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Hairstyles for Women Over Age 50

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Hairstyles for Women Over Age 50: Helen Mirren
Hairstyles for Women Over Age 50

Helen Mirren

Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images

Helen Mirren (born July 26, 1945) never goes out without a great haircut. I know this because I've looked through years of photos of her for these photo galleries. Her cuts are so flattering, I've included several of them in my photo galleries. She even wore her hair pink once. Yes, pink. Check it out here.

You may not believe this (I'm not sure I do) but Mirren claims she cuts her own hair. She told Redbook Magazine, "I can’t handle going to the hairdresser every six weeks, so I only go about once a year. In between, I get out the scissors and do something, usually rather disastrously. Sometimes I’ll even chop my hair the morning of a big red carpet event."

I have a feeling this cut on Mirren is a professional one. I love this cut in particular because it's super flattering. Mirren has an oval face shape, that's could also be considered long, so she looks best in hairstyles that aren't too long and that add a bit of width to the sides of her face, as this one does. Not everyone needs to worry about face shape (see Does Your Face Shape Really Matter?) but it can be helpful to know yours.

Back to this great haircut. Note the long, side-swept bangs which fall to Mirren's cheeks. When getting a haircut with layers, such as this one, make sure the layers are long. Short layers can make your hairstyle look dated.

More on this look:

Mirren is in her 60s. Get inspired by this gallery of Great Haircuts for Women in Their 60s.

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