Women in their 40s exude femininity, this is why a proper beauty enhancing hairstyle is a must. Take a peek at the following hairstyles selection perfect for women over 40 so you can look stylish and fabulous every day of the year.
There is no rulebook when it comes to hairstyles for women over 40. The right style depends on personality and facial features. It is a common misconception of women that once they pass the age of 40 they need to opt for a shorter hairstyle. This is false, hair length has nothing to do with age and women over 40 can choose whichever length suits their face shape and personality.
To help you choose a stylish hairstyle for women over 40 we have selected a variety of hairstyles which can help you look and feel great at such a beautiful age.
Women over 40 usually avoid choosing a long hairstyle mostly due to the high maintenance of the hairstyle. Long hairstyles are however very appropriate for women in or over their 40s. In the past, older women usually looked their age. Nowadays, a woman who has followed a healthy diet and looked after herself can pass for ten or even fifteen years younger than she really is. And that’s before cosmetic surgery! Older women still look fantastic with long hair as long as it is still in good condition and they have chosen the right style. This usually means softer curls, layers in strategic places and the right coloring.
For those who prefer a softer, less dramatic look, a medium length hairstyle is ideal. Because of the wide variety of cuts and styles, this length can suit every woman. While there are no rules, most hairdressers would agree that the only styling faux pas for women over 40 would be the parting down the center and two curtains of hair hanging straight down both sides of the face. This style has the effect of dragging the face down and making it look older than it is. Why settle for that when there are so many cuts which have the opposite effect? This is a hair length which most women prefer due to the hairs versatility, femininity and maintenance level. There are a variety of medium length hairstyles suitable for women over 40 such as bob hairstyles, layered hairstyles, bangs, etc. The medium hair length will allow women to style their tresses differently every time they wish from curly to wavy, vintage, straight or flipped out depending on personal preference and occasion.
Short hairstyles have made a huge comeback this year and you can easily observe why. Pixie haircuts, layered short hairstyles, messy short hairstyles, look great and can offer women the style and elegance they are looking for. Women who want to turn towards a short hairstyle will also benefit from a low maintenance hairstyle as well as the hairs short length doesn’t require too much styling. Thick hair becomes thinner and less dense as we age. Short hair styles give the illusion of volume. The right cut can give a facelift effect and accentuate the eyes by drawing the gaze upward instead of down as in longer hairstyles. These styles do not suit every face and personality but they are definitely the easiest and quickest to maintain.