'I'm a hair expert and there are five cuts that make women over 50 look younger - expect body and movement'

Dr Hamdan Abdullah Hamed / Woman with short blonde hair

Women in middle age and beyond have been told what to ask for on their next trip to the hair salon

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Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 22/06/2024

- 10:00

Updated: 25/06/2024

- 10:03

Short cuts, medium-length cuts and pixie cuts promise movement and volume

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As women age, they may notice that their hair lacks the volume, thickness and movement it used to have, making them appear older than they are. However, according to a hair expert, the right chop could have transformative anti-ageing effects.

Board-certified dermatologist and co-founder of PowerYourCurls, Dr. Hamdan Abdullah Hamed, spoke exclusively to GB News about the five haircuts that can make women over 50 look better and more youthful.

Short, layered cut

According to Dr Hamed, a medium-length style will be flattering for women over 50 because it gives the illusion of more "body" and "movement".

Classic lob

This timeless hairstyle is a "simple haircut that helps in boosting volume and creating more definition". Those considering the chop should ask their hairstylist for somewhere between the chin and collarbone.

Woman with blonde, mid-length hair

A medium-length style gives the illusion of more 'body' and 'movement'


Ladies can also improve their hair health by maintaining a healthy diet and stocking up on a few key ingredients.

Women over 40 have been told which vegetable juice is "crucial" for healthy hair and preventing hair loss.

Classic 90s cut

Dr Hamed said: "It adds a bouncy and layered texture to hair, perfect for adding a youthful vibe."

Medium-layered cut

Think "youthfulness and dimension", not to mention "vitality" and "glamour".

Asymmetrical pixie

The expert recommended this look for women who have started to go grey or have "difficult hair textures".

After you've found the right haircut, you may want to experiment with colour to offset the effects of ageing on the skin.

It's possible that the hair colours that suited you in your 20s, 30s and 40s don't flatter you quite as well in your 50s as you become paler with age.

"With ageing, the outer skin layer (epidermis) thins, even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged," explained the experts at MedlinePlus.

"The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases. The remaining melanocytes increase in size. Ageing skin looks thinner, paler, and clear (translucent)."

Experimenting with hair colour can also create the illusion of thicker, bouncier hair.


Woman with grey pixie cut

An asymmetrical pixie is perfect for women who have started to go grey


Dr Hamed said: "Adding highlights will make hair look more flowy and youthful and these hairstyles are classic and will never go out of style.

"With the right hair colour, outfit, and cut, these timeless hairstyles can help flatter their faces and add a youthful look."

An easy way women can improve their hair in seconds and potentially take years off is by changing up their hairdo.

Women were told the hairstyle they need to "stop" wearing now as "it can go so wrong".

Another way women can look younger is by revamping their wardrobes. Women over 50 have been advised to ditch style trends to look sophisticated and be "confident at any age".

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