Until the last few years, long hair for women over 50 really wasn’t popular, nor was it easy to sport it both at work and at home, particularly for career women. Long hair on older women was just considered, well…not quite appropriate, somehow. There seemed to be some line in the sand where once you hit a certain birthday, off came the locks.
Fortunately that is no longer the case! Long hair styles for women over 50 are not only acceptable, but are wonderfully mainstream.
Whether you already have long hair, or you’re a fifty-something who wants to give it a go, here are a few basic long hair style tips for women over 50:
- Layers – whether your hair is fine or coarse, thin or full, layers can be important. They add depth, lift your face and detract from lines and imperfections.
- Bangs – Bangs can be an incredibly easy solution for a youthful look. As we age, those beautiful laugh lines around the eyes and wrinkles in the forehead are minimized to an amazing degree simply by adding bands. Yep – the phrase “Bangs, not Botox” has some merit!
- Healthy – Dry and brittle hair can also be aging – keep it healthy and moisturized. Don’t overuse heat tools like your blow dryer, straightener, or curling iron, and avoid coloring as often as possible. Be good to your hair! For some women who have struggled with fine or limp hair all their lives, gray hair can actually give new life to their look!
- Manageable length – Not everyone can have long hair… even twenty-somethings look downright ratty if their hair gets too long with scrappy ends and no body. Keep your hair to a length that maintains body and as much thickness as possible.
A word about color: At long last! The word is out – gray is the new black. The world is your oyster, so to speak, when it comes to hair color. But just like any other part of your beauty regimen, you may want to experiment to see what works for you. You may want to tame the gray or enhance it in some way. Go for it!
Long hair for women over 50 os a pouplar and mainstream
Examples of long hair for older women are everywhere…women like Janet Seymour, Maria Shriver, Christie Brinkley, Judy Collins and Lynda Carter, to name a few. So let it grow, and enjoy!