof that long, side-swept pixie crops work a charm for mature women. Plus, notice how her haircut works to flatter and soften her square face shape – honestly, is there anything that is hairstyle can’t do?!
Much-loved presenter Ellen DeGeneres has been rocking a blonde pixie crop for as long as we can remember! Most recently, though, she’s opted to leave her naturally dark roots peeking through her bleached tresses, for an undone look, as well as chop in several layers to help create a tousled, textured effect.
You could say that singer Dannii Minogue’s pixie crop is more classy and elegant than it is playful. Opting for a deep side parting and sweeping her fringe to one side, Dannii looks positively radiant in her red carpet ensemble! Now, who wouldn’t want a gorgeous hairstyle like that?
Editor’s tip: To help get your hair as glossy-looking as Dannii’s, spritz your strands with the TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray after styling. Trust us, this clever-working product packs a serious punch in the shine department!
Inspired by these A-list pixie crop hairstyles? We bet! So before you opt for the chop, why not find out which pixie style will suit your face shape? Once you’ve done that, book your salon appointment and rest assured you’ll have a youthful new look in an instant.