Short Blonde Balayage Hairstyles for Women Over 40

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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Hairstyles for women over 40 do not have to be boring. Nor do they have to be super short and sleek. 40 is the new 30 so it’s time to show off your style with confidence!

Years ago it was almost an unspoken rule that women of a certain age should cut their hair short and leave very little imagination when it comes to styling. Page-boy haircuts and short pixies were very common, but they basically adhered to a very simple and clean-cut style.  

And what better what to spruce up your style than to go blonde? From soft and romantic subtle blonde highlights or lowlights to multi-toned balayage hues, there are dozens of ways to add life to your tresses while making you look and feel years younger!

If you don’t mind a little bit of upkeep, these short hairstyles for women over 40 are worth every trip to the salon. Of course a shorter style will require frequent trims, but we promise you that you will love your youthful new style!

If you have always wanted to go blonde, but haven’t yet taken the plunge, now is the perfect time. Blonde hair is very in this year and with all of the new styling and coloring techniques, you will be able to find a hue that will suit your style and personality!

So rock those short blonde locks, get a mani-pedi,  throw on your sexy black dress and favorite heels and show ‘em that you still have spunk!

Check out our favorite short blonde hairstyles for women over 40 and get ready to embrace a sexy new style this season! 

5 Sassy Short Blonde Hairstyles For Women Over 40 To Instil Confidence in 2018

1. Flipped Out Buttery Blonde Wavy Short Bob

This short hairstyle is so youthful and fun. The pretty combo of white and buttery blonde tones combine for a shade that shimmers like gold in the sunlight. As well, they will depth and distance to those with fine or thinner tresses.  Ask your stylist to cut your hair slightly shorter in the back with varying layers throughout to add body.

To style, add a texturizing product and blow dry with a round brush to add volume. Then use a large barrelled curling iron to flip out your ends a more tousled carefree look that says you still have a lot of spunk left. And if you can pull off this stunning platinum blonde hue, you’ll be sure to drive men wild with passion!

2. Sleek and Straight Platinum Blonde Bob

A classic bob haircut is always in stylish, no matter how old you are. If you prefer a more refined and sophisticated style, this sleek classic bob might be just what you need.  This traditional graduated bob is angled ever-so-slightly and styled straight for a clean and polished look. The blonde balayage tones with dark roots and undertones gives it a contemporary look that is still soft and feminine.

To style, simply blow dry straight with a round brush and then smooth out with a flat iron so your hair will be sleek and shiny Don’t forget to add a shine serum for extra sheen!

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 3. Platinum Blonde Short Tousled Bob

If you are feeling that it’s time to go for a shorter look,, you don’t have to forgo style for a sensible yet sassy style! This shorter angled bob will add a ton of volume and movement to your hair. Ask your hairdresser for a slight undercut in the back to add fullness to your tresses. And if you don’t want to go all-over blonde, opt for darker undertones with soft blonde highlights for a multi-dimensional effect.

To style, blow dry your hair with a round brush and lift your roots for added body. Then fun your fingers through your hair for a slightly unkempt tousled look that will drive men wild!

4. Choppy Dirty Blonde Bob

If you are feeling a bit more daring and want to show off your inner punk rock goddess, this piecey lob is a bit more edgy. The choppy layers add a ton of volume and the tousled tresses give it a youthful vibe that will make you feel like you are back in high school!

And if you aren’t feeling the platinum blonde vibe, this dirty blonde ombre fade with dark roots and honey and strawberry blonde tones is a bit more contemporary.

To style, just add some sea salt spray and run your fingers through your hair. Bonus points if you have natural wavy or curly tresses as this will add more depth and dimension to your style!

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5. Feathered Golden Blonde Tresses

If you are looking for a short hairstyle that still has some oomph, this featured short haircut is both sassy and sophisticated. The feathered waves harken back to the 70s and 80s when feathered locks were all the rage.

Ask your stylist for short choppy layers that you can easily flip back to achieve this pretty feather effect. And if you want to embrace your inner blonde bombshell, ask for multiple shades of blonde with darker tones underneath and paler shades of blonde on top.

To style, add a texturizing mousse, and blow dry your hair, flipping back the ends and back to add volume. Finish it off with a curling iron or even use your flat iron to perfect this feathered effect that shows you have both sass and class!

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Have we inspired you with our chic and sexy blonde hairstyles for women over 40? We hope you are feeling empowered and confident enough to go blonde and recapture the days of your youth!

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