Women Over 40 Are Reclaiming Their Inner Fashionista With These 35 Low Maintenance Haircuts

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: June 16, 2024

Who said that you had to sacrifice style for simplicity? Not us, that’s for sure!  

Being in your 40s, you’re beyond spending hours at the vanity every morning, trying to get the perfect style. You’ve got much more important and fulfilling things to do with your time.

But that doesn’t mean you’re ready to let yourself go! Luckily, you don’t have to! There’s an uber-easy way to reclaim your inner fashionista. A lovely, low-maintenance haircut.

With our expert-picked list of easy-breezy hairstyles for women over 40, you’re sure to find your favorite! Let’s dive in!

#1. Classic Bob

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If you’re looking for something stylish and sophisticated, there’s nothing better than a classic bob. This timeless and tasteful low-maintenance haircut with minimal layering gives a little lift to any hair type and is the perfect length to flatter all of your best facial features.

#2. Textured Lob

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Liven up your look with something voluminous and vivacious, like a textured lob. The lob (long bob) gives a complementary shoulder-length frame with a little more length than the typical bob for more versatility and choppy, textured layered for an effortlessly tousled movement that you can style in seconds.

#3. Long Pixie

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The long pixie is a super-chic take on the cool, confident pixie cut. Longer layers give this pixie a more luxurious look, with high volume and smooth texture, creating a low-maintenance look with many more styling options.

#4. Shaggy Bob

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Looking for a low-maintenance haircut with free-spirited flair? You need a shaggy bob! This hybrid hairstyle is the perfect playful look for women over 40, enhancing all hair textures with body, movement, and a whole lot of style.

#5. Blunt Bob

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Want something prim and proper? Look no further than a blunt bob, babe! Blunt-cut layers create subtle volume and sleek texture in a clean and tidy chin-length frame, giving women over 40 an instant girly-chic vibe. 

#6. Layered Lob

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The layered lob is a top-tier trendy hairstyle for women over 40 with total versatility. This lively lob has layers to bring some lift and life to any hair type for a vigorous and versatile hairstyle that makes styling your hair absolutely effortless.

#7. Short Shag

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Get something bold and edgy with a slightly retro vibe, and try a short shag. This chic take on the classic shag features short, shaggy layers that bring instant body and movement, which is particularly flattering for waves and curls.

#8. Angled Bob

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An angled bob is a modern-looking, low-maintenance haircut that instantly elevates any hair type. The shorter back brings that classic bob volume and body, which transition into long, lavish layers for a super-complementary look for your facial features.

#9. Choppy Lob

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Want something charming and casual with a contemporary twist? You need a choppy lob! This long, luxurious hairstyle for women over 40 brings choppy texture for a little edge that also makes giving your hair some life as easy as ever!

#10. Side-Parted Lob

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Shoulder length cuts like the side-parted lob are famous for blending simplicity and versatility. This lob gives you all that beloved body and movement of the lob, with a side part for that extra elegant element.

#11. Wavy Lob

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The wavy lob is one of the most popular low-maintenance haircuts for women of all ages. This long bob intensifies natural waves with full-bodied volume and movement, giving them a big-time bounce.

#12. Pixie with Long Bangs

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Modern and magnificent—that’s how we describe the pixie with long bangs. This pixie features slightly longer voluminous layers and long sweeping side bangs to flatter upper facial features, making it perfect for women over 40 who want an easy way to that edgy-chic aesthetic.

#13. Chin-Length Bob with Soft Layers

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Nothing is as elegant and easy to style as a chin-length bob with soft layers. This look features the timeless chin-length bob with soft layering for effortless volume and movement and a super chic frame that takes years off your life.

#14. Long Layers with Face-Framing Pieces

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Longer hair brings the ultimate level of versatility. But the one downfall is that it can either be flat and unflattering or take forever to style. That’s why you need long layers with face-framing pieces! Luscious and lengthy layers give a breath of life to any hair texture while keeping your styling options wide open, with face-framing pieces for a flattering finishing touch.

#15. Short Bob with Side Bangs

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Short bobs are famous for being super-chic and youthful low-maintenance haircut that adapts to any hair type and effortlessly complements almost any face shape. This bob brings that with side bangs for a subtle contemporary charm.

#16. Pixie Bob

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Two is better than one, and nothing proves that better than the pixie bob. This hybrid hairstyle perfectly blends the pixie’s exuberant texture with longer layers to replicate the bob’s charming face frame with the extreme ease of both styles.

#17. Graduated Bob

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Get a more modern take on a timeless favorite with a graduated bob. Graduated layering creates soft volume and sleek texture in a much more approachable frame than other bob haircuts, making this a particularly good fit for framing oblong or heart-shaped faces.

#18. Short Bob with Wispy Bangs

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The short bob is the ultimate low-maintenance haircut for all you ladies who want something classic with a cheeky twist. Chin-length cuts like this are incredibly flattering for women over 40, creating an instant age-defying allure. Then, wispy bangs give this bob an extra kiss of playful flair.

#19. Long Bob with Curtain Bangs

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Long, lovely, and low-maintenance—that’s how we describe the long bob with curtain bangs. This ageless style brings instant elegance through full-bodied volume and soft movement, enhanced by the chic curtain bangs.

#20. Textured Pixie with Short Bangs

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If you’re looking for a chic, confident look to energize your aesthetic, you need a textured pixie with short bangs. Highly textured layers add excitement to your hair, creating a youthful look for any hair type and face shape with virtually zero-effort styling.

#21. Short Shag with Side-Swept Bangs

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The short shag with side-swept bangs is a perky and playful style that women of all ages are raving about right now. This is one of the lowest-maintenance haircuts you can get since the spunky, shaggy layers do all the work for you, bringing bold volume and a texture for a fun, carefree vibe.

#22. Stacked Bob

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Take your look to the top with a striking stacked bob! This drop-dead gorgeous style features robust volume and smooth, silky texture, a soft kiss of dimension, and a rounded silhouette for fuller, thicker-looking hair, creating a low-effort yet high-fashion look.

#23. Feathered Pixie

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Bring some feisty but feminine flavor to your hair with a feathered pixie! Feathered layers add high volume with wispy texture for a super-chic look you can style in seconds, which is just one of the reasons this is such a popular haircut with women over 40.

#24. Side-Parted Pixie

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A side-parted pixie is a low-key look with a high impact on your aesthetic. The punchy pixie transforms flat, lifeless, straight hair with volume and sleek texture to give your look a little edge. Then, the side part gives this punchy pixie a fab and fashion-forward flair.

#25. Long Layers with Subtle Waves

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There’s nothing as timeless as long layers with subtle waves. This super low-maintenance haircut, even for straight hair, gives natural, relaxed movement, intensified by the subtle waves, for something super luxurious.

#26. Short Bob with an Undercut

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Go for a chic look with a contemporary twist with a short bob and undercut. This low-maintenance haircut features the classic bob style with an undercut for an asymmetrical modern edge that makes the cut even easier to style.

#27. Angled Lob with a Long Front

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The angled lob with a long front is a modern and sophisticated hairstyle that features longer front and shorter back layers, creating a sleek and asymmetrical silhouette. This style is perfect for women over 40 who want a low-maintenance look that adds visual interest and dimension to their hair.

#28. Textured Bob with Subtle Highlights

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Want something exquisite with a double dose of excitement? Look no further than a textured lob with subtle highlights!  This bob doesn’t need crazy layering to add dimensional life to dull hair. Subtle highlights do that and more, also bringing a sunny glow to your skin tone.

#29. Long Layers with Textured Ends

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Looking for something effortlessly elegant with just a pinch of energy? Try long layers with textured ends! This style features long lengths with layers for volume and movement and an extra whisper of texture from the textured ends.

#30. Shag with Wispy Bangs

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The shag with wispy bangs is a ravishing retro-inspired look with a modern twist. Choppy layers create vibrant volume and copy, disconnected texture, infusing a fun flair into any hair type, with wispy bangs to soften the look and highlight your eyes. 

#31. Chin-Length Hair with Soft Waves

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Need something flawlessly flattering? Go for chin-length hair with soft waves! The chin-length cut gives years back to your face by accentuating your facial features, while the soft waves bring a gentle dose of glam. Plus, the length makes getting these waves even quicker!

#32. Short Layered Cut with Subtle Bangs

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If you’re looking for something refined but radiant, you need a short layered cut with subtle bangs. Short cuts are famously low-maintenance hairstyles, with layers that create effortless volume and texture to bring your hair back to life and subtle bangs to top it off like a chic cherry on top.

#33. Shoulder-Length Cut with Face-Framing Layers

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This one’s for women over 40 who love low-profile but high-style looks! A shoulder-length cut with face-framing layers is a versatile and low-maintenance style that gives any hair type soft volume and movement in a chic face frame, magnified by the face-framing layers.

#34. Classic Pixie with Sideburns

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The classic pixie with sideburns is a go-to low-maintenance haircut that brings nothing but style and spunk! This style features cropped layers with soft, wispy sideburns to add an extra complementary element to your face.

#35. Textured Pixie with a Short Back and Long Top

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Magnificently modern. That’s how we describe the textured pixie with a short back and long top. This is another fan favorite with women over 40, featuring shorter back layers and longer top layers to add a little softness to this sparky style. 

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