Finding the best hairstyles for women over 50 may seem a bit exhausting, but it really doesn’t have to be. The thing to focus on when it comes to getting a suitable hairstyle is to remember that older hair shouldn’t be something it’s not, so keep your hairstyle choices as fuss-free and easy as possible. In an effort to help you along the way, we decided to make a handy collection of options for you to choose from.

Get ready to indulge in some hairstyle fun!

1. Gray Curly Bob. If you have gray hair and don’t want to change your color, get a flattering haircut and optionally add some subtle highlights or lowlights to make the color dimensional. The voluminous curls make this bob work wonders for older women.

Long Curly Gray Bob for Older Women
Image: @clairereyenga

2. Gray Pixie with Side Bangs. Women aged 50 and up can definitely still pull off super short hair, it just depends on the cut. Pixie generally works well, especially when you play with bangs.

50 and Up Super Short Hair

3. Long Brown Curls with Thick Bangs. Shoulder length styles are very feminine and complimentary; however, as you age you must make sure that the length flatters you instead of dragging you down.

Over 50 Shoulder Length Cut with Bangs
Image: @qtwithabeauty

4. Brown Curly Bob. Curly hair can be a challenge when you want to wear it short, fortunately, it can still be achieved. Pay close attention when styling the crown and the sides because they help frame the face.

Short Bob for Curly Hair
Image: @pompandproper

5. Dark Blonde Shaggy Bob. There are a million haircuts in the world, but there is something special and alluring about the tousled lob. This shaggy bob perfectly complements those who wear glasses.

Shaggy Bob for Women with Glasses
Image: @ktdelong

6. Textured Mullet Shag. When you have short hair, get creative and inject your personality into your haircut. A textured take on the mullet shag is a great start.

Creative Mullet Shag Haircut
Image: @ashleylauren.hairlover

7. Undercut Pixie with Colored Bangs. For the women 50 plus out there who are daring and not afraid of turning heads, this short spiky cut is given additional drama courtesy of the color splash in the front and shaved design in the back.

Short Spiky Pixie with Nape Undercut
Image: @lindsayrachellejean

8. Medium Cut with Curtain Bangs. A modern, flattering hairstyle that looks good on all ages, the medium length layered haircut like this one doesn’t need anything extra.

Medium Length Layered Haircut
Image: @ayme_

9. Black Shoulder-Length Waves. So many medium hairstyles are easy to style, making them ideal for women 50 and up who don’t want any fuss.

Shoulder-Length Medium Style with Waves
Image: @alexgonzalezhair

10. Gray Shag. Regardless of age, we all have an inner rockstar, and an easy way to explore it is to experiment with your hair. A short shag is a great starting point.

Short Gray Shag
Image: @andy_doesyourhair

11. Long Blonde Layers. One of the best hairstyles for thick hair is also the simplest one. Just adding a few well-placed flips brings out its beauty.

Long Blonde Haircut with Layers
Image: @aalamsalon

12. Wavy Feathered Shag with Bangs. Some women in their 50`s hate that mid length stage because they think it’s too hard to style, but that’s not always true. With a feathered shag cut, you get some cute boho waves that don’t need any particular styling tricks.

Mid Length Shag with Bangs
Image: @mollytbaby_hair

13. Medium Waves with Side Bangs. Thick wavy hair may be difficult to manage at times, but once you find the right look, you should definitely keep it. Here you have a layered cut that showcases the best that thick hair has to offer.

Layered Cut for Thick wavy Hair
Image: @fred.hfx

14. Gray Messy Pixie. If you are going to be committed to short hair, then you should make sure that’s it’s always cut and trimmed to perfection because there is nothing to hide behind.

Over 50 Messy Style for Short Gray Hair
Image: @arrels.perruqueria

15. Long Layers with Lowlights. Whether you deal with long wavy hair or straight strands, get some flattering layers. Sometimes less is truly more, just like this look.

Long Gray Hair with Layers and Lowlights

16. Honey Blonde Flip. The most memorable haircuts are those that look effortless. This medium length layered hairstyle is simple, elegant, and feminine.

Elegant Medium Length Layered Haircut
Image: @hairbykenneth

17. Platinum Blonde Curls. If you’re on the hunt for modern haircuts that look good with medium length curly hair, look no further. This cut has just enough modern flair to turn heads and it’s not over-the-top.

Over 50 Haircut for Medium Length Curly Hair
Image: @rachelsimage

18. Extreme Spiky Pixie. Looking to take your short hair up a few notches more? Then perhaps you should try this extreme style that is heavy on fine spikes.

Short Spiky Pixie for Fine Hair
Image: @biohemian_concept

19. Easy Bronde Shag. Shoulder length hairstyles with bangs and face-framing layers offer the appealing girl-next-door look, and you can make it your own with a customized balayage color.

Shoulder Length Layered Haircut with Bangs
Image: @elevatebeautyroom

20. Long Hair with Curled Ends. Coarse, wavy hair may take a bit more elbow grease to create a lasting style, but it’s totally worth it if the outcome looks like this.

Long Hairstyle for Coarse Wavy Hair
Image: @hairsolution

21. Black Messy Curly Bob. The accents of this short wavy hairstyle are the two-tone hair color and the contrasting long bangs. It’s perfect for all the edgy ladies out there.

Edgy Short Wavy Bob for Women Over 50
Image: @arrels.perruqueria

22. Layered Gray Pixie. Fine, straight, and supple hair is undeniably the best hair type when you want to wear a pixie because it compliments your natural texture so beautifully.

Gray Pixie for Fine Straight Hair
Image: @bob_deskins_hair

23. Gray Pixie Bob. When you have fine hair and glasses, you may feel like your hairstyle choices are limited to boring looks, but this one proves you wrong.

Pixie Bob for Fine Hair and Glasses
Image: @jessyjinstylist

24. Medium Perm Curls. While you may assume that most medium cuts with layers fall underneath the straight category, here you have an adorable curly option that is simply gorgeous.

Medium Cut with Layers for Curly Hair
Image: @melmattison

25. Bob with Chunky Layers. Ideal for short to medium hair, a chunky bob like this is always ready to take center stage.

Short-to-Medium Bob with Layers
Image: @kelseyshoaff

26. Short Dark Blonde Curls. Tame your short curly hair with a cut that works with its texture, not against it, such as this one.

Short Cut for Short Curly Hair
Image: @jakchristensenhair

27. Gray Lob. Long and sleek hair will never go out of style, simply because it’s always flattering and appropriate, regardless of age.

Older Womens Lob for Gray Hair
Image: @selphnesshairstudio

28. Razor Cut Pixie. For the women who love very short haircuts, using a razor to cut hair instead of regular shears gives an updated, funky look.

Very Short Pixie Haircut
Image: @jessyjinstylist

29. Back and Forth Swoopy Layers. Layers, layers, and more layers, that’s all you need to know about this haircut that moves with every turn and looks stunning from every angle.

Mid-Length Haircut with Swoopy Layers
Image: @hairsolution

30. Rose Gold Layered Pixie. Hair color is always an easy way to take a basic hairstyle and turn it into something absolutely fabulous.

Basic Layered Pixie Haircut
Image: @nicolemariehairartistry

31. Long Red Waves. Another great example of how a brighter hair color can instantly add pizazz to an otherwise understated hairstyle.

Over 50 Long Red Hair
Image: @christinaholmessalon

32. Medium Curls with Side Bangs. It might not be the trendiest hairstyle for an older woman to try, but it is still quite current and flattering—and that’s all that truly matters.

Medium Length Style with Curls
Image: @elevatebeautyroom

33. Two-Tone Messy Bob with Chunky Bangs. Deciding to rock two-tone hair is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you’re daring enough, perhaps this messy look will catch your eye.

Messy Bob with Bangs for Older Women
Image: @lindsayrachellejean

34. Heavily Layered Flip. Once again, layers are the scene-stealer. They add the depth and dimension that most hair types need to look their best.

Medium Layered Haircut with Flipped Layers
Image: @rachelsimage

35. Side Swept Long Pixie. When it comes to pixie haircuts for women over 50, few are as gorgeous as this one. It works so well because of its slighter longer than average length and side-swept styling.

Long Pixie Haircut for Women Over 50
Image: @ktdelong

36. Medium Length Blonde Curls. Textured hair looks best when it’s allowed to remain in its natural state instead of applying overly fussy styling techniques that work against it.

Medium Curly Blonde Bob
Image: @pompandproper

37. Long, Gray, and Sleek. Long hair can be very hard to part with, so, if you’re over 50 and can’t even think of saying goodbye to your longer strands, this proves you don’t have to.

Long Gray Hair for Older Women
Image: @erikofnorwaysalonspa

38. Medium Shag with Thick Bangs. The shag has stood the test of time because there are so many versions of it and also so many ways to make it a signature hairstyle for your hair type and lifestyle.

Shag with Bangs for Thick Hair
Image: @celeste_nicole_hair

39. Angled Curly Bob. Chin length hairstyles are stylish and easy to wear, and when you add some messy curls, they take it to the next level of chic.

Messy Inverted Chin-Length Haircut
Image: @juane_hausofklue

40. Pixie with Asymmetrical Baby Bangs. Most modern pixies are tapered and feature some interesting bangs.

Modern Tapered Pixie with Bangs
Image: @hooplasalon

Well, as we see, today’s hairstyles for women over 50 are surprisingly youthful, fresh, and inspiring. Now, walk into your next salon appointment and make a stylish change!