As of 2015, some stylish hairstyles for women 50 and older include a wispy pixie, a bob, a shoulder-length wavy cut and long styles with layers. Another popular style that flatters most women is the long bob.
A wispy pixie cut is a soft, modern version of the traditional haircut. It is worn tousled or sleek and requires little maintenance. A cut with short fringe and some length on top is a bold cut that draws attention to the eyes. This cut is styled spiky or sleek and is appropriate for women who do not have square-shaped heads. The A-line bob has blunt ends, falls just past the chin and is recommended for women with thinner hair.
Naturally wavy hair is complimented by a mid-length or long cut, such as a collarbone-length cut with subtle layers or a long cut with light layers cut into the ends. For other hair textures, a mid-length cut is a low-maintenance style that has movement because of its length. A long cut with layers that start at the shoulders flatters fine hair, while thick hair needs soft layers underneath.
A long bob falls just above the shoulders and is appropriate for all hair types and face shapes. The ends are textured with layers or cut shorter in the back than in the front to frame the face. The cut utilizes the woman's natural texture or is styled with an anti-frizz spray and a small barrel curling iron for beach-inspired waves.