Best Hairstyles For Women Over 50 – 2020 Round-up

| Last Updated: January 3, 2021

Age is just a number; it's the heart that needs to be young. Even when you hit the 50s, you need to look your best to feel confident and good about yourself. However, with the maturity of age comes the maturity of fashion sense.

So, if you are 50 or above, and are looking for a change of hairstyle to suit the age as well as your personality, we are here with the ultimate guide. Here are our best hairstyles for women over 50. These will surely knock off ten years from your age.

Best Hairstyles For Women Over 50

Have you noticed that as soon as you hit 50, you think of life as a second chance from God? You have done your part, now it's time to live for yourself, and this means a full makeover. For such daring and bold ladies, here is a list of some awesome hairstyles that you can rock in your 50s.

1. Medium Layered with Bangs

Why We Love This!

Layers can never go out of fashion; for one thing, they add texture, and for another, they add volume to limp hair. Old age can bring a lot of changes to one's hair. Lack of nourishment can lead to limp and dead hair.

To add a bit of volume, it's best if you add layers to your hair. Moreover, to maximize the potential of your new look, get medium-length layers, and style them with bangs. Bangs are also great for ladies with high foreheads. It balances the face by contouring the forehead.

Ladies with heart-shaped faces should opt for medium-length bangs as this hairstyle will enunciate their jawline even more. For women with square faces, medium length layered hairstyle is perfect for adding softness.

To take years off your age, you can get highlights or lowlights. Whether you have straight hair or curly hair, layers suit them all. Another great thing about them is how they contour your face, making it look slimmer and lean. They also add softness to your face.

2. Feathered Bob with Height on Crown

Why We Love This!

Bobs are fun, as well as low maintenance hairstyles. Get chin-length layers to shape your face and a curve in the back. Adding layers around the crown gives height and volume; you can also add bags to make this look chic.

To maintain the bob and its fun look, all you need is a blow dryer and a teasing comb to enunciate the crown area. Bobs look great on all kinds of hair, especially if you have thin and blonde hair. They go well with all types of dressing, whether casual or formal.

A feathered bob with a high crown is a fun way of styling your hair. We love it more for that the fact that the versatile look of a bob is for all occasions. Whether you choose a long bob or a short one, they are both. They are great for formal and casual attires.

There is also the matter of elegance that a bob comes with; you can add charm and sophistication to your look by getting a feathered bob. If you are skeptical about parting with your long hair, try switching to a long one before getting a short one.

3. Soft Curly Bob

Why We Love This!

Curly bobs are fresh, and there are so many variations of this style that it would be hard to get bored with this one. The reality of short curly bobs is that you can experiment with different finishes as well as various textures.

This hairstyle is unique and messy; there is no way you can avoid being the center of attention with a soft curly bob. Why is it such a good choice for women over 50? Well, start with the fact that its low maintenance, and if you are in the business of fashion and social media, appearance is everything.

For those who like hassle-free hair, a soft curly bob is just perfect. It's a no-nonsense hairstyle that is perfect for an everyday look. It is perfect for formal office attire as well as casual dates with friends. All you need is to add a bit of mousse to your curls to give effortless volume and body to your hair.

Another big reason to love this hairstyle is that it conveys the fun and light part of your personality. A Soft Curly Bob is all about being fun and engaging, and it shows that you may have turned 50, but your heart is still young and ready to party.

Opting for a soft curly bob gives you an advantage. You can style your hair any way you want; you can keep them shaggy and messed up, or you can easily style them in a short pony; the choices are endless. They are perfect for a party as well as meeting clients.

4. Medium Length Layered Hair

Why We Love This!

Styling your long locks into medium-cut can take years off your age. This is a fact that has been proved by many hair artists, who are in love with extreme makeovers. One of the most popular styles with medium length is medium-length layered hairstyle.

Layers not only add texture to your hair, but they are also great for adding volume to thin and limp hair. Layered hairstyle with a medium length ends around the shoulders. The top layers of the hair are shorter than the bottom, and this is how hairstylists add volume to limp hair. Layering your hair like this gives it depth as well, so you can get the illusion of fuller hair.

If you aren't willing to chop a lot of hair off, you can just get light layering and cut your hair to medium length. They will be back to normal in 6 months or so.

The main reason we love medium length layered hair is the fact that they are "gold” to style. A round brush and a professional hairdryer are enough to give you bouncy outward or inward curls.

If you love coloring your hair and giving them highlights, layers are the best thing you can do to your hair. A layered cut has the ability to make your highlights even more prominent. So, you can really make the most of your hair color, if you style them in medium length layers.

The most important reason why we love layers is the fact that you can style it in many ways, and if you are keen on style, just a quick blow dry will set them and make you look all dolled up. Always remember, a good hair cut goes a long way, and a bad one is hard to disguise.

5. Chopped Pixie Cut

Why We Love This!

Being 50 doesn't mean you need to stop living and start knitting. A classic chopped Pixie cut will tell the whole world that you aren't done partying yet. Add a splash of color to your pixie cut, and you will become the queen of good times.

The chopped Pixie cut is well suited for all kinds of face shapes, but it complements round face more than any other. To give your face shape an edge, the chopped pixie cut is perfect. The sharp cut adds to your jawline and takes away the illusion of roundness from your face. It will also make your face look slimmer and leaner.

You can add bangs in front of your chopped pixie cut and make it look unique. You can also add highlights to make your Pixie cut more chic.

Apart from that, Pixie cuts are never out of fashion, so whether you are 50 or 60, this is the perfect time to get it. This hairstyle is attractive, keeps your face from looking rounder as well as adds a sassy touch to your personality. It is enough to convey that you shouldn't be taken lightly.

6. Medium Feathered Cut

Why We Love This!

You love them short, but you can't part with your long locks; the best way out of this tricky situation is to cut them medium length. A medium feathered cut is all you need to get the satisfaction of having short hair without losing much of your beloved locks.

This is a modern-day cut that starts at ear level and ends at the neck. It is perfect for people who are always on the go and can't be bothered with hair styling every day. It's best for ladies who have jobs and homes to juggle and can't spend precious hours of their day in the bathroom.

Feathering is the best way to add texture as well as volume to your hair. In thick hair, the feathered touch adds more texture and shagginess, whereas, for thin hair, it adds volume more than anything. Adding lowlights to Medium Feathered Cut is an excellent way of adding depth.

Medium Feathered Cut is the most refreshing hairstyle for women over 50. For starters, you don't have to part with the length, and you simultaneously add volume to your limp hair. It's a win-win situation.

Moreover, colored hair paired with feathered hair looks extremely chic and well-styled. The best part about having it is that it compliments all face types. So, whether you have a round or oval face or an edged and high jawed face, a Medium Feathered Cut will definitely work for you.

Their beauty is that they are easy to style. You can add headpieces, bands, and clips if you are going to a formal event or just towel dry them if you are going on a casual date with your friends. There’s no need to spend hours to style them.

7. Pixie Cut with Bangs

Why We Love This!

Women over 50 having pixie cut with bangs ooze power and confidence. To explain better, a pixie cut with bangs is a short hairstyle that needs a certain amount of confidence to carry. The style can vary between one to three inches, and it can easily be paired with bangs. In fact, with bangs, it looks even more sensuous.

Take a leaf out of Mia Farrow's book and style your hair with Pixie Cut paired with Bangs to awe all your family and friends. It's also the preferred style of Miley Cyrus, so your grandkids will mark you as the coolest grandma ever.

The hairstyle is perfect if you're a wash-and-go type of gal; at-home maintenance of this cut is a breeze! Although if you want to keep your length short, be prepared for monthly visits to your salon for regular trims. If you're going to portray the image of "too cool to care" even at the age of 50, this is the ideal hairstyle for you.

This chic urban hairstyle is not only eye-catching but extremely low maintenance. If you want to be in the limelight but aren't willing to put much effort into it, this is the perfect hairstyle for you.

To style, you can blow dry, use a straightener, or even a curler to give them a little character. You can even towel dry and add a bit of mouse to set it without too much hassle.

8. Shaggy Blonde Bob

Why We Love This!

The trouble with blonde hair is that they are too bland; they lack character and personality. If you have the same issue with your blonde hair, don't worry. We have the perfect solution for you. Try the ultimate Shaggy Blonde Bob.

First thing's first, bobs are trendy, and they are high in fashion right now. So, if you are 40 or 50, this is the perfect time to go for a bob. To add a little texture, personality as well as character, we suggest that you opt for a shaggy blonde bob.

A shaggy bob is full of personality and character; it gives the idea of a fun and out-going personality. Not only does it look good, but it's also very soft to touch. As far as maintenance and effort in styling go, a shaggy blonde bob doesn't need more than a hairdryer and professional salon-quality mousse to style.

For the working women over forty, the shaggy blonde bob can be a bit more sensual; to tone it down, all you need are some chocolate brown highlights. These will add the chic and sophistication you need for your boardroom meetings.

A shaggy blonde bob is excellent for ladies who are looking to add volume to their thin hair. It's also the perfect hairstyle for summer and beach days.

9. Nape Length Tapered Cut

Why We Love This!

How do you go from a boring 50 to a total babe 50? Well, you do that by cutting your hair into Nape Length Tapered style. It's the style of the century, and if you are still thinking about it, you are missing out on so much fun.

Tapering is the art of chopping the hair in a way that they are thinner or narrower towards the end. This way, you get volume on top around the crown and smooth and easy-going edges around your nape.

This look is ideal for working ladies and bold women over 50. Nape Length Tapered Cut can be styled in many ways if one has all the proper tools, and even if you don't feel like styling them, you can always leave them as they are.

The Nape Length Tapered hairstyle adds a comfortable length as well as gives your face a cool silhouette. You can add color as well as highlights to make it look even more sassy and cool; you can also wear headbands and hair accessories to add that festive and cute touch. You can also style it with a cool hat for formal events like weddings and other ceremonies.

All in all, the Nape Length Tapered hairstyle is one style that is easy to style, color, and maintain. And we all know how hard and costly it is to color and maintain modern styled hair. It adds edginess to your hair, gives thin hair volume as well as boosts up your confidence. You can easily convey that even though you are fifty, you aren't stopping any time soon.

10. Pixie with Long Razored Layers

Why We Love This!

Are you looking to stand out from the crowd? Well, don't look far because we have the perfect idea for you. Visit your stylist today and get a Pixie with Long Razored Layers. Not only will it knock ten years off your age, but it will also give you a new look.

Razored Pixie layers are perfect for women over 50 who are looking for a drastic change to mark a new beginning of their life. Famous stars and legends like Helen Mirren, Sharon Osbourne, and Kris Jenner have all rocked the Pixie with Long Razored Layers once in their career.

These women are great inspiration if you are looking for some before getting this awesome cut. If you are a salon artist or a hairdresser, this change will be the perfect way to show what you can to change the look of women over 50.

We love it because it's easy to style, sassy, and incredibly cool. Adding color, accessories, as well as a hat is the easiest thing with this.

You can give your thinning hair volume as well as look younger than your age with this cut. It's also a pretty versatile look that you can flaunt in parties as well as in your boardroom meetings.

We also love this style for the fact that it takes away the roundness of the face and adds a narrowing illusion. So, if you are on the chubby side, this is the best thing for you.


All in all, women over 50 can rock short hair at any time of the day. Age has nothing to do with the kind of hairstyle you opt for. In fact, your preferred hairstyle is the mirror of your personality. There is nothing that spells fun and out-going personality more than short styled hair.

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Hi I'm Emilia! I like to think of myself as the "crash-test-dummy" of the hair world. Whether that means testing out the newest curling iron or going with fresh hair styles. I like to mix it up. I share my thoughts on Caffe Hair based on my first hand experience!