Flattering Haircuts for 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s

Need a new haircut? Take a cue from these stylish celebs and inspiring real women 

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30s: Christina Hendricks

A shoulder-length cut showcases vibrant color.

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30s: Zoe Saldana

A blunt cut draws attention to shiny, healthy hair.

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30s: Nicole Richie

Heavy bangs flatter a petite thirty-something face.

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30s: Michelle Williams

A gutsy pixie cut works well with busy lifestyles and flawless complexions.

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30s: Reese Witherspoon

An angled bob creates a strong silhouette.

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30s Real Woman: Jaime Maser

Show off thick, wavy locks with a below-the-shoulder cut.

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30s Real Woman: Mary Kate Frank

Feign fullness with a long bob-and-bang combo.

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30s Real Woman: Eleni Tzimas

A tousled short cut looks stunning with bold features.

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30s Real Woman: Ayesha Haider

Prevent thick, naturally wavy hair from looking bulky with subtle layers.

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30s Real Woman: Polly Smith

A shoulder-length bob always looks polished.

 

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40s: Jennifer Lopez

Volume-boosting layers look great curly or straight.

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40s: Viola Davis

A shaggy bob instantly softens the face.

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40s: Julia Roberts

Long waves add body and look youthful.

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40s: Julianna Marguiles

Tousled texture achieves figure-balancing fullness.

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40s: Jennifer Aniston

An off-center part creates a swinging panel of hair disguising any imperfections.

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40s Real Woman: Gail Kim

A chin-length bob flaunts petite features.

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40s Real Woman: Ginesse Spiegelman

Show off healthy locks with a long, smooth style.

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40s Real Woman: Alison Chace

A heavily layered cut that hits around the collarbone creates face-flattering softness.

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40s Real Woman: Kari Lichtenstein

A shoulder-length cut makes fine hair look thick.

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40s Real Woman: Hannah Dvir

This modified short shag looks stylish rather than severe thanks to an off-center part.

 

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50s: Julianne Moore

A long layered cut adds movement to straight tresses.

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50s: Ann Curry

A rounded bob adds oomph to fine locks.

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50s: Angela Bassett

A short shag cut makes bouncy waves easy.

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50s: Michelle Pfeiffer

A center part combined with strategic layers adds swing without looking severe.

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50s: Meredith Vieira

A long bob flatters the jawline and is easy to put up on an "off" day.

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50s Real Woman: Josseline Charas

Growing out greys? Forgo a harsh, sleek style for face-framing layers.

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50s Real Woman: Asia Janina Dyrkacz

Fine hair appears fuller when cut between the chin and the collarbone.

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50s Real Woman: Deirdre Barnes

A blunt, shoulder-skimming cut fattens limp locks.

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50s Real Woman: Tanya Pushkine

Emphasize natural texture with a well shaped, shoulder-length cut.

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50s Real Woman: Marie Bongiorno

Avoid stick straight styling which can make the face look too angular.

 

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60s: Helen Mirren

A modified pompadour (tapered slightly at the sides) creates flattering fullness at the crown. 

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60s: Goldie Hawn

Prevent bangs from looking harsh by adding choppy layers around the face.

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60s: Phylicia Rashad

A swept-back style steers eyes upward and lengthens the neck.

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60s: Susan Sarandon

Height at the crown of a midlength ’do creates a lifting effect.

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60s: Diane Keaton

Side swept, fringy bangs look modern and divert attention from imperfections around the eyes.

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60s Real Woman: Joan Jacobs

A tapered short cut opens up the face, lifts the eyes and flatters the neck. 

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60s Real Woman: Emilie Palef

A chin-length bob with bangs keeps bulk off the face without making you feel too exposed.

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60s Real Woman: Nicky Kunz

A short cropped cut is a cinch to style.

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60s Real Woman: Maria Catalano

A layered chin-length cut complements every hair type.

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60s Real Woman: Pat Gayzur

A shoulder-skimming style with long bangs will disguise damaged strands.

 

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First Published Tue, 2012-01-31 12:27

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