The Cutest Short Hairstyles Over 40

Are you looking for a way to simplify your beauty routine, keep away the grays or just give yourself an instant facelift? A short hairstyle is a great way to do that.

If you want to cut your hair short, but you aren’t sure which style will suit you, then take a look at these Instagrammers sporting some of the chicest short hairstyles for women over 40.



Fabulous cut, great color! Susan’s chic haircut goes hand in hand with her love of French Style. Check out my interview with this Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer.



Shellie is a 40+ blogger with a sassy short bob and is enjoying all the stops along life’s journey: fashion, fitness, and fulfillment! See more of Shellie’s style in this feature.

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It’s no surprise that Samantha, an over 40 UK blogger who encourages women to dress for themselves, at any age, is a big color lover. Her hair is the most gorgeous shade and what a cute cut!

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Dominique is an Image expert specializing in Cultural Intelligence training and cross-cultural communication. What a great first impression she makes with that fab short haircut!



Glenda is an author, a style enthusiast, and a Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer who uses her wardrobe to tell a story. Love the way her shortcut shows off her lovely face!



Candy is a Boston-based fashion blogger and foodie whose perky cut is perfect for her adventurous lifestyle.



Shauna, 56, enjoys fashion photography and helping women look their best. She’s gone the edgy route with her hair and it looks fab. See more photos of this lovely cut here.



Beth from Atlanta is another Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer. Her motto is “trends come and go but true style is ageless.” She sure proves that right with this chic, classic cut.



Maudie from the Sunshine Coast is a creative 50+ Style Inspiration with her cute, choppy, blonde waves.



Nikki is a Personal Style Blogger and a Plus Fashion Influencer with a short, sassy cut and with an elegant attitude.



Niki looks fabulous in this darling cut that is sophisticated and really cute too. Be sure to read my full interview with this Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer.



Mia is a 40-year-old Instagrammer from Europe whose blunt, cropped bob looks relaxed and modern.



Christine is a 63- year- old who proves that real style never fades no matter your age! Love those spikey bangs. Edgy and modern.



This beautiful bob is fresh and fabulous on this pretty style blogger.



Conny is a  40-something style blogger interested in beauty and fashion. Her forward-flowing cut is a delight.

For more great ideas on how to go short, check out my post on Short Haircuts for women over 40 with Celebrity Hair Expert, Billy Lowe.

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8 thoughts on “The Cutest Short Hairstyles Over 40

  1. I wish someone would create a style for women over that magic age of 70 that is not a gray pixie! Being past 70 does not mean I am too old a decrepit to want to look good. I do not wear makeup, I do not wish to have a quick look, and I genuinely believe I have a lot of life left.
    So, how about a pretty, not too fussy idea!!!!

  2. I agree that these cute styles seem to be for very straight hair. I, too, would love to see short styles for wavy or curly hair. I could achieve some of these looks, but it would require considerable time to straighten with a blow dryer.

  3. Like the first comment, I have fine wavy/curly hair that I don’t want to straighten. Can you suggest short and easy-to-manage cuts for hair like mine? Thank you

  4. I have very thick, wavy hair with a mind of its own… but all of these seem to be for straight hair… I keep my hair short and would love to wear one of these ‘pixie’ cuts…. but my hair refuses to lie flat !!!! Do you have any suggestions for curly or wavy hair??

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