The Best Hairstyles for Women Over 50

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50 is the new 25!

If you ask us, 50 is the new 40, and it’s far too early to trade your luscious locks for an easy-to-maintain lifestyle. Quit playing it safe with the same short hairstyle, day in, day out. You’re in your prime – 50 is just a number, so don’t let it hold you back. Turns out, long hair is flattering at any age, as long as you know how to style it. Whether you’ve already started growing out those long locks or you’re still rocking the bob, with the help of our Zala hair extensions, you can turn your look sophisticated, flattering, and wow-worthy. Here are some hairstyle ideas to get you started.

1. Mermaid Waves

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This classic, natural look is perfect no matter your age. Start by grabbing a set of quality human hair extensions to give your hair the volume and length it deserves. Once they’re in, you can start creating that ideal wavy look. Add some loose curls you can brush out, or even reach for your crimping iron.

Complete the look by throwing your locks over one shoulder, and securing with bobby pins on the other side. Got a fancy night out? You can even add in a stylish hair accessory to complete the look with a little style.

2. Messy Bun

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Ah, the timeless messy bun. Your old faithful is now a staple go-to you can use to glam yourself up, or for an easy everyday look. With Remy hair extensions, you can extend those locks to get even more volume before tying them up on your head in a messy bun style.

Add to your look by pulling some hair from the front of your head and letting it hang to frame your face. You can even opt for a sparkly number to sit on top of your bun to glam you up for a well-deserved night out.

3. Half-Updo

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Not quite committed to the full messy bun look? Instead, try pulling back half your hair on top of your head. This effortless look is the perfect way to bring a sense of style, adding an air of sophistication as you go about your day.

As always, start with those essential hair extensions to create the ultimate glam look with flowing locks. Grab two sections from either side of your head and tie them up behind. Again, you can pull out pieces at the front to help frame your face. Voila! You’re ready to go.

4. Low Ponytail

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If you’re going for effortless, then it’s time to test out the low ponytail. What do we love about this look? It’s so easy to achieve when you’re in a rush out the door in the morning. Once your hair extensions are in, simply pull your hair into a low pony at the back of your head.

You can opt for the sleek, polished look by pulling it back nice and tight with a little spray on top to rid of the strays. Or you can go for the messy look, and leave some pieces hanging out. For something a little extra, grab a handful of hair from your pony (about 2cm) and wrap it around your hair tie to cover it up.

5. Blunt Cut

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50 is the perfect time to experiment with your look and redefine yourself. Show off your bold, new, confident side with a blunt cut with fringe. It’s brave, but it will pay off! You don’t have to go too long with this look. Find a length that works for you, cut it off straight, and go daring with a fringe to complete the look.

It’s simple, it’s elegant, and extremely stylish — ready to see you from the corporate office to dinner out with the girlfriends in the evening.

6. Embrace the Gray

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Seeing your grays come in may have been alarming at first, but there comes a point in our lives where it’s not just time to accept it, but rather embrace it. It’s just a small part of the aging process – one you can actually work with and turn into a stylish part of your overall look!

Let those grays break through and go for a highlight look. Add in your hair extensions (to match the color of the rest of your hair), and part directly down the middle. Create some waves with a curling iron and allow your grays to be the feature of your hairstyle. It’s a sophisticated look that will be the envy of others.

What are you waiting for? Your best years are yet to come. Embrace and welcome them with some fresh new style that you can chop and change with your mood. From sophisticated to effortless, these six hairstyles will see you through your best days yet.

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