Great Hairstyles Don't Age—Here Are 24 Women Over 50 With Perfect Cuts

At Who What Wear, we believe that age is just a number. While there might be a societal rule book for choosing an "age-appropriate" hairstyle as you move from decade to decade, we're here to tell you that you can wear your hair however you damn want. You might have tried a number of different hairstyles throughout the years, and one of the positives of that is that you know what suits your look, your style and your personality the best.

Many stylish women have an iconic hairstyle that they wear throughout their whole lives. Take Anna Wintour and her bob haircut, which she has made her signature. Others like Victoria Beckham have tried every haircut and hairstyle under the sun, from a short haircut to medium and longer styles. And that's the fun of changing up your hair; you don't have to settle for just one style forever—just one that feels right for now.

So if you've landed on this article, you might be looking for some of the best hairstyles for women over 50. It can be tricky to find the best hairstyle for your face shape, hair texture or lifestyle, so if you're looking for some haircut inspiration, search no further. We looked at some of the most stylish celebrities and well-known figures over 50 and saved some of their best hair looks. From short styles to natural textures to longer lengths, there's plenty here to choose from for your next haircut. Keep scrolling for all the inspiration you need.

Best Hairstyles for Women Over 50

1. Middle-Part Bob


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As Lucy Liu shows, a middle-parted bob looks stylish for any occasion, especially with a super-glossy finish.

2. Grey Curls


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Model Andie Macdowell's head of voluminous curls is giving us all the inspiration for curly grey hair. 

3. Beachy Waves


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Claudia Schiffer gives us a lesson in beachy waves with this undone, French-inspired hair.

4. Blunt Lob


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If you want to keep the length in your hair, then you can't go wrong with Penelope Cruz's long bob. The blunt ends not only keep the look modern but will also help give the illusion of thicker hair if your lengths are on the finer side.

5. Curly Crop


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A curly crop is ideal if you're thinking of going for the chop.

6. Blonde Curls


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We're obsessed with Nicole Kidman's curly hair.

7. Natural Texture


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We love Janet Jackson's larger-than-life curls.

8. Cropped Pixie


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A cropped haircut styled with a tumbling swept wave looks seriously chic.

9. Curly Bob 


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A curly bob with a soft fringe looks exceptional on curly hair.

10. Side-Parted Curly Bob


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Flip your parting over to one side to instantly update your hairstyle and give extra volume to your hair.

11. Wavy Bob


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Cate Blanchett's wavy bob is understated and low maintenance.

12. Silver Bob


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A statement bob and grey hair are a match made in heaven.

13. Curly Shoulder-Length Haircut


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We're looking to Oprah for her medium-length curly haircut.

14. Bob With Fringe


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The American Vogue editor's iconic bob still looks timeless.

15. Low Ponytail


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Longer lengths look stylish tied into a sleek ponytail, as Michelle Yeoh demonstrates.

16. Curly Layered Haircut


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Layers help give hair body and movement while framing your face.

17. Choppy Side Fringe


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Carine Roitfeld gives us a lesson in French-girl hair with this side-swept fringe and choppy layers.

18. Nineties Layers


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'90s-inspired layers look great on long hair.

19. Loose Waves


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Long hair and loose waves will never not look good.

20. Voluminous Curls


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Tumbling curls look incredible at any age, as Tina Knowles shows us.

21. The Pixie Cut


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Proof that the pixie haircut looks great at any age, as Jamie Lee Curtis proves.

22. The Middle-Part Lob


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A blunt long bob parted in the middle is a timeless haircut choice, and we love it on Salma Hayek.

23. Bouncy Waves


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Bouncy waves look great at any age—and serves to really make highlights and balayage pop.

24. Undone Curls


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Undone curls look seriously chic at every age, and Sofia Vergara's soft curls are on our list to replicate.

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This story was originally posted at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.