Cool Haircuts for Men Over 50

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Stay Stylish

So you're on the north side of 50. That doesn't mean you are any less cool than you were at 30, and you can still reflect that inner coolness with your haircut, along with the sophistication you've picked up along the way. Pairing your haircut of choice with a well-trimmed beard adds another layer of appeal. Who cares if it's gray? Go for it.

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The Pompadour

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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If you have a full head of hair or even receding at the temples a bit, the pompadour is a great hairstyle option. This timeless classic is mature yet still a bit edgy. For this style, the hair is cut clipper short on the sides and back and blended into significant length on top.  

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Textured Layers

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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This textured, layered cut is a great option for the mature man who has a fairly full head of hair and wants a little more length. The hair is cut in short layers all over the head and styled with a matte finish paste such as Baxter of California Clay Pomade.

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The Short Caesar

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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This short Caesar is a good option for men who are thinning on top. The hair is cut in short layers using shears or a long clipper guard and worn forward with a very light styling product. 

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The Buzzcut

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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A buzzcut is a good option for men who want a low-maintenance style and can even be done at home if you have the nerve, the skill, and the right tools. For this cut, the hair is clipped short using a No. 4 guard on top and a No. 3 on the sides and back.

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The Short Crop

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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This short crop is another great option for men who want a low-maintenance haircut, and it's an especially good choice for those who are thinning on top. For this style, the hair is cut finger length on top and tapered shorter on the sides and back. For styling, use a light paste or cream such as Kevin Murphy Easy Rider. A short, cropped beard goes great with this style. Keep the beard trimmed neat and shave the neck regularly. On an older guy, an unkempt beard tends to make him look, well, older. Keeping it trimmed shows you still care about how you look.

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A Loose, Wavy Shag

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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Just because you are older doesn't mean you have to go short. This loose, wavy shag is an appealing choice for the mature man who still has enough hair to support it. The hair is cut in long, loose layers and styled with fingers using a bit of styling paste. Redken for Men Maneuver Medium Control Cream Pomade is a good option.

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Long Layers

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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If you have a great head of gray hair, this long, layered haircut will keep you looking hip and youthful. Use a good shampoo for gray hair, such as American Crew Gray Shampoo, to keep your hair looking bright.  

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The Classic Taper

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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No matter what age you are, you can't go wrong with a classic taper—the quintessential men's haircut that never goes out of style. The hair is tapered short on the sides and back and blends into longer length on top. For versatility, the hair can be worn parted neatly to the side or loose for a more casual look.

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The Classic Caesar

Cool Hairstyle for Men Over 50
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This is another men's haircut that almost never goes out of style. George Clooney rocked it for years, with good reason. The cut is short and easy to maintain, yet there is enough length to give you some options should you want to change it up a bit.

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If You're Losing Your Hair

Older Bald Man
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One mistake a lot of men who are losing their hair make is growing it longer. Doing so simply emphasizes the baldness and makes a guy look older. If you are losing it, always go short; a shaved head or tight buzzcut is almost always a better option than longer hair. Facial hair draws the eye down the face and away from the balding head, so grow that beard you've always wanted.