Recommended hairstyle options for women over 50 include pixie cuts, layered bobs and longer layered styles, according to Good Housekeeping. Recommended hairstyles for men over 50 include shorter 1-inch length cuts and layered cuts, notes Esquire.
For women, layers can add body and help emphasize facial features. Bangs can help conceal wrinkles on the forehead, while longer cuts can mask neck wrinkles. Women over 50 who have full hair with lots of body can take advantage of it with longer cuts, but they should be sure to add layers to give the style some shape. Women with limp, damaged or thinning hair may want to try layered bobs or short styles.
Generally, shorter hairstyles work well for men over 50, as they can conceal receding hairlines and thinning. Cut lengths of around 1 inch can conceal the appearance of receding hairlines. Layers can add body to thinning hair.