Hair Accessories for Older Women Trends 2023: 17 Youthful Looks to Try Now!

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

As we age, all kinds of changes happen to our appearance. You start putting on weight, even though you’ve had the same eating habits all your life, your skin gets looser, and your hair starts to gradually go gray. Of course, all of these happenings are completely normal, but it is often frustrating how the clothes and accessories you love so much just don’t sit on you the way they used to. You start to ask yourself questions like “Is this appropriate for my age?” or “How to accessorize my hair and look good?”. Well, luckily for you, I have a few tricks up my sleeve that will give you the opportunity to style your hair with chic hairpieces, which are age-appropriate, yet can make you look younger than you actually are! Find 17 gorgeous looks with hair accessories for older women now!

Hair accessories for older women trends 2023

headbands over 60

Which hair accessories can you wear as an older woman over the age of 40, 50 or 60? To start today’s topic, I must advise you that there are just some hairpieces that you should steer clear off if you don’t want to look older than your age. For starters, headbands in bright and flashy colours can contrast too heavily with your skin and graying hair, and can leave your face looking washed out. Other large and extravagant hairpieces with large diamonds and pearls might also not be a good idea after 40. I mean, if you really like these accessories you can always wear them, nothing is forbidden. These are just some tips that can make it easier for you when you are choosing your hair accessories for older women.

Also read: How to go gray gracefully? 3 ways to successfully grow out your gray hair and look fantastic!

Should older women wear hair accessories?

A hair accessory can be a key component of a fabulous outfit at any age. Women who have passed their 40s just have to be more picky when it comes to deciding which hairpieces they will wear. After you reach a certain age, some items might not be appropriate for your appearance. Better to opt for more subtle and classic hair accessories like headbands in basic colours, and simpler hair clips and head pins.

Casual hair accessories for older women

cute headband look for older women

If you want to create a cute and age-appropriate everyday look after you turn 60, you can choose to wear this lovely navy blue headband. The wispy bangs make this hairstyle look even more charming. You can flatter your look even more with a blouse with navy-blue stripes.

Simple hair pin for when you are running errands

should older women wear hair accessories

There are some days when you will just be too busy to put a lot of thought into your hairstyle. For situations like these, opt for a simple, but stylish hair clip that will bind all your hair together in a chic updo.

Colourful headscarf for a youthful look after 40

wearing a head scarf to look younger

I just adooore headscarves! Don’t you? A headscarf can be your saviour on bad hair days, or when you just don’t know how to style your hair before going out. I myself have a collection of headscarves, that I wouldn’t trade for anything! A hairstyle with a beautiful and elegant scarf made of quality material can create a glamorous and youthful look for a woman over 40.

Pearls hair clip accessory for older women

hair accessories after 50

Do you want to add some glamour to your casual hairstyle? Opt for a stunning hair clip with pearls to add lux to your look. This hairpiece is appropriate for women in their 40s, 50s and even 60s. It’s a great option to wear to a formal event.

Diamond leaves hairpiece for women in their 50s

hair clips for older women

Are you looking for an elegant hair jewellery piece that would be perfect to wear to a wedding, or the opera maybe? This diamond leaves hairpiece would sit lovely in your hair for a woman in her 50s. Can be worn with both long and medium length hairstyles.

Classy velvet headband for older women with curly hair

how to wear headbands for older ladies

How to accessorize your curly hair after you have passed your forties? Try wearing a beautiful and classy velvet headband. Black is always a good choice, but you can easily try a ruby red, sapphire blue or emerald green colour one as well. It’s a simple hair accessory that will make you look elegant and sophisticated.

Are you also wondering how to make gray hair look younger? Just try any one of these 10 youthful hairstyles for gray hair!

More hair accessories for older women trends 2023

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Stunning crystal quartz hairpiece for graying hair

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Black hair claw accessory for a woman at any age

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Sunny salt & pepper hairstyle with a fabric headband

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Metal hair accessories for older women

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Youthful hairstyle with a headscarf over 60

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Draw some inspiration from Audrey Hepburn’s classic headband look

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Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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