Latest Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Just because a woman turns 50, doesn’t mean she can no longer be stylish! Women of all ages pay attention to fashion trends, especially in hairstyle. The latest hairstyles for women over 50 can be short or long, dark or light. The key is getting a good cut that suits your face, and your lifestyle.

A good cut will distract attention from your eye and forehead wrinkles. It will take advantage of your natural hair texture – wavy or straight, course or fine. And it will complement your lifestyle, whether you are outdoorsy, or a social butterfly.

Color can be a great way to revitalize your hairstyle. As we age, the pigment in our hair changes. Blondes get darker, dark hair can fade, and those pesky grays start creeping in. Color, especially with highlights, can add depth and dimension to your hairstyle, and cover up those gray hairs.

Women over 50 don’t necessarily have to give up long hair. These days, short, medium and long hair can be stylish and trendy. Short hair is nice if you have an active lifestyle, and looks great on women with small features or an elegant neck. Medium hair suits all women, and allows you more variety in how you can style it. And long, wavy hair is beautiful no matter what your age.

Great Looking Hairstyles for Women Over 50

The Classic Bob


The bob is one of the most versatile hairstyles available. This classic can be worn either short, or chin length. It can be wavy or straight, with a side part or middle part. The latest celebrity bobs sport bangs, either straight or swept to one side.

This hairstyle is suitable for most head shapes. It works best with medium to thick hair, but it can be worn with thin hair also.

The Shag

Shags generally look best on medium length hair, but certainly can be shorter. This is a casual style that can range from a rock and roll look, to a more sleek understated style. It typically features choppy ends and layering around the crown.

The layering around the crown can give volume and life to fine hair. And if you have thicker hair, you will get more control with a defined style.

The most flattering shag style for women over 50 combines with the Classic Bob, to give soft rounded layers around the face.

The Pixie


Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50. The Pixie Cut is a style suited for both young and old. This short hairstyle works best for women with smaller features. Pixies can be edgy and messy or sleek and stylish. It’s most flattering for wavy or straight hair, and works with most face shapes.

The latest trends in Pixie Cuts allow for bangs in front to frame your face, and some coverage at the nape of your neck.

This easy care style requires little drying time and it’s great for women with an active lifestyle. This style will open up your face, so you may need to adjust your makeup style as well.

Graded Layers

If you are over 50 and you want longer hair, this is the style for you. It can be done with straight or curly hair, and looks best on shoulder length or longer hair.

In this style, your hair is cut a little shorter at the top of your head, and the long ends are thinned out. It gives volume to your hair, so it is an ideal style as your hair begins to thin. And when the cut begins below your jaw line, it will frame your face beautifully.