Youthful hairstyles for over 50s: 65+ flattering hair ideas

Gerard Ortiz

When it comes to finding youthful hairstyles for over 50s, there’s absolutely no need to restrict yourself. Age is no barrier to rocking whatever style you like, as celebrities like Halle Berry and Helen Mirren demonstrate, and your options for great haircuts are almost endless. 

At any age, finding easy hairstyles that suit you and make day-to-day styling simple should be at the top of your agenda. From short hairstyles to braided hairstyles and long hairstyles, youthful hairstyles for over 50s come in many forms and there’s an on-trend style to suit your hair type and face shape out there—the key is finding a stylist who listens to your needs.

“We advise clients to come to the salon for a consultation so that we can take into account their face shape, hair texture, condition, and lifestyle,” says Melissa Timperley (opens in new tab), director of Melissa Timperley Salons. “Some want to embrace their gray hair color, others want short and sassy. Others just want a trendy lifestyle-appropriate look. That’s why booking a consultation is so important.” 

Helen Mirren with her long hair in an updo and a pink headband

Helen Mirren wears her long hair in a chic, accessorized updo

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How to choose youthful hairstyles for over 50s

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