There's no hard and fast rule that says you suddenly have to wear your hair like your mother or grandmother did just because you've reached the mature goddess chapter of your life. These celebrities prove there's no limit to the hairstyles that look fabulous on women over 50.
With a flat iron and comb, there's no doubt you can tease your hair to mimic Julia's ultra-flattering and eye-catching hair.
If you've decided to go gray, look no further than the actress's classic silver pixie. With just a little bit of product, she gives noticeable volume to her short hair.
The actress's signature fringe is breezy and goes well with her typically tousled hair. The keys to achieving the curtain appearance are a round brush and blow drier. For the best results, keep moving your bangs from side to side with the round brush as you dry them.
We love waking up to Hoda's beaming smile, which is always complemented by her signature cut with face-framing layers and blonde highlights.
A fantastic balance of textures, Megan's medium-length hair looks like perfection with smooth, loose curls and straight side-swept bangs that blend in beautifully.
A short cut like Emma Thompson's can achieve flattering fullness by being blown out with a round brush like the Verb Round Brush ($16, ) and flipping out the bangs a bit. Her warm blonde shade also gives her complexion a gorgeous glow.
If you like wearing your hair on the longer side, don't be afraid of parting your hair down the middle. The chic style and symmetry have a youthful vibe, especially in a bold shade like a natural-looking red.
Alfre's springy curls are the perfect length and volume for drawing the eye to her incredible cheek bones.
Even when not worn glamorously over one shoulder, this longer style looks beautiful thanks to polished layers. Keep the look sleek with a last-step smoother like OUAI Finishing Crème ($24, ).
One-length waves look so chic in a side-parted bob like Viola's.
Shags don't have to be a messy rocker hairstyle, as proven by Shohreh's polished version. It takes on the shape of a shag thanks to several layers, but the volume and curled-up ends give it a dressier look.
The variations in color — medium-brown to light blonde — in SJP's long layers look just as beautiful worn wavy as they do straight.
Part of what makes Andie's curls look so sumptuous is the rich brunette shade she flaunts. The variations of the color are enhanced by the curves of the ringlets.
Deeply side-parted and curled with a large-barrel curling iron — we like the Hot Tools 2" Gold Plated Salon Curling Iron ($42, ) — Laura's stylist likely used a volumizing product like Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray ($19, ) to give her hair such gorgeous fullness.
Amy's versatile bob can be styled straight, curly, or piecey like this and look equally fantastic each way!
Straightened out, Oprah's voluminous curls would probably be twice as long, but we love that they hit so flatteringly at the clavicle.
This style isn't just ageless, it's timeless. Loose curls like Michelle's are a classic choice that look great on anyone, any time.
The best thing about a straight bob? It grows out into a fabulous straight lob like Monica's. With or without bangs, it's a foolproof look.
As amazing as natural curls look when defined, Angela proves brushing them out for a full, sexy look is just as awesome. Try the EcoTools Smooth Detangler Paddle Brush ($9, ) for a brush that will go easy on curly hair.
With the ends flipped out, Melissa's lob looks polished and professional without being boring.
Christie's iconic blonde hair is known for length and fullness, but we especially love the retro elements of this particular look: brow-skimming bangs and lots of volume at the crown. Tease and spray with Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast ($30, ) to get to great heights.
Turns out long, blonde, beachy waves look just as pretty when they're not so long, as proven by one of the queens of curls, Meg Ryan.
Just because your hair is straight doesn't mean it can't look full. Mary Louise Parker used a big round brush like the Revlon Perfect Round Brush ($9, ) to get plenty of width and cute flipped-under ends.
Pixie cuts don't have to lie flat against the head. Get some fun height like Cynthia's with the help of a styling gel that will mold and plump hair and keep it in place, like Nioxin 3D Styling Thickening Gel ($15, )
One of the keys to wearing long hair at any age, regardless of texture, is the finish. Keep things smooth and flowing like Dana with a lightweight shine-enhancing product like Earth's Nectar Hair Gloss ($18.50, ).
Edgy without going overboard, a lob like Lori's that's longer in front and a bit shorter in back looks lovely straight or wavy.
Sure, it helps to look like a vintage Barbie doll like Debi does to pull off a 1940s-inspired hairstyle like this, but it's a chic way for anyone dress up their shoulder-length hair.
As if Diane's natural gray wasn't stunning enough, the layered, shoulder-length shag makes her hair especially cool.
Laura's hair gets its height from not having a defined part, letting the top layer sit on a teased crown underneath.
One of the cutest ways to wear a straight bob is by tucking it behind the ears. It can look surprisingly dressed up with the right makeup, like Elizabeth's bold red lip.