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Think only women who are in their 20s and 30s can wear their hair long? Think again.

Jane Seymour

Actress Jane Seymour, 61, has worn her hair long and gorgeous for decades--and she's just the tip of the iceberg. Read on for more over-50 celebs who defy convention and wear long hair beautifully.

And to help you get in on the long-locked fun, Heather Packer, a senior stylist and educator at Culter Salon in Manhattan, shares her tips for keeping long hair looking beautiful at any age


Bonnie Raitt

At 62, Bonnie Raitt’s signature red hair is almost as famous as her music.

Expert Advice: To take care of long hair, it is important to get it cut every 2-4 months, use a treatment/masque once a week, and depending on the density or texture use a leave-in conditioner or oil.


Emmylou Harris

Musician Emmylou Harris, 65, proves silver can look just as sassy in a long 'do.

Expert Advice: With age, hair texture and density may change, but every woman's experience varies. As hair turns grey, it may become coarser and/or thicker. Hair may also thin as a woman ages. Choose products that are right for your color and texture.


Pam Grier

Actress Pam Grier, 63, has rocked many different hairstyles over the years, but lately she has kept it long and lovely.

Expert Advice: The Bob is a cut that's universally flattering on pretty much every face at every age. Stylists can vary the length, shape, and fringe depending on your face shape.

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Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon, has been acting for years, and at 66, her curls, color, and length have varied only slightly.

Expert Advice: A healthy balanced diet is important in maintaining beautiful long hair. Vitamins and supplements, such as biotin, omega-3 fatty acids, and fish oil, may also aid in the health of hair.


Julianne Moore
Actress Julianne Moore, 51, hasn’t strayed from her signature red color either, often wearing it long and straight.

Expert Advice: To keep hair shiny, it's important to shampoo and condition regularly and avoid overuse of hot tools (irons, dryers, rollers, etc.). A clear gloss "color" application is great way to add shine.

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Treat Your Tresses

Here are some top products for treating and protecting long locks:

  • Philip Kingsley Pure Silver Shampoo (23) and Conditioner (29), available at philipkingsley.com
  • L'Oreal EverSleek Precious Oil Treatment with Argan Oil (12.99), available at drugstore.com
  • Davines MELU line: MELU Shampoo (23), MELU Conditioner (26), MELU Serum (28), MELU Mellow Thermal Protecting Shield (31). Check davines.com for availability.

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Earlier on Huff/Post50:

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  • Belinda 54, Côtes d'Armor, France

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Belinda_Mullinix"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/689906255/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Belinda_Mullinix">Belinda Mullinix</a>:<br />I've earned the right to wear my hair as I see fit, WITH the grey apparent, I love my longer length. Short hair makes me look old and I don't FEEL old, thank you!

  • long hair

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/themadmanmark"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/4185075.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/themadmanmark">themadmanmark</a>:<br />I never knew that over the age of 40 I still would like having long hair I have had it for many years now.

  • Growing it out!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/CalGalRoyale"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/391672-tiny.png?20110916163522" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/CalGalRoyale">CalGalRoyale</a>:<br />I've welcomed the aging process since I've become incredibly fit. Why not let my locks grow long and "youthful like" along with the rest of my body!!

  • Mary Pedersen 60, New York

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/frspirit7"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/frspirit7">frspirit7</a>:<br />Mary Pedersen 60, New York

  • Brenda, 62, Washington state.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/smenow"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1418507399/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/smenow">smenow</a>:<br />62 and loving my long, layered hair.

  • Long and Blond after 50

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Youngestdaughter"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Youngestdaughter">Youngestdaughter</a>:<br />I decided to grow out my hair and color it blonder on the eve of turning 50. I am still growing it and will be 51 next month.

  • Daughter (37), Granddaughter(3) Grandma(69)

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/mommymar"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/mommymar">mommymar</a>:<br />We all love our long hair!!

  • Long Locks Are About Your Hair & Style, Not Your Age

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/theladyscribe"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/theladyscribe">theladyscribe</a>:<br />I am the jewelry artist behind LongLocks HairSticks (longlocks.com) and have had and will have long hair for the rest of my life. Healthy long hair and personal style are what should determine if you can pull it off, certainly not your age. And I don't agree that one should dye one's grey, either! This photo was taken a couple months ago. I am 52.

  • Fauzia Osman

    "Of course, women at any age are beautiful with long hair. This pic was taken when I was 52. Let's not be ageists here!" Fauzia Osman

  • Linda Krause

    Linda Krause is 57 and loves her long hair.

  • Kitty Massara

    Kitty Massara, 55, of Omaha, NE.

  • Kitty Massara

    Kitty Massara, 55, of Omaha, NE.

  • Debby Parker

    Debby Parker, 52, of Wellington, FL.

  • Margaret Yeaw

    Margaret Yeaw, 64, of Point Pleasant, NJ.

  • Mary Nelsen

    Mary Nelsen, 57, of Omaha, NE.

  • Ann Massara

    Ann Massara, 64, Omaha, NE.

  • Meredith McKenzie

    Meredith McKenzie, 59, of Altadena, California.

  • Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore, 51.

  • Jane Seymour

    Jane Seymour, 61.

  • Sissy Spacek

    Sissy Spacek, 62.

  • Goldie Hawn

    Goldie Hawn, 66.

  • Holly Hunter

    Holly Hunter, 53.

  • Christie Brinkley

    Christie Brinkley, 58.

  • Vera Wang

    Vera Wang, 62.

  • Jerry Hall

    Jerry Hall, 55.

  • Andie MacDowell

    Andie MacDowell, 53.

  • Madonna

    Madonna, 53.

  • Rita Wilson

    Rita Wilson, 55.

  • Franca Sozzani

    Franca Sozzani, 62.

  • Michelle Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer, 53.

  • Iman

    Iman, 56.