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50 Current Hairstyles for Women over 50

Nkeiruka Obiwulu

Looking through thousands of looks is a long task that may amount to nothing. Instead of combing through Instagram pages, this article will give you fifty great examples of hairstyles for women over 50 that you can sort out and bring to your hairstylist.

Read on to find your inspiration!

1. Feathered Pixie Bob. The bixie is popular and in a high demand no matter how old you are. This bronzey bronde color scheme has tons of depth and dimension that add to the movement of those layers.

Looking through thousands of looks is a long task that may amount to nothing. Instead of combing through Instagram pages, this article will give you fifty great examples of hairstyles for women over 50 that you can sort out and bring to your hairstylist.

Read on to find your inspiration!

1. Feathered Pixie Bob. The bixie is popular and in a high demand no matter how old you are. This bronzey bronde color scheme has tons of depth and dimension that add to the movement of those layers.

2. Golden Bob with Bangs. Bobs are an irreplaceable styling option. This variation with a vibrant golden balayage will be a perfect fit for the ladies who want to showcase their lively character.

3. Shaggy Lob with Highlights. Such youthful looks are many ladies’ favorites, and there’s no wonder why. The shaggy lob will frame your face beautifully, while the highlighted strands will freshen up your overall appearance.

4. Collarbone Bob with Lowlights. A blunter bottom boosts fullness for those with thin hair. Side bangs are a great addition to glasses.

5. Modern Tousled Inverted Bob. This angled bob shapes the face and flaunts the popular beach wave texture. Lightly bending the hair with a straightening iron adds movement without damaging methods like backcombing.

6. Collarbone Rounded Feathered Shag. Options that incorporate trending colors are simply the best! For instance, this sandy blonde is a sure stunner thanks to its delicate shine and charming appearance.

7. Classic Bob with Wispy Bangs. Unarguably, one of the most youthful solutions, the classic bob, is as age-defying as it is timeless. Allow some wispy fringes to hang around your face for a casual, feminine feel.

8. Delicate Layers and Curtain Bangs. This shag is one of our all-time favorites among medium-length looks. It deserves a special place in the list of the most beautiful shags, as it is a perfect combination of sophistication and romance.

9. Silver Bob with Side Bangs. A bob with asymmetric bangs will make you feel young and current. This is one of the medium hairdos that can make thin hair voluminous and bouncy.

10. Bedhead Midi Shag . A shag seems to have everything to look dashing. The multiple layers promise a good sway and also make up for what you may lack in thickness. Face-framing bangs are there to hide any wrinkles on your forehead.

11. Mid-Length Jaggy Platinum Shag. Both sharp bangs and disconnected ends help to create an illusion of fuller hair, but choppy layers work even better for volume and texture.

12. Peek-a-Boo Lob with Flipped Ends. This one is a perfect option for those who want to look professional and feminine at the same time. Add soft babylights to freshen up your natural hair color.

13. Voluminous Gray Feathered Pixie. A classy finish is essential for ladies of any age. Feathered layers build height, which is best for those with round faces.

14. Youthful Collarbone Bob Shag. You may have to take down some inches off to give it more body and texture. Short-to-medium length layered crops are among the best choices. Blonde highlights lend more youthfulness to your overall appearance.

15. Highlighted Inverted Bob with Bangs. A-line bobs are so classy! For those who have straight hair and want a professional hairdo that really fits, this is the best option. Bobs with bangs are the cutest.

16. Voluminous Layered Shag. This creative midi is a life savior for thin strands. It lifts the crown, making the upper layer look voluminous. Introduce some sleek, longer strands and feathered bangs for texture.

17. Thick Piece-y Pixie. Those who are tired of long locks and challenging styling will be pleased to get a layered pixie. You can also experiment with adding some highlights and lowlights for texture.

18. Short Chestnut Brown Shag. A shag like this elongated pixie is a great pick for ladies with thicker hair who want to get rid of excess weight and make their strands move and lift more freely.

19. Bob with Jaggy Feathered Ends. Turning a certain age can bring ever-increasing gray hairs and thinning ends. This warm, deep brown bob with highlights is great for those seeking to cover up silver strands.

20. Bob with Butterfly Layers. We love how razor-cutting reveals texture and makes your look youthful and lightweight, and this flicky bob maximizes the effect by placing highlights throughout the mass of layers.

21. Layered Curled Bob. The good thing is you have curls already working in your favor. Your skillful stylist knows how to use layers to generate the thickness of your curly tresses. Layered short curls do look fuller, healthier, and bouncier.

22. Feathered Shag with Highlights. The shag is a rebel that looks complex yet is, in fact, low-maintenance. Add highlights for an even more personalized look, and enjoy it at all times!

23. Two-Tier Razored Mullet. Lots of layers with razored ends in your mullet create a wispy fullness befitting for fine strands. Curving the edges towards your chin elongates your face and distracts attention from a double chin if any.

24. Multi-Tonal Feathery Bixie. This pixie-bob adds well-blended butter blonde and ashy highlights to the subtle feathered layers which results in a dimensional, airy look with a good potential for gray cover-up.

25. Medium Bob with Short Layers. Having a thick mane totally opens up another realm of possibilities in terms of shapes and textures. While you can experiment with layers and bangs, bringing some highlights into the game will make everyone aware of your youthful personality.

26. Sandy Blonde Bixie. Various bob and pixie combinations deliver flattering looks because they retain the volumizing power of short layers without much commitment to the maintenance of a tight crop.

27. Neck-Length Bob with a Fringe. A wispy fringe pairs well with glasses and shorter lengths. This is a safe choice if you are not ready for experiments just yet.

28. Youthful Blonde Pixie Makeover. Drop ten years with this stylish razored shag. It’s versatile and fits any hair texture while adding soft accents to your facial features. Upgrade your blonde from warm to cool and enjoy admiring glances!

29. Volumized Gray Pixie Bob. This longer pixie builds volume in thinning hair. Crops consolidate the hair, boosting thickness while also being low-maintenance.

30. Blonde Shag with Side Bangs. If complicated updos are not your thing, keep it easy with a softly layered shag and wispy bangs. The ideal solution for an active lifestyle!

31. Bi-Level Salt-and-Pepper Mullet Bob. This picture shows a stunning gray blending job that uses silver babylights for dimension and smokey gray lowlights for contrast packed into a hybrid with a bobbed top and a mullet-esque bottom.

32. Short Bronde Tapered Pixie. Short wavy hair requires skillful cutting to accentuate texture without creating poofy-ness. A tapered pixie refines and tames your waves.

33. Wispy and Rooty Pixie. Here is a wispier take on long pixies, offering a depth-adding color scheme with root melt and highlights, along with messy styling enhancing movement in the thin strands.

34. Polished Stacked Layered Bob. The tousled straight bob boasts piece-y layers and gives off a polished, refined vibe without losing volume or body. Tease the roots and spritz a volumizing spray through the strands.

35. Bushy Crop with Ginger Highlights. This thick mane is masterfully debulked and structured with the help of both internal and external layers and then spiced up by some strips of copper infused into the deep brown base.

36. Feathered Undercut Pixie. If you like to keep it up and not spend much time fussing around with your daily routine, then a light, effortless pixie will work its magic just fine. Multidimensional ashy colors set off the slightly tanned skin perfectly.

37. Blonde Bob with Natural Gray Roots. The voluminous, rounded bob is elegant and age-appropriate. A great blowout enhances the shape and volume in one step without any extra styling.

38. Easy-Maintenance Silver Crop. Here’s a convenient and versatile pixie that doesn’t need any hustle to look current and flattering.

39. Gray Long Layered Pixie. Crops like this take the lead for the best low-maintenance options. Don’t be surprised to see a younger version of yourself smiling back at you in the mirror. Yeah, pixie cuts are that age-defying.

40. Honey Blonde Midi Shag. This shoulder-grazing crop incorporates a whole blonde color palette, from honey to platinum, and combines a feathered finish around the top with loose waves on the bottom.

41. Blonde Stacked Bob. Inverted bobs are a modern take on the classic bob. Straight texture pairs flawlessly with this crop, creating a sleek and professional vibe. A tousled, curly styling offers more of a natural, youthful look.

42. Chin-Length Bob with Thinned-Out Ends. This textured bob is great for a redhead turning gray and aiming to return to the original hair color. The crop is modernized by its contemporary angular shape and crisp texture.

43. Side-Swept Chin-Length Crop. Side-swept shapes that reach a little past the chin are flattering as you advance in age. The angles balance and slim down your face if necessary.

44. Angled Bob with Swoopy Layers. The geometry of the angled bob has a slimming effect on your face. The shape is also very classy and posh. Feather the layers towards the back for more body.

45. Youthful Side-Swept Fringe. This chin-length bob with angled layering is a new take on the classic rounded bob. The modern side-swept fringe elevates the look.

46. Inverted Bob for Round Faces. Copper streaks throughout the rich brunette base make for a contrast that elevates basic crops. Subtle waves add volume and build a frame, ideal for those with round faces and glasses.

47. Voluminous Graduated Bob with Bangs. For those with delicate strands, a graduated bob with bangs framing your face is a great choice. Tease the layers around the top to create more fluff and volume.

48. Salt and Pepper Rounded Crop. Prevent any bad hair days with a bouncy stack. The darker color creates dimension. Easily styled with a round brush, it will look gorgeous in any setting.

49. Low-Maintenance Pixie Bob. While the short layers of this peachy blonde pixie let you lift the crown easily, its grown-out feel calls for effortless, a bit tousled styling and relieves you from frequent trims.

50. Pixie with Shorter Sides. The short pixie is made unique by its tapered shape and extra volume. Side swept pixies add height, great for square faces.

With a multitude of different ideas available, you can combine the facets of different looks to create your unique one. We hope our pictures of on-trend crops have brought you some much-needed inspiration for your next salon appointment.

  • Brandy

    Looking for ideas.

    • De’ja Perry

      i love #15 hair style

  • Manu Manchanda

    Hi Hadviser,
    I have gone through your blog and congratulate you on writing hairstyles for women above age 50 group. It was very informative and interesting. The pixie bob is the most popular as written.

  • Rosanne Horney

    I like pink hair

  • Tina

    Having a different style

  • Ros

    I love Val Garland’s hair and since lockdown mine is looking quite like hers but I’d love some tips on what products to use and how to style it myself.

  • krisharn nelsonhone

    I love this!