15 Timeless Hairstyles for Men Over 40

15 way for men over 40 to style their strands.

Whether you are just starting to notice a gray hair or two, are in full-on salt and pepper mode or went gray years ago, there are a number of timeless styles for you to consider if you’re looking for something new. We’ve created a collection of 15 timeless hairstyles for men over 40 to inspire your next look we found a style for everyone: the creative director, the CEO, the freelancer and everyone in between! Make an intentional choice with your aging strands and keep reading to check out some of our favorite hairstyles for men over 40:

Hairstyles for Men Over 40

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Opt for a wavy and sophisticated style.

1. Sophisticated Waves

Brush out your wavy strands to distribute the natural oils that your hair produces and give your waves a healthy sheen.

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Learn how to give the illusion of thicker hair.

2. Fake Thicker Hair

Has your hair been thinning as you age? You’re not alone. By combing your hair over to the side and running a golf ball-sized pump of Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse through your strands, you’ll create the illusion of thicker hair.

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This style is surprisingly easy to create.

3. Styled Swoop

Wet your hair and brush it over to one side for a sophisticated styled swoop. To achieve the signature volume of this style simply comb your hair in the opposite direction from how you usually style it. By combing it in the opposite direction than your strands are used to, they’ll stand up and give a little pushback and a touch of volume.

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Wear your gray hair nice and short.

4. Closely Cropped

Wear your gray hair nice and short for a sleek and streamlined style.

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Gracefully begin the transition into gray hair.

5. Salt and Pepper

Start your journey towards gray hair by embracing the salt and pepper stage. There’s nothing quite as timeless as this color combination and the confidence and ease that comes with embracing your aging strands.

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Opt for a haircut that styles itself.

6. Messy Bedhead

Believe it or not, the right haircut will allow you to look like you’ve put effort and intention into your style without requiring you to do very much work. A choppy layered style like this one will dry naturally into a messy and trendy bedhead style.

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Take the 5 o’clock shadow approach.

7. All Grown In

Let both your hair and beard grow in for a fun and boyish look that balances out your graying strands.

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Keep your curls closely cropped.

8. Cropped Curls

Wear your curls closely cropped for easy styling and a clean and fresh look.

hairstyles for men over 40 long curls
Who says you can’t wear your hair long after 40?

9. Grow it Out

Wear your curls long by growing them to just below your chin. Pair them with a mustache for a sophisticated upgrade.

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Pair your gray strands with a clean cut.

10. Clean Lines

Cut your white hair into cropped and clean cut for a timeless and age-appropriate look.

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Remember: a little bit of hair gel goes a long way.

11. Styled Salt and Pepper

Use a matte hair gel like AXE Messy Look: Matte Gel to style your salt and pepper strands into a streamlined look.

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Comb your hair over for a sophisticated and styled look.

12. Combed to the Side

Use a basic comb to brush your hair over to one side and a few sprays of TRESemmé Tres Two Freeze Hold Hairspray to keep your look in place.

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Make a statement as your color transitions.

13. Two-Toned

If you’re not quite ready to embrace a full head of gray hair then consider letting the sides grow out while still dyeing the top dark. This two-toned look is both on-trend and timeless.

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There’s nothing wrong with the white hair game.

14. Snow White

Embrace a full head of white hair head on and go for an all-over snowy white look.

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Comb your hair back to show off its thickness.

15. Brushed Back

Brush your hair straight back to show off your thick white strands.

Looking for more hairstyles for men over 40 to consider? Check out these man bun ideas for older men.