Some good hairstyles for women age 40 and older include layered long or short hair, a texturized pixie cut, medium length haircuts, sleek ponytails, and straight-across or side-swept bangs, suggests Fox News. A long bob is also a good option for a sophisticated look for a woman older than age 40, suggests Good Housekeeping. Overall, women at this age have a variety of long, medium and short options and should consider their hair's texture and their facial features.
Women in their 40s often experience changes in their hair's texture, such as having less density, thinner strands or a widening part, notes More magazine. Dealing with these issues might involve coloring the hair to make it look thicker or adding layers to make the hair have more volume. Having a long bob that is styled with a round brush or getting a haircut with texturizing both can help women in their 40s to look like they have fuller hair.
Some other issues women this age may face include fine lines on the face, so they may want to choose hairstyles that make the face look softer and don't put emphasis on the lines. Bangs, wavy hairstyles and shag haircuts are all options to help draw attention away from the lines, notes More magazine.