Looking for a new hairstyle? Have you been wearing your hair the same way for years or even decades? Maybe you’re ready for a color change? Or even ready to let your gray grow out?
No matter what the reason for feeling the need for a change it’s always good to look at hairstyles to get inspiration for your new look. Bring photos of what you like to your hairdresser and ask them if they think it is doable with your hair type and face shape.
Sometimes a small change can make a big difference.
Here is our list of favorite hairstyles for women over 50:
You can rock waves even if your hair isn’t wavy naturally. Styling products can enhance natural waves. Use a texturizing cream to add a “messy” look to your do. This style fits most face shapes and can be worn in all colors.
Gray doesn’t have to make you look older. More and more women in their 40s and 50s are not coloring their hair and are playing with their natural salt and pepper instead. Leave your hair grow out and play with your natural curls for a flirty youthful look.
Shoulder length and single-layer hairstyles are great for fine or thin hair. Add some highlights for a more interesting and dimensional look. Also, you can easily create some curls with a wide barrel curling iron or a flat iron for more movement.
This classic short pixie/bob looks great on all face shapes and hair textures. You can play with color by adding highlights and lowlights. Use thickening shampoo to add a little oomph to your style if your hair is thin.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you should cut your hair now that you are over 50. Women with healthy hair can wear it long for as long as they wish. We love this beachy hair look! Cut a long side-swept fringe and soft layers for more movement. Spray with a beach-hair product to get the perfect texture.
Soften your thick hair with feathered layers. Add an anti-frizz product to keep your layered look fresh all day.
Add layers to your bob haircut if your hair is thick and naturally wavy. Keep your bob cut above the shoulders and add a styling finishing product to keep your hair set all day.
Bangs (or fringes) never go out of style. Women often wear bangs to hide a receding hairline or a long forehead. Cut a side-swept fringe for a soft and girly look.
Feeling adventurous and modern? Go for an ultra-chic and statement hairstyle by shaving the sides super short and sweep the top to one side. This style looks great in every color and can look even more trendy with a bold color like pink or red.
Cut your beautiful coils into an afro with soft bangs covering your forehead for a romantic and feminine look. Condition your natural curls for more definition.
Another bold hairstyle women over 50 can rock is the asymmetrical cut. Have one side cut longer than the other for a fun and flirty look. Add some finishing spray to keep your style intact all day.
Remember the long flipped curls of the 80s? 80s hairstyles are making a comeback, and women are styling their hair with a modern twist. Use a large hot air brush to expertly achieve the long flipped curls.
A great way to express your personality is with hair color. Bold colors definitely don’t go unnoticed and can make you look and feel young and trendy.
Over 60? Head on over to read our article 60 BEST HAIRCUTS AND HAIRSTYLES FOR WOMEN OVER 60 to find inspirations for your next hairstyle.
Are you thinking of changing your hairstyle? How long has it been since you changed your hairstyle or color? Which hairstyle on our list is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.