As women age, it’s super common to experience changes in your hair! Let’s talk about the TOP HAIRSTYLES FOR MIDLIFE WOMEN. Not only do we lose the health of our hair, but our bodies are changing too! Unquestionably the most common changes are color, thickness and texture. Are you finding this to be true?

These changes can prompt a desire for a new hairstyle that will flatter and reflect your personality. With so many options to choose from, particularly at midlife, I wanted to share the TOP FIVE most popular hairstyles for women over 50. First and foremost, your hairstyle should make you feel confident!




The bob is a versatile haircut that can be customized to suit your individual preferences. It’s a classic that literally never goes out of style, and works for women of all ages. There are variations to this cut…. layered, asymmetrical, and the lob (long bob). Besides wearing it straight or wavy, you can wear it with or without layers. It’s a great option for women who want CHIC and low-maintenance.



Obviously this is my favorite! The pixie is edgy, sassy, bold and low-mainteninace. Many think that it’s harder than long hair, but I beg to differ. It’s really versatile and can be styled different ways to suit individual preferences. You need to WATCH MY REEL linked below to see just how versatile a pixie is. I can wear it back, up, forward, extreme, or more sleek. Without a doubt, if you want low-maintenance… the pixie is for you!

hairstyles midlife women


This is an another popular choice for women over 50 because of its versatility and low-maintenance. It’s a length that’s easy to manage and can be styled in different ways, from straight to wavy or curly. This style can be parted on the side or in the middle, and added layers can add volume and movement. My biggest complaint with a longer style, is most women at midlife don’t have healthy hair. However if your hair is healthy, it can be beautiful!


A great way to add dimension and movement to your hair is with layers. This is a great style that can be worn at any length, from short to long. Layers can be added to the top, middle, or bottom of the hair to create different looks. It can be styled straight or wavy, with of without bangs, and can be customized to flatter different face shapes.

hairstyles for midlife women


Obviously updos are a classic choice for formal occasions or special events. They can be styled in different ways, from classic chignons to messy buns or braided updos. Updos are a great option for women who want a sophisticated and elegant look. They’re also a great way to add volume and texture to the hair. I would know nothing about this type of look! LOL!!

hairstyles midlife women



YES…. many of you have asked if I’m growing my hair out. I am, but just a tiny bit. Besides feeling like I needed a change, it is sort of a fun journey! I’m going for a shaggier-type look, but it will still remain a pixie and very short! Especially because I have no idea what to do with long hair!


Finally, the most important thing is to choose a hairstyle that makes YOU FEEL CONFIDENT! Along with talking to your stylist, take him or her pictures of what you like. Not only consider your hair texture, but face shape. There’s much to choose from! You’re sure to find a style that FLATTERS your features and REFLECTS your personality!


  1. My hairdresser recommended the spray dry finish wax. I love it for my pixie. Mine is shorter than yours, but I sure love the easy maintenance and I think my silver in front and darker in back hair looks nice and sassy!

    1. Kathy YES I agree with the darker in the back. That hasn’t ever bothered me. In fact my hair dresser thinks it looks very cool and adds dimension! And LOVING the spray wax too! Thank you for stopping by! XO

  2. Your hair is always beautiful! love the short pixie on you the most!!!!

    1. Hi Judy, thank you so much! I will forever have a pixie! So classy and polished for a woman at midlife! Thanks for your comment and come back again soon! XO

  3. Your fabulous, love your style! I’m 52 and try my best to take care of myself. I eat healthy and drink coffee and water only, I limit sugar to. My question for you is my hair just doesn’t seem healthy, I have it colored in balayage but I desperately want to go silver like my roots. I have some peppering to. I have shoulder length hair and I want it to keep growing. It does grow well. It’s fine natural wavy/ curly. What is the best way to go silver natural without cutting my hair off? Every hairdresser tells me something different but as of right now I hate the color. It’s just a faded light brown and blond with silver roots. Sounds horrible Hu? Lol , what do you recommend for me as color scheme and treatment to make transition easier?

    1. Hi Brooke…. I wish I could tell you what to do! Every woman’s journey is different depending on the health of your hair and what’s available to you. I went from my natural dark all over, to completely bleaching it out. It took six hours and then even really yellow. I went back a couple of weeks later to bleach to more of a platinum. I kept it that way (going in every 4 weeks) for a couple of years. My hairdresser started to have a hard time pulling out the natural white and trying to match it to the color, and one day just said let’s just leave it and see what happens. The front was already naturally white. The back of mine still has quite a bit of the dark. I would just say that the HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR is more important than the color! Don’t use permanent color, use washes and rinses. They are less damaging. I have been completely happy with my white/platinum hair. Especially if you’re healthy and fit and take of yourself that way….. it will look BEAUTIFUL. I’m not sure if that answered your question or not. Let me know!!!!!!! XO

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