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