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10 Wedding Hairstyles for Women Over 50

By Sandra Roussy August 04, 2022 Beauty

Are you attending a wedding soon? Are you getting married or renewing your vows? The next biggest thing to consider after your dress is your hair.

Bring some photos to your hairstylist for inspiration to create the perfect wedding hairstyle for you.

Here is our list of wedding hairstyle ideas for women over 50:

  1. Updo with Swirls
  2. Soft Back Bun with Curls
  3. Short Side Part Bob
  4. Curls Updo Bun
  5. Slick Pulled Back Style
  6. Chic Beehive
  7. Accessorize with a Feather
  8. Simple Side Flower
  9. Messy Updo with Bangs
  10. Chic Low Bun with Flowers

Wedding Hairstyle for Older Women

Updo with Swirls

A soft girly look that we can pull off well into our 50s. Leave a strand of hair, either to one side or both sides, to softly frame your face.

The swirls are curled and pinned in a circular formation at the top back of the head.

Soft Back Bun with Curls

This elegant do looks great if you have medium to long hair. Curl your hair and pin it back softly. Leave volume at the sides and create a soft beehive at the top for more oomph.

Short Side Part Bob

Short bobs are always in style. Add some flair by side-parting and adding volume, and you’ll look spectacular and stylish at the event.

Curls Updo Bun

If you have longer hair, softly slide it into a high ponytail and add a hairpiece to create a voluminous updo.

Slick Pulled Back Style

This is a super chic and elegant way to style your short or medium-length hair for a wedding. Use a hair product to combat flyaways and to keep your beautiful do in place.

Chic Beehive

Beehives have been around for decades and are still fashionable. The late Amy Whinehouse brought back the beehive into mainstream fashion trends many years ago. Add a hairpiece to bump up the beehive as much as you want.

Accessorize with a Feather

Pull your hair back into a bun and add a feather hair accessory to glamorize your look.

Simple Side Flower

A simple flower on one side can liven your look dramatically. You can add a natural flower or purchase a flower hair accessory.

Messy Updo with Bangs

Messy buns are super trendy and are sported at events like weddings all the time. The “messy” look is actually well-placed strands of hair that give you a relaxed (but still chic) look.

Chic Low Bun with Flowers

This is a very classic wedding hairstyle look. Create a bun at the nape of the neck and accessorize it with flowers.

Are you going to a wedding soon? What hairstyle will you create for the wedding? Will you do it yourself or go to a salon? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website:

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