The age of forty is the best moment of your life to attempt your luck on all kinds of hair styles and new designs. Hairstyles for women over 40 if done correctly would be able to make you look more mature. However, long cut hairstyles for women over 40 can make you look super gorgeous and have romantic look. Now consider your current activity, whether you are a housewife or a career woman, it would define your hair style. If you have already forty years old but you still an active career woman, you might involve yourself in an artsy job. Combine the formal and funky hair cut and try to make it look a bit conservative so your everyday professional look will not be affected. You can also think about cutting off the long straight hair that you have been wearing for years into the shorter one.