Top 5 Short Hairstyles For Women Over 40

Top 5 Short Hairstyles For Women Over 40

A woman in her 40s is busy doing multiple things. She knows who she is, knows where she is headed and more importantly, she is busy making waves. A woman in her 40s is confident, self-assured and sexy as hell! Why hide all that sass behind a conventional haircut.

If a woman in her 40s doesn’t believe in fitting in or in conforming to conventions, isn’t it expected that her hairstyle will reflect the same? Long is out, and hairstyles for short hair are making waves today.

We spoke to a few experts (young and old) and did our own research to understand what the hairstyle for a woman over 40 should be like.

Chic: Stylish and in with the times, without overdoing it. Pick a style that is you.

Natural-looking: You don’t need to rely on external appearances to stand out.

Professional and fashionable: You have to be taken seriously, but that doesn’t mean you look prim.

Low-maintenance: With so much to do, who’s got the time to style hair every day.

Bold and shaggy: Make heads turn.

Edgy, with a hint of sportiness: Keep them turning.

Sophisticated and sexy: A woman who knows her way about the world is very attractive.

Here are the top 5 stunning short hairstyles for women in their 40s:

Short Pixie


A classic pixie haircut is easy to maintain and much fun to style and embellish. This style can be worn with confidence, no matter what the age.


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Short Layered


Short and fearless and bold is the perfect cut to wear when in your 40s. It elongates your neck and can be especially flattering on heart-shaped or oval faces. Ask your hairdresser to keep the layers balanced. Too many and it might look aging.

Wavy Bob


A wavy bob is ideal if you don’t want to go too bold, and yet want to drop the mom-ish look. Soft bangs, a rumpled texture, and imperfect ends look audaciously casual. Bangs also give the illusion of fuller volume at the roots and highlight your eyes.

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Layered Bob


This classic style is the perfect choice for women who want to look chic without a lot of maintenance. This style suits all hair textures, but women with round faces should opt for a longer version. Want to go a little sharper? Cut the layers at the back short and leave it longer towards the front.

Asymmetrical with Colour Streaks


If you want to go really edgy, an asymmetrical cut is a bob-pixie hybrid. A thumb in the face of people who want you ‘to be 40’, the freshness of this will leave those same people spellbound and at a loss for words. Add a hint or two of colour to create a really stylish look.

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