31 Best Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50 With Glasses

Short hairstyles for over 50 with glasses
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Short hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses are haircuts designed to complement the face by considering not just its features but also the frame of the glasses. For women over 50, spectacles can be a stylish accessory that enhances your hair and clothes.

At 50 or above, Hollywood legends Kate Capshaw, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep, and Diane Keaton did show the world that age is just a  number with their great haircuts and matching frames! It’s seriously amazing how much your specs can add life and fun to your look just as much as a charming cropped haircut can!

Precision cutting specialist Joan Osterberg is a pro in improving her clients’ hairstyles by working with both face shape and glasses. Plus, she demonstrates how you could use texture to your advantage in creating a fitting, put-together look.

Give thought to your desired locks’ color and length and see if they match your lifestyle, as this will determine how much upkeep you need to do. Ask your hairdresser about the deets of maintenance, depending on your chosen cut.

To all mature ladies out there, don’t let the fashionista inside of you fade with time! Choose the perfect hair for you from these trendy hairdos!

Here are pictures of the best short hairstyles for over women 50 with glasses.

Short grey hairstyles for over 50 with glasses
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#1: With Salt and Pepper Grey Hair

This is a great short textured A-line bob cut for older women over 50. The versatility of this haircut is great if it is styled curly and messy or smooth and sleek. It’s also so fun and sass.

Cute short hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses that are relatively short in the back require a touch-up haircut every 4-6 weeks if you want to maintain the shape! As far as styling, it depends on your natural hair texture, but it can be straightforward to style depending on what hair product you use. I would recommend a curl cream if you have some natural curl in your hair. If you wanted to wear it smooth, a leave-in heat protectant and a flat iron would do correctly!

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#2: Piece-Y and Choppy Long Pixie Cut

In our lifetime, our style preferences tend to change. For example, we may start liking a piece-y and choppy long pixie haircut. It’s important to find a hairstyle that suits our changing hair texture and color as we age. Additionally, one must consider the manageability of the style over time. Consider a textured, shaggy pixie. This is an easy style to maintain, and it suits different hair types. If you wear glasses, some light bangs can subtly shape your face and not interfere with your eyewear.

Wispy Bangs on a Short Pixie for Thin Hair for 50-Year-Olds with Glasses
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#3: Wispy Bangs on a Short Pixie for Thin Hair

When you try a short pixie hairstyle for thin hair, you’ll surely love your new look. A forward-combed short haircut can effectively enhance your fine hair texture and hide a scanty hairline. Tell your stylist to leave some length on top, trim the sides short, cut a soft fringe, and taper the nape. To introduce a modern touch to the perfect shape, add an asymmetrical front. For added thickness, make sure to apply a volume-enhancing product before hand-drying your hair.

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#4: Silver Balayage on a Very Short Cut

If your aging hair feels dull, try silver balayage on a very short cut. A hair-lightening service may offer many benefits. It can add brightness, soften your coarse, gray hair, and make it more manageable. Pairing the silver balayage with a short haircut will certainly boost your style.

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#5: Short Pixie Bob with Highlights

Consider a short pixie bob if you’re a woman who wears eyeglasses and is looking for a new haircut. This style is perfect for those aged 50 and up who want a low-maintenance and youthful look. The short length of the pixie allows for easy styling. The highlights can add depth and dimension to your hair. For those with glasses, a shorter cut can accentuate your features and allow your frames to stand out.

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#6: Messy Deeply Side-Parted Bob Cut

A messy, deeply side-parted bob cut is a chic hairstyle for women aged 50 who wear glasses. This look is stylish and low-maintenance. It’s perfect for busy women who want to look their best without spending hours styling. The cut features a deep side part that draws interest and attention to the face. The messy layers give it a playful and youthful vibe. For styling, I recommend applying a texturizing spray to add grip and definition to the hair. This way, you can wear your hair with confidence. Then use your fingers to tousle and shape the layers. This will create a tousled, undone effect that looks natural and effortless.

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#7: Sleek Bob with Side Bangs for Round Faces

Try a sleek bob with side bangs if you have a round face. This is a great option for a more youthful haircut and style for your aging hair.

Beautiful Natural Curls and Cut for Women Aged 50 with Glasses
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#8: Beautiful Natural Curls and Cut

Check out these beautiful natural curls and cut! You may be seeking a low-maintenance haircut. But you should be aware that a curl foam can cast your curls, promote shape, and reduce frizz. This step is as simple as getting out of the shower and scrunching your product of choice. Flip your head upside down and add it from the root to the ends.

Naturally Grey Pixie Cut for Women Aged 50 with Eyeglasses and a sweeping fringe
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#9: Naturally Grey Pixie Cut

Ask for a naturally grey pixie cut. A short textured pixie helps create body and movement in the hair, even when short. Instead of spending a lot of time styling, you can get away with using a soft texture wax like Hairstory’s Wax. You could use hairspray to finish it if you want more hold. This cut is great for older women and will have you visiting the salon every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain.

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#10: Pixie Bowl Cut for Short Hair

A pixie bowl cut for short hair is an edgy style made for a daring and bold woman. Your hair is the best way to express yourself, and trying new styles like a bowl cut can elevate your overall look. Try incorporating a deep dramatic color like black or deep brown to create an edgy effect.

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#11: Very Short Hairstyle

Very short hairstyles like this are convenient for the modern 50-year-old. Ladies in their fifties love this perfect spiky top style! This modern pixie cut has lots of texture. Sort hairstyles like this are known for their versatility. You could wear it fun and textured or quite classic and pretty.

The key is to have lots of softness around the face. You could achieve this by incorporating a piece-y, textured fringe and length around the ears. This keeps the haircut from looking too masculine. Many women over 50 with glasses love this short haircut because they can wear a great pair of earrings and/or glasses and they become a focal point. If you have very thick hair, you will need to ask your stylist to remove extra weight and add more texture. Short haircuts require you to visit the salon more often to have your hair cut and shaped. This may be something to keep in mind.

Before and After Short Cut for Women 50 and Over with Glasses
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#12: Before and After Short Cut for Women 50 and Over

This before and after beautifully shows what a short cut can do for women over 50 who wear glasses. This cut creates a more fun and youthful look while remaining classic.

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#13: Short Layered Cut with Babylights

If you want to give your aging hair a youthful makeover, try a short layered cut with babylights. This look is perfect for women over 50 who wear glasses as it frames their faces and shows their features. The subtle highlights add dimension and texture while keeping the style looking natural. For added volume, use mousse or volumizing spray before blow drying. Try styling by using a round brush. It helps to create lift at the roots and a small curling iron to create soft, subtle waves.

Cute Short Ringlets for 50-Year-Olds with Glasses
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#14: Cute Short Ringlets

Short ringlets are super cute with a pixie cut. Avoid going too short on the sides and too long on the top. That way the curls grow out proportionately. Ask your stylist for the best product to keep your curls moisturized to prevent being frizzy.

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#15: White Pixie with Side Bangs and Glasses for 50-Year-Olds

A haircut like a pixie with bangs is great for women over 50 that wear glasses. Ultra short sides eliminate any stray hairs from looping and sticking out when you wear your glasses, and a side-swept fringe won’t interfere with the tops of your frames. As a bonus, a short pixie is a fantastic way to quickly transition away from monthly root retouches and embrace your natural white or grey hair.

short hairstyle white hair over 50 with glasses
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#16: Long Pixie with White Hair

Show off your healthy locks with a chic short bob with tapered ends. Women over 50 with glasses who have white hair can now use their natural color as an asset.

👉 Get more ideas of short pixie haircuts for ladies in their 50s

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#17: Short Bob Hairstyle

Opt for a short hairstyle that’s a fun, deconstructed short stacked bob with glasses.

It is cut with diagonal forward lines at the perimeter with chunky, razor-cut layers that are versatile enough to either angle forward to frame the face or flip out and partially back as the model demonstrates.

This neck-length haircut is great for fine, straight hair as pictured but also is really fun for natural curls for a completely different look.

It’s important when to consider short hairstyles for over 50 with glasses that you consider your lifestyle and time.

Women 50 plus benefit from having lots of styling options to fit their lifestyle. Styling can be done with a blow dryer and round brush or flat iron, depending on the client’s preferences. A matte paste was used to accent the movement of the layers without the hard hold of hairspray, but some women may prefer a stronger hold.

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#18: Short Hair with Long Bangs

Own this short hair with long bangs for a younger-looking haircut, especially if you’re a woman over 50. These bangs are to accentuate the eyes, so make sure to wear your best glasses. If wanting to experiment with hair colors, a pastel pink hue is fun to try on.

Chic Super Short Cut for ladies over 50 with glasses
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#19: Chic Super Short Cut

This super short haircut is for women in their fifties who love to express themselves. It can also be helpful for women with glasses who have thick texture or even if they are fine-haired.

A woman of any age can do this, and coincidentally as women over 50 age, they look more youthful with pixies or shorter vs. trying to have a hairstyle that pulls down their features!

The fact that every woman over 50 says, “I wish I could do that” when, in fact, they could if they would consult with an experienced hairstylist when considering this.

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#20: Perfect Short Crop for Fine Hair

Ideal for fine hair, this lovely jaw-length short cut with side-swept bangs results in a dazzling hairstyle when colored with a subtle and dimensional blonde.

Use Shu Uemura’s Color Luster shades reviving balm conditioner because it keeps the blonde color from fading, refreshes blonde highlights, deeply nourishes and adds vibrancy to hair. There is no chemical reaction or modification of permanent color.

short hairstyle for over 50 with glasses and a round face
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#21: Flattering Short Hairdo for A Round Face

A cute and soft pixie is a great short haircut for women over 50 with glasses. It creates texture that complements the rounded facial features. Plus, it looks chic with natural grey hair.

short haircut for over 50 with thick hair and glasses
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#22: Short Bob with Thick Hair

Older women who have thick hair, the short bob is perfectly suited for those with thick hair. This haircut is a short cut with medium layers that gives your tresses some bounce and swish. The soft face-framing compliments those who wear eyeglasses as well. Style with a metal barrel round brush to achieve soft waves.

👉 See more short bob hairstyles for older women.

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#23: Short Layered Hairstyle

Long strands cut into layers create more volume on a layered, short haircut. Adding a side part is the perfect way to highlight your facial features in your 50s with your glasses and eyes even more accentuated.

textured pixie undercut for thin-haired ladies over 50 with glasses
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#24: Textured Pixie Undercut For Thin Hair

This short layered crop style doesn’t take away attention to your other facial features. Its simplicity is what makes it perfect, even for thin-haired ladies over 50 who wear glasses. Texture and layers are what you really need, and this short hairstyle has it.

Youthful short cut for woman in her 50s and wearing glasses
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#25: Youthful Hairstyle

The bob undercut is a short, youthful hairstyle. The undercut starts right where the frames of the glasses lie, which shows off the beautiful color of the frames.

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#26: The Messy Bob

Short hairstyles for women over 50 with glasses will look more youthful and chic when layered and cut at chin-length. If you have thin hair, the layers will help your hair appear fuller.  If you want your glasses to be more subtle, go for a hairdo that goes past your ears.

Short pixie cut for someone in their 50s wearing eyeglasses
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#27: Sassy Short Pixie Hair Cut

This is a very short pixie cut customized for women with strong growth patterns in their hair. It can have a soft or strong look. I love that it shows she is strong and sassy with a flair for color that contrasts well with glasses.

This short cut is perfect for any 50+ woman who wants a fun hairstyle without fuss in the morning. It does require a visit to your stylist every five weeks to keep it looking smart and fresh.

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#28: Chin-Length Hair

Opt for a chin-length angled bob with blunt bangs. It’s a great way to keep short-medium haircuts more modern for women with fine hair and glasses.

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#29: Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical graduated bobs with bangs are the modern meets classic for a short-length haircut. This one is playful yet chic to match the eyeglasses.

Maybe you’ve been getting the same classic bob haircut for years and desire a change, but not a drastic one or you desire a big change and have been thinking about it for months. This short hair cut is very suitable for a woman over 50 in the workplace, and many professionals ask for asymmetrical bobs.

For older ladies to maintain this creative cut, it is recommended to rebook every four to six weeks. Suitable face shapes are oval, heart, and long faces. Although, you can still rock this short ‘do with a few minor tweaks if you do not fall into the face shape categories above.

For a smooth, touchable, and stronghold, I recommend using three products. Apply Goldwell Ultra Volume Glamour Whip 3 and Goldwell Just Smooth Thermal Spray 0 on damp hair and finish off with number Lamaur Vita/E Hairspray.

For blow-dry tips, start with setting your fringe if you have a stubborn fringe that likes to split, blow-dry side to side with a comb. Then, go in with a round brush for extra volume. Use a Denman brush for the graduation in the back and dry side to side using the round of the head to achieve a blowout look. Lastly, use a round brush for the sides and top.

Adding color is great step to take before going all gray as you can play with the right fashion tone that will lead to your silver or grey hair. It also looks great with some cool eyeglasses as an extra accessory!

curly hairstyle
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#30: Curly Hairstyle

It’s the perfect short haircut for women over 50 who embrace their naturally curly hair instead of fighting it.

All you have to do is put some product in and go. Layering and personalizing curly hair is super important for it to lay right. Any heaviness can make the shape collapse in certain areas.

This is a perfect short hairstyle for women over 50 who have glasses and do not want a lot of styling maintenance. It will give you a more youthful appearance. The key is the right product to enhance the curl, take away the frizz, and keep the volume.

feathered bob for ladies over 50 with glasses
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#31: Feathered Bob for Ladies Over 50

Ladies over 50 with glasses might want to try a feathered bob as your new style. Adding feathered layers will create volume and softness to your cut, and gives life to flat hair. Fine-haired ladies will want to keep the layers on the longer side to keep the hair looking it’s thickest. You’ll want to blow dry with a volumizing product and a round brush backward for the most lift. This shape can be curled as well for extra fullness.