50 Best Hairstyles for Women Over 50

By on August 17, 2014

Aging is inevitable – we will all change both physically and emotionally as we get older – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look fabulous in your 50s. We’ve chosen the 50 Best Hairstyles for Women Over 50 to inspire you, with gorgeous and flattering hairstyles worn by famous female celebs in their 50s, such as Andie MacDowell, Kris Jenner, Angela Bassett, Geena Davis, Sela Ward, and many more. Browse through classic up’dos, sexy pixie cuts, casual layered hairstyles, and many more exciting looks that could inspire your next great hairdo. You’re sure to find the perfect hairstyle right here.

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1. Hairstyles for women over 50: Andie MacDowell Glamorous Curls


American model and actress Andie MacDowell looks stunning with her glossy, glamorous curls. We love her rich chocolate-brown hair color, and the flattering waves of hair that frame her face. If you have a few grey hairs and you want to conceal them, choose a new hair color close to your natural color for best results. It’s a good idea to buy a touch-up kit, as roots can grow out quickly. Most touch-up kits come with a small brush that you can use to dye the grey roots as they grow (approximately once every two weeks). It may be high maintenance, but the end result is worth it.

2. Hairstyles for women over 50: Laura Linney Soft Waves


The Big C actress Laura Linney looks gorgeous with her soft blonde waves of hair. This medium length hairstyle is very flattering for her heart-shaped face as it slims her prominent cheek-bones and draws attention to her eyes. Recreate Laura’s whimsical hairstyle by asking your hair stylist to “feather” the ends of your hair – this adds extra texture and volume, and gives your hair a softer look.

3. Hairstyles for women over 50: Angela Bassett Classy Pixie Cut


American actress Angela Bassett looks sexy and confident with her classy pixie cut. The pixie is a great short haircut for women over 50 as it’s modern, stylish, and suits a wide variety of face shapes. Ask your hair stylist to keep small sections of hair over your ears for a streamlined look, and use some hair styling mousse to spike your hair up a bit for extra volume and texture. You can either opt for short bangs, or long, angled bangs – it’s your choice!

4. Hairstyles for women over 50: Kris Jenner Short With Bangs


American TV personality and “momager” (mom and manager) to the Kardashian clan Kris Jenner looks fabulous with her short hairstyle. We love her long, sweeping bangs and the shape of her hairstyle. Recreate Kris’ hairstyle by getting your hair cut so that it’s short and tapered slightly towards the tips. You’ll need to trim your bangs every two weeks or so as they grow (and start getting in your eyes), so it’s worth learning how to trim them yourself. If you get your hair color touched up every two weeks, you can get your bangs cut at the same time. Easy!

5.  Hairstyles for women over 50: Mariska Hargitay Angled Bob


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay looks superb with her angled bob and warm chestnut-brown hair color. The angled bob is stylish and sophisticated, and it’s especially flattering for round face shapes as the angles contrast the roundness of the jawline. Wear your hair in a side parting for a modern look, and spritz your locks with anti-frizz serum to keep them looking smooth and shiny. If your hair is slightly wavy, use a mini hair straightener to smooth it out.

6. Hairstyles for women over 50: Mary Steenburgen Layers With Bangs


American actress Mary Steenburgen looks fabulous with her medium length layered locks and long bangs. Bangs are very flattering for long faces as they hide a high forehead, and they accentuate your cheekbones. If you have a long face, opt for long bangs (eye-lash level), and if you have a rounder face, choose shorter, angled bangs. If in doubt, ask your hair stylist to determine your face shape and to then recommend a flattering style of bangs. You’ll have to trim your bangs every two weeks to keep them looking good, or start pinning them back if you want to grow out your hair.

7. Hairstyles for women over 50: Elisabeth Shue Flicked Layers


American actress Elisabeth Shue looks divine with her medium length, flicked layers of hair. This is a great hairstyle for thin or fine hair, as the “flicks” (pieces of hair that extend outwards and upwards) add extra volume and texture, making hair appear thicker than it really is. Part hair to one side for a contemporary look, and use a light, non-greasy hairspray to keep your hairstyle in place.

8. Hairstyles for women over 50: Geena Davis Sleek & Straight


American actress and film producer Geena Davis keeps her look simple and classic with sleek and straight chocolate-brown locks. She is right on trend with her hair worn in a dramatic side swept style, and her medium length locks are very flattering for her long face. For super-shiny hair like Geena’s, introduce hair-friendly foods into your diet, such as avocados, nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, and oily fish (e.g., salmon and sardines). Use a shampoo and conditioner suited to your hair type (e.g., oily, dry, curly) and keep heat styling to a minimum to avoid damaging hair.

9. Hairstyles for women over 50: Sela Ward Shaggy Bob


CSI: NY and House actress Sela Ward rocks a flirty, shaggy bob with a sweeping side-fringe. The “shag” hairstyle is fun and sexy, and it features lots of layers and natural texture. Wear your fringe to one side for a modern look, and use a texturizing spray for even more sexy texture. You can buy a sea-salt spray for hair, spirtz a bit on you locks, scrunch them up, and then continue to style as normal.

10. Hairstyles for women over 50: Jennifer Tilly Bright Red Waves


Canadian-American actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly sports daring bright red locks worn in sexy waves. Don’t be afraid to try out a bright new hair color if you’re looking for an exciting change – consult with your hair stylist and choose a shade that is both eye-catching and flattering for your skin tone.

11. Hairstyles for women over 50: Michelle Pfeiffer Sexy Waves


American actress and singer Michelle Pfeiffer looks smoking hot with her sexy blonde waves of hair. We love her wheat-blonde hair color, and the gorgeous loose curls that frame her face. Get Michelle’s curls in 3 easy steps: 1. prep hair with volume boosting mousse whilst damp, 2. blow-dry hair gently using a round brush or big curlers, and 3. wrap thick sections of hair around a thick-barreled curling iron on low heat to create defined curls. Shake your curls out for a more natural look, add some light hairspray, and you’re good to go.

12. Hairstyles for women over 50: Iman Abdulmajid Asymmetrical Bob


Somali fashion model, actress, and entrepreneur Iman Abdulmajid looks strikingly beautiful with her caramel-streaked asymmetrical bob. The bob is a classic and feminine hairstyle, and it suits almost every face shape. Collar-bone length hair is flattering for most face shapes, providing it’s shaped properly. Part your hair to one side and create a sweeping side fringe for a sexy and contemporary look.

13. Hairstyles for women over 50: Rita Wilson Smooth Waves


American actress, singer, and producer Rita Wilson (who also happens to be married to Tom Hanks) looks gorgeous with her smooth, glossy waves of hair. This long hairstyle is easy to manage and very flattering for her diamond-shaped face (pointed chin, wide cheekbones, and a narrower forehead). For a classic and polished look, get a few layers towards the end of your hair, and add a few subtle highlights to brighten up your complexion. Part hair in the middle for a classic and sophisticated look.

14. Hairstyles for women over 50: Jodie Foster Rounded Bob


American actress, film director, and producer Jodie Foster looks polished and professional with her lovely rounded bob. This short hairstyle is great for women over 50, as it’s classic, stylish, and easy to maintain with regular trims. The rounded bob can soften a strong, angular jawline with its curves, and it’s very feminine. The perfect length for a rounded bob is either just below the chin (like Jodie’s), or collarbone length as a “lob” – long bob. Part your bob in the middle for extra symmetry, and use an anti-frizz serum to smooth fuzzy locks.

15. Hairstyles for women over 50: Madonna Ciccone Blonde Curls


Singer, songwriter, performer and actress Madonna Ciccone (known simply as Madonna) looks fabulous with her long blonde curls. The sunny blonde shade of her hair complements her enviably youthful complexion, and we love the “crimped” look of her curls. If you have a fairly symmetrical face, show it off with a deep middle parting. Create crimped curls with a hair straightener (it’s possible – look for a tutorial on YouTube) or a thin-barreled curling wand. Use a light, non-greasy hair spray to set your curls, and you’re good to go!

16. Hairstyles for women over 50: Sharon Stone Long Pixie


American actress Sharon Stone looks divine with her sexy long pixie cut. This hairstyle is feminine and flirty, and it frames her face beautifully. The key to this hairstyle is the long, side swept bangs and the pieces of hair that cover the ears. These pieces should be about jaw length, with the bangs swept across the forehead. Add some low- and highlights to your locks for extra vibrancy and depth.

17. Hairstyles for women over 50: Megan Mullally Long Razor-Cut Pixie


American actress and singer Megan Mullally (best known for her role as Karen in Will & Grace) looks superb with her long razor-cut pixie hairstyle. We love her deep crimson hair color, and the choppy texture of her hair. This free-spirited hairstyle suits most face shapes, and it’s easy to style. When choosing a new hair color, consider your complexion and your natural hair color. Your new shade should flatter your complexion, bringing out your best features. Ask your hair stylist to feather the ends of your hair with a razor for extra texture (hence the name, “razor cut pixie”). Use some light hair gel and hairspray to style, and you’re good to go!

18. Hairstyles for women over 50: Ellen DeGeneres Boyish Pixie


American comedienne, television host, actress, writer, and television producer Ellen DeGeneres rocks a boyish pixie cut in a sunny shade of blonde. The pixie cut is perfect if you want to keep your hair short, as it’s stylish and easy to maintain. It also suits almost every face shape – simply ask your hair stylist to adjust your cut slightly to suit your features. Invest in some light hair gel and styling mousse for more styling options, and get into a routine of having your hair trimmed every two weeks (or more often, depending on how quickly your hair grows) to keep it looking neat and classy.

19. Hairstyles for women over 50: Kim Cattrall Long Bob


Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall looks fabulous with her long, sleek bob just touching her collar bones. The long bob is a timeless hairstyle that is feminine and classy, and it suits all face shapes. Add a few layers below chin level for extra volume and definition, and opt for a side fringe or side-swept bangs. Keep your locks looking smooth and sleek with a high quality anti-frizz serum. Avoid products that contain silicone, as this can weight hair down, making it look limp and greasy.

20. Hairstyles for women over 50: Marcia Cross Luscious Waves


Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross looks phenomenal with her luscious auburn waves of hair. She wears her hair with a middle parting to accentuate the symmetry of her face, and the waves in her hair are thickest at cheek level to bring out her cheekbones and her eyes. Create waves in your hair with a thick-barreled hair curling wand – wrap thick sections loosely around the curling wand, and hold them for a few seconds before letting them go. Brush your hair out to create waves, and set your waves with hairspray.

21. Hairstyles for women over 50: Jennifer Beals Natural Curls


American actress Jennifer Beals looks divine with her natural curls framing her face. and we love her espresso-brown hair color. If you have natural curls, enhance them with silicone-free hair care products. Silicone is often marketed as the “magic ingredient” in products for curly hair, but in reality it simply weighs hair down, making it look greasy and lifeless. You’re much better off with products that moisturize your curls, keeping them bouncy and shiny.

22. Hairstyles for women over 50: Joan Allen Wispy Curls 


American actress Joan Allen looks radiant with her wispy blonde curls. Her hair is full of volume, and we love how it frames her face and brings out her blue eyes. Get gorgeous volume in 3 easy styling steps: 1. wash and condition hair with volume boosting hair care products, 2. pat hair dry with a towel, and work volume boosting hair mousse into damp hair, and 3. blow dry hair with a round brush or rollers in your hair. You could also use a curling wand to create sexy curls as a finishing touch.

23. Hairstyles for women over 50: Ellen Barkin Asymmetrical Bob


American actress Ellen Barkin rocks a platinum blonde asymmetrical bob with wispy bangs. The asymmetrical bob is usually short at the back with angled pieces in front, and it suits most face shapes. Keep your bob just below chin level for the most flattering results, and have it trimmed often to keep the distinctive shape. You can add wispy bangs to conceal a high forehead, or blunt bangs, or even a side-swept fringe. The choice is yours.

24. Hairstyles for women over 50: Lynda Carter Half-Up Hairdo


Former Wonder Woman and actress Lynda Carter looks stunning with her dark chocolate-brown locks in a half-up hairdo. The half-up hairdo combines the glamour of the up’do with the freedom of wearing your hair loose – the best of both worlds, really! Recreate this hairdo by gathering hair from behind each temple, and tying both sections together at the back of your head. This will keep hair out of your eyes, whilst leaving the rest loose and sexy.

25. Hairstyles for women over 50: Laura Linney Glossy Layers


American actress and singer Laura Linney looks superb with her glossy blonde layers of hair styled in subtle waves. Layers are flattering for almost every face shape, provided you keep your layers below chin length. For a classic and sleek look, opt for a few layers towards the ends of your hair. Prevent excess fuzz when styling by blotting hair dry with a soft towel – never dry hair roughly or rub it vigorously with your towel – and refrain from brushing hair when wet. This will prevent excess hair breakage and keep the hair cuticles flat. Roughened cuticles can make hair look frizzy.

26. Hairstyles for women over 50: Holly Hunter Bouffant


Top of the Lake actress Holly Hunter looks effortlessly glamorous with her bouffant hairstyle. This classic and classy hairstyle is a great up’do for formal and special occasions, and it suits most face shapes. Pair your bouffant with a sweeping side fringe and loose tendrils of hair for a romantic finishing touch.

27. Hairstyles for women over 50: Robin Roberts Close-Cropped


American television broadcaster Robin Roberts looks superb with her close-cropped pixie cut. If you love short hair, then this is a great hairstyle – it’s feminine, easy to maintain, and playful with its mini faux-hawk. This hairstyle is not for the faint of heart, as it exposes your entire face to the world – no bangs or long locks to hide behind! Own your look and pair your short hair with great earrings and flawless makeup as a striking finishing touch.

28. Hairstyles for women over 50: Sharon Stone Tousled Pixie


American actress Sharon Stone looks smoking hot with her tousled, bed-head pixie cut. The pixie cut is amazingly versatile – you can wear it like Sharon’s, with lots of messy volume, you can comb it back for a sleek look, or you can keep it full of natural texture for a casual look. Invest in some high quality hair gel (either the wet-look kind or a matte kind) and a mini hair straightener / curling wand to add to your range of styling tools. Once you get the hang of styling your short hair, it’ll be a breeze to get ready!

29. Hairstyles for women over 50: Julianne Moore Mid-Length Locks


American-British actress and children’s author Julianne Moore looks breathtaking with her mid-length auburn locks. She keeps her look simple, classic, and classy with super-smooth hair and a flattering side-fringe. Mid-length locks are flattering for pretty much every face shape, and they’re easier to take care of than super-long locks. Use a hair straightener and anti-frizz serum to smooth out your hair, giving it a polished final touch.

30. Hairstyles for women over 50: Angela Bassett Playful Pixie


American actress Angela Bassett shows off her playful pixie cut with short, angled bangs. Her version of the pixie hairstyle features tons of volume on top, with sexy spiked locks and a few wayward strands of hair. To get impressive volume, try working a volume-boosting mousse into damp hair before blow drying. Then, use some soft invisible hair wax or hair gel to style hair upwards. Blow dry gently on low heat to set your hair, and you’re good to go!

31. Hairstyles for women over 50: Felicity Huffman Wispy Bob


Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman looks gorgeous and carefree with her wispy blonde bob. The length of her bob is very flattering (just above the jawline) and the side-swept fringe draws attention to her eyes. The key to this hairstyle is natural texture – skip the heat styling and let your hair dry naturally. Use a texture-enhancing spray (e.g., a sea salt spray for hair) and scrunch your hair up a bit before using your fingers for styling.

32. Hairstyles for women over 50: Kris Jenner Short & Classy


TV personality and businesswoman Kris Jenner (manager and head of the reality TV Kardashian clan) sports a short and classy hairstyle with a messy side fringe. This short hairstyle is all about the curves and a fantastic cut, so visit a hair stylist you trust when having your hair cut into this style. A side-swept fringe is very flattering as it draws attention to the eyes, and the pieces of hair covering the tops of the ears add to the sleek outline that this hairstyle creates.

33. Hairstyles for women over 50: Katie Couric Rounded Bob


American television journalist, author and talk-show host Katie Couric looks radiant with her beautiful rounded bob hairstyle. This hairstyle is perfect for women over 50, as it’s feminine, classic, and suits most face shapes. The key is to have your hair cut in a characteristic “rounded” shape, so that the hair curves inwards (towards your face) instead of outwards (i.e., in “flicks”). You can choose either a side fringe/side bangs, or blunt bangs, depending on what you prefer. Keep your hairstyle in pristine condition by having your hair trimmed and shaped every 2-3 weeks.

34. Hairstyles for women over 50: Andie MacDowell Tight Curls


American model and actress Andie MacDowell looks fabulous with her long, natural curls cascading over her shoulders. She wears her hair in a middle parting to keep hair out of her eyes, and lets her hair hang loose and carefree. If you have natural curls, it’s important to care for them with products designed specifically for curly hair. If you have straight or wavy hair, you can always create your own curls with a thin-barreled curling iron. Wrap thin sections of hair around the barrel, and hold them tightly for a few seconds. Pull the curling iron out, and you should be left with perfect, structured curls. Use some light hairspray to keep your curls in shape, and you’re ready to go!

35. Hairstyles for women over 50: Kim Cattrall Sexy Wavy Bob


English-Canadian actress Kim Cattrall looks smoking hot with her sexy, wavy blonde bob. This hairstyle is both flirty and classy, and we love the playful half-curls and wispy bangs. This hairstyle is all about natural texture and sexy volume, and it suits a wide variety of occasions. Pair your hairstyle with shimmery metallic eye shadow, peachy and rosy cheeks, and pink lipstick for an extra glamorous final look.

36. Hairstyles for women over 50: Christie Brinkley Blonde Layers

besthairstylesforwomenover50_36American model and actress Christie Brinkley looks absolutely breathtaking with her glossy blonde layered hairstyle. We love her silky blonde layers, and the smooth texture of her hair. When choosing a new hair color, take into consideration these 3 important points: 1. your natural coloring (complexion, eyes, hair color) – choose a color that will brighten your complexion and work with your best features, 2. grey coverage – choose a shade that will conceal grey hairs easily, and 3. pick out complementary low- and high-lights that will give your hair color extra depth. Get your hair colored professionally at first, and then you can buy at-home dyes to do it yourself.

37. Hairstyles for women over 50: Vanessa Williams Voluminous Waves


American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model Vanessa L. Williams looks divine with her voluminous chocolate-brown waves of hair. This hairstyle is classy and yet sexy, with thick waves of hair and a classic middle parting. The thickest waves are at Vanessa’s temples, flattering her heart-shaped face and drawing attention to her eyes. You can create waves with a hair straightener (yes, it’s possible!) or with a curling iron – check YouTube for tutorials to find out how.  Use heat protection hair care products when using heat styling tools to prevent damage.

38. Hairstyles for women over 50: Heather Locklear Tousled Waves


American actress Heather Locklear looks superb with her tousled blonde waves of hair. She wears her hair with a shallow middle parting that allows hair to frame her face without getting in her eyes. Wheat blonde is a great hair color for women over 50 (providing you have a fair complexions, etc) as it conceals grey hairs quite effectively. Lighter hair colors are also less maintenance with regards to grey hairs – dark hair (e.g., espresso brown or black) show up grey hairs immediately, whereas lighter hair colors allow the odd grey hair to blend in. You can always add highlights to a light hair color, and conceal grey hairs as they pop up.

39. Hairstyles for women over 50: Demi Moore Long Glossy Locks


American actress Demi Moore looks utterly gorgeous with her long, glossy locks worn loose about her shoulders. She wears her hair parted in the middle to accentuate the symmetry of her face, and we love the subtle wavy curls towards the tips of her hair. Keep your hair in tip-top condition by eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. Try adding these hair-friendly foods to your diet: avocado, nuts, oily fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, sardines), olive oil, and flax seed oil. These foods strengthen the hair fibers, preventing damage and breakage. Finally, never towel dry hair roughly, and never brush it vigorously when wet. These practices can break hair, making it look frizzy and unhealthy.

40. Hairstyles for women over 50: Geena Davis Retro Curled Bob


American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and women’s Olympics archery team semi-finalist Geena Davis looks stunning with her short, retro, curled bob. We love the side-swept style, and her feminine structured curls. Recreate this hairstyle by parting hair in a deep side parting, sweeping a large section off to one side. Curl hair with a mini curing iron for delicate curls (or a normal sized / thick barreled one for bigger curls) and use a light, but strong hairspray to set your new curls. Try not to touch your hair too much – it may make the curls unravel!

41. Hairstyles for women over 50: Elle McPherson Beachy Blonde Waves


Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress Elle Macpherson looks effortlessly gorgeous with her long, beachy blonde waves of hair. Her deep middle parting is very flattering for her symmetrical face, and we love the subtle outward-flicking waves at cheek level. If you have naturally blonde hair or you’ve chosen to dye your hair blonde, consider adding subtle high- and low-lights to bring your new hair color to life. For a light blonde base color, you could add platinum or wheat blonde highlights and caramel or honey blonde low-lights.

42. Hairstyles for women over 50: Mariska Hargitay Tapered Bob


American actress Mariska Hargitay (aka Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) rocks a lovely tapered bob with a wispy side-swept fringe. This short, simple bob is delightfully feminine, and it’s perfect for women over 50 as it’s easy to maintain and it’s both pretty and distinguished. Keep your side fringe long and sweeping for a sexy look, and get your hair trimmed regularly (about once every two to three weeks) to keep your bob in peak condition. Take inspiration from Mariska  and add some thin honey-blonde highlights to your brunette locks for a more modern look.

43. Hairstyles for women over 50: Kelly Preston Long Layered Locks


American actress, former model, and spouse of John Travolta, glamorous Kelly Preston wears her dark blonde hair loose with lots of layers. It’s tempting to pull long hair into a ponytail every day, but with some inspiration and simple styling tricks you can leave the house with your hair looking great, even for a quick run to the shops. You can dry your hair straight with a round brush and a hair dryer, and use a little bit of hairspray to keep it from going frizzy. Do most of your styling in the tub or the shower – comb conditioner though wet hair, use volume boosting shampoo, and blow dry after blotting dry with a towel – easy!

44. Hairstyles for women over 50: Jodie Foster Long Bob


American actress, film director, and producer Jodie Foster looks beautiful with her long , wavy bob. The bob is an amazingly versatile hairstyle, as it can vary in length (from chin length to collar-bone length), style, and it can be tweaked to suit any face shape. If you have a strong, angular jawline like Jodie’s, adding layers to your bob will soften the harsh angles. Add a few soft highlights for extra impact, and give yourself a side fringe for a modern finishing touch.

45. Hairstyles for women over 50: Marcia Cross Structured Curls


Desperate Housewives beauty Marcia Cross looks fantastic with her structured strawberry blonde curls. Her middle-parted locks accentuate the symmetry of her face, and we absolutely adore her rich reddish-orange hair color. This hairstyle is great for fine or thin hair, as the curls add extra volume and definition to limp locks. Take extra care of fine hair, as it can be prone to breaking – use a deep conditioning treatment once a week for a healthy scalp, and choose a good brush that is suited to thin or fine hair. Finally, only use heat styling tools when absolutely necessary. Daily use of curling irons and/or hair straighteners can dry out hair, damaging it.

46. Hairstyles for women over 50: Sheryl Crow Beachy Waves


American musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and guitarist Sheryl Crow looks divine with her beachy blonde waves of hair. She wears her hair with a trendy side-swept fringe, and lots of ribbon-like curls. If you have a strong, angular jawline, opt for curls and layers to soften out the edges. Be sure to keep your layers below chin level – shorter layers will draw attention to your jawline, instead of drawing the eye down and past it. You can create flat, ribbon-like curls with a hair straightener –  simply wrap a strand of hair around the straightener for a few seconds on low heat. Release, and you should have casual curls!

47. Hairstyles for women over 50: Nicollette Sheridan Sexy Up’do


Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan looks smoking hot with her sexy up’do featuring a long side-swept fringe. Up’dos are perfect for formal events or special occasions, and they suit all face shapes. Recreate Nicollette’s sexy up’do by pulling your long locks up into a low ponytail or a bun, and letting a few strands fall loose about your face. Pair your pretty up’do with flawless makeup for a polished and glamorous final look.

48. Hairstyles for women over 50: Sela Ward Long Blunt Bob


American actress, author, producer and spokesperson Sela Ward looks divine with her long blunt bob in a rich shade of chocolate brown. The long bob, or “lob” is usually a collar-bone length hairstyle or slightly shorter. It’s generally very flattering for all face shapes and hair types, and here Sela has opted for a super-sleek and straight hairstyle that looks very professional. Consult with a professional hair stylist to decide what length and style of bob would suit you best. Finally, match your makeup to your hairstyle – for this sleek and sexy ‘do, opt for smoky eyes, long lashes, and nude lips.

49. Hairstyles for women over 50: Julianne Moore Topknot Bun


American-British actress and children’s author Julianne Moore looks stunning with her long auburn locks up in a massive topknot bun. This hairstyle is ideal for cocktails with friends, a night out with your significant other, or a smart-casual event. It’s also super-easy to style – simply pull hair up into a high ponytail, and twist it around itself until you have a big bun.

50. Hairstyles for women over 50: Megan Mullally Curled Bob


American actress Megan Mullally looks effortlessly beautiful with her slightly curled bob hairstyle. This hairstyle ticks all the boxes for a gorgeous hairstyle for women over 50 – it’s a perfect length, great solid, rich chocolate brown color, a bit of volume and definition, and a classy overall look. Pair your perfect hairstyle with flawless makeup, great jewelry, and a confident smile for best results.


As you can see, there’s a wide variety of hairstyles available for women over 50. Whatever you face shape, hair length, hair type, or style, you’re sure to find at least a handful of styles to try out at your next hair appointment. We recommend printing out a picture of your desired haircut (or saving it on your smart phone) to show your hair stylist. You’re much more likely to get exactly the haircut you want, if you show your hairdresser a picture. Enjoy your new, fresh, and stylish look!

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