A short hairstyle for women over 50 with fine hair is created to add volume to the short hair by layering or texturizing it.
Ashley Neuman is a hairstylist from New Jersey and when I asked her for her best advice on choosing the best short haircuts for women in their 50s with fine hair. Neuman Bobs, pixies, wedge cuts, and short shags are the best hairstyles for women over 50 with fine hair.
Keep in mind your face shape because this also plays a factor in determining how to amp the volume for your locks. So it’s worth talking with your hairstylist about this.
According to Neuman, “if you have grey hair, use a gentle, softening shampoo and conditioner.” From her years of experience, these products help keep hair from becoming dry and brittle.
To add volume and body, she recommends ‘This Is A Texturizing Dust‘ from Davines. Neuman obsesses over this magical little powder that expands when it’s shaken. “It’s great for keeping the volume in blowouts,” she adds.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of the best short hairstyles for women over 50 with fine hair.
#1: Sassy Choppy Crop for Extra Fine Hair
No one suits this sassy textured pixie better than a 50-year-old woman with fine hair. The razor-cut technique makes this short choppy crop possible, and it’s perfect for darker tresses.
#2: Disconnected Cut for Razored Pixie
Consider a disconnected, razored pixie cut. No need to worry about age if you are on the edgier style side. Amp up your style with a textured razor-cut pixie. Create crown height for added volume on face shapes that need elongation. For example, round and heart. Add some visual lines on the side that complement the curvature of the head shape and cut.
#3: Straight Wispy Bob with Light Bangs
Go for a straight wispy bob with light bangs. A playful cut that shapes the face with bangs and face-framing is great for fine hair. Finish your hair with a flatiron for a sleek look. Don’t forget a good heat protectant when styling, like Oway Thermal Stress Protector.
#4: Choppy Pixie and Micro Bangs for Square Faces
A choppy pixie with micro bangs looks best on square faces. But, the pixie cut can be tailored to any face shape. If you’re ready for a new style, consider talking to your stylist about a length that suits you. You will want to visit every 4-6 weeks. Pixies can be high maintenance to maintain but easy to style at home.
#5: Spiky Pixie Cut on White Hair
Opt for a short spikey pixie cut on white hair. When you are over coloring your gray hair and need to grow it out, go for a cute sassy short pixie. This will help you get to your goal faster. This is a great cut for older women with fine hair who want more body and texture.
#6: Face-Framing Choppy Shag with a Fringe
A face-framing choppy shag with a fringe is a youthful cut. You can still have fun with sassy hair over 50. Layers at the eyes and cheekbones will easily balance the face for heart, oval, and pear face shapes. Wispy bangs will look great as well. Ask your stylist to add a lot of soft texture so it softens the face instead of creating harsh lines.
#7: Short Layered Bob with Curtain Bangs
Go for a short layered bob with curtain bangs. This hairstyle is awesome for women in their 50s. Face-framing layers are a great idea for long, pear, and square face shapes. You will highlight the eyes and create balance by styling the bangs in a swept-back style. Using a small flat brush or a curling iron away from your face.
#8: Feathered Pixie on Gray Hair
Opt for a feathered pixie on gray hair color. For a simple style, try a cropped pixie. You can wear a crop differently by piecing out the texture or adding a few curls through the crown. This style makes you look more fun and sassy during the day and elegant at night.
#9: Sleek Side-Parted Bixie
You should try a sleek side-parted pixie. Ask your stylist to create textured crown layers to add volume to finer short hair. A side part will give you some fullness and balance in a round, square, or long face shape. Finish off with a round brush and flat iron for a sleek look. Don’t forget to use your heat protectant like Oway Thermal Stress Protector.
#10: Voluminous Pompadour for Fuller Face Shapes
A pompadour for fuller face shapes is ideal to lift and lengthen facial features. A fabulous shape like this one is great for an edgy feel yet a daring vibe. It’s important to leave a bit of length in the front of this haircut. You want to be sure you have enough length to create the pompadour shape. I recommend blowdrying the shape with a small round brush, up and back, to style this shape. Finish with soft wax. My favorite is the Hairstory Wax for a soft buildable hold.
#11: Mini Graduated Bob with Shorter Layers
Consider a mini graduated bob with short layers. If you’re looking for body in your fine hair, crown layers on a short bob will do the trick. The style is totally versatile, with the choice of adding more texture or creating a fuller shape. If you want to keep it feminine, create a soft hairline with razor-textured ends.
#12: Tousled Shaggy Long Bob with Bangs
A tousled shaggy long bob with bangs is very trendy for older ladies. A shag is one of the most attractive short hairstyles. You can frame the eyes and cheekbones while creating movement through the hair. With a wispy perimeter, pair your hair with some hoop earrings to create a modern aesthetic.
#13: Tapered Pixie with Soft Tousled Layers
A tapered pixie with soft tousled layers is one of the best short hairstyles. The tousled and layered top will give you femininity and the illusion of volume. The pixie is easy to maintain and will work well on most face shapes. If you have curly hair you can still utilize this cut by embracing the waves on top.
#14: Blonde Lob with a Deep Side Part
If you are searching for a style that will give you lift, try a deep side part on a blonde lob. First, it’s a great idea to add highlights for volume on fine hair textures, which will plump up the cuticle. Second, a bob for thin hair will work marvelously because the long layers retain weight. Thirdly, try a low side part, and you’ll be surprised how much lift you will get on top. Use a volumizing line from shampoo to mousse. And try drying upside down with minimal round brushing at the end.
#15: Curly Chin Bob with Platinum Highlights
A curly chin bob with platinum highlights is stylish and chic and perfect for an older woman. Platinum highlights will help hide your gray. The soft curls will flatter your features. To create the shape, choose your length and have your stylist cut medium layers around the head. A soft bang and face frame can be a great accent. Finish with a volumizing mist, and once your hair is dry, then curl it with a 3/4-inch iron for best results.
#16: Short Golden Blonde Balayage Pixie Hair
For women over 50 with fine hair, this pixie hairstyle is a great style choice. Choppy layers can create countless looks for thin locks. They add volume and texture to give it an updated, modern look. Talk about your desired length, texture, and overall shape to your stylist. This will ensure you get the best results. To keep your cut looking sharp between salon visits, use a light styling wax or mousse. It will give you a soft definition without weighing down your hair. Your hairdresser can advise you on products that work best for this style, so don’t be afraid to ask!
#17: Side Part Round Bob with Long Bangs
A jaw-length side part round bob with long bangs is a stylish short hairstyle option. This look can easily give the illusion of volume. So it’s perfect for those who want effortless beauty yet cool style. Those with long faces should remember that this style is best suited to them. It adds balance to their face shape without looking too severe or masculine. When styling, use a volumizing mousse to help add body and texture throughout the day. With this hairstyle, you will look amazing no matter your age!
#18: One-Length Short Curled Bob
You can get a beautiful, modern look with a one-length short curled bob. Faces with small features and oval or round images tend to benefit most from this style. It adds volume without adding too much weight. Make sure to communicate your desired results clearly to your stylist. This will ensure that you get the perfect curl pattern for your individual face shape. To maintain this look at home, use a light mousse or volumizing spray. Wrap sections of hair loosely around an electric curling wand. Brush out with a paddle brush for soft curls that last all day.
#19: Silver Blonde Pixie with Thin Layers
You should try the trending silver blonde pixie with thin layers. Not only will you look cool, but your styling time will also be a breeze. Round brush the top, and you’ll be finished in minutes. Popular short hairstyles tend to have an undercut below the crown for a wispy, less rounded shape. Ask your stylist to use a point cutting technique to create a soft blend that grows out beautifully.
#20: Brunette Pixie with Wispy Layers
Try the cute style of a brunette pixie with wispy layers and bring out the inner you. If you want short hair but have a long face shape, leaving long pieces that you can use to soften your features is smart. You’ll want lots of layers to create a wispy style. A brunette color will give you a shiny and polished surface and add a bit of texture putty for a sharp finish.
#21: Highlighted Pixie Hair with a Side Fringe
If you want an effortless but iconic hairdo, choose highlighted pixie hair with a side fringe. Some short cuts have longer tops, but layering in the crown will make it easier for you to manage. Simply use your fingers to blow dry this classic shape. You can do this backward or forward or to the side, as this cut can be versatile. You can even curl it for a dressy finish.
#22: Super Short Hair with Fine Piece-y Layers
Super short hair with fine piece-y layers is an easy shape that will add style. To make it current, you’ll want to style the wispy pieces forward on your face. You can make them more prominent by spraying your finger with hair spray and separating them. When you want to add volume to your crown, try a volumizing product and a vent brush. Then ease the roots upwards for lift.
#23: Chic Inverted Pixie Cut
Try an inverted pixie cut if you want to rock something new and fun. This style is easy to take care of and will make you look 10 years younger. Something about the edginess of this cut just says, “I’m awesome with little to no effort.”
#24: Beautiful Short Bob with Choppy Layers
A short bob with choppy layers is versatile, easy to style, and perfect for fine hair. It maximizes volume and weight. The baseline perimeter was created with a true bluntness to build weight and fullness. I layered throughout to give lift and movement. Adding a soft, piece-y fringe was also for an extra younger-looking style.
Related: Best bob haircuts for ladies over 50 with fine hair.
#25: Jaw-Length Wedge Cut with Blonde Highlights
Looking for short hair styles for women over 50 with fine hair? A jaw-length wedge cut is a great option for women over 50 because it creates natural-looking volume. Blonde highlights and lowlights, meanwhile, form a dimension that gives a gorgeous effect. Though it looks cute with thin density, it also works perfectly with thick hair as the cut removes extra bulk from the back area.
#26: Side-Swept Pixie for Fine Hair
A side-swept pixie for fine hair is best for anyone looking for an edgy haircut. This haircut works best for best results if your budget and time allow for every 4-6 week trims.
#27: Sleek Neck-Length Layered Bob with Short Back
A neck-length layered bob with a short back is perfect to keep hair off the neck and shoulders. This looks modern and flattering for women of any age. Adding in long bangs with a soft swoop and stacking in the back gives plenty of hair bounce.
#28: Short Bob with Long V-Cut Layers
A short bob with long V-cut layers is a must-try if you would like your hair to seem thicker. The long layers brushed away from the face are very uplifting and complimentary for older women. It’s fairly easy to maintain it by just styling it with a brush, blow dryer, and a bit of mousse.
#29: Modern Angled Bob for Fine Locks
An angled bob for fine locks provides modernity for those with visible gray hair. It is important to provide an extra layer of moisture to both gray and white hair, as they have a greater tendency to dry out.
#30: Short Asymmetrical Bob on Thin Hair
A short asymmetrical bob on thin hair is the perfect choice to achieve a fuller-looking appearance. Adding curls throughout your hair when styling creates even more volume.
#31: Short Layered Hairstyle with an Undercut
Sassy short hair with an undercut and short layers can definitely cause heads to turn. Fine, thicker-haired women benefit the most from undercuts as they want to remove the extra bulk. Most undercuts are a couple of inches up from the nape of the neck, but depending on hair density can go as high as halfway up the back of the head.
#32: Flattering Short Wavy Inverted Bob
A short wavy inverted bob is in between a traditional bob and pixie cut. An inverted bob styled with tousled waves is beyond sexy and requires extra layers and texture. Inverted bobs tend to look best on 50-year-old women with oval face shapes.
#33: Stunning Jaw-Length Layered Short Cut
With the right face shape, a cut hitting right at the jawline can be gorgeous. With finer hair, adding in shorter layers toward the top of the cut adds fullness where a woman with fine hair normally wouldn’t have it. Also, using a thickening cream before blowdrying definitely helps add fullness.
#34: Beautiful Short Layered Pixie
Short and sweet haircuts with soft layers never go out of style – just like this beautiful short layered pixie. Slight stacking in the back creates fullness while keeping your hair around the face longer, still giving it the look and feel of a longer cut.
#35: Gray Pixie for Older Ladies
A gray pixie for older ladies never goes out of style. Shaving the sides and back helps a pixie cut lay better especially when a woman may have lots of cowlicks. Creating piece-y-ness with texture within the cut and also with product help spice up a shorter hairdo.
#36: Stacked Bob Short Hairstyle for Older Women
A stacked, short bob hairstyle is ideal for older women because the precisely cut layers and short undercut allow for the weight off your neck – but can still be worn with any hair type and style whether it’s curly, wavy, or straight! A stacked bob can be very easy maintenance as well.
#37: Short Curly Hairstyle on 50-Year-Old Women
Here’s an example of how 50-year-old women with naturally curly hair can pull up short curly hairstyles. Curly hair can be fun, easy maintenance, and look best when cut on dry hair which allows for better shape. Multiple layers help create volume, dimension, and definition all in one.
#38: Shorter Feathered Bob with Bangs
This shorter feathered bob with bangs makes one of the stunning hairstyles for older women that requires nothing but texture. You gotta love this haircut with short feathered layers, as well, since it’s versatile. Painting short hairstyles for fine tresses with a blonde hue can blend well with your white strands, too.
#39: Very Short Layered Cut with Bangs
For a woman over 50 with fine locks, a razor chop offers edginess to short hair cuts. It’s a very short layered haircut with long side bangs, which works best with slight volume and subtle texture. Blend in your greys with an ash blonde tone for a sassier edge.
#40: A Chic Textured Long Pixie for Fine Hair
If you’re over 50 years old, don’t hesitate to have chic short hair! A textured long pixie haircut is a great option for a woman over 50 years old, as it’s not too long or too short and easy to manage. Adding texturized layers will create extra volume, which is why I recommend doing it on most short haircuts for older women. The other benefit is that the texturing will create a younger-looking style.
#41: Short-Medium Cut with Brow-Skimming Bangs
A bob is one of the most classic short hairstyles for older women. Take this classic look up a notch by adding bangs. A short-medium cut with a full fringe is a great haircut for ladies in their 50s. These front bangs are perfect for women who want to hide a prominent forehead.
#42: Neck-Length Messy Shag Hairstyle for Older Women with Soft Curls
This neck-length shag is a great example of how to show off a messy-textured haircut for older women in their early 50s with fine hair. The short textured hair style is sure to enhance natural hair texture with a curl pattern. The money piece on blonde locks is guaranteed to lighten up and frame the face, too.
#43: Super Short Pixie Cut on Dark Tresses
The elegance that the pixie cuts and other short hairstyles for fine tresses can manifest is too strong, but sure, you can handle it. With pops of golden blonde plus grey, your dark tresses will look bold in this super short pixie cut. Razor cuts also soften the edges and lines for a more youthful look.
#44: Ear-Length Textured Bob with Bangs for Wavy Hair
This ear-length textured bob with bangs will enhance your fine, wavy tresses. The razor cut secures detailed yet soft layers, creating further volume and shape for the waves. Whether you have a natural ginger hair color or not, this cut will suit you.
Related: More ear-length haircut ideas.
#45: Cropped Cut with Layers for Fine-Haired Women
What a sophisticated chop for ladies in their mid-50s with fine hair! This cropped cut with layers gives your fine locks movement and texture. The medium golden blonde shade adds to the look’s stylishness, which is ideal for any event.
#46: Very Short Silver Pixie with Side Bangs
Display your stylish silver mane by wearing a very short silver pixie cut with subdued side bangs. If you’re trying to give your fine, gray hair the volume it needs, ask your stylist to add texture to the top of this short cut.
#47: Chin-Length Layered Bob with Volume
A chin-length layered bob hairstyle offers a youthful vibe in so many ways! Thanks to the volume, your strands from the roots will stand tall – as if they are full of life. Style your blonde locks with a subtle texture to display your dark roots and create a dimension within your short and layered hair.
#48: Shorter Pixie Bob Hairstyle
A salt-and-pepper shorter pixie bob cut will always look great on fifty-year-old women with white and silver hair. It’s easy to style and will allow you to expose your silver-grey strands with elegance. With this gorgeous hairstyle, no more ‘bad hair day!’
Related: See more pixie bobs for women over 50.
#49: Short Shaggy Bob with Bangs for Women with Fine Locks
Having thin and delicate tresses is a blessing, so flaunt them with flair! Get a fresh neck-length cut and adopt a short shaggy bob with bangs. The texture will bring out a fun vibe to any mature woman.
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#50: Medium to Short Haircut with Bangs
A low-maintenance medium to short haircut with bangs is a beige blonde sleek modern bob that works great with straight hair. Bangs are definitely a commitment. Especially on haircuts for women over 50 with fine hair. A bob haircut is great for women wanting style, without all the maintenance. This women’s short hairstyle doesn’t require a lot of styling – just blow-drying it under with a round brush and running a straightener through it will do the trick!