48 Gorgeous Hairstyles for Women Over 50


Choosing a hairstyle after 50 can be difficult, you still want to be trendy, but you also want to look respectable. You might feel like you need a change, but you’re not sure where to go. Just because you’re turning a certain age, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t have a youthful hairstyle. Just look at Jennifer Aniston, she has still managed to keep her youthfulness even though she is encroaching 50. These days women are aging gracefully more than ever. Women in their 50’s are working out more than ever and eating healthy and that’s all part of looking youthful. A youthful hairstyle falls in the same space. The hairstyle you choose reflects who you are as a person, so you want to make sure that your style reflects you in the best possible light. There are many women out there that prove that you can still rock an amazing style in your 50’s. Kim Basinger, Madonna, Lisa Rinna, and Sharon Osbourne are all women who prove that aging gracefully can be an artform.

Women in their 50’s will often consider that time as a second chance at youth. The children are in college and living their own lives and they get to enjoy life once again, using that opportunity to travel and do things they weren’t able to before. Just because you are turning 50 doesn’t mean you can’t be youthful any longer. Regardless of your age, you can still have the hairstyles that you love whether that be a bob, a pixie cut or a longer style. These looks are always trendy and timeless, so there’s no reason in the world that you can’t have your favorite style. Choosing soft looks and clean cuts that allow the hair to stay off your face is great for women in their 50’s. Bangs are also a great choice because they are always a youthful look. Wispy bangs are always a great choice, nothing that is too severe. There are many different options for you to choose from.

When it comes to hair color, grey hair is always going to be an issue for women over 50. Some women choose to embrace it and choose an all over silver shade to rock their age. Many women will also go with caramel hues or blondes because it’s easier to hide grey hairs in a light color. But that doesn’t mean that you can choose a dark color like chocolate brown auburn or even a sharp shade of red, there is just a little more maintenance involved with those shades. But as long as you don’t mind a little extra work with your style then choose any color that you want. We just wouldn’t recommend any fashion colors at this stage because the look can appear quite drastic. Noen of us would want to see a bright blue shade on Jennifer Aniston either. When it comes to highlights, you don’t typically see anything too brazen. The highlights are soft and subtle throughout the hair. We wouldn’t recommend doing drastic hue combinations. Your goal is to look modern but also elegant too. Don’t worry there are so many style options available that you may even have trouble picking a style. We have many different styles for you to choose from and we are confident that you will be able to find a style that you love. Check out these 48 Gorgeous Hairstyles for Women Over 50:

  1. A Flip Style

This is a popular style and one that is very youthful, Try a bob that has a flip style to it. These small layers are always great for any volume. If you have thin hair, then layers can become your best friend because it will give you a little more lift to your style.

2. Short Styles

Sharon Stone has been rocking the short styles for years and as you can see it’s a very youthful style. She’s also been a blonde for many years and she has no problem rocking it in her 50’s. This Queen of Hollywood is certainly someone to watch in regards to style.

3. Silver Shades

Many women choose to embrace they greys because it’s all part of the aging process. If you are someone that doesn’t mind the change, then go for it!  There are many awesome silver shades that will give your greys some elegance. Do an all over silver shade to really embrace your new look.

4. The Long Bob

This blonde style is another youthful choice. If you like bobs, then you are sure to love this short style. She also has a wispy bang which is another great choice for a youthful look. This style practically makes her glow.

5. A Shining Style

This whispy style makes this actress practically glow. It’s a short style that is very youthful. She is someone who always looks radiant and that probably has a lot to do with her style choices. She has aged gracefully over the years and we love this style.

6. Lots of Layers

Layers are always a great way to flatter your face. This type of style is always a fresh look. If you are looking for a small change, then this might be just the style that you are looking for. The bangs once again give off a youthful glow and we also love the brown coloring of her hair. If your not someone that likes to show off your greys, which is totally okay, then this light shade might be a great option for you.

7. Graceful Styles

Another great style that is short and it has an air of elegance to it. If you are looking for a style that is always trendy, then this is the one for you. It’s yet another look that has bangs, and these ones are looked and swept to the side.

8. A Fashionable Bob

Meredith has been a fan of bobs for many years and it’s certainly a popular style. This game show host knows how to rock popular sides that totally suit her. Bangs are a great way to give yourself a youthful look. You are going to want to rock this style out again.

9. A Sweet Bob

Another great example of a fresh bob for the new season. She has a great wispy bang that is swept to the side. If you are looking for a style that is sleek and youthful, then this soft style is the one for you.

10. A Soft Look

Jodie Foster is showcasing a great example of a soft and flowy style. It’s soft and elegant, something that can be worn anywhere. She has been wearing this style for years and it’s one that will never go out of style. You will love this one just as much as we do.

11. Longer Styles

This gorgeous style is sure to make you feel youthful. It’s a classic style that has all the elegance in the world. The hair is styled away from the face which is where the youthfulness comes from. It also has sort of a hippie vibe to it which is also going to bring us back to a time where it was all about youthful freedom. It’s a graceful look that will be turning heads for years.

12. Pixie Cut

You can still rock out a pixie cut regardless of your age; it’s a great look. This actress knows how to showcase her best features and she looks youthful with a short look that is styled away from her face. 

13. Highlighted Styles

Layered styles always look great with highlights.  We get more of a choppy look with this one. The tones here aren’t too drastic either; it looks like there are hues of caramel and blonde which are both very flattering for a woman in her 50’s. If you are looking for highlights, just don’t make the tones too drastic. Allow them to flow together.

14. Bold Styles

Brooke Shields looks gorgeous with this long layered look. Layers away from the face really soften the whole style. We are also enjoying her hair color; it’s a natural look that only has a few highlights to it. If you like the natural styles, then this should be a look for you to consider.

15. Fawcett Style

Farrah Fawcett had had pretty much the same hairstyle that she had when she was younger. The blonde shag haircut is a popular style and it is still trendy to this day. She is all about being a blonde bombshell and that’s still okay in your 50’s. Age is just a number and there’s no reason why you can’t turn heads in your 50’s. Fawcett has been turning heads for years and we don’t see that changing anytime soon.

16. A Stylish Pixie

Another great example of a stylish pixie that is all the rage. You will feel completely youthful in this hairstyle. A pixie cut will never go out of style so take your opportunity to try it out.

17. Silver Pixie

A great style that is sure to please you wherever you go. Just because your 50, doesn’t mean you can’t rock the silver tones. These ones really pop out and that’s the great thing about coloring your hair silver, the tones really jump out at you.

18. Soft Shades

The layers are styled away from her face which softens the look and she has caramel and blonde highlights throughout her hair. This is a fresh new look that would be great for spring and summer this year.

19. The Blonde Bombshell

Suzanne Summers has been a blonde bombshell since she started on Three’s Company. Just because you’re in your 50’s, doesn’t mean that you can’t still be a blonde bombshell as well. Age is just a number and these hairstyles prove that. Rock out this style this summer and see how many heads turn your way.

20. Polished Bomb

This short bob is glamorous and polished. This is the kind of style that you can wear anywhere. Try it out the next time you got to the salon and you will see just what a great style it is. Amazing styles.

21. Great Pixie

Sharon Stone is showing off her youthful pixie look in this photo. These short styles are still great no matter what your age is.

22. Sleek Styles

Just because you are in your 50’s, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be fashionable. This bob is not only sleek, but it’s sexy as well. Show off your sexy style no matter what your age is.

23. The Silver Fox

Being a silver fox is still a fashionable look. Some women prefer to embrace the greys rather than cover them up. They want to show off their age instead of pretending that they aren’t aging. Whether you want a silver look or not, these silver styles are becoming just as popular as the blonde shades.

24. Curly Styles

If you are a fan of longer styles, then this is a great one. If you have naturally curly hair, then this is a great style for you.

25. Soft Highlights

This is a great example of how highlights can really make your look pop. But they are subtle and soft, so the style is still elegant.

26. Bold Designs

A great style that looks amazing because of all the volume. This actress looks amazing with this fresh style.

27. Shorter Lengths

Meryl Streep is a legend in Hollywood and so is her style. This is a great look and one that you can pull off for many years.

28. Flowing Waves

This is a great look because it’s youthful. You don’t have to have short hair to have a youthful style. These flowing waves are to die for and you are sure to love a look like this one. It’s also another style that embraces the silver tones.

29. Bold Colors

A dark shade will always make you feel like you made an intelligent choice. We love the short pixie style on her.

30. Blonde Highlights

If you are looking for a youthful style, then blonde highlights are always a great choice.

31. Wispy Styles

Wispy cuts will always be great youthful choices. This style is great because it’s soft and will make you feel ten years younger again.

32. Loose Layers

Loosely layered looks are always popular with women in their fifties. The whole look itself is very soft.

33. A Sharp Pixie

Pixie cuts are very popular for women in their 50’s, just look at Kris Jenner. She has made the pixie quite fashionable for her own life. 50 is a fresh start to doing things your way again.

34. Shorter Stylings

Another great pixie look and this actress has been rocking it since her 20’s. Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean that you have to change a look that you have loved for many years.

35. Chic Styles

A great style that is both chic and fashionable. You will still be turning heads with a style as amazing as this one.

36. A Deep Part

Another great bob style that has a deep part. This is a fresh look where the woman is embracing her greys.

37. Fashionable Styles

A great look that is sure to make you happy. It’s short, soft and the flip style is pretty popular as well.

38. A Redhead Style

Susan Sarandon has always had this medium length curly style and she is rocking it out to perfection. At this point, she is clearly covering her greys which are totally okay.

39. Polished Designs

If you love the polished look, then you are sure to love this style. It’s a great one for the office or a garden party.

40. Wispy and Stylish

A great style that is short and soft. Faith Hill is another celebrity who has been sporting short styles for many years.

41. Various Angles

We get the chance to see this style from various angles.  There are many layers in the style and all of it is styled away from the face.

42. Bright Styles

This style is shockingly white. Some women want to take going grey to a whole new level. This white style is sure to have heads turning wherever you go.

43. Grey Pixies

A great style that is sophisticated and elegant. The great thing about pixie cuts, is they never go out of style.

44. Styles for Thick Hair

We can tell here, that her hair is thick, so this is a great example of how well a pixie cut looks with thick hair.

45. Sophisticated Styles

A great style that is sure to win you over. It’s short and sophisticated!

46. Style and Grace

This is another great example of a short style that is great for women in their 50’s. It’s stylish and amazing because of the wispy layers.

47. A Great Bangs

Having bangs is always a youthful look. This style is truly amazing because it goes off to the side. This style is sure to make you feel young again.

48. Grey Designs

A medium length style that is sure to be a show stopper. It’s a layered look that you are sure to love for many years.


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