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Modern shaggy hairstyles for women over 40: So cool and casual you can style the trendy shag cut!

You want to look modern and bold? Then you need a hairstyle to match! And since the shag cut is more fashionable than ever, we have collected the most beautiful shaggy hairstyles for women over 40. Whether short, medium or long – there is something for every hair length and style to choose from!

Shaggy hairstyles are on trend – and women over 40 love them

Shaggy hairstyle for women over 40 bob with bangs

We all love a bit of a retro vibe! Especially when it comes to the sassy shag cut. The wild hairstyle from the 70s has been making a big comeback in the last few years and is here to stay. The modern version is similar to the mullet, but has a less pronounced transition from short to long, making it look beautiful and elegant. For women looking for a bold haircut in their 40s, the shag cut is a great choice. The steps in the hair create volume, the shorter front section frames the face, and the playful fringe adds a great, rejuvenating accent. Sound good to you? Then take a look at the most beautiful examples of modern shaggy hairstyles for women over 40!

Modern and sassy: shaggy hairstyles for every hair length

As promised, here you can find a suitable hairstyle for every hair length. So, our collection starts with short haircuts and then moves on to medium-length and long hairstyles.

Short Shag Cut – the hairstyle for bold ladies

Mixie Cut for women over 40 sassy short haircut

The sassy mixie cut

A sassy mixie is a hairstyle for which you need the right hairdresser. This gender-neutral cut can be styled and shaped in many ways. For a feminine look, leave longer sections in front of the ear and cut the top hair in a layered fashion for extra volume. Also add a thin fringe to give the hairstyle a good shape.

Stepped bob with curtain bangs modern hairstyle for women over 40

Shaggy bob with bangs for women over 40

If you are looking for the perfect hairstyle with lots of volume and texture, consider a layered bob with bangs. If you have your short hair cut in layers with a razor, you will get different lengths of hair that will give you that effortless texture. For more volume, you can add a suitable styling product to your hairline and work it into your scalp with your hands.

The golden mean – shoulder-length shaggy hairstyles for women over 40.

Medium length shag cut on dark hair for women over 40


Medium length with wispy bangs

The medium length shag cut is a great hairstyle, for all the ladies who find their current haircut too boring and ordinary. This medium length version of the mullet is all the rage right now and has the ability to take up to 10 years off your overall look. The thin fringe is also a great way to conceal a high forehead with the first signs of wrinkles. What are you waiting for? Save the image and head to the hairdresser!

Medium length shag cut with side bangs as a low maintenance hairstyle for women over 40

Wavy shag cut for extra volume

If you are looking for a sassy yet low-maintenance hairstyle for your wavy hair, try a medium-length shag cut in combination with side bangs. This haircut is perfect for mature women who don’t have time for elaborate hairstyles, as it is easy to style and execute. A side fringe adds coverage and a flattering frame to the face.

Shaggy hairstyle for women over 40 who do not want to wear bangs


Side parting instead of bangs

Although bangs combine wonderfully with all shaggy hairstyles, they just don’t suit every woman. Side parted, shaggy hair, on the other hand, is perfect for a modern and bold look with any hair texture. If you are a woman over 40, a shag cut with side parting looks great because it frames your face and adds volume in the right places.

Shag Cut for the long mane

At 40 you can still wear your long hair without worrying about things like age! For example, how about a shaggy hairstyle?

Shag Cut for long graying hair from 40 V-Step Cut

Layered V haircut

If you have thick hair, this haircut will remove all that extra weight while adding texture and shape to your hairstyle. Ask your stylist to add several messy, textured fringes and layers that frame your face. A V-shaped cut is really just a series of layers that frame the face when the hair is brought forward, but it appears in a “V” shape when the hair is pushed all the way back.

Long shag hairstyle with feathered layers that flatter the face

Feathered Layers – the perfect shaggy hairstyle for long hair.

In a shag cut, the hair is simply layered to create volume while maintaining length. Feathered layers on a shaggy haircut refer to how it is styled. If you style the steps feathered back, they will look more wispy and often fuller. The result – a beautiful haircut that beautifully flatters your face.