40 Haircuts for Women Over 30 That Are Still Trendy

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Trendy haircuts for women over 30 are easy to maintain and style. Whether short, medium, or long, they offer radiance that takes years off a woman’s age!

Nivein, an artistic director from Kitchener, ON, points out why you must get a new look once you reach 30. “A fresh cut gets rid of old, damaged strands and revitalizes uneven textured hair,” she says. “Add layers, and your hair will appear fuller and healthier in an instant.”

Any haircut, when customized, will look stunning on any woman. Yet, you must consider if it will suit your hair texture, styling abilities, and lifestyle. “The gravity of styling and maintenance relies on the type of haircut you get,” Nivein explains.

Nivein further explains by stating, “Bangs needs trimming every 2-3 weeks. Undercuts and side shaves demand frequent salon visits to keep them polished.” Ensure that these matters are discussed with your stylist.

Asking the right questions helps you in picking the haircut that best suits you. It eliminates frustration as you preserve and style your tresses every day.

Nivein suggests knowing how to prep your hair and how it’ll appear without styling. Obtain recommendations on what products, tools, and techniques to use at home.

It sure is fun and exciting to pull off a new look! Check out these images of the trendiest haircuts for women over 30 to try.

Trendy Long Hair with Balayage
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#1: Trendy Long Hair with Balayage

Trendy long hair with balayage is beautiful on thick hair. The darker root and sun-kissed ends offer up that perfect lived-in color and beachy vibe. Style with a big barrel curling iron, or waving iron, and some salt spray.

Mid-Length Haircut for Women Over 30

#2 Mid-Length Haircut

This mid-length haircut for women over 30 features soft waves and a subtle balayage, creating a natural, sun-kissed look. The loose waves add movement and volume, perfect for fine to medium hair types. The center part frames the face beautifully, enhancing features and offering a youthful, modern style. This cut is easy to maintain and style, making it ideal for busy women seeking a trendy yet effortless look.

#3: Silver Balayage Pixie Cut

Consider a silver balayage pixie cut. When your hair shows signs of aging, you have two options: either you can color it and hide the graying or you can embrace your natural beauty. If you’re ready to transition to your natural grey and want to remove your existing hair color, a stylish pixie cut could be just what you need. Keeping a feminine, piecey bang with a spiked crown gives a fresh start to your new gray hair journey, allowing you to embrace your age.

Voluminous Reddish-Brown Hair with a Side Part for 30-year-olds
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#4: Voluminous Reddish-Brown Hair with a Side Part

Try this full, reddish-brown hairstyle with a side part! The mix of wavy hair and deep red color will make you look younger and vibrant again.

Fuller-Looking Mid-Length Locks for Ladies Aged 30
Instagram @studio_mostton

#5: Fuller-Looking Mid-Length Locks

For thicker-looking hair, trim your hair to medium length. Stylists can add slight texture by point cutting, but excess texture should be avoided as it may reduce the thickness. Women with fine to normal hair will benefit from this medium-length style as it gives an impression of thicker hair.

Cute Shaggy Lob with Texture for Ladies Aged 30
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#6: Cute Shaggy Lob with Texture

A cute, shaggy lob haircut offers your fine to medium hair more volume and movement. If you have limited styling time or experience, discuss the techniques with your hairstylist before opting for a shaggy lob.

#7: Side Parted Chocolate Bob Cut

Give the classy design of a side-parted chocolate bob cut a try. If you desire lift and motion in your hair, ensure a hairdresser adds layers throughout. A side part is the top method to boost volume, while a middle part tends to lie flat. You will like the chin length and dark color shade, which have a lot of charm. Use your hands or a round brush to achieve a beautiful finish by blow-drying with gel.

#8: Very Long Pixie Cut with Swept Fringe

The long pixie cut with swept fringe adds elegance and softness to your look. If your hair is very long, this cut is ideal. The hairstyle is suited best for those with straight or slightly wavy hair due to its easy maintenance and styling. Achieve this look by applying a small amount of styling cream to damp hair and combing through evenly. Use a round brush to blow dry your hair, paying particular attention to the fringe for a tousled, polished effect. To hold the style in place throughout the day, finish off with a light mist of hairspray.

Middle-Parted Dark Chocolate Hair for Ladies Aged 30
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#9: Middle-Parted Dark Chocolate Hair

Middle-parted dark chocolate hair is a chic and versatile color choice that exudes elegance and depth. If you wish to change your blonde hair to a brunette style, my best advice is to fill the hair first before you remove the lighter pigment to go dark. This means you must first restore all the lost pigment in the hair. Use a demi-permanent hair color first, then use permanent color to restore the pigment. Rich chocolate hues are beautiful and amazingly complementary. This is a great style for anyone looking to trade in the high-maintenance lifestyle of a blonde and go back to the darker side.

#10: Barbie Blonde Neck-Length Bob Cut

Barbie blonde neck-length bob cut is fresh and an easy-to-style look for every day. This cut would be best if you have thin hair. It will make your hair look thicker while giving it a sharp edge. To prevent heat damage, use a good thermal protectant when blow drying.

Chic Slob Hairstyle for Ladies Aged 30
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#11: Chic Slob Hairstyle

This chic slob hairstyle is perfect for women looking to give their locks a trendy and effortless look. With its natural flow, this hairstyle exudes a sense of casual elegance. The key to achieving this look is maintaining some length while adding subtle layers to create movement and volume. Instead of heavy products, use lightweight ones in your hair for a more relaxed appearance.

Caramel Rose Toned Hair for Ladies Aged 30 and Over
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#12: Caramel Rose Toned Hair

The benefits of caramel rose toned hair are endless. Not only is this hue ultra natural and achievable, it’s also super easy to maintain.

Stunning Makeover for Ladies Aged 30 and Up
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#13: Stunning Makeover

Thinking about going shorter? This A-line bob can give you a stunning makeover! Cutting your hair short might be scary at first. But this A-line bob is classic and easy to style with the right products and tools. You should consider how short you’re willing to cut the front. Remember, this will affect your comfort level. Also, remember when the front hair is longer, putting it up is easier.

#14: Rooty Blonde Balayage on Medium Hair

Try doing a rooty blonde balayage on medium-length hair. A rooty blonde balayage is a great style to keep your maintenance low. Adding a root color will help blend with your regrown hair and make your blonde color stand out.

Effortless Mid-Length Cut with an Off Center Part for Ladies Over 30
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#15: Effortless Mid-Length Cut with an Off-Center Part

A mid-length haircut that parts off-center suits women seeking a stylish and low-effort look. Soft layers add natural movement and volume, and the off-center part brings a modern style. This haircut fits all hair textures – straight, wavy, or slightly curly – making it a worry-free choice for a beautiful style.

Low-Maintenance Shag for Wavy Hair
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#16: Low-Maintenance Shag for Wavy Hair

The best hairstyles for women over 30 are shags. And, a low-maintenance shag for wavy hair is very trendy right now. The heavy fringe and lots of layers encourage curl and texture. These styles for thick hair are ideal. Air dry or diffuse with a texturizing cream.

Trendy Medium Shag for a 30-Year-Old with a Long Face Shape
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#17: Trendy Medium Shag for a Long Face Shape

If you want a cut to compliment your face shape, you might want to try adding heavy layers and a curtain bang. The shorter layers lift the weight of your hair away from your face and open your hair, adding width. The mid-length fringe shortens a longer forehead. The short to long shape of the bangs makes your eyes the center point of your face. Be aware that if you have finer hair, you should ask your stylist about getting a fuller bang. It will give you a fuller appearance.

#18: Medium-Length Beach Waves

Medium-length waves are perfect. The length is youthful and versatile, and the lived-in beach waves are very on-trend. Style with a texturizing spray for a tousled finish.

#19: Face-Framing Hairstyle with a Money Piece

A face-frame hairstyle with a money piece can help to elevate your haircut and add brightness to boost your complexion. Adding these lighter pieces into your hair is budget-friendly and low-maintenance.

#20: Undercut with Bangs for Thick Hair

An undercut with bangs for thick hair will make styling a breeze. By removing length and bulk you’ll spend less time blowdrying.

Mid-Length Wavy Bob with Bangs and Layers
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#21: Mid-Length Wavy Bob with Bangs and Layers

A mid-length wavy bob with bangs and layers is a great haircut if you have a lot of density and texture that you’re looking to get rid of. Scrunching in a curl cream such as Virtue Labs 6 in 1 Styler will allow you the ease of air drying this cut.

Sleek Cut with Side-Swept Bangs
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#22: Sleek Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

If you’d like to show off your high cheekbones try a sleek cut with side-swept bangs. By keeping the length and weight line around the mid-face, you will draw attention here.

Edgy Pixie Bob for Fine Hair
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#23: Edgy Pixie Bob for Fine Hair

Try an edgy pixie bob for fine hair if you’re looking for more life and movement in your strands. It’s a flattering hairstyle that looks great on round-face shapes.

#24: Shaggy Cut with Long Curtain Bangs

A shaggy cut with long curtain bangs will look great on just about anyone. This haircut is popular because the bangs can help balance out a round or square face shape.

High Ponytail with Wispy Bangs
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#25: High Ponytail with Wispy Bangs

A high ponytail with wispy bangs is a chic look for a night out on the town. The fringe keeps the look from being too rigid and helps women who have a larger forehead. Add a weft or hairpiece for a dramatic and show-stopping updo.

Professional Inverted Bob for 30-Year-Old Women
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#26: Professional Inverted Bob

Consider a professional inverted bob. Professional hairstyles do not need to be boring, and this edgy chic shape is proof of that – from the front to the back. Style it super smooth for the office and wear it wavy for a night on the town.

Stacked Bob for Women Passed Thier 30s
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#27: Stacked Bob

A stacked bob cut is very flattering. This cut can be worn at a variety of lengths, and the angle can be subtle or extreme. Consult with your stylist about the best combination for you.

Silver Pixie Cut for a 30-Year-Old Woman
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#28: Silver Pixie Cut

Hair colors this bold can also be highly effective if you are transitioning into your natural gray. Being a woman over 30 does not mean you cannot wear gray hair. In fact, it means you can celebrate it! This hair color does require time and money though so be prepared for the investment of both.

Cute Pixie Cut for 30-year-old women with Thin Hair
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#29: Cute Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

Consider a cute pixie cut for thin hair. Short cuts are ideal, especially for fine or thin hair. The style adds fullness and the illusion of thickness. Keep in mind a pixie cut requires more frequent visits to your stylist.

Long Layers for Women Over 30 with Long Hair
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#30: Long Layers for Long Hair

Consider long layers if you have long hair. Layering around the face is more flattering as we age, and hair should feel light and have movement. Style with a big round brush or a big barrel curling iron and a volumizing spray.

Shoulder-Length Long Bob for 30-year-old women
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#31: Layered Shoulder-Length Long Bob

A layered shoulder-length long bob takes years off your face. It’s the perfect combo of youthful and professional. Pop in some highlights around the face to elevate the look even further.

Popular Short Pixie for Straight Hair
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#32: Popular Short Pixie for Straight Hair

Try a popular very short pixie for straight hair. It’s still youthful but also has sophistication. This style is perfect for ladies with little to no time for styling, but it does require frequent salon visits to keep it looking sharp.

Rounded Bob for Curly Hair 30-Year-Olds
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#33: Rounded Bob for Curly Hair

Consider a rounded bob for curly hair. Layers in the crown and around the face encourage curl and volume, and the shorter length is very modern and youthful. Air dry or diffuse with a curl cream and use a conditioning mask weekly to keep hair hydrated.

Messy Bun Hairstyle for Casual Women Over 30
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#34: Back View Messy Bun Hairstyle

A messy bun hairstyle for casual women over 30 is so practical. It’s perfect for the girl on the go. Use a dry shampoo or styling powder before putting the hair up. It keeps the style from slipping, so it will last all day.

Blonde Bob Hairstyle for Women with Glasses
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#35: Blonde Bob Hairstyle for Women with Glasses

Consider a blonde bob hairstyle for women with glasses. This cut works for women wearing eyeglasses with any style of frame. Wearing no bangs keeps this look low-maintenance, but a fringe can be added if desired. Remember that a fringe will need to be on the short side and require frequent trims to work with the glasses.

#36: Asymmetrical Bob

An asymmetrical bob is a great choice. This look is an edgy twist on a classic style. Bobs are perfect cuts, and this spicy version keeps it fashion-forward.

Long Pixie Cut with Side Bangs
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#37: Long Pixie Cut with Side Bangs

If you want to go short, consider a long pixie cut haircut with side bangs. This flattering shape is great for fine hair and keeps the look feminine with a wispy fringe. Ask your stylist for a razor cut to add texture and softness to this gorgeous shape.

Classic Shaggy Mullet for Round Faces
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#38: Classic Shaggy Mullet for Round Faces

Consider a shaggy classic mullet for round faces. Air dry or diffuse with a texturizing cream or paste to encourage natural texture.

Blunt Cut Bob with Waves
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#39: Blunt Cut Bob with Waves

Consider a blunt cut bob with waves for fine, straight hair. The blunt cut gives the illusion of thickness, and the waves are a very modern way to style the cut. It’s a haircut that is the perfect blend of classic and trendy.

#40: French Bob with Bangs for Short Hair

Consider a French bob which is one of the more popular ways to have short hair with fringe. The shorter length adds fullness to the hair and lifts facial features. Try a cheekbone or earlobe grazing length for a trendy yet chic look. Style with a round brush or air dry for a lived-in texture.