When you realize that you are over 30, you naturally start thinking of new ways to cut and style your hair that will not only flatter you but which will be easy to maintain, especially if you are a very busy woman. This is precisely why we have decided to come up with a comprehensive list of classy and fancy short hairstyles for women over 30 who want to feel beautiful and comfortable at the same time.
Even though you might not have one extra hour every morning to put into styling your hair when you are balancing your personal and professional life, you don’t have to stop caring about yourself, your looks, and your good spirit. So, here we go, be inspired, be yourself!
I. Short Straight Hairstyles for Women Over 30
1. Asymmetrical Side-Parted Bob Cut
This asymmetrical side-parted straight bob cut is the best way to start our list of short hairstyles for women over 30. It’s cool, modern, versatile, and it will make you feel like a star thanks to that carefree vibe it offers.
2. Asymmetrical Straight Short Hairstyles (6 styles)
These asymmetrical straight short hairstyles are definitely worth considering in case you want to make a change and chop off your locks. If your hair is naturally straight, making any of those look perfect will be easy. Regardless if you are into layered or classic hairstyles, all six of those can inspire you to make the best choice for you. The side-parted bangs are a common feature of these hairstyles, so you may want to consider that too.
3. Straight Middle-Parted Long Bob Cut
A long and straight bob cut is exactly what you need for those busy days when you don’t really have the time to style your locks. This middle-parted hairstyle is amazing because it looks good if you only just brush it in the morning.
4. Straight Side-Parted Bob Cut
Speaking of straight bob cuts, if you are a fan of side-parted hairstyles, this one might suit you better. Again, it’s extremely low-maintenance, wearable, adaptable to any outfit, and looks amazing in just a few minutes.
5. Straight Side-Parted Long Bob Cut
In case a classic bob cut doesn’t flatter you or if you simply don’t like having your hair that short, you can try the same hairstyle but longer. This side-parted long bob is feminine, versatile, good for all occasions, and perfect for a woman over 30.
6. Straight Side-Parted Short Hairstyle & Pixie Cut for Thin Hair (2 styles)
These are two options that you can choose from in case your hair is naturally thin, straight, and lacks volume. The first one is a simple and very short side-parted hairstyle that you can adapt according to your preferences while the second one is a funky pixie cut with baby razor cut bangs and long sides.
7. Straight Side-Parted Pixie Cut
Another straight pixie cut that you can try if you are over 30 is this side-parted one that looks amazing with elegant and floral dresses and with some subtle but cute accessories. Also, keep your makeup natural-looking and simply let the hairstyle do the talking for you.
8. Straight Bowl Cut
Regardless of what some might think, bowl cuts are still pretty much trendy and will look cool and feminine if styled right. For example, this straight-cut one with a cute accessory on the side and that iconic red lip is to die for!
9. Pixie Cut with Side and Nape Undercut
Another straight pixie cut that you can try if you are more of the edgy, rock chick type is this side-parted one with a side and nape undercut. If you are over 30 this doesn’t mean that you cannot still dress like you are younger and express your personality.
10. Thin Side-Parted Pixie Cut
For the ladies over 30 out there who have very thin and dull-looking hair, this side-parted pixie cut is a perfect choice if you want to make a big hairstyle change. It’s super easy to style and accessorize because it’s just so versatile and timeless.
11. Straight Voluminous Side-Parted Pixie Cut and Bob (2 styles)
As you can see, you can go from a voluminous side-parted bob cut to an asymmetrical and equally voluminous pixie in the blink of an eye. You can also make your choice based on how long you want your hair to be after you’re finished with your big hairstyle change.
12. Straight Boyish Pixie Cut
For those ladies over 30 who really love that whole boyish vibe and don’t want to spend too much time on their hair, this elegant and feminine pixie cut is definitely amazing! The baby bangs add that unique charm and the short length allows you to play with accessories and makeup looks.
13. Straight Pixie Cut with Long Side Part
For those of you who feel a little bit rebellious in your 30s, you can choose this cool pixie cut which has a long side that you can style however you want while the other side of your head is rather short. Certainly, a versatile and chameleonic look!
II. Short Wavy Hairstyles for Women Over 30
14. Wavy Side-Parted Long Bob Cut
Moving on to wavy short hairstyles for women over 30, this side-parted long bob cut can actually be the main representation of what such a hairstyle means. It’s low-maintenance, pretty, versatile, and definitely looks good in any circumstance.
15. Wavy Middle-Parted Short and Long Bob Cuts (2 styles)
Here we have two types of wavy bob cuts, a classic short one and a slightly longer one, in case you don’t want your locks to be too short. Both of them are simple, easy to wear, middle-parted, and can be styled using only some hair mousse for extra definition and volume.
16. Wavy Side-Parted Long Pixie Cut
This one is a wavy side-parted long pixie cut, perfect for those of you who don’t feel like committing to a super short hairstyle, at least for now. This one is very stylish, youthful, and it can be altered to become either more elegant or edgier. It’s all up to you! And because age is just a number, take a look also on these chic and sassy hair ideas.
17. Wavy Boyish Pixie Cut
If after 30 you want to go down the boyish hairstyle route, meaning getting a pixie that is extremely low-maintenance and cool, this wavy one can be a perfect choice. You can part it however you want and just run your fingers through it to obtain the desired result.
18. Wavy & Voluminous Short Hairstyle with Bangs
If your hair is naturally wavy and has a lot of volume, you can definitely go for this short hairstyle with bangs that will flatter your features while also being incredibly stylish and cool. In fact, this is one of those timeless looks that never get old.
19. Super Short Wavy Pixie Cuts (2 styles)
These two super short wavy pixie cuts are very simple, classic in a way, and low-maintenance. Moreover, you can certainly conquer the world with such a hairstyle because it’s so wearable and adaptable that you will never want to grow your hair again.
20. Wavy Long Bob with Blunt Bangs
This is another version of the long wavy bob cut only this time it has those gorgeous and mysterious blunt bangs that look even better if your hair is on the thicker side. Other than that, a crazy color like this light purple can make your hairstyle stand out even more, even after 30.
21. Wavy Short Shag Hairstyles for Women Over 30 with Baby Bangs
If you want to go the French way, choose this short wavy hairstyle that actually resembles a shag haircut and add in those baby bangs for extra charm. Even after 30, with such a haircut you will turn back the hands of time and you will feel like you’re in high school again.
III. Short Curly Hairstyles for Women Over 30
22. Afro Pixie Cut Hairstyles
Finally, when it comes to curly hair, afro textures are probably the most gorgeous if you want to cut your locks after 30. This afro pixie cut stands proof of just how cool this hair texture can look on very short hair.
23. Afro Short Hairstyles for Women Over 30 with Bangs
But the afro texture can also look good when the hair goes below your ears in a fluffy and round short hairstyle that will make many people jealous. The bangs on this one are also incredibly curly and cute.
24. Curly Side-Parted Short Pixie Cut Hairstyles for Women Over 30
After 30, you can also count on a curly side-parted pixie cut to get you out of any hair trouble because it’s such a trendy and cool hairstyle. You can wear it in any combination and it requires minimal styling, maybe just some hair mousse.
25. Curly Side-Parted Short Hairstyles for Women Over 30
Another easy-to-create short and curly hairstyle that you can wear after 30 is this side-parted one. It is super low-maintenance, pretty, works well with any outfit, be it casual or elegant, and makes you feel like a teenager again.
26. Voluminous Curly and Afro Short Hairstyles (6 styles)
These six voluminous hairstyles work for both curly and afro hair textures. They are all rather short but still fluffy and big and you can certainly alter them to suit your preferences and personal style. From the curly side- or middle-parted ones that go down to your shoulders to those shorter afro ones that remind us of the ‘80s, you will undoubtedly find your inspiration by looking through these hairstyles.
27. Side-Parted Short Curly Pixie Cut Hairstyles for Women Over 30
This short side-parted curly hairstyle is very vintage, cute and it actually goes really well with some thick hoop earrings and minimal makeup, the French way. Just add some hair mousse for some extra definition for your bouncy ringlets and you’re all set.
28. Pink & Messy Short Curly Pixie Cut Hairstyles for Women Over 30
Who says that if you are over 30 you cannot simply dye your curly pixie a bright shade of pink? Exactly, nobody! So, what are you waiting for? Pick your fighter and make that bold move that you’ve wanted to make for so long. Make it messy and bold, just how you like it!
29. Short Retro Curly Pixie Hairstyles for Women Over 30 with Headband
The whole vintage retro vibe is going strong right now and you can definitely follow that trend by getting a curly pixie cut and adorning it with a cool headband. You will suddenly become a pin-up girl by following some modern trends. Cool!
30. Short Curly Pixie Hairstyles for Women Over 30 with Side and Nape Undercut
This type of curly pixie cut is bold and very rock n’ roll so you’d better be ready for when the hairdresser starts shaving your sides and your nape area. It’s all in the name of fashion and for you to feel good in your own skin. It’s definitely worth it!
31. Pompadour-Like Curly Pixie Cut with Short Sides
The pompadour hairstyle was first invented for men but, as the years passed, women started wearing it too, and now it’s a fashion staple and a symbol of those who a rebellious and non-conformists. This pompadour-like curly pixie draws from that and makes you look like a million bucks!
32. Fluffy Curly Short Hairstyles for Women Over 30 (with and without bangs)
These two fluffy and curly short hairstyles are rather similar in nature. However, depending on what you like, one has curly bangs while the other is middle-parted with no bangs over the forehead whatsoever. It’s your choice to make!
33. Short Curly Shag with Curtain Bangs
This is yet another short and curly shag-like hairstyle that will bring back some old times’ nostalgia with the help of a rather actual look. The curtain bangs are still very much in even if they were also trendy a few years ago too.
34. Short Curly Hairstyles for Women Over 30 with Curly Baby Bangs
This short and curly hairstyle is very tame and romantic and definitely perfect for a woman who loves wearing flowy dresses and putting on red lipstick. Moreover, the curly baby bangs make it even cuter and more actual.
35. Blonde Afro Short Hairstyles for Women Over 30 with Bangs
To end our list with a bang, this blonde afro short hairstyle is certainly worth trying if your hair has that amazing texture and if you want a big hairstyle change. It also has curly bangs and that charm that will be hard to replicate by anybody else.
All in all, this list of classy and fancy short hairstyles for women over 30 is nothing more but a selection of haircuts that are meant to not only inspire you in your hunt for the perfect style but to also encourage you to take that step and cut off your locks. Your 30s are a time for changes, you become a truly responsible adult who maybe has a family now and it’s up to you to make the best choice. Your hair? That is your own tool to play with and decide what you want to do with it next. Good luck!