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Bob hairstyles for over 50s: Celebrity inspiration

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All Things Hair

50+ and fabulous!


It is often said that the right haircut can take years off your appearance; which could be why it’s so hard to put a date some of Hollywood’s most famous faces over 50! But take a closer look at the locks of mature celebs and you’ll realise they all have something in common. What, we hear you cry? Well, they all know a trick or 2 about rocking bob hairstyles for over 50s.

Now, if you’re over the age of 50, we bet that you’re looking for a hairstyle that’ll lift, brighten, and shine, right? Well, luckily for you, a more youthful look is closer than you think! Below, we’ve put together a list of our fave celebs who are totally killing it in the style game – take a look.

Bob hairstyles for over 50s: A-list looks to copy


Kim Cattrall with lob hairstyle in grey and black suit bob hairstyles for over 50
Bob hairstyles for over 50: The lob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The long bob

Would you believe us if we told you that Kim Cattrall is 60 years old?! During her time in Sex and the City, Kim showed us exactly how to don a chic hairstyle, with her iconic long bob. And guess what? She’s still rocking the look like a pro – curling out the front sections of the hair, she manages to give her appearance a fun and youthful vibe!

Another age-defying trick that Kim has mastered, is to maintain her light blonde hair hue. This works amazingly well to brighten her overall look, not to mention giving a fresh and vibrant finish to whatever haircut she chooses! Bravo, Kim, bravo.

Close up of Olivia Newton John with curly bob hairstyle in teal suit
Bob hairstyles for over 50: The curly bob.

The curly bob

Back in her days as Sandy from Grease, we all took note of Olivia Newton-John‘s blonde permed locks – and even now, we’re still turning to this golden lady for style advice! Her current look features curly strands that have been cut into a mid-length bob, and gently pushed to one side to create a sweeping fringe. Now, we may have seen curly bobs on the spring/summer 2017 runways, but it’s Olivia who’s working it best!

Editor’s tip: Want to recreate this stunning look at home? Well, if your hair has a natural wave, make the most of it by scrunching in a salt spray (we love TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Sea Salt Spray), to achieve lived-in, tousled waves.

bob hairstyles for over 50 Jodie Foster with coloured sleek bob in silver dress bob hairstyles for over 50
Bob hairstyles for over 50: The coloured bob

The coloured bob

If there is one women’s style that we are always in awe of, it has to Jodie Foster‘s. The starlet has aged with utter grace, seamlessly adapting her hairstyle with the times. And her current styling triumph, is this beautiful bob, worn with this season’s hottest hair colour, bronde!

But it’s not just Jodie’s chic and sophisticated colour that steals the limelight, oh no: it’s also the extremely polished finish she’s achieved in her cropped ‘do! Now we can’t say for sure how she managed to get such lustrous locks, but if we were her, we would run a few of pumps of the Toni&Guy Glamour Serum Drops through our hair, for ultra glossy results.


Loved our edit of chic bob hairstyles for over 50s? Then don’t let the inspiration stop there – just take a look at our round up of the mature celebs who are breaking beauty boundaries left, right and centre! Trust us, you’ll learn a thing or 2 from these lovely ladies… 

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08 February 2017