30 Superb Short Hairstyles For Women Over 40

Are you looking for exciting style makeovers as you hit your 40s? A simple and foolproof way to beat the years and look chic and stylish is to get a short haircut. When you style your hair in a short hairstyle it frames your features and adds a trendy element to your look. There are many Short Hairstyles For Women Over 40 that are super stylish and easy to maintain as well. A quick brush with a fine comb, and you can be off to enjoy a good walk, or look just right for a dressy evening.

The 40 plus women are heading the style revolution today in terms of great hairstyles. Blunt short cuts, simple back-brushed styles, short layers, and crops are some interesting new fashionable styles you can try as a 40 something mature woman. If you have a full face try a short style that covers some of your face for a leaner look. If your features are and fine and delicate, go for short hairstyles that frame your face making it look fuller. Try short layers and style them to fall over your face for a trendy look. You can also add a touch of wave to your hair and keep it open to kiss your shoulders. For a formal evening you can use a pretty hair accessories to set off your short stylish haircut. If you’re looking for a bold and trendy hairstyle, you can set off your delicate features with a short crop that shows off your cheekbones and leaves the back of your neck bare. Here are some fashionable hairstyles to give you an idea.

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Side View Short Hairstyle

The hair is styled into easy steps on the side for a great profile view in this short blonde hairstyle.

Side View Short Hairstyle

Side View Short Hairstyle

Glam Over 40 Style

A golden strand falls over the forehead while the waves dance all around the face in this playful and glamorous blonde hairstyle.

Glam Over 40 Style

Glam Over 40 Style

Chic Black Crop

Styled in gentle peaks with a very short crop to define the facial features this is a bold and trendy over 40 hairstyle.

Chic Black Crop

Chic Black Crop

Sexy Layers Over 40

Heavy layers are a highlight of this cool and trendy blonde hairstyle for over 40 women. See how the layers fall at different levels over one eye for a chic look.

Sexy Layers Over 40

Sexy Layers Over 40

Butterfly Hair

Dressing up your hair can be real fun when you have short hair that’s easy to pin-up in a fresh style with a pretty hair accessory.

Butterfly Hair

Butterfly Hair

Hairstyle For Mature Women

If you have straight hair you can get it cut short and styled with a heavy layer right over your face for a fresh look.

Hairstyle For Mature Women

Hairstyle For Mature Women

Sweet Over 40 Hairstyle

A sweet wave on the forehead and light curls just kissing the shoulders makes this a lovely over 40 hairstyle.

Sweet Over 40 Hairstyle

Sweet Over 40 Hairstyle

Waves To Frame

Center parted with waves framing both sides of the face this short blonde hairstyle goes really well with a fine matured face.

Waves To Frame

Waves To Frame

Rich Brown, Over 40

With a mass of layers making stylish patterns in the rich brown hair this is a trendy short hairstyle that’s easy to maintain.

Rich Brown, Over 40

Rich Brown, Over 40

Trendy Over 40 Style

Cropped at the back and styled in short and trendy layers that fall over the face this over 40 hairstyle is perfect for the glam hippie look.

Trendy Over 40 Style

Trendy Over 40 Style

Perfect Over 40 Hairstyle

This hairstyle with the hair gently dipping down and curving inward to kiss your face looks great if you’re a 40 something woman.

Perfect Over 40 Hairstyle

Perfect Over 40 Hairstyle

Retro Chic Over 40

If you’ve straight blonde hair and are in the mood for something playful you can try a short hairstyle with elaborate waves on the sides for a retro chic look.

Retro Chic Over 40

Retro Chic Over 40

Straight Black Hairstyle

Short and black, this hairstyle for an over 40 woman sits a little below the ears, framing the features. Note the gentle wave dipping down from the parting.

Straight Black Hairstyle

Straight Black Hairstyle

Short Warm Brown

This is a great short hairstyle if you’re an over 40 woman. The side parting makes the stylish wave arched over the forehead look really chic.

Short Warm Brown

Short Warm Brown

Wild Girl Over 40

Rounded and feminine with a mass of curls framing bright features this look is just right for a wild at heart girl over 40.

Wild Girl Over 40

Wild Girl Over 40

Playing With Short Layers

For over 40 women a short hairstyle with light layers can add volume to the hair. Check out this golden brown layered hairstyle for an idea.

Playing With Short Layers

Playing With Short Layers

Short And Backbrushed

Dark brown hair works great in a short hairstyle when you simply keep it backbrushed for a neat and trendy look.

Short And Backbrushed

Short And Backbrushed

Hot Over 40 Look

This short blonde cropped hairstyle is super hot with the stylish bangs covering a bit of the forehead.

Hot Over 40 Look

Hot Over 40 Look

Geek Style Over 40

This no-nonsense hairstyle with the hair curling out at the bottom in a gentle wave is perfect for a serious intellectual over 40 woman.

Geek Style Over 40

Geek Style Over 40

Golden Over 40

You can go for a series of elaborate locks in your hair to bring out the shine of your blonde tresses.

Golden Over 40

Golden Over 40

Black Glam

Short, black, and styled to stay away from the forehead this retro style hairdo for over 40 women spells pure class.

Black Glam

Black Glam

Messy Short Hairstyle

Elegant and messily styled this trendy hairstyle for over 40 women is ideal for a formal evening.

Messy Short Hairstyle

Messy Short Hairstyle

Naturally Brown Hairstyle

A side parting with plenty of light waves and a short rounded haircut works great to bring out the beauty of a mature face.

Naturally Brown Hairstyle

Naturally Brown Hairstyle

Layered Short Style

If your hair is fine you can style it in short layers letting it frame one side of your face.

Layered Short Style

Layered Short Style

Short Black Trend

This short and black rounded hairstyle is perfect if you’re the kind of no-fuss girl who loves just running a brush through her hair before going out.

Short Black Trend

Short Black Trend

Sexy Waves

A side parting with elaborate waves in your brown hair can look really glamorous if you’re a 40 something woman.

Sexy Waves

Sexy Waves

Cute Bangs Over 40

Front bangs look great on most faces and especially if you’re over 40, as this cute rounded hairstyle with deep bangs shows.

Cute Bangs Over 40

Cute Bangs Over 40

Black Beautiful Hairstyle

A very short crop that leaves the forehead bare this hairstyle looks great if you’ve a face with strong features.

Black Beautiful Hairstyle

Black Beautiful Hairstyle

Short Fresh Hairstyle

A fresh hairstyle this short crop at the back with golden brown front highlights is great if you have silky fine hair.

Short Fresh Hairstyle

Short Fresh Hairstyle

Blonde Wonder

The central parting makes the strands overlap stylishly for a layered look in this short golden brown over 40 hairstyle.

Blonde Wonder

Blonde Wonder

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  • Marie

    Short hairstyle will really make a woman look younger. Any style for as long as it’s short is good. ^^

  • Marie

    Very nice collection. These are really superb short hairstyles. Actually I’m trying to do experiment with my hair to come up with a great hairstyle. ^^

  • Tarun Jaitely

    Nice collection. Short And Backbrushed is the one that I liked the most from this collection.