37 Youthful Hairstyles and Haircuts for Women Over 50

Hairstyles for women over 50

It’s been said that “youth is wasted on the young.” When it comes to hair in your 50’s, 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 its pigment resulting in gray hair. 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. It can literally take years off your face! Freshen up your cut with a short, layered style that instantly adds volume and body for a younger look.

Here are the best hairstyles for women over 50 that will make you look younger:

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Eye-Catching Blonde Bob

Eye-Catching Blonde Bob hairstyle for women over 50
Instagram @enchantedsalon

A slight volume looks better than a sleek one for women of age, as it gives the appearance of a dense hair. This chin-length asymmetrical cut is one of the best examples of short hairstyles and haircuts for women 50+.

Gray Feathered Layers

Gray Feathered haircut for women over 50
Instagram @hair_by_claudiat

Featuring a really adorable cut that takes away ages from your look! Going with a length past the chin, not to mention those cute side-swept bangs, complement her round face by making it appear longer.

Playful Stacked Bob

Playful Stacked Bob for 50 plus women
Instagram @rhearhea1031

Amp up one of the most popular and classic short haircuts for women over 50 by painting some natural highlights on it for a textured and dimensional result. It needs no effort to style and is super easy to maintain.

Romantic Loose Updo

Romantic Loose Updo fora 50 year old
Instagram @emshepmua

This exquisite yet easily achievable style looks perfect for a wedding and other formal nights you’ll attend. It lifts up the hair beautifully and adds volume to it.

Shoulder Length Hair

Shoulder Length Hair for ladies over 50
Instagram @andrea_gildedfox

Layered medium-length haircuts for women over 50 look beautiful when styled with waves. Adding texture and waves is a great way to add fullness to your hair. Try adding in baby bangs to balance a long or oval face.

Cute Short Crop

Q&A with style creator, Taylor Hanrahan
Hairstylist & Chemical Specialist @ Greenline Salon in Covington, KY

How would you describe this look?

Well, I would describe this short haircut for women over 50 as easy to style while still having an edge. We know when a lot of women go for short hairstyles they worry about being not able to switch up their style.

The cut leaves the ears visible, tapered in the back, under the sides, and through the top with texturizing shears. We cut the top by slicing through many of her layers to thin out the top and add texture.

The color is a deep brown (I will post the formula below) and a few pop-up highlights from a previous balayage we had done last June. Those highlights were toned to be an ashy level 6 brunette color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Have medium density hair, and though you don’t need natural wave in your hair, it doesn’t hurt to have any! This style would work well with any face shape, but if my client had more of a round-shaped face I would’ve left the sides a little longer.

The best thing about this style is how easy it is. My client has both air-dried and blow dried her hair – she says either way, with a little bit of product it’s easy to get her desired look! We have curled and straightened her hair, and both look incredible.

So the lifestyle of a client with this haircut is active (since it is so easy to style), edgy (play with it! Wear some unique earrings and draw attention to your style!), and fashionable (it’s trendy, it’s fun, and you can make it your own).

Long Blonde Bob

Q&A with style creator, Marisa Ramirez
Freelance Hairstylist in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

This haircut is a take on a modern “shag”. My favorite thing about this haircut is how versatile it is.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut and style were created for Missy Reeves, an actress that I work with. We wanted something that would be versatile on screen and also easy for her to style in her off time. I chose to go with a modern shag, leaving the layers a little bit longer around her face so we can style it down the middle, to the side and even up off her face in a messy pony. On her off time, she rarely styles her hair. With this cut, she can apply a little curl cream and air dry for a more free beachy look.

For the hair type, it can be coarse, wavy, and frizzy. The look is a sleek side part with soft waves

Grey Pepper Bob

Q&A with style creator, Ashleigh Gottlieb Glass
Stylist @ Progressions Salon Spa Store in North Bethesda, MD


How would you describe this look?

This look is very versatile and can be suitable for almost every face shape. My favorite thing about this look is it will forever and always be in style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

As far as color this is her natural grey and for women 50 plus who wants to go grey, they have to be ready to commit to the grow out/transition.

This is one of the more classic cuts for women over 50 who want to also be on-trend. When styling this look you can keep it clean and polished or create texture for some fun.

Face-Framing Layers for Fine Hair

Face-Framing Layered haircut for women over 50 with fine hair
Instagram @hexgirlhair

Q&A with style creator, Bailey Elizabeth
Hairstylist @ Japa Salon in Stillwater, MN


How would you describe this look?

It’s a very voluminous, texturized and subtle inverted bob haircut. For older women with fine hair, getting volume by adding short, feathered layering towards the top really helps make your hair appear thicker. As well as the added texture from razor cutting.

The cutest thing is definitely the back of her cut. I really love how much texture you can see, and it really helps create movement in a shorter style such as hers.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’d recommend this style for a woman over 50 years old who is able to commit to using some product! Hairspray or pomade for a more textured look and volumizing products are really great! It’s definitely important for those with finer hair to use products to hold this style.

Overall, this cut is really easy to maintain and work with. It’s perfect for a woman looking for something easy to learn how to style, but still, have something trendy. It’s also a really great cut for those with a wider or more square face shape since it helps build volume outward of the temple area and upward to really slim and elongate the face.

Blonde Hair with Long Waves

Q&A with style creator, Heather Marie DeYoung
Owner / Stylist @ Forever DeYoung in Edina, MN


How would you describe this look?

This look is a soft buttery blonde. The best thing about this look is the way the light hits the brighter blondes to not only bring out her beautiful features but also creates great movement as it showcases the classic long layer haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a hairstyle for women over 50 who are seeking a more natural, low maintenance color to reflect their lifestyle. I keep it light in the front along with adding some soft layers to frame her face.

Chic Rounded Bob with Wispy Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Siclari
Hair Artist & Owner @ SaSa Salon in Trumbull, CT


How would you describe this look?

I love this rounded bob with wispy bangs because it is elegant yet edgy. It is an undercut from recession to just below the round of the head, with an asymmetric micro fringe all tied into a classic bob. The strong lines accent her bone structure bringing attention to all her best features. I love the marriage of color and cut in this look because it’s both strong and soft.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut works well with dense hair textures as it is an undercut underneath. The asymmetric micro fringe is great to really open the face and showcase the eyes. This haircut is versatile in styling and can be worn straight or curled. It’s a modern approach to a classic.

Elegant Wavy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Laura Jarrell
Professional Colorist @ Regis Salon in Barboursville, WV


How would you describe this look?

I think this look is fun and sassy! It is a haircut that can be worn in any style. It can be long and subtle or short and dramatic, and everything in between. This inverted bob can look amazing straight, wavy, or in the tightest curl! I think my favorite style is wavy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

An inverted bob is one of those haircuts for women over 50 that are easy to pull off. But if you do have a rounder face then I would suggest keeping the length in the front be somewhere past the chin so it elongates the face. As far as the back you can go as short as you want! That is the beauty of an inverted bob it can look amazing with as less or as many layers, and any length!

Look Younger with Lowlights

women aged 50 can look Younger with Lowlights
Instagram @masterofmane

Q&A with style creator, Danielle Parolisi
Master Hair Designer @ Pure Aveda Salonspa in Mount Dora, FL


How would you describe this look?

I created a softer blushed peekaboo under her blonde balayage. Judy’s haircut is a nice collarbone length with some weightless layers styled with Aveda Pure abundance style prep which gives hold, volume, and also protects from heat styling. Aveda volumizing tonic was used as a root lifter.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is one of those super-easy hairstyles for women over 50 to style. Just use a blow dryer and a round brush and finished with Aveda’s air control hairspray. Age is just a number and with confidence, they can rock anything they desire!

Short & Textured Wavy Hair

short textured wavy hair for women over 50
Instagram @dhschorley

Q&A with style creator, Katie-Rose Kelly
Senior Stylist @ Diamond Hair Studio in Chorley, Lancashire, UK


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This look is a short textured bob. My favorite thing about this choppy look is that it’s so effortless! It’s such a get-up-and-go style. You don’t have to do much to it for it to look this great.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

The product I used here was Neal and Wolf Shape Pliable Paste. It’s a soft wax that isn’t too heavy. It is just right for styles like this where you want texture without weighing finer hair down.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This voluminous style works for older women with finer hair who want volume and body with thicker hair who want to take weight out of it and cut down their drying time, it’s a total winner. It’s perfect for women of all ages who want to just get up and go in the morning and who don’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Get the right hair products and don’t try too hard! This look is all about being effortless. It’s not supposed to look perfectly tidy. Let your cut do the work and the rest will follow.

Fun A-Line Bob with Layers

Fun A-Line Bob with Layers for women over 50 years old
Instagram @jessicacarter.hair

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Carter
Hairstylist assistant @ Tricho Salon and Spa in Novi, MI 


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a fun, effortlessly chic, low maintenance style that perfectly accentuates my model’s features.

My favorite thing about it is that I could instantly see the confidence boost in my model. She was glowing! She had the same hairstyle for years and this was the fresh change she needed. She absolutely loved it, and my favorite part of every style is making my clients feel beautiful.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

To help create and maintain this hairstyle, I would recommend using a lightweight styling foam. It works great to give that beach waved, undone look that is very popular right now.

If you like some volume in the crown area, over direct the hair forward and blow dry from root to end. Let the hair cool, then gently flip it back to give you that great volume and shape.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This look is great for women over 50 with straight to wavy texture. If your hair is fine, this voluminous cut will make your hair appear fuller. If you have thick hair, it can be texturized and thinned out making it easier to maintain. What’s great about this look is that it’s customizable to fit your face and head shape. You can add a fringe or more dramatic angle, or go more subtle with less layers. My model has a heart shaped face, but this look can look great on almost any face shape.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Taking a photo to your stylist is the best way of communicating what you want in a style. If you are looking for gorgeous, low maintenance hairstyles, this will be perfect for you.

Piecey Pixie Cut

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Glaze
Senior Stylist and Color Specialist @ East of Eden Salon and Rejuvenation Studio in Benton, AR


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a piecey pixie cut with textured sides and back hairline.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I recommend Matrix Oil Wonder Oil for shine and Matrix Texture Builder Spray for moveable texture. Finish off with Matrix Vavoom Freeze Spray for a strong hold that doesn’t look cemented down

What type of person would this look work best for?

This voluminous short hairstyle is one I would like to call a chameleon. With slight modifications in bang length and texture, texture in the sideburns, and crown length and texture, it can really flatter any face shape and any hair texture. This cut is for the woman that still wants to feel and look classy with a touch of sass! It requires minimal styling time. It is a great balance of style and practicality.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you want this cut, it’s best to show your stylist pictures. Even if you come with one picture of sideburns, one picture of neckline and one picture of bang length, that still works! The great thing is all of those details make this cut specific to your desired look.

Modern 90’s Shag

modern 90s shag for older women over 50
Instagram @redkenjenn

Q&A with style creator, Jenn Waterman
Redken Artist @ Cut Salon & Blowout Bar in Amarillo, TX


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This look is a modern take on Meg Ryan’s adorable blonde shag of the 90s. I cut the nape and sides short so that the top could lay over and give a textured and edgy feel.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Towel dry or even blow dry the hair just enough to remove some moisture to allow the hair to absorb product. I used Redken Guts 10 very liberally to build volume and smooth the cuticle. Once dry, Redken Wax Blast 10 is the perfect combination of hold and wax spray. This leaves hair with a great movable texture that isn’t too shiny and is more of a soft matte finish. To set the look I finished with Redken Triple Take 32 spray. This has great hold, but no crunch!

What type of person would this look work best for?

Hairstyles like this can be flattering on so many face shapes, but this particular client has a heart shaped face. If you are playing by the rules, she is a candidate, but personality can make this style work for any face.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Don’t be afraid to try something new! Hair grows back, so if you are feeling adventurous, consult with a stylist you trust to give you the look you are wanting to achieve.

Long Pixie with Choppy Bangs

long pixie with choppy bangs on 50 year old woman
Instagram @caitlinjunee

Q&A with style creator, Caitlin Tenney
Co-owner @ Prim&Pearl Hair Studio in Boulder, CO


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is an asymmetrical and textured long pixie. My absolute favorite thing about it is the fringe!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

When wet styling, I would recommend something that has some memory to it. We used Body.Builder from Kevin Murphy for body and hold and finished with Hair Shake from Joico for a windblown texture. Last but not least, we used a little bit of Free.Hold from Kevin Murphy so bring out her texture and fringe.

What type of person would this look work best for?

I would recommend this for women over 50 that want to open up their face more. It’s really a hairstyle that you can make fit the person’s face and features by changing the angle of the fringe. The only person I wouldn’t recommend this style for is ladies over 50 with lots of cowlicks around their hairline. Even though it would still be cute, it just wouldn’t lay as flat and show off the texture as well.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Start with a little bit of short fringe that’s angled into a longer fringe at first. This allows you to get a sense for how their short hairs will lay.

Amazing Angled Bob

Amazing Angled Bob hairstyle for a woman over 50
Instagram @erinstonerstylist

Keep it looking chic with dark ashy blonde roots that make the entire lighter blonde balayaged neck-length hair exquisite.

Short Curly Bob Style

Short Curly Bob haircut for a woman over 50
Instagram @andrea_gildedfox

This short hairstyle is perfect for women with curly hair. The length and texture keep the curls tamed while adding volume. Just like how the flowers are starting to blossom, gray hairs will start to pop out here and there.

Custom Pixie Crop

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Bond
Hairstylist @ Xcentric Hair Studio in Waterloo, Ontario Canada


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a custom pixie with length throughout the top and front to maintain a feminine style. The sides and back are cut very short and textured to accentuate the client’s head shape and bone structure. My favorite thing about this short crop cut is just how versatile it is.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Since this short haircut is so low maintenance, not much product is needed. A client with curl or frizz in their hair would benefit from a smoothing cream like Pureology Smooth Perfection Cream to use before blow drying. Finishing products like pomades and waxes should be used in small amounts to prevent a greasy look, or use a creamy liquid wax like Pureology’s Control Twist.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This particular pixie is best and easiest for women in their 50s who has straight or wavy hair. It will work on curly hair, but of course, there would be a lot of styling effort required.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

I would recommend not doing a pixie cut on a whim. Think about it for a while and collect inspiration pictures to show your hairstylist. You could also seek out a hairstylist that specializes in short haircuts and pixies which should ensure that you get a custom pixie that’s suited to you. 2017 seems to be the year of the pixie cut, so if you’ve been considering it, it will certainly be trending this year!

Classic Layered Pixie Bob

layered pixie bob
Instagram @ells_marie

Q&A with style creator, Elaine Giering
Senior Stylist  @ Anthony Ashley Hair Design  in Allentown, PA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a layered pixie bob. I love that it’s a great way to wear a pixie cut that is growing out and not having to dread the growing out process. I love that it’s fun and sexy, but still conservative.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Before drying the hair I used Surface Jump Mousse-root lift and Surface Awaken thickening cream-throughout the hair for overall volume and thickness. After drying I used Surface Push Powder at the roots for texture and lift and Surface Theory Flexible hairspray for light hold and shine.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This one of the best hairstyles women over 50 who are growing out a pixie cut and going through that awkward grow-out stage. This cut is great for coarse and fine hair and any face shape and skin tone would work perfectly for this cut.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

This haircut will need to be maintained with a cut every four to six weeks to keep the shape and prevent it from bulking out. Use the right products so you can recreate the same salon look at home!

Cute Short Bob Cut

Cute Short Bob Cut
Instagram @bethaney.rose.tucker

I love this short bob cut. Show them who is the sexy silver fox with naturally gray hair, showing how you embrace the beauty that comes with age.

Salt and Pepper Short Cut with Glasses

versatility pixie
Instagram @ellenbellavi

Q&A with style creator, Ellen Powell
Hairstylist @ Salon Bella Vi in Plymouth, MI


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a textured pixie. My favorite thing about it is that the bang area is kept longer. This makes the cut much more feminine and gives her some versatility in how she can style it.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I washed with KM Angel Wash and Rinse for volume, then blew her dry with KM Body Builder for even more volume and hold. After running a tiny curling iron through her straight hair, I styled her with KM Gritty Business for texture and KM Shimmer Shine for added shine. I then finished her off with KM Session Spray for a flexible hold.

What type of person would this look work best for?

When it comes to short hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses, styles like this aren’t always a great fit if you can’t commit to styling your hair every day. Forget being able to throw your hair in a ponytail on a bad hair day, you need to style your hair every day. The great thing about this cut is that with a little customization, it can work for most all hair types.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

When considering hairstyles for women over 50, really spend time thinking about what it is that you like about this style and how much time you are willing to spend on it. If you are working with long hair now, this is a big change. Expect to get a haircut every four weeks. Also, if you color your hair, you may feel like you need to get it done more often as the new growth will be more obvious.

Long Bob

Long bob
Instagram @dk_hair & @lexilindsay

Q&A with style creator, Lexi Hoback
Educational Director @ DK Hair in San Diego CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a layered long bob and a textured perimeter. My absolute favorite thing about this style is its versatility. It can be worn curly or straight and looks great on almost anyone!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

To create this medium-length hairstyle, I used Bumble and bumble Blow Dry Straight for smoothness, shine, and thermal protection. Thermal protection is one of the most important styling products one should use when doing any heat styling (blow dry, curling iron, flat iron, etc.)

What type of person would this look work best for?

Long bobs are the best hairstyles for women over 50! They are so versatile, stylish and fun. They can be modified to suit every client depending on their personal needs. Your personal hair texture and lifestyle will dictate the type of long bob that will suit you.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My best tip for this style is that you will need to schedule haircuts every six to eight weeks to maintain the shape.

Edgy Long Pixie

edgy long pixie
Instagram @hairartbymel

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Medeiros
Hair/makeup Artist


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This look is an updated and edgy long pixie cut. I love the color created to enhance the cut’s shape and texture.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

It really depends on the hair texture, but any pomade, wax or cream-based product should work. My go-to is Kevin.Murphy Antigravity for fine hair and finish with a creamy based product like Kevin.Murphy Free Hold. For thicker textures, I would use a cream-based product for control like Kevin.Murphy Easy Rider.

What type of person would this look work best for?

The type of person who would rock this look would be someone with sass and personality that just screams confidence. I always factor in personality with the face shape and hair texture.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If the personality fits, just go for it! Your look will definitely be complete.

Mid-Length Cut with Long Layers

Med-Length Cut with Long Layers
Instagram @kclose.kc

This beautiful mid-length hairstyle with natural highlights and soft layering looks so glam in every angle. Complete with cute bangs to complement this lovely shoulder-length mane.

Long Hair with Curtain Bangs

long brown hair
Instagram / @lfhair16

Q&A with Style Creator Liz Farnsworth
Hairstylist @ Landis Lifestyle Salon in Salt Lake City, UT


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a modern Farrah Fawcett look. It is literally perfect for women with and every face. Curtain bangs are super in right now and I think women over all ages should have them!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

Blow dry the roots to give volume. Blow the bangs straight down in front of your face, they should style themselves. I personally love it when women keep their natural hair texture with this cut.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Honestly, this haircut is so effortlessly beautiful and is one of the best long hairstyles for women in their 50’s. The bangs can be customized so they can be as short or as long as you’d like. If you like to work out, keep them longer around your face to keep ponytails an option.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

I say go for it! This look is so fun to rock and feel really stylish without having to color. It’s the perfect look if you’re a 50 year old who’s feeling bored with your style.

Modern Wedge Bob with Bangs

Modern wedge bob with bangs
Instagram / @beckylcoleman

Q&A with Style Creator Becky Coleman
Owner @ Vision Hair Studio in Fenelon Falls, Ontario


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This look is a textured, modernized wedge haircut. The back is a traditional wedge, but slightly fuller and more textured with a bit more length to the bottom of the ear. It has honey tones and bright blonde tones to highlight the movement and texture in the cut and style. My favorite thing about it is the softness of the bangs around the client’s face.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

This look is fairly simple to style and maintain. A toning shampoo like AG Sterling Silver will help keep the blonde bright. A blowdry lotion or spray like My Amazing Blowdry Secret or AG Set it Straight will help smooth out the locks while drying. For coarser or frizzier hair types, a flat iron can be used to finish with a protection/shine spray or light oil like AG firewall or The Oil.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This look is best suited for women over 50 who have a bit of time to blow dry and style their hair, or at the very least, time to smooth it out once it’s dry. It works for warmer skin tones and can suit any face shape with slight alterations to the length around the face or fullness of the bang/fringe.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you prefer a heavier bang, go with it. If you prefer wispy, that’s fine too. This look suits any type of fringe. It is also important to use a toning shampoo to keep the blonde bright if you have minerals in your water or are waiting more than four weeks in between touch-ups.

Blonde Pixie Shag

Blonde pixie shag
Instagram / @savagestylist

Q&A with Style Creator Jennifer Savage
Hairstylist @ Atelier by Square Salon in Las Vegas, NV and Salon Santo Tomas in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a pixie shag. It is longer than a classic pixie, yet shorter than a layered bob with lots of soft airy (shag-like) texture. My favorite thing about this style is the versatility of styles the wearer has. The shape is both structured and lived-in making styling a breeze with very little effort and lots of options.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

While the hair is wet, apply a quarter-sized amount of Kerastase Ciment Thermique for heat protection. Follow with a lemon-sized amount of Kerastase Mousse Bouffante for long-lasting body and control. After drying, use a Hot Tools 1 1/4-inch curling iron to causally curl large sections of the hair, leaving the ends out. Finish with my absolute favorite, Oribe Dry Thickening Spray. This spray gives an outrageous body and holds while maintaining a modern flexible finish. Dry Thickening Spray can also be used the next day as a style revitalizer and dry shampoo.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This look is awesome for any woman over 50 wanting to embrace the youthful “lived-in” look without sacrificing sophistication. The pixie shag is great for all face shapes, including longer faces which can sometimes have challenges with shorter styles. All textures look great with this look too! It is an absolutely outstanding option for the modern woman who wants to look fresh and a little funky.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My tip for 50-year-olds wanting this style is to not be afraid to loosen up! Curl large sections of your hair. Spray in a dry texturizing spray and use your fingers to massage, separate and soften the curls. If it doesn’t look perfect, don’t worry! This look is about looking glamorously casual.

Silver Chin-Length Graduated Bob

Chin-length graduated bob on silver hair
Instagram / @jessicalakishair

Q&A with Style Creator Jessica Lakis
Hairstylist @ Headlines Salon and Spa in Edmonton Canada


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This bob is a very versatile haircut. Whether it’s styled curly or straight, the sharp line creates such a polished clean look. It is a timeless haircut for older women that will never go out of style!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

For this style, I used Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep to create fullness in her fine hair. I used Aveda Volumizing Tonic at the roots for added volume and Aveda Air Control Hairspray to finish.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This style is great for all hair types, but especially for fine hair because it can make it appear fuller. It is great on most face shapes, especially oval.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you have a more square or round face shape, I recommend wearing this look slightly longer through the front and having the length at least past the jawline to elongate the face.

Gray Covering Blonde Balayage Lob

Gray Covering Blonde Balayage Lob
Instagram / @hairbyginnycrespo

Q&A with Style Creator Ginny Crespo
Hairstylist


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

Haircuts for women over 50 who want to have both a professional look and a fun, flirty look will like this look. What I like most about this lob is the ability to cover grey hair using multiple colors in the locks to add interest!

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I also conditioned with AG Keratin Repair and finished with Matrix Biolage Sugar Shine. I would recommend using a blowout cream such as Kenra Perfect Blowout or Infusion Therapy Keratin Complex.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This layered look works on most face shapes. Knowing where to place the layers is key. It can be worn natural or blown out and curled for a more polished look.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

My tip for wearing this look is to maintain the new growth color and get a deep conditioning treatment every other visit.

Edgy Platinum Asymmetrical Bob

Edgy Platinum Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram / @prettypirate

Q&A with Style Creator Jocelyne Hershey
Hairstylist in San Fransisco, CA


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is an edgy, asymmetrical platinum colored bob that’s very movable and fun because of her fine hair texture.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

This look is pretty low maintenance at home. She could use some shine product or a beach spray if she wanted to rock it out and have it look messier. A blue shampoo and conditioner are helpful to maintain the tone of the platinum.

What type of person would this look work best for?

I think this is a very versatile look. I’ve done this look with both curly hair and fine straight hair. There are tweaks you can make to suit most older women’s features. It’s easy to style at home, but the cut and color will need to be maintained every six weeks.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Just go for it! It’s a fun statement style and is actually really easy to make look great at home.

Short Spike Red Pixie

Short Spike Red Pixie
Instagram @cutbyivis

Q&A with style creator, Ivis Hernandez
Hair Artist @ Against The Grain in Spring, TX


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a short pixie and my favorite thing about it is how versatile, fast and easy it is to style.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I would use a texture cream while it’s wet, and then a wax, paste or pomade (nothing too sticky, but something that will give you good texture and moldability) on dry hair. You can also finish the look off with a workable hold spray.

What type of person would this look work best for? (Hair types, face shapes, skin tone, lifestyle, personality, etc)

Oval, square, diamond and heart-shaped faces wear short pixie cuts best, but really fifty-year-old can rock this cut out as long as they have a fun personality and confidence.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

If you’re a woman over 50 considering this style, just know that yes, it is easy quick and fun to style. It also can be a little higher maintenance with your color and cut though because you will be visiting the salon every four to six weeks to maintain the style.

Sassy Medium Length Bob

Sassy medium length bob
Instagram / @boddebinghair

Q&A with Style Creator Jess B
Hairstylist


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this medium-length haircut as a sassy mom bob. I am actually considering doing a version of this on myself because it offers the fullness and liberation of shorter hair, yet the slight inversion in the front still makes it feel somewhat long.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using the 1 1/2-inch Paul Mitchell Neuro wand to create these waves.

Straight Razor Undercut

Straight Razor Undercut hairstyle
Instagram @katiemhair

Q&A with style creator, Katie Manselle
Salon Owner and Stylist @ Culture Hair Studio in Durham, NC


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is an undercut long bob that was cut with a straight razor to maintain softness along the perimeter. It is effortless yet striking. My favorite thing about this look is how versatile it is.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

The products I used were Oribe Matte Waves (either blown into the hair or put in damp hair to dry), Impermeable (put in as a heat protectant and anti-humidity hold), and Oribe Dry Texture Spray to finish and enhance the beachy texture.

What type of person would this look work best for?

I think this look works on almost any woman. It’s up to your hairdresser to know the suitable length for your face (as high as chin-length or as long as collarbone length). The one group that this may not work as well on would be those with ultra-thin hair. This is only because it is more difficult to define big waves on these locks without it appearing stringy. In this case, I would suggest a blunt bob.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Ask your hairdresser to show you how to make these effortless waves, then practice! Give it three tries before you throw in the towel. This should be easy to style and take you 5 to 10 minutes max! Learning how to wave your hair will arm you with an easy day two and day three look. I also recommend getting a dry shampoo for your roots and oil for your ends for the days you do not wash your hair.

Timeless Layered Grey Hair

Q&A with style creator, Lisa Monaco Bodreau
Owner & Master Colorist/Cutter @ Finally Lisa’s Hair Salon in Southbridge, Massachusetts


How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this layered bob as “timeless beauty.” To me, this cut doesn’t matter for women over 50, because your inner beauty shines through. Good haircuts for women are the foundation for their style and color. Without the haircut, everything else doesn’t shine.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

She maintains her white with daily use of Matrix So-Silver Shampoo and a weekly clarifying treatment with Malibu Hard water. For her styling, I used Matrix Boost Gloss and Matrix Volume Builder before blow drying. I then set her hair on velcro rollers for volume and no curl. I finished with Proforma Spray and Sugarshine gloss spray.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This cut and style work well on various faces shapes and lifestyles for many reasons. I razored the edges of the exterior to create softness and ease of styling. The interior of her hair is lightened in the crown with a razor also.

This style is perfect for any 50 year old women. You could also just blow dry with a round brush and not even set it for a casual day look.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Find a stylist who is known for haircutting and personalizing the cut for your face shape, hair texture, and amount of time you want to spend on it. In our daily salon life, we are bombarded with unrealistic pictures from social media. Find one that fits you!