Age is just a number — don’t let it stop you from getting a hairstyle you love.

The way you style your hair changes as you get older, but now that you’re over 40, you may feel like you have to settle for something suitable for an older woman. However, just because you’re a little bit older doesn’t mean your hair has to be boring; don’t hesitate to continue trying new and exciting styles.

Jennifer Aniston’s Signature Blonde Layers_
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Jennifer Aniston's Signature Blonde Layers

Few women have been as big a beauty inspiration as Jennifer Aniston. Take a page out of her book once more and opt for long, subtle layers with blonde highlights.

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Charlize Theron’s Asymetrical Bob_
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Charlize Theron's Wavy Asymmetrical Bob

If you prefer a shorter look, follow Charlize Theron’s lead. Her asymmetrical bob is still long enough to style however you like.

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JLo’s Dyed Long Bob
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JLo's Dyed Long Bob

The past few years, the long bob — often called a “lob” — has been one of the most popular women’s hairstyles. Update it by dyeing your lob like JLo’s, with warm shades of blonde and gold.

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Lana Parrilla Wavy Bob
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Lana Parrilla Wavy Bob

The bob is a classic and sophisticated length for any older woman. However, you can keep it youthful by adding short curls and waves.

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Keri Russell Wavy Bob
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Keri Russell Wavy Bob

A ‘do with plenty of volume is a simple way to combat any signs of aging on your face. Ask for a bob with layers; when curled, this will help add plenty of bounce and volume to your hair.

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Denise Richards’ Long Layered Locks
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Denise Richards' Long Layered Locks

Try rocking long, bouncy curls like Denise Richards. It is a youthful look but parting your hair down the center can add some maturity to your ‘do.

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Halle Berry’s Brunette Messy Shag
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Halle Berry's Brunette Messy Shag

A shag is a perfect low-maintenance hairstyle for a busy woman. It looks great whether it’s polished or messy. For some extra flair, consider getting versatile bangs like Halle Berry.

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Angelina Jolie’s Relaxed Wavy Half Up
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Angelina Jolie's Relaxed Wavy Half Up

Don’t be afraid to let your hair get a little chaotic! A mixture of messy waves and curls can give your hair depth and texture while still looking refined.

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Jennifer Garner’s Side Part Soft Waves
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Jennifer Garner's Side Part Soft Waves

Side parts are universally flattering. Combined with some soft waves like Jennifer Garner’s, it’s a style that can work well for women of any age.

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Victoria Beckham’s Angular Bob
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Victoria Beckham's Angular Bob

For a look that’s equal parts classy and edgy, get an angular bob like Victoria Beckham. The sleek style is incredibly sophisticated but just a little out of the ordinary.

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Sofia Vergara’s Dark Curls
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Sofia Vergara's Dark Curls

Blondes don’t always have more fun. Follow Sofia Vergara’s lead and let your dark hair grow long, then style it with tight curls.

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Sarah Rafferty’s Soft Waves
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Sarah Rafferty's Soft Waves

Whether you’re a redhead or not, get your hair as smooth and shiny as possible before curling for this refined ‘do. Though Sarah Rafferty often prefers a deep side part, this look can look great with a center part too.

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Charlize Theron’s Layered Crop
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Charlize Theron's Layered Crop

For a look that’s low-maintenance and saves time, try a short, layered crop. On mornings when you have a bit of extra time, try curling it for some extra volume and texture.

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Drew Barrymore’s Wavy Red Layers
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Drew Barrymore's Wavy Red Layers

The key to Drew Barrymore’s waves? Layers, and volume. Ask your stylist to add plenty of layers, which will add volume when curled.

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Heidi Klum’s Front Layers
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Heidi Klum's Front Layers
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Jessica Chastain’s Strawberry Blonde Long Bob
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Jessica Chastain's Strawberry Blonde Long Bob
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Heike Makatsch’s Wavy Bob
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Heike Makatsch's Wavy Bob
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Kate Walsh’s Signature Red Locks
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Kate Walsh's Signature Red Locks
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Louise Lombard’s Daint Curls and Side Part
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Louise Lombard's Daint Curls and Side Part
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Cate Blanchett’s Sleek Waves
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Cate Blanchett's Sleek Waves
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Zoe Saldana’s Dark Soft Waves and Mid-Part
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Zoe Saldana's Dark Soft Waves and Mid-Part
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Katie Holmes’ Neat Top Bun
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Katie Holmes' Neat Top Bun
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Nicole Scherzinger over Side-Swept Long Curls
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Nicole Scherzinger over Side-Swept Long Curls
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Elizabeth Banks’ Very Blonde Bob
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Elizabeth Banks' Very Blonde Bob
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Tyra Banks’ Lovely Long Layers
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Tyra Banks' Lovely Long Layers
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Elle MacPherson’s Barbie Curls
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Elle MacPherson's Barbie Curls
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Ginnifer Goodwin’s Volumized Brush-Back
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Ginnifer Goodwin's Volumized Brush-Back
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Rachel McAdams’ Side-Swept Up Do
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Rachel McAdams' Side-Swept Up Do
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Rose McGowan’s Short Crop and Side-Swept Fringe
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Rose McGowan's Short Crop and Side-Swept Fringe
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Amal Clooney’s Side Swept Bob
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Amal Clooney's Side Swept Bob
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