The Best Hairstyles For Women over 40

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Vamp-up your hairstyle with a flattering new cut, perfect for anyone 40+


If you’re in your forties, there’s no need to settle for an old-fashioned hairstyle – classic, timeless haircuts will never go out of style but don’t let age be a barrier to trying something new! Whatever your skin tone, face shape or hair type, we promise there’s a hairstyle to suit you.



From luxe tumbling curls, to side-swept fringes and flattering cropped hairstyles to easy-to-achieve updo hairstyles and no-fuss bob haircuts ? we?ve rounded up the very best hairstyles for women over 40 that you will love. It’s just a case of finding the right haircut to suit your face shape, or the right colour to suit your skin. 



If you have fair skin, golden and light red shades will warm up your skin tone. Ash blonde tones are best for anyone with reddish skin, as the cool hues will help neutralise the redness. Caramel hues are good for brunettes, especially close to the face which will flatter your features. Olive skin tones will benefit from a darker hue, even on mature skin, to keep it looking natural.

Those with finer hair generally suit shorter cuts, but hitting 40 doesn?t have to mean getting rid of your length if you don?t want to. Mid-length cuts are very flattering and provide endless styling options. We even have numerous past-the-shoulders hairstyles for women over 40 that are equally gorgeous, provided you visit your salon for regular trims to keep ends looking healthy.  

Hitting 40 can be a great time to experiment with your hairstyle and try something new but equally, even just a minor change ? like a new parting or some strategic layering – can have dramatic impact on your look and knock years off your face. 



So whatever your hair type or colour, and whatever type of change you?re after, we?ve got the best hairstyles for women over 40 to give you all the inspiration you need for a gorgeous new look…

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