Ageless Hairstyles for Women Over 50


Author: Paul Jones
Updated January 20, 2017

There are many hairstyles for women over 50 and you are only limited by a hairstyle that fits your face, color, personality, hair texture and lifestyle. With the right hairstyle, you can appear as dazzling as ever and look miraculously younger.

Here are four common problems facing women over 50 and hairstyle ideas to help you look your best.

Helen Mirren is 70 years old with a medium staright casual hairstyle

Helen Mirren 70 years old with a medium straight casual hairstyle. Soft side-swept bangs frame the top of the face, accentuates the eyes and the length softens the jawline.

Fine and Thinning Hair

Dry and limp hair is likely the most common problem for women 50 and above. A short hairstyle is most often considered better for women with thinning hair, as a short hairstyle tends to divert attention from the hair to the face.

Fine and thin hair looks better when cut in a short bob with side swept bangs of interest. This type of hairstyle is also excellent for camouflaging a wrinkled or high forehead. And if your pressed for time a short bob only needs some gentle blow-drying after shampooing.

Jane Fonda at 77 years old with short straight hairstyle

Jane Fonda in this photo at 77 with a short straight layered hairstyle. This is a great hairstyle to soften her facial features and also draw attention away from the jawline and neck.

Expression Lines and Dropping Jaw Line

Most women want to style their hair close to their face in an attempt to hide a softening jaw line or frown lines around the eyes.

However styling the hair slightly shorter around the face in layers than in back, can actually soften your facial features. Styling the layers up and away from her your face with a round brush will also add instant lift to a drooping jaw line.

Sally Field 68 with medium staright hairstyle that softens the aging neck.

Sally Field at 68 with a medium brown hairstyle. The style has jaggered layers down around the neck for shape and bangs to soften the face.

Aging Neck Line

Losing that firm skin around the neckline can be frustrating not to mention it ads years to your appearance. However you can style your hair in a way to divert attention from your neckline and accentuate your best features like your sparkling eyes or high cheek bones.

By keeping your hair length around the ears and in back you can soften your neck and shoulder areas that start to look drawn with age. This type of style also works to shorten a long neckline as well.

Short Hairstyle on woman over 50

Short hairstyle on woman over 50 cut in layers around a round face.

Pale Skin Tone and Discoloration

Its well known that skin tone influences your hairstyle and color choice. Women over 50 tend to chop their hair and then color it dark so that the gray hair is camouflaged. You can simply avoid this by highlighting your hair, as it will deceptively cover the age.

In general women over 50 should preferably use light hair colors unless you have a pale complexion. For a pale complexion opt for brunette shades instead, as this makes you appear more youthful.

Those with olive or dark complexions are the luckiest, as they have a variety of hair colors to choose from. They look good in most colors including brown, burgundy and blond. A proper hair color should highlight your skin tone bring it alive and glowing. On the other hand, if you have made the wrong choice you will probably look tired and washed out.

The Take Away

Aging is inescapable; however, it does not limit your sense of beauty and your instinct to earn recognition. You can look beautiful at all ages. With this being the spirit, you can always find a perfect hairstyle for you to look your best.

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Medium Hairstyle PicturesMedium Length Hairstyles are easy to take care of and style than longer hairstyles yet more versatile than shorter hairstyles. Medium hairstyles match most facial shapes well as there is just enough hair complimenting the facial region and enhancing other features.

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