Rose Wheeler
Updated on December 14, 2022
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Age really is just a number, and now more than ever women of all numbers upwards of 50 are rocking their best looks. Today’s stylists offer a wealth of options and encourage older women to be trendy, classic, and everything in between! There’s nothing more youthful than confidence, and these medium-length hairstyles for 50-year-old women are sure to make that happen.

1. Medium Length Haircut for Thin Hair

Medium Length Hair Idea for Women over 50

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Hair becomes naturally thinner as we age, so achieving volume and movement might be the main goal when choosing your hair length. Bob cut with side bangs and wavy texture are two great tools to help your thin hair pop.

2. Wavy Shoulder Length Hairstyle

A blonde bob that just hits the neck is the style to try. The style looks even more stunning when the hair is curled or waved. If you have naturally wavy hair, try to bring out the curl with a curl-enhancing cream and some scrunching, as frequent use of hot tools will contribute to hair damage and brassiness.

3. Medium Length Layered Hair

Layering is one of the best ways to add interest and texture to medium length haircuts. Ask for face-framing layered fringe and blow dry the cascading locks with a round brush. This mid length style is really flattering for oblong faces and a round face shape.

Medium Length Cut with Front Layers and Highlights

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4. Long Bob for Straight Hair

The classic blonde cut hitting your shoulders creates a gamine silhouette with a lovely touch of edginess that lasts well between trims. The body waves created using a curling iron highlight amazing features, like your cheekbones.

5. Medium Length Shag Haircut

Shag is among the trendiest medium length styles to try in 2023. It goes perfectly well with natural hair colors and all hair types, so regular washing and conditioning is the only consistent maintenance scheme needed. Slathering some serum on your hair and letting it air dry can give you the perfect tousled style.

Medim Length Shag Cut for Older Women

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6. Mid Length Cut with Loose Curls

Curly hair is often associated with a fun-loving, warm-hearted, and outgoing personality. The emphasis is heightened on the natural texture. That’s a lot of fluff texture and bounce to embrace! Their playful length allows your stylist to enhance the shape and showcase your enviable roller set ringlets. Mid-length hair rocks even when you roll out of bed because it has less shedding and fewer tangles.

7. Shoulder Length Hair with Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are versatile, flattering, and perfect for any haircut. It is designed to give a strikingly modern and youthful look. The blonde color refreshes the look by highlighting the greatest facial features and concealing the flaws. With a dab of hair gel at the crown and front of the hairline, the bangs are made into a sleek curtain in no time, making this a low-maintenance hairstyle.

Wolf Cut on Medium Length Mature Hair

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8. Shoulder Length Hair Blowout

Proper styling may fully transform the look of medium length hairstyles for women over 50. Master a DIY blowout for a gorgeous, well-kept appearance. The style will look best on the cut with light layers. You may go with a deeper side part and push front layers to one side for added movement and height on top.

9. Long Bob with Brown Balayage Highlights

This haircut is complete with dimensional highlights. Regarding hair coloring techniques, balayage has been one of the most popular fads for as long as anybody can remember, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Balayage on short hair can be more striking and eye-catching than those on long hair.

10. Mature Hair Layered Cut

Medium-length cuts are easy to manage and offer much greater versatility of styling compared to short haircuts. Work in some volumizing spray and go with messy waves or pair sassy side fringe with a discreet low bun – both hairstyles will give away mature elegance and style confident women over 50 can boast of.

Medium Length Hairstyle with Deep Side Part for Older Women

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11. Salt and Pepper Long Bob

A straight bob is one of the most universal shoulder-length hairstyles. Don’t hesitate to rock it with your natural salt and pepper hair! It is better to focus on the health of your locks than the cover-up for your natural silver highlights. Adding layers is a surefire way to tame thick strands and adjust the cut to your face shape.

Cute Rounded Salt and Papper Bob

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12. Stacked Angled Bob

The rounded version of straight bob is simply perfect for straight hair. The hidden nape undercut provides a nice lift at the back, while longer layers at the front frame the face beautifully.

Sleek Straight Angled Bob with Subtle Highlights

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13. Shaggy Medium Length Hair

Wolf cut has been making waves this season and we can easily understand why. With a focus on crown volume and playful choppy layers, it looks effortless and youthful. Style the cut with a splash of sea salt spray or curl-enhancing serum.

Shaggy Mid Length Haircut

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14. Permed Layered Cut

If you like the thicker hair look that beachy waves give but feel frustrated over using hot tools to get them, a modern beach wave perm may be the way to go. With the right styling, you are sure to see your thin hair pop. Medium-length haircuts are the best bet for the style, as they have just enough length to show off your waves and don’t weigh down the curl structure.

15. Gray Bob with Soft Layers

Shoulder-skimming bob with blunt ends and soft layering in upper stands is all about thick hair appearance and is a good hairstyle for women with a sagging jawline. Remember about occasional toning and deep conditioning to keep your gray hair bright and soft.

16. Natural Red Hair Look

Since all of us face graying at a certain age, it is natural that shoulder-length haircuts for women over 50 often involve a color service. Although balayage highlights may help you blend your grays, rich, one-process colors are highly popular nowadays too. Warm chocolaty tones and calm red hues do look gorgeous on older women.

Medium Length Copper Red Hair

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17. Blunt Cut with Wispy Bangs

This style with platinum highlights on a darker blonde base is a great example of blending gray hair that makes the regrowth much less noticeable. The wispy fringe with face-framing layers lets you wear it like curtain bangs. Style your cut with some texture spray for carefree youthful vibes.

Shaggy Bob with Platinum Highlights

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18. Mid-Length Cut with Side Bangs

This is another very natural style that is perfect for transitioning from long hair. Basically, you remove the bulk and benefit from easier maintenance and the illusion of added volume, while not actually going straight to the short-hair side.

Medium Length Hairstyle for Older Women with Round Face Shape

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19. Voluminous Feathered Bob

Feathered layers can give lightness and impressive texture to the shoulder-length cut and looks best on straight hair. More so if you blow dry it with a round brush. If your hair has some irregular curls and bends in it, you may also want to use a flat iron to make sure each layer takes a proper direction.

20. Low Maintenance Medium-Length Cut

We love this lived-in shaggy style on older women, and embracing gray has never been more socially approved. Flowy framing bangs make the style very soft and feminine.

Shoulder Length Cut with Framing Layers for Thin Graying Hair

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21. Feathered Blonde Bob

This medium-length bob allows for naturally cascading locks, noticeable bottom layers, and a statement bang. While this look is stunning in ashy blonde, it would work well with any hair color, and the fashion-forward attitude of it creates an undeniable youthful cut.

22. Dirty Blonde Medium Length Hair

Here is another awesome haircut that works naturally well with oval and round faces. It is age appropriate but not in any way old-fashioned or old school. Don’t be afraid to play with dirty blonde shades and experiment with colors, as the only limits you really have are the ones you place on yourself.

Rachel Cut with Bangs

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23. Red Layered Hairstyle

This amazing layered haircut does wonders for a finer hair texture by making it look thick and full. The trick to awesome layers is to make sure your stylist knows your goals, whether they are adding volume, length, or interest. Orange and red shades can make your look even more showy!

Auburn Layers with Colored Highlights

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24. Blonde Highs and Warm Lows

This refined, layered bob is timeless. Medium length layered hairstyles for over 50 work well with both fine and thick hair and so are a safe choice that looks perfectly polished at any age. Especially lovely is the naturally sweeping side bang pulling this all together.

Layered Bob with Blonde Babylights

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25. Blonde Layers on Sweeping Locks

This super sleek and super classy medium cut capitalizes on sweeping locks and just a touch of layers. This is an excellent look for those with fine hair, as the cut adds volume without being obvious. In the world of medium haircuts for women over 50, this particular cut is a timeless beauty.

Blonde Lob And Face Framing Bangs

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26. Balayage with Undercut Layers

Just grazing in at shoulder length, this full-looking cut uses undercut layers to create a hairstyle that is thick and sleek (and shiny!) With perfect sculpting, this look is a perfect medium hairstyle for women over 50 with fine hair.

Medium Bob With Grey Lowlights

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27. Grayish Voluminous Locks

Another win for thick hair! This woman over 50 rocks full, voluminous bangs and lightly layered locks. This color is a fantastic choice as well: not quite gray, not quite blonde. Just long enough to be shoulder length, this naturally styled haircut will never go out of style.

28. Tousled Platinum Blonde Hairstyle

This tousled, blonde look is a classy yet youthful cut. If you have a love of the beachy vibe, you can’t go wrong with this inspiration. The best part about this look is that it works like a dream with any hair texture.

Platinum Wavy Lob

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29. Bright Blonde Highlights Against Darker Lowlights

This showpiece for both straight and curly hair is a cool look at any age. With bright blonde highlights against darker lowlights, you are sure to have fun with this youthful hairstyle for medium length hair. This is an upbeat and confident stunner in the world of medium hairstyles for women over 50.

30. Balayage Bob

Hair stylist puts thick hair front and center with this chic balayaged bob. There’s a timelessness about dark golden tones and thick, soft curls in this medium length hairstyle for a 50-year-old woman.

Centre Parted Bob With Caramel Streaks

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31. Trendy Bob and Beach Waves

This style here is a naturally gorgeous look with dark tones and an easy to manage cut. If you want a put-together look but don’t have a lot of time to style day in and day out, make sure to look for easily managed layers that won’t require a ton of product to perfect each morning.

Mid Length Layered Bob

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32. Gray Lowlights with a Bold Pop of Color

This magical look for curly hair is an amazing short medium hairstyle for women over 50 who are confident, current, and proud of their trendy gray hair. This look pairs especially well with glasses. The soft curls paired with a bold pop of color make this shoulder length look a stunner.

33. Ashy Cool Tones

Rock that gorgeous gray! This medium length hairstyle gracefully skirts the collarbone and embraces your natural hair color. Soft waves give it a stylishly tousled look that is easy to maintain and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. If you are looking for really classic hair ideas for older women, this is a winner.

Silver Grey Beach Waves

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34. Perfectly Auburn Lob

A gentle side swept bang, a confident auburn color, and a conscious framing that works well for glasses wearers; this medium length hairstyle is for the woman over 50 who is put together, smart, and confident. It is a classic style that highlights the face without taking any crazy risks and combining a youthful cut with poise and maturity.

Copper Lob for Fine Hair

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35. Bright Blonde Highlights and Lowlights

This cut does wonders in creating body and framing round faces. The obvious layers keep this hairstyle interesting and current, while the choice of bright blonde high and lowlights inject a youthful feel into this age-appropriate medium haircut for women over 50.

36. Romantic Round Curls

This hairstyle is a win for thick locks. It boasts long layers, round curls, and a romantic side part. This look is both soft and strong and showcases a naturally radiant energy within at any age. It can be worn in blonde, as shown, or would also look stunning in gray.

37. Straight Lob with Natural Highlights

Layers aren’t always a part of a sleek medium hairstyle for women over 50! This mid-length blunt cut showcases a razor-sharp trim and softer, fuller bangs up top. If you have hair that is naturally full of volume, a sleek straight cut such as this is a great bet to highlight your natural hair texture.

Straight Lob with Tiny Highlights

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38. Vanilla Blonde Beachy Waves

This shoulder length cut has a very strong and long side fringe that create soft, romantic swoops around the face. The medium length look combines many of our favorite features above such as tousled, beachy waves, a bright blonde color, gentle layers, and creative bangs. If you have fine hair, this is an especially great look that benefits from a soft hair texture.

Tousled Beige Blonde Hairstyle

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39. Grayish Voluminous Locks

Another win for thick hair! This woman over 50 rocks full, voluminous bangs and lightly layered locks. This color is a fantastic choice as well: not quite gray, not quite blonde. Just long enough to be shoulder length, this naturally styled haircut will never go out of style.

40. Summer Blonde with Darker Ends

Another shoulder-length stunner, this blonde beauty stuns with a strong cut. The layers are soft and allow for longer strands, but there is a pronounced difference to create this incredible shape. A winner for any hair type, this gorgeous hairstyle is easy to maintain and looks great on any face.

Multi Toned Medium Hair

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When it comes to medium and medium short hairstyles, the best rule, of course, is that there are no rules! There is a bevy of luscious looks available for women over 50, so the ultimate guideline is simply whatever makes you feel like a million bucks.

Medium Length Hair Idea for Women over 50 Shoulder Length Cut with Full Bangs Medium Length Cut with Front Layers and Highlights Blunt Shoulder Length Bob for over 50 Medim Length Shag Cut for Older Women Medium Length Layered Curly Hair Wolf Cut on Medium Length Mature Hair Mid Length Blonde Cut with Darker Roots and Blowout Volume Shoulder Length Bob with Dak Roots and Brown Highlights Medium Length Hairstyle with Deep Side Part for Older Women Cute Rounded Salt and Papper Bob Sleek Straight Angled Bob with Subtle Highlights Shaggy Mid Length Haircut Thin Shoulder Length Curls on Dark Blonde Hair Gray Lob with Side Bangs Medium Length Copper Red Hair Shaggy Bob with Platinum Highlights Medium Length Hairstyle for Older Women with Round Face Shape Heavily Layered Thick Blonde Bob with Bangs Shoulder Length Cut with Framing Layers for Thin Graying Hair Short Layers for Blonde Hair Rachel Cut with Bangs Auburn Layers with Colored Highlights Layered Bob with Blonde Babylights Blonde Lob And Face Framing Bangs Medium Bob With Grey Lowlights Long Bob With Highs And Lows Platinum Wavy Lob A Line Bob with Highlights Centre Parted Bob With Caramel Streaks Mid Length Layered Bob Gray Curls with Blue Underlayer Silver Grey Beach Waves Copper Lob for Fine Hair Blonde Hair With Long Fringe Medium Blonde Hair with Parted Bangs Straight Lob with Tiny Highlights Tousled Beige Blonde Hairstyle Long Bob with Highs and Lows Multi Toned Medium Hair
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