Ever wonder about the best hairstyles for women over 40? Let’s have a look at some great hairstyles and the best hairstyle tips.
Hairstyles for women over 40 – Why is a good hairstyle important?
It’s crucial to have a haircut that suits you. Your hairstyle frames your face and is the perfect finishing touch.
Here are some tips to ensure that you get the perfect hairstyle over 40.
1. Bangs are your friend
As you get older bangs become more important.
Not only can they hide your wrinkles but they can also cover up a receding hair line, a long forehead and also bring a youthful appearance to your face.
Of course they can’t be too short and they also don’t have to be straight. In fact the best bangs are those that are softly swept to the side.
Nikki @40notfrumpy above
2. Coloring is your best friend too
Although you can choose to go grey (many great examples of women with gray hair here) if you like to have a youthful appearance, then it’s usually better to colour your hair.
It’s critical of course that you select the right color!
As a general rule the older you get, the lighter your hair usually becomes. Of course there are exceptions of women who look smashing with dark hair, but most older women will look better going a tint lighter.
If you are transitioning into gray hair, you may enjoy Elaine’s journey to gray hair.
3. Don’t part you hair in the middle
Parting your hair in the middle looks more severe and highlights those parts of your face that are not symmetrical.
Part you hair to the side of your face that you like the most.
4. Find the best hair stylist and build a relationship
A good hair stylist is key!
I want a hair stylist with a strong opinion, someone that understands my personality and someone who can give me ideas.
It’s great to keep your hairstyle updated by changing it every now and then so it doesn’t become stale. A good hair stylist will definitely help with that!
5. Make sure your hair moves!
If it’s all too stiff, it will look forced and a bit ‘old lady’.
6. Look after your hair!
Older hair can get thinner and look dull. Make sure that you use some good hair conditioners and a mask on a regular basis to nurture your hair and make it shine!
7. Try something completely different
If your hair is thinning or you just want to try something completely new you could consider hair extensions or synthetic clip ons.
Tanasha @prettytallstyle above
Other considerations for 40+ women’s hairstyles
- This remains one of the most difficult decisions: should I let my hair go grey or dye my hair? Lots of women share their opinion.
- Can women over 40 have long hair? What say you?
Hairstyles for women over 40 inspiration!
I have been adding hairstyles for women over 40 to my Pinterest Board with the same name. I will keep adding to this pinboard, so when the time comes when I want a new haircut again, I know what to choose!
Have you changed much about your hairstyle as you have gotten older? What are your best tips for the perfect hairstyle for the woman over 40?
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Feature image by Shauna @chicover50
Photos not captioned below are by Denton Taylor
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