42 Stylish and Sexy Short Hairstyles & Haircuts for Women Over 40

Here are stunning short hairstyles for women over 40 that you can mix and match for your new look!

Most women over 40 say that they are way more confident than they were in their 30s. With that being said, your 40s is the best time to explore new hairstyles to express who you are! It’s no longer about the trends and definitely not about fitting in.

It’s all about the confident fabulous YOU.

Edgy Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Jillian Drinkwater
Stylist @ Bluebird Salon in San Luis Obispo, CA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this as an edgy pixie look. My favorite thing about the picture is the color combination I chose. My client was getting ready to go on vacation to New Zealand and wanted something different and edgy, but still tasteful. I chose this blue/teal combination because it is still flattering but not too much!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a fun look so you need to have fun rocking it!

For styling, we used Bumble and bumble Sumo Clay. It’s a matte clay that gives moveable and workable hold.

This look is great for someone who loves short hair and would have a fun time taking the time to style it in its edgy fashion!

Diagonal Fringe & Disconnected Undercut

Q&A with style creator, Belinda Goodwin
Colorist / Stylist / Make-up Artist @ Belinda Goodwin Hair & Makeup in Darlinghurst, NSW


How would you describe this look?

This haircut is a one-length bob with a diagonal fringe and disconnected undercut at the nape area. The undercut/disconnection at the back creates more of an edgy look for those wanting something classic with a twist. The diagonal fringe is optional and can also be cut square. You could also opt for no fringe at all and this style will still look great.

The color is blonde foils with a cool, golden beige base which tones beautifully with a pink toner that can either fade out (low maintenance) or be maintained easily at home with a pink shampoo. My favorite thing about this look is that it is excellent for ladies with fine but dense hair that don’t have time for lots of blow drying. It is perfect for those who desire a contemporary, feminine look and like to be noticed.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great for all hair types, although thicker hair will need weight taken out to reduce the triangle look from the front. It is especially good for fine, dense hair as it instantly makes your hair look thicker without much blow drying. The best face shapes this haircut will suit are longer/oblong, oval, and triangle.

I love and totally recommend  Kevin Murphy products in the pink-colored packaging that are designed for volume. The no parabens, sulfates, and ethics of this brand will keep the color looking fresher for longer. Use the Plumping Rinse for volume and lift or Angel Rinse for moisture and fullness. Doo.Over is an excellent styling spray used on dry hair to give instant extra lift at the roots in seconds.

This look requires minimal effort on a daily basis and requires an upkeep of approx every seven to eight weeks. I also offer free fringe trims in between. Using pink toner shampoos at home will keep your color looking clean and pastel pink. This no-fuss cut and color is really suitable for professionals and busy mums.

Carefree, Whimsical, and Sexy

Carefree, Whimsical, and Sexy hairstyle
Instagram @christine_tempo

Q&A with style creator, Christine Bontempo
Stylist @ Beyond Measure Salon and Spa in Tega Cay, SC


How would you describe this look?

This look is fun! It has character, is care-free, whimsical, and sexy, and really shows you are a confident woman!

I love this look because it is fun to do. The clients who are good candidates for this haircut, I find, are usually a lot of fun to work with!

Any advice for someone considering it?

For each client, I take into account their lifestyle, maintenance, personality, hair texture, and face shape. I think the most important things to consider are hair texture, neck, and face shape. I think this haircut looks great on someone with an oval or heart shaped face.

This particular client was a first-time guest. She had been experimenting with scissors at home and cut the top and bangs fairly short. Her sides were shapeless and covering her ears, and her back hung in an unflattering, bulky manner. She wanted something fun and different.

We were contemplating doing an undercut, but I did not feel it would look right considering that we had to accommodate for the short bang and front of her hair. I suggested we cut it into a pixie and give it time for the front/top to grow out and we can go from there.

Products depend on the hair texture. I like to suggest a volumizing mousse on fine hair for hold, or for a coarse texture, I might suggest a smoothing cream to help shape and add control while blow drying. I think the most important product is used after the blow dry. I suggest a clay putty that is not too heavy and has more grit, or a dry texturizing wax to add separation and texture. I like to use finishing products in lieu of hairspray for a softer finish.

I walk my clients through the whole process so they can achieve a consistent look at home.

Perfectly Trendy

Perfectly Trendy hairstyle
Instagram @l_andco_salon

Q&A with style creator, Lindsey Garner
Salon Owner @ L & Co. Salon in Mandeville, LA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as the perfect trendy, short, and edgy style. If you are looking for something short and sassy, this may be the look for you. This cut is low maintenance due to its convenience of quick and easy styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For a client considering this look, I would consider face shape and hair texture. This specific cut is great for someone looking for a smooth and sleek style by day, and a sassy and textured style by night.

You can add volume or texture by using root lifting products. Use heat tools to create a youthful and natural-looking messy curl. This cut is super cute and quite a hit due to its elegance and convenience!

Asymmetrical Lob with Dimension

Q&A with style creator, Amie Michelle
Master Cosmetologist / Stylist / Salon Manager @ The Loft Salon in Cumming, GA


How would you describe this look?

This is an asymmetrical lob with some highlights and lowlights to give it added dimension.

My favorite thing about this cut is that it’s an edgy spin on the classic bob haircut. It’s slightly longer than a normal bob, and the one elongated side really draws attention to the shape of her face and neckline!

Any advice for someone considering it?

When styling this look, I used all Living Proof products. Prior to cutting, I used their Full shampoo and conditioner. Before blow drying, I used their thickening cream at the root and their nourishing oil on the ends to keep things nice and smooth.

We used a Bio Ionic Style Winder for the curls, always curling away from the face and leaving some of the hair out at the ends to give it more of a lived-in, beachy look.

Gorgeous & Textured

Gorgeous & Textured hairstyle
Instagram @asuka._hair

Q&A with style creator, Asuka Aoki
Director Stylist @ Tao of Hair in Perth, WA


How would you describe this look?

This look is gorgeous and textured. With short hair, it is very important to create volume and shape it to highlight the client’s features. This helps them feel more open and vibrant in daily life.

My favorite thing about this look would be all the finer details.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For those who are considering this look, it is very important we take into account a few factors such as hair type, face shape, time, and lifestyle.

When it comes to short hair, we like to look at if your hair is straight or curly, thick or fine, because it is important that we get to know our client and for the client to know us as we are entrusted with their hair. Some short hairstyles will work with specific types of hair, but some may not. This style especially suits people with wavy or curly hair.

Another thing to keep in mind is whether or not this hairstyle will suit the shape of your face. Even though a style may not suit your facial features, there is always a way to work around it and find an exact short hairstyle that suits you best.

With all hairstyles, lifestyle plays a big factor is how your hair is. Short hair like this is easy to maintain and therefore makes your daily routine easier. You can enjoy a lot of different looks with just styling and product use.

Chic Medium Length Bob

Chic Medium Length Bob hairstyle
Instagram @hairbybreturner

Q&A with style creator, Bre Turner
Cosmetologist @ L Salon and Spa on West in Marietta, OH


How would you describe this look?

I would consider this cut a chic, medium length bob. It’s a good in between cut for women who want to go shorter but not “too short”.

One of my favorite things about this cut is that it has longer layers that make it possible to wear it fun and flirty with some waves, or sleek and straight.

This cut goes with many face shapes and most hair types. I have many clients who choose this cut, especially during the spring and summer months for a fun, short, and seasonal style. It’s also pretty simple when it comes to styling as well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

As far as styling products go, I always start with a blow dry spray. it helps prep the hair along with protecting it from heat. I love using texture sprays, oils, and light hold finishing sprays.

For a fun and flirty look, I use a flat iron or a 3/4 to 1-inch barrel curling iron to create loose waves. I recommend using a good texture or working spray to give it that fun, messy, and textured look. My favorites are Matrix Texture Spray and Kenra Working Spray. Top it off with a light finishing hairspray.

For a sleek and straight look, prep with a blow dry spray. I also like to add Kenra’s Revive Oil. Blow it out with a larger round vent brush for a smoother look with a little volume before smoothing it out with a flat iron. My favorite is the Paul Mitchell Smooth flat iron!

For a little extra smoothness, I top it off with a little more Revive Oil for the ends and finish with Kenra’s Matte Finishing Spray.

Multi-Dimensional Style

Multi-Dimensional Style hairstyle
Instagram @hello_hairbyj

Q&A with style creator, Jessie Bonèy
Hairstylist / Owner @ Style House Hair Studio in Eugene, OR


How would you describe this look?

This look was created to be a fun, versatile, and multi-dimensional style that can be transformed many different ways. The texture and lines of this cut make it so it can be worn straight or wavy, leaving the client with great options for whatever the day holds.

My favorite thing about this look is its dimension of color, giving light and depth to each angle. I’m really loving the look of a slightly shorter length in the back. It’s so flattering for so many people.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for clients wanting this look would be to embrace their natural texture. This client has hair on the coarse/curly side, and what makes her hair so amazing and fun is that she works with what she was given. Embrace your curl, your color, your texture, your own unique look, and rock it!

A-Line Bob with Wispy Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Brittany McCaskey
Stylist @ Bliss Salon At Caravails in Columbus, GA


How would you describe this look?

This is an A-line bob with shorter layers and a wispy fringe. I love how the layers can be pushed forward for a fun and edgy look, or round brushed back for the typical stacked bob.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For this look, we used Kitoko Oil before blow drying and used it again after styling to keep it shiny and frizz-free. We also used Puff Me to give her short fine hair some volume.

This cut and style would work for all ages and hair textures. It’s fun and very low maintenance!

Soft and Blended

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Vlaming
Hairstylist @ Sail Away Salon in Winnipeg, MB


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The color was achieved through the balayage and foil highlighting technique. This client has about 50% grey hair, so the babylights mixed in the shadow root help to conceal the rapid regrowth. She desires an all over blonde look but needed some contrast to avoid boredom.

My favorite thing about this look is how soft and blended the color is. This look can be worn on straight or curly hair and is very low maintenance.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For these textured waves, I used a trusty flat iron. I always put in some sort of volumizing mousse on damp hair (blow dried in) to set the hair for either waves or a sleek look. I used the Matrix High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray, misting some pieces before I curled to ensure the hair held up while feeling soft throughout the day.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This client has naturally curly hair but styles it mainly straight on a daily basis. She has a slender face and long neck, so the bob haircut complements her extremely well! The length is quick and easy for someone who doesn’t have much time in the morning to style their hair.

The balayage and babylights color is also great for someone who can get a fast root retouch done every second appointment, which again is quick and low maintenance. The bob haircut is a classic haircut that stands the test of time, can be styled many different ways, and keeps mature clients looking youthful. Bonus!

Fresh, Young and Polished

Q&A with style creator, Emily Michael
Hairstylist / Colorist @ Salon 27 Hair & Tanning in Berne, IN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a great look for a busy woman who still wants to look fabulous! My favorite thing about this style is that there are so many elements to it. From the color to the texture to the undercut, they all harmonize so well together. The look feels so fresh and young but polished at the same time.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To style, I prepped her wet hair with Matrix Miracle Creator. I dried it directionally, sprayed it with Joico Ironclad, used my flat iron to bend sections for texture and smoothness, then finished it with Joico Texture Boost which is one of my all-time favorite products for texture.

It’s not a must if you’re using Texture Boost, but I finished it off with a little bit of CHI Helmet Head hairspray as well.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style works extremely well for clients with thick hair. The undercut makes it less bulky, more manageable, and adds a touch of funk and youth. It is perfect for clients with all face shapes, especially those with round faces as it can be tailored to their particular needs to flatter and frame.

My client is an extremely busy nurse and mother. She washes her hair at night, lets it dry, then wakes up and styles it with a flat iron, and she’s good to go!

Fun & Sassy

Q&A with style creator, Anthony Scott
Hairdresser @ Lunatic Fringe Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City, UT


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a fun and sassy look that you can wear all down, all up, or super messy.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products I recommend are a texture spray and clay pomade (matte or shine, your choice). I used Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray, a root volumizer called Swept Up, and Bumble and bumble’s Sumo Clay.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for for any lady looking for something low maintenance that is versatile and a little edgy.

Wavy Ombre Bob

Wavy Ombre Bob hairstyle
Instagram @subtle_magic

Q&A with style creator, Tara Plas
Owner and Operator @ Subtle Magic Beauty and Wellness in Vancouver, CA-BC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This wavy ombre bob is a favorite for many reasons. A wavy bob works on most hair types and face shapes with a few adjustments, and ombré is such a low maintenance/high impact color technique!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Once your hair has been cut into the proper length bob for your face shape, have some layers and texture added. How much depends on the thickness and texture. If you have natural wave, try rough dry scrunching in something like Monat’s Tousled Texturizing Mist to shape the waves, plus maybe some Sculpting Taffy to finish and define!

If your hair is straight you can also start with a rough dry using Monat’s Blow Out Cream for hold and heat protection, followed by a medium-sized curling wand on fairly large vertical sections. Finish with Monat’s Refinish Control Hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look can work for almost anyone and is most suited to those who want something easy with a lot of style. It’s a great way to manage wavy thick hair, and a great way to maximize straighter thin hair!

The ombré look with more light toward the ends is a great color choice for those that don’t want to touch up highlights every six weeks. It is also fresh and modern looking, and a great choice to blend white hairs when we aren’t ready for an all over color treatment.

Theresa

short hair with red highlights
Hair by Elizabeth Stenstrom, Makeup Betty Mekonnen for L Salon & Color Group, San Mateo, CA

This chic bob is styled with a deep side part that gives it an asymmetric look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Give the hair a deep side part using a comb.
  3. Blow dry the hair using a styling brush.
  4. Smooth sections of hair using a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Style Satin Rapid Blowout Balm smooths the hair and protects it from heat while giving it shine and condition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Pat

short platinum blonde hair
Hair by Elizabeth Stenstrom, Makeup Betty Mekonnen for L Salon & Color Group, San Mateo, CA

The length of this sexy haircut is pretty much the same all over and is styled with a lot of texture.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth sections of hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a styling product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Style Concrete Extreme Definition Clay gives the hair texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Susan

short curly hair
Hair by PK Design Team, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen for Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa, Woburn, MA

This super feminine hairstyle features big, bouncy, feathery curls.

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Set sections of hair in hot rollers.
  3. Once they have cooled, remove the rollers and comb through curls with your fingers.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects the hair from thermal irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Doreen

short blonde hair with side part
Hair by PK Design Team, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen for Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa, Woburn, MA

Since this sleek and stunning haircut’s graduation/stack has a steep angle, it gives volume at the crown area instead of the occipital bone area.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Further smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil Micromist Spray gives the hair a weightless shine while taking out frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Lori

short brown hair with bangs
Susanne Dillge and Makeup Betty Mekonen for Goertz Hair, Braunschweig, Germany

This trendy short haircut and style is tighter and shorter on the sides, and longer and bigger on top.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply a product to keep the hair on the sides down and to add texture and height to the hair on top.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Style Concrete Extreme Definition Clay gives hair texture and definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Cathy

blonde highlights
Becky Bennett for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

This asymmetrical haircut and style is a pixie on one side and gradually gets longer into a bob on the other side.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product on damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protection Spray smooths, repairs and protects hair from thermal heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Leslie

short brown hair with spikes in back
Acacia Cronic for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

This high volume haircut is short on the sides and longer on top for a face-slimming effect.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair on the crown with a round brush, lifting up to create volume.
  3. Blow dry the rest of the hair with a styling brush.
  4. Tease hair on the crown area.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products: Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Thick & Volume Mousse gives the hair serious volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density wear this look best.

Erin

wavy short hair
Hair by David Bakey, Makeup Jess Moss for Currie Hair, Skin and Nails, Glen Mills, PA

This haircut is as short as a pixie would be just in the back, but gradually gets longer in the front. It is styled with messy stylish organic waves.

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair with a curling wand.
  3. Apply a product for texture.
  4. Set with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Judy

short black hair
Lisa Jordan for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

This flattering haircut is short as a pixie on the back and gradually turns into a bob in the front. It is styled straight and with texture.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
  3. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Spray smooths, repairs and protects hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Gloria

blonde hair with a middle part
Kelley Danford for Elon Salon, Marietta GA

This is a universally flattering long layered bob that is shorter in the back and longer in the front.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair straight with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Style Satin Rapid Blowout Balm smooths the hair and protects it from heat, while giving it shine and condition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Sexy Fringe

Short Hairstyle for Women Over 40 with Fringe
Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Women usually ask for bangs to hide wrinkles and they typically ask for them to look like the type of bangs most women get to hide wrinkles — straight across and wispy. Those bangs do cover wrinkles, but they also send a message that you are hiding something!

That look is also very dated which can actually age you. Why not get a different and more stylish type of fringe, one that’s primary purpose isn’t just to hide wrinkles, but to actually express your style? This long, lash-grazing fringe sweeps stylishly across the model’s forehead and is beautifully textured.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Smooth ends with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.
  6. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 degrees.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with any hair type will suit this hairstyle.

Organic Waves

Short Hairstyle with Organic Waves
Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

Organic waves are more youthful compared to structured perfect curls. They seem softer, more natural, freer, and most of all, more on trend!

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  2. Wrap sections of hair around a medium barrel iron.
  3. Shake hair with hands to loosen up the curls.
  4. Set the hair with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Caviar Working Hairspray gives a long lasting flexible hold while adding fullness and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and medium in density will suit this hairstyle.

Deep Side Part

Short Hairstyle with Deep Side Part
Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

A deep side part gives short to medium hair lengths an asymmetric look. It immediately changes your look without having to do much!

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the ends with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a serum for shine.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist gives hair a mirror-like shine while eliminating frizz and flyaways.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type will suit this hairstyle.

Soft Waves

Short Hairstyle with Soft Waves
Style by Rhiannon Schwind, Makeup by Monica Wilson, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

Anything soft and touchable will always be more youthful than structured, stiff hairstyles. This hairstyle has beautiful soft and shiny waves just at the ends of the hair.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a large round brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Curl the middle to the ends of sections of hair with a large barrel iron.
  5. Set the hairstyle with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream is a leave-in cream that nourishes the hair, giving it healthy-looking shine and radiance. It also eliminates frizz and flyaways!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Tousled Bob

Short Tousled Bob Hairstyle
Style by Kim Padgett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Bobs are so chic, modern, and stylish. This would definitely be the power suit of hair! On days we want to feel a little more feminine, organic soft waves are the perfect finish for bob hairstyles.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a medium round brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to hair.
  4. Wrap sections of hair around a medium barrel iron.
  5. Run fingers through the hair to loosen up the curls.
  6. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Volume 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray is “clinically proven” to increase volume by 105%. What I love most about it is that it doesn’t leave hair stiff or shiny.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Touchable Volume

Short Hairstyle with Volume and Waves
Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

This hairstyle has a lot of volume and is even teased up a bit, but it remains very soft, feminine and touchable. The volume, fullness and softness of this hairstyle make it very youthful.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry volume into the hair using a large round rush.
  3. Tease the hair using a teasing comb.
  4. Set the teasing with a firm hold spray.
  5. Curl the hair using a large barrel iron.
  6. Loosen the curls by gently running fingers through the hair.
  7. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast is a root booster that gives hair long-lasting volume. It’s lightweight and doesn’t make hair stiff or sticky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture in density will suit this hairstyle best.

Asymmetric Chic

Short Asymmetric Hairstyle
Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

As we get older, our hair sometimes get finer and at that point, the best thing to do is to go shorter. That doesn’t mean that we should automatically go for a soccer mom bob. Try this super stylish asymmetric textured bob instead!

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair sooth with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the middle to the ends of each section with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture to the hair.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Style Texturizing Body Boost Volumizing Liquid Powder easily and effortlessly adds volume and texture to hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

Cherry Red Asymmetry

Short Asymmetric Hair Cut with Bold Red Highlights
Style by Christine Adkins, Textures Hair Studio, Garden City, NY

These bold, bright red pieces and asymmetric cut come together create a really stylish look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

When applied to wet and/or dry hair, Super Skinny Serum conditions, adds shine, and makes the hair smooth.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and heart face shapes with hair with any hair texture and density can achieve this look.

Peek-A-Boo Blue

Short Asymmetric Hair Cut with Layers and Peek A Boo Color
Style by Ryan Burns, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

Here is another asymmetric haircut with bright color! This one has more layers in it with a fun color just peeking through the hair on the surface.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
  3. Smooth only the mid shaft to the ends of the hair.
  4. Add product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Shaping Cream adds amazing texture to hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart and oval face shapes with hair with hair that is medium in texture and density can achieve this style.

Princess Cut

Short Blonde Princess Diana Haircut
Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Look like a royal with this classic Princess Diana-inspired haircut.

How To Style:

  1. Apply product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush, directing the hair backwards.
  3. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

HydroMist Blowout Spray gives a hair a nice and airy lightweight volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type can rock this style.

Wavy Disconnection

Short Asymmetric Haircut with Waves
Style by Nicole Slusher, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, PA

Style and fun shouldn’t end at 40. This asymmetric and disconnected haircut makes that statement!

How To Style:

  1. Apply product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Add smoothness and bend to the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a product for texture.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in a can. It allows for an even and controlled distribution of texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture can easily pull off this style.

Airy Feathered Layers

Short Haircut with Volume and Texture
Style by Global Hair & Fashion Group

This pretty hairstyle features volume and an airy texture that sweeps away from the face.

How To Style:

  1. Apply product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush, directing the hair backwards.
  3. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

HydroMist Blowout Spray gives a hair a nice and airy lightweight volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and heart face shapes with hair that is fine to medium in texture and low to medium in density can pull off this pretty look.

Pixie Dust

Short Feminine Pixie Haircut
Style by Kendall Quigley Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

This gorgeous pixie draws emphasis to its wearer’s delicate feminine features.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair side to side and flat against the head using a styling brush.
  3. Part the hair to the side.
  4. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Fast Form is a cream gel that sculpts the hair the way you want.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and heart shaped faces with hair that is low to medium in density and fine to medium in texture can rock this pixie.

Naturally Fabulous

Short Curly Haircut with Volume
Style by Mia Moyer, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, PA

Maximize the natural beauty of your curls and get this fabulous look!

How To Style:

  1. Apply product to wet hair.
  2. Twist hair sections of hair in different directions.
  3. Diffuse the hair until dry.
  4. Wrap sections of hair that need more curl around a curling wand.
  5. Create a deep side part.
  6. Pin the hair on one side of the head flat against the head.

Recommended Products:

Twirl Around is a crunch-free curl definer that is a mixture of what curly hair needs the most — moisture and hold!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with naturally curly hair can rock this look.

Oval faces with hair that is medium in texture and density can pull off this red hot hairstyle.

Bobbed Dimension

Triangular Bob with Highlights Side View
Style by Folicle Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

This gorgeous triangular bob is enhanced by its warm dimensional color.

How To Style:

  1. Apply product to hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Apply a serum to the hair.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops add shine and control frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type can pull off this flattering look.

Easy Texture

Short Haircut with Layers and Texture
Style by Edie Noppenberger, Edie’s Styling Center, Clearwater, FL

This look features a short layered haircut that easily allows the hair to be styled with tons texture.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a product to wet hair.
  2. Power dry the hair with fingers.
  3. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Shaping Cream adds flexible texture to hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with any hair type can pull off this textured style.

Sleek Bob

Sleek Bob with Layers
Style by Julianne Davis, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

This sleek long bob features layers that are shorter in the back and longer in the front.

How To Style:

  1. Apply product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection to the hair.
  4. Smooth with a flat iron.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press is a thermal protection spray and a hairspray in one.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density and medium to coarse in texture can wear this bob.

Long Layered Bob

Short Layered Bob with Texture
Style by Deborah Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

This long bob has just enough layers to have some texture in the front, allowing the hair to keep most of its density.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
  3. Smooth the midshaft to the ends with a flat iron.
  4. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight is a finishing spray that gives long-lasting hold without the crunch.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is fine to medium in texture and low to medium in density can wear this layered look.

Teased Bob

Teased Bob Hairstyle For Women with Layers
Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Another way to wear a bob is smooth with volume. This bob has layers that fall below the occipital bone in the back and gradually get longer in the front.

How To Style:

  1. Apply product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
  3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  4. Tease the hair in the crown area.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is perfect for holding teases!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can pull off this style.