If you’re in your forties, there’s no need to plump for an old-fashioned hairstyle – opt for cool, timeless haircuts, but don’t let age be a barrier to trying something new! Hitting 40 can be a great time to experiment with your long haircut and try something new but equally, even just a minor change – like a new parting or some strategic layering, can have striking effect on your look and knock years off your face. 

So whatever your hair type or colour, and whatever type of change you’re after, we’ve got the best 20+ Over 40 Hairstyles to give you all the inspiration you need for a splendid new look. These long styles are age appropriate for more mature women. These styles are flattering, youthful and on trend. We have a variety of styles, to fit your character and personal style.

1. Blonde Hairstyle for Women Over 40

Best Hairstyles Women Over 40

2. Over 40 Copper Hairstyle with Middle Part Bangs

Over 40 Middle Part Bangs Hairstyles

3. Brown Layered Hairstyle for 40

Best Hairstyles for 40

4. Olivia Palermo’s Highlighted Haircut for Over 40

Olivia Palermo's Haircuts for Over 40

5. Long Straight Hairstyle for Women Over 40

Best Hairstyle for Women Over 40

6. Long Ponytail Hairstyle with Bangs for Women Over 40

Ponytail Hairstyles with Bangs Women Over 40

7. Over 40 Modern Hairstyle with Curly Ends

Best Over 40 Modern Hairstyles

8. Straight Blonde Hairstyle for Over 40

Straight Blonde Hairstyles for 40

9. Dark Layered Haircut with Bangs for Over 40

Best Dark Layered Haircuts for Over 40

10. Long Celeb Hairstyle for Women Over 40

Best Long Hairstyle for Women Over 40

11. Best Straight Hair Color Idea for Over 40

Best Blonde Hair Color Ideas Over 40

12. Casual Straight Hairstyle for Over 40

Best Casual Hairstyles Over 40

13. Chic Highlighted Long Hairstyle for Over 40

Highlighted Long Hairstyles Over 40

14. Long Dark Hairstyle for Over 40

Best Long Hairstyles Over 40

15. Curly Long Fine Hairstyle for Over 40

Curly Long Hairstyles Over 40

16. Highlighted Layered Cut Hairstyle for Over 40

Best Layered Cut Hairstyles Over 40

17. Long Straight Dark Hairstyle for Over 40

Long Straight Hairstyles Over 40

18. Straight Dark Hairstyle with Bangs Over 40

Best Straight Hairstyles with Bangs Over 40

19. Modern Shaggy Layered Hairstyle for Over 40

Modern Layered Hairstyles Over 40

20. Chic Updo Hairstyle for Over 40

Chic Updo Hairstyles Over 40

21. Loose Curly Hairstyle for Over 40

Best Loose Curly Hairstyles Over 40