Style by Nicole Slusher, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, PA
#55: Wavy Disconnection
Style and fun shouldn’t end at 40. This short, asymmetric and disconnected haircut makes that statement!
Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture can easily pull off this style.
Try the product call Spray Wax; it is a wax in a can. It allows for an even and controlled distribution of texture.
#56: Airy Feathered Layers
This pretty hairstyle for women over 40 features volume and an airy texture that sweeps away from the face. Oval and heart face shapes with hair that is fine to medium in texture and low to medium in density can pull off this pretty look.
To style, apply product to wet hair. Blow-dry the hair with a round brush, directing the hair backward. Set with a finishing spray. Using HydroMist Blowout Spray gives a hair a nice and airy lightweight volume.
#57: Pixie Dust
This gorgeous pixie draws emphasis to its wearer’s delicate feminine features. Oval and heart-shaped faces with hair that is low to medium in density and fine to medium in texture can rock this pixie. Fast Form is a cream-gel that sculpts the hair the way you want.
#58: Naturally Fabulous
Maximize the natural beauty of your short curls and get this fabulous haircut for women over 40!
Twirl Around is a crunch-free curl definer that is a mixture of what curly hair needs the most — moisture and hold!
#59: Long Layered Bob
This long bob has just enough layers to have some texture in the front, allowing the hair to keep most of its density. Which is great for women over 40 with thinning hair.
How To Style a bob with layers:
- Apply a product to wet hair.
- Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
- Smooth the midshaft to the ends with a flat iron.
- Set with a finishing spray.
Hold Me Tight is a finishing spray that gives long-lasting hold without the crunch. Longer face shapes with hair that is fine to medium in texture and low to medium in density can wear this layered look.
#60: Diagonal Fringe & Disconnected Undercut
The most flattering short haircuts for women over 40 is a one-length, short bob with bangs. This cut has a diagonal fringe and disconnected undercut at the nape area. The undercut/disconnection at the back creates more of an edgy look for those wanting something classic with a twist. The diagonal fringe is optional and can also be cut square. You could also opt for no fringe at all, and this style will still look great.
When it comes to short haircuts for ladies in their forties, the disconnected undercut isn’t for everyone. My favorite thing about this look is that it is excellent for ladies over forty with fine but dense hair that doesn’t have time for lots of blow-drying. It’s perfect for those who desire a contemporary, feminine look and like to be noticed.
#61: Neck-Length Bob for Thick Hair
A neck-length bob is an ideal option for ladies with thick hair. Sitting in between the chin and the shoulders, the neck-length bob can be worn wavy or smooth with a bit of a flick. If the hair is very thick consult with your stylist if some secret layers can be put in to remove weight.