6 Haircuts That Look Good on Everyone, Regardless of Your Age

From short crops to long, layered styles, these looks are timeless.

Older Hair cut

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When shopping for a new haircut, you may have heard that it's wise to consider hair type, texture, and face shape. But what about age? Can a 50-something pull off the same style as a Gen-Z'er? Honestly, it comes down to personal preference. You should never feel that you can't wear a particular hairstyle because it's not "age appropriate." However, we're here to tell you that there are certain haircuts for older women that are especially flattering. In fact, we reached out to Linda de Zeeuw, master stylist at Rob Peetoom Williamsburg, to get the breakdown on six timeless haircuts that are worth considering for your next salon appointment.

Keep scrolling for our favorite haircuts for older women — or any age for that matter.

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The Long Pixie

Kerry Washington with a long pixie
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"The long pixie cut can be altered to every face shape, by playing around with the length on top," notes de Zeeuw. "With this short layered cut, you can create volume on top and take weight out from the sides, ideal for an edgy, individual look."

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The Lob

Meg Ryan with a layered lob
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"The lob is ideal for women that want to make their hair look full and thick," says de Zeeuw. While the lob indicates the length, you can mix things up by adding layers like Meg Ryan, opting for blunt ends, or switching up the texture you wear on a daily basis.

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The Blunt Bob

Taraji P. Henson with a side-parted lob
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"The blunt bob is perfect for every face shape, and it makes the hair look full, healthy, and is easy to style in different textures," says de Zeeuw. And à la Taraji P. Henson, you can also easily switch it up by asking for it to be cut at a slight angle.

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Long Layers with Bangs

Halle Berry with wavy layers and bangs

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There's a reason that women are still bringing photos of Jane Birkin into the salon. It's no longer the '70s, but long and subtly layered haircuts with fringe are still relevant. Cut them blunt and full, or take de Zeeuw's advice and go for curtain bangs.

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The Shag

Goldie Hawn with a tousled shag and bangs

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"The shag is all about letting your natural hair texture come through. With the short wispy layers, you can create a lot of dimension and movement," says de Zeeuw.

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Long Hair With Face-Framing Layers

Jennifer Aniston long hair with face-framing layers
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After "The Rachel," Jennifer Aniston got a new signature haircut and has stuck with it ever since. Honestly, we can see why. Her face-framing layers draw attention to her facial features.

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