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Top 35 Curly Hairstyles for Women Over 50 to Rock [2023]

Though curly hairstyles for women over 50 isn’t a new trend, it wasn’t easy to pick out top curly hairstyles, and we are sure that if you do good research, you will find what you were looking for, but we hope that this article will give you at least a few good ideas.

Curls are so unique and special on their own. Women who don’t have natural curls spend a lifetime curling their hair and a fortune on styling products and tools. Women who do have naturally curly hair often think they are a hassle and have tried every possible technique to straighten and tame them.

Well, we think curls, whether they are natural or not, look absolutely gorgeous. Moreover, if the haircut is right, curls can add a romantic, subtle note to a look that you prefer even after you’ve turned 50. You’ve just turned from a pretty princess to an astonishing queen. And we are living for it.


Best Hairstyles for Women Over 50 with Curls

Women with curls are ruling for a lifetime now and older women aren’t lagging behind as well. Here, we have shortlisted 35 of the most stylish curly hairdos for women over 50 years old that they can easily rock with minimal effort.

1. Round Voluminous Hairstyle

thick curly hair for women over 50

White hair never looked better! This curly hairstyle for women over 50 has layers and a rounded shape. The bangs are long and swiped on one-sided, and the white and darker threads blend so beautifully, creating a salt and pepper look. 


2. Curly Pixie

short curly hairstyle for women over 50

A curly pixie can suit a 16 years girl or a 50 years old lady, just like yourself. It is a low-maintenance haircut, highly versatile, and can be adapted to all face shapes. In this case, the sides are short, and the top is only a few inches longer, allowing the curls to form. 


3. Back Large Bun

curly hair bun for women over 50

When you have long curly hair, your styling options are infinite. You can make such a good impression even with a simple bun placed in the nape area. While combing the hair to the back, make sure the hair is not pulled too tight because you need to maintain the volume. 


4. Well Defined Curls

curly hairstyle for women over 50

If you don’t have naturally curly hair but want more dimension and volume, creating your curls is always an option. Use a curling wand and pick very small sections of hair. This might take longer, but it will certainly look better, with so much volume. 


5. Top Waves and Curls

curly hair undercut for women over 50

A long pixie haircut with very short sides and a rich curly top is perfect for any woman over 50. While some women prefer to cover the white hairs, others adore the blending and mix between whites and blacks. 


6. Fiery Bun

curly updo for women over 50

When you want to look fierce, a fiery red hair color will give you that elegant, bold look. Tie your hair on top of the head, in a bun and spare the curly bangs, spreading them on the forehead. 


7. Crazy Purple Curls

dyed curly hairstyle for women over 50

This gorgeous curly hairstyle for women over 50 makes you look modern and cool at any age. And the color is the one to blame. It looks stunning and gives the curls a gorgeous tone. If you want a fancy look, opt for red-framed glasses. 


8. Black Afro Hair

curly pixie for women over 50

If you are a fan of short haircuts, you should definitely pull off this stunning pixie cut. For the top, keep the hair just a little bit longer. Because of its coarse texture, it will go up without too many styling products. 


9. Ombre Curls

curly ombre for women over 50

If your hair is extremely curly, you can make those tight ringlets look glamorous with an ombre that will keep the roots in their natural color and add a pop of gorgeous blonde to the ends. Wear the top on one side and use hair balm to make the curls look softer.


10. Bangs and Curls 

curly bob for women over 50

This is one of the most practical curly hairstyles for women over 50 because it has a medium length and allows the curls to form, without getting in your way. The bangs are also curly and long, covering the eyebrows, giving the hairstyle a mysterious touch. 


11. Short with Layers

thick curly hair for women over 50

If you’re going to rock a curly hairstyle, one of the best things you can do for it is add layers to cut down on bulkiness and add shape. The shorter pieces up front will frame your face beautifully. 


12. Loose Long Curls

women over 50 with loose curly hair

If you’re over 50 and you have thin hair, wear your hair long with loose curls. The texture thickens it up and the mermaid hair is always in!


13. Short Natural Black Hair

black curly hairstyle for women over 50

As women approach 50 years, they become more confident wearing hair natural. If you have natural black hair, embrace those tight curls on a shoulder length haircut with an off center part.


14. Curly Bob

curly hair for women over 60

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to chop hair off like many women over 50 do! We love this curly white bob with noticeably shorter face-framing hair.


15. Salt and Pepper Hair

Asian women over 50 with curly hair

Women over 50 finding that their hair is turning salt and pepper in color will look great in this short haircut with thick layered springy curls and a soft bang.


16. Half Up Hairdo

women over 50's curly ponytail

Long soft spiral curls are gorgeous pulled up in a ponytail for the top half of the hair. A youthful style for women over 50 that also looks gorgeous with its blonde color. 


17. Low Ponytail

curly bangs for over 50

For short curly hair, you probably still have enough length to create a low ponytail or side bun. Keep your bangs to maintain a soft look and round out your face. 


18. Afro Curls

women over 50 curly hairstyle

Thick natural hair doesn’t need chemical treatment to be stylish. We encourage women over 50 with natural black hair to wear curls loose, maybe with just a little help from a leave-in conditioner. 


19. Thick Long Bob

women over 50 with medium curls

A few caramel highlights on black or brunette hair is just the color to bring a long curly bob to life for women over 50. A center part is all you’ll need unless you want more volume from a heavy part. 


20. Permed Bob

tight curls for women over 50

Are you a woman over 50 without the curly hair you desire? Get tight curls with help from a perm to put a new spin on a bob with bangs.


21. Short Natural Curls

women over 50 with brown curly hair

Take better care of your natural hair’s curls by nixing the chemical treatments when you’re over 50 years old. You can start anew by going short and using a little curl creme on fingers to scrunch in for texture. 


22. Long Curly Top

short curly haircut for over 50

The curly hair on top here is much longer than sides, a beautiful option if you still have thick hair at over 50 years old. Work in a soft side bang to cover up a wide forehead.


23. Medium Length with Beach Waves

cool curly hairstyles for over 50 years old women

If tight curls aren’t your thing, try soft waves. This medium length haircut suits women over 50 with its youthfulness and works for both professional work or that relaxed weekend style.


24. Curls with Perm

curly perm for women over 50

A perm is definitely one of the most important trademarks of the eighties if we’re talking about fashion. But if you thought that it’s never coming back, you were wrong. It is slowly but surely regaining its fame, and it is upgraded with a few new techniques.

If you are a practical lady who doesn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to maintaining a certain hairstyle every time you wash your hair, and you also like curls, then a perm is a great option for you. These curls are wild, voluminous and absolutely charming.

Ideal for: Square and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Use hair products to give a nice shape to the curls.


25. Classic Short Curls

curly hairstyle for women over 50

It’s a classical hairstyle – gray, shorter hair with nicely defined curls. It is no wonder why so many women after they’ve reached a certain age, choose this option. It is so sophisticated and flattering.

If you have naturally curly hair, we suggest you consult your hairstylist, and they will know what kind of a haircut would suit you.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: If your hair isn’t curly, you can always use rollers, or a styling brush while blow-drying your hair.


26. Medium Length Hair with Curls

medium curly hair for women over 50

This is a classic curly hairstyle for over 50 if you have naturally beautiful and nicely shaped curls as it would be a complete waste to hide them. The time of straightening your curls and wasting money on countless products and tools is over!

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Put a little bit of hair foam on, while your hair is still wet and blow-dry it using only your hands to shape the curls. It is so simple, yet beautiful and elegant.


27. Edgy Short Red Curls

curly red hair for women over 50

This curly hairstyle is made for ladies over 50 who are young inside, modern, edgy and chic. If you feel like you can pull off a bold, bright hair color, we say – go for it! Our pick is this gorgeous copper-red.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: To achieve the exact style, you can use hair gel to make the hair messier.


28. Natural Curls

short curly hair for women over 50

This is one of the chic curly hairdos for women over 50 with natural curls. There is nothing that can top natural beauty, even if you are over 50. So wear those curls proudly!

Ideal for: Square and round face shapes.

How to style: You can use accessories such as a headband.


29. Strawberry Blonde Long Waves

Red Curly Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Nicole Kidman’s curly hair is known for being long and soft. For women over 50 with pale and light skin tones, a gorgeous strawberry blonde is the perfect color to make them stand out.


30. Platinum Waves and Bangs

Long Curly Hairstyles for Women Over 50

If you’re a woman over 50 without natural curls, you can tease them in with a curler and hairspray, adding a short straight bang for framing. A fun platinum blonde and light pink will make your look youthful.


31. Curly Updo

Curly Updo for Women Over 50

Women over 50 have to wear their curly hair up sometimes too! Here’s a high slicked back bun that lets your curls be the stars of the show. Careful not to pin them all back – you want to show them off!


32. Curly Bob with Choppy Bangs

Blonde Curly Hair with Bangs for Women Over 50

A curly bob is a popular hairstyle for older women to wear in their daily lives because it’s both professional and can be worn back or up on weekends. Choppy-cut bangs are soft and round out the style.


33. Curly Hair for Black Women

Curly Hairstyles for Black Women Over 50

Whether you’re a woman over 50 growing her hair out or they’ve already grown to a decent length, just by running a bit of curl cream through your locks, you can get this gorgeous hairdo whose curls spiral in all directions.


34. Long Curls with a Side Part

You may be an older woman, but that doesn’t mean you have to chop off your long curly hair! Try out some white highlights, then part your hair at a deep side part so that most of the hair is at one side over the shoulder.


35. Short Curly Pixie

Curly Pixie for Women Over 50

Prefer a low maintenance style for your curly hair? This look features super short curls that accentuate both the face’s and the curl’s shape.


Curls are romantic and beautiful and we hope this article will help older women over 50 with curly hair to embrace them and wear them with pride.