The Best Hairstyles for Women Over 40
Been sporting the same cut from your 20s? That's old news. For a more youthful appearance, it all starts with your hair.
Just as your face changes as you get older, so should your mane, and keeping the same look from decades past isn’t doing your facial features any justice. Stylists agree that getting an age-appropriate cut will not only flatter your face, but it could also make you look younger without going under the knife-and who wouldn’t love that?
“I think that women hitting their 40s and 50s are pre-programmed by society to believe they immediately need to go short,” explains stylist Allen Ruiz, whose work has appeared for fashion houses Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, among others. “The key to standing out from everyone else is to make sure you get the right cut and length that will play up your best features.”
“A lot of women also tend to experience thinner and drier hair,” adds Ruiz. “The mistake these women make is to think that they should never cut their hair and keep it as long as possible. Quite often, wearing your hair long will accentuate its flaws whereas going shorter would actually help you disguise the issues.”
Whether you’re thinking about going long or short, women in their 40s and beyond have plenty of stylish options to keep them looking fresh, youthful, and glowing. To find out which style is right for you, check out these picks below recommended by several celebrity stylists, and check out the video above to find out makeup tricks as well: