Flaunt those curls at any age with these top curly hairstyles for women over 50! Check out the hottest styles below.
Are you a lover of straight hair or curly hair? Well, this one is always debatable as many people are envious of those with curly hair as it easy to get different hairstyles and get different hairdos.
It also makes the hair look more voluminous, compared to straighter hair types.
“Curls” come in different types ranging from 2A, 2B, 2C, to 3A, B, all the way up to 4C.
The lower the number, the lesser defined are the curls (they look more like waves, but still isn’t straight).
Related: Youthful Hairstyles For Older Women
Well ladies, remember that age is no bar for being fashionable. It is never too late to get the top curly hairstyles for women over 50!
If you’ve always wanted those curls, then go get those curls!
Top curly hairstyles for women over 50 2021
Short Hair with Light Curls and a Side Comb hairstyle
I once saw Julia Roberts sporting this style and it looked really cool! In my opinion this style is forever trending and looks absolutely stunning.
It is easy to maintain because your hair is short, just covering your head, but the curls make your hair look very voluminous as they are cut at staggered levels.
This hairstyle requires you to side comb your hair letting the shorter curls fall at the sides of your forehead, eventually blending in with your other hair.
The Pixie Cut with Curls hairstyle
In my opinion, the pixie cut looks perfect whether it is on straight or curly hair.
All you need to do is get your hairstylist to give you a short haircut, where your hair at the back is shorter.
And the curls at the crown of your head are left to be grown out a little longer and roughly tousled around.
Medium Length Curly Hair with a Layered Cut hairstyle
If you are one of those people who like your hair long, but not too long, then this medium length hairstyle is perfect for you.
All you need to do is have your hair grown out to just below your shoulders and tell your hairstylist to give you a layered haircut.
Then comes the styling part where you need to partition your hair in the middle or maybe even at one side and let your hair fall over your shoulders at the sides of your face.
The Messy Ponytail with Loose Curls hairstyle
From Jenifer Aniston to Jenifer Lopez, a lot of celebrities often walk around sporting this casual style.
Even though it looks casual, in my opinion it still looks very elegant.
So be it for a family get-together or maybe to a small party, this hairstyle will still look very fashionable, without you needing to put in much effort into “styling” it.
This style entails your curly hair to be cut in layers or steps and simply tied up into a ponytail, while leaving out a few loose strands to fall at the sides of your face giving it a classy look.
The Side Braids with Flowing Curls hairstyle
Well, I must admit that for some reason I really like how this hairstyle looks, because if you are someone who finds leaving your hair unmanageable, but like leaving it for certain occasions, then this one is the perfect style for you!
This style entails a simple back comb, with two rows of braids tied from the sides of the hair coming together in the middle and held together with a clip.
The rest of the hair is left to fall at the back and a small portion brought in the front to fall over your shoulders to enhance the style.
The Boy Cut style with Tousled Curls hairstyle
This one’s for all you ladies out there who do not like spending much time on their hair and want something simple and easy. This style looks classy, but is very easy to maintain as well.
You need to get your haircut into a simple boy cut, of course keeping your curls intact.
And you do not have to spend too much time on your hair, as you simply need to roughly comb your hair and you’re good to go!
Here’s a tip, you don’t even need to comb your hair, just running your fingers through your hair will do the trick.
The One-Sided Comb with Long Hair hairstyle
While some of you like your hair kept short, there are some of you who love growing out your hair.
Well then, if you have your tresses long, then why not show them off! This style is perfect for all you women with long curly hair out there, it is time to show off your tresses.
All you need to do is let your hair grow out and get the classic straight cut, letting all your curls fall at the bottom.
To complete the style, comb all your long hair towards one side and let all your hair fall freely over your shoulder, so that your curls look well-defined.
The Messy High Bun with Loose Curls hairstyle
Let’s be honest here, who doesn’t like the look of a messy bun? Well, I like the way messy buns look, but I must admit that I simply love the way a messy bun with curly hair looks.
It looks absolutely classy, elegant and stunning. I really feel like it is a style that will look good on anyone irrespective of age and that literally suits any occasion!
This style is easy to try out at home because all you need to do is tie your hair up into a high but loose messy bun.
Don’t forget to leave a few strands out of your bun and at the front and sides of your hair, because they should fall loosely in order to complete the style.
The Traditional and Classic Back-Combed hairstyle
I’m sure there are still some of you out there who aren’t ready just yet to try out a new style.
Then how about you stick with the traditional hairstyle? Simply comb back all your hair and let all your hair fall at the back of your head and flow over your back.
This style combines the look of the traditional retro with a tinge of the classic modern style! It will make your curls look well-defined and look perfectly elegant at the same time.
The Middle Parted Medium Length hairstyle
Let’s just stop for a moment and admire how perfect this hairstyle looks. It is simple but looks so refined.
You can wear it over a dress, over formals or even over just a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and it will still look perfect for the occasion.
This style caters to those who like their hair not too long, but not too short either.
Then you simply need to grow your hair out up to your shoulders, partition your hair in the middle and let your hair fall equally at either side making your face and jaw line look more defined.
The Half Bun and Half Left hairstyle
Well ladies, let’s talk about how stylish this hairstyle looks. Pretty cool, right? I really think it looks super trendy as well.
It can keep your hair manageable because it isn’t completely left down, while some of the extra strands and flyaways are tied up into a small simple bun.
This hairstyle involves partitioning your hair into two parts horizontally, the part at the crown of your head, where you gather the hair and tie it into a small bun.
And your hair at the back to be left down, with small portions left to fall over your shoulders on either side.
The Bob with Wavy Chin Length Hair hairstyle
This one looks very fancy, doesn’t it? It will make your jawline look better because your hair is cut only upto the level of your chin.
So, this bob cut style is easy to manage at all times and doesn’t require any additional hair care. You can enhance this style by simply taking a little portion of the hair above your forehead and loosely putting it towards one side.
Do this using your fingertips or with the end of your rattail comb. You can even run your fingers through your hair to get more of a tousled look.
The Chin-Length haircut with a One-Sided Bang hairstyle
This hairstyle looks very refined as it is a style that can be worn to any occasion.
Roughly comb your short hair and side comb your bang that falls only towards one side of your forehead as it gets camouflaged with the rest of your hair.
The Short Haircut with Front Bangs hairstyle
This haircut will not only make your curls look well-defined but so will your bangs, as it will fall all over your forehead, just above your eyes.
Here your curls are roughly combed towards the back and sides of your hair. Running your fingers through your curls will give your hair a more tousled look further enhancing this style.
The final takeaway
Well ladies, if you’re one of those women who love experimenting with different hairstyles, then now is time!
Get the hairstyle of your choice and I’m sure you are going to rock the look you get.
So go ahead, pick out one of these curly hairstyles for women over 50 and try it out or maybe even combine a couple of styles to make your own one!
Leah LOVES hair. So much so, she dedicated an entire website to it! One of the founders of Hair Everyday and Chief Editor, Leah enjoys reviewing all the hair products and showcasing the best. She believes her most underrated articles are her hair care tips!