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Distinguished and Elegant Hairstyles for Men Over 50

George Clooney and Robert Downey Jr. demonstrate how attractive haircuts for men over 50 can be. The Hollywood stars certainly have no reason to hide their grey hair. Their greying hair adds to their appeal. Check out the great examples of so-called “salt and pepper” hairstyles below. You may also like to give our hair care and styling tips a try.

Most people watch the first appearance of grey hairs with mixed feelings. Today, greying hair is no big deal but you may want to adapt your hairstyle to the new reality. Long hair and edgy hair fashion experiments rarely go well with greying hair not to mention the expectations of your peers. In contrast, short hairstyles for men over 50 look distinguished and elegant. Of course, this is not new to the stars. Although all of the stars featured here wear their greying hair short, every one of them manages to express his personality in his unique hairstyle. As always, Pierce Brosnan shows elegant restraint, Robert Downey Jr. prefers the tousled style, George Clooney prefers the old fashioned version and Antonio Banderas looks classy with very short greying hair.

Managing Hairstyles for Men Over 50

To increase the appeal of greying hair, haircuts for men over 50 require special care and styling treatment. Greying hair contains less melanin, which protects from the damaging effects of UV rays on the hair’s keratin. Hair also gets thinner with increasing age. As a result it needs more UV protection and more care. Using a vitalizing shampoo and nutrient-rich conditioners for hair and scalp restores the vibrant nature of your hair.


Gel and pomade are rich in oil and are well suited to hairstyles for men over 50 because they condition the hair and provide appealing luster.

Please check out our collection of very sexy short haircuts for men over 50 in the gallery below.

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