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Miranda, played by Cynthia Nixon, wears an ultra-cool side-swept bob with a deep side part and sleek strands.

7 Best Short Haircuts for Women Over 40

Our hair is one of our best instruments of self-expression—no matter our age. But we know that as we age, our hair can become thinner, which can make it harder to manage and style. This doesn’t have to be the case, though! There are plenty of short hairstyles for women over 40 that are easy to maintain, style and wear with confidence. 

Short hair can be comfortable and low-maintenance, and offer endless styling possibilities that certainly aren’t boring! It can be chic, alluring and playful, too—and it can even highlight your beautiful cheekbones. Keep reading for more benefits of sporting short hair, plus our favorite short hairstyles for women over 40.

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Better Not Younger features a mature woman with blonde hair trying to figure out what her gift is by getting close to the box and putting her ear near it as if she is about to shake the box.

The Ultimate Holiday Hair Gift Guide

From stocking stuffers and gift sets to hair-care products that cater to all lifestyles, hair types and hairstyling habits, our ultimate holiday hair gift guide is packed with clean- and cruelty-free hair goodies designed to guarantee great hair days ahead for all the women on your gift list this holiday season.
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These delicious and fortifying gummies hold by our beautiful gray hair model, assist your body's creation of better hair from the inside out by:

What Is the Best Way To Take Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that your body makes and uses to form vital structures like skin, bones, muscles and tendons. Collagen production drops off as you get older, leading to various age-related issues like wrinkled skin, decreased flexibility, joint pain and thinning hair.

The most reliable way to replenish your body's collagen supply is through the foods you eat. Yet, taking dietary supplements can also boost your body's collagen availability. Collagen supplements are sold in multiple forms, including powders, liquids, pills and gummies.

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A loving mother and daughter with white and gray hair

7 Ways to Say Thanks, Mom

She’s a mentor, a role model, a comforting shoulder—she’s your biggest fan. Mom devoted her life to lifting you up and helping you dream big. Her selfless support of your hopes and ambitions shaped the person you are today. This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating all the moms in our lives by sharing our favorite ways to show the woman who always knows best just how special she truly is.

And for all the moms who are reading this, feel free to share this story (bookmark it, screen grab it, send a message on social) with anyone in your life still stuck for some gifting inspiration!
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A Better Not Younger Woman

Hair Care in Spring Unveiled: Revitalize Your Look

Now that spring is in the air, it’s time to strip off your winter coat, toss your hat to the back of the closet, and shake your hair out under the sun’s glorious rays. Spring brings rebirth and growth in nature, so it’s the perfect time to refresh your tresses and debut a new you! Cut it, color it, focus on your hair’s health—whatever ‘refresh’ means to you. If you’re struggling with how to start transitioning your hair-care routine from winter to spring, we’ve done the work for you. Keep reading to learn which products are a must-have for the new season and how to put your healthiest hair forward.

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How Does A Heat Protection Spray Work?

How Does A Heat Protection Spray Work?

Today, your once resilient locks are gradually becoming thinner and more vulnerable to heat damage. Many of us end up in a vicious cycle — the more we style, the more harm we cause. And the more damaged our hair, the more styling we think it requires. 

So, what can be done? Thankfully, we can protect it with a heat protection spray. This must-have product works by coating and shielding your strands against thermal damage caused by high-heat styling tools.

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How Can I Add Volume to My Thin Hair?

How Can I Add Volume to My Thin Hair?

When you reach 40-plus, your hair thins, and the reasons why this happens vary. Your ethnicity and genetics play a significant part; however, as time catches up, the quality of your hair changes. Hair cortex protein levels drop, follicle sizes contract, cuticle layers diminish, and you are left with fine or wispy hair.
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Which Serum Works Best to Strengthen Hair?

Which Serum Works Best to Strengthen Hair?

When most women discuss age-related beauty issues, they are more likely to talk about their skin looking older and less likely to talk about their hair looking older. For years ads and media campaigns have touted products targeting facial fine lines and dark spots, and only recently has the science of hair aging garnered notice from dermatological meetings.
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Are We Outliving Our Hair?

Are We Outliving Our Hair?

Understanding how hormones work has brought validation to the female experience. But there's still a lot we've missed by centering the conversation narrowly on our reproductive health. The reality is that every adjustment we find ourselves making to our beauty routine indicates something our hormones can teach us.
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The Most Powerful Beauty Secret No One's Talking About

The Most Powerful Beauty Secret No One's Talking About

For the first time ever, the forties and beyond are a time when we’ve already demonstrated what we’re capable of to others...but maybe more importantly, to ourselves. It's here we begin to feel a certain mastery over our goals in a way that inspires us to take new risks.
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