Aging with style and elegance can be oh so easy, with the right hairstyles.
If you are over 50, and not sure how to cut and style your hair anymore, let us help. We are going to be discussing our favorite hairstyles for women over 50 and how we would rate each design. That way you have multiple options and know which ones will work for you.
First let’s discuss how we are going to be choosing our ratings.
How We Choose Our Ratings
First we consider how simple a tutorial is. Even if the hairstyle is complex and has a lot of additional steps, those steps should be easy to follow and written out well. That way you have no issues trying to learn how to do a new hairstyle.
We are also going to be considering good the final product looks. Aesthetics are of course the most important part of a good hairstyle, so this will be weighed the most over the other features.
Another aspect that is important to consider is the functionality of the hairstyle. Depending on what you’re going to be doing throughout the day, you may need your hair completely up, or if you are going out at night, might need something fancier.
Our ratings are going to be rated between 1 and 5 out of 5 stars, depending on how easy they are, functionality, and aesthetics.
Now let’s talk about our favorite hairstyles for women over 50.
Our Favorite 3 Hairstyles For Women Over 50
Here are our 3 favorite hairstyles, as well as their ratings.
Our first hairstyle for women over 50 is the blunt bob. This is a simple haircut that requires very little upkeep, it’s cute and stylish, and perfect for any occasion. You can go to a salon and have this done, have a friend do it, or even cut it yourself.
For the www.wikihow.com" blunt bob you will need: cutting shears, a comb, electric clippers, and three hair ties.
If you are having someone else cut your hair, make sure to discuss the cuts and confirm the style beforehand. Also confirm the length before they begin cutting. While they style and cut your hair, make sure to communicate and confirm that everything looks right.
Wash and dry your hair before the haircut. It’s much easier to correctly design and cut hair that is clean and isn’t damp. Then part your hair naturally – this ensures that your finished hair will look natural and even.
Divide your hair into three different sections, and tie them off with a hair tie.
Cut the back section with scissors. If you are doing it yourself, use mirrors to see the hairline. Move the hair tie up or down depending on how long or short you want the bob. For a more blunt look, use your hair clippers to trim any uneven hairs you can find under the back ponytail.
Release the back ponytail once it is cut and even. Use the hair razor on both side sections to the desired length, then release those ponytails as well. You should have a very even, blunt cut in the longer side sections and the back sections. Take the hair razor and shape up the side sections until they are the desired length.
If you want a straight bob look, make sure all sides match the back. If you want a more A-line bob, keep the side sections slightly longer than the back. Lift up small sections of your hair and run the razor through the bottom of it in an angled, upward motion. This trim helps to shape your hair so it’s at an even angle.
Add layers as you would like. You can make them as frequent and choppy as you like, or leave them out if you desire.
The last step is to smooth out the ends. You can do this by lifting up small pieces of hair and running the razor on the ends of the hair in a downward, angled motion. This will help taper the ends and make them appear more blended. Do this around your entire head until all the hair matches.
Maintenance is fairly easy as well. You will just need to trim your ends every six weeks or so.
We give the finished product a 5 out of 5 star rating. This haircut is easy, stylish, age appropriate, and is very simple to maintain.
Next up we have the popular and stylish www.leaf.tv pixie cut. This is a wonderful haircut for women of any age, and is easy to do and keep up on once you have the cut.
You will want to ensure that you have washed and conditioned your hair before it is cut.
Now you will want to separate a three-inch-wide section of hair, and use a fine-tooth comb to hold the rest of your hair back. It is better that you start with a piece of hair from the front of your scalp first. However, make sure to leave a two-inch-wide section at the front untouched, so you can shape up bangs for the look later. If you don’t want bangs, then you can disregard this.
Hold shears diagonally above the section you chose and trim the hair with the scissors pointing downward. This keeps the volume at the top, which is the most flattering. You will want to make sure to start the cut 2 and a half to 3 inches below the crown to avoid too much height.
Then shape your bangs with the scissors. Part your hair as you normally would, and single out a section of hair about two inches wide. Trim this section with the shears pointed down and choose your perfect length.
Use a wide-tooth comb to comb your hair and inspect your cuts so far, and use them as a guide for the rest of your bangs and hair. Follow along the ends and make the sides match, but leave the back of your hair alone for now.
Then trim the hair at the back of your head to be slightly shorter than the front and sides. Don’t cut diagonally to create additional volume, this section should be even. Use the wide-tooth comb to separate the top section of hair, from the crown to three inches from the nape of your neck. The top section should be at least two inches thick, and no longer than four inches long.
Cut that section at the four-inch mark with your scissors parallel to the floor. Use a ruler to keep the cut uniform if you don’t have a steady hand.
Now all you have to do is apply some spray gel to the hair and brush it through with a vent brush, then blow dry it. Run your fingers through it as you wish for additional volume and spikes.
We give this finished hairstyle a 4 out of 5 stars. While it is simple, adorable, and easy to maintain, it is a little more extreme if you don’t want to lose a lot of length.
Short Feathered Hairstyle
Our last hairstyle is the very retro www.wikihow.com" feathered hair. This is a look that is created with layered hair, smooth layers are flipped out and back so that they almost look like the feathers of a bird.
Typically, the hair is parted down the middle and is then curled back away from the face. This hairstyle requires a finely-textured, layered style, and can be created from any type and length of hair.
You should also have your hair cut, as you will need layers in your hair. Consider first what type of feathered look you want before getting it cut though. You can have long hair with feathered layers or short.
Once your hair is cut, and you’re ready to style it with the feathered look, wash it thoroughly, Then, blow it dry and use product as you normally would for your type of hair.
At this point, you should spray your hair with heat protectant, as most of the styling will involve using a curling iron. Then separate your hair into a left and right section, and then those two sections into two more.
Start by curling the front of your hair, and curl it back and away from your face. Once you have finished, move to the back of your hair.
Then curl your bangs, and then hairspray your whole head. Lastly, flip your hair in front of your face and then back, and run your hands gently through the finished style.
We give this hairstyle a 4.5 out of 5 stars. This style is easy to do and maintain, it looks great, and it is perfect for any age. We only took half of a star off due to it being a little more time consuming.
Our Final Thoughts
We hope these hairstyle tutorials have helped you find the best option for you. Finding the best hairstyles for women over 50 does not have to be difficult or time consuming. As long as you know what you want and have some time to work on your hair, you should be all set.
Which hairstyle are you the most excited to try out?