Mid-Length Hairstyles for Over 40: 20 Glamorous Ideas to Try in 2023

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

You are forty and looking for the perfect easy-to-manage, yet stylish hairstyle? Can’t decide which one would fit your hair texture and length best? I think some glamorous ideas for mid-length hairstyles for over 40 will make your choice a lot easier! Keeping your hair in a medium length gives you a functional and easy to style option. You can wear your hair down when you feel like it, or tie it up when you are working. Find the top 20 ideas for mid-length hairstyles chosen by our editors for women in their 40s now!

Mid-length hairstyles for over 40 ideas 2023

choppy hairstyle with side part for women in their 40s

If you want to spice up your look after 40, opt for a glamorous mid-length hairstyle with choppy layers and a deep side-part. The side-part will add an edge to your apperance, making you look younger. This layered cut is easy to maintain and style.

Sleek brunette bob haircut over 40

medium length sleek brunette hairstyle

When it comes to picking out a haircut that can suit almost anyone, the bob cut is the one you need. A classic bob, when cut skilfully, can look good on both straight and curly hair. If you have straight hair, consider wearing it sleek for a stylish look. You can also try a trendy layered bob that also suits all hair types. Leave it looking messy for a youthful look.

Heavily layered curls with highlights

medium brown balayage with loose curls

Well, ain’t this hairstyle amazing! If you want to look glamorous in your 40s, consider going for a heavily-layered medium-length haircut, and wear it in beautiful curls. Adding a few hand-painted highlights around your face will make your hairstyle even more flattering, as they will brighten up your whole appearance. How can you say no to that?

Shoulder-length cut for women in their 40s

chic shoulder length bob haircut for women over 40

Wondering how to style shoulder-length hair? Opt for a cut that has longer layers at the front, which will shape your face, and create volume in your hair. To keep it looking voluminous throughout the day, use a light-weight volumizing spray onto wet hair. You can also create body for your hair with a round brush. Make sure you get regular trims to keep the cut looking sharp.

Wavy mid-length cut with bangs & highlights

blonde highlights on a medium hair with bangs

Looking for some ideas on mid-length hairstyles with bangs for women over 40? Consider spicing up your medium lengths with a full face-framing fringe. A fringe will help hide forehead wrinkles if you have any. The addition of a few blonde highlights to your brunette hair will add depth and dimension to your natural hair colour.

Choppy mid-length hairstyles for over 40

hairstyles for women in their 40s

Choppy hairstyles really do take off a few years of your age. Consider trying a choppy long bob cut, with face-framing layers. This haircut is a great choice for women with thinner hair who want to add some volume and movement to it. As always, some eye-catching highlights wouldn’t hurt.

Straight mid-part cut for over 40 with glasses

asymmetrical bob for women over 40 with glasses

In need of mid-length hairstyles for over 40 with glasses? We got you covered for that as well! If you have naturally straight hair, mix it up a bit with a high-low cut and wear it with a mid-part. Use a shine and texturizing spray to make your hair shiny and smooth. To keep it looking sharp, go for a trim every 5–7 weeks.

Blonde balayage with money piece hairstyle

balayage for medium length hair for 40 year olds

Wondering how to make a blonde balayage even more flattering? Consider adding money-piece highlights. A money piece is a colouring technique that highlights the front pieces of your hair to brighten your look and nicely frame your face. Combining it with a beautiful blonde balayage, will result in a glamorous and youthful hairstyle for a woman over 40.

Mid-length concave layers for women over 40

mid length brunette hairstyle

Have you heard about the trendy concave layers cut? The technique behind concave layering, is about leaving longer layers on the outside of your hair and shorter ones at the crown. This creates the illusion of fuller hair. It’s a great hairstyle choice for women in their 40s with mid-length hair, especially if you include some thin highlights to make the cut even more eye-catching.

Platinum waves over 40 for mid-length hair

 platinum blonde beach waves medium length hair

Looking for more ways to look younger in your 40s? Why not try a platinum blonde medium-length hairstyle with beautiful beach waves? This one is especially flattering for women with fine hair. The shiny colour and wavy style make your hair look fuller. To get it, ask your hair stylist for baby lights with a honey-blonde tone. Style it with a large barrel iron to get the waves.

More mid-length hairstyles for over 40 ideas 2023

mid length hair with bangs for women over 40

Opt for a beautiful red hair colour to look younger

red hairstyles for women over 40

Salt and pepper mid-length ombre to hide your grays

shoulder length hair with salt and pepper balayage

Mid-length haircut for thick curls with glasses

thick curls with highlights for 40 year olds

Youthful blonde hairstyle with feathered layers over 40

mid length blonde haircut with feathered layers for womn in their 40s

Long bob with bangs mid-length hairstyles for over 40 with fine hair

long bob with fringe for a woman over 40

Mid-length shaggy hair with bottleneck fringe 

mid length shaggy cut with bottleneck fringe bangs for older women

Thick medium-length curls for women over 40 with glasses

mid length thick curls for women over 40 with glasses

Gorgeous ombre hairstyle for women over 40

ombre on medium length hair for over 40

Shoulder-length blonde balayage hair with money piece

shoulder length blonde balayage with a middle part




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at Deavita.net since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at Deavita.net, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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