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Hairstyles for the over 40 woman

Updated February 21, 2017

Women of all ages want to look their best. It is important to stay updated and modern no matter what a woman's age. A hairstyle is important to a woman's appearance, and a good hairstyle is necessary for proper grooming. Adding layers and fringe to hair styles is advantageous for a woman over the age of 40 because it frames the face helping to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Short Pixie Cut

A short pixie cut is attractive and extremely accessible for a middle-aged woman. This style is both elegant and contemporary. This is not a high-maintenance hairstyle. It is good for a woman with a busy schedule; it's wash and wear since it doesn't take long to style. Women with curly or straight hair can wear this style, although it is best for straight and fine-textured hair types. A decorative clip can be placed on the side of the head for a fun and chic addition.

Cut at the Shoulders Layered Style

Layers are wonderful for softening the face and adding dimension to the hair. The longest length for a woman over the age of 40 is best cut at the shoulders, since longer hair can drag the features of the face down. This medium length hair style is good for women with naturally curly or straight hair. This style can be straightened with a flat iron to give it a sleek appearance or curled with a curling iron or hot rollers to add body and volume. Either style is a classic attractive look for a woman over the age of 40.

One-Length Bob Cut with Bangs

This up-to-date hairstyle is perfect for a woman who wants a more progressive look. It is a trendy style, but still tasteful and refined. This hairstyle is cut into a one-length bob. A bob haircut is a classic style that can be any length. It is advisable to keep the length ranging from the bottom of the chin to the top of the shoulders. Bangs add an element of sophistication and style. The fringe should be one length as well and they can be left in front of the face or pushed to the side. This style can be worn curly or straight. All hair types can wear this style.

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I have been interested in fashion, beauty and all things pertaining to lifestyle as far back as I can remember. I graduated from UCLA and since then I have worked around beauty. From modeling to traveling all around the world to working with wonderful makeup artists to styling myself. I have written articles for Demand Studios and now I am embarking on writing a blog and I love it!