Hairstyles for Older Women

Hairstyles for Older Women at Blakes Hair Salon in Canterbury

At Blakes we know that as we get older, of course we still want to look stylish and beautiful!  There’s no reason for hairstyles for women over 50 to be boring or low maintenance!  If you feel you are stuck in a rut with a dated look or maybe you’d just like to try something new, pop in to see your stylist at Blakes and we’ll be pleased to help you find a new, flattering style! 

Short hairstyles for older women are currently very stylish, but you don’t have to cut your hair short just because you’ve turned 50!   Shoulder length or even longer hair can look fantastic on older women and you could also add some interest to your hair with a new hair colour.  Grey hair can look stunning, and is high fashion at the moment, but if you prefer to cover it, we have a great range of Wella hair colours you can choose from.

Book in to Blakes Hair Salon in Canterbury and let us update your look.  We’ll discuss your requirements and find a modern and flattering cut that suits your personal style.  In this article you’ll find some inspiring hairstyles for women over 50 and beyond, modelled by stylish celebrities.  It’s time to throw away the hair rule book and find a haircut and colour that is perfect for you, whatever your age!

Mid-Length Hair Suits Older Women

Mid-length hair is a versatile style which suits everyone –regardless of age, hair type or face shape.   Mid-length hair sits anywhere between your chin and shoulder which means this cut has the added advantage of being great for hiding an ageing neck if that’s something you’re worried about!  We think Diane Keaton looks super-stylish with this mid-length style.

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Side-Sweeping Fringes & Layers Make You Look Younger

A side-sweeping fringe is very flattering and can make you look younger by focusing attention on your eyes.  It can also hide your forehead and any wrinkles that may be creeping in!   Adding a few layers to your cut  will give your hair extra body and a more youthful bounce.  This sweeping fringe certainly makes Jane Fonda timelessly beautiful!

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Long Hair For Older Women (yes, really!)

Can older women really wear their hair long?  Of course they can!  Michelle Pfeiffer, Andi MacDowell and Julianne Moore are elegant examples of older women with longer hairstyles!  Forget that unwritten rule that says that once you’re over 50 you need to cut your hair short – if you love your long hair and it suits you, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep it! To make sure it’s still looking at it’s fabulous best, we’d suggest booking in for regular trims and conditioning treatments at Blakes Hair & Beauty salon in Canterbury.

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How to Disguise Fine & Thinning Hair –Tips for More Mature Women

It’s true that most women will see changes in their hair after the menopause.  Hair can become finer, thinner, and sometimes more wiry or just a bit fluffy (grey hair can seem to have a life of its own!)   Short hairstyles, like those modelled so well by Dame Judi Dench and Dame Helen Mirren, can be ideal for disguising fine hair, especially when layers are added.  With the right haircut, some great hair products to add texture and an expert hairdresser, your fine hair can look fantastic again!

Talk to your Blakes stylist if you are having problems with your hair and we will be happy to help with you.  Please don’t feel embarrassed to talk to us about your hair problems, we regularly deal with hair all sorts of hair issues, including thinning hair.  We can recommend the right hair care and styling products for hair loss, fine hair and hair breakage or a specialist treatment such as Wella Balance Anti-Hair Loss Serum, which will care for and refresh your scalp and hair.  

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Grey Hair?  Don’t Care!

Silver grey hair is currently one of the most fashionable hair colour trends, so if your hair is a lovely silver colour, why not consider keeping it that way?  Beautiful silver white hair is such an eye-catching look, you may even find people approaching you to find out how you achieved the colour! It can be quite a difficult look to create if it doesn’t come to you naturally!   

Your stylist can recommend products to keep your silver or white hair looking at it’s cool best, neutralising any unwanted yellow tones which can creep in.  Plus, if you don’t like your current grey colour, we can also adjust the shade to give you a silvery tone to suit you best.  We think Dame Judi Dench’s white hair is simply beautiful.

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Hair Colour For The Over 50s

If you aren’t certain that silver or white hair is for you, speak to us about our hair colour services at our Canterbury salon.  We have three Master Colour Experts on our team, who are amongst the best in the UK and offer a fantastic range of top quality traditional hair colours from internationally renowned brand Wella.


Alternatively, why not take your lead from Dame Helen Mirren and go for a fashion hair colour instead?   Today, older women can try just about any hair colour with the extra advantage that white or light grey hair will take a new colour very well.   Your hair colour specialists at Blakes will help you find the right colour to suit your skin tone and let you know how to maintain it.  Find out more about our hair colour services here.

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Hairstyles for Over 50s at Blakes Hairdressers in Canterbury

At Blakes we love creating stunning haircuts and colours for women of all ages.  Give us a call on 01227 768418 or use our easy online booking system to find your fresh new look.