50 Beautiful Bob Haircuts for Women Over 50

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Bob haircuts for women over 50 are short to mid-length cuts that offer a chic, youthful look. There are endless ways of enhancing a bob haircut. Wavy, sleek, tousled, or funky—every style must suit a particular vibe and personality.

One of the classic and safest hair trends for older ladies in their 50s to try is a bob cut. It’s versatile and customizable. Bobs are great for giving oneself a younger-looking edge. Plus, it’s so much easier to jazz up!

Before getting a chop, ask for the best hair type and lifestyle type. The face shape also plays a crucial part in identifying which is the best haircut to go for.

Annmarie Delgado-Prosch, a California-based stylist, shares her #1 hair tip. Always know what the maintenance is going to be.

“To maintain a nice clean shape, I recommend they come every 6 to 8 weeks. This could be a deal-breaker, especially if they aren’t ready to commit to the upkeep,” says Annmarie.

When asked about her most loved product, Annmarie mentioned Davine’s all-in-one milk. Apply it before blow-drying sleek hair or before diffusing the curls.

If you’re over 50 and considering a bob haircut, check out these pictures!

Straight Bob with Natural Color for 50-Year-Old Ladies
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#1: Straight Bob with Natural Color

Your natural hair color, including silver, can make a striking statement. If you pair it with a straight, sleek bob, your overall style could be chic and classic. Blunt bobs with volume and texture are ideal for hair types that are thick and dense in volume. If you desire more texture in your hair, you can ask your stylist to use techniques like razor cutting or texturing shears, which helps to reduce bulk.

Neck-Length Bob Haircut with Full Bangs on Seniors Aged 50
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#2: Neck-Length Haircut with Full Bangs

Finer hair textures work well for this cut but bear in mind that they can reveal any minor mistakes. I suggest finding a competent hair stylist to create a blunt bob with a slight nape bevel for you. They will ensure a great haircut that suits your hair texture. Coupling it with full bangs helps shape the face and frame the eyes.

classic bob cut for silver hair

#3 Classic Bob for Silver Hair

Embrace the elegance of silver! This heart-shaped face-framed bob ends neatly at the jawline, accentuating bone structure with its crisp silhouette. The cool silver tone breathes new life into the hair, offering an exquisite contrast to warm skin tones and a refreshing twist to the classic brunette.

Short and Sleek Inverted Bob Cut on 50-year-old Ladies
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#4: Short and Sleek Inverted Bob

With a slightly shorter back, there’s a noticeable increase in volume at the back of your neck. This gives your hair more body without needing much effort in styling. Adding a side fringe and shaping the hair around the face helps disrupt the simple style and adds depth to the cut.

#5: Blonde Angled Lob with Soft Waves

A creamy blonde is a soft, subtle shade that adds warmth rather than being icy and ashy. Create a look that adds volume and texture, like a slanted bob. This style has a top layer that, when curled, gives the hair extra width.

#6: Soft Wavy Choppy Bob

A soft, wavy bob adds texture and movement to thin hair. It’s perfect for lifeless hair that needs a boost. Style your hair with straighteners for a modern look. Flick or turn the ends, let them cool down, then gently shake them.

Bright Blonde Bixie Cut for Fine-Haired Women Over 50
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#7: Bright Blonde Bixie Hair

Bixie cuts are a blend of bob and pixie hairstyles. They are normally more rounded and longer than a pixie cut but may also feature an undercut or shorter side. Bixie cuts offer a modern and fresh perspective, presenting a trendy alternative to outdated frumpy looks.

#8: Short High-Stacked Haircut

A classic graduated bob has a rounded shape at the back of the head. It tapers in at the nape and extends to the sides. You can modify this style to transition from short to long, especially if you don’t prefer an extension to the jaw at the sides. You can add layers to reduce the weight of the hair. Ensure you ask for long layers, as they will blend better. These adjustments can create a better profile and nice shape for your haircut.

#9: Grey Chin-Length Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

Try the chic style of a grey chin-length bob with side-swept bangs. Your grey hair will look sharp, and you’ll feel younger in the one-length bob. The side bangs are a great way to camouflage forehead lines and soften your features.

#10: Light Ash Rounded Bob with Fringe

Ask for a light-ash, rounded bob with a fringe. Choosing a haircut that suits you after turning 50? Keep it in a natural shade and tone to match your skin for a stunning look. An under-bevel, rounded bob works well for thin hair. It will make your hair look fuller. It also has a soft face-framing fringe highlighting your facial features and eyes.

#11: Face-Framing Hairstyle with Side Part

This hairstyle has texturized layers. To complete the look, ask your stylist to include some face framing.

Dimensional Lob with Balayage for Ladies Past 50
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#12: Dimensional Lob with Balayage

Try a dimensional lob with a balayage to transform your overall appearance. A lob is a modern hairstyle that is stylish and popular, essentially a longer bob. It’ll look flattering on your aging hair and pairs well with a dimensional balayage. A balayage is a freehand painting technique that gives you a very lived-in, low-maintenance color. Stick to medium or lighter shades to maintain a youthful appearance.

Grey Lob with Thin Bangs for Women Aged 50
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#13: Grey Lob with Thin Bangs

When you decide to keep your grey hair, match it with a quality haircut. This pairing boosts your style. A slightly tucked-under sophisticated bob gives a round shape to fine hair textures. Creating a soft side fringe comfortably frames the eyes. The addition of crown layers gives more volume to the hairstyle, enhancing its round shape.

#14: Asymmetric Bob with a Swoop Bang

An asymmetric bob with a swoop bang is one way to balance your favorite shape. Emphasize your natural beauty with a great cut. If your face is long, square, or round, opt for an asymmetric bob with a side-sweeping bang. For finer hair textures, add body by creating a blunt perimeter and incorporating slight crown layers.

Modern Textured Bob Haircut for 50-Year-Olds
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#15: Modern Textured Bob

This haircut could be an excellent choice if you want to lift your aging hair. Tell your stylist you want a blunt textured perimeter with texture layers inside. This gives your hair a fuller appearance at the borders and creates a textured look on the layers over your crown.

#16: Side Parted Straight Bob for Fine Hair

Most women notice their hair thinning as they get older. If you notice your hair is thinning, consider getting a blunt bob. This style can make your hair look thicker. Adding a side part can also enhance the volume of the cut.

Apricot Wavy Bob with No Bangs for Ladies Aged 50
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#17: Apricot Wavy Bob with No Bangs

Consider the apricot wavy bob haircut with no bangs. It’s a style where the hair is cut short and dyed apricot, a gorgeous color! Not having bangs keeps the focus on your facial features. To style this look, start with damp hair and apply a curl-enhancing product to enhance your natural waves.

#18: Side-Parted Blonde Bob for Straight Hair

A side-parted blonde bob for straight hair is a great way to add fullness to finer textures. For a sleek bob and denser ends, keep the haircut above the shoulders with few or no layers.

#19: Gorgeous Bob with Natural Coloring

A beautiful, naturally colored bob is a great choice. It always looks good when you maintain a natural color, especially with the right cut for your face and lifestyle. If you have a narrow jawline, request a blunt bob.

#20: Red Sweeping Bob

The red sweeping bob is a chic and timeless option. This hairstyle features a sleek bob that gracefully frames the face. The sweeping nature of this hairstyle adds movement and dimension. It creates a soft and feminine look.

#21: Simple Bob for Straight Hair

A simple bob is a classic shape for straight hair. With my years of experience, this haircut always goes in style and looks good on people of all ages. A side-swept bang is a nice addition to this cut and helps to bring attention to the eyes.

Cute Bob Hairstyle with Natural Curls for Ladies in their 50s
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#22: Cute Bob with Natural Curls

A cute bob with natural curls is perfect for ladies who want a fresh and youthful look. This low-maintenance style frames the face beautifully. It draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones. Keeping the length at or above the shoulders prevents the curls from becoming too weighed down. It also prevents them from losing their natural bounce.

#23: Butterfly Layered Cut with Center Parting

If you want short hair that doesn’t skimp on the volume, try a short butterfly layered cut with a center parting. The layers and texture in a butterfly haircut will provide your hair with lots of movement. It also gives the illusion of volume.

Chopped and Blonde Bob for Ladies in Their 50s
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#24: Chopped and Blonde

A bob can take 10 years off! Blonde is the perfect look for this age group as it will keep them looking on-trend and fabulous. Blondes should opt for buttery rather than platinum tones. It helps soften those greys around the hairline and brighten up her complexion. Plus, going shorter reduces dry time, and no more need to fuss all morning with styling tools. To finish, I recommend using Wella Eimi Perfect Me Lightweight Hair Cream. It gives your hair a subtle shine and hold.

#25: 1960s-Inspired Razored Curly Bob

Try a 1960s-inspired razored bob for curly hair for a timeless look. Using a razor for the haircut will create texture and layers. Just be careful not to overdo the razor, as it could cause unwanted frizz!

Inverted Curly Bob Without Bangs for 50-Year-Olds
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#26: Inverted Curly Bob Without Bangs

Go for a new look with an inverted curly bob. Cutting off dead long lengths will be helpful to give your face an instant lift. It will also give your hair a more youthful appearance. A shorter length will give your curls new life and bounce for a perfect style if you are in your fifties.

#27: Before and After Sleek Bob with Bangs

These before and after pictures of a bob with bangs prove how a haircut and color can make women look younger! The new cut with bangs brightened her up by warming up her base color to complement her skin tone. Ask your stylist what cut and color can make you feel younger.

Glossy Blonde Bob for Ladies Past 50
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#28: Glossy Blonde Bob

This short bob with fringe has a glossy blonde tone to brighten the face. Many celebrities wear this sleek style and straight hair. Don’t forget to use a shine serum so you feel that you’re red-carpet-ready!

French Bob for Thinning Hair for Women Past 50
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#29: French Bob for Thinning Hair

The French bob can be a perfect choice for women with thinning hair. The short ends make the hair feel and look thicker.

#30: Sleek Brunette Bob with Wispy Bangs

Adding wispy bangs to a bob can bring out the eyes and soften the face. A sleek bob is a classic style and works great on medium to fine textures. Try a light gloss from Hairstory on your fingertips after you blow-dry to add shine. This product works on all hair textures.

Dirty Blonde Bob Haircut for Ladies 50 and Over
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#31: Dirty Blonde Bob

A bob is a great option for older women to freshen up their style. The dirty blonde helps keep a natural look while blending grey versus covering it completely.

vintage bob with bangs for 50 year old ladies
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#32: Vintage Bob with Bangs

A vintage bob with bangs suits most face shapes, except for very squared or rectangular, because of the angles of the box bob itself. The slight bevel at the back makes it ideal for finer and flatter hair.

textured bob hairstyle for women over 50 with silver hair
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#33: Silver Textured Bob

If you’re a woman over 50 with fine hair, consider choosing this textured bob. The more vibrant it is, the more youthful it looks on you!

#34: Straight Bob with Glasses

This straight bob with glasses will make you stylish from any angle. Its bright shade does a superb job of helping the natural grey strands to blend in. For an additional touch that grants you a fresher look, never miss having subtle bangs, too.

asymmetrical bob for ladies over 50 with grey hair
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#35: Flattering Asymmetrical Bob with Bangs

Of course, you can enjoy an attractive short, uneven bob hairstyle when you reach the 50s! This flattering asymmetrical bob with bangs allows you to have an eye-catching look. It features shorter layers to achieve volume and long side bangs for a youthful edge. Find satisfaction from its unique dimension when you fuse blonde highlights and lowlights.

stacked bob for ladies aged 50
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#36: Stacked Bob Hairdo

Consider opting for a jaw-length stacked bob that’s flattering. When styling, apply a mousse to your honey-highlighted hair for added volume and texture.

white bob with bangs for older women over 50
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#37: Simple White Bob with Bangs

This simple bob with bangs is the perfect haircut to flaunt your grey locks with flair! The solid shade is full of glamour, working well on fine tresses. Keep the length right at the jawline to maintain the hair’s shape, fullness, and volume.

salt and pepper pixie bob women aged 50
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#38: Salt and Pepper Pixie Bob

A pixie bob is a great cut short enough to pull off a bob. This lovely salt and pepper pixie bob is easy to style and only needs a dab of texture for a finishing touch. It has some pops of grey and silver hues, creating a high-contrast dimensional look. Now, that’s how you embrace your natural grey hair color.

Related: Best pixie bob hairstyles for women over 50.

#39: The Round Bob

Here’s a round bob that looks flattering on a woman who is going for a classic look. It’s a chop featuring gradual layers for a dashing edge that doesn’t require too much styling.

layered bob hairstyle for women over 50 with fine hair
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#40: The Layered Bob for Fine Hair

This stacked and layered bob haircut is perfect for fine hair. The layering and stacking will bring out more volume and fine locks. The more stacking you add, the more lively it turns out!  Its stunning and sassy outcome works best on a length grazing the jawline and a chop offering bangs.

wispy bob for ladies over 50 with thin hair
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#41: Wispy Bob for Thin Hair

Exploring a new look is always fun, so don’t be scared of a big chop and try out a blonde balayage. Aim for this wavy look by opting for a razor cut, adding details to this neck-length hair cut.

#42: Medium Length Wavy Bob

This is the perfect medium-length wavy bob hairstyle for growing out longer hair. Your smooth, thin tresses need more texture and dimension, so go for this look. A brunette balayage and color melt will provide you with what you ever needed and more!

shaggy bob for women in their 50s with fine hair
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#43: Shaggy Bob with Bangs for Fine Hair

Opt for a shaggy bob with bangs hair trend that grants you an ageless stylishness. If you have golden tones of blonde hair and are ready for some layers and bangs, this style will suit you perfectly.

#44: Feathered Long Bob

When choosing a haircut, a feathered bob is still trendy.  This is a lovely shoulder-length feathered long bob that screams volume and movement. Here’s a tip—don’t let your blonde locks fade its vividness, so use a purple shampoo.

#45: The Graduated Bob

This is a modern-day bob with easy maintenance; the layers complement this look. The shape coming into the back of the neck sets the look off, with the length being longer around the front. It shapes the face, and as the hair is thick, the shape takes a lot of weight out to reduce drying time and makes it easier to style at home.

short bob style for 50 year old women
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#46: A Youthful Short Bob

This look is a short textured bob for women over 50. What I love about this look is the versatility in styling options and how a shorter style can bring out personality and confidence!

#47: The Inverted Bob

This cut is feathered, layered, timeless, and very easy to style. This is always a great go-to cut when you no longer know what to do with your hair. It’s virtually effortless to style (if cut right to the client’s texture and wave pattern if there is any). Also, please do your homework about the stylist cutting this because they are quite challenging.

A Flattering Lob
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#48: A Flattering Lob

Talk to your stylist about a flattering lob if you’re looking for a versatile cut. The ‘long bob’ looks sleek and professional when worn straight and can transform into flirty and fun when styled with soft waves.

blunt bob cut for ladies 50 and up
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#49: Blunt Bob

Blunting the bottom length makes your hair appear thick and healthy. This modern style looks great on most face shapes and can be curled for more volume. A low-maintenance style is quick to dry and must only be cut every 6 weeks.

#50: Sleek Bob with Bangs

A sleek bob with bangs is an instant anti-aging haircut! This length and fringe give off a youthful appearance, while these bangs help conceal your lines and wrinkles.