Just because you are in your 50’s does not imply that you cannot have gorgeous haircuts coupled with every fun color out there. As a matter of fact, this is the best time of your life to experiment as much as you can with new things, whether that is rocking bangs for the first time, trying a couple of bold new colors, or even chopping off ten inches of your long hair locks.This article show you 50 best hairstyles for women over 50, whether you have short medium or long hair.
What I advise you to do is throw all your ideas of age appropriateness out the window and fully embrace your youthful spirit as you go through this detailed enumeration. After all, that is what turning 50 is all about.
I have also decided to do something special with this enumeration. In order to help everyone out there who loves their hair in different lengths. I have divided the post into three different sections. These sections include short hairstyles for women over 50, medium hairstyles for women over 50, and long hairstyles for women over 50.
Regardless of your personal preferences and hair type, you can rest assured there is something for everyone in this post.
Without wasting any more of your time, let us skip to the main section of the post and look at the 50 best hairstyles for women over 50 years of age by starting with the short ones.
Short hairstyles for women over 50
Edgy brown blonde pixie
This short fluffy pixie coupled with an ombre boasts an astounding wispy texture which is ideal if you are looking for the best short hairstyles for women over 50 that you can try out over summer. In addition to that, in case you are looking for a low maintenance short haircut that you can sport during sunny days, then this ought to be your go-to hairstyle as well.
Hot mama layered hairstyle
One of the quickest ways to attain volume in your short hairstyle for ladies who are over 50 is to avail a straightener. In this hairstyle, work on every piece by lifting it at the roots and then consequently backcomb it in order to add the volume.
If you would like the pieces to stay lifted throughout the day, then feel free to avail a strong hold hair spray.
Side-swept fringe and short crop
Short hair is becoming more and more recurrent among young ladies, and I think the look above proves that it is for good reason. The side-swept fringe is in place to add dimension to the hairstyle
Volumized brush back
For those of you who think you cannot do anything with your extremely short hair when you’re 50, Ginnifer Goodwin is here to prove you wrong. To attain this look, this talented lady brushed her hair back and added volume to the top.
Short razored honey blonde bob
At times, the most low maintenance hairstyles are the way to go. And if you agree, then the short razored honey blonde bob is what you ought to try out next.
Short stacked dark blonde bob
If you have short length hair locks, then they will work very well with the stacked layers in the back. It is also a great way to get an extra lift if you want a lasting volume.
A classic up do
Feel free to spice up your life using a classic updo such as the one in the image above. As you can see, the textured hair locks have been parted in the middle then consequently pinned up to create the polished chignon.
In addition to that, note that perfection is usually attained through imperfections. In this case, the coils and curls that are falling out of place are precisely what gives this look the more casual feel that we all desire.
Medium hairstyles for women over 50
Messy backswept haircut
If you have a round face just like Cameron Diaz, then here is a hard to beat pearly look you should try out. This short messy bob haircut boasts a 100 percent natural and spontaneous feel. This has been topped off by the several defined top tresses that have been swept back.
If you are looking for something that will be appealing on the red carpet, then this haircut is your best bet
This is one of my favorite medium length hairstyles for women over 50. The cropped texturized bob styled shaggy is assured to entice active ladies who tend to shy away from monotonous and boring situations in life.
To complete the look, feel free to also opt for the irresistible and energetic golden blonde hair color that the nice lady has sported in the image above.
Cinnamon Red Highlights with dark hair
If you are looking for a unique medium length hairstyle for women over 50, then I strongly urge you to opt for lots of layers. Thanks to the choppy pieces, this haircut can easily qualify as a grown out bob, which, as you can tell is a very modern and cute style.
The warm-toned highlights are also a very great way to brighten up your dark hair.
Classy cream Blonde Bob
What I love most about this collar bone bob is the fact it perfectly mimics the ideal contours of the wearer’s face. It also boasts softness in every detail and line (the arched bangs).
Other features about this hairstyle worth noting include the astounding creamy hue of blonde that is bringing out the color of the eyes, the smoothed edges, and of course the flipped front pieces that meet under the lady’s chin.
Caramel and Blonde Easy Waves
As we grow older, our hair strands may start getting a bit thin, and that is why medium length hairstyles for women over 50 come to the rescue. Such hairstyles will allow you to maintain the thickness of the hairstyle through the ends.
In addition to that, this haircut is both ageless and modern.
White blonde side parted bob
Medium length hairstyles for ladies over 50 can also do extremely well with bold, stark colors, just like the one above. With this haircut, be as dramatic as you can and pick the nearly white color of blonde that you can pair with your striking polished bob cut.
The extra bonus, in this case, is the fact the snowy color of blonde will be a perfect way for you to hide your gray hair.
If you have thinner hair, then this is the perfect hairstyle for you to try out. this medium length hairstyle includes an angled cut that will look beautiful on anyone. And it can double up as a formal and informal hairstyle.
To complete the look, feel free to add in several layers and highlight in order to bring out the fuller look to the fine hair strands.
Side swept updo
Side swept bangs just like the one in the image are in place to offer you a youthful innocence that is neither cutesy nor saccharine. Instead, the hairstyle delivers a comely grace that will be perfect at any age.
Fine hair collarbone layered hairstyle
If you have fine hair, then feel free to try out this collarbone layered hairstyle for women over 50. As a general rule, it will be best if you decide on an airy and light hairstyle like the one above.
The striking hair texture in this hairstyle may look daunting, but if you style it when you’re past 50, it will leave you looking extremely confident and fearless.
One of the best looking hairstyles for women over 50 can be found in a cropped style just like the one above. Styling it is extremely simple as well.
Blonde balayage on a blunt rounded bob
At times, it is best if you keep your cut tidy and clean. If you agree with this notion, then this is the hairstyle you should adopt right away.
Perfect short blonde haircut
You have to agree, the shape of this bob is divine. Now imagine how amazing it would look on you.
Root fade for ash-blonde bob
I guarantee you will love the results when you mix a warmer tone with a cooler one in your style, just like the one above.
Classic bangs for women over 50
If you are looking for a hairstyle for women over 50 that can add volume to your hair, then this classic bang is what you’re looking for.
Cherry Red Shag
An eye-popping hair color coupled with a fun shaggy finish? Who would like to try that out? Having said that, this haircut will look better on women who boast naturally rich overall colors (hair, eyes, skin) or highly contrasting looks. If that is not the case, the haircut is just going to look a little bit too much.
Smooth layers on honey brown hair
Even though this hairstyle is on point as expected, it would be impossible for you not to notice the shade right off the bat.
Long hairstyles for women over 50
The lady in the image above is perfection, thanks to those Barbie curls. The bronzy look complements her flowing hair as if she just stepped off a beach and directly onto the red carpet.
Lovely long layers
This was the go-to hairstyle for women over 50 a couple of decades ago. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the hairstyle has gone out of style. Try it out and see for yourself.
Very blonde bob
If you style a bright platinum blonde bob on you, then you can rest assured that it will brighten and frame your face in an exceptional way. In addition to that, it is a trendy look for any age group.
Shaggy A-line Bob
Shagginess for the edges coupled with the cropped layers looks super cute when styled on slightly long hair, but the Shaggy A-line Bob above is 100 percent universally flattering for all hair lengths and face shapes.
While styling this haircut, also ensure that you define the ragged ends as shown in the image above. They are one of the main attractions of this hard to beat hairstyles.
High half up
The lady in the photo pulls of this unexpected high half-up hairstyle with poise and ease. Even though the hairstyle is considered a bit casual, the lady has managed to wear it in a way that she attains the formal look. Try holding the half-up ponytail higher than usual and the hairstyle will work for you as well.
Middle Part and Layered Crop
I have honestly come to realize that virtually any haircut will work on any beauty such as Penelope Cruz. That said, this middle part and layered crop she styled is particularly lovely. Coquettish but strangely austere at the same time, you can rest assured that the look will hit all the marks there are to hit.
Side Swept Bob
Amal Clooney has been without a doubt the style queen over the last couple of years. In this hairstyle, she tried out a swept bob that can match anyone’s awe inspiring style and personal life. If you have brunette hair, feel free to try out this hairstyle and I assure you you’ll turn heads wherever you go.
Shattered Bob Haircut
With this stylish haircut for women who are over 50, you ensure that you have every hair strand in its place and looking at a specific direction. The result, you will get the chic style above that has been further complemented by the cream and caramel blonde highlights.
The dimensional bob
The streaks of honey coupled with the platinum blonde are refreshing the skin tone of the lady and adding extra dimensions to her simple but elongated bob. To top it off, the perfect final stroke of genius in this truly classic style is the light flicks at the end.
Side swept long curls
The lady in the image above looks incredible with her long flowing locks that have been swept over to one side. To attain the shine, feel free to use your favorite oil.
Sassy side bangs
The uniqueness of this medium length hairstyle for women over 50 lies in the contrast of colors. Just make sure the highlights blend in smoothly with the main hair colors.
The curled up end sides of all layered tresses usually give off the exceptional effect of stacked tendrils. In addition to that, the blondish highlights on the medium brown base of the hairstyle are what is bringing out the hair’s astounding texture while at the same time setting off the face in an extremely flattering way.
The Ultra Shiny Curled Out Hairstyle
These days, it is extremely hard to find anything that is more gorgeous than a healthy and shiny brunette hair. The super shiny effect is what boosts the overall effect whereas the caramel dark highlights are in place to match the lady’s eyes.
If you want to accentuate the layered edges of this long hairstyle for women over 50, then feel free to curl out the ends just like the lady above.
The attractive haircut in this image promotes the naturalness and simplicity of the entire look. As you can see in the image, there are no eye-popping coloristic solutions, asymmetric bangs, or even layers.
The only thing that this hairstyle needed to make it into this enumeration is the subtle highlights, side tresses that have been tucked behind the lady’s hair, and finally the side parting.
And if there is anything that this hairstyle proves it is that the simplest shapes impress the most at times.
Red and golden layers
Slightly long hairstyles for ladies over 50 like this one are the best balance if you are used to medium length haircuts and are looking to slowly transition into long hairstyles. Hairstyles like these are known and appreciated for their ability to elongate the neck, and I bet that is exactly what makes them extremely flattering regardless of your face shape.
If you would like to give body and life to the hairstyle, feel free to add the pretty layering.
Sexy side bangs for women over 50
I loved this lady’s look. She proved my theory that sexy, soft hair locks coupled with imperfect waves are always a great idea regardless of the wearer’s face shape. So if you are looking for the perfect bangs for over 50s, then feel free to copy her style.
And remember to style the deep side part with cheek skimming and mysterious layers. Another key to this hairstyle is, of course, the tousled and volume texture. The best way to attain this is using shampoos and volumizing sprays.
Bright highlights on light brown hair
The best long hairstyles for ladies over 50 will usually look best when they are skimming the shoulder or falling just below them. This perfect length allows for sexy locks while at the same time ensuring that maintenance will not be a hassle.
A pop of color
Who said that bold hair colors need to only be reserved for young ladies? Because that person lied. Ladies in their 50s and even older can feel free to enjoy the hip hair shade trends such as the vibrant burgundy color.
To top off the look, pair the hairstyle with glasses. They will award you a sexy hipster vibe. Another option is to layer the hairstyle in a lovely cascade of youthful hair strands that can turn heads wherever one goes.
Long blonde bob
This is the best hairstyle for ladies in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s. If you are at the top of your professional game, then even better.
Blonde highlights on a curly bob
Do you think that you are too old to try out fun pop colors on your perfect hair? Then think again. This blonde highlights on a curly bob hairstyle is here to convince you otherwise.
Tousled hairstyle for fine hair
Styling thin hair can be a hassle, but not if you adopt the tousled hairstyle above.
Cute messy lob
You have to agree, this is, without a doubt, among the cutest hairstyles for ladies over 50 that you have seen this year. It is both creative and unique.
Inverted light golden blonde
What I love most about inverted light golden blonde haircuts is the fact they are extremely versatile. And they’ll make you look youthful at the same time.
Trendy long bob
Of all hairstyles for women over 50 we have looked at today, the trendy long bob is the clear winner for those who are looking for a hairstyle that will be easy to style and won’t need regular maintenance.
Colored and curled hairstyle
If your goal is to lighten up your hairstyle and rewind your age clock a little bit, then I urge you to go for this professional color the next time you visit your hairstylist. Ensure that the stylist works several caramel-colored streaks into the dark hair in a way that brightens up your face.
With this haircut, feel free to upgrade your basic hairstyle by combining the two most popular trends at the moment, ombre and balayage.