50 Hot Hairstyles and Haircuts For Women Over 50

Published By Brooke
Updated 04-15-2020

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2. Shoulder Length Swept Back Layers

Shoulder Length Swept Back Layers

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The shoulder-length cut is ideal for a lot of women that like enough hair to style but want manageability as well. Swept-back layers add softness to your look.

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It's time to embrace your natural beauty, and finding a timeless, classy hairstyle is the first step. Whether you haven't updated your look in years, or you simply want to try something new, these hairstyles and haircuts for women over 50 will inspire you to head straight to the salon.

Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 If you're over 50, you can still turn heads with your hairstyle - and we're here to help you do so. Typically, the "safest" hairstyles for women over fifty are short bobs and medium length haircuts. These can be paired with wispy bangs and soft, face-framing layers. However, if you want to stand out a bit more, you can rock a long hairstyle with layers or a vibrant new hair color. Whichever way you decide to go, you'll find something in our list of 50 Hairstyles for Women Over 50 that are simple yet stylish for 2020.

1. Short Tucked Layered Bob

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 1 Instagram:hairmagicianlaura A shorter cut with lighter hair color can make you appear a lot younger than you are. Sharon Stone in the above picture is well over 50 yet could pass for a woman 20 years younger. This cute bob is easy to style.

2. Shoulder Length Swept Back Layers

Shoulder Length Swept Back Layers Instagram: kasey.thehairartist The shoulder-length cut is ideal for a lot of women that like enough hair to style but want manageability as well. Swept-back layers add softness to your look.

3. Highlighted Mid-Length Graduated Bob

Highlighted Mid-Length Graduated Bob Instagram: healthyheadco This is a short look, but the color is what makes it so amazing. You can be out the door in minutes, and it is so easy to maintain. Carefully placed custom highlights add an edginess and fashion-forward style you have to love. Hair Color Tip: Try using a Purple shampoo, It Helps maintain Cool blonde highlights in between salon visits

4. Sea Salt Textured Bob

Sea Salt Textured Bob Instagram:Hairbrained_offical

5. White Short Bob With Layers

White Short Bob With Layers Instagram: firephoenixhair. If you want a super cut face-framing cut that flatters then ask your stylist to leave longer layers in the front and shorter in the back. Highlights are a nice touch as well.

6. Diane Keaton's Short Bob With Bangs

Diane Keaton's Short Bob With Bangs   This look is nothing short of classy. It's one of our favorite hairstyles for women over 50, and the layers add volume while the bangs draw attention to the eyes.

7. Long Pixie

Long Pixie If you are lucky enough to have thick hair, then this is a cut that can emphasize the beauty of your hair while allowing for manageability. We love this color, but there is a lot more you can do with it at the colorist.

8. Very Short Textured Pixie

Very Short Textured Pixie Instagram:colorgeeksalon Very shortcuts offer texture and showcase the face, and they have the major plus of being super easy to maintain with the occasional trim. Some fun foil highlights can add interest.

9. Rounded Face Framing Bob

Rounded Face Framing Bob 50 plus Instagram: blendedbeautifullybymisty The tapered layers and bangs put your face front and center. The bangs can hide a larger forehead with ease if this is an area of concern.

10. Below The Shoulders With Side Swept Bangs

Below The Shoulders With Side Swept Bangs Christie Brinkley knows style and this longer look shows that length can look elegant on a lady over 50. Side swept bangs make it look like you put more effort into this medium length hairstyle than you did.

11. Short Curly Wild Bob

Short Curly Wild Bob over 50 This is one of the most fun, flirty hairstyles for women over 50! Short curls have a lot of style and are very feminine. If your hair is already short, you may want to grow it out some as curls decrease length.

12. Long Gray Elegance

Long Gray Elegance Instagram: silverbeauty.michelle Very long gray hair is one of the most beautiful hairstyles for women over 50 if you still have the volume to pull it off. This is good for thick-haired women that love it long.

13. High Volume Layered Lob

High Volume Layered Lob Instagram:janabullardcoach Lots of layers and elegance are characteristic of this style. It is edgy but still totally right for a woman over 50. Those that work in offices will find this an excellent choice.

14. Long Red With Curly Ends

Long Red With Curly Ends Instagram : dolorescouceiro Red hair is one of the most requested hair colors with good reason. This long red look can be achieved with some color and lightly layered side-swept bangs. Hair Color tip : Red hair color fades extremely fast, So to maintain the perfect red shade using a color depositing Shampoo & Conditioner  > works wonders.

15. Blonde Texture Pixie

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 15 Instagram:razorsedge_67

16. Long & Straight

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 16 instagram:rosemariefern Oval-faced ladies can get away with a long and straight look. Just make sure that length is not so great that it makes your face look too long.

17. Wavy Long Bob

Wavy Bob over 50 Instagram: kazzstyle_ This is a great look for thin to medium hair. Thicker hair can be layered more for manageability.

18. Tousled & Texturized Short Cut

Tousled & Texturized Short Cut Instagram: hairbykileygates

19. Ultimate Mid Shag

Ultimate Mid Shag Instagram: elishabdoinghair This look is flattering on women of all ages. Sometimes it can be nice to have length but not so much that it is heavy and weights down the volume. Can you say fabulous layers?

20. The Classy Updo

The Classy Updo The updo always looks cool and sophisticated. If you leave it a little bit messy, then your look is more casual and relaxed. Of course, this means at the end of the day if your hair falls a bit, who cares? Styling Tip : Try using a Max hold hair spray is great for having your updo hold all day long.

21. Half Up Half Down

Half Up Half Down There are so many ways to accomplish half up half down, but it is a great look. If you have a pony or bun up a bit higher than the pic, it can add volume to thinning or fine hair.

22. Loose Waves

Loose Waves for women over 50 We love loose waves because they look good on everyone and you can get the look with rollers, curling iron, or body wave at your stylist.

23. The Career Bob

The Career Bob Instagram: thelipbardetroit There is a reason why you see so many classy working ladies with this cut. It is beautiful, easy to manage, and frames the face which is important if you work with others a lot.

24. Natural Curls with a side part

Natural Curls with a side part Instagram:liquidslvr Creative color and parting of the hair contribute to the volume while glossy color and highlights make this a hairstyle that you cannot ignore. This is a hip look that will take years off your face when done well.

25. Sleek Updo

For this look, you need to make sure your hair is as smooth and straight as possible. You will need shoulder length hair or longer for best results, but with some skill, you can do this with shorter locks. Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 25 For this look, you need to make sure your hair is as smooth and straight as possible.  Flat Irons are recommended to achieve this look we suggest one like this, SinglePass iron. You will need shoulder length hair or longer for best results, but with some skill, you can do this with shorter locks.

26. Silver is The New Blonde Bob

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 26 Instagram:Jackmartincolorist Sharon Osbourne isn't afraid to experiment with some eye-catching color and neither should you. This is not the old days when anything that didn't have a bland name was considered too much.

27. Wavy Volume Waves With Textured Bangs

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 27 This romantic look is youthful and charming. Bangs are a manageable length and require little styling. For the curl, you may have to get some help at the stylist or use a good iron with a larger barrel.

28. Asymmetrical Pixie Cut With Opal Color

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 28 Gray hair can be pretty cool. There are plenty of younger women trying to copy the look. This pixie cut has some fab texture, and we love the purple opal color. You can get the same with a tint at the stylist.

29. The Marilyn Bob

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 29 Style has no age and this sexy pin up worth bob and wave prove it like no other. You can look good no matter what you are getting into day or night.

30. Mussed Up Curls

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 30 Messy curls look fun and playful thus taking years off your age. Darker haired beauties we recommend getting some highlights to add definition to your curls.

31. Messy Bun

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 31 Instagram:arianasilvergirl The messy bun is sexy, easy, and youthful. This is a perfect look for a relaxing weekend or getting together with friends. A few hair elastics and maybe a few pins are all that is needed.

32. The Ultra Short

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 32 Instagram:cass_cald Women that want to show off a beautiful face and personality can usually pull off the ultra short. You can keep hair in great shape because it doesn't have a chance to get damaged. Regular trims are a must to keep this looking right.

33. Colorful Textured Pixie with Purple Shadow root

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 33 Instagram:cathrineeadams This pixie is cut to add a lot of volume on the top but not too many layers. The layers appear down below, and the overall effect helps soften a square jawline and face.

34. Soft & Side-swept

one length side swept bob for straight hair Instagram:koriritter This all one length side swept bob will make you look like you just stepped out of journalism school. A sophisticated look that is suitable for those with straight hair that want class and manageability.

35. The Page Boy

Hairstyles For Women Over 50 Page Boy The page boy cut is classic old style and easy to get at any stylist. For added fun have some foils done. The striped highlighted and low lighted color trend does well with these cuts.

36. Short & Brushed back

Short and Brushed back hair round brush Instagram:ranalynn143 You will need to spend some time with a round brush and dryer in the morning to keep this looking like the picture, but it does do a lot for volume if you have thinner hair. Try using Root lifter it helps hair hold that sky-high volume all day long. Apply on damp hair by spraying at roots in areas where volume is desired and blow-dry.

37. Sleek Long Shiny Gray

Sleek Long Shiny Gray If your natural color is now gray or you are heading in that direction, then you may consider going with it. Gray hair is popular with younger and older people now, and with a gloss treatment or toner, it can come alive.

38. Brunette layered long pixie

Brunette layered long pixie Instagram:chic.hairlounge Layered long pixie is classy and easy and suitable for all hair types. Curly or thick hair can be thinned with this cut

39. Coiled short Bob

Coiled short Bob Instagram:women.60.plus You have to love the bright and fun colors that older women are using now for a hip new look. This temp color can be done at a stylist, or you can even use clip in extensions for instant color.

40. Salt & Pepper Curly Bob

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 40 Instagram:@silvinaneder This look is ideal for ladies that want to play up their gray and look edgy and stylish. The face framing layers will put you front and center.

41.”The Grow out “ Long Silver Ombre

Hot Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 41 Instagram flygrannybk The ombre look is hot, and you can pull it off with silver hair with ease. Just ask for a lighter or darker color on the bottom of the hair. You won't need a major dye job.

42. Rounded Short Layer Cut

Rounded Short Layer Cut Classy and sophisticated, this shorter cut is ideal for busy women that want to look elegant. A razor comb can help you keep the layers and look at home.

43. Long curled out Pixie Cut

Long curled out Pixie Cut Instagram:remedysalon115 This spiky wild pixie cut is cute and easy to maintain. Add some extra color to it for variation. Temporary hair mists are a great way to play with fun colors without commitment.

44. Major Volume Mid Bob

Major Volume Mid Bob Instagram:studiolevyhair This style does an amazing job of maximizing volume. The bold aburn color adds a major pop .

45. High Pony

High Pony hairstyle Instagram:xkunstlosx This look is glamorous but not so much that you couldn't wear it to work. To get this, you will need a very large barrel curling iron or rollers. Pull half of hair up into a mid-level ponytail. You can tease hair how you want it.

46. Long Blonde with Shadow root

Long Blonde with Shadow root Instagram: and.bloom Blonde hair can make you appear younger because lighter tones soften facial features. Hair gets darker as you age in many cases so lighter tones can be age defying.

47. Naturally Curly Controlled Cut

Naturally Curly Controlled Cut Instagram:populationportraits Curly hair can be hard for some of us to manage. This cut does a good job of putting curl on display without being too long.

48. Bold color Pop BoB

Bold color Pop BoB Instagram: notyourmothersmom If you have wanted to try Pop BoB out then here is your inspiration. This beautiful shiny color with lighter tips is perfect haircut for women over 50.

49. Natural Wind Swept Carefree Cut

Natural Wind Swept Carefree Cut Instagram: kuellife If you like to be outside and a natural, carefree look than let your real color shine through and go for a shoulder length cut with major volume.

50. Bandana Styled

Bandana Styled Instagram:candicemwatson

Hairstyles for Women Over 50 - Exploring Your Best Look

As you can see the choices available to older ladies can make it hard to decide. Over the years you might want to change up your style and why not? After all, hair is supposed to be fun no matter what your age is.

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