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Once you hit the age of 50, your requirements for a hairstyle change. Age is quite unkind to our hair. Lots of hair related issues are faced by women over the age of 50. You also may be concerned about how your hairstyle compliments your personality. You would surely want to look your best and also dignified enough for your age.

Top Hairstyles for Women over 50

Out of the myriad of hairstyles that are out there, there only a handful for women who are ageing and who really need options to look youthful. In such times, we bring you the best of the best to make your choices more vivid and classified based on the considerable aspects based on which hairstyles should be selected.

What is the best hairstyle for a 50-year-old woman?

While there are so many hairstyles for women over 50 that can look youthful and elegant, there are some favorites among women of this age group. These hairstyles have been practiced and chosen over the others for the way it exudes youthfulness. Layered bob hairstyles, sleek bob, salt and pepper curls and chandelier bob are some of the youthful hairstyles for women over 50

Layered bob hairstyle for women over 50 
Sleek bob hairstyle for women over 50 
Salt and pepper curls hairstyle for women over 50
Chandelier bob hairstyle for women over 50
Long bob with bangs hairstyle for women over 50

Check out these hairstyles to best compliment your stunning 50s!

Hairstyles for women over 50

Hairstyles for Women over 50

#1 – Simple bob – Hairstyles for older women

One of the most popular hairstyles among women over 50 is the bob. It is a hassle-free style. This versatile look is apt for any age, especially the 50s. There is something awe-inspiring about this style which women love to embrace. It works well with all types of face cuts and natural hair colours. Style your bob with gentle hair cream and you will be set for the day.

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#2 – Layered midi cut – hairstyles for women over 50

A stunning style for those women who believe age is just a number is the layered midi-cut. It makes you look glamorous. You will feel full of confidence with the bounce in your hair. Even if you have limp hair, this style will add extra volume to help your hair gain back the youthful vigour. You can have the tips razor sharpened for a dramatic feel. This styling is also suitable for any hair colour that suits your personality.  So you can enhance the look further by colouring your hair.

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#3 – Breezy locks hairstyle for women over 50

Are you a timeless beauty? Then this is the haircut for you. This style immortalizes your facial features. If you enjoy the classical, golden era, then this cut will do perfect justice to your personality. The gentle feathers take-off a year from your appearance. People will keep guessing your age. This style is appropriate for women with oval and rounded faces. If you have a square or triangular face, get the first set of feathers chin downwards.

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#4 – Straight lob hairstyle for women over 50

Are you looking for a haircut that is not only feminine and gorgeous but also appropriate for your 50s? Then the answer is the straight lob. This is such a unique style. Many women who embrace the straight lob in their 50s, stay committed to it in their 60s and 70s as well. The elegance of this style and the ease of maintenance make it a favourite among most women.

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#5 – Long bob with bangs hairstyle for women over 50

A long bob is a perfect haircut for many reasons. Sometimes, hair thinning common to women in their 50s may suffer from limp frontal hair. Under such circumstances, a bob may give an appearance of more dull hair. To address the issue, try some baby bangs. It adds a youthful charm to your look. You also will have more volume added to your hair. For a smooth finish try to keep the flyaways tucked in with a good hairspray.

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#6 – Messy updo

The name of Susan Sarandon comes to mind when you think of eternal beauty. She is known to wear her hair in the most dreamy updos. You can give this hairstyle a shot. The best thing about this style is that it looks great on all types of faces. For the most eye-catching style, team your updo with flowy, loose curls. It should frame the face and compliment your best features.

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#7 – Salt and pepper curls hairstyle for women over 50

Some lucky women can boast of perfect salt and pepper hair. When you have an almost equal proportionate distribution of black and grey hair, you get an exclusive hairstyle. Wear them in curls for a dazzling look. There is something serene about this look. This style acts as a testimony to your wisdom and pays homage to your amazing fashion sense as culminated over the years.

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#8 – Soft curls and long hair hairstyle for women over 50

If you have fallen in love with your long hair over the years, give it a makeover. Get some soft curls that will make your long hair full of bounce. This style works best with glossy and well-maintained hair. You can also try a balayage or go for 100% grey coverage.

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#9 – Sleek bob hairstyle for women over 50

An excellent hairstyle, the bob looks most elegant and trendy in its sleek avatar. But be careful when getting a sleek finish as it may let the hair fall flat on your face.  A good volumizing spray can save you from the ordeal. Apply the spray, backcomb your hair, followed by straightening the surface. Get regular trims and treat your split ends for best result.

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#10 – Mid-length charm hairstyle for women over 50

A casual and carefree style can even look charming in your 50s. This amazing hairstyle is simple yet makes a great impact. You can wear your mid-lengths with shallow layers and bangs. Comb the edges in layers. The first layer inwards, followed by the second outward layering.

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#11 – Deep part and side sweep hairstyles for women over 50

An adorable hairstyle that compliments any length is a deep part with a side sweep. It works extremely well with triangular or heart-shaped faces. Even oval to round faces look great with this style. The deep part hides away any possible thinning of hair at the crown. The side weep gives you a very chic and fashionable look. Keep the frizz away for the ultimate sleek finish.

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#12 – Sculpted bob hairstyles for women over 50

Bob is a versatile haircut that can be styled in many ways. If you want more definition added to your face, try the sculpted bob. The first layer of sculpting starts from the tip of your nose d or just below your chin. It frames your face and highlights your best features. Choose a sleek or messy style to suit your personality.

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#13 – Natural curls hairstyle for women over 50

Andie MacDowell rocks the age that she steps in. In her 50s she had immortalized her curly hair look. This style is as glamorous as it can get. A deep concern for women of this age group is thinner hair but curls bring natural volume to your style. Your hair will look healthier and more luscious. Simply brush through with a volumizing cream.

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#14 – Feathered Bob hairstyles for women over 50

Another bob hairstyle that adorns the middle-aged women is the feathered style. This fun-filled style can make any woman feel flirty, sexy and beautiful, irrespective of age. Typically the style is carried out focusing your chin area. It looks best in women with triangular facial structure.

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#15 – The bouffant bun hairstyles for women over 50

If you have a formal dinner invitation approaching, consider this look. Start with side brushing your hair, make a bouffant at the crest. Finish off with a bun with the gathered hair. If you want to avoid a messy look, spray and tuck away any possible flyaways. Use a salt based hairspray to add some sheen to the updo. There are so many amazing ways you get a bun if you have shoulder length hair.

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#16 – Classic chignon hairstyles for women over 50

This is the hairdo for weddings and festivities. This elegant updo does justice to the nape of your neck and gives you a slimmer appearance. A great thing about this style is the fact that this hairstyle is suitable for not only long hair but also medium hair as well. You can add a single rose or lily to make this style more sophisticated.

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#17 – Chandelier bob hairstyles for women over 50

The key to this hairstyle is the haircut. Iconic superstar Jodie Foster embraced this look and showed the world a wonderful way of wearing the bob. The hairstylist will cut your hair in such a manner that the hair falls like a chandelier. It compliments all face shapes and looks great on women with Auburn and warmer hair colours.

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#18 – Long and straight hairstyles for women over 50

If you are proud of your natural long and grey tresses, then why not flaunt it? If your hair has become bit wavy, smoothen with a straightener. Use a good heat protector cream before ironing. As many women in the 50 year age group suffer from brittle hair. Brush through the hair, side sweeps and secure with bobby pins. And you are ready with all your natural glory!

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#19 – French twist hairstyles for women over 50

This classical hairdo is a favourite among women of all ages. Though by the looks of it, the hairdo may appear difficult to achieve there are simpler ways to have a French twist. Gather your hair on one side. Divide it into two sections. Secure with bobby pins. Twist upwards and tuck all the loose hair. Use hairspray to get a long-lasting hairdo.

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#20 – Marylin bob hairstyles for women over 50

If you are to think of someone who always got the style right then Marylin Monroe is the obvious name you will come up with. A bob inspired by her and aptly called Marylin bob is the most glamorous hairstyle the trendy 50 years old swears by. The bob is cut in layers and it adds to the volume of the hair. Then it is combed outwards for a fresh appeal. You can even opt for a razor finish to make them look more appealing.

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#21 – Medium layered hairstyle for women over 50

This is the typical hairstyle that can be chosen by older women especially if they have long hair. The process of cutting the hair becomes easy as it does not get more short. It has a fair length and does not do a lot of changes to your hair. This hairstyle will be more suited if you have a nice texture to your hair. If you have coarse hair, we suggest you don’t opt for this as it could get hard to maintain.

Short hairstyles for women over 50

#22 – White blonde feathered hairstyle for women over 50 

Getting a feathered hairstyle when you get older is an amazing solution to thinning hair. Of Course if you have extremely thin hair this is not an option but if you’re set on making  your hair appear thicker then getting feathers should be an option. The blonde is a great addition to the feathered cut making it look all the more exotic. 

Long hairstyles for women over 50

#23 – Long choppy bob with bangs hairstyle for women over 50 

This is one of our most favorite hairstyles for its layers. The choppy bob is the perfect combo of style and comfort. It is not too short and adheres with allowing you to let it loose without having to worry about maintaining too much. The bottom line is the haircut on the whole has a certain decor on its own. 

Hairstyles for curly hair over 50

Do bangs make a woman look older or younger? 

Bangs is very subjective when it comes to women over the age of 50 as it could vary on face shape and structure. For most older women bangs is a very viable option since it adds up to style. But if you’re someone with thin long hair, we suggest you don’t get bangs as it wouldn’t compliment the volume and the length. 

#24 – Lob with swoopy bangs for women over 50 

Having swoopy layers can be the most creative you can get with your hair. Unfortunately not everyone can pull off this look as it requires a certain hair texture. If you are someone with silky smooth hair then there’s nothing to think about because this hairstyle is the perfect pick. 

Lob with swoopy bangs

#25 – Choppy blonde pixie hairstyle for women over 50 

This is the perfect choice for thick and coarse hair as it helps groom the uncontrollable curls and frizz. Make sure you consider your facial features before you actually get it cut. Choppy layers are both creative and stylish hairstyles for women over 50. 

It is also one of the best hairstyles for curly hair over 50. So embrace your curls as much as you are your age. 

Choppy blonde pixie hairstyle for women over 50

#26 –    Short auburn bob hairstyle for women over 50 

A short auburn can make you look younger than you are because of its bright colour. The short hair is a great combination with the auburn colour. If you have delicate and fine hair we suggest you don’t go for this hairstyle. 

Short auburn bob hairstyle for women over 50

#27 – Medium white blonde feathered hairstyle for women over 50 

It takes confidence to rock a white blonde when you are over 50. There is not a lot of effort that goes into the hairstyle and yet it looks so bold and elegant at the same time. Getting feathers when you get older is an amazing tip to stay young looking and radiant. Again, if you have fine hair, do not go for this hairstyle as the feathers can tend to make your hair look thinner. 

 Medium white blonde

#28 – Feathery layers and nape undercut hairstyle for women over 50 

A nape undercut can be very convenient when you get older. And the feathers are a great touch to the existing hairstyle. Make sure your layers are subtle lest you spoil the entire look. 

Feathery layers and nape undercut hairstyle for women over 50

#29 – Brown blonde layered hairstyle for women over 50 

A brown blonde can be great if you are in for a colour change. Not only does it take off the gray look but it also makes you look very contemporary and in style. You should definitely go for this style if you have strong strands. 

Brown blonde layered hairstyle for women over 50

#30 – Feather red and blonde hairstyle for women over 50 

A feathered red and blonde hairstyle is a true head turner with the way it can ooze confidence and subtlety at the same time. The red in the hairstyle is a real highlight. You can get this hairstyle if you have long or short hair irrespective of what hair type you have. The important thing is to be able to maintain these colours using some worthy products that will keep your hair strands intact. 

Blonde balayage

#31 – Blonde balayage with dynamic layers 

Blonde balayage with dynamic layers

#32 – Blonde cropped hairstyle for women over 50 

Blonde cropped hairstyle for women over 50

#33 – Platinum Balayage bob with flicked ends hairstyles for women over 50 

Balayage bob with flicked ends hairstyles for women over 50

#34 – Sweeping layers for women over 50 

 Sweeping layers for women over 50

#35 – Neat feathered pixie hairstyle for women over 50 

Neat feathered pixie hairstyle for women over 50

#36 – Reverse ombre for older women 

Reverse ombre for older women

#37 – Feathered blonde beige hairstyles for women over 50 

blonde beige hairstyles for women over 50

#38 – Shaggy copper blonde bob hairstyles for women over 50 

Shaggy copper blonde bob hairstyles for women over 50

#39 – Cute metallic blonde hairstyle for women over 50 

metallic blonde hairstyle for women over 50

#40 – Neck length razor cut hairstyle for women over 50

Neck length razor cut hairstyle for women over 50

Should women in their 50s have long hair?

Long hair does favour everyone when it is about looks but it’s not exactly the case for women over 50 since there are other changes that happen to the hair in terms of texture and graying. So we would suggest you get layers done so that it frames well and so it grows in the right sense. With layers it maintains the perfect frame for the face and is easier to groom the hair. If you opt for going for a shorter hair which depends variedly on different cultures, style sense and mindsets it can be of great help as short hairstyles for women over 50 is considered stylish and let’s face it, you have an easier time maintaining it. 

What haircut makes you look younger?

Haircuts over age depend on how the person is able to carry themselves with the particular look with respect to facial features and style. It also hugely depends on the thickness and volume of the hair. Over age it is very normal to have thinning hair so it is important to choose a haircut that keeps these aspects intact. 

Getting a shorter haircut will keep you looking youthful as it strikes out the shabby and tired look. Short hairstyles for women over 50 is something that has become a thing and we’ve got to say, they are loving it! 

While choosing a hairstyle, always keep your profession in mind. Factors like facial structure and hair quality should also be kept in mind. Anti-wrinkle creams can make you look younger after using them for long durations. However, a change in haircut can instantly take off at least 5 years of age. With the right hairstyle, you will feel more beautiful and confident.  

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