The 30s are generally a time where you will be rocking some serious self-confidence. That’s not to say that 20-year-olds don’t have a certain sense of self-assurance, but there’s definitely an air of knowing you who you are and what you want when you get a little older. One area that you may still be questioning is your hair. At this age, you either have tried everything or have had the same hairstyle since high school. And either camp is fine. The main thing is to hone in on what works for you and to tap into your style.
For those seeking inspiration in the form of new looks are in luck. There are tons of hairstyles and haircuts out there that can help you go for something really dramatic or super subtle. Check out our gallery of hairstyles for women to try when you’re in your 30s and thriving!
Hairstyles for Women in their 30s
1. Pixie Haircut
If you have been on the fence about a pixie, but equally intrigued by it, the 30s may just be the perfect time to try it out. Those with medium-length hair can easily grow out their hair if this cut isn’t what it lived up to, or, who knows, it might just be your new signature that will take you into your 40s.
2. Bob Hairstyle
If a pixie is way too short for you, go for a polished bob. If a classic (one-length) look isn’t your thing, try an angled cut or one with layers. Another way to mix up this look is to add in some bangs. Blunt bangs look darling on a bob! If you find that you have flyaways and frizz, use some of the Suave Professionals Biotin Anti-Breakage Serum. Formulated with B7 Biotin, this product works to tame your hair while also protecting your hair from breaking.
3. Long Waves
On the opposite end of the spectrum is growing out your hair and going for long hair. In your 30s, you are still able to manage your hair and learn how to maximize it’s benefits without it feeling annoying. Optimize your look by enhancing it with some subtle hair waves. Try some Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray whose formula can help you to create all-over body and bounce.
4. Beehive hair
If you have long hair, try something new with some beehive hair. This classic vintage hairstyle is making a major resurgence that we have seen in a full voluminous look to the classic half-up, half-down hair. Use some Nexxus New York Salon Care Comb Thru Finishing Mist to lock your style in place. Bonus: your hair won’t feel stiff or sticky!
You might not be sure about braids. After all, aren’t they style for those in their 30s? Totally not the case, especially with the modern (and professional) look of Dutch braids, French braids, halo braids and more. Try out a few until you tap into one you adore.
7. Ballerina Bun
Take some inspiration from this classic style and upgrade it into your modern life. A great style to try when you want a regal and professional look for work. Bonus: it looks sophisticated and put together, even if you have no time to do your hair.
8. Shaven Look
Those with a rebellious hair spirit will love the half-shaven look. This style works for all hair lengths as you shave one side and showcase your two-in-one look.
A no-fuss style to check out in your 30s is the layered cut. You can go really mild with face-framing layers, or add some short wispy layers that frame your face. And who knows, this may be your new favorite style that carries you into your 40s!
10. Hair Buns
Another look for medium to longer hair is the bun hairstyle. We love the look that’s both stylish and easy to create!
Fringes really have the power to change how you look, but they aren’t for everyone. Assess your face shape (and tolerance for daily styling) before you make the chop. If you want something dramatic go for a blunt bang. Those who want something subtle should opt for wispy long bangs that can be pushed aside when needed.
Which of these hairstyles are you going to try?