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Blond hairstyles for women over 50

Updated April 17, 2017

Although much attention is given to younger women's hairstyles in the media, mature women over 50 years of age can achieve the same effects as the younger women in the spotlight. Styling your blond hair at 50 gives you several options that work with most shades of blond and hair lengths.

Bob

You can get your hair cut to a short or medium-length bob, a versatile and flattering haircut for mature women with blond hair. You can achieve the bob look with or without fringe, parting on the side or down the middle, and several different angles. Leaving longer hair in the front achieves a more dramatic look. Once your hair is cut into a bob, you can flatiron it, curl it at the ends or let it dry naturally.

Layering

Layered hairstyles offer a chance for a woman over 50 to accentuate the different hues of blond in her hair while adding thickness and body. Layering involves cutting the hair into several different layers, with the shortest layers on top of the head and the longest layers on the bottom beneath the other layers. You can wear the layered look with or without fringe, parted on either side or down the middle, curled or straight. This hairstyle gives lightness and movement to your hair while keeping the hairdo from looking too heavy. For greater volume and depth, get professional lowlights and highlights in your hair to bring out the layers.

Curled

If you prefer not to cut your hair, you can style your blond hair from home with a curling iron or blow dryer. After showering, blow dry your hair with a circular brush into curls, or dry normally and curl your hair with a curling iron. This style can be used with medium to long hair and creates an elegant look for any mature woman.

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Megan Kelly started writing professionally in 2007 when she was published in the anthology, "Lit Kids: Mama Bird and the Electric Rabbit" through Mill City Press. She is also a submissions reviewer and grant writer for "Spout Press," an independent magazine in Minneapolis. Kelly is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Minnesota.