40 Celebrity Hairstyles For Women Over 40

Know how top celebs, from Jennifer Aniston to Cameron Diaz, rocked their hairstyles in their 40s.

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If you are over 40 years of age and wonder how to flaunt your locks effortlessly, you have come to the right place. This article lists some of the coolest celebrity hairstyles for women over 40 that are totally worth trying.

With these hairstyles in place, you will undoubtedly steal the show like never before and feel confident during every outing. So, stop worrying that progressing age prohibits you from trying out uniquely gorgeous hairstyles. Celebrities have already rocked theirs, and now it is your turn. So, without further delay, scroll down and pick your favorite celebrity hairstyle. Go on, then!

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Limit heat styling tools as they can increase your risk of hair fall.
  • Swear off bleaching in your 40s as it can dry your hair.
  • Try shorter hairstyles for a fun and youthful view.
  • Play with layers to add a bit of volume, texture, and bounce to your hair.

Celebrity Hairstyles For Women Over 40

1. Kim Kardashian

She is a beauty mogul and the trendsetter of all time. The stunner is a hair chameleon and has sported everything from platinum blonde, wavy mane to wet, slicked-back hair. Ahead, we put down some of her most amazing timeless looks.

a. Sleek Bob With A Middle Parting

Sleek Bob With A Middle Parting
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b. Relaxed Platinum Waves With Dark Roots

 Relaxed Platinum Waves With Dark Roots
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c. Fulani Braids

Fulani Braids
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d. Slicked-Back Hair

Slicked-Back Hair
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e. Side Chignon

Side Chignon
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2. Jennifer Lopez

She is a singer, dancer, and actress. When it comes to hairstyles, the humble ponytail is her go-to hairdo. In addition to that, she often likes to switch between chic updos and voluminous, bouncy style. Below, take a look at some of her most stylish graceful hairstyles.

a. Voluminous Ponytail

Voluminous Ponytail
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b. Half-Up Ponytail

Half-Up Ponytail
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c. Edgy, Twisted Top Knot Bun

Edgy, Twisted Top Knot Bun
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d. Slicked-Back, Half-Tied Hair

Slicked-Back, Half-Tied Hair
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e. Slicked-Back Hair With Voluminous Bun

Slicked-Back Hair With Voluminous Bun
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3. Jennifer Aniston

An actress, producer, director, and much more, Jennifer Aniston is now 43 and still looks fabulous with her cool hairstyles. She likes to keep it simple yet stunning. Check out some of her hot hairstyles from the paparazzi catch.

a. Big Flowy Waves

Big flowy wave celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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b. The Inward Choppy Bangs

Inward choppy bang celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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c. Short Waves

Short wave celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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d. A Sweet Bob

Sweet bob celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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e. Long And Simple

Long and simple celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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She hold the position of the queen in our list of latest celebrity hairstyles for women over 40!

protip_icon Fun Fact
Jennifer Aniston’s haircut in the American sitcom Friends became so popular that the haircut is known by her character name “The Rachel.” Aniston’s hairstylist, Chris McMillan, styled this haircut to repair her damaged hair and grow out her bangs.

4. Halle Berry:

She is over 40 and is still too hot to handle, and is still going young with her funky hairstyles. Mostly known for her short-cropped hair look, she makes you re-think about simple bob hairstyles. Here are some of her hot hairstyles that can give you some cool ideas.

a. Outward Feathered Bob

Outward feathered bob celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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b. Short-Cropped Layered Pixie

Short cropped layered pixie celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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c. Spiked Bob

Spiked bob celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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protip_icon Quick Tip
The spiked bob hairstyle looks good on people with an oblong-shaped face as it balances out the proportions of their face. People with thick and straight hair can also try this classy look.

d. Wavy Bob

Wavy bob celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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e. Mid-Length Dual-Toned Curls

Long curls celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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5. Nicole Kidman

She is 55 and still going strong with her acting career. Over the years, she has been reckoned as an extremely sophisticated and stylish woman and she doesn’t quite go wrong with her hairstyles either. She is always known to sport cool hairstyles and add glamor to the Red Carpet and other Award Ceremonies; check out some of her handpicked hot hair looks.

a. The Low Side Messy Bun

Low side messy bun celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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b. The Bangs, The Bun, And The Pony

Bun and the pony celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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c. Curly Girly

Curly girly celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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d. Long And Wavy

Long and wavy celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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e. Messy Braids Are Fun Braids

Messy braid celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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6. Cameron Diaz

At just 40 years old, this celebrity is already known for her elegance and sophistication. She is going glamorous with her experimental hairstyles. She is always known for her wavy and long loose hairs, but throughout 2012, she sported cool and funky bob hairstyles. She did go through a bad hair disaster in late 2012 and was highly criticized, but a little mending showed a shift from a bad haircut to a hot new look. Check out her hairstyles.

a. A Side-Swept Simple Hairstyle With Bangs

Side-swept simple banged hairstyles for women over 40
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b. The Messy, Tousled Hairstyle

Celebrity messy hairstyles for women over 40
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c. Bun look She Sported At The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Celebrity bun hairstyles for women over 40
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d. Sweet Bob Look

Celebrity bob hairstyles for women over 40
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e. Twisted Waves

Twisted wave celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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7. Catherine Zeta-Jones

She is 43, still a smash hit on the fashion bazaar, especially with her outstanding hairstyles. Catherine Zeta-Jones has been spotted wearing a number of rocking hairstyles at most award functions and red carpet. Check out some of her trendy and stylish hair duos.

a. Top Parted Bouffant With Loose Long Hair

Top parted bouffant celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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b. Feathered Big Curls

Feathered big curl celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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c. Front Side-Swept Bangs

Front side swept bang celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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d. Messy Waves

Messy wave celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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e. Top Tied Messy Bun Look

Top tied messy bun celebrity hairstyles for women over 40
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8. Reese Witherspoon

Besides casually hoarding prestigious awards like an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Golden Globes, this beauty has given us incredible hairstyle inspiration every time she has dolled up. Most commonly seen sporting her middle length hair, over the years she has donned various hairdos including updos, waves, fringes, and ponies. She is widely known for her gorgeous blonde locks, due to her famously starring as the beauty with brains law student in Legally Blonde; the proof is in the name! She was also chosen as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in the year 2002. Scroll down to feel inspired by some of her best hairdos.

a. Side-Parted Hollywood Curls

Side-Parted Hollywood Curls
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b. Side-Parted Poker Straight Bob

Side-Parted Poker Straight Bob
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c. Side-Swept Fringe With Messy Pony

Side-Swept Fringe With Messy Pony
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d. Front Poof Updo

Front Poof Updo
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e. A-Line Lob With Bangs

Line Lob With Bangs
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Infographic: 5 Stunning Celebrity Hairstyles For 40+ Women

While the internet is crowded with innumerable hairstyles and looks, finding the perfect hairdo that suits you and looks appropriate for your age can be tricky. Especially for women who are over 40, the choices are quite limited. Check out the infographic below for the top 5 gorgeous hairstyles you should try if you are over 40, inspired by your favorite celebrities, and get ready to charm everyone with your new look!

5 stunning celebrity hairstyles for 40+ women (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

When it comes to hairstyles for women over 40, there are a few trends that never go out of style. Just because you are aging doesn’t mean you can’t continue being the gorgeous diva that you are. The right hairstyle will make you look like a star wherever you go. To give you that boost of inspiration, check out this list of celebrity hairstyles for women over 40. You can go for the edgy cropped pixie or the simple and stylish wavy bob. The choices are endless. So, go ahead and embrace your inner Hollywood starlet, and find the hairstyle that makes you feel your best.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should women over 40 cut their hair?

Yes. There is no age limit as to when a woman can cut her hair. However, shorter hair is simpler to style, easy to maintain, and common for women over 40.

What haircuts make you look younger?

Long layers, asymmetrical bangs, long hair with waves, side-swept bangs, and slightly cropped haircuts make you look younger.

Should a woman over 40 wear bangs?

Yes. Women over 40 should wear bangs, and they look pretty on them. They can cover receding hairlines, hide their wrinkles, and even look younger.

How do you wear a ponytail over 40?

Ponytail with highlights can look fabulous on women over 40. Pin all the hair in a ponytail, and this easy-to-do hairstyle also makes you look younger

Key Takeaways

  • Try out some of the popular hairstyles like sleek bobs, relaxed waves, and chic updos, as seen on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez for a timeless and confident look in your 40s.
  • Choose shorter hairstyles with layers to add volume, texture, and bounce.
  • Avoid heat styling and bleaching to maintain hair health in your 40s.
  • Take ideas from celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry who show off stylish haircuts.
Celebrity Hairstyles For Women Over 40

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Tuera A. JacobsLicenced Cosmetologist

Tuera A. Jacobs is a licensed cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience in makeup, wardrobe styling, branding, creative directing, and overall style coaching. She is also the owner of Studio Hush 4:14 Image Consulting Firm, Creative Director of Christina Michelle Branding Agency, Beauty Director of Columbia Fashion Week, mother of three, and grandmother of one. Her clients look forward...read full bio

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