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: 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.”
#2: 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, says Georgia-based haircut specialist Angie Stogner.
“The baseline perimeter was created with a true bluntness to build weight and fullness. I layered throughout to give lift and movement,” Stogner states. “Adding a soft, piece-y fringe was also for an extra younger-looking style.”
#3: 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.
#4: 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.
#5: 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.
#6: 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.
#7: 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 the hair when styling creates even more volume.
#8: 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.
#9: 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.
#10: 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.
#11: 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 the hair around the face longer, still giving it the look and feel of a longer cut.
#12: 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.
#13: 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.
#14: 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.
#15: 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.
#16: 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.
#17: 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 I why recommend doing it on most short haircuts for older women. The other benefit is that the texturing will create a younger-looking style.
#18: 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.
#19: 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.
#20: 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.
#21: 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 dark tresses.
#22: 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.
#23: 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.
#24: 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.
#25: 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.
#26: Shorter Pixie Bob Hairstyle for Women Over 50
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!’
#27: 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.
👉 See more photos of short shaggy bobs
#28: 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. Hairstylist Katelyn Greer created this short cut and loves how the fringe frames the face.
“Bangs are definitely a commitment,” says Greer, “especially on haircuts for women over 50 with fine hair.”
A bob haircut is great for women wanting style, without all the maintenance. Greer notes that 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!”