10 Hunky Hairstyles for Men Over 50
Joan Collins rightly said “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” Well, older men can definitely be compared to wine; both get better as they age! Male celebrities in Hollywood are certainly setting some major goals with their magnetic charm and impeccable style sense.
Grey hair or a thin hairline is a gift of old age, but some men have learned to be classy and graceful with them too. Personifying the idea of “old is gold”, a lot of men over 50 are giving millennials a run for their money with these super hunky hairstyles.
Getting inspired by the hotties who completed the half-century of their glorious life, we present to you these super-hunky hairstyles to try this season. Remember: if you have hair, you gotta style them!
The Classic Short Side-Parted Look
Let’s first take a moment to appreciate the way George Clooney has aged! Mr. Clooney sported this short, simple, and super charming haircut at the age of 58. This hairstyle never gets old and is the easiest to maintain on our list. This cropped-up look makes you appear younger and the parting provides it the edginess. You can couple it with a sleek, clean-shaven look, stubble, or a fuller beard.
Textured Quiff with Short sides
A modern textured quiff is a sharper and informal take on the classic quiff. This hairstyle is ideal for older men with rounder faces as it adds structure to the face, making it appear more angular. The hair on the sides and the back will be cropped short and fade into the longer hair on top of the head. The longer hair will be point-cut to complete the overall textured hairstyle. Use high-shine pomade and brush back the longer hair to style them. Use hairspray to lock the look.
Long Slicked Back Look
If you are one of those lucky men with fine genes and a head full of thick mane, this hairstyle was made for you. This hairstyle is best suited for men with long hair or planning to sport a ponytail. You can easily attain this by applying some hair gel and then combing the hair all the way back neatly. To add the oomph-factor to the hairdo, allow a single innocent strand to lie over your forehead – just like superman!
Short Messy Hair with Tapered Sides
Messy is the new sassy! This hairstyle looks ravishing on older men. The sides of the hair are cropped short, while the hairs in the middle are left a bit longer. Longer hairs are then styled with a gel into a naturally messy look. This look is easy to maintain and you won’t be worried about ‘messing up’ the hair at a party. This style can be coupled with thick stubble and mustache.
Long, Naturally Wavy Hairdo
There’s something utterly fascinating about men with long, naturally wavy hair. Long wavy hair is hard to tame and style, but if you’re up for it, you can look sexy sporting it in your fifties! This hairstyle exhibits a trendy disheveled look when worn with a full beard and a swoon-worthy mustache.
Razor Ends Short and Medium
Spikes or razor ends is one of the most popular hairstyles for men of all ages. Men over 50 often complain about bald spots and hair thinning. This problem can be fixed with a stylish haircut. The hair is cut to a short or medium length to ensure maximum coverage of any thin patches. The razor cut provides the texture and camouflages any bald batches over the crown.
The Wolverine Look
Don’t we absolutely adore this hairstyle, more so after witnessing the hot and hunky Wolverine in the movie “Logan.” Men over 50 can rock the Wolverine look by combing over their hair. Once neatly combed back, take some styling gel on your fingers and pass them through to get the characteristic shape. This hairstyle is highly recommended for men with a round face or not-so-elongated features.
Men can experience hair fall or male patterned baldness after a certain age. However, this should not mean that they can’t style their hair and look fabulous. A buzz cut is a simplistic hairstyle for a sturdy yet sleek appearance. This hairstyle never goes out of style and is considered an ideal summer look. With this maintenance-free style, you can say good-bye to the bad hair days. The buzz cut is named so after the buzzing sound of the clipper that is used to achieve the look.
When it comes to long hair, there’s no hairstyle as loved as a classic old man’s ponytail or a hot man bun. It is an evergreen hairstyle that never goes out of fashion. You can part your hair or comb it all back and tie in a neat ponytail. Not pulling all the way out of the ponytail band would give you a messy man bun. Currently, a lot of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Harry Styles, and David Beckham are rocking this look.
Pompadour with High Fade
With the super stylish high fade pompadour, you’re bound to be the chicest looking man in the house! It’s a popular and stylish take on the traditional pompadour hairstyle. Even though this hairstyle is typically worn by a younger crowd, there’s no rulebook that says men over 50 won’t look dapper in it. The pomp makes the long top hairstyle while the tapered fade on the sides adds the edginess to the overall style. You can experiment with the haircut by keeping it glossy or textured.