Hairstyles For Men Over 50

20 Striking Hairstyles for Men Over 50 to Make You Stand Out

There are plenty of exciting hairstyles for men over 50 that can give you a dapper look. Just because you have entered your 50s, or are going even beyond that, does not mean that you can’t go for a cool hairstyle.

You can take a look at some of the celebrities. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, and many other celebs are well beyond 50. Still, they have some of the best hairstyles and most attractive appearances of our time.

It really is true when people say that age is just a number. So, do not let your age stop you from trying out a stunning hairstyle and looking your best.

However, there are so many appealing hairstyles that it could be a daunting task to choose one among them. That is where we offer our help.

Stick with this article because we have compiled for you the best available hairstyles for men over 50.

Top 20 Hairstyles for Men Over 50 for You to Try

After going through and considering tons of hairstyles, we have chosen the most attractive 20 styles for you. Read through this list to find your next hairstyle.

Striking Undercut

Striking Undercut

We are beginning the list with a banging style. We are attempting to show you that you’re never “too old” to go for a striking hairstyle.

The undercut is a style where your hair on the sides is really shortened. The hair on the front and top will be much longer. You can just brush back your long hair. Starting from the crown area your hair will start getting shorter at the back.

The hair on the nape will be really short as well. When looking from the back, your hair should have a V shape. If you want to make this style even more striking, you can shave off the sides completely.

Mid-Parted Mid-Length

Mid Parted Mid Length

Now, let’s take a look at a style for men who prefer to have a bit longer hair. For this style, the length of your hair needs to be somewhere between the nape and your shoulders.

You have to create a partition straight down the middle. You need to make sure that there’s an equal volume of hair on both sides of the partition if you like to have symmetry in your hairstyle.

You can also give the hair around your ears a slight flight. The way to make sure that you have done it right is to check whether your ears are visible or not. If all these seem too much hassle for you, you can just go for a simple mid-part style.

Side Fringe

Side Fringe

This is one of the modern hairstyles for men over 50. If you want to go for a contemporary look and show people that you are aware of what’s trendy and what’s not, then this is the hairstyle for you.

To get this style, you will need long hair at the front. You first need to create a side partition. Then, you have to slightly brush up the hair close to the partition.

The rest of your front hair needs to fall down on your forehead and reach your eyebrows or even beyond. So, half of your front hair will be brushed up and half of it will be a fringe. This contrast makes it a really exciting hairstyle.

Long Pompadour

Long Pompadour

It is now time for one of the most dependable hairstyles for men over 50. The pompadour is a really adaptable hairstyle. A man of any age can go for this style and it also fits almost any setting. You won’t ever feel out of place with a pompadour.

The pompadour is a style where you have long hair at the front. You have to brush back your hair and create a bit of height at the front.

You can choose short pomp where the height won’t be too much. But, we would recommend you to try out the long pompadour where your hair will be really high at the front and then fall back at the top area.

High Taper

High Taper

The fade is a hugely popular style among modern young men. However, we have a great alternative for men who want something more “age appropriate”. There’s no harm if sometimes you want to look your age.

We’re talking about the taper. The taper is a style where your hair on the sides and the nape are shortened and you have longer hair on the top. It’s different from fade because you don’t have to reveal any skin in a taper.

The shortened sides bring more focus to the top. So, you can style your top hair in any way you want and that will draw a lot more attention.

Man Bun

Man Bun

There are a couple of suave long hairstyles for men over 50. However, the man bun will always be a practical and charming style.

There are two ways of adopting the man bun style. One is brushing all your hair back and tying them up at the back of your head. You would basically be turning your long hair into a ball-like shape.

The other option is to go for a loose bun. Here, you won’t be tying up all your hair and will leave some of it out. If this option sounds appealing to you, you can try out a top knot as well. You then have to tie most of your hair on the top of your head.

Quiff Style

Quiff Style

The quiff style will be a great choice for men who are looking for a hairstyle that will make them look younger. This style has that quality.

In the quiff style, your front and top hair need to be longer than the rest. You have to brush up your front hair to get this style. Your top hair will be brushed up as well, but not as much.

From the side, a clear curve should be visible where your hair is getting longer from the top to the front. This curve makes this style more attractive. Also, it depends on you how short you want to make your hair on the sides and the back.

Classic Caesar

Classic Caesar

The Caesar cut is one of the most popular styles among older men. Even movie stars like Gerard Butler, George Clooney, and Antonio Banderas have rocked the Caesar cut.

The classic Caesar cut is a style where you have the same or at least a similar hair length all around your head. There is also a short fringe at the front that is usually cropped.

However, we would recommend not to crop the fringe and have a natural front hairline. The modern Caesar cut involves a fade with this style. So, you can also add a fade or a taper if you like.

Afro Hawk

Afro Hawk

If you consider all the afro hairstyles for men over 50, you won’t find an edgier style than this one. We would suggest this hairstyle to those of you who have type 4 hair and who want to try out a bold style.

Just like a Mohawk, your afro hair from the front to the nape will be long and voluminous. Then, you need to work on the sides.

If you want, you can completely shave off the sides like a classic Mohawk. You can also just shorten the sides like a high fade. This is a striking style for men who are still young at heart.

High and Tight

High And Tight

We now have a style that can give you a sharp and intense look. The high and tight is actually a military inspired hairstyle and it originated among the armed forces.

Usually, to attain this style, you have to completely shave off the sides and the back. But, you can just trim your hair really short if that makes you more comfortable.

You will only have hair on the top of your head. Even that hair will be buzzed short. If we get technical with the names, then you will only have buzzed short hair from the front to the upper crown area in this style.

Faux Hawk

Faux Hawk

We’re back with another variant of the Mohawk style. The faux hawk is the subtler and a bit more sophisticated version of the Mohawk.

If you had a Mohawk as a younger man and you still want to adopt a similar style, then the faux hawk would be the perfect choice for you. You won’t feel like you have a hairstyle that is totally inappropriate for your age.

In this style, your hair won’t be spiked up all the way through. You would rather have spiked hair from the front to the top area. The hair on the sides and the back will be shortened.

Slick Back Hair

Slick Back Hair

No matter what their age is, some men would always prefer to have an elegant and classy appearance. If you are one of those men, you can’t go wrong with the ever-dependable slick back style.

It is one of the easiest styles to get. All you have to do is brush back all your hair. But, this simple style always has a huge impact. You will never look bland with slick back hair.

You can give your hair a bit of height if you want. If you prefer a really slick look, then apply a hair product and keep your hair closer to the scalp.

Tousled Top

Tousled Top

Let’s now move in the opposite direction and look at a style that is more casual and laid back. You almost don’t have to do anything to get this look.

The tousled top is basically a style where your hair looks messy and unkempt. It can give your whole appearance a chill and fun vibe.

If your hair is naturally wavy, then you can just create this look by only using your fingers. Otherwise, you would need the help of a hair product. Apply a generous amount and then make sure that strands of your hair are flowing in different directions.

Long Wavy Hair

Long Wavy Hair

Speaking of wavy hair, we haven’t mentioned wavy hairstyles for men over 50. If we had to pick our favorite, we would recommend growing out your hair.

You should take all the advantages of your wavy hair and show it off. That is difficult to do with short hair. That’s why it is better to have shoulder-length hair.

As far as styling is concerned, you can go for a side-parted or mid-parted style. You can also make a few hair strands fall on your face from one side.

Salt & Pepper Dreadlocks

Salt And Pepper Dreadlocks

For those of you who have the hair and the luxury to try out dreadlocks, giving this style a try is almost mandatory. We would especially encourage you if you have salt & pepper hair.

The only drawback is that it takes a lot of time to grow dreadlocks. But, those who have gone through the process, always claim that it’s this journey that makes dreads so special.

Also, the end result will make the wait worthwhile. You can check out this article if you are looking for ways to style your dreadlocks.

Brush Up Style

Brush Up Style

This is another hairstyle that packs quite a punch but also is easy to get. You can always go for this style regardless of your age.

Your hair on the sides and the back need to be shortened to attain this style. The hair at the front and top has to be long because that’s where you need to work.

You just have to pick up a brush and brush up your hair. Your hair just needs to be facing upwards and won’t have to be as sharp as spikes.

Side Part Comb Over

Side Part Comb Over

This is one of the classic hairstyles for men over 50. This hairstyle has a balance that very few styles have and that makes it so popular.

It is not one of those flashy or extravagant styles. Still, the style is so refined that it can catch a lot of eyes. It has just enough zing to draw people’s eyes.

You have to create a side partition to begin. Then, you have to go for the comb over style and sweep your hair in the opposite direction of the partition.

Crew Cut

Crew Cut

The crew cut is sort of like the high and tight hairstyle but with more hair. If that style feels too short for you, you can go for this style.

Similar to the high and tight, you will have shortened hair on the sides and back and longer hair on top. But, this time you won’t have to buzz short your hair.

You can have more length. You can go from ¾ inches to an inch. Also, you can freely choose how you want to style your top hair.

Swept Back Long Hair

Swept Back Long Hair

Your work is pretty easy for this style if you already have long hair. You just need to sweep back all your hair and brush it to give it a smooth look.

It’s a simple style but it’s also one of the coolest ways of carrying your long hair.  Without doing much you get to have an attractive appearance.

However, having long hair means more responsibilities. Be sure that you are ready to provide your long hair the daily care and maintenance it would need.

Long Hair with Fedora

Long Hair With Fedora

The list style on your list is more of a suggestion for a particular headwear. We want you to try out a fedora, especially if you have mid-length or long hair.

Just brush back all of your hair and then wear the fedora. There should be some hair coming out of the fedora.

It’s also a great accessory if you’re going through a balding phase or your hairline is receding. Put on a fedora and let it do all the work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are tons of questions that are frequently asked by men over 50 about hair and hairstyles. We’ll answer a few in this section.

Which hairstyles for men over 50 can make you look younger?

There are some styles like the quiff, side fringe, crew cut, faux hawk, and a few others that can make you look young. But, it doesn’t only depend on your hairstyle. The way you dress and other aspects of your appearance is very important as well to look young.

Which hairstyles for men over 50 are better for receding hairlines?

You need to find a style where the hairline doesn’t matter, like the tousled top style. The other option is going for a style that can hide your hairline, like any style with a long fringe.


After going through a bunch of fascinating hairstyles for men over 50, we really hope you have realized that your age does not dictate how attractive you can appear.

It is actually you who gets to decide. Your age should not make you feel that your options are limited. If you have a fresh sense of style, you can make it work at any age.

Think of it like you have entered a new phase of your life. You should celebrate that in any way you can. Why not start with a new and exciting hairstyle?

We have already provided you with styles that are the best of the best. You just need to figure out which style suits your vibe and personality. Then, carry that style with confidence.

We wish you all the very best to experiment with any and all the styles you want.

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