Mid-length hairstyles for women in their fifties

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Mid-length hairstyles for women in their fifties
Keeping your style chic in your fifties can make a world of difference in continuing your youthful appearance. (salon de coiffure, thailande image by J-F Perigois from Fotolia.com)

Be 50 and fabulous with a great mid-length hairstyle. Mature women are now beginning to adopt sophisticated yet fashionable hairstyles that define facial features such as cheekbones in a flattering way. With mature skin, you want to stay away from tight curls or colour shades that are darker than your natural pigmented hue because these styles can actually bring out the fine lines and wrinkles in the face.

Modified Undercut

This haircut is actually shorter underneath and then longer on top. This works well for women with thick hair because it will thin it out to a manageable amount. You can opt for a short, medium or longer version of this cut. A shorter version, such as one that ends just below the chin, is great for a slimmer face. A medium version that ends 2 inches or so below the chin is great for a rectangular face with strong features. The longer version, ending just above the shoulder, is great for slimming down a rounder face.

Deconstructed Long Shag

The shag cut is a deconstructed cut, which basically means that the layers are cut with less definition. This is helpful because it provides a number of ways the hairstyle can be worn. The shag cut can be cut to the length that you choose, starting from chin length or ending just below the shoulder. Add some fringy fringe or angled fringe to give your face a frame. The fringe will work to cover longer foreheads and make rounder faces appear slimmer.

Asymmetrical Bob

Think chic. Think Anna Wintour. This cut is shorter in the back and then angles to be longer in the front. From the side, it appears as though there is a distinct slant downward from the back of the head to the tip of the chin for the shorter version. The longer version has the back pieces about an inch lower than the nape of the neck and about 2 to 3 inches lower than the tip of the chin. This is a mature and professional cut that is easy to maintain and style with a few simple tools such as a flatiron and medium-barrel curling iron. You can add a lot of volume to the back of this cut to make it ultra-stylish.

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