Older People Are Sharing Their Brave Hairstyles, And They Look Great (30 Pics)

We tend to associate old(er) people with grey hair and while many of them are rocking the wise wizard look, others opt for something a little more… colorful.

Patti Smeed had been a redhead since 1988 but got bored of it and decided she needed changes. Her son, a master colorist cosmetologist, agreed to help.

Now, there are 6 different colors in her hair: blue, dark blue, magenta, purple-slash-green, green and pink, and some of her original bleached blond color.

To celebrate the result, on August 12, Smeed tweeted a few pics of her newly dyed hair saying, “I am 74 years young and had this done to my hair today, I love it! What do you all think and be honest! In my profession, I had to be conservative and never could have had anything like this!” Her tweet instantly went viral, generating nearly 370K likes, and that’s pretty much the best response she could’ve received. It has also inspired other old folks to share pictures of their brave hairstyles, reminding everyone to never to stop experimenting.

Image credits: PattiSmeed

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Pseudo Puppy 3 days ago

sorry… what….??? 52? She looks amazing! 84 replyView More Replies…View more comments

The editors of The Right Hairstyles blog said that women over 50 should keep in mind a few things when choosing the right hairstyle. According to them, the general go-to should be looking stately and elegant. “It’s recommended to comb your locks back, opening your face,” the beauty bloggers recommended. “Excessively shaggy hairstyles may appear sloppy and awkward. Bangs are ok, they make you look younger, but try to keep them neat and thin or styled to one side so that your forehead is not completely covered. Consider lighter hair hues, and you will easily take years off your face. Some older women look extremely flattering with silver hair. If you are not the lucky one, think of brown to blonde solutions or highlights.” #2

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Nea 3 days ago

That mischievous, confident smile 🙂 44 replyView more comments

They added that sticking to general recommendations on the choice of hairstyle, i.e. bear in mind your face shape and hair texture, is always a good idea. “Fine hair looks cuter when cut short and layered, while thick coarse tresses feel better in elongated cuts. They don’t have to be long. Lisa Rinna’s type of short-to-medium hairstyle is a very good option for thick hair.”

However, just like with most beauty tips, recommendations aren’t strict rules. They’re there to give direction but aren’t enforced on anyone. And the people who contributed to this thread certainly prove that. Just look at their confidence! #3

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Nico Di Angelo 3 days ago

That color fits her well! 24 replyView More Replies…View more comments #4

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Jo 3 days ago

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Ema RootBeer 3 days ago

this is so cute! 13 replyView more comments #6

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Anaïs Ballestra 3 days ago

Wait…what???? You worked for 30 years? But you look 25! 38 replyView more comments #7

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Ed Suhardy 3 days ago

Wow! Awesome colors combination! 26 replyView More Replies…View more comments #8

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Zoe’s Mom 3 days ago

Ove the bright red lips with that fabulous hair. 26 replyView More Replies…View more comments #9

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DKS 001 3 days ago

you’re never too old to have colorful hair. Anyone who says you have to “look your age” is an idiot. 27 replyView More Replies…View more comments #10

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Malakai 3 days ago

Aang! That’s awesome xD 26 replyView More Replies…View more comments #11

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Malakai 3 days ago

Awesome! I love green, and I love how it’s done here, especially on the beard and ‘stache 13 replyView more comments #12

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Mike Crow 3 days ago

That’s cool! 12 replyView more comments #13

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Kenny Kulbiski 3 days ago

52? These punk kids now days. 22 replyView more comments #14

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Daria Z 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing! 💜 15 replyView more comments #15

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Jensen Bush 3 days ago

Aw thats so great! 16 replyView more comments #16

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Scagsy 3 days ago

Like looking at a Unicorn’s tail! Looks great! 20 replyView More Replies…View more comments #17

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Malakai 3 days ago

All of these are amazing, but it’s awesome to see an older man rocking some bright colors! Wish I could see more guys being bold and colorful like this 🙂 26 replyView More Replies…View more comments #18

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Alex Bailey 3 days ago

This is skillful! And stunning. 17 replyView more comments #19

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Pseudo Puppy 3 days ago

This is really well done. <3 23 replyView more comments #20

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Abhinav Thomas 3 days ago

Nooo she can’t be 61 27 replyView More Replies…View more comments #21

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Nea 3 days ago

Iwish i wer as carefree as children are and as older people learn to be.. 16 replyView more comments #22

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Julie Wiard 3 days ago

Yay mom!! 13 replyView more comments #23

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Malakai 3 days ago

Those hair colors compliment her green eyes so well. I hope it turns out as pretty as the filter–she’d rock purple! 17 replyView More Replies…View more comments #24

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Sabse 3 days ago

Great idea! 🤔 10 replyView more comments #25

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Clara Knaub 2 days ago

Good for you!!! 12 replyView more comments #26

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Luna Lovegood 3 days ago

SHe looks so happy! And the pink really looks great on her!!! 10 replyView more comments #27

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Jane 2 days ago

Beautiful 8 replyView more comments #28

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Scagsy 3 days ago

Like a Unicorn’s tail, I bet it leaves a trail of glitter behind it! 7 replyView more comments #29

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Clara Knaub 2 days ago

So pretty! I love the combo of blue and purple! 9 replyView more comments #30

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Scagsy 3 days ago

I think we can safely call that a success! What colour are you trying next? 10 replyView more comments

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