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Modern Hairstyles For Women Over 50

Woman with short brown hair

Now is a great time to update your hair and look. As we head into a new season and enjoy the colors of fall, it’s a great time for us to experience our own change and transformation. If you’re looking for a modern and stylish look, try one of these best hairstyles for women over 50.

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

Don’t 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: 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. Using a quality shampoo and conditioner are an unbeatable way to bring 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.

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

Get a wavy lob like Meg Ryan



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 hair is the key.

Jane Fonda short and layered haircut

Lisa Rinna

Short Crop

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

Dame Judy Dench short cropped hairstyle

Cropped hair cut


Meet in the Middle

If you’re not a fan of having a shorter haircut but you’ve also found that your hair starts to look thinned out or brittle when you grow it out consider meeting in the middle of the two. Curly hair can dazzle at pretty much any length, but the wow factor at this length is amazing. You can still rock a longer ponytail without having strands come loose, or change up your style by adding some curls or waves. 

African American woman with curly hair

Beautiful woman with gray hair makeover

Go Long

If you still love to wear your locks long, we say go for it. Just remember to keep it looking healthy, so it doesn’t thin out at the ends. If your natural hair isn’t as full and lush as you’d like it to be, you can always consider adding extensions or a faux hairpiece to bolster up a ponytail. It’s all about giving yourself options! 


Woman with long brunette hair

Hair Color

As you can see in the pictures above, fabulous hairstyles can come in just about any color. Brown, blonde, gray, balayage, or a multi-shade masterpiece – all of the colors can be made to work for pretty much any hairstyle. Are you ready to embrace the gray? 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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