Here at All Things Hair, we firmly believe that growing old gracefully doesn’t have to mean giving up on your hair. However, we understand that it can be difficult to know how to style your locks once you hit a certain age, particularly if you’re suffering with hair loss or your tresses are refusing to grow past a certain point. But don’t fret: we’re determined to help reignite your love for your hair, so we’ve searched through endless red carpet hair inspiration to find six age-defying, flattering hairstyles. Want to find out what they are? Keep scrolling for the best ageless hairstyles over 50…
Ageless hairstyles over 50: Celebrity inspiration
It’s common for our hair to lose body and thickness as we age, so a classic chin-length bob like Sharon Stone‘s is the perfect solution. As well as helping to create the illusion of thicker-looking locks, this ‘do is also incredibly easy to style.
Editor’s tip: Worried about your bob looking flat? Using a plumping powder, like the VO5 Instant Oomph Powder, at your roots to help to boost volume.
2. Pixie crop
If you have petite facial features like Ellen DeGeneres, opt for a playful pixie crop. Not only will this short haircut help to flatter your features, but it’s also super low maintenance, and will save you precious time in the mornings! For those of you with especially fine hair, ask your hairdresser to cut in some choppy, textured layers to help make your mane appear fuller.
Editor’s tip: To accentuate shorter layers, we recommend using the TIGI S-Factor Creamy Molding Wax, as this will help to add definition.
If you’re not ready to chop off all of your hair, a classy lob (AKA long bob) like Lori Loughlin‘s is a great compromise. This versatile length allows you to wear your hair down, but still gives you the option to tie it up into a ponytail, too.
4. Tousled waves
If you’ve always loved long hair, then we bet that actress Sarah Jessica Parker is one of your hair heroes. She’s definitely one of ours, as she’s proved that turning 50 doesn’t have to mark the end of your long hair length. To avoid your strands falling flat, simply add in a few loose, tousled waves with a curling wand – your mane will be instantly transformed!
Editor’s tip: If your curls tend to drop quickly, try scrunching some of the TRESemmé Perfectly Un(Done) Wave Creating Sea Foam into the mid-lengths to ends of your hair after washing, help to maintain your waves for longer.
5. Twisted updo
A chic updo oozes elegance and class at any age. We love Halle Berry‘s red carpet twisted bun, which we reckon could work equally well as a practical daytime ‘do. In order to give this look a more youthful feel, leave your bun looking undone and messy! To do this, pull out a few tendrils near your face for a softer, more disheveled look.
6. Half-up, half-down hair
Demi Moore is living proof that half-up, half-down hairstyles have no age limit. Combining the practicality of an updo with the femininity of loose flowing locks, this hybrid hairstyle allow you to retain your long hair length, while also adding in some pretty detail!
Editor’s tip: For a beehive-inspired half-up hairstyle that even Brigitte Bardot would be jealous of, try spritzing the TIGI Catwalk Roost Boost Spray into your roots, before backcombing your tresses. This will help to add extra oomph at the crown of your head!
Now that you’ve got your style inspiration sorted, why not take a look at the hair products that can help you care for ageing hair? A good place to start is our article on the best shampoo and conditioner for ageing hair!