If you are over 40 and love short hair but are concerned about whether short hairstyles are right for you, we want to assure you they can be. There are some haircuts and hairstyles that may not be flattering. The good news is there are plenty of hairstyles for you to choose from. These hairstyles will make you look and feel your best. Here are some of our picks for short hairstyles for women who are over 40.

Short Hairstyles

As women move into mid-life, many of them no longer want to maintain long hair. They also might have places along their hairlines where their hair is thinner. However, they also don’t want to have hair that’s too short. They believe short hair will make their faces look bigger.

Here are some great short hairstyles for women over 40 who want to look their best.

The Bob

One of the best short hairstyles for women is the bob cut. This cut is an excellent cut for women over 40 with a round face. The bob has been around since the early 1920s when women first began appearing with short hair. It is still one of the most popular cuts on the market. For a bob cut, a stylist cuts the hair in a straight style that falls to or just below the jawline. Women like it because the bob looks good with all hair types. Whether you have baby fine hair or thick hair, a bob can work for you. Some people opt for a blunt bob with stacked layers in the back, which makes the hair appear fuller.

The Pixie

You may want to think about trying a pixie cut. Really short haircuts used to be a no-no for older women. However, many women over 40 wear a pixie cut well. With most pixie cuts, a stylist will crop a woman’s hair close to her face. The layers have a messed up look Pixies are a versatile hairstyle. They can be sleek and dressy for an evening out or rumpled and adorable. Many stylists will do a pixie cut with extra layers at the crown for more volume. This draws the eyes up.

Curly Hairstyles

Just because you have curly hair doesn’t mean you should be left out of the fun. And now that we have spoken about 2 short haircuts lets talk about a style that can be a tad bit longer and curly. One of the most popular is the long bob cut, also known as a lob. With a lob cut, you get to show off all that beautiful curliness, but your hair is still manageable. Lobs are a great style choice for over 40 women. In most cases, the length of the lob varies between the middle of your neck and just above your shoulders. Like the bob, the lob cut is very versatile. You should be able to wear your hair up or down. We can play with layered curly lobs as well.

Depending on how curly your hair is, another great curly hairstyle is a modified short cut with curly bangs. There is nothing more beautiful than a curly cut with a face-framing fringe. How awesome is that? With a short cut, curly hair is amazingly manageable, and many women over 40 adore this style.

Whether your hair is straight or curly, we want you to look your best. If you’re struggling with the best look for you as a beautiful woman, why not give us a call? We would love to help you find your hidden goddess.

Contact Public Image, LTD, the Salon. We are in Wayne, N.J., which is in Passaic County.