15 Youthful Medium-Length Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Flattering medium-length hairstyles for women over 50

A medium-length hairstyle for women over 50 is any hairstyle of shoulder to chest-length that complements older ladies with thinning strands by making the hair look fuller. With modern hair cutting and styling techniques, it’s now a breeze to own extra youthful looks!

Celebrity goddesses Julianne Moore, Catherine Keener, Ann Curry, and Michelle Obama are proof that literally any mid-length hairstyle can be pulled off at any age, serving us some major hair-spiration! Whether you fancy straight strands or wavy and textured locks, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be able to rock any of these medium length haircuts for women over 50.

Switching up your image with a fitting hairstyle should be a piece of cake once you consider your face shape, hair density, as well as your complexion. Veteran hairstylist Laura Eberts works with various techniques – layering, highlights, curls, bangs – and her clients always looked fresh and cute!

What’s super about a mid-length cut is that you can have all the styles you want possible – an updo for formal events or when you need to hit the gym, or let it all down on waves for a casual, flirty look! Longer hair, such as medium length cuts, will help you to look younger. I mean, outdated shouldn’t be in any mature lady’s vocabulary!

So before your next hair appointment, browse our photos of the most popular medium length hairstyles for women over 50!

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Medium Length Hair with Face-Framing Bangs

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This long bob may be the key to achieving a different hairstyle. The fringed bangs on women in their 50s can take years off their face.

Transition your medium length hair into a shorter style that’s fresh, flattering, and fun!  You can give it so many personalities through adding layers, doing all one length, or stacking it in the back!

The longest part of your hair in the front can act as an arrow towards your facial features. So make sure you talk to your stylist about what would be most flattering with your features and style!

When looking for medium haircuts for older women, odds are you won’t be able to put your hair up in a high ponytail. So take that into consideration!

Long Bob (Lob) Hairstyle for Women Over 50

Long Bob (Lob) Hairstyle for Women Over 50
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Easy does it with long tresses maintained in a graceful manner for women in their 50s. Hair falls slightly past the shoulder which achieves a mature yet modern look.

Medium Length Feathered Layers

Medium Length Feathered Layers
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You can never go wrong which so much texture as this flyaway ends give! Shorter layers create more body and makes for one of the better hairstyles for women over 50 with thin hair.

Natural Bob for Curly Hair for Older Women

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Consider a natural bob for curly hair for older women. Aside from the curls, this style has a lot of texture that makes the tresses seem full of life! To maximize its beauty, use a texturizing product as a finishing touch.

Layers For Women Over 50 with Glasses

Layers For Women Over 50 with Glasses
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Feathered long bob is a gorgeous way to show off some layers and to give volume and texture to your medium hair. Full bangs and frames accentuate this cute hairstyle for women over 50 with glasses and eye color.

Collarbone Length Side Part

Collarbone Length Side Part
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Be the best you can be in your 50s with some neatly parted hair that flicks backward for a softer effect. The blonde hues add natural touches to the medium hairstyle that will help tame your appearance. This is one of the best medium length hairstyles for older women.

Shoulder-Length Cut for 50 Year Old Women

Shoulder-Length Cut for 50 Year Old Women
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Medium hairstyles for older women, like this long bob, just might be what you need to get a refreshing style. The simple yet sophisticated approach of this mid-length style can be explored, with soft curls, layers, and even varied hair colors for women over 50.

Messy Shag for Women with Thin Fine Hair

Messy Shag for Women with Thin Fine Hair
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Cut layers on layers and style in a wild way to achieve an adventurous 50+ hairstyle.

Hairstylist Brittany Riley of Greenville, SC created this medium hairstyle for women over 50. “It’s a sexy shattered lob,” says Riley. “The slight angle gives a slimming look by drawing your eye down and framing the face. However, the shattered layers give volume to the crown drawing your eye up. Medium length hairstyles for thin hair over 50 can be quite versatile,” she explains.

When it comes to styling, Riley recommends you, “take into consideration that you will need a round brush, flat iron, and texture spray or powder to achieve the full effect. This medium length hairstyle for a 50-year-old woman is fun and sassy but does take some effort to style.”

“If you get a texture spray like Oribe’ Dry Texture or L’oreal Techni Art Super Dust, you can rejuvenate this style throughout the day by roughing up the root with your hands,” she adds.

Medium Length Wavy Lob Hairstyle

Maximize your blonde and caramel streaks by putting them in soft twists! This long bob could easily use some curvy patterns to build up its form.

Xyzia Humphries, a hairstylist from Salem, OR created this beautiful lob. “This medium length hairstyle is for the woman over 50 because of its lived-in style and dimension,” she tells us.

“With this medium length hairstyle, you can skip the salon appointment every four weeks. The cut helps blend any unwanted grays coming in. It’s for a woman over 50 who just doesn’t have the time to hang out in a salon. It’s a very easy wash-and-go style. You can also style it up with some texture spray for a slept-in look,” Humphries adds.

Mid-Length Layered Bob

This mid-length layered bob was created by master stylist Linda P of Warrington, PA. “This cut is a medium length lob (long bob) with light layers at the bottom. The layers give it movement to enable you to wear it in multiple ways. It can be worn casual or dressy, curly, messy or straight,” she states.

When asked about whether or not older women should opt for this cut, she says, “go for it! It’s so easy to style, and almost all hair types work well.”

For styling a messy finish, let it air dry on a hot day with some light gel. With thicker hair, blow dry with smoothing creme and a round brush for a straighter finish.

Linda goes on to explain, “volumizer can be used on finer hair over 50. Also, you can really dress this style up by curling it. Another fabulous thing about medium length hair is that you can still pull it up! You cannot go wrong with this style. To keep this hairdo looking its best, get it cut every 5-6 weeks.”

Medium Length Beach Waves

Medium Length Beach Waves
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These medium length beach waves were created and styled by hairstylist Helen Anderson of Ottawa, ON. “This medium haircut is ‘in’ right now. It features a messy texture that’s effortless and lived-in. Feel free to wear it over the next day (or two), as the wave will loosen. Medium length hairstyles for 50-year-old women don’t have to be high maintenance,” said Anderson.

“Honestly, the lob is so versatile that any woman over 50 can wear it. The length is flattering on most face shapes, and it’s pretty low maintenance day-to-day. Use some sea salt spray and air dry it. Or, if you want to change it up a bit and blow it out straight, you can create a totally different style,” she adds.

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Textured Lob for Women Over 50 With Thick Hair

Textured lob haircut for women over 50 with thick hair
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This mid-length haircut for thick hair is textured, shaggy and versatile.

If you want low maintenance, try these piecey layers. If you’re carefree and love wild hair, go for it!

There can be tons of texture added in with a dry texture spray like Beach Club IGK or Texturiza by Unite.

Rough dry or air-dry, and if you need the extra body, try using a medium curling iron. Shake out and add texture with your favorite spray.

Medium Length Angled Bob

Medium hairstyles for women over 50 are all about finding a versatile cut that works with your hair density, facial features and lifestyle. Owner and stylist Christi Jimenez created this beautiful angled bob. According to Jimenez, this shoulder-length cut is a very low maintenance but modern.

“Whether you love to wear your hair messy, naturally wavy, or curled loosely, this style will work great,” says Jimenez. To style medium haircuts for women over 50 like this one, Jimenez suggest you use a leave-in conditioner, blow dry balm, and a 1-inch curling iron.

Lightly Layered Cut for Older Women

Lightly Layered Cut for Older Women
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Hairstylist Lauren Oakley Peed of Durham, NC created this layered cut for older women. “This collarbone-length haircut is a soft and natural-looking blonde. The cut and color framed around the face offer youthfulness and glow,” she says.

This hairstyle is great for women in their mid 50s who want low maintenance hair, or is more high maintenance. The medium-length caters to both. It can be tied back into quick style or blown out.

For styling products, Lauren says to “try Aveda Cherry Almond Leave in Conditioner. This is one styling product that can take the place of many.”

If you want a fun and easy medium hairstyle in your 50s, this is perfect and so versatile! It fits the on-the-go older woman as well as the professional office-type!