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Aging In Style: 22 Medium-Length Hairstyles For Women Over 50

Aging In Style: 22 Medium-Length Hairstyles For Women Over 50

The referee has just blown the whistle, and the second half of your life has just officially begun. Relax because you have nothing to worry about. On the contrary…

If you didn’t know, 50s are the new 30s! Only this time, you’re more intelligent and wise. And, more importantly, this time, you can rock those ’30s’ with a stunning hairstyle! Choose one of these lovely medium-length hairstyles for women over 50, and you’ll be ready to start this exciting journey.

1. Softly Curled Hair

Whenever you need an elegant hairstyle and want to look professional for a work gathering or some similar event, loose curls or waves will save the day. The good thing about this look is that you don’t have to waste time at the salon because this is an easy DIY hairstyle.

2. Rich Layers

Hair loss is another problem that comes with aging. However, that is a normal process, and nobody should feel ashamed.

Layers are the best way to create an illusion of fuller and thicker hair. Your hair won’t look weighed down anymore and the volume those layers create will make the hair look more lively than ever.

3. Messy Side-Swept Hair

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Effortless look is always in. The messy, natural-looking texture is suitable for every day, but it can also turn into a stunning hairstyle for special occasions. The side-swept bangs are a perfect way to draw attention to a particular side of your face.

4. Curly Grays

The 50s are called the silver ages because of all the grays that come with them. However, those grays don’t have to make you look older, you just need to learn how to keep them shiny.

Gray hair has yellow undertones and can become brassy. That’s why it’s a good idea to wash your hair with purple shampoo and ask your hairdresser to tone your hair. It’ll add depth to the hair, make the color look shiner, and add a special glow to the skin, particularly the area around the face.

5. Layered Hair And Choppy Bangs

These bangs are very similar to blunt bangs. The only difference is that they have more texture. Choppy bangs pair very well with layers because they frame and highlight the most eminent facial features.

6. Curled Hair For Formal Hairstyle

If you’re a businesswoman and need a formal hairstyle every day at work, this is the look you should try. Curls and waves last longer on medium-length hair, and that’s also one of the reasons why this is the best hair length.

7. Vintage Glam Curls

A person who means much to you has invited you to their wedding, and you need to look stunning? Here is a hairstyle you definitely can’t go wrong with. With this look, gentle makeup and a nice, simple dress will be just enough to make you shine the entire night.

8. Parted Bangs And Volumnious Texture

As you get older, the wrinkles on your forehead will become more prominent. If you aren’t a fan of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, you should focus on hiding those wrinkles instead of getting rid of them.

These parted bangs will help you with that. They’ll cover and hide those unwanted forehead wrinkles and enhance other facial features, especially the eyes.

9. Slicked-Back Red Hair

Even though some hairdressers argue that women over 50 should avoid red hair color because it doesn’t cover grays very well,  I completely disagree. I do recommend using darker hues of red because of the easier maintenance. However, if you can afford more frequent visits to the salon, brighter red tones can soften your facial features and make you look younger.

10. Elegant Updo

Here is an easy but also very elegant and flattering updo. This thick-ish strand of hair below the bangs was left to make the entire look even more feminine and beautiful.

11. Embracing Natural Texture And Grays

When you come to these silver ages, you finally understand that true beauty lies in natural beauty. That’s when you start embracing your hair as it is and cultivating that natural look.

Your hair doesn’t have to be smooth always. You can make a cute hairstyle with the natural texture of your hair. You just need to get to know your hair and treat it with the right shampoos and conditioners. 

12. Golden Messy Blonde

If you have a pale to medium skin tone and bright eyes, this is a hair color you should definitely try. The plus side is that it’s one of the easiest blonde hues to maintain.

13. Youthful And Gentle Tones

Just because you’re a few years older, it doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with different hair colors. On the contrary, you should do it because it’s the only way to find a hue that will suit your facial features and also, these pastel tones tend to soften the harsh angles of the face and make a person look younger.

14. Shaggy Style With Micro Bangs

If you want a low-maintenance hairstyle, a good old shag will never let you down. When it comes to these micro bangs, they mostly suit softer, oval, and round face shapes.

15. All About The Volume

And that’s how it should be with hair… Everything about the volume. Voluminous hair looks healthier, fuller, and more vital. It has more movement and can make different styles last longer.

16. Modern Mullet

The number one advantage of the mullet is the fact that it’s one of the easiest hairstyles to maintain. Also, it’s versatile, and there are many easy ways you can style and wear it.

17. Face-Framing Layers

Face-framing layers are most usually used to make a statement. They’re also a great way to boost volume and make the hair look fuller. However, their primary cause is to soften and draw attention to particular facial features.

18. Cute Half-Up Ponytail

This sweetest half-up ponytail is one of those hairstyles you can wear anywhere. They suit absolutely everyone but compliment the best women over 50 because of the youthful touch these side-swept bangs give.

19. Two-Tone Hair

The two-tone hair is a trend women are all about nowadays. However, it isn’t the only reason I put it in this collection. This coloring technique is a great way to hide and cover your grays because you’ll only need to refresh the roots every few weeks.

20. Afro Hair

If you aren’t among those lucky women with natural afro curls, I have news that may brighten your day. It’s possible to get those wonderful curls with a perm. The curls may be a bit tight at first, but they will loosen with time, and you’ll get the most amazing, natural-looking afro hairstyle.

21. Natural Blowout

If you’re a fiery 50-year-old woman who still feels young at heart and wants to look like that on the outside, too, you should try this vibrant red color. However, you should know that these red hues complement women with medium to dark skin tones the most.

22. Knotless Boho Braids

Here is a very easy-to-maintain and long-lasting hairstyle. Knotless braids always radiate youthful vibes and direct attention to the best parts of your face.