5 Stylish Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Age is just a number; gorgeous hair is forever.

When women get older their hair preferences usually change where they might opt for shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50. Not only is this hair length easier for maintenance and day-to-day styling, shoulder-length hairstyles are a stylish option if you still want some length but might not want hair that’s that long. After all, flattering shoulder-length hairstyles aren’t just about keeping everything tidy without split ends; it’s about embracing the chance to create a new look, if you choose to, when you reach this new point in your life. Read on to discover our top favorite shoulder length hairstyles to try out when you’re 40 and older.

The Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Women Over 50

1. Shoulder Length Bob

shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50 bob

Opt for a classic hairstyle with a blunt, layered bob. The stacked bob is super simple for an everyday look; just add some TRESemmé Thermal Creations Blow-Dry Accelerator Sprayto amp up your volume and spped up your styling time. Blow-dry with a round ceramic brush for some added lift. You’ll look blowout chic in no time.

2. Wavy Mid-Length

shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50 Goldilocks length

Not too long and not too short, the shoulder length cut is just the right length for any specific hairstyle you want to achieve. To make the most of your mid-length cut, ask your stylist to add in a few layers. The addition of piecey sections of hair will add a sense of movement and flair, not to mention added volume which is always good in our book. Whether you’re looking for a blowout or braids, take care of this hairstyle by keeping it nice and clean with a super nourishing duo like Nexxus Therappe Rebalancing Shampoo and Conditioner. This power duo will provide your hair with some much-needed moisture, making it soft, smooth and super manageable.

3. Go for Natural Curls

shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50 natural
Rock your natural curls when you get older. Photo credit: Dvora

When you get older you might be over constantly going for blowout hair. Why not embrace your natural curls as you learn how to style it and maintain this look. Try out some Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse Cream to help shape your curls while adding moisture and shine.

4. Hair Highlights

shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50 highlights

Dismiss the notion that highlights aren’t age appropriate because the slight golden tints will only liven up your look. Whether you want to keep it super subtle or go a bit chunky, the addition of a blonde hue can take your look from drab to fab. What’s more, blonde highlights have a certain quality of disguising gray hair; so if you’re in the market for a solution to your silver fox syndrome, this just might prove to be the perfect fix.

5. Full Color

shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50 color
Don’t be afraid to go in with the color!

With age comes a desire for total renovations–whether that’s for your home, your wardrobe or your hair; we’re on board for an adventure into the unknown. When determining your hair color make sure you let your stylist know exactly what you’re going for and be sure to bring in a picture for reference. Apart from the obvious color boost, dyeing middle-aged hair has the added benefit of reviving slightly less lively locks by adding texture to your strands.

Sign up to our newsletter and get exclusive hair care tips and tricks from the experts at All Things Hair.


All Things Hair on Instagram