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
1. Sophisticated Waves
Brush out your wavy strands to distribute the natural oils that your hair produces and give your waves a healthy sheen.
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.
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.
4. Closely Cropped
Wear your gray hair nice and short for a sleek and streamlined style.
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.
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.
7. All Grown In
Let both your hair and beard grow in for a fun and boyish look that balances out your graying strands.
8. Cropped Curls
Wear your curls closely cropped for easy styling and a clean and fresh look.
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.
10. Clean Lines
Cut your white hair into cropped and clean cut for a timeless and age-appropriate look.
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.
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.
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.
14. Snow White
Embrace a full head of white hair head on and go for an all-over snowy white look.
15. Brushed Back
Brush your hair straight back to show off your thick white strands.
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