03/08/2013 10:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Long Hair After 50? Yes!


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
  • L'Oreal EverSleek Precious Oil Treatment with Argan Oil (12.99), available at
  • Davines MELU line: MELU Shampoo (23), MELU Conditioner (26), MELU Serum (28), MELU Mellow Thermal Protecting Shield (31). Check for availability.

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