35 Flattering Hairstyles With Bangs That Are A Hit With Women Over 50

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: March 29, 2024

As a woman over 50, you might not think bangs are right for you. But let me tell you something—bangs are the quickest and easiest ways to completely transform your facial structure and play up your fave facial features. Needless to say, they can be a game-changer.

If you’re looking to shake things up with a new look and want to give bangs a try or consider a different type of bangs, you’ve come to the right place! Our comprehensive list of the top 35 flattering hairstyles with bangs for women over 50 is designed to leave you swooning.

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A sleek pixie cut is designed to create an elegant and sophisticated appearance – while being surprisingly low-maintenance. But if you want to add a touch of playfulness to this relatively rigid ‘do, consider opting for wispy bangs. They’ll highlight your eyes and cheekbones beautifully.

#2. Asymmetrical Lob with Side Bangs

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If you prefer longer hairstyles, an asymmetrical lob paired with side bangs is a great choice – especially for those with oval or heart-shaped faces! The asymmetry of the cut and bangs will balance your face while you get to enjoy a modern and flirty hairstyle.

#3. Soft Layered Midi with Curtain Bangs

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Ladies looking for a softer mid-length cut with bangs will love these gorgeous curtain bangs! They’re quite versatile and can work with any face shape. Not only that, but they’ll frame your face flawlessly while creating movement and dimension.

#4. Angled Bob with Razor Cut Bangs

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Soft? No thanks. If you’re a woman over 50 who still retains her edgy style, this look is for you! The angled bob is undeniably fierce and chic, but the razor-cut bangs take things to an all-new level. They’ll also work with your bob to idyllically frame your jawline.

#5. Textured Pixie Bob with Short Bangs

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A textured pixie like this is loaded with feminine movement, but why stop there? A set of short bangs will add more volume upfront while drawing attention to your beautiful eyes. Best of all, it’s a look that’s super easy to maintain – if you’re into that sort of thing.

#6. Long Layered Cut with Feathered Bangs

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Have thick hair and want to lose some bulkiness? Want to enjoy a lovely pair of bangs? Well, thick-haired beauty, I’ve found your perfect look! Longer layers will help to reduce some unnecessary weight from your thick tresses, as will these flirty feathered bangs.

#7. Medium Wavy Cut with Blunt Bangs

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If you have naturally wavy hair, don’t worry – you can still enjoy a set of bangs. While you have fewer options that will look good, one you can always depend on is blunt bangs. The wavy texture looks incredible with this type of fringe, and you’ll love how it draws more focus to your eyes.

#8. Pixie with Long Side-Swept Bangs

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Low-maintenance? Check. Versatile for many face shapes? Double check. Stylish and cute? Triple check. Needless to say, this pixie with long side-swept bangs style is one that won’t disappoint.

#9. Voluminous Curls with Wispy Fringe

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Those with naturally curly hair with plenty of volume may refrain from indulging in bangs – but this look works, even for the most full-bodied ringlets. A wispy fringe will allow your curls to be perfectly displayed above your eye-line without being too chaotic.

#10. Classic Pageboy Cut with Full Bangs

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The pageboy cut with full bangs is a premier option if you’re looking for a classic hairstyle that never goes out of style. It has an err of grace and maturity perfect for any lady over 50. Just use some smoothing serum to achieve this level of sleekness.

#11. Tousled Lob with Micro Bangs

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A tousled lob is known for its effortless and carefree vibe, and finding a set of matching bangs is critical. Well, these micro bangs are the perfect pairing. They have a laid-back approach that looks even more relaxed when gently tousled.

#12. Retro-Inspired Beehive with Side Bangs

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Are you headed to an event where you’ll need to dress to impress? The retro-inspired beehive is your answer. Although this is a blast from the past approach, it’s timelessly sophisticated and elegant – especially when paired with a softening set of side bangs.

#13. Messy Updo with Soft Bangs

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A casual, everyday updo such as this will leave your forehead exposed – which many women aren’t a fan of. Fix this situation by opting for a soft fringe that’s heavily layered for a relaxed and carefree aesthetic.

#14. Bouncy Curly Bob with Layered Bangs

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An excellent way to show off your curls is to chop your locks into a set of adorable bangs. But listen – there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Layered bangs are a definite “right way,” as they’ll ensure your curls aren’t too bulky or predominant.

#15. Straight Mid-Length Cut with Arched Bangs

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If you have thin or fine hair, this is the look for you. A straight mid-length cut will add lots of volume, while the arched bangs bring some body around the face. Not only will this bring some life to your finer strands, but it will create a classy and elegant aesthetic.

#16. Undercut Bob with Side Fringe

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Just because you’re over 50, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your rockstar personality. Unleash your inner rocker by opting for this feisty and contemporary look. An undercut bob is paired with a side fringe for a genuinely head-turning finish.

#17. Wavy Shoulder-Length with Side-Swept Fringe

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On the other hand, those with a more free and easy personality will appreciate this hairstyle. A shoulder-length cut is perfect for bringing those natural waves to the forefront. A side-swept fringe is the ideal way to finish off this easygoing look.

#18. Bowl Cut with Feathered Bangs

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Step outside of the “norm” and go with a look that’s totally unique and unapologetically posh. A bowl cut may have been deemed a no-no in the past, but it’s making a big comeback. Get in on all of the fun with a set of feathered bangs to accompany your bowl cut.

#19. Long Straight Hair with See-Through Bangs

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Revitalizing your long locks doesn’t have to be super dramatic. A quick and subtle way to switch up your look without being overly bold is to opt for some see-through bangs like these. They’re soft and delicate, just like you.

#20. Bohemian Waves with Curtain Fringe

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If you’ve indulged in trendy bohemian waves, there’s really no better choice than curtain fringes. The two pair together nicer than peanut butter and jelly. Add some waves to achieve the epitome of bohemian fashion.

#21. Elegant Chignon with Wispy Side Bangs

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A chignon such as this exudes regalness and elegance; there’s no doubt about it. But if you want to add a girly and flirty touch to this updo, a set of wispy side bangs will do the trick. This look is one you can wear to any high-end event with ease.

#22. Soft Pixie with Rounded Bangs

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If all of these bangs simply aren’t doing it for you, and you want your bangs to be more pronounced, rounded bangs are the ultimate choice. Rounded bangs are eye-catching and full of life, yet they’ll soften your facial features instantly.

#23. A-Line Bob with Heavy Fringe

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A-line bobs are undeniably fashion-forward and sleek. Naturally, they need a set of bangs that can be just as trendy and intense. A heavy fringe like this is an ideal match. They’ll compliment your a-line bob beautifully while also emphasizing the eyes.

#24. Curly Pixie with Defined Bangs

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Curly and defined in the same sentence? You bet. With this haircut – featuring a short pixie with a set of bangs – you can enjoy your naturally curly locks while also appreciating more defined and straighter bangs. It all comes down to strategic cutting by a stylist.

#25. Layered Shag with Textured Bangs

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Layered shag haircuts are very popular in 2024, so you can’t go wrong with this option. However, we highly recommend adding textured bangs to complete the look. Together, your locks will have plenty of laid-back body and bounce.

#26. Straight Lob with Full Straight-Cut Bangs

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The straight lob is the ultimate way to go when you’re looking for an extremely fashionable and sleek haircut. Paired with straight-cut bangs, you can frame your entire face in ways you never thought possible.

#27. Beachy Waves with Long Layered Bangs

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Long, beautiful, beachy waves are timeless and have a “beach babe” vibe to them. To complement the overall beauty of this hairstyle, long layered bangs are the only option. And yes – you’ll need to tousle them alongside the rest of your tresses.

#28. Chic French Bob with Short Bangs

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If you’re over 50 but think you should definitely be on the cover of an upcoming hairstyle magazine, this is the best choice! A chic French bob is precisely that – chic – and short bangs provide some eye-skimming fun.

#29. Long Layers with Side Bangs and Volume

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If the thought of adopting a set of bangs is terrifying, but you’re still interested, why not go with lengthy side bangs? The longer length is not only very soft and feminine, but they won’t take long to grow out on the off chance you don’t adore them (although I think you will!).

#30. Sophisticated Updo with Side-Swept Fringe

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Combining classy and carefree isn’t challenging – it just takes some exquisite styling, as seen in this glamorous yet stylish ‘do. All you’ll need to do is toss your hair up into a Red Carpet-ready updo and craft your bangs off to the side.

#31. Vintage Waves with Retro Bangs

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If you’re going with lovely vintage waves, you might as well go all the way with a set of retro bangs to complete the look. This is definitely a hairstyle from the past, but it’s far from outdated. Dress this look up or down, depending on the occasion.

#32. Casual Pixie with Spiky Bangs

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You can make your “casual pixie” a more “cool and exciting pixie” by switching up your bangs, as this hairstyle perfectly depicts. Get your favorite styling products and spike those bangs, lady! You’re sure to enjoy your new, edgier aesthetic.

#33. Medium Cut with Flowy Side Bangs

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Flowy side bangs are great for two primary reasons. For one, they’re longer, so you can style them however you’d please. Secondly, the longer length ensures a delicate approach that many women over 50 appreciate.

#34. Glamorous Hollywood Waves with Blunt Bangs

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The gorgeous, look-at-me nature of glamorous Hollywood waves can benefit from a set of ultra-straight blunt bangs. Remember – opposites attract, and blending waves with straight bangs is a great way to create a visually appealing finish.

#35. Edgy Short Cut with Angular Bangs

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Any woman seeking to make a bold statement with their hairstyle should ask their stylist for this get-up. It’s an edgy short cut paired with angular bangs – otherwise known as the modern and frisky ‘do that’s enhanced with angles in every direction.

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