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3 Stylish Shag Haircuts for Women Over 50

Turn heads in a shag.


The chic ’70s hairstyle is making a comeback for the over-50 set, and for good reason! “A shag’s texture and movement instantly ‘thicken’ strands,” says hairstylist Daniel Koye, who’s worked with Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Williams. “Plus, infusing the layered cut with bangs helps mask agers like thinning at the temples and forehead furrows.” Another benefit of a shag is that it works if you have shoulder-length, long, or short hair. So, the next time you’re at the salon, be sure to ask your stylist for this cut. Here are three shag haircuts for women over 50 to help you wow in the style!

Have shoulder-length hair?

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Ask your stylist for: Textured, face-framing layers that graduate from the temples downward and full, wispy fringe.

Have short hair?

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Ask your stylist for: Stacked razor-cut layers that begin 3 inches away from roots and piecey, brow-skimming side bangs.

Have long hair?

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Ask your stylist for: Curtain bangs that seamlessly blend into long, choppy layers that “feather” down from the ears.

A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.

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