Hairstyles for Thin Hair Over 50


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Hairstyles for Fine Hair Over 50

Hairstyles for Thin Hair Over 50

It’s a fact of life for many women. Hair begins to thin with age. But that doesn’t mean you have to abandon the latest styles. Just look at the red carpet and the many older gorgeous female celebrities with the same problem. Some secrets to adding volume to thin/fine hair are texturizing/volumizing products, choppy layers, and curls. The ultimate illusion of thicker hair is a deep side part combing most of your hair to one side, then tucking the opposite side with little hair behind your ear.

Here you will find photos of the latest hairstyles for thin hair over 50 in order of some of our favorite looks to appear on the red carpet. We also share insider information, including which celebrity hairstylists created the look and the tools and products used to create the style.

Click on the link with the celebrity name and event to learn more about the hairstyle, including stylist and makeup artist info and social media feedback about the look.


Robin Wright – Medium Length Shaggy Haircut

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Robin Wright – Medium Length Shaggy Haircut

West Wing actress Robin Wright is one of the best examples of a woman who knows exactly how to style thin/fine hair. This wispy shag has plenty of layers and a deep side part to add dimension and body to the cut.

[Pictured: Robin Wright – Medium Length Shaggy Haircut (2022) – Ralph Lauren SS23 Runway Show – The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens – San Marino, CA]


Winona Ryder – Shoulder Length Beach Waves Hairstyle/Wispy Bangs

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Winona Ryder’s Medium Length Beach Waves Hairstyle/Wispy Bangs
[Hairstylist: Mattew Monzon]

Celebrity HairstylistMatthew Monzon

Women over 50 will remember Winona Ryder from her mega hits in the 90s like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Girl Interrupted, Mermaids, and oh so many more. At that time, the actress sported a variety of hairstyles, most memorably the adorable pixie cut that her fans adored.

Today, the actress stars in the Netflix original series Stranger Things, and though she’s over 50, she still keeps to that casually cool look.

[Pictured: Winona Ryder’s Medium Length Beach Waves Hairstyle/Wispy Bangs – Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Season 4 New York Premiere – Brooklyn, NY – [Hairstylist: Mattew Monzon]]


Melora Hardin – Short Choppy Layered Cut

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Melora Hardin – Short Choppy Layered Cut

If your hair doesn’t have a lot of volume, add it! Self/less actress Melora Hardin looks youthful with her trendy cut.

[Pictured: Melora Hardin – Short Choppy Layered Cut – Television Academy Reception Honoring The 68th Emmy Award Performer Nominees – West Hollywood, CA]


Diane Lane – Long Straight Deep Part Hairstyle with Ear Tuck

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Diane Lane – Long Straight Deep Side Part Hairstyle/Ear Tuck

Serenity actress Diane Lane’s hair is not super thin or fine, but it’s far from thick. Here she employs the deep side part ear tuck trick.

[Pictured: Diane Lane – Long Straight Deep Side Part Hairstyle/Ear Tuck – 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Beverly Hills, CA]


Teri Polo – Medium Length Curly Hairstyle

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Teri Polo’s Medium Length Curly Hairstyle

When thinking about fine and thin hair, Teri Polo is the perfect example of an actress who knows how to work with her attributes. The star of Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Little Fockers added lots of curls to her shoulder-length style for extra body.

[Teri Polo’s Medium Length Curly Hairstyle – A Legacy of Changing Lives Gala Presented by The Fulfillment Fund Ray Dolby Ballroom, 1755 N Highland Avenue – Hollywood, CA]


Cynthia Nixon – Short Mushroom Cap Haircut

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Cynthia Nixon – Short Mushroom Cap Haircut

Celebrity Hairstylist: Rebekah Forecast

This short one-length haircut on The Guilded Age actress Cynthia Nixon creates the illusion that she has very thick hair.

[Pictured: Cynthia Nixon – Short Mushroom Cap Haircut – 2022 PaleyFest NY “The Guilded Age” – Paley Museum – New York City, NY]


Elaine Hendrix – Deep Side Part Layered Hairstyle

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Elaine Hendrix – Deep Side Part Layered Hairstyle

Burying Yasmine actress Elaine Hendrix employed several of the fine/thin hair tricks with this deep side part, layered hairstyle.

[Pictured: Elaine Hendrix – Deep Side Part Layered Hairstyle – “The Prodigy” New York Special Screening – The Landmark at 57 – New York City, NY]


Constance Zimmer – Undone Curls Bob/Thick Bangs

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Constance Zimmer – Undone Curls Bob/Thick Bangs

Big Sky actress Constance Zimmer thickens up her hair with a full set of bangs.

[Pictured: Constance Zimmer – Undone Curls Bob/Thick Bangs – Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Season 4 New York Premiere – Netflix Brooklyn – New York]


Amber Valletta – Wave Bob

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Amber Valletta – Short Wave Bob

It’s nearly impossible to tell that The Spy Next Door actress Amber Valletta has super fine hair with this wave bob hairstyle!

[Pictured: Amber Valletta – Short Wave Bob – 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Beverly Hills, CA]


Kristen Bell – Sleek Long Bob

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Kristen Bell – Sleek Long Bob

The Good Place actress Kristen Bell’s answer to silky fine hair is the traditional long straight bob. Notice the deep side part and ear tuck.

[Pictured: Kristen Bell – Sleek Long Bob – 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA]


Sela Ward – Shoulder Length Curled Hairstyle

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Sela Ward – Shoulder Length Curled Hairstyle

House actress Sela Ward has the right idea with her sharp layers and deep side part.

[Pictured: Sela Ward – Shoulder Length Curled Hairstyle – MOCA Gala – An Artist’s Life Manifesto Directed By Marina Abramovic – MOCA Grand Avenue – Los Angeles, CA]


Cate Blanchett – Deep Side Part Ponytail

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Cate Blanchett – Low Ponytail
[Hairstylist: Nicola Clarke]

When thinking of celebrities with fine/thin hair, Ocean’s 8 actress Cate Blanchett is one of the first to come to mind. Her team is amazing regarding new hairstyles for the award-winning actress. Her hair is often cut in a bob style, but a favorite go-to style is the deep side part low ponytail. Note how the front hair is draped across the forehead rather than pulled back severely.

[Pictured: Cate Blanchett – Low Ponytail – [Hairstylist: Nicola Clarke] – “Blue Jasmine” Paris Premiere – Paris, France]


Anne Archer – Medium Length Curled Hairstyle/Side Sweeping Bangs

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Anne Archer’s Medium Length Curled Hairstyle/Side Sweeping Bangs

Light layers, lots of curls, and a thick set of bangs give actress Anne Archer a full, voluminous style.

[Pictured: Anne Archer’s Medium Length Curled Hairstyle/Side Sweeping Bangs – 4th Annual Saving Innocence Gala – SLS Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA]


Melanie Griffith – Long Layered Hairstyle

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Melanie Griffith – Long Layered Hairstyle

Melanie Griffith is a testament to the fact that older women with thin/fine hair can still wear it long.

[Pictured: Melanie Griffith – Long Layered Hairstyle – Netflix’s The Lost Daughter Women’s Luncheon and Screening – San Vicente Bungalows – West Hollywood, CA]


Kathy Baker – Short Bob/Arch Bangs

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Kathy Baker – Short Bob/Arch Bangs

The Art of Racing in the Rain actress Kathy Baker keeps her fine hairstyle simple. It’s the full set of arch bangs that make the cut.

[Pictured: Kathy Baker – Short Bob/Arch Bangs – 20th Century Fox’s “The Art Of Racing In The Rain” Premiere – El Capitan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA]


Markie Post – Choppy Layers Cut

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Markie Post – Choppy Layers Cut

Wispy choppy long layers give Night Court actress Markie Post’s medium-length hairstyle volume.

[Pictured: Markie Post – Choppy Layers Cut – Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala – The Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA]