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

Hairstyles After 40: The Short Hair Edition

December 27, 2021

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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In this article How To Dye and Style Your Hair For Winter, BNY features a blonde mature woman with long hair wearing a winter coat while looking at the camera.

8 Winter Hair Coloring Tips and Tricks

December 15, 2021

Changes in season inspire change in ourselves. We set new goals and try new adventures. We update our makeup and explore new hairstyles and colors. Variety is the spice of life, after all! If you’ve been thinking about refreshing your look with a new winter hair color, we’ve got eight tips and tricks that will not only get you looking holiday-party ready but help brighten your look through the dullest winter days ahead.

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Middle age woman with amazing hair volume smiling to the camera

16 Volume-Enhancing Styling Tricks for Thin, Aging Hair

September 10, 2021

Styling your thinning hair shouldn’t be something you dread in the morning. Even though our hair thins as we age, it still has a lot of life in it—we just have to treat it a little more gently and show it a lot of love. The key to loving aging hair that has thinned is pumping up that hair volume to a 10! The process for giving your strands an extra splash of volume starts at the salon and carries through to your own hair habits at home.

Whether we’re mastering no-heat styling tricks or using every tip we know to add thickness to thinning hair, there are tons of ways to get that bit of boost. Ahead, you’ll find our favorite tricks for adding volume to even the thinnest hair—including some of our best no-heat hairstyles and hacks. Say goodbye to dull, flat hair and hello to volume!

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Whether you’re keeping things low-key with an impromptu casual brunch with the gals or packing for that annual family camping trip in the countryside, we’re here to help you discover the perfect hairstyle for every summer occasion.

7 Summer Hairstyles for 7 Summer Occasions

June 14, 2021

Summer’s heating up and this means your calendar is filling up, too. Just as you plan your outfits for each special outing, when it comes to how you’ll style your hair, not all outings are created equal! Whether you’re keeping things low-key with an impromptu casual brunch with the gals or packing for that annual family camping trip in the countryside, we’re here to help you discover the perfect hairstyle for every summer occasion.

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the side part is not only super-stylish but it’s one of the most universally flattering looks for women over 40

7 Reasons We Love the Side-Swept Look for Thinning Hair

June 04, 2021

TikTok teens may have declared the side part dead—but we have a difference of opinion on the matter. Side-part shaming aside, when we’re talking about thin, aging hair (something we know quite a bit about), we believe the side part is not only super-stylish but it’s one of the most universally flattering looks for women over 40, especially those looking to add instant volume and body to their tresses. Keeping reading for our top 7 reasons we’re embracing the side sweep.

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We’re here to talk about how to protect, style and repair your tresses in any summertime situation.

Summer Kickoff: Essential Guide to Summertime Hair Care

May 28, 2021

While many of us remember to slather on sunscreen to protect our skin in the summer sun, we don’t always think about what our hair needs. With socializing and spending more time outdoors finally part of the plan, our hair counts more than ever! 

Chlorine, saltwater and sun are all drying, so when it comes to summer hair, the keyword is moisture. A lack of moisture in our hair can lead to split ends, breakages and dandruff, as well as an overproduction of natural oils to compensate for the dehydration. 

We’re here to talk about how to protect, style and repair your tresses in any summertime situation. 

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