101 Haircuts & Hairstyles for Women Over 50 (Photos)

8 hairstyles for women over 50 years of age.

Welcome to our gallery featuring 112 photos of 2019 hairstyles of women in their 50’s and older. All lengths, hair colors, styles and hair types featured.

We’re very familiar with what people search online (that’s part of our business) and it’s amazing how many people, especially women, seek out hairstyles and cut ideas for women over fifty years of age.

Enjoy the gallery below.

Photo Gallery

This hairstyle modeled by actress Angela Bassett is a bronze-chocolate bob-length style. Along with its short length, the hairstyle is supplemented with voluminous and curled layers in order to frame the face of its wearer. This style will bring out one’s facial features by framing them nicely.

This hairstyle modeled by actress Angela Bassett is a bronze-chocolate bob-length style. Along with its short length, the hairstyle is supplemented with voluminous and curled layers in order to frame the face of its wearer. This style will bring out one’s facial features by framing them nicely.

This next hairstyle worn by actress Sheryl Crow has a long length and is complemented by a blonde, light brown, and silver color scheme, which adds dimension to the style. The style also has cut-in layers that are curled away from the face, in order to frame facial features and fit the shape of the wearer’s face.

This next hairstyle worn by actress Sheryl Crow has a long length and is complemented by a blonde, light brown, and silver color scheme, which adds dimension to the style. The style also has cut-in layers that are curled away from the face, in order to frame facial features and fit the shape of the wearer’s face.

 In this third hairstyle, worn by Sharon Stone, she models a moussed and brushed back short haircut. This dark blonde style just barely touches the nape of one’s neck and focuses on sleekness and simplicity.

In this third hairstyle, worn by Sharon Stone, she models a moussed and brushed back short haircut. This dark blonde style just barely touches the nape of one’s neck and focuses on sleekness and simplicity.

The fourth hairstyle is modeled by actress Sally Field. The style features blunt cuts in order to add dimension and volume to each section of the hairstyle. In addition, the style’s rich brunette color, with slight and small auburn highlights add vibrancy to the hairstyle, which might aid in making the wearer appear more youthful.

The fourth hairstyle is modeled by actress Sally Field. The style features blunt cuts in order to add dimension and volume to each section of the hairstyle. In addition, the style’s rich brunette color, with slight and small auburn highlights add vibrancy to the hairstyle, which might aid in making the wearer appear more youthful.

The next hairstyle is portrayed by Rene Russo. Her hairstyle is a mid-length cut that is beautified with auburn and brown-color highlights in order to add dimension to the look of the style. In addition to this multi-dimensional color, the hair is curled towards the back of the face, but the longer, front sections of the hair rest just lightly on Russo’s forehead for style purposes.

The next hairstyle is portrayed by Rene Russo. Her hairstyle is a mid-length cut that is beautified with auburn and brown-color highlights in order to add dimension to the look of the style. In addition to this multi-dimensional color, the hair is curled towards the back of the face, but the longer, front sections of the hair rest just lightly on Russo’s forehead for style purposes.

This sixth, simple, but effective hairstyle is modeled by Michelle Pfeiffer. The long-layered style features a light blonde color, with slivers of silver highlights. Along with the long and gently curled layers of hair, a middle part is featured.

This sixth, simple, but effective hairstyle is modeled by Michelle Pfeiffer. The long-layered style features a light blonde color, with slivers of silver highlights. Along with the long and gently curled layers of hair, a middle part is featured.

The seventh hairstyle is worn by Mary Steenburgen. The hairstyle features bangs, giving the wearer a more youthful look. Along with the bangs, the long, deep auburn-colored layers of hair are tousled waves going in different directions, adding more volume to the hair.

The seventh hairstyle is worn by Mary Steenburgen. The hairstyle features bangs, giving the wearer a more youthful look. Along with the bangs, the long, deep auburn-colored layers of hair are tousled waves going in different directions, adding more volume to the hair.

This eighth hairstyle is modeled by Katie Couric. The style features a light blonde color, complemented by chestnut-colored highlights. The style can be seen as a longer form of the well-known pixie cut and is supplemented by the short layers of the hair being curled away from the face.

This eighth hairstyle is modeled by Katie Couric. The style features a light blonde color, complemented by chestnut-colored highlights. The style can be seen as a longer form of the well-known pixie cut and is supplemented by the short layers of the hair being curled away from the face.

The ninth hairstyle is portrayed by actress Julianne Moore. She models a messy and muted red and auburn-colored top-knot. This hairstyle best complements those with high cheekbones and strong face shapes.

The ninth hairstyle is portrayed by actress Julianne Moore. She models a messy and muted red and auburn-colored top-knot. This hairstyle best complements those with high cheekbones and strong face shapes.

 In the tenth hairstyle, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus models a black, long-layered brushed back style. The style is complemented by brown highlights, as the ends of the hair strands are slightly curled upwards and rest on the actress’ shoulders to exhibit the beautiful length of the style. In addition to these compliments, the top of the style towards the back of the head is slightly teased to add volume and height.

In the tenth hairstyle, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus models a black, long-layered brushed back style. The style is complemented by brown highlights, as the ends of the hair strands are slightly curled upwards and rest on the actress’ shoulders to exhibit the beautiful length of the style. In addition to these compliments, the top of the style towards the back of the head is slightly teased to add volume and height.

 In this style, modeled by celebrity Jane Seymour, long, chestnut-colored hair strands are layered and rest gently on the shoulders of the wearer. The color of the hairstyle shifts from chestnut at the top, to a honey blonde color at the tips of hair strands, resembling a reverse ombre effect. In addition to these colored long layers, side-swept and tapered-cut bangs are included in the hairstyle as a unique supplement.

In this style, modeled by celebrity Jane Seymour, long, chestnut-colored hair strands are layered and rest gently on the shoulders of the wearer. The color of the hairstyle shifts from chestnut at the top, to a honey blonde color at the tips of hair strands, resembling a reverse ombre effect. In addition to these colored long layers, side-swept and tapered-cut bangs are included in the hairstyle as a unique supplement.

This twelfth hairstyle modeled by Helen Mirren features a soft, silver-colored bob that is softly curled inwards, towards the face, at the ends of the hair strands. In addition to the classy, silver hair color, the style features tousled, tapered-cut bangs that hang in different directions of the face.

This twelfth hairstyle modeled by Helen Mirren features a soft, silver-colored bob that is softly curled inwards, towards the face, at the ends of the hair strands. In addition to the classy, silver hair color, the style features tousled, tapered-cut bangs that hang in different directions of the face.

In this next hairstyle, modeled by Emma Thompson, it features a short-cut length that touches the nape of the neck. This short hairstyle is complemented by a light blonde color, in addition to slivers of silver highlights. In order to frame the face of the wearer and add volume, curls are added away from the face.

In this next hairstyle, modeled by Emma Thompson, it features a short-cut length that touches the nape of the neck. This short hairstyle is complemented by a light blonde color, in addition to slivers of silver highlights. In order to frame the face of the wearer and add volume, curls are added away from the face.

In this fourteenth hairstyle modeled by actress Christine Baranski, the style features a honey blonde color that is complement by different-length cut-in layers curled both inwards towards the face and away from the face in order to add dimension and volume. The style also features a messy combed over side-part on the left side of the head.

In this fourteenth hairstyle modeled by actress Christine Baranski, the style features a honey blonde color that is complement by different-length cut-in layers curled both inwards towards the face and away from the face in order to add dimension and volume. The style also features a messy combed over side-part on the left side of the head.

This hairstyle, modeled by Ann Curry, features a mid-length messy bob that is supplemented with soft curls and waves towards the back of the head. In addition to these compliments, the hairstyle is dark brown colored with the addition of chestnut and light brown highlights.

This hairstyle, modeled by Ann Curry, features a mid-length messy bob that is supplemented with soft curls and waves towards the back of the head. In addition to these compliments, the hairstyle is dark brown colored with the addition of chestnut and light brown highlights.

Specific Styles and Cuts

If you want to see all styles and cuts for women over 50, check out the main photo gallery:

Woman over 50 with medium-length hair parted to the side.

Popular colors, styles and hair types for women over 50

Of course, just like at any age, there are many, many cuts and styles that work.  However, some are more popular than others.  Here are a few main characteristics.

Celebrity Women Over Fifty

Here’s access to our photos featuring female celebrities over fifty years of age.

Nicole Kidman medium-length haircut strawberry blonde with middle part

Length

Short

Older women typically go with a shorter cut.  From just above the ear (pixie) to shoulder length (bob) and everything in between.  The fact is women’s hair becomes finer with age which makes longer hair not as feasible.

Older woman with short pixie haircut - gray

Medium

Many older women these days go for medium-length hair (shoulder length) in a variety of styles and colors.  We have an extensive gallery featuring this length.  Access it below.

Older woman with medium-length dark hair.

Long

While long hair isn’t as common as short or medium-length hair for women over fifty, some women pull it off quite well.  Here’s access to our full gallery featuring long hair.

Woman over fifty with long blonde hair

Styles

Bob

If you don’t wish to go as short as a pixie cut but still want the texture and body offered with layers, a very popular option is a bob with layers.  It’s a classic look that works great.

Woman over 50 with bob hairstyle

Layers

Layers are a popular styling feature as well because it adds texture and gives impression of fuller hair.

Pixie

Not as popular as a bob cut, pixie cuts are popular among older woman because it’s a short haircut by style.  Here’s our pixie cut gallery.

Woman over 50 with pixie haircut

Upstyle

If you have longer hair, you can have fun with many upstyles.  Here’s our upstyles gallery (click the photo of button under photo).

Halle Berry sporting an upstyle hairdo

Highlights

Highlights are popular for young and older women.  Today’s techniques manage to give a very natural look… subtle coloring which for some women gives them a younger appearance.  More importantly, some women feel better with highlights.  Here’s our gallery:

Older women with highlights in hair

Colors

These days with such natural-looking dyes and highlights, many women opt to add some color to conceal gray hair.  While gray hair can look terrific, some women simply prefer to not go there.  Below you can check out photo galleries of popular hair colors for women over 50.

Gray

Senior woman with gray hair in bob style

Blonde

Thanks to hair coloring, sporting blonde hair into your fifties and beyond is totally doable.  Here’s our blonde hair gallery.

Woman over 50 with short blonde hair.

Brunette

Many older women with brunette hair in younger years go gray, but some manage to maintain a brunette color into later years.  Here’s a great gallery showcasing older brunettes.

Sandra Bullock with brunette hair

Red

This isn’t common unless colored.  However, the look can be striking.  Check out our red hair styles for older women.

Woman over 50 with red hair

Ombre

While the ombre style is more popular with younger women, some older women opt to give it a try.  Check out our gallery:

Salt and pepper

Part gray and part white makes up the iconic salt and pepper hair color.  Despite the popularity of coloring hair, many women opt to go au natural and sport the salt and pepper look.  Here’s the gallery.

Older woman with salt and pepper hair

White

I think white can be a very elegant look on women and men.  We have a great gallery showcasing white hair in a variety of styles, lengths and cuts.

Woman with short white hair

Hair Types

Wavy

Here’s our wavy hair gallery.

Older woman with blonde wavy hair

Curly

Here’s our curly hair gallery.

Woman over 50 with curly brunette hair

Straight

Here’s our straight hairstyles for women over fifty years of age.  Click photo or button beneath to see entire photo gallery.

Women Over 50 with Glasses

Woman with gray short haircut wearing glasses

I’m not surprised that hairstyles with glasses for women over 50 is so popular.  Glasses can make a big impact and it’s good to see how certain cuts look with different types of glasses.  Click the button below to see our dedicated gallery featuring hairstyles for women over 50 wearing glasses.

Popular Specific Hair Colors for Women Over 50

1. Bronze-Chocolate

A shade of brunette, bronze-chocolate is the perfect color for women entering their golden years. This color shouldn’t be confused with a standard brunette: it has bronzey undertones that really make the color pop.

2. Silver

Be comfortable in your natural hair by turning that gray to silver. By changing the gray to a brighter silver, you are showing that you are comfortable in your own skin, but displaying that you are still in tune with what is fashionable. Try a silver hair dye and see if you like it.

3. Bright blonde

Blonde looks good on everyone, even people over 50. Another advantage of dying your hair blonde is it goes perfect with an aging gray head. Dying your hair blonde will allow you to less-frequently re-dye your hair. The blonde will shine through the gray for a longer period of time than other colors. Depending on the shade, blonde will go with any skin color; however, a bright colored blonde is best for women with light skin tones.

4. Dark blonde

Bright blonde hair may make you feel younger; however, it isn’t for everyone. If you want a light colored hair but don’t want to stand out so much, give dark blonde a try. This is an option for darker skin tones, creating a subtle contrast that will leave you distinguished.

5. A blend of dark and bright blonde

Layering your dyes is also a good idea. By dying your hair both dark and bright blonde, you are creating a sandy blonde mixture that could look perfect. Give it a try and see what you think.

6. Copper, or not quite red

This is a popular choice for women over 50. This hairstyle particularly looks good with a short hair style. People will blue eyes will experience a beautiful blend of contrasting colors that will make your entire style pop. If you want to stand out from the crowd give copper hair dye a try.

7. Deep Auburn

If the copper hair style is too bright for your, then you should consider an auburn color. Auburn is a mix between brunette and red, providing you with a colorful hair style that doesn’t try too hard. Deep auburn will truly look good on anyone: it doesn’t matter what your skin tone is.

8. Mocha

Yet another shade of brunette, mocha may be exactly what you are looking for. This is especially good for women with tan skin. This shade of brunette differs from other shades of brown because it has a hint of caramel added in. The caramel allows the hair color to truly stand out.

9. Bright red

Red hair looks good on older women with lighter skin tones. As previously mentioned, red blends well with women who have blue eyes. Bring back your youthful appearance with a bright red hair dye.

10. Strawberry blonde

This mixture of red and blonde hair will leave you looking vibrant and energetic. This color is particularly good at minimizing the sines of aging, like dull skin and wrinkles. Experience your youth again with a strawberry blonde hair dye.

11. Soft black

Black hair doesn’t typically look well as you get up there in age. However, a soft black can look wonderful. This hair color isn’t completely black: it is in between brunette and black. Don’t go with a jet black hair dye when you are over 50, especially if you have lighter skin. It will give you a tired look; however, soft black is a good option.

12. Icelandic Blonde

If you want to flaunt your age and show people that you are comfortable in your own skin, go with the icelandic blonde dye. This is a hue in between white and blonde. It will allow people to see your age instantly, but you will still look good. This color of hair is perfect for someone with light skin tones; however, it should be avoided by people with a darker shade of skin.

13. Sparkly Champagne

This hair color truly shines. It gets its name because of its inconstancy in color, like a bottle of champagne. The blonde color shines through, however there are several shades of blonde mixed together. If you want something unique and truly yours, give sparkly champagne a try.

14. Ashy Gray

People won’t even know you’ve died your hair with this color. This gray hairstyle is best described as ashen; however, it could also be described as having a green undertone.

15. Crimson

This dark red tone looks great with both dark and light skin tones. Unlike other red tones, this one isn’t only fit for women with blue or green eyes. This hairstyle is great for the woman with short hair. If you like red hair but don’t want to stand out too much go with the crimson dye.

16. Brunette with highlights

Brunette, depending on the shade, goes great with any skin tone. When you add highlights to the mix, you have a unique look that is truly yours. You can add red or blonde to the mix to create a personalized flavor. Brunette hair truly comes with lots of highlighting options.

17. Bright white

Here is another hair dye for the woman who wants to showcase her maturity. This blonde hair color truly shines. Don’t settle for the typical gray; there are lots of hair colors that showcase your age while remaining fashionable. This hairstyle looks exceptional when combined with a short hair cut, like a pixie cut.

18. Honey blonde

Honey blonde consists of dark hair being highlighted with blonde streaks. These streaks give a layered look to the hair. This hair color will truly make you glow, bringing back a youthful look. Don’t settle for an ordinary blonde hair dye when you are looking for a change.

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