34 Youthful Hairstyles for Women Over 50 in 2018

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.

Check out the best hairstyles for women over 50 that are sure to take a few years off your age.

Eye-Catching Blonde Bob

Eye-Catching Blonde Bob
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 a lovely example of this.

Gray Feathered Layers

Gray Feathered Layers
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 seem appear longer.

Playful Stacked Bob

Playful Stacked Bob
Instagram @rhearhea1031

Amp up one of the most popular and classic short haircuts there are 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
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
Instagram @andrea_gildedfox

A layered medium cut styled with waves is a beautiful way to add fullness to your hair. Try adding in baby bangs to balance a long or oval face.

Face-Framing Layers

Face-Framing Layers
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 texturized and subtle inverted bob. She has relatively fine hair, so getting volume can be really tricky for her! Short, feathered layering towards the top really helps with that, 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 someone 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 style is great for those who are seeking a more natural, low maintenance color to reflect their lifestyle. My client here is very active and spends time in the south over the winter season. She wanted a look that was youthful but age appropriate and something that grew out well. With that in mind, I keep it light in the front along with adding some soft layers to frame her face. She is able to pull it back while playing pickleball and then easily style with either some hot rollers or a curling iron for a night out on the town!

Chic Rounded Bob

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


How would you describe this look?

I love this look 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.

This color is my favorite part of this look! It is great for any woman to embrace the grey and get an old color to beautifully blend with the new grey growing in. Although the process of growing out old color can be long, it can still be beautiful and add new styles to your hair journey. The color shown in this picture is ombré. It is perfect for the person does not like a lot of maintenance. After the blonde is applied then you can let your natural roots come through until all old color is out, or wait until the blonde needs to be feathered back up. My client (who happens to be my mom) is trying to get all of her old colors out and soon embrace all of her natural grey. She doesn’t have much longer to go!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think anyone can pull off an inverted bob. 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! I think the foundation to any bob is a good volume. As long as you have a good mousse or root pump it can do wonders.

If you are able, using a round brush as you dry your hair will really give your roots, and body of your hair, the best volume and bounce you are looking for. If the curled look is what you are wanting to achieve then I used a 3/4″ curling iron using a technique where I curl from root to end but keeping about an inch of the ends straight. I keep them straight so when you are done you can take your fingers and comb the curls so you are left with beachy waves. After you are done with the waves, and you want to add a little something extra, you can spray some texture spray to separate the curls and give it that perfectly messy look. Then if you want the look to last all day give it a little hairspray and you are out the door!

And even the busiest woman can achieve a beautiful style with any texture and can be quickly swept half up-half down with a fun top knot or cute clip.

I hope this look has inspired people to change up their look and let the bling strings shine!

Look Younger with Lowlights

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?

Judy is a business owner and travels a lot. She asked me to create something that can make her feel young and free. She doesn’t want her professional job to dictate how she looks. 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 haircut is the best style with just a blow dryer and a round brush and finished with Aveda’s air control hairspray. I encourage all of my guests to try something new each and every time they sit in my chair. 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 it 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 style works on anyone! From clients with finer hair who want volume and body to clients 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?

My best tip for someone considering this look is to 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
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 look, I would recommend using a lightweight styling foam. It works great to give that beach waved, undone look that is very popular right now. For this style we used Aveda Phomollient. It works best in towel dried hair. Emulsify the product in your hands then apply it evenly all over and style as usual. When blow drying, tousle the hair with your hands to give it a nice textured look.

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 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?

My best tip for someone who is considering this look is to just go for it! Taking a photo to your stylist is the best way of communicating what you want in a style. If you are looking for a gorgeous, low maintenance look, 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 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. As stylist, I love when clients bring pictures. My tapered neckline might be different than your interpretation.

Modern 90’s Shag

modern 90s shag
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 the 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?

This client is fun and has a bubbly personality and I think this look reflects that. She is able to create different styles depending on her mood and achieve whatever look she wants for that day. This cut 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
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 wind blown 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 someone 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. If someone wants to dive right in, I would recommend drying their fringe straight down with a flat brush first before styling the rest of the hair. You have to tell those babies who’s boss!

Tapered A-Line Bob

tapered a line bob
Instagram @hayleywiddhair

Q&A with style creator, Hayley Widdes
Owner/ Master Stylist @ Hayley Widdes Hair in San Diego, CA 


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

This is a tapered A-line bob. I love sleek haircuts like this one that are still very versatile!

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

I recommend Amika’s Bombshell blowout spray to add volume and protect from the heat, and Amika’s Triple RX Mask to maintain the health of the hair.

What type of person would this look work best for?

All types! It’s very flattering on all face shapes including round, oval, and heart shaped faces. It also works great at giving the illusion of thicker hair on thin haired women. This look can also be created with thick hair.

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

If you have long hair, make sure you’re ready to part with it. Other than that, don’t hesitate!

Undercut Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Lynsey Cady
Senior Hairstylist @ Volume Salon in Austin, TX


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

This is an undercut pixie. She wants to grow her hair out, but it’s so thick that it gets full and bushy extremely fast. My favorite part about this cut is that she can still grow out the top of her hair while keeping it edgy.

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

I use and love Kevin Murphy products. I used the Smooth.Again shampoo and conditioner on her. I also used a little of the Body.Builder mousse prior to blow drying and then polished with Free.Hold once dry.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This look works for more older women then you would think! People of all face shapes look great with pixies, the hair just has to have the right height and hit their face at the right angles. Some people need more hair around their cheekbones, and some need that opened up.

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

Baby steps! You don’t have to go this short all at once if you’re nervous. Maybe start with a really short bob, or just try undercutting the nape area.

Custom Pixie

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 cut is just how versatile it is. My client often puts a braid in the front or she can direct her length different ways to achieve different looks.

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

Since this 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 someone who has straight or wavy hair. It will work on curly hair, but of course there would be a lot of styling effort required. Since a pixie cut leaves little hair to hide behind, clients who request pixie cuts often have confidence, want a style that’s very low maintenance, or even just want a creative, edgy cut. Any face shape can wear a pixie cut like this, however, the length and angles in the front can be adjusted to suit longer faces, rounder faces, etc.

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!

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 style is perfect for 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.

This is a very fun cut! It’s edgy and funky, but still conservative enough for any lifestyle. This style is very easy to maintain as long as you have the right products at home.

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!

Modern & Flowing

Q&A with style creator, Nilou


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

This look is great for older women who want a modern and flowing look with lots of grey short layers. My favorite thing about it is how you can easily blow this look out into a soft wave.

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

I recommend applying a mousse on wet hair before you blow dry and use a medium round brush while drying.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This particular client has thick hair, but I have created this look on both fine and curly hair as well. You’ll just need to alter your products and styling tools to achieve this finished look.

Versatility

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 used all Kevin Murphy products on her which I absolutely love. 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?

This style is not for everyone. If you can’t commit to styling your hair every day, it’s not for you. 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 .

It’s perfect for ladies that love their hair off their neck. There are many ways you can style this look — textured like in the picture, straight and swept across the face, brushed back (think spiky), or pushed forward on the face. It is much more versatile than you might think!

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

If you are considering this look, 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 long box bob with minimal layers 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 look, 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.) It will keep the hair healthy until your next cut. For a finishing product, I used Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion Spray. This is a saltwater spray mixed with an oil. The salt is great for texture and separation and the oil is great for shine and luster.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Long bobs are the best! 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 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.

Whimsical Blonde Highlights

Whimsical blonde highlights
Instagram / @dtimothyjohn

Q&A with Style Creator Timothy Differt
Owner @ Timothy John Salon in Midtown, NYC


 

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

This layered mid-length haircut with a side-swept bang has a structured but whimsical feeling to it. Christina Bianco is a multidimensional actress, and her highlights read “STAR” ON STAGE. This look is understated, yet very visual. Being a brunette doesn’t mean you have to be boring!

My favorite thing about her look is that it is one of many. She is a versatile talent, much like her hair. She can easily put this up or curl it into beachy waves. My favorite aspect of her color is that her highlights do not overpower her natural color, they bring forth dimension and intrigue.

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

To maintain her color, I recommend the Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner by Redken. For her style, I like to use TIGI Smoothing Lusterizer applied to damp hair before her blowout. Hard To Get is a molding paste I used to accent her layers before finishing with Vivacious Hairspray for a light hold.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Hairstyles like this look good on almost all women over 50. I’ve done it on guests with fine, medium and thick hair. This style is much easier to care for on fine and medium hair. If you have very thick and/or wavy hair, you can still accomplish this style, but it will take more work.

The only way this may not work is if someone has a severely receding hairline. In that case, we would adjust the haircut by utilizing a longer bang. She can put this in a pony or twist it up very easily. So if you’re a woman on the go, this look is for you.

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

If you have a side part, have your stylist cut your locks about one centimeter above your part. If he or she insists on doing a middle part for the cut, the bangs will not work. Always have them personalize for your part so you don’t look asymmetrical. The layers should look as if they are starting from the same point on both sides, not one length on one side and layered on the other!

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?

Since I work for Aveda, I recommend Pure Abundance Style Prep. It adds lots of grip and gives silky smooth, straight hair some grip and texture. A beach spray would work as a substitute.

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 that it works for everyone and especially 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 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 someone who has 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?

The best tip would be to go with what you’re comfortable with. 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 hold 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 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 and will never go out of style for older women!

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 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 used Socolor and Pravana Balayage color. 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. Also have fun with it and enjoy the different looks of the balayage as it grows out!

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)

When choosing hair color, choose something that will best compliment your skin tone. Oval, square, diamond and heart shaped faces wear short pixie cuts best, but really anyone can rock this cut out as long as they have a fun personality and confidence.

Any hair texture can rock this style, but works best on medium to coarse textured hair.

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

If someone is 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 look 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. I like Oribe Dry Shampoo and Oribe Gold Lust Oil. Use these on days you do not wash as a means to keep your hair healthy/fresh and absorb any unwanted oils at the scalp. You will also smell heavenly!

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 it as “timeless beauty”. Cathy is over 60. To me, it doesn’t matter your age, because your inner beauty shines through. Good haircuts for women is the foundation to 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 works well on various faces shapes and lifestyles for many reasons. I razored the edges of the exterior of my client’s locks to create softness and ease of styling. The interior of her hair is lightened in the crown with a razor also. Her nape is cut blunt at the bottom to maintain a heavy back as my client likes to curl it up.

This style is perfect for any lifestyle. 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 bombared with unrealistic pictures from social media. Find one that fits you!