You don’t have to sacrifice your style just because you’re getting older

Your time for trends isn’t done just because you’re a little older. In fact, now is the perfect time to start experimenting with your hair. After all, there are still plenty of fun, fashionable styles to try that are perfect for women over the age of 50.

Sandra Bullock’s Straight Bob
Sandra Bullock's Straight Bob

Few styles are as jaw-dropping and attention-getting as a stick-straight bob. Part your hair down the middle, like Sandra Bullock, for an extra dramatic look.

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Signature Honey Waves
Sarah Jessica Parker's Signature Honey Waves

Waves are always in vogue, but consider going for larger, looser waves similar to Sarah Jessica Parker’s for a more mature look. Add some soft, honey-colored highlights for some additional shine.

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Madonna’s Blonde on Blonde Balayage
Madonna's Blonde on Blonde Balayage

Balayage is popular, particularly among brunettes, but Madonna proves that blondes can have just as much fun with highlights. Best of all, if any gray hairs are starting to come in, they’ll easily blend in with the blonde.

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Demi Moore’s Loosened Curls
Demi Moore's Loosened Curls

Your hair doesn’t have to be quite as long as Demi Moore’s to rock this look; loose, beachy curls look fantastic on shorter hair too. Try braiding your hair while it’s barely damp to achieve this relaxed ‘do.

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Salma Hayek’s Curly Brunette Balayage_
Salma Hayek's Curly Brunette Balayage

Dark brunette balayage highlights are to die for. Curl your hair like Salma Hayek to help show off the lightest part of your colored curls.

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Angela Basset’s Curly Bob and Side Swept Bangs
Angela Basset's Curly Bob and Side Swept Bangs

Bobs are one of the best styles for women over the age of 50. Spice things up a bit with some tight curls and side swept bangs like Angela Basset.

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Sheryl Crow’s Caramel-Blonde Highlights
Sheryl Crow's Caramel-Blonde Highlights

There’s a lot you can do, color-wise, with blonde hair. Adding some caramel-colored highlights, for example, creates richness and depth, which makes your hair look healthier and shinier.

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Halle Berry’s Straight Long Layers
Halle Berry's Straight Long Layers

Long layers are versatile and classic, plus they make styling a breeze. Take a page out of Halle Berry’s book, and part your hair down the middle before straightening it for a super-trendy look.

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Heather Locklear’s Long Layered Medium Cut
Heather Locklear's Long Layered Medium Cut

If super straight strands aren’t for you, there’s still plenty of other ways to style long layers. Try flipping out certain parts, curling others, and adding some additional volume like Heather Locklear to see what you like best.

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Elizabeth Hurley’s Classic Mid Part Waves
Elizabeth Hurley's Classic Mid Part Waves

Few looks are as classic and evocative of old Hollywood as Elizabeth Hurley’s bouncy waves. For a modern update to this retro ‘do, try parting your hair down the middle.

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Naomi Watts’ Wavy Long Bob
Naomi Watts' Wavy Long Bob

Long bobs, or “lobs,” are currently having a bit of a moment, and Naomi Watts is especially on-trend with her middle part. Consider embracing some loose waves for a beachy vibe.

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Marcia Cross’ Easy Shoulder Crop with Front Layers
Marcia Cross' Easy Shoulder Crop with Front Layers

Shoulder-length hair is easy to style and maintain. For some extra body and volume, asking your hairdresser for long, face-framing layers in the front, similar to Marcia Cross.

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Cindy Crawford’s Honey Balayage on Brown
Cindy Crawford's Honey Balayage on Brown

Cindy Crawford is a style icon, and her gorgeous honey balayage highlights work to prove that point. Add some honey and reddish highlights to dark brown hair to help draw attention to your face.

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Nicole Kidman’s Blonde Side Part_
Nicole Kidman's Blonde Side Part

Side parts are universally flattering, making this look from Nicole Kidman incredibly simple to recreate at home. Just flip your hair to the side for extra volume and add some loose waves, then you’re good to go!

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Monica Bellucci’s Mid-Parted Fringe
Monica Bellucci's Mid-Parted Fringe

Curtain bangs are another popular trend of the day, but you don’t have to be a 20-year-old to rock them. After all, if Monica Bellucci can pull them off, so can you.

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Helen Hunt’s Wavy Long Layers and Side Part
Helen Hunt's Wavy Long Layers and Side Part

If you’ve ever wondered why some women stop going for the chic haircuts as they age, this is a must-try one for you. Hunt’s curls compliment the layers that help frame her face, and here the side part brings an air of sophistication to the beachy vibes, we absolutely love it!

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