Latest Hairstyles For Women Over 40

Deborah BolandI have a friend and every time we get together all we talk about is HAIR. We ask each other, “Is my hair too long, how’s the color, do you like the way I’ve styled it? Do you think I should change it?”

We spend hours dissecting and analyzing every last detail about our current hairdos. Why?

As my wise friend says, “Looking good…… It’s ALL about the hair.”

I have to agree. When you hair isn’t right, nothing feels right.

classic hairstyles for women over 40

A classic hairstyles for women over 40



A bad hair day makes you want to hide out because you feeling like the biggest frump on the planet, while a good hair day puts a bounce in your step, and gives you that shot of confidence to want to take on the world.

Hair is a woman’s greatest accessory and makes more of an impression than you’d think. Studies show that when someone meets your for the first time, they remember your hair more than anything else, including what you are wearing.

This is because hair frames your face. Psychologists have proven that different hairstyles on the same face produce vastly different first impressions.

All this confirms why it’s important to keep your hair updated and very well-groomed, especially after 40 when the dullness starts to set in and hair becomes more coarse and thin.

How should you wear your hair, as you head north of 40 so that you look modern, gorgeous and totally shake-your-head fabulous? Continue Reading

Which Hairstyle For Mother Of The Bride Is Best?

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Short hairstyles for mother of the bride, like this one, work. Just keep it soft. Photo: Kate Callahan photography

Is you son or daughter getting married this summer? Have you picked out your mother of the bride/groom dress, but still aren’t sure about what to do with your hair?

Celebrity Hairstylist Billy Lowe has these tips for mother of the bride hairstyles that will make you look elegant, modern and picture perfect for those all important family wedding photos.

Billy: Hello Fabulous after 40 Ladies. It’s a pleasure to be back here on the site and discuss all your beauty questions right here from the red carpet.

Deborah tells me that many of you have questions on “mother of the bride hairstyles” especially with wedding season right here upon us so I thought I’d share a little with you.

First – Don’t Overdo It

There are many other things that you need to think about so don’t get carried away worrying about your hair. Remember, the focus of beauty is truly on the bride. All the raves and “AHA’s” on wedding day should be for the her. Wedding days are not the time to take the stage unless you’re the bride. Anything can happen on wedding day and I’ve just about seen it all. Keep the bride in the spotlight and support her on this special day.

Be Yourself

It’s how everyone knows you. Soft roller sets and smoothed out tresses help flatter you the most and the wedding photos may not be the best time to explore a new “do.” Continue Reading

Help! I Need A Low Maintenance Hairstyle

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Dear Deborah, I have only ever had a couple of hairstyles - in my LIFE and they happened in my teens. I have been trying to grow my hair long and this is the longest it has ever been, to my … Continue Reading

Missing Part of Your Eyebrow? Here’s How to Fill It In

Missing Eyebrow

Hi Deborah, I've been reading your post on eyebrows and wonder if you can give me any advice on what can be done for sparse eyebrows? Several years ago I had a large mole removed from one … Continue Reading

Why Did Michelle Obama’s Botox Comment Hit Such A Nerve?


Last week Michelle Obama made news by not ruling out having plastic surgery or using Botox one day. “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” the … Continue Reading

3 Ways to Wear Gray Hair Over 40


The decision to go gray naturally is often a difficult one. This week I am featuring 3 gals who prove that you can be stylish, fabulous...and gray! The Gray Pixie The pixie isn't a hair style … Continue Reading

Help for Your Racoon-Like, Dark, Undereye Circles

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Waking up with dark circles under your eyes is not the most fun morning surprise, and the older I get the more it seems to be happening. I talked with celebrity make-up artist Sana Young to find … Continue Reading

Can You Wear Red Lipstick at 40, 50 and Beyond?

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Bold, red lips look radiant this fall on the runway and popping out at us from beauty ads. But let's face it,  the red lips we're seeing all belong to fresh-faced twenty somethings! Can you wear … Continue Reading

Look Real in Faux Eyelashes

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Long False Eyelashes, once the magic beauty tool of models and movie stars, have gone mainstream. That's great news for gals 40, 50 and beyond whose natural lashes are usually starting to thin, get … Continue Reading

Is My Hair Dragging My Face Down?

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Sometimes you've worn your hair the same way for so long it's hard to know what looks good anymore.You know what I mean? Such was the case with one of my readers, Debi,  who wrote to ask if  she … Continue Reading