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The best hairstyles for men over 50 depend on hair type and what feels best for the individual. An important factor to take into consideration for this age group is how much time you are willing to spend on your hairstyle every day. Balding is another common issue among men in this age range, and should also be taken into account.

Short Hairstyle

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Short hair is practical if you are a busy man and do not have much time for hair maintenance. It is also ideal if you are an athlete and need to keep your hair out of the way. Ask the barber to cut your hair in a close cut contour style that will complement your head. There are different ways to style short hair, depending on how much effort you want to put in and also, of course, on personal preference. One option is to apply gel to damp hair and let it dry naturally. Blow-dry thin hair if you want to add more volume. Short hair works best for men with thick hair, but can be applied to any hair type.

Wavy Hairstyle

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This classic look is popular among older men for the mature and timeless look it gives. Ask your stylist to cut your hair in a contoured style, with tapered sides and neckline. The front part of the hair should be longer so that it can be combed to the side, creating a soft wave of hair on your forehead. The amount of styling is, again, based on personal preference and how much effort you want to dedicate to the hairstyle. Men can just keep it natural or add styling products. For styling, add a small amount of mousse to damp hair and then gently blow dry it. Spray some hairspray very lightly when hair is dry to keep the style in place.

Balding Hairstyles

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Balding is a common in men over 50, and there are certain haircuts that can complement this condition. Short haircuts are the best for balding males. Not only are they low-maintenance, but they also allow the thinning spot to blend in better with the rest of the hair. Another option is to get a buzz cut, so that the balding is less visible.

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Julia Kitlinski-Hong graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston, majoring in English. She is a freelance writer and blogger, and is currently writing as a social media editor for iTourNow, a travel media website. If she could be anywhere, she would be traveling abroad, processing everything through writing.