Great Hairstyles Don't Age—Here Are 20 Over-50 Women With Perfect Cuts

At Who What Wear, we believe that age is just a number. While there might be a societal rulebook 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 someone such as 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 to switch up their look—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.

However, 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 to 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 texture and longer lengths, there's plenty to start some ideas for your next haircut. Keep scrolling below for all the inspiration you need.

Best Hairstyles For Women Over 50

1. Middle-Part Bob

best hairstyles for women over 50: Lucy Liu

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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

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

3. Beachy Waves

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

4. Blunt Lob

best hairstyles for women over 50: Penelope Cruz

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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 help give the illusion of thicker hair if your lengths are on the finer side.

5. Curly Crop

best hairstyles for women over 50: Nicole Murphy

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

6. Blonde Curls

best hairstyles for women over 50: Nicole Kidman

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

7. Natural Texture

best hairstyles for women over 50: Janet Jackson

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We love Janet Jackson's larger than life curls.

8. Cropped Pixie

best hairstyles for women over 50: @mayemusk

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

9. Curly Bob 

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

10. Side-Parted Curly Bob

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

11. Wavy Bob

best hairstyles for women over 50: Cate Blanchett

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

12. Silver Bob

best hairstyles for women over 50: Grece Ghanem

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

13. Curly Shoulder-Length Haircut

best hairstyles for women over 50: @oprah

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

14. Bob with Fringe

best hairstyles for women over 50: Anna Wintour

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

15. Low Ponytail

best hairstyles for women over 50: Michelle Yeoh

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

16. Curly Layered Haircut

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

17. Choppy Side Fringe

best hairstyles for women over 50: Carine Roitfeld

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

18. '90s Layered

best hairstyles for women over 50: Jennifer Aniston

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90s-inspired layers look great on long hair.

19. Loose Waves

best hairstyles for women over 50: Jennifer Lopez

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Long hair and loose waves will never not look good.

20. Voluminous Curls

best hairstyles for women over 50: @mstinalawson

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

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