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Hairstyles for Women Over 50: Fresh & Elegant Hairstyles

It’s been said that “youth is wasted on the young”. When it comes to hair, it certainly seems true. By the time we’ve mastered our mane, it begins to change on us. As we age, hair goes through stages and loses it’s pigment resulting in gray strands. The texture can become coarse and wiry. On top of that, it tends to thin out as well. Those can all be quite challenging hair issues on their own. So, how do you win your own version of ‘Hair Battle Spectacular’? Hair coloring is a great way to revitalize depth, dimension and shine. Freshen up your cut with a short, layered style that instantly adds volume and body. Check out these sassy hairstyles for women over 50 that are sure to bring new life to your look.

STRAWBERRY PIZZAZZ

High-contrast copper streaks balance nicely against a soft, blonde base, offering a hip and modern update to this look.

Strawberry Pizzazz Hairstyles for women over 50 Strawberry Pizzazz Hairstyle Back View

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light volumzing mousse.

2. Blow dry hair with a paddle or vent brush for a smooth finish.

3. Create a slight side parting with light separation in the fringe.

4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse to boost hair with flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for long, square or round shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Add some soft waves for a voluminous effect.

SPIKEY STYLE

If you’re looking for an edgy take on the pixie haircut, this is It. The elongated lengths in the crown area allow for playful styling options.

Spikey Highlighted Pixie Hairstyle For Women Over 50 Spikey Highlighted Pixie 50+ Hairstyle Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light hold working hairspray.

2. Smooth and spike layers up in the crown area using a straightening iron for maximum volume

3. Create a piecey fringe with soft, face-framing layers.

4. Set this look with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Flex Hold Sculpting Spray for a full-bodied, textured style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Wear this look sleek for a chic alternative.

SILVER FOX

Amplify your platinum blonde to a new level with this two-toned crop.

Two Toned Cropped 50+ Cut Two Toned Cropped 50+ Cut Back View

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.

2. Blow dry hair using a vent or paddle brush for a smooth, mid-volume hairstyle.

3. Smooth the shorter layers in the crown and fringe area using a flat, straightening iron.

4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or square face shapes. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Style the fringe up and away from face for a modern, upswept look.

CRANBERRY SASS

This sweet bob haircut is accented with dashes of deep black and splashes of bright currant set against a deep auburn base.

Cranberry Sass Hairstyle For Women Over 50

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight smoothing lotion.

2. Blow dry using a vent, paddle or round brush brush, depending on the volume you desire.

3. Create a side part and sweep the fringe off to one side.

4. Set this look with a lighthold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, round, or oval face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add a soft wave to the fringe and face-framing lengths for an evening look.

OMBRE’d TENDRILS

This softly waved bob is spiced up with tumeric-colored ends.

Ombre Hairstyle with Waves Ombre Hairstyle with Waves Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a curl enhancing lotion.

2. Create a side part and ork product through hair using a wide-toothed comb.

3. Scrunch hair using your fingers to enhance the natural wave pattern.

4. Set this look with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION which is a curl enhancer and frizz control in a weightless lotion for a sexy look and feel.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or heart shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Gather sides and pin back with a jeweled barrette.

SANDY SHAG

A long shag haircut can do wonders by translating spiral curls into a modern shape.

Sandy Shag Curly Mid-Length Hairstyle For Women

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a curl enhancing texturizer.

2. Work product through hair and allow to air dry. You can also use a blow dryer with a diffuser attachment on low-medium heat.

3. Create light separation of curls in the crown area to enhance volume.

4. Set this look with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl B’LEAVE IN to enhance curl fullness and strength.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Create a soft chignon by gathering hair and twisting it up and back.

SPICY DECADENCE

This classy chin-length bob radiates with rich, luxurious coffee and cinnamon tones.

Spicy Decadence Shiny Brunette Bob with Bangs Spicy Decadence Shiny Brunette Bob with Bangs Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight, volumizing mousse.

2. Part hair as desired and blow dry using a paddle brush or round brush. Tuck the ends under for a sleek finish.

3. Set this look with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse to boost hair with flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Back comb the base for more volume and wear a full-fringed look.

MOD GLAMOUR

Super volume and soft waves meet to create this decadent evening look.

Mod Glamour Hairstyle For Women Mod Glamour Hairstyle For Women Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light hold working hairspray.

2. Create a deep side part and backcomb the base of your hair all over.

3. Use a large barrel curling iron to create soft waves by wrapping hair around the iron. Create light separation with your fingers.

4. Set this look with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, oval or round face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Accent with a sparkly jeweled hair pin or barrette.

RED DELIGHT

Curls and waves blur the lines of this A-Line bob for a playful finish.

Short Red Wavy Women's 50+ Hairstyle Short Red Wavy Women's 50+ Hairstyle Side View

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a texturizing lotion.

2. Blow dry hair using a round brush.

3. Create soft, loose waves using a medium barrel curling iron.

4. Brush out or rake fingers through hair to separate curls and to create fullness.

5. Finish with light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy HAIR.RESORT Lotion for a sexy, surfer look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, round or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Wear it sleek and straight for a more casual look.

GOLDEN NOTES

This shoulder-grazing bob rocks with light layers that create movement.

Golden Notes Medium Hairstyle with Long Bangs

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a lightweight texturizing lotion.

2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush for a smooth, low-volume hairstyle.

3. Sleek the sides and fringe area using a straightening iron for a soft, relaxed finish.

4. Mist with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval, square or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Accent with a headband for a vintage touch.

CRIMSON CRUSH

This bohemian bob offers a sophisticated twist with a casual, half-up style.

Bohemian Crush Piled Up Messy Style

How To Style:

1. Prep clean, dry hair with a light hold working hairspray.

2. Take large 2″ sections and curl hair using a large barrel curling iron.

3. Add a deep side part for dramatic appeal. Pin sections up away from face for a fun half-up, half-down look.

4. Set this look with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy STAYING ALIVE Leave-in Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Style hair into a casual top knot for a fashionable look.

HONEY HUE

Soft curls offer control and help define shape to coarsely textured strands.

Honey Hue Medium Style

How To Style:

1. Prep damp hair with a light smoothing serum..

2. Blow dry hair using a round brush.

3. Create a relaxed, off-center parting. Use a large barrel curling iron to make soft curls on the ends.

4. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Gather hair into a low side bun for an elegant finish.

As you can see, the right cut, color and style can completely revitalize your look. Keeping your hair nourished and conditioned with the right styling products makes styling a breeze to help keep you fifty and FABULOUS!