In general, everyone is mainly interested in the right cuts to wear according to age. However, is it no longer wise to know the hair missteps that we must avoid at all costs? In this case, what would be the worst cut after 50 years and why? We’ll let you discover the answer below.
What haircut should you not adopt after 50?
If you’re expecting a long argument about why you should avoid the long haircut, then think again. In recent years, we have often heard people advise against XXL lengths in favor of short hair. However, the example of several beautiful women who dared to wear lengths at 50 and even at 60 and 70 years old, has broken all the clichés and preconceived ideas. So don’t hesitate to wear your hair long, especially when it has retained a nice density and shine, despite your age. The recent craze for long, salt-and-pepper hair has shown us that we can embrace our age in complete beauty. Nothing is excluded in the maze of trends that come and go.
Furthermore, among the short cuts which are highly recommended after the age of 50, there is one which is completely banned by most hairdressers. We are talking in particular about the round or too strict square which tends to age facial features, drawing more attention to its imperfections. Unlike plunging, wavy or layered squares, this type of square is flattened and therefore not recommended for hair weakened by time and without volume. Instead of making you younger, a square ball can then add around ten years to your real age. So don’t make the mistake again, unless you have naturally curly hair.
Exit the strict cuts that make you old
But how to choose a haircut after 50? There are a series of factors that go into the decision, including:
The shape of your face : with a round face, we rely on asymmetry and gradient to reduce curves; with an elongated face, we opt for bangs or other hair tips to round out the figure; with a triangle or rectangle shape, highlights on the side of the face are recommended, in order to soften the cheekbones and cheeks;
The nature of the hair : if your hair has lost its density, strength and shine over time, opt for a cut that maximizes volume; rely on unstructured, gradient, asymmetry and curls to make the hair fiber take off;
Ease of maintenance : at 50, we already focus on practical and easy-to-maintain cuts; this is notably one of the reasons why such a large number of women prefer short, fuzzy cuts
The possibility of styling : the shorter the hair, the less easy it is to style it; if you want to experiment with various looks then, consider this before adopting a short pixie for example;
Don’t give up on your length and white hair – both are currently very trendy
What are the best haircuts for 50 year old women?
Finally, what are these cuts that are flattering after 50 and fit almost all women and faces? Meet the top 3 that hairdressers recommend.
A long messy pixie
Among the short cuts, the long pixie is undoubtedly the most charming and advantageous for women aged 50 and over. Short at the back and on the sides, this one leaves a few long strands on the top and front that you can mess up, wave, bomb or place to the side. These hair games allow you to boost volume and maximize material, while energizing your look. Youthful looks are guaranteed!
A long pixie for fine, thinning hair
A short blurred bob
If you’d like to keep some lengths, organize them into a short fuzzy bob. Sometimes rebellious, sometimes romantic, this cut focuses on the tousled effect and on hair waves to give bounce to the hair. If you combine this cut with curtain or asymmetrical bangs, or if you opt for a layered effect, the volume and feminine charm would only be maximized.
A fuzzy bob to make the hair bounce
A mid-length gradient cut
To enhance mid-length hair and allow yourself an infinite number of hairstyles, adopt these in a pretty, subtle and texturizing gradient. The varied lengths and slight movement create visual interest and take a few years off the wearer’s real age. Pair with curtain bangs for a pretty, trendy framing effect.
The mid-length gradient cut for infinitely boosted volume