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10 Cool Hairstyles for Grownups

Make the most of your locks with the perfect cut and shape

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(Left to right) Tom Hanks, Viola Davis and Lucy Liu

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Choosing a hairstyle is never a one-size-fits-all thing, but at 50 it’s a complicated maneuver. It’s not just about finding a “look” with eye appeal — though great hair does make a lasting impression. We’re dealing with age-related issues like receding hairlines, thinning and texture that’s drier, coarser and more damaged than ever before. And, of course, when you find the right style, a “You look great!” reaction never hurts. Here are 10 cool solutions.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.