Pamela Anderson, Blonde-Bombshell Pixie Cut
We’re used to seeing Pamela Anderson with long, blonde tresses but very recently the 47-year old actress went for the chop well and truly and lopped off most of her hair! She looks so glamorous with the Sharon-Stone replica cut, and you could pull this off too if you have delicate OR large facial features. You should not opt for a look this short if you have a strong chin or jawline however it might end up making you appear more masculine.
This look is super easy to take care of band suits almost all hair types you literally wake up in the morning and throw some gel or wax through it. Theres no need for straightening, curling tongs or anything like that. Plus you can even achieve the tousled look just by messing things up with your fingers.
Debra Messing, The Fiery Redhead
Lets face it, opting for a fiery red look can be somewhat overwhelming when you’re over a certain age, but the fiery red hair showed here by Debra Messing is such a beautiful shade, it would be a shame not to have tried it at least once in your life.
You will need to take into account that red hair does take quite a bit of maintenance and regular re-colouring, but you can achieve a multitude of looks with it, and cover a multitude of sins. You don’t need to worry about those greys when they are a fiery red colour, do you?
This look has been achieved on Debra Messing by plenty of backcombing to the roots, and then the ends of the hair have been pulled in and pinned, with the crown of the head lightly tousled with the fingers to give it some volume!
Gwen Stefani, Great Gatsby Inspired Hair
We still can’t believe this woman is over the age of 40 because she looks simply stunning. Her blonde bombshell look has been cut short over the years, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any options when it comes to styling.
A tight curl is achieved using either small bendy rollers or thin curling tongs, but if you have fine hair, you will need to use plenty of firm hairspray to keep the look in check.
Dannii Minogue, Pixie Cut
The other Minogue sister is another classic example of a woman that rarely gets her hair wrong and with this adorable pixie cut, she can show off her beautifully chiseled cheekbones, and beautiful big eyes. If you’re a fan of your eyes, side swept bangs such as this, is the perfect way to show it off, and the pixie cut with short-back-and-sides tends to work better on heart shaped faces. If you’ve got a particularly long face or a large forehead, you’ll need less volume and fewer products, and if you have a rounder face, something that adds a bit more volume on top is the right look for you.
Thats the thing about short hair with very few products and tools, you can achieve a multitude of looks. Is it time to go shorter?
Faith Hill Long, Big Bob
This is verging into longer length hair here, but again, is a great way to carry on that growing-out process if you’ve undergone the chop recently. Faith Hill shows the perfect way to wear medium length hair and with a few scattered layers thrown in with the beautiful caramel highlights, it frames her rather square face.
The waves are easily achieved with a large round brush with some hairspray lightly thrown in, and you can easily use a large barreled curling iron to get the look too.
Laura Wright, Short & Shaggy Bob
If you’re growing your short hair out, this is a great in between style. Set the parting just off the center and you help to slim a rounder face, but on Lauras oval face, a bit of volume and some highlights look just fabulous.
The hair has been layered to add thickness to the hair, but this look can be achieved with both thick and fine locks. Just brush it as you dry it, and add some serums to the ends and you are good to go. Its nice and easy!
Thandie Newton, Medium, Straight & Side-Swept
Thandie Newton is new to the 40-club but this 41 year old beauty isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The heart shaped face really suits the straight, simple style, and the side-swept bangs help to slim down that enlarged forehead.
The look is a very simple one to achieve. You simply give the hair a parting slightly off of centre, sweep the bangs across your forehead, straighten and finish with a glossy serum. Thandie has slight layers around her face in this picture, but if you have a rounder face shape, leaving these layers out will help to lengthen the face, rather than make it appear rounder.
Shania Twain, Super Long & Extra Glam
She might be 48 years old now but Shania Twain is still one hell of a hottie. Just look at her beautiful, long, gleaming mane in this picture. Shes a prime example of how you CAN pull off longer hair over the age of 40 and for that, we salute her!
You can achieve this look with some good quality hair extensions if you don’t already have long hair, but if you have naturally long and wavy hair, this look is perfect for you. Just add a bit of plume with some mousse, and let the hair dry in large, heated rollers and you have about the right look for the length of the hair. The front of the hair can be easily flicked out using a large barrelled curling tong, or even a round drying brush.
Charlize Theron, Super Short Cut
This bombshell has undergone quite the transformation recently and just like Pamela Anderson, has decided to go for the chop in a very big way. A side parting gives to this short hair, just enough volume here, and once again, theres no need for any special equipment to take care or style the cut. A bit of texturising cream rubbed through the ends will give you the spiky look, or you can comb it down for a more sleek effect.
Its any-time hair, for any hair type!
Jennifer Connelly, Wavy, Side-Swept Medium Hair
We love this look on Jennifer Connelly, 43, almost as much as we love her with glamorous red-carpet hair. Its rocky, edgy, and just that little bit too cool, isn’t it?
She got a layered bob here, falling just above the shoulders. This look has been achieved with rollers and some finishing serum, persuading the hair over to one side before going over it all with a wet-look gel. Its a rocky look and needs to be paired with quite the woman are you up for the challenge?