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Hairstyles for Women Over 50: The Most Flattering Styles


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Short Hairstyles, Shoulder-Length Cuts and Long Hairstyles
Hairstyles for Women Over 50: The Most Flattering Styles

Carla Zampatti

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Just because you are a Woman of a certain age does not mean you have to go out and get a short, spiky haircut or a perm once a week a la Steel Magnolias. It doesn't mean you have to dye your hair blonde or put your eyeglasses on a chain.

Quite the contrary. These days there are no rules for hairstyles for mature women. You can wear your hair long, straightened, curled or pulled back. As long as it is flattering on you, that is really all that matters.

This gallery features hairstyles on women over 50 that are absolutely gorgeous. Not all haircuts work with all hair textures or with all face shapes. But by the end, you'll have a better idea of which look works for you. 

This long bob on fashion designer Carla Zampatti defies age. Zampatti's hair is thick, has a beautiful sheen and color and is very flattering on her face shape.

Who can wear this: All face shapes.

Best hair texture: The long bob works with all hair textures. If you have curly hair, you'll have to straighten your hair to get this effect.

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