As we grow older, we start to realize that we might not be able to keep the same beloved haircut we’ve held close to our hearts in past decades. What worked in our twenties might probably won’t work in our forties, so how do we stay fresh and modern while age-appropriate? Check out the breathtaking ‘dos of the gals below and realize that getting older doesn’t have to mean scary things for your hair.
This short cut might take the wrong turn for some, but on a twenty-something, instead of being dowdy, this short look screams chic boss lady, and we are dying to try it out. The light pink hue with dark undertones and a flawless side part, with a slightly more cascading front is absolute perfection.
This look screams youthful, cool and fresh – and you probably can’t pull it off in your thirties, so take advantage of the center part, choppy layers and “it” girl top knot. This look is stylish but low maintenance and great for playing around with semi braided styles.
This platinum rocker look is powerful and screams youth. Who else can get away with frazzled and nearly white hair? The tousled bangs on this short, layered bob can look polished when brushed out with a nude lip, or mussed up with a purple lip like this babe for a spicy night out.
While long, cascading waves down the waist are for your 20s, in your 30s it’s time to chop it off to something a little more professional so you can be taken seriously. This subtle ombre mixed with an extra long, textured bob is great for those scared to take the plunge from long to all the way short hair.
Who said you had to give up girly in your 30s? Rock this feminine, Bardot inspired cut and make it 30s appropriate by mimicking this ideal length, and adding layers that create volume, but frame the face. This makes the bangs a bit softer, as well as making them blend better.
This balayage with a warm honey ombre is great for adding a little edge to your standard thirty-something haircut. The short in the back, long in the front look is the must-have asymmetrical style of 2017, and with the sweeping help of balayage, this paired with the right blazer will wow everyone at your next meeting.
The hairstylist calls this look a “shattered lob” because of the lightening bold-like highlights in her client’s hair! We’ll probably steal this phrase when we tell our hairstylists to copy it verbatim! Loving the uneven layers and the coloring job – like an elevated Maria Menounos cut. J’adore.
People might be afraid of a pixie making you look older, but not with this blown out, wavy look. Although this silver fox looks like a badass, any color would look great with these swoopy bangs and a very unique part. Style it like this trendy gal and heads will be turning, guaranteed.
For the gal who’s a little less daring, but still wants to look refined in her 40s. This look is perfection because it’s a classic short cut, but doesn’t look harsh, thanks to the soft part and the layers that remain on one side. This look draws attention to the eyes and lengthens your neck – what’s not to love?
Regardless if red is too bold for you or not (we love the Redken look on this fiery babe!). This look is great for thinning hair and creates a thicker illusion with the face framing layers and bangs – the razor sharp cut of the layers still helps you hold on to some sophistication, and makes the angles of your face look lovely.
We think the curls, the way the part lies, the undertones of black, and the length would look incredible on an older woman. It adds volume without weighing you down, and manages to look mature but modern at the same time.
This look is great for women who still want a bit of oomph – it’s a volume-creating look for sure, and the icy silver color will take your grays to a chic, high fashion tint. This cut is called an undercut and disconnected bob, an ideal cut if you’re looking to add dimension to you look – we love the extra wisps hanging out as well.