As time passes, taking care of our hair might pose new challenges. Below you’ll discover +50 delightful and versatile hairstyles for medium hair, all appropriate for ladies of middle or older age.
Aging should be nothing to be afraid of. It is a normal part of life, that’s still to be fully lived and enjoyed! Beauty is timeless and aging gracefully is simply the endgame of your look’s evolution!
Light & Loose Waves With Bangs
This gorgeous hairstyle is what we imagine a more mature Disney Princess – now Queen or Empress – would be wearing.
French Twist For Medium Hair
This classy, timeless updo is a great choice for medium or slightly longer hair. It is appropriate for anything from a management meeting to a cocktail party or holiday dinner with your extended family!
Half Updo With Victory Rolls
If you have a flair for everything vintage, this half updo with victory rolls is a great choice for medium hair! It requires some practice to get just right if you’ve never tried it before, but we promise it’s worth the effort!
Twisted & Intricate Low Updo
A twisted low bun is an ideal hairstyle to master. Why? Because it fits so well with both casual and fancier outfits and it doesn’t look out of place either while running morning errands or having dinner at an upscale restaurant.
Low Ponytail With Statement Hairclips
Young or old, a loose, low ponytail is a life-saving hairdo on many occasions. If you want to take advantage of its convenience even for special events, simply add a statement hair clip!
Chic Beret Updo
Everything is perfect about this look. The neat low updo, the carefully-left-out curly hair strands, the oh-so-chic beret. Just like a proper French wine, we think this is a style that only gets better with time!
Lob & Balayage For Medium Hair: Two Looks
We’re loving both the straight and the curly version of this trendy lob haircut! The balayage will make you look decades younger and keep up with all the latest trends.
Wavy Half Updo With Dainty Hair Clips
This half updo is not only quick & easy but lovely to look at! What’s more is that it looks great on any hair color, including the grey hair you might be having to come to terms with these days!
A hairstyle inspired by #queen Oprah herself! If you’re already rocking natural hair of medium length, why not try to recreate her iconic look?
Braided & Curly Ponytail
If you generally like to have your mane curly or wavy, then this is a fairly easy updo to spice up your everyday looks. Even teenage girls will start copying your hairstyle, so get ready for that!
Madonna’s Vintage Curls
The queen of pop herself drew inspiration from this vintage hairstyle from the 20s & 40s with these glamorous blonde curls. And now, it’s time that ladies approaching her age everywhere drew inspiration from her!
Beehive Updo With Side Bangs
This slightly retro updo is a great choice for medium hair, especially if you are a more mature person and know how to properly wear it!
Jennifer Anniston Inspired Look For Middle Hair
Named ‘the most attractive woman in the world’ more than once, Jennifer Anniston truly shows that age is nothing more than a number when you take care of yourself. This simple down-do with a slight side parting will also show the radiance of healthy, well-cared hair!
Audrey Hepburn’s Slicked Back Updo
Audrey Hepburn is one of the greatest style icons of all time. Her beauty is timeless and she became the definition of aging gracefully. This sleek, simple updo is nothing less than breathtaking on such a woman!
Pearl-Embellished Low Bun
This ravishing hairdo will require some help from a professional hairdresser, considering all the twisting and braiding involved to achieve this gorgeous low bun. However, the result is worth it!
Layered Lob & Bangs
Have you been into bangs your whole life? Bangs look great on women of all ages. Just take a look at this simple yet gorgeous layered lob with bangs!
Bouffant Half Updo For Medium Hair
This retro hairstyle will help you relive the glam & fun of the previous century. It looks best on straight hair, even if it’s thin, as it creates the illusion of insane volume!
Curly Platinum Locks
This fun & carefree look for medium hair will show everybody that your spirit is just as lively as it was in your teens! If your locks are not naturally curly, you can always go for a perm.
Low Braided Bun For Natural Hair
If you rock medium hair of kinky texture, this is a more intricate updo for you to try! However, the time spent with it will be more than worth it when you’ll see how many compliments you’ll get!
Cher’s Dark Medium Curls
Cher’s iconic black hair has been through many transformations: from super long and straight to voluminous and curly. The style in the picture is ideal for dark hair of medium length if you want to look ravishing and elegant at any age!
Maggie Smith’s Finger Waves
Maggie Smith is a lady and an inspiration in too many ways for us to count – including this hairstyle! Retro and imposing, these finger waves will look best on straight, short to medium hair.
Tucked Back Locks For Medium Hair
This is a good and effortless look for short to medium hair that is cut in a bob or lob. Not feeling like hairstyling your hair? Just give it a thorough session of brushing and gently tuck a few locks behind your ear!
Braided Low Bun With Bangs
If you have medium hair that is also rather thick, this look is the perfect idea for you! The density is needed to make sure you have enough hair to work with for the bangs, bun, as well as braids.
Vintage Silver Waves
These smooth silver waves with a side parting are elegant in an unostentatious manner. Way to keep it classy!
Side Braid For Medium Hair
A loose side braid is very simple to do and pull off. It gives a bohemian, hippie vibe in a very subtle way, so you can relive the freedom of the 70s while still looking modern.
Sophia Loren Inspired Curls
Known to be one of the biggest sex symbols of all times, Sophia Loren didn’t let the time passing steal her glamour. This hairstyle, with big, layered curls, is definitely for somebody who enjoys being the center of attention!
Victory Rolls Updo
This extravagant hairdo will best suit a lady who rocks lavish, vintage-inspired outfits on a daily basis. If you want to discover even more timeless & glamorous such hairstyles, check this list!
Half Updo With Statement Hair Clips
Half updos are a girl’s best friend – if she has got medium hair! Of course, you can also add diamonds or some embellished hairpins for a nice little extra touch. And make sure to have a look here for more half updo ideas!
Have you ever had connections to ballet or the dancing world? Even if not, a ballerina bun is a timeless hairdo that is both practical to wear and delightful to look at!
Hide It With A Hat
No matter if your hair is short, medium, or even longer, hats are your friend! If you’re not feeling like styling it, hide it under a stylish, outfit-matching hat and you’ll be turning heads wherever you go.
Messy & Edgy Grey-Pink Look
Are you the grandma who drives a motorcycle and rocks a leather jacket? Then show off your youthful & wild spirit with this pastel-colored messy hairstyle!
Michelle Pfeiffer’s Curls & Highlights
In our opinion, this relaxed look is a foolproof way to look good for any woman, whether of younger or older age. As long as your hair is of medium length or longer, you don’t need anything else but some messy curls and natural-looking highlights to let your inner beauty shine!
Meryl Streep’s High Bun
Meryl Streep is exactly what we call a lady! Her hairdos are generally simple and neat, just as this high bun updo which works great on medium-lenght hair.
Low Bun With Scrunchie
Are your memories of the 2000s and all their trends – jumpsuits, scrunchies, everything glitter – still fresh? Then, you’ll be happy to hear scrunchies are making a comeback! This low bun is easy to do and lovely to look at, regardless of age!
Salma Hayek’s Lob With Middle Parting
This straight medium lob with a middle parting is an easy, classy & straight-forward way to wear your medium hair on a daily basis. It emphasizes your face structure and is appropriate for both morning meetings & evenings out!
Braided Updo & Statement Hair Pins
A braided updo is always – yes, always – a good idea. So everything you do on top of that – such as adding a statement headpiece – is only going to get you some bonus points!
Voluminous Grey Ponytail
The woman you see pictured, Daphne Selfe, is the world’s oldest supermodel. She’s confidently wearing her natural grey hair in a voluminous ponytail, making the statement that beauty is ageless – let her inspire you!
Thinly Braided Crown
This style is easy to do and quite quirky, but in a subtle way. Just the right amount of uniqueness, without getting borderline eccentric!
Grey Waves With Side Parting
If your professional life still plays a big role for you, this lowkey yet classy hairstyle will have you looking elegant, mature, and stylish for any meeting, work lunch, or cocktail party.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Braided Bun
For a special occasion or event, why not try Sarah Jessica Parker’s high & intricate braided bun? Granted, your hair has to be on the thicker side – or you could use extensions!
Nicole Kidman Inspired Look
Sometimes you just need to let your hair down – literally. This is a hairstyle recently sported by one of Nicole Kidman’s characters & we adore the relaxed – but not careless – vibes we’re getting.
Silver Afro For Medium Hair
Afros look absolutely stunning on grey or white hair – who’s with us? This side-parted, natural mane of medium length needs nothing more to simply light up the room!
Bun With Youthful Hairclips
A simple, classic bun goes a very long way when you add a few shiny, fun & youthful hair clips! Borrow a few from your daughter or granddaughter. We’re sure they won’t mind!
Layered Haircut For Brunettes
This layered haircut will make thin hair look much thicker and more voluminous. The natural brunette color will also make your mane seem much more youthful. Combine them & get ready to become 10 years younger!
Dreadlocks For Medium Hair
If we ever need life advice, we are going to go to an older lady who wears dreadlocks! The ultimate hairstyle of the wild hearts and free spirits will show that your age has not affected your soul!
Messy & Curly Updo
Being free-spirited and playful does not have an expiration date! This fun updo is great for farmer market shopping on a Saturday morning or for a fancy family dinner on Sunday evening!
Sleek Silver Low Bun
This oversized bun requires long or medium hair, and quite a lot of it – or the help of some subtle extensions! It is a good looking but very discreet hairstyle that works nicely for a formal event.
Simple & Funky Afro Updo
We only wish we could have this kind of confidence! If you were blessed with natural hair and like to wear it like that, this simple updo exudes age-defying coolness.
Grey-To-Black Ombre Curls
Can’t decide if you want to dye your hair or let it go grey? Why not do both, in the trendiest way possible?
No matter if you are ready to embrace time’s gift of grey hair or you are still trying to keep it looking just as it did in your 20s, we hope these ideas gave you the inspiration you needed! Medium hair is versatile at any age & it’s a delight to style it when you have plenty of looks to choose from!