A common misconception about women turning 50 is that they need to go through a big change – hair and style-wise – to reflect the new milestone in their life. But, that is just a stereotype.
To prove this, we have gathered a comprehensive list of the best hairstyles for women over 50 as modeled by your favorite Hollywood superstars who have already passed this stage in their life. Take a look!
1. The Laura Dern
We begin our list of the best hairstyles for women over 50 with actress Laura Dern who shamelessly flaunts her ginger curls in a fantastic blowout at a red-carpet event. She paired everything up with matching makeup.
2. The Cindy Crawford
It’s hard to believe, but supermodel Cindy Crawford is now over 50 as well. Mainly because she doesn’t look like it. Part of her secret is the youthfulness of her long hair styled in waves, which is why she made it onto our list of the best hairstyles for women over 50.
3. The Lisa Kudrow
Our beloved friend might have aged a bit, but she still has the same characteristics we adored about her. Lovely blonde hair, blue eyes, and a smile that just lights up the room. Lisa Kudrow will always be Pheobe to us.
4. The Courtney Cox
Monica is now over 50 as well, which entitles her to grace our list of the best hairstyles for women over 50. Actress Courtney Cox is still as beautiful as when she first walked into our lives with her brunette shoulder-length hair that is so easy to style.
5. The Rene Russo
If you’re looking for something a little more colorful, here is a wonderful honey ginger medium haircut from actress Rene Russo. It compliments her peachy complexion and the long layers help add volume to her hair.
6. The Morgan Fairchild
We’re back to Friends as we count down the best hairstyles for women over 50, to take a look at Morgan Fairchild or, as we all remember her, Nora Bing, Chandler’s mom. She still sports the same hairstyle as ever, which is a flipped-out layered cut with a side-parting.
7. The Catherine O’Hara
From one famous mom to another. This is Catherine O’Hara, best known as being Kevin’s mom in Home Alone. We love the fact that she uses very little hair dye and has decided to show off her natural colors, including her gray hair strands, as well.
8. The Sarah Jessica Parker
Carrie may be over 50 now, but she still wears the same iconic middle part that made her famous and which fits her face shape so well. Even when it comes to the best hairstyles for women over 50, some things never change.
9. The Helen Hunt
Speaking of things that never change, actress Helen Hunt still wears the blonde hair that we have come to know and love about her. She has been wearing it her entire life and the fact that she turned 50 hasn’t made her abandon her habits. She also still wears side-swept bangs too.
10. The Kim Cattrall
Another actress who can teach us a thing or two about the best hairstyles for women over 50 is Kim Cattrall. She wears a long bob with sweetheart curls that compliment her round face.
11. The Cher
We all know that Cher is ageless and timeless. Therefore, it was only natural to include her in our selection as she truly makes the case for raven dark thick hair and theatrical makeup.
12. The Jane Seymour
This redhead beauty is truly an inspiration to us all. With minimal makeup and beach waves, she graces red carpets like she has been doing for the past 30 years.
13. The Gloria Estefan
Singer Gloria Estefan has embraced the haircut of the years, the bob, as her take on the short hair after a certain age trend. She paired it with some statement, chandelier earrings, a blue-green dress, and matching makeup.
14. The Oprah Winfrey
Oprah has been wearing her signature hairstyle for as long as we can remember. Therefore, it was only normal for her to continue wearing it well into her fifties. It’s a medium length bob with a voluminous and slightly curly comb-over that will look perfect on older women and young ones too!
15. The Jaclyn Smith
Actress Jaclyn Smith’s hairstyle is a lesson in highlighting done right. Her base color is a milk chocolate brown which she has lightened up using honey brown and blonde highlights, especially around her face and eyes.
16. The Goldie Hawn
Another Hollywood royalty lady that has remained faithful to the hairstyle that made her famous is Goldie Hawn. This is one of the best hairstyles for women over 50 if you have a round face like her and eyes just as blue.
17. The Jamie Lee Curtis
We absolutely love it when we see ladies over a certain age sport their natural hair color. We support you ladies in your decision of rocking your own hair, just like Jamie Lee Curtis did with this amazing feathered pixie cut – it looks good on oval faces too!
18. The Jane Fonda
Actress Jane Fonda has been a Hollywood legend for over 50 years now. She has also been a styling icon ever since she appeared in her show Barbarella around the same time. Now, in her 80s, this lady is still rocking the best hairstyles.
19. The Annette Benning
Here is a wonderful example of the traditional combination of blonde hair and the ultra-feminine red lipstick. Actress Annette Benning is still rocking it while also wearing choppy spiky short hair.
20. The Judi Dench
If you’re not a fan of Dame Judi Dench, we suggest you become one immediately because she will be your style icon. This British actress has been proudly sporting this fantastic platinum pixie cut in a way that would make most 20-year olds envious.
21. The Hellen Mirren
We could not have made this list of the best hairstyles for women over 50 without mentioning the other half of the British acting powerhouse couple, Dame Helen Mirren. She’s sporting a pixie cut as well, but a long one, in a slightly more colorful platinum blonde than Judi Dench.
22. The Ellen Burstyn
It’s time to fly across the pond and this time, we’re taking a look at the ever-beautiful Ellen Burstyn. Her overly-long curly platinum pixie is just another version of what you can do with this versatile haircut.
23. The Julie Walters
She may have been homely and motherly Mrs. Weasley in the beloved Harry Potter but, in real life, Julie Walters is a style star. Her honey-blonde layered pixie cut paired with those drooping golden earrings are giving us major jealousy.
24. The Meg Ryan
America’s sweetheart in the 80s and 90s thanks to all the romance movies in which she starred, Meg Ryan is still sweet and pretty now that she has turned 50. She wears a jaw-length messy bob with small curls and a darker undertone to her blonde.
25. The Kris Jenner
The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has fans all over the world who have been copying her hairstyle for years now. It’s a raven black, feathered pixie cut which we can deem as one of the best hairstyles for women over 50.
Also check out these hairstyles for short and wavy hair for some major inspo!
26. The Diane Lane
Who says that you have to cut your hair once you reach a certain age? Definitely not Diane Lane. This gorgeous actress doesn’t believe that age has anything to do with style, so she has kept her tresses long.
27. The Andie MacDowell
The same can be said about actress Andie MacDowell. We fell in love with her in Four Weddings and a Funeral and we haven’t had a change of heart since. Her chestnut brown hair compliments her toffee-colored eyes.
28. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus
This leading lady of American comedy has turned 50 but her humor hasn’t aged one bit. Yes, we are still very much in love with Elaine and her beauty as we were when we first met her on Seinfeld back in the late eighties.
29. The Michelle Pfeiffer
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women that Hollywood has ever seen, Michelle Pfeiffer also has one of the best hairstyles for women over 50. Her sandy blonde hair highlights her baby blue eyes and sweetens her square facial features.
30. The Jodie Foster
We would expect nothing less of avant-garde actress Jodie Foster than this outstanding ginger blunt bob that simply catches your gaze and makes it impossible for you to look away.
31. Ellen’s Best Hairstyles for Women over 50
Another case where it’s hard to believe it’s true, but it is. Ellen is now over 50 years old. However, she remains the same bubbly, funny, quirky, lady of television with the same blonde and spiky pixie cut.
32. The Isabella Rossellini
Speaking of pixie cuts, we have a whole bunch to show you, starting with Ellen above and continuing with the exquisite Isabella Rossellini. Her brunette blunt cut exposes her milky facial tone and makes her look elegant.
33. The Emma Thompson
Undeniably the queen of the pixies, British actress Emma Thompson rocks them like no one else. Her color of choice is a beige blonde which so happens to work marvelously with huge, drooping diamond earrings.
34. The Brigitte Nielsen
Actress Brigitte Nielsen is an inspiration for all you edgy ladies out there who don’t believe that age should hinder you in any way. She wears an ultra-short, iceberg white pixie cut with a very modern comb-over long top.
35. The Robin Wright
This House of Cards star is teaching a lesson on how to wear bangs with a pixie cut when you’re intent upon the best hairstyles for women over 50. Her fringe is short, wispy, and combed to one side.
36. The Jessica Lange
If actress Jessica Lange was going for a matchy-matchy situation between her nutmeg blonde hair and her dark caramel-colored eyes, she succeeded completely. We cannot get enough of it and believe it’s one of the best hairstyles for women over 50.
37. The Madonna
How do you talk about celebrities who have the best style and not mention Madonna? She revolutionized the 80s and 90s, and simply refuses to quit not that she’s well past her fifties. This is what we call girl power.
38. The Nicole Kidman
Did you know that Nicole Kidman actually has very curly hair in real life? She rarely wears her natural hair, though. She is also a natural redhead, which she has embraced for some parts of her life and career.
39. The Sharon Stone
The words Sharon Stone have always been equal to sensuality and sultriness. As you might have already guessed, that did not stop now that the actress has turned 50. Just look at that no-part hazelnut blonde hair and smoky eye makeup.
40. The Meryl Streep
The queen of Hollywood deserves a nod when it comes to the best hairstyles for women over 50 as well. She has always kept it simple as far as her hair goes, but one doesn’t need to embellish oneself when the main attraction is talent.
41. The Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones makes a really strong case for dark hair for women over 50. She has a sophisticated and glamorous look that reminds us of the divas of Old Hollywood, eternal and always beautiful.
42. The Olivia Newton-John
The summer nights have been kind to singer and actress Olivia Newton-John. Her choppy shoulder-length bob with wispy bangs is one of our favorite and definitely one of the best hairstyles for women.
43. The Monica Bellucci
It’s time to take a look at an international beauty now, as we feast our eyes on Italian actress Monica Bellucci. She has dark cacao brown hair, long, silky, and glossy, plus a set of 90s straight bangs swept to one side.
44. The Susan Sarandon
Actress Susan Sarandon loves her red hair, and so do we. As far as the best hairstyles for women over 50 go, you can try this one if you have green or brown eyes and a pale complexion because it will bring them both out.
45. The Glenn Close
We’re in love with this overgrown butter blonde pixie cut. Glenn Close is a perfect example of high fashion and good taste that you can use as inspiration if you want to cut your hair or change it in any way.
46. The Demi Moore
From the list of celebrities that seem to be forever young, we bring you Demi Moore. She looks better now than she has ever done with her long curly hair and sultry smoky eye makeup.
47. The Julianne Moore
One of our favorite redheads in Hollywood is Julianne Moore. The actress wears the lob of our dreams, which is sleek and shiny, not to mention that it’s the perfect shade of dark ginger. We want this haircut as well!
48. The Sally Field
Sally Field is one of the prominent actresses in Hollywood who has aged as gracefully as possible. Her hairstyles have played a significant role in this process, and now they can play a role in yours as well.
49. The Lynda Carter
This is actress Lynda Carter who played the original Wonder Woman before we were lucky enough to have Gal Gadot. She is now over 50 but still the same beautiful Amazon she has always been.
50. The Diane Keaton
The final lady on our list has also elected to keep and flaunt her natural hair color. Diane Keaton now has salt and pepper hair, which means her locks are gray flecked with some white.
Most women who are in their 50s are now looking at it as their second youth. Your children all own grown-up, and you have the chance to do more things such as traveling and enjoying life altogether.
Therefore, you need a hairstyle and a look to match so let us know in the comment section below which one of these best hairstyles for women over 50 was your favorite and why!