Hair Care Tips & Hairstyles – Perfect for Women Over 50

By on April 1, 2014

By Carol Doyel –

Lets face it – as a woman in our fifties we’ve probably tried just about every style, length, highlights, lowlights, maybe even multiple colors – some of us have even rocked purple, blue, or pink like Helen Mirren.

The best look may be a simple cut that works for your face shape and hair type. If you have fine hair you’re most likely not going to be able to pull off a long shag, but maybe you can wear a shorter Jodie Foster version, or try a sassy little bob to give your hair a fuller, healthier look. If you’ve always worn your hair long, try a medium layered cut like Kate Capshaw to give your hair more movement.

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Kate Capshaw

Kate Capshaw

Jodie Foster - short layered, shag

Jodie Foster

First Lady, Michelle Obama

First Lady, Michelle Obama


One of the problems women in their 50’s and 60’s make is keeping the same hairstyle for decades! That may not be that complimentary but just familiar and comfortable. Be brave, take a chance and try something new like our First Lady Michele Obama who based on her various hairstyles has a lot of fun! Just make sure you consult a good hair stylist and don’t make any rash decisions while sitting in the chair – at the hair salon!

Over processing can leave your hair unhealthy and cause breakage,  so I highly recommend finding and using a great product to treat those tresses on a weekly or bi-weekly basis such as Aveda’s  new dry remedy™ daily moisturizing oil.

Highlighting your hair too often can also lead to over processed lifeless hair!  If you’re in the stage of letting your hair rest from processing, it may be best to get a good blunt cut and use gentle color enhancements versus harsh chemicals and treat your hair with natural products like those listed in the article on,  “8 Homemade Hair Treatments”.

As we age our hair can thin or just lose its luster. So what can help bring life back to thinning, dull hair? Eating greens, taking supplements, or biotin may help, but you might read the suggestions and tips that models are known to use to help keep their locks luscious during especially grueling fashion weeks, as shared in the following Huffington Post article and video, “Biotin, Viviscal, Fruit, Veggies & More Ways To Grow Hair Faster”.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

We may not be models, but as women we love looking at hairstyles of celebrities and women with similar hair as our own for ideas, especially on a bad hair day. But do not, I repeat, do not, do anything drastic as a result of one bad hair day!  Take your time, consider a style that will work for you based on your personality, the amount of time you’re willing to take to style your hair, and how much time and money you’re willing to spend to maintain a style.

Here are a couple of my favorite celebrity’s hairstyles that may motivate you to schedule an appointment with a professional stylist to help you create that new look!  Don’t skimp or go cheap, find the best stylist you can afford – especially if you’re going after a new style versus a trim.

If may mean saving your coffee money for a few weeks, not eating lunches out, or cutting back on your grocery budget by cutting out those unhealthy snack foods – you’ll find it’s a great investment and much better for you than the alternative. And when you look good, you feel better!




Carol Doyel

About Carol Doyel

Carol Doyel is Editor-in-Chief and Founder of She is a graduate of The Full Gospel Bible Institute and has a passion for women’s ministries, issues and lives. She and her husband of nearly 30 years have three grown kids and four grandchildren. They currently reside in southern California. Her desire is to inspire women to live better physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.


  1. Abby

    March 27, 2014 at 4:36 am

    There is an endless array of options for women over 50 as far as hairstyle is concerned. I really like how Helen Mirren and Jodie Foster have tried out different looks and not be afraid to explore or be limited by their age.

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Hair Care Tips & Hairstyles – Perfect for Women Over 50