Hairstyles for women in their 30s are some of the most versatile and fun ones.
Whatever your skin tone, face shape or hair type, and whether you’re looking for a long hairstyle, short hairstyle or curly hairstyle we promise there’s a hairstyle to suit you.
If you’re in your thirties, why not take the opportunity to work some of the new season’s hottest haircut and colour trends – don’t let whatever age you are be a barrier to trying something new!
The wonderful thing about hairstyles to suit women in their thirties, is that there’s so much to choose from. Think about doing something a bit different, by sampling the low-key, dip-dye colour trend, or a graduated ombre hairstyle.
Or, why not opt for an edgier, short hairstyle or an angular asymmetric cut to show off your bone structure?
As we move into summer, you might think about trying a more relaxed hairstyle, wearing your hair in long curls or beachy waves – 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’re a curly top, learn to love your waves with a loose ringlet hairstyle. For women with poker straight hair, try a chic updo or fringe hairstyle and think about embracing a honey-coloured hue for the summer or a rich copper tone to really turn heads!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to hairstyles for women in their thirties, it’s just a matter of finding the right look for your face shape, hair type and personal style. A good stylist will be able to help you a flattering look, but it’s always best to turn up to your hair appointment with some ideas or photos. Have a look through this selection of gorgeous hairstyles, print off your favourites to bring with you to the salon and don’t be afraid to experiment with something new!
Find inspiration for your new look now with our pick of the best short hairstyles, curly hairstyles and straight hairstyles to suit women in their thirties…
Sleek, straight hair can be hard to come by, but you can fake it with a great pair of straighteners. Try a product that contains a style 'memory' like No Frizz Styling Treatment - Straight Making Living Proof, £18 which blocks frizz and coats the hair with a straightening emollient. The results? Glossy, straight, expensive-looking hair.
Style by Marcus King of Hooker & Young Find more hairstyles
Romantic styles are back in vogue and were all over the spring/summer catwalks. adapt the style to your hair with some soft, pretty waves. This style will work best on medium to long hair, so the weight will keep the curls loose for a more relaxed, boho vibe. To achieve these curls, wind hair around one inch curling barrels and hold. Let go, and spritz with hairspray to help keep the curl in shape.
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An easy way to dress your hair up for an evening out is to try this half-up hairstyle. So simple to create, just pull the top sections around to the crown, securing with bobby pins or a small bulldog clip around the back of the head. Tease the top up and out, leaving some of the front section of the hair loose, to soften your face.
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Update your ponytail with this modern take - a great youthful updo for women in their 30s. Best for poker straight hair, start by spritzing your locks with hairspray and then brushing your hair back into a high ponytail. Take a small section of hair from the underneath of the pony and wrap it around the elastic band, securing at the back with a bobby pin.
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A super-sexy version of the classic updo. Start by curling the mid-length and ends of the hair with a thick curling tong to create big bouncy curls. Gently tease out the curls to create tumbling waves and pull loosely back into a low pony, leaving the front sections free. Using the end of your comb, tease the top of the hair up to add volume at the crown.
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For an evening out, create an edgy style to shake up your layered hairstyle. Rough dry hair and smooth through some texture wax to give hair style and definition - just don't make it neat!
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Go all out on feminine romance with short curly layers. So on-trend, these short, tight curls will complement elfin features and a whimsical style, which you can still work well into your 30s.
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Keep your fringe length that little bit longer this season to work the new retro crop. Make sure it skims your eyes for a sultry look this season. Work this style while you can - it's much more flattering on younger features than mature skin.
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Recreate the big hair of the 1970s, even if you can't remember it, with heated rollers and a well placed headband. Try not to pull the curls out too much once cooled, and finish with a light dose of hairspray: This look isn't about rock hard hair.
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Want to style up your cropped hairstyle for an evening out? Use a soft wax - sparingly - to push the front section of the hair back as you dry, creating this fun and flirty quiff.
Hair by Karine Jackson using Organic Colour Systems Find more hairstyles
Show off your wild side with some shaggy layers and an eye-skimming, side swept fringe. Adding a baby blonde hue keeps the look glam and covers the first signs of grey.
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Relive the 60s (even if you weren't there) with some loose curls and youthful plaits. Secure two plaits at the crown of the head to create this vintage style.
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Opt for a look that's easy to create each day. This shaggy bob is the perfect early morning style. Layers and a flattering, side swept fringe mean a quick blow dry and some texture paste are all you need.
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If short, blunt fringes and poker straight hair do nothing for your features, you can still work the trend - but add a softer touch, perfect for anyone in their late 30s. Opt for a longer, eye-skimming fringe and soft, natural waves to inject youthful beauty into your style.
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Create soft, romantic waves for your next event. The ultimate glamorous hairstyle, 40s finger waves are easier to create than you may think. These curls are set with a one inch curling barrel, and teased out lightly to give a softer, more natural look. Set with hairspray to finish.
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