We’ve encountered enough badass women in their 40s, 50, 60s, and beyond to know that there are tons of outdated clichés about aging. Gone are the days where women are pressured to dress a certain way the second we hit age 40 or stop wearing our favorite makeup. (Although, there are formulas that work better for mature skin.) The general attitude around aging has seen a major shift for the better in recent years, and there’s a sense of liberation that’s come along with it that we absolutely love. While the number of years we’ve been on this earth doesn’t have to control our lives, there are, indeed, some unavoidable shifts that come up the further along we get, including changes to our hair. For this reason, many women start to consider different haircuts by the time we hit age 50.
“The hair sometimes tends to get a bit thinner, the color could begin to fade away, and the hair becomes more gray and wirey,” says Edward Tricomi, celebrity hairstylist and co-founder of the iconic Warren Tricomi Salons. If you’ve noticed one or even all of these changes in your hair as you’ve entered your 50s, you might be curious about which haircuts are best. We have some good news for you. You can do whatever the hell you want with your hair, whether you’re 30, 50, or 90. And you don’t have to just take our word for it—Tricomi agrees. “The way I see it, your haircut really has nothing to do with your age,” he says. “It just doesn’t work like that. You cut hair based on someone’s body, face, and hipness factor.”