Hairstyles For Older Women

50 Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Women Over 50

August 9, 2018
Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Women Over 50

If you have celebrated your golden birthday and are concerned regarding the apt style for your hairs, going for a haircut is not a flattering idea. It could attract attention to certain areas making you look older. However, it does not means that you cannot adorn some cool hairstyles. You can still be in the spotlight and simply steal the show with the best hairstyle that is for shoulder hair length and will be as per your face cut, hair texture, etc. to make you look simple yet stylish.

Most Popular Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Shoulder length is the best and provides you with the beauty of the two worlds; you can wear them in a bun or let them be open, your hair your rules. This length flatters almost all the girls, and if due to age your hair is thinning, this is the best length for you to spot. In this article, we shall discuss specific shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50 that can be easily carried by women who are 50 plus without much hassle.

A few tools like curling or flat ironing the ends of your tresses with a curling iron or straightener. With a blow-dryer, the volume can be added at the roots, and romantic locks can be left on the face to rock the special occasions.

Here is the list of stunning and gorgeous shoulder length hairstyles for women over 50 for you to try:

Loose wavy cut for medium length hair

Styling Time – 15 to 20 minutes

This hairstyle is best suited for any casual outing or a lunch/dinner date. Not necessarily with your spouse or your boyfriend. Best suited for oval to pear shaped face. If you have a bad hair day and you’re not able to create something beautiful for yourself, try this wavy and a messy hairstyle. You do not need to have any technical rollers or a curler for this. A simple big roller would do. Moisten your hair; roll big rollers/curlers for 15 to 20 minutes. Unroll them slowly and spray a right amount of hair fixer. Comb lightly. You’re done with it.

This style suits those who have a light volume of hair. It will give you a boost. And if your face is oval and skinny, this would surely add some volume to it. Now you do not need to visit your salon.

Tip – If you have medium sized curler rod, then this hair style would definitely be the best one for your party or a dinner.

Loose wavy cut for medium length hair

Layered Hairstyle with Flicks

Styling Time – 15 minutes

Best suited for oval to diamond shaped face. But if you have a broad forehead, this will work wonders for you. Blow-dry sections of hair at the crown, in an outward direction to showcase your layers perfectly. Here you can use hair spray to fix all the loose ends. This look can inevitably create an illusion for a wide faced woman or for the one who has a broader forehead. Keep taking sections of your hair and

Use bit of smoothing shine through mid-lengths and ends. Slight side partition to create an illusion for a fuller face.

Styling tip – Use a large radial brush with the dryer to prevent any damage. You can also use large hot rollers too. Comb your hair neatly once you are done.

Layered Hairstyle with Flicks

Front fringe with messy hair do

Styling time – 10 minutes

This one for those who already have a front fringe cut. Just blow dry your hair and create a slightly messy hairstyle with a broad brush. You are all ready for the outing.

Styling Tip – back comb your hair from the center if you want a slightly higher styling. Gives a plumier look to your face.

Front fringe with messy hair do

Front fringes with light and natural curls

Styling time – 30 minutes

This one if preferably for a round, oval or a pear faced woman. Will suit best if you go blonde with slight highlights or global hair color. Roll hot curlers to your front fringes. Keep it for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Now comb the front part slowly. Now take half of the back section of your hair, put hot curlers, and keep it for another 10 minutes. This should be timed according to you. Slightly back comb your hair from the center for your hair and pin it up neatly.

Fix it with a hair fixer. This hair do is simple yet classy and is best suited for short to medium length hair.

Styling tip – best suited for thinner hair. You need small sized tong/curlers for this.

Front fringes with light and natural curls

Fringe with a solid blow dry outer curls

Styling time – 20 to 30 minutes

Apply a heat protectant spray before you begin blow drying your hair. Divide your hair into equal proportions. Begin from the top section. Give it a needful blow dry for around 3 to 5 minutes. Do these till the back? You need to hold your brush and your dryer securely. Once finished, flip hair upside down with a shot to remove all the heat from your hair.

Styling tip – use a larger brush that will create bigger and solid curls.

Fringe with a solid blow dry outer curls

Center parting with solid beach waves

Styling time – 20 minutes

This one is another cool hair style for all. It is best suited for women with medium to long hair. For all the girls who are tired of hearing that they have long or not so plump face, this goes for you. Create a neat center parting. Now use tongs or curlers that create small waves. Section your hair properly and roll them over the tongs. If you are low maintenance type of girl, you can probably air dry your hair for this perfect look.

Styling tip – you can also use your hair flattening device for this.

Center parting with solid beach waves

Simple light blow dry with side parting

Styling time – 10 minutes

Blow dry your wet/damp hair. Create a simple and plain look by giving a side parting or a center if you wish so. This style creates minimal yet elegant look and is best suited for those who have medium to long hair.

Styling tip – for all those who have wavy or frizzy hair, this will blow away your frizz and will give you a neater look.

Simple light blow dry with side parting

Natural blow dry with long fringes and a center parting

Styling time – 15 to 20 minutes

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For all those who have wavy or frizzy hair, this one is for you. Spray a heat protectant before you blow dries your hair. Create neat sections and begin from the front. Give your hair a quick flip and let it settle on its own.

Styling tip – you can use a normal or a broader brush to create bigger and natural curls.

Natural blow dry with long fringes and a center parting

Front flicks with light blow dry for medium to long hair

Styling time – 20 to 30 minutes

Appropriate for oval, oblong and diamond or a pear shaped faces. This one is a cheater’s move for those who have long hair. Blow dry upside down till the end. Set your layers outwards to give a natural look. Flip your hair from front to back once again. Style it loosely with rough hands. Looks great on golden blonde hair.

Styling Tip – if you wish you can also pin it up creating a neater look.

Front flicks with light blow dry for medium to long hair

Small and simple curls

Styling Time – 30 minutes

Damp your hair. Pull apart few strands neatly into small sections. Now roll over each section onto the heating rods or tongs. Follow the same for each section. Keep spraying hair fixing spray so that the curls hold on for a longer period of time.

Styling tip – you can also braid your hair into many small braids. Spray hair fixer and keep it overnight while sleeping. Open the braid. A DIY curly look is all set to make you glamorous.

Small and simple curls

Slightly Side parting with light waves

Styling time – 10 minutes

If you have a thinner face or a pear shaped or oval shaped face, this style will work best for you. Want to go for a casual outing? Just dampen your hair a bit and use a dryer with a broad brush. Give a slight curl by working your brush and dryer. Create a slight side parting. This looks neat and tidy. Spray hair fixer to set.

Styling tip – best suited for those who have shoulder length hair.

Slightly Side parting with light waves

Front fringes with inverted hair style

Styling time – 10 to 15 minutes

This is a very simple yet classy and in demand hair styles of all times. If you have short hair, this one is for you. Get your hair straightened with the help of a straightening rod if you have waves and curls. Damp your hair and begin with the front section. Keep straightening your hair till the end. Let the fringes cover your forehead, best suited for long faces.

Styling tip – if you have short or blunt hair, or inverted comma hair cut, this will work perfect for you.

Front fringes with inverted hair style

Center parting loose curls

Styling time – 15 to 20 minutes

Best for women with medium length hair or shoulder length hair. Comb your hair and dampen it. Heat the tongs and use it lightly on each section of your hair. Keep rolling your hair and then sliding it downwards. Hold it for a few minutes to give loose curls. Let them fall on your shoulder giving your face more attractive look.

Styling tips – you can go for a center parting if you wish or can pin them up.

Center parting loose curls

Side flicks with layers

Styling time – 15 minutes

Best suited for women with pear shaped face or an oval shaped face. Use a broader brush and your hair dryer to style your hair and give natural curls on the edges. Flip your hair in the downwards motion and flip it upwards with a quick jerk. Let it set naturally. Just hold the strands of front flicks and pin them with light hands. This will create natural waves.

Styling tip – do not secure it too neatly or tightly. Try to create a messy and a natural setting.

Side flicks with layers

Small and bold curls

Styling time – 25 minutes

You desperately need a curling tong/rod for this. Evenly divide your hair into equal sections. Now pull apart each section and roll it onto your rod. Create a center parting. Spray hair fixer to secure.

Styling tip – best for a night party. For those who have thinner hair, this style will do proper justice to you.

Small and bold curls

Flirty curls

Styling time – 15 minutes

This hairstyle is a sophisticated one and will make you look beautiful at the same time. Adding a few loose curls with your curler can help you achieve this flirty look.

Styling tip – use a large barrel curler for this style. Run your fingers to keep it look natural.

Flirty curls

Simple flip

Styling time – 15 minutes

This is a simple cut and is a variation for the bob cut style. If your hair are thin, you can add great amount of volume by adorning this style. All you need are those large barrel curlers again to create this style. Flip your hair towards the side to create a natural side parting. You can call it a cheater cock style.

Styling tip – this is a great style for those who have strong features as these soft curls will make you look sophisticated.

Simple flip

Simple backward waves

Styling time – 10 minutes

Simple wave is another big hit hair style amongst the women. This hairdo often gives you a simple yet elegant look for a casual outing. Use a straightener to style your hair. Take each section and give slight waves using your hair straightener backwards. Set with a hair spray.

Styling tip – this style creates a dainty look for who has an oval shaped face.

Simple backward waves

Messy layered cut styling

Styling time – 15 minutes

The best way to make a woman look fashionable who have medium length of hair is by messing it up. Create a side parting and use large curlers for giving bold yet natural curls.

Styling tip – works best on those who have a heart shaped or a rectangular shaped face.

Messy layered cut styling

Straight Bob Cut with fringes

Styling time – 15 to 20 minutes

It’s a simple style for all those women who love to have short hair. It’s a great style for bob cut hair. Use a straightener to straighten your hair, let the fringes cover your forehead. It is a lovely style for fine to medium hair and suited best for long faces.

Styling tip – use hairspray to set the hair.

Straight Bob Cut with fringes

Backward bangs

Styling time– 20 minutes

Simply blow dry your hair. Make outwards curls the edge to give them a fuller look. Also while combing your hair, comb the top front hair backwards, keeping them away from the forehead. It’s a great look for bob cut, shoulder length hair. It looks great on long faces.

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Styling Tip– use hair products for shine as well as to set them.

Backward bangs

Half mess hair do

Styling time – 20 minutes

A half and a messy hair do is a bit on the adventurous side of a woman. You cannot call this cut a completely feminine one. You can curl up your hair or back comb it for a bit of a fluff and to add volume. For this style, you just need to brush back your hair beginning from the crown of your head. Finger comb to get that messy look.

Styling tip – this style works for all hair types, especially those who have thinner hair.

Half mess hair do

Fluffy and voluminous layers

Styling time – 25 to 30 minutes

We all know how layering can make thinner hair look fluffy and voluminous. You can add volume by adding more layers to your hair cut. Use a broader brush to give that fluff. Make a side parting and set your style with a hair spray.

Styling tip – this layered style with different textures of layers suits everybody. But works wonders for those who have thin hair type. If you already have wavy or curly or frizzy hair, do not attempt this hairstyle.

Fluffy and voluminous layers

Simple choppy bob

Styling time – 15 minutes

This hairstyle is no different from simple waves. However, you need to chop those fringes for this style and get a neat choppy bob cut – no fringes at all. Create a side or a center parting from your fingers; brush your hair to detangle them. Simply blow dry. And you are ready for your dinner outing.

Styling tip – this gives a neat and a simple look. Can be done very effortlessly.

Simple choppy bob

Light flirty curls

Styling time – 20 minutes

This hairstyle is a simple yet gives you a flirty and a funky look. It also helps you look younger than your age. Adding a few loose and natural curls at the ends of your hair, gives you an actual flirty and playful image. Use large rollers/barrels for this style. Comb it loosely with your fingers. You are done.

Styling tip – this hair style can be pulled off by all age groups of females.

Light flirty curls

Medium shaggy hair

Styling time – 15 minutes

This one is the simplest of all hair styles for women who are old enough to carry a hairstyle that does not suit them. The front portions of hair are blow dried and back combed, leaving the back a nit messy. This can be achieved by finger combing the hair and setting them finally.

Styling tip – this style gives a simple yet classy and elegant look.

Medium shaggy hair

Simple straight cut with side parting

Styling time – 10 minutes

This is one of the easiest hair styles. If you are not much of an experiment lady, this style is perfect for you. For a medium length hair type, the cut is straight from the edges and you just neatly create a side parting. Comb neatly and tidily.

Styling tip – classic and the simplest hair style. Best for those who do not like fancy hair styles/cut.

Simple straight cut with side parting

Front fringes with long bob and braids

Styling time – 30 minutes

A bit different style. You need a front fringe cut for this. Blow dry your hair, taking the front section first. Once the blow dry task is finished, you need to make thin braids. Pull out a section of hair. Start tying a braid. Continue this by taking other sections of your hair. make at least four to five braids. Finger comb your hair lightly.

Styling tip – while you are tying a braid, secure the remaining hair with hair clips so as to let them neat.

Front fringes with long bob and braids

Messy layered cut with highlights

Styling time – 20 minutes

This hairstyle though does not give a clean or an elegant look but does give you a flirty and a playful look. All you need is some hair serum and large barrels curlers. Create waves by using large curlers and finger comb your hair. Center parting makes it even more attractive.

Styling tip – this hairstyle is best suited for a fun outing. This suits everybody and is a huge hit amongst the teenagers and girls.

Messy layered cut with highlights

Side swept outward curls

Styling time – 10 minutes

This is a classic hair style and suits everybody. Just give your damp hair a nice blow dry. You can make a side parting with outwards curls. Simply comb your hair neatly. Its looks great on shoulder length hair.

Styling tip – If you amongst those who do not like too much to experiment then this one is simply best for you.

Side swept outward curls

Simple backward Blow dry

Styling time – 15 minutes

Blow dry your hair in the backward direction. Keeping your hair tucked behind your hair and the rest, falling on your shoulder. It looks best on long faces and gives them a charming look.

Styling tip – this look is an all time hit and suits everybody

Simple backward Blow dry

Front fringe with voluminous and large curls

Styling time – 30 minutes

If you have an oval or a pear shaped face, this will work best for you. Take front section of your hair – the fringes. Use large barrel curlers. Keep doing this for other portions of hair. Give your hair a nice upside down flip. Set with your fingers lightly.

Styling tip – looks best with medium length of hair

Front fringe with voluminous and large curls

Mid parted straight hair

Styling Time – 20 minutes

Use a hot iron or straightener to straighten your hair. Apply a heat protection prior to that and start from the root till the edges. Once done, part your hair from the middle and get a straight edgy look with this hairstyle.

Styling Tip– Use hair products to set it. Best suited for long face women.

Mid Parted Straight Hair

Side parted bob with blow dry

Styling time – 10 minutes

This hairstyle looks best if you have a little plump or a round face. This is an extremely simple and classic hair cut with simple blow drying the hair. Create a side parting.

Styling tip – if you are not much of party person, then this style will look good on you.

Side parted bob with blow dry

Simple long cut with front fringes

Styling time – 15 minutes

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Use large barrel curlers for creating this look. Use them only on your fringes. Simply blow dry the rest hair. Flip upside down motion and create a little messy look by running your fingers.

Styling tip – works best for those who have thinner hair.

Simple long cut with front fringes

Layered shaggy bob

Styling time – 20 minutes

This twist to bob cut uses layers that can give your long face a plump look. Use a broad roller brush. Keep blow drying each section as and when you pull each section of hair.

Styling tip – this layered hairstyle gives your face a bit of a plump look. This will compliment those who have long shaped face.

Layered shaggy bob

Simple steps with natural curls

Styling time – 20 minutes

Damp your hair and work on a styling serum. Brush your hair with a roller brush and blow dry only on the ends. Pull the hair on the front top backwards, use a hairband or pins to set them, leaving the rest hair to fall on your shoulders.

Styling tip – this style creates a simple and sober look.

Simple steps with natural curls

Simple side bangs

Styling time – 20 minutes

Create a side parting and blow dry your hair. Comb neatly.

Styling tip – this hair style looks great and can be pulled off by anybody.

Simple side bangs

Side flicks blow dry

Styling time – 10 minutes

This hairstyle involves side flicks with side parting. You just have to blow dry your hair. Fix them up with any good hair spray and you are done. Just comb your hair backwards, giving them a voluminous look.

Styling tip – works best if you have a bad hair day.

Side flicks blow dry

Long messy layers

Styling time – 15 minutes

Use large barrel curlers at the ends of your hair. This hair style looks good if you have thin volume of hair as it will give a little volume. Use any hair fixer spray. Run fingers loosely all over to give that messy look.

Styling tip – this will not look good if your hair type is unevenly textured.

Long messy layers

Inverted layered bob

Styling time – 15 minutes

This is another simple yet classy look from the list of bob haircuts. You just have to use your hair straightening machine. Keep straightening each layer of hair as you move towards the back. Begin from front to back. Finger comb them lightly.

Styling tip – will look good on everybody

Inverted layered bob

Layered flicks

Styling time – 10 minutes

This hairstyle involves side flicks with side parting. It is best suited for fine hair and looks amazing on long faces. You just have to blow dry your hair, fix them up with any good hair spray and showcase your natural layers.

Styling tip – works best if you have a bad hair day.

Layered flicks

Side bangs with small ringlets

Styling time – 30 minutes

This gives a girl next door of image. For this you need tongs or curlers. Keep the heating rod rolled on the edges of your hair for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Keep rolling up and downwards so that you can adjust the length of the curls.

Styling tip – run your fingers loosely and lightly all over your hair and set the side bang with fixer.

Side bangs with small ringlets

Curly bob hairstyle for golden blonde hair

Styling time – 20 minutes

Take front section of your hair – the fringes. Use large barrel curlers. Keep doing this for other portions of hair. Give your hair a nice upside down flip. Set with your fingers lightly.

Styling tip – looks best with medium length of hair

Curly Bob Hairstyle for Golden Blonde hair

Ringlets with front curly fringes

Styling time – 20 minutes

For this you need tongs or curlers. Keep the heating rod rolled on the edges of your hair for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Keep rolling up and downwards so that you can adjust the length of the curls. Comb your fringes with light hands.

Styling tip – run your fingers loosely and lightly all over your hair and set the side bang with fixer.

Ringlets with front curly fringes

Center parted layered bob hairstyle

Styling time – 30 minutes

For this style you need, small curlers or small barrel curlers. Keep them on your hair and keep changing the sections after every few minutes. Just make sure the curls are loose to showcase your layered cut.

Styling tip – this hairstyle has been a hit few years back.

Center parted layered bob hairstyle

Long curly layered hairstyle

Styling time – 30 minutes

This gives a very girl next door image. An all time hit hair style for your bad hair day and when you want to it simple and classic. Just use your hair curler on each layer, to give it natural curl. Keep doing it for the rest of your layers to get its chic look.

Styling tip – you can either create a center parting or a side one too.

Long Curly Layered Hairstyle

Simple straight hair

Styling time – 15 minutes

This is one of the most in demand hair style and the simplest of all, yet it is classic. You just need your hair straightener for this look. Create a center parting neatly and tidily. Now run your hair straightener while you pull out each section of your hair to straighten it. Comb your hair neatly.

Styling tip – this look is an all time hit and suits everybody

Simple straight hair

Simple long bob with front fringes

Styling time – 15 minutes

For this style you need a hair straightener. Run your hair straightener while you pull out each section of your hair to straighten it. Comb your hair neatly. Comb front fringes too.

Styling tip – this suits everybody

Simple long bob with front fringes

Wavy hairstyle for strawberry colored hair

Styling time – 15 minutes

It is an amazing style for your strawberry colored hair, it’s simple and easy to carry. Make large outwards curls, giving your hair a wavy look at the tips. It is best for oval, round shaped faces.

Styling tips – Use products to set the hair.

Wavy Hairstyle for Strawberry colored hair

Verdict

These hairstyles are something that all the women can try easily at home. Most of the things are generally now available with everybody. Just try such styles to create different look every time.

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