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Best Hairstyles for Women over 50

As a lady gets older, she may wish to adopt a more mature haircut and style.But aging gracefully doesn’t mean the fun must end.

You can have long hair, short hair, an edgy cut or whatever you want. “People tend to genuinely believe that simply because you turn 50 you’ve to cut your hair very short,” Edward Tricomi, master stylist at Warren Tricomi Salons, told TODAY Style.“It doesn’t work like that. The style someone cuts their hair into all hangs on the individual.”

In fact, there are lots of great looks for women over 50, and celebrity styles could be a great guide. Tricomi recommends a couple of au courant looks, including “shoulder-length bobs, long hair (with) framed cuts to the chin in an oval shape styled with waves, and short, disconnected lines.”


Here are some top styles to try:


1) Soft layers

Cindy Crawford’s layered haircut with tone-on-tone highlights is perfect for brunettes buying a softer, natural look. The light layers also help to provide a far more youthful look. With this style, less is more. “To do this look, part hair to 1 side and sweep the rest over to one other side. Separate hair into 2-inch sections and loosely curl,” said Nikki Kearney, celebrity hairstylist at Pierre Michel Salon. “Once done, comb fingers through to detangle and make curls looser.”

2. Highlights with loose waves

highlights with loose waves hairstyles for girls over 50: Julia RobertsJulia Roberts’highlights gradually get darker in the back.WireImage
For dirty blondes like Julia Roberts, highlight placement is key. “This look can be performed by ensuring that the hair is brightest in the leading and gradually gets darker towards the trunk,” said Kearney. The layered look also helps you to blend the color by providing different dimension.

To obtain this look, Kearney recommends sectioning the hair — into top and bottom portions — by pulling half it right into a clip. “Separate pieces into 1- to 2-inch sections and wrap each piece utilizing a hair straightening iron,” she said. “Pull tight and hold for approximately 10-15 seconds. Once underneath section is performed, repeat for the utmost effective and then lightly run a comb through to create an easy, loose wave throughout.”

3. Chic, sleek and silver

Helen Mirren’s hair color has a natural glow that suits her heart-shaped face beautifully — plus, the few highlighted pieces add a wonderful depth to her hair. “Broadly speaking, this color and cut works for most women, but it would especially shine on individuals with more defined and angular features, as the piecey layers really soften the facial structure,” said celebrity stylist James Valiant of Vancouver-based Suki’s Salons. To let silver strands shine through, consider deciding on a purple-toned shampoo to balance out brassiness and keep your gray a gorgeous silver shade. As for styling, utilizing a mousse before blow-drying will add volume and movement to the hair.


4. The perfect blond lob, or long bob

The best shade of blond may make your eyes sparkle and your complexion come alive. This is really the case with Lisa Kudrow’s beautifully blended hair color, which perfectly complements her ivory skin tone. “This specific style, the lob, hits Lisa right below her shoulders for a classic silhouette that could easily be rocked at any age,” said Valiant. “It’s an easy style that will require minimal maintenance. All you have to is really a quick heat protectant serum and a hair straightening iron, and you’re all set!”

5. Striking long locks

Demi Moore’s chic look is just about the biggest trend of 2019 so far. “These long locks with a shiny finish reflect so much light, it practically blinds,” said Valiant. “Hair that looks this healthy and shiny requires some work, and definitely suits women with semi-pronounced features, usually having an oval or rectangle face shape.”

To obtain this look, he recommends utilizing a smoothing cream before blow-drying, and a hair straightening iron to create out the shine. “Add a little bit of sparkle to your outfit with some bold jewelry or sequins, and you will be turning heads wherever you go.”


6. Beautiful balayage

Balayage will be here to keep, and Halle Berry exemplifies how to do it well. “Halle’s gentle waves and blended caramel locks look nice on women with olive to deep skin tones,” said Valiant. “This specific style is created using foilyage, a technique where the color is painted on the hair exactly like balayage — the only real difference is that each and every painted section is then wrapped in foils to lift the color even brighter.”

It’s important to invest in proper hair care following a service like this. A high quality hair mask is important in order to maintain the hair’s porosity and vibrancy.

7. The perfect pixie cut

“Personally, i love short haircuts on women, and Kris Jenner’s modern accept the classic pixie style is one of my favorites,” said Valiant. “While getting a dramatic chop could be described as a bold move for girls of any age, this momager’s light and layered style really softens her look.”

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This cut is ideal for a person with a square- or heart-shaped face, as it complements angular jawlines. Valiant recommends adding fringe or side-swept bangs for a smoother and more youthful style. “Add in some highlight pieces around the leading to provide dimension to the general hairstyle, and voila — you’re red-carpet ready,” he said. “As for styling, make use of a paste after blow-drying to essentially provide the hair effortless movement.”