There are so many sexy short haircuts for women over 40. You do not need to settle on a plain old boring style you should pick one that makes you feel beautiful and alive. After all, everyone is saying that 40 is the new 30 so why not try out something new on your next trip to the hairdresser.
Here we have pixie styles, bob cuts, messy mullets, fades, and styles with undercuts for you to pick from. Some looks add in fun hair colors and some embrace the silver hair trend and let their natural color shine. Whatever you are looking for here we will show you the 50 sexiest short haircuts for women over 40.
1. Spiky Caramel Short Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 40
This first look is a spiky pixie cut with caramel highlights added in. This is a beautiful style for women over 40 who are looking to change things up a little.
2. Blonde Pink Short Bowl Haircuts for Women Over 40
For all the women with a young heart, you could try out this fun blonde and pink bowl cut for your next look. In the photo above they have added a light pink hue throughout and it looks amazing.
3. Well Blended Balayage Short Bob Haircuts for Women Over 40
For this next look, she went with a well-blended balayage bob style with the beautiful colors of blonde and brown added throughout. To get this look make sure you find someone good at adding color throughout.
4. Grayish Messy Fringe Pixie
This beautiful lady is wearing a grayish messy fringe style with her new pixie cut. This would be a fun look for women with thick hair to try out.
5. Swept Side Long Pixie with Pink Tints
This side-swept long pixie cut has the most beautiful hot pink color added to the bangs on the front. This would be such a fun look for all the women out there who are still young at heart.
6. Stunning Choppy Mullet
Did you know mullets are back in style and that all the young people are wearing them again? Take it back to the 90s with this hairstyle you are going to love the way you look.
7. Short Straight Haircuts with Blunt Bangs for Women Over 40
This simple style is straight hair with blunt bangs across your face. This would be a wonderful hairstyle to wear down or even back in a ponytail for an on-the-go look.
8. Asymmetrical Long Pixie Short Haircuts for Women Over 40
This a-symmetrical style keeps your hair parted on the side with one side cut short and the other side long and down your face.
9. Short and Sexy Bald Fade Haircuts for Women Over 40
If you looking for a short and sexy style this would be the perfect hairstyle for you to try out. She is wearing a bald fade in the front and they left the top long enough to style up in a spiky fashion or brushed down for a more laid-back look.
10. Natural Gray Short Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 40
Once you embrace your naturally gray hair you are going to love the way you look, plus silver hair is right on trend. In the photo above she is wearing her hair in a pixie cut and it is such a good style for women over 40.
11. Long Asymmetric Undercut
This next trendy style is called a long asymmetrical cut with a short undercut throughout. To get this look part your hair on one side and cut it short, and at the same time keep the other side long down to your chin.
12. Curly Short Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 40
It can be so hard to find the right style for women that have naturally curly hair, but look no further this would be such a cute style for you to try out. She is wearing a curly short pixie cut and they left it long enough so that her curly hair can come to life.
13. Beautiful Side Curls Short Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 40
Wow, this beautiful hair color would look so great on all different types of women. She is wearing a beautiful pixie cut with long bangs that they finished off with the most perfect curls.
14. Messy Bun with Wispy Fringe
This is one of the longer hairstyles on this list, she has left her hair long enough to pull back into a messy bun with a wispy fringe in the front.
15. Bouncy Face Frame Layers
Bouncy looks are all about getting enough volume out of your haircut. She is wearing face-framing layers along with wispy bangs in the front and it looks so gorgeous.
16. Delicate Highlighted Pixie
One way to enhance your style is to add delicate light blonde highlights throughout your new pixie haircut. This is a simple but elegant style that would make any woman over 40 love the way she looks.
17. Short Bob Haircuts with Red Tints for Women Over 40
Bobs are one of the most popular hairstyle choices for women over 40 because it keeps the hair short and easy to take care of, but still long enough to style. In the photo above they have added tints of red throughout the hair and it looks so beautiful.
18. Loose Curls Balayage with Bangs
Balayage is always a good idea when you want to add color to your hair. In this stunning style, she went with light blonde highlights and finished her look off with loose curls and bangs in the front.
19. Fluff Short Blonde Bob Haircuts for Women Over 40
One of the best ways to add volume to your hair is to ask your hairdresser if they could cut your hair in a fluff bob, if they do not know what you mean save this photo for reference.
20. Shaggy Blonde Ends in Bun
Shaggy styles are right on trend , if you need to know why just take a look at the photo above. She is wearing her hair in a beautifully messy bun with blonde ends.
21. Choppy Brunette Short Bob Haircuts for Women Over 40
This is another beautiful example of how to wear your hair if you are over 40. She is wearing her brunette hair in a choppy bob with blonde highlights added in. This style looks so good with the loose curls but you could also wear it straight either way it will be beautiful.
22. Wavy Short Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 40
This short wavy pixie has been a popular choice for more mature women for years. It keeps the hair in the back and sides short but leaves enough on the top so that you can style it however you wish.
23. Short Layered Hairstyles for Women Over 40
This would be a great choice for women with thin hair. It is called a short layered hairstyle, and it is one of the best ways to add volume to your hair.
24. Short Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 50
For a short and simple style that will not take you too long to style in the morning, this short pixie is right up your alley. Ask your hairdresser to trim your hair around your natural hairline but leave the hair on top just a few inches long.
25. Subtle Hair Color Pixie Cuts for Women Over 40
If you are not ready to go all gray yet try out this subtle hair color in a pixie cut. This hairstyle will cover up those pesky grays with a light blonde color and will leave you feeling beautiful and confident.
26. Purple Platinum Mullet Hairstyles for Women over 40
If you are still young at heart this is a perfect style for you to try out. She is wearing a purple platinum mullet that is going to make all those younger kids jealous.
27. White Gray Layered Short Hair
Layered short hair is always a great choice for women of any age, but it is very popular for women over 40. They kept the hair in the back long enough to add in some loose curls and added bangs in the front.
28. Feathered Wispy Hairstyle
Another great way to wear your thick hair is in a feathered wispy hairstyle. Adding in all of these wispy layers adds so much texture to your style that you are going to love the way you look.
29. Textured Blonde Bob with Pink Tints
In the photo above she is rocking a textured blonde bob with peek-a-boo pink tints added in. The secret to this hairstyle is to make sure to add just the right amount of pink so that it does not overpower the natural colors.
30. Triangular Layered Bob Cut
Bob haircuts come in many different styles, this longer look is a triangular layered style and it would look beautiful on women of all ages.
31. Asymmetric Side Bangs Bob Haircut
Here is another beautiful style that is for women with medium-length hair. They added an asymmetric style with side bangs to her new bob haircut and it looks so fabulous.
32. Burgundy Feathered Bob
Burgundy hair color is one of the most popular choices for women. In the look is wearing her new burgundy color in a nice featured bob style, if you love wearing your hair with messy curls this would be a perfect look for you.
33. Teal Highlights in Shaggy Bob
If you are looking for a more adventurous hair color choice then check out these teal highlights in her shaggy bob. She has naturally dark hair and they pair perfectly with the contrast of the teal color.
34. Blunt Bob Cut
Classy and simple is the best way to describe this beautiful look. If you love keeping your style classy then this is a perfect haircut for you, just ask for a blunt bob haircut next time you go see your hairdresser.
35. Curly A-line Bob Cut
No need to worry if you have curly hair and do not know what kind of haircut to get, this curly A-line bob cut looks great on everyone. Keep the bangs straight and let the rest of your hair take shape in the back, you are going to love the way you look.
36. Warm Highlights Curly Bob Cut
This elegant style is called a curly bob with warm highlights. This beautiful style would be a great decision for women who like looking their best. You could wear this style to work or out on a date both ways you are going to love the way you look.
37. Soft Punk Pixie Hairstyles for Women over 40
For the punk rocker women of 40 check out this sassy style. She is wearing what we call a soft punk pixie-style haircut. Keep the hair in the back messy, and short, add in some layers and you are all set.
38. Cool Platinum White Spiky Pixie Cut
If there was ever a way to embrace your white hair this beautiful woman should be the example, she is rocking her white spiky pixie cut so proud.
39. Copper Layered Hairstyle
This is a beautiful copper style that would look so beautiful any time of the year but would be perfect for fall. In the photo above they cut her hair in a nice layered style with a fringe in the front and she looks so good.
40. Bouncy Feathered Haircuts for Women over 40 with Black Hair
Bouncy hair is healthy hair and this look is no different. They colored her hair dark all over and added in some bouncy, featured layers, and finished it off with loose and messy curls and it looks perfect.
41. Middle Part Straight Hair Balayage
Middle parts are back in style and once you pair it with a beautiful balayage hair color, you are going to feel like a brand new woman. She is wearing her hair straight and down her back and it looks amazing.
42. Feather Layered Medium Hair
Here is another medium-length hairstyle that has featured layers that add extra texture.
43. Gorgeous Side Layered Hairstyles for Women over 40
This gorgeous lady is wearing her hair with side layers added throughout. It also looks like they gave her some caramel highlights to enhance the look even more.
44. Wavy Ends Dark Tone Hair
Gray hair can easily be covered up by adding in a dark tone for all-over coverage. In the photo above they parted her hair on the side and added in some curls on the bottom and she looks so amazing.
45. Tousled Long Bob Cuts
Long bob haircuts are always going to be in style because they are so versatile. They can be worn for any type of event, they look good going to work or out on the town. Once you try out the tousled long bob you will never want to change your style again.
46. Platinum White Hairstyles for Women over 40 with Fine Hair
This beautiful hair color is called platinum white and the model above has very fine hair. This would be a fun color to try out in the summertime.
47. Slicked Curly Blonde Bob
This wonderful style is a slicked-back curly blonde bob hairstyle. To obtain this look try asking your hairdresser what type of hair product they recommend to make sure your hair stays in place all day long.
48. Blonde Ombre Hairstyle
This bombshell look is called a blonde ombre hairstyle. They parted her hair in the middle and gave her big flowy curls to finish the look off.
49. Stunning Layered Bob with Short Bangs
Another way to wear a bob is in the stunning layered bob style with short bangs in the front. This is a wonderful way to add extra volume to your look.
50. Blunt Balayage Layered Bob Haircuts
A blunt balayage style adds color throughout all of your hair starting dark and gradually getting lighter. This is a great technique to use if you are trying to cover up some grays. They finished her hairstyle off with layers and curled it, and it looks so good.
All of these beautiful women over 40 have such a fabulous style. After looking through this list did you get any inspiration for your next look? Let us know down below if you are going to add any color to your style or if you like keeping it more natural.
Richard is fascinated by everything that has to do with styling techniques and how technology can play an important part in the industry’s development. He started out his career as a barber, and later found his passion for both men and women’s hairstyles. Richard now works as a writer for fashion magazines, blogs, and is actively taking steps toward launching his own online platform!