hairstyles for women over 50

Modern Hairstyles For Women Over 50

Now is a great time to update your hair and look. The beginning of a new year is a time for change and transformation. If you’re looking for a modern and stylish look in 2021, try one of these best hairstyles for women over 50.

What’s the appropriate length of hair for women over 50?

Don’t you let anyone dictate to you. If you love long hair, then wear it long! I do honestly believe that some women look even younger with length on their locks. However, there is one golden rule, and it is that hair should be nourished and healthy; otherwise, it is very unbecoming. As we enter perimenopause and menopause, it appears a few things every few years are taken from us, often starting with our skin and hair texture. Extra care and attention are needed to keep our locks soft, lustrous, and touchable. The Iles Formula 3 step system is unbeatable for bringing nurture and softness to menopausal hair.

Decide on a length that suits you.

If you are torn between long hair and a short cut, go somewhere in between. Try a one-length classic bob for a timeless look or a lob (long bob) for more versatility. The one length is extremely classy because the cut is accentuated, and you can easily tie your hair in a low ponytail, which can look either relaxed or extremely elegant with relatively no fuss.

Maggie Gyllenhaal bob haircut


A one-length cut is also ideal for naturally curly and wavy hair, especially if the hair is fine textured, as it adds weight to the hair and delivers a wonderful wave as opposed to curling.

Short Layered

Jane Fonda and Lisa Rinna do this short layered cut beautifully, so much so it has become their staple look. What makes the style so fresh is the removal of styling products. There is no stiffness from hair spray, and soft, luscious free hair is the key.

Jane Fonda short and layered haircut

Short Crop

A very short crop is a liberating haircut to embrace. It is easy to maintain on a daily basis but does require 6 weekly salon visits to refresh the shape.

Dame Judy Dench short cropped hairstyle


Hair Color

It’s always a decision. Should you keep the silver hair that is appearing or color it away? Blondes get it easy as white blends so beautifully with blonde hair. The transition can be made with hardly anyone noticing. For everyone else, best to always seek professional advice. Do not attempt this task on your own.

What fresh and modern hairstyles for women over 50 will you try this year? I hope these ideas guide and inspire you in your pursuit of a new look.

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