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The Best Hairstyles for Women Over 50

As you get older, there so many new beauty concerns to consider. You’re faced with changing your skin care routine to combat signs of aging, dealing with gray hair coverage, and finding makeupproducts that won’t sink into your fine lines and wrinkles. Phew! But change doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Maybe you’ll find the perfect weightless face powder in the process, or finally land on the haircut you should have always had. In fact, we highly advise embracing your age as an opportunity to revamp your beauty look. Want somewhere to start? Why not refresh your mane with one of the best hairstyles for older women? Below, we’re sharing nine of our favorite hairstyles and haircuts for women over 50.

BEST SHORT HAIRSTYLES FOR WOMEN OVER 50

First thing’s first—let’s cover the best short hairstyles for women over 50!

HAIRSTYLE #1: Textured pixie

A pixie cut is one of the most popular hairstyles for older women, and with good reason! This timeless cut is seriously low-maintenance—and who has tons of extra time to perfect their mane every day? Not us! Add a fun and flirty twist to this classic ‘do by rocking a textured pixie. Simply grab a hair pomade, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty, and use your fingers to work it through your hair and accentuate your layers. The messier, the better!

HAIRSTYLE #2: Copper bob

Another popular short hairstyle for older women, we’re huge fans of this trendy twist on the bob. Copper is one of the hottest hair colors for 2019, and it just so happens to be the perfect way to add a lively, youthful touch to your mane. Color your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper.

HAIRSTYLE #3: Silver pixie

Another popular hair color trend, silver hair is the color for 2019. Even better, it’s the perfect way to embrace your grays while giving them a major upgrade! Who said getting older meant your hairstyle had to be boring? We’d say older = bolder! Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver or the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying + Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde.

BEST MEDIUM HAIRSTYLES FOR WOMEN OVER 50

Prefer a medium length mane? We’ve got you covered. Here are the best medium hairstyles and haircuts for women over 50.

HAIRSTYLE #4: Shoulder length with bangs

A shoulder-length cut is a foolproof option for women over 50—and even more so with some bangs! Whether you pair your shoulder-skimming strands with curtain bangs or side-swept bangs is up to you, both options make for an easy way to update your hairstyle without committing to a big chop. Even better, this hairstyle can be used as a hack to help hide those pesky forehead wrinkles!

HAIRSTYLE #5: Angled Lob

As you get older, your hair can become thinner and begin to lack volume—yikes! Counteract these hair aging traits with a lob hairstyle. This ‘do is a modern and youthful way to try out a medium length hairstyle. Shorter in the back and slightly longer at the front, the cut will also add volume to your mane. Score! Not sure if this is the right look for you? Fake it to find out if it is! Here’s How to Wear a Faux Lob Hairstyle.

HAIRSTYLE #6: Shaggy layers

Layers are another foolproof way to add volume to your mane—and shaggy layers happen to be one of the best medium hairstyles for women over 50. They’re messy, carefree, and easy to style—all in all, it’s the perfect way to play up your youthful side!

BEST LONG HAIRSTYLES FOR WOMEN OVER 50

Want to keep your hair long? We’re all about it! Give one of these long hairstyles for women over 50 a try.

HAIRSTYLE #7: Long layers

While you tend to associate shorter styles with older women, long layers can be extremely flattering on people of any age. The best part is, you have plenty of options, from shaggy to face-framing, when it comes to this style.  

HAIRSTYLE #8: Voluminous curls

Voluminous curls are fit for nearly any occasion. This volumized hairstyle will add body and movement to your long hair, which is perfect if your hair has started to thin. Here’s How to Create Voluminous Curls on Any Hair Type.

HAIRSTYLE #9: side-swept bangs

Another way to add some shape to your long locks is with side-swept bangs. These wispy bangs can help camouflage wrinkles and age spots on your forehead while taking your long strands to the next level.

Next, let’s focus on your makeup! Here are 8 Makeup Tips for Women Over 50.