30 Best Long Hairstyles for Women Over 50

By on May 29, 2015

Every lady looks lovely with a set of long beautiful locks. And just because you’re a woman over the age of 50, it doesn’t mean you have to ditch the lengthy ‘do. These 30 best long hairstyles for women over 50 are dazzling, classy, and will give you that mature and sexy style every lady craves. 

1. Sandra Bullock : Side Swept Curls

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Sandra Bullock is known for her extremely elegant and regal style, and these gorgeous side swept curls certainly match her look. Side swept curls are great for every occasion- especially fancier events- and look spectacular on any woman. The looks is rather simple: simply give your hair some romantic, larger-sized curls using a curling iron with a larger barrel. Sweet it to the side and use bobby pins to hold it in place. The end result? Absolute elegance at its finest. 

2. Julianne Moore : Straight Side Part

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Simple, cute, and to the point. Julianne Moore keeps her mane cool and casual with stick straight locks (easily accomplished with a straightener!) and an extreme side part- which just so happens to be one of the trendiest ways to part your hair in 2015. For an everyday look that always works wonders, consider this simple hairstyle. 

3. Demi Moore : Very Loose Curls 

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Why keep things stick straight when you can spruce up your style with just a few (very) loose curls? This casual, yet feminine look is simply charming. The few loose curls at the end give your entire look a bit of flirty attitude, making it the perfect hairstyle for date night or an outing with your friends. Hey, you could even rock this look at the office. It’s the wear-anywhere super alluring hairstyle that gives your mane that bit of “oomph” and volume is craves.

4. Michelle Pfeiffer : Traditional Curls 

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It’s a fact: every woman looks good with curls; and needless to say, we’re IN LOVE with this traditional style. This look is easy to replicate. Just take out your curling iron, heat it up, and get to curling. This particular hairstyle won’t leave you with too tight or too loose of curls, making them perfect for any and all occasions. Dress it up with your favorite tiny black dress or keep it casual with jeans and a tee. It looks FAB either way, and really perks the entire face up! 

5. Monica Bellucci : Naturally Straight 

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Monica Bellucci decided to keep things simple with this long and strong hairstyle. Now, approaching this all-natural look requires a bit of work. It won’t come from over-straightening, but if you don’t have naturally straight hair you will need to use a little heat. Don’t over-straighten to keep a few kinks in the line, leaving a natural looking straight hairdo that’s really wonderful. Best of all, this super easy hairstyle can easily go from day to night!

6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus : Side Accent Flip 

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When heading off to a special event or you just simply want to add a little volume and style to your locks, consider this easy yet incredibly alluring look from Julia. It’s nothing over-the-top, but it will certainly turn heads. Start with a part that’s a little off to the side. Keep one side over your shoulder and give it a quick flip along the bottom using a curling iron. No, it’s not MUCH- but it CERTAINLY gets the job done. You can’t tell me Julia doesn’t look STUNNING here! 

7. Sharon Stone : Slicked Back 

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Adding a bit of volume to your hair- especially along the top around the face- gives your face an instant facelift; and that’s something any woman can adore, whether they’re 22 or 92. Here we see Sharon Stone rocking a blown-back style with tons of volume on top. The end result? A very sophisticated look that makes her face appear bright, rejuvenated, and BEAUTIFUL.

8. Diane Lane : Beachy Curls 

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There’s truly nothing more flirty and fabulous than beach curls; everybody loves them, and they’re an easy way to give yourself a bright and refreshing appearance. Haven’t tried them yet? We highly recommend doing so! (And note: they aren’t just great for the beach. Pair these curls with a dress for a super cute look!) 

9. Mary-Louise Parker : Loose Curls 

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Honestly, I don’t think we will ever get over how much we LOVE curls; especially loose curls like the ones shown here. Loose curls look perfect on every woman no matter what their age is, and they always give a gorgeous finish. Extremely stylish and stunning- you can’t go wrong! Get these curls with a larger barrel curling iron.

10. Angela Bassett : Straight Across Bangs

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SO many women over 50 completely stay away from these bangs out of fear of looking like an overly mature 5 year old. And yes, to be honest, these bangs are not for everyone. But if you have the face for them- like Angela Bassett- then be daring and ROCK these bangs! Just because you’re over 50 doesn’t mean you can’t be cute and stylish! 

11. Heather Locklear : Loose Curls & Side Part Bangs 

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The easiest way to give your mane some volume and sass is to add curls- especially when your hair is on the thinner side. Seriously, if you’re struggling with hair on the thin side, some loose curls like these will do wonders for your appearance. Consider side parted bangs to add some extra trendy style to your appearance. And don’t be afraid to go blonde! 

12. Lori Loughlin : Simple Curls & Side Part

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A very similar style, except with a bit tighter curls. Another hairstyle that looks wonderful on every woman, and should definitely be a top choice if you’re working with hair that’s less than thick! 

13. Kelly Preston : Volume and Subtle Waves 

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We’ve said it before and we will say it again: volume equates to youthfulness, and adding a bit of volume to your hair is an easy and quick way to get a little facelift. Kelly Preston amps up her look and gives it a refreshing touch with height in the back and a bit of accenting waves along the bottom. A super voluminous and beautiful hairstyle that can work for any occasion.

14. Andie MacDowell : Voluminous Curls 

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Andie MacDowell has a way of always looking dazzling and sophisticated, and that’s why we HAD to steal one of her most gorgeous hairstyles. This hairstyle is nothing shot of breathtaking. With a full, voluminous batch of curls tossed to the side, this sultry style is perfect for the Runway. To achieve this look, use some volumizing product and add plenty of semi-tight curls in small sections. 

15. Madeleine Stowe : Lengthy Curls 

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Sometimes curls don’t have to be tight. Or loose. Or anything in between. Sometimes they just have to be lengthy and relaxed, like we see here. This style is very feminine and is a wonderful choice for older women. We love the regal finish these relaxed ‘curls’ give. 

16. Catherine Keener : Waves and Side Bangs 

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Adding body to your mane doesn’t always mean jumping to curls- let’s not forget the beloved waves! Waves are extremely coquettish and youthful, and super easy to accomplish. With the addition of short side bangs, this entire look gets a perky and trendy makeover that would look perfect on any lady!

17. Joely Richardson : Straight with Slight Side Part

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For some, taking the extreme side part route is a big no-no; and that’s perfectly A-OKAY. For the women who want to keep things looking fresh and stylish, consider a smaller side part like the one shown here. Use a straightener to get sleek straight locks like Joely Richardson, and don’t forget a gorgeous style to match. Super cute and utterly simple, with a rather dazzling finish!

18. Marg Helgenberger : Accenting Waves 

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Just a few accenting waves along the ends of the locks can work some serious styling magic, and that’s why we love Marg’s hairstyle. It’s nothing overly fancy- it’s rather casual and cute, actually. And that hair color, WOW! Don’t let age scare you off from trying out an enticing hair color like this. It’s super hot and gives her a very bright and dazzling appearance!

19. Kelly Lynch : Long Middle Part

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Beautiful long blonde hair. Does it get any better than this? There’s nothing crazy going on here- just a woman with beautifully bright blonde hair hanging gracefully over the shoulders. Seriously, it’s such a simple style but its simplicity is what makes it breathtaking. Loving this hairdo!

20. Marcia Cross : Shorter, Straighter Dark Red 

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Some women may be dragged down by extremely long manes, and if that’s the case, then consider slightly shorter locks like Marcia Cross. And if you’re really in the mood for an exciting hairstyle that’s classy yet alluring, consider dark red locks. Keep it simple with a few brushes with a straightener for a long, straight, and strong style that kills. 

21. Heather Thomas : Very Loose Waves and Wispy Bangs 

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I have to start out by saying I ADORE this sandy blonde hair color. It’s not too bright and really brightens up her face. Second of all, the style is awesome! With a few loose curls/waves along the bottom, wispy bangs for a bit of flirty attitude, and just a tab bit of volume, this hairstyle has everything we LOVE. If you need a hairstyle you can rock all day everyday, definitely give this refreshing style a try.

22. Carol Alt : Side Swept with Volume 

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Plenty of volume and a trendy side sweep. Seriously, you can’t go wrong. What a PERFECT everyday look that would seriously look spectacular on every woman, no matter what their age is!

23. Chelsea Field : Half Updo and Loose Curls

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We don’t see enough of the half-updos; it’s a SERIOUS tragedy! Thank goodness we came across this glorious hairdo from Chelsea Field! Half updos are great for special occasions, especially when you add some loose curls to the end of your mane like you see here. Undoubtedly one of the most romantic and elegant hairstyles you could ever achieve. Loving the addition of a few loose bangs, too! Killer combination all around. 

24. Madonna : Wild Curls 

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Leave it to Madonna to give us a hairstyle with a little bit of edginess, right? We love these ‘wild’ curls because it gives her hair plenty of quirky volume that’s hip and popular. Basically, all you need to do is give your hair some semi-tight curls- including your bangs- and then whisk them back to create some crazy volume that’s nothing short of AWESOME!

25. Jennifer Grey : Tight Waves 

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Take waves one step further with a set of tight waves like the ones shown here. They offer TONS of volume and give your entire appearance a perky finish that’s fun and feminine. Loving everything about these super tight waves! 

26. Geena Davis : Sleek Side Part 

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Bangs don’t work for everyone, whether they’re straight across, swept to the side, or just left wispy. If that’s the case, then take a page out of Geena Davis’ book and ditch bangs completely! Then, after your hair is beautifully styled and bang-less, straighten it down and leave it looking stick straight. The end result? A super fabulous and sophisticated style that can easily be dressed up or dressed down. 

27. Bo Derek : Straight Bangs 

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Straight across bangs don’t HAVE to be thick. If you love the look but don’t want to go overboard with the thickness, keep things casual with just a few bangs of different lengths. How cute and youthful is this style?!

28. Sheryl Crow : Shorter with End Curls 

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Straight at the top, with a few small loose curls at the bottom. It really doesn’t get any more beautiful than this, does it? She keeps things simple with no extra curls or waves; just a few loose one at the bottom and no bangs. Loving it!

29. Julianne Moore : Side Swept with Loose Curls 

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Julianne Moore never ceases to amaze us with her utterly elegant appearance, and that’s why we had to steal on of her glamorous hairdos. We love this side swept style because it’s regal and refined, leaving the top half stick straight and shiny as a diamond while the lower half is amped up with a few simple romantic curls. Ah, she looks SO beautiful, and you can recreate this same style using your straighter and hair curler. It’s really an easy look to complete!

30. Madeleine Stowe : Curls with Curled Bangs 

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Most curled hairstyles leave the top half alone, well, not when it comes to this cute style! Curls are added not only to the second half of the hair, but the bangs too! Added volume and style makes for a WONDERFUL finish that can be worn to the office, the nightclub, the mall, or the Runway!


There’s so many gorgeous and fun ways to style long hair, from simple accenting waves along the bottom to gorgeous, bold curls that kill. Which hairstyle will YOU choose next?

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