If you’re a woman over 50, you might not be ready to chop off your youthful locks, but aren’t sure if there are any hairstyles for women over 50 that you’ll like. If you’re still able and willing to care for longer hair, why not wear a style you love, regardless of the intended age? They say that 50 is the new 30, and more women are opting for easy to care for medium-length hair instead of the short styles preferred by their mothers generation. There are plenty of medium length hairstyles for women over 50 that will give you the confidence and look you desire.
If you’ve decided to cut your hair to a medium length, but aren’t sure how to style it, here are some suggestions for easy to care for medium-length hair. There are several variations of each style, and you’ll be surprised how many beautiful, age-appropriate styles there are to choose from.
You can create variations of the simple style by adding in layers, framing the face, shortening the back, and even cutting in bangs. Traditional or side bangs both look great with this simple style. If you’ve always wanted to try getting highlights, this look can help accentuate tasteful highlights, and because it falls in the category of medium length, your highlights may be less expensive than they would be on longer hair.
2.) Long layers. Another simple look is a plain cut with long layers added in. If you have fine or limp hair, long layers will help add movement and bounce. For people with fine or limp hair, shorter styles or shorter chunks of hair help give the illusion of a fluffier, fuller head of hair. The trick to pulling off long layers in medium-length hair is to ask your stylist to only add a few layers, and to keep them near the tips of the hair. Otherwise, you may end up with a style that poofs around the ears, but falls flat at the top and bottom.
This style is also easy to create variations in. Try parting your hair in a different spot, or adding bangs for a custom style. Another great way to accent this particular look is by cutting the hair to frame the face. Make the taper dramatic, or you may end up with something reminiscent of a mullet.
3.) Waves. If your hair is somewhere between curly and straight, you might want to opt for a look that works with your natural waves. You can have your stylist chemically add a wave to enhance your hair’s natural tendencies in a more uniform manner. Pair the wavy tresses with a single layer, medium length hair cut and you’ve got the perfect summer style.
You can customize this look by adding in side bangs, or a couple of carefully placed layers in the front. Remember, the wave itself is the focal point, so be careful not to over style your hair with extra cuts and colors.
No matter which style you choose, medium-length hair is one of the most versatile styles available. If you’re not ready to give up your long, youthful locks just yet, consider trimming them back into something easier to care for that is just as beautiful. Hairstyles for women over 50 don’t have to be boring, so have fun with your look!