Julianne Moore Inspired Hairstyles for Women in Their 50s

/ 12.03.2015
Julianne Moore Inspired Hairstyles for Women in their 50s
Julianne Moore Inspired Hairstyles for Women in their 50s

Today, we wish a very happy birthday to our beloved L'Oréal Paris Spokesperson Julianne Moore and bring you a roundup of some of the most gorgeous hairstyles that the prima donna has sported over the years.

If you too are in your 50s, you'll find plenty of hairspiration to style your medium-length to long hair. These Julianne Moore inspired hairstyles range from cool-casual to classy and have everything you need to look graceful and glamorous, just like the immensely talented actress!

Sleek & Straight Long Bob
Sleek & Straight Long Bob

Loose Hairstyles

Sleek and Straight Long Bob

Just how ravishing is this hairstyle! It's sleek, it's flattering and it's styled to perfection. It draws attention to Julianne's gorgeous facial features, while keeping every strand of hair in place.

A sleek and straight long bob works best with naturally straight to wavy tresses. An ideal loose hairstyle to wear just about anywhere, it is perfect for women with fine hair. The blunt ends create a sense of volume and prevent the strands from looking feathery-thin. The A-line shape lends this bob hairstyle a modern touch while the side-swept forelocks soften up the overall look.

Although quite simple, this lob hairstyle has nothing matronly about it; in fact, it looks good on women of all ages and it takes years off the face.

If you're in your 50s and have medium-length hair, you just cannot go wrong with this failsafe lob hairstyle. To make your hair look sleek and straight like Julianne Moore's, spritz some strand smoother serum spray all over your tresses after flat-ironing them.

Soft Curls
Soft Curls

Soft Curls

Texture is one of the characteristic features of almost all glam hairstyles that we lust after; what could better uplift a regular let loose hairstyle to the epitome of glamour than soft curls! Surprising enough, adding texture to straight hair is quite easy and you don't need to empty your coffers at a salon to get a glamorous mane.

To recreate soft curls in your medium-length hair, spritz your tresses generously with heat protectant hairspray, divide them into 6-8 vertical sections and twist each section on a medium-barreled curling iron for a few seconds to sculpt gorgeous curls.

To lend a natural-looking finish to your mane, gently run your fingers through the pretty curves to break them and finish off with a generous mist of strong hold hairspray to allow the curly texture to stay intact throughout the day.

Glamour Waves
Glamour Waves

Glamour Waves

Nothing says glamour like, well, glamour waves! With this hairstyle, Julianne shows us that a loose hairstyle need not necessarily be boring. With a little resourcefulness, we can give our loose tresses a complete makeover and flaunt a salon-styled look wherever we go!

Just like soft curls, creating glamour waves is quite easy too. Prep your hair by working in a tiny amount of volume inject mousse through your mane. This product will add superior hold to your strands and make them look thicker. Using a tail comb, trace out a sharp middle part (which suits all face shapes), mist your hair with a generous spritz of heat protectant hairspray and divide it into 4-6 vertical sections.

Loosely curl around 2/3rd of each section, starting from the ends – up, on a medium-barreled curling iron; allow the loose waves to cool off and spritz some strong hold hairspray to set their structure for longer wear.

Styling tip: The best glamour waves usually start at chin-length and cascade all the way down to the ends of your hair. Don't create a wavy texture too close to your scalp, as it will make your head look big and poofy.

Over the Shoulder (Side-Swept) Hair
Over the Shoulder (Side-Swept) Hair

Side-Swept, Over the Shoulder Hair

Looking for a simple yet exquisite party hairstyle that you can create at home, in a matter of minutes? Take inspiration from Julianne's gorgeous red carpet worthy hairstyle that works well with all hair textures – straight, wavy or curly.

You need to use the right products to lend your over-the-shoulder hairstyle a flawless, salon-styled finish. If you have straight hair, spritzing some strand smoother serum spray along the lengths of your tresses would lend a soft shine to your hairstyle. A gentle spritz of tousle waves hairspray will make your naturally wavy hair hold its gorgeous texture. If you have curly hair, a dime-sized amount of elastic curling mousse would make your curls stay intact and hold longer.

After applying the product, comb your hair through and sweep it all on one side of your neck. Tuck in bobby pins along the base to secure loose hair and finish off your gorgeous side-swept hairstyle with a generous mist of hairspray.

Tousled Bob
Tousled Bob

Tousled Waves

You are never too old to have fun with your hair. Case in point – Julianne Moore's tousled waves. Part messy, part sexy, this loose hairstyle is far, Far, FAR from boring!

Try out this hairstyle and pump in oodles of fun in your everyday look. Mist your damp hair generously with tousle waves hairspray; twist and hold out small sections of hair and blow dry them on medium heat setting. Once dried, spritz some fine hold hairspray all over your mane and set your beachy waves for longer wear.

Sleek Low Ponytail
Sleek Low Ponytail


Sleek Ponytail

Ponytails are not just for schoolgirls or playful teenagers. Even at 50-something, you can totally pull of a ponytail and rock it like a true fashionista!

To recreate Julianne's sleek ponytail with your straight, wavy or curly hair, spritz some strand smoother serum spray along the lengths of your strands to detangle knots and lend a smooth, shiny texture to the shafts. Comb and gather your hair at the back of your head and tie it up in a ponytail using elastic. Should you want, you can wear your ponytail with a hair part too! Go for a sharp middle-part if you have a round or an oval face shape or a deep side part if yoru face is long, square or heart-shaped.

Romantic Chignon
Romantic Chignon

Romantic Bun

Julianne Moore inspired romantic bun is a go-to updo for any woman wanting a hassle-free hairstyle that looks great and is super easy to create. Whether your hair is straight, wavy or curly, you can easily pull off this beautiful, age-appropriate and low-maintenance hairstyle just about anywhere – to work or to a social engagement.

Running a tiny amount of volume inject mousse through your tresses before sculpting the bun will make your updo look voluminous. If, on the other hand, your hair is dry and frizzy, especially in this tricky cold weather, work in a small quantity of frizz vanisher cream through your strands to make them soft, smooth and manageable.

Pair this bun with a hair part that suits your face shape and accessorize it with a fresh flower or an ornate hair pin to lend it a dreamy appeal.



With this look, Julianne Moore proves that you can rock a topknot at any age, even when you are in your 50s. These age-defying high buns look super sleek and bang on trend. They keep all loose and pesky strands off your face and back and allow you to go about your day without fixing your hair every now and then.

If you're in your 50s, a sleek top knot will look quite posh on you. But, if you want to have a little fun with your updo, you can tousle it a bit with your fingers to create a slightly disheveled look. Alternatively, if you have fine or thin hair, you can work in a tiny amount of volume inject mousse through your tresses to lend instant bulk to your mane and tease the lower layers of your hair ever so slightly to build volume.

Gather your hair in a high ponytail and twist it into a topknot using bobby pins as you go to secure the updo. Tuck in a bun pin to accessorize your top knot, spritz some hairspray to tame flyaways and you're ready for anything!

Retro-Chic Banana Chignon
Retro-Chic Banana Chignon

Banana Chignon

Julianne's banana chignon is an updo par excellence. It is graceful, charming and easy to style. The slightly rounded top lends the hairstyle a subtle retro-chic vibe. A deep side part and sweeping front hair plunging down gently over the forehead lend an interesting contour to her face and help to draw attention to her eyes.

To replicate Julianne's retro-chic chignon, spritz your hair with some strand-smoother serum spray, create a deep side part and section-off about 2 inches of your face-framing hair. Mist the roots around your crown with some high-lift creation hairspray to boost your strands and pin them up in a half-up hairstyle, using bobby pins. Gently tug at hair sections to create a slightly tousled effect (resembling a bouffant).

Gather the rest of your hair at the back of your head (as close to the bobby pins as possible) and twist it into a chignon, tucking in bobby pins as your go to secure the updo. Set your updo for longer wear with a generous spritz of hairspray and wear it to work or to a party!


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