Short haircuts for women over 50 vary from short pixies to long neck-length bobs. These chic, timeless cuts and styles match any lady’s ageless beauty. Plus, according to our poll of over 1,000 women in their 50s, 72% felt more confident and liberated with short hair, citing minimal maintenance and bold self-expression as key factors
What’s great about this length is the home maintenance. According to Canada-based stylist Olivia Berttall, it’s easier to manage when washing and styling. Meanwhile, longer hair can be tiring to brush, blow-dry, and style.
Berttall states, “See how you feel with your locks away from your neck and jaw. Are there points of your face that must be accentuated or softened?” A pixie or bob with bangs can help you enhance your facial structure.
Discuss with your stylist the aspects of your face that you like and don’t like to feature. This helps determine the proper length and texture to suit you best.
Short hairstyles for older women sit best within a certain length, so get a trim every 4-8 weeks. This isn’t for those who don’t have time and budget for regular appointments.
Berttall warns about the cowlicks that may appear on short hair cuts. “Be mindful of your cut, as it’ll either accentuate a split or work in its favor,” she adds.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these popular short haircuts for women over 50.
#1: Wavy Inverted Haircut with Piece-y Layers
If your hair is wavy or straight, an inverted haircut with layers can add volume and texture to limp locks. Keeping the length at the nape short and tapered adds a lot of shape and volume to shapeless hair. Inverting the haircut helps push the weight forward. This gives the illusion of density and fullness. Style with a large barrel iron to achieve soft waves, or wash and wear!
#2: Long Bixie Cut with Grey Balayage
The long bixie cut with grey balayage is a fantastic choice for women aged 50 who want a stylish and modern look. This haircut features longer layers in the front and shorter layers in the back, creating a chic and slightly angled shape. Ask for a beautiful grey balayage, which adds depth and dimension to the hair, giving it a trendy and sophisticated vibe. This style works well for women with any hair texture, whether straight, wavy, or curly. To maintain this look, it’s important to use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner to keep the grey color vibrant. Regular trims every 6-8 weeks will also help it maintain shape.
#3: Wispy Curly Fringe on a Curly Bob Hairstyle
A wispy curly fringe on a curly bob hairstyle beautifully showcases your natural texture. If needed, don’t hesitate to ask your stylist for a curl care lesson. This will help you replicate this style at home.
#4: Perfectly Shaped Bob with Fringe for Ladies Over 50 with Curly Hair
The perfectly shaped curly bob with fringe is a stunning and chic hairstyle. It embraces the natural beauty of curly hair. The bob length frames the face beautifully, while the curls add texture and movement. Adding a fringe adds a touch of finesse and helps accentuate the facial features. This hairstyle is ideal for those who want a low-maintenance look. Consult with your stylist about which curly hair products will work best for your texture!
#5: Edgy Cut with an Icy Color
Consider an edgy cut with an icy blonde color. Short pixie cuts are best for women who want an easy way to style hair with high-fashion vibes. If you have fine hair, you will get lots of body and texture with a short style. Try a slight undercut with a cropped pixie and add texture to the ends for softness. A round brush and volumizing mousse will give you the amp you need.
#6: Modern Pixie Mullet with Peachy Pink Tones
Opt for a modern pixie mullet with peachy pink tones. Older women are becoming more daring as times change, enabling a chic pixie with a modern twist of pink. Babylights of peach with a deep pink root will give you a shadow effect. Razoring a pixie on finer aging hair will give volume, texture, and movement.
#7: Classic Short Bob with Feathered Bangs
Here’s a classic short bob with feathers bangs. Having thicker hair will give you the advantage of volume throughout your style. Ask for an under-beveled bob so your hair will easily curl under. Try cute feathered bangs to lighten up the hair around your face and shape your eyes and glasses if you wear them.
#8: Dimensional Blonde for a Neck-Length Slanted Bob
You’ll be ready for anything in a neck-length slanted bob with blonde color. Highlights work especially well on the smooth surface of the longer layers of a bob. Your hairstylist might want to color your hair with balayage. This technique is hand painted and visually appealing because it’s so natural. Regarding the cut, you cannot go wrong with a high back. It’s a tad shorter than the front and will give you a beautiful modern shape.
#9: Side Part Blonde Balayage Bob
A side-parted blonde balayage is perfect if you’re in your 50s. Embrace your grey with a soft balayage to blend and brighten your face. With a fashionable bob, perfect for older ladies, ask your stylist to give you a blunt perimeter. Ask for soft textured perimeter layers that are below the bevel. This way, your hair will naturally turn under and make it easy to style.
#10: Shoulder-Length Bob with Piece-y Bangs for Women Over 50 with Curly Hair
Adding piece-y bangs to a shoulder-length, curly bob is a great way to tie in layers. The added layers would be perfect for adding volume to your curly hair, and it removes weight. A natural gray bob with a subtle lowlight will enhance your natural texture and make the style stand out!
#11: Scissor-Over-Comb Short Hair with Bouncy Curls
Try short hair bouncy curls with a scissor-over-comb nape and lift your shape. A chin-length bob with a natural curl will give your features a boost. Have your stylist graduate the back and add square layers to the rest of the cut. The stacked shape will give you volume and works well diffused or air-dried with a curl amplifier.
#12: Voluminous Pixie Bob with Tapered Nape
A pixie bob with a tapered nape is a great way to enhance the volume at the crown. The nape is sleek and low-maintenance. This style will work best for most hair types, bringing out your natural gray. This makes it a very low-maintenance color and style. A gray pixie for older women can also give a more edgy, hip look!
#13: Short-Length Tapered Feathered Bob
If your hair has no life and is laying flat, consider a short-length tapered, and feathered bob. Pictures are worth 1,000 words and are always a great way to convey your style choice to your hairdresser. You’ll want to add lots of layering to your bob, to give it a feathered style and a bit of sassiness. Try blow drying with a medium round brush and a volumizing mist. Try Pureology’s Style + Protect Instant Levitation Mist for manageability.
#14: Short A-Line Blonde Hair with Dark Roots
Blonde hair with dark roots in a short a-line cut is an eye-catching style. The long layers make the highlights stand out and make your hair fall smooth. The dark roots will give your hair nice dimensional color. Ask your stylist for a shorter back and a longer front with minimal layering for the perfect a-line shape. Remember that you will need hair maintenance every 8-10 weeks to keep your cut and color fresh.
#15: Side-Swept Pixie with Lilac Babylights
A side-swept pixie with lilac babylights is a fun way to experiment with fashion or vivid tones. It’s the perfect way to play with a fun color without the longevity and commitment of a deeper pigment. When you balayage your hair, ask your hairdresser to add violet or purple tones. It’s an easy transition back to blonde when you’re ready to let it go.
#16: Edgy Undercut Pixie with Silver and Mauve Tones
An undercut pixie with is exactly the thing you need to bring out your personality. It’s a great way to express yourself and show your style. Ask for many colors, focusing on the top and around the face. To create the layered effect, try dry cutting in shape. This is especially a great technique for fine hair types.
#17: Mini Brown Bob with Wispy Layers
A mini brown bob with wispy layers is inspired by youth and is definitely for the woman who likes a bold haircut. To make a successful bob work, having a stylist who can cut short hair with precision is important. I always recommend cutting a bob wet first, then completely drying it and cleaning up the lines after. It’s key to smooth out your bob with lots of tension in the blow-dry to show off those sharp angles.
#18: Textured Pixie Hair with Soft Purple Color
Textured pixie hair with soft purple color is a chic and easy way to transform your blonde locks. I love using pastel tones because you can easily bounce back to your soft blonde afterward! Pastels can be high maintenance. So it’s important to note they can appeal to someone a bit nervous to try a fashion tone. Only wash your hair in cold water if you choose a light lavender or soft pastel. Infrequent shampooing and a heat protectant are ways to lengthen the lifespan of your color.
#19: White Sassy Pixie with Light Bangs
A white sassy pixie with light bangs can add dimension to your face and soften areas like your cheeks. Your hairstyle should reflect you. I recommend doing small details on the haircut that fit your face shape. Leaving a little wispy length around the ears can be a fun way to customize a pixie for you. Try asking for a razor cut to keep the fringe and hairline soft.
#20: Very Short Wedge Bob Cut with Bangs
A short wedge bob cut with bangs is really for someone with a thick and stubborn texture. This shape is a great way to create volume and height. Layers are key to making this hairstyle happen. I always recommend using texturizing shears or a type of tool to de-bulk and remove weight. This cut and style can be blow-dried using a volume mousse. Try Paul Mitchell’s HydroCream Whip Mousse for optimum control and volume building. Use a small to medium round brush for the ideal volume.
#21: Sleek Long Bob with Face-Framing Layers
Women over 50 should try face-framing layers on a sleek, long bob. Mix up your look without having to commit to something crazy. For example, bringing up the layers around the face can change how you appear and soften your face. If you are feeling extra bold, try adding curtain bangs.
#22: Sleek Gray Tapered Pixie
A sleek gray tapered pixie is a precise and clean shape that is easy to care for. The pixie can be styled in many ways, but styling it flat is beautiful in its simplicity. You’ll want the top to have texture to add movement and visual interest. Have your stylist point-cut the crown to achieve dimension. Wear the bangs down or sweep them off to the side with some hair putty. Who says short hair can’t be versatile?
#23: Bixie with a Long Side Fringe for Women Over 50 with a Round Face
If you want a short cut that appears to have some length, go for a honey-blonde bixie with a long side fringe. Your style will look softer with a long top and fringe, and keeping hair covering the ears will also help. For the perfect shape, you’ll want plenty of layers throughout the sides and back. The highlights are a great addition to the longer top and won’t be cut out too quickly because of the length. A bixie with a side fringe complements and softens round face shapes well. You’ll feel beautiful.
#24: Platinum Choppy Pixie Bowl Cut
A platinum choppy pixie bowl cut is a creative take on a traditional short haircut. Lots of women a certain age will leap to go shorter. I love this vibe. However, it’s important to keep the shape edgy and trendy. In my opinion, heavy texturizing can keep this bowl cut chic, resulting in a soft structure.
#25: Brunette Lob Cut with Highlights
A brunette lob cut with highlights instantly lifts and sculpts the face. Sometimes added length can feel heavy on face shapes. Adding some length and a few highlights is a great way to brighten up dull features. I recommend a strategic partial highlight placement. It should focus lightness around the face-framing areas.
#26: Fluffy Silver Pixie on Natural Curls
A fluffy pixie on natural curls is a great option if you have a curly texture and love a low-maintenance style. Ask your stylist for product advice if you like volume and a wash-and-wear style. You’ll want to use products that best tame and control your locks. If you want longer lasting style, pick up a diffuser for your blow dryer to lock in your look.
#27: Low-Maintenance Razor Cut Pixie with Bangs
A razor-cut low-maintenance pixie with bangs is a perfect style for hair on the finer side. The soft texture added to the cut using a razor helps lift the volume. It also creates softness and dimension. I recommend keeping the bangs light and feathered to give this style an undone touch.
#28: Jaw-Length Silver Bob with a Side Fringe
Try a jaw-length bob with a side fringe to change your look. This cut allows you to add shape without sacrificing too much length. I recommend avoiding the jaw length if you have a round or square face shape. It can make a face feel wider, and instead, opt for an inch or two shorter or longer to avoid boxing in your face.
#29: Shorter Ear-Length Blunt Cut
This shorter ear-length blunt cut is a classic look that will never go out of style. It’s a great choice to keep locks low-maintenance and still have the option to style them up if desired. This edgy hairdo looks chic without requiring too much effort or time. It is one of the best short hairstyles for women over 50.
#30: Feathered Pixie Bob with A-Line Cut
A feathered pixie bob with an a-line cut is a versatile style perfect for almost any hair type. Add layers and texture to lean into the feathered look if you want more volume. The A-line cut adds a built-in shape, making it an easy wash-and-wear go-to.
#31: Side-Parted Round Wispy Bob
The side-parted textured wispy bob is a great hairstyle choice for 50-year-old women. This look will naturally elongate your face and create a modern yet soft look. Set your hair curling away from your face to get the most out of this style. Use a curling iron with a medium-sized barrel to create on-set barrel curls for maximum volume. Brush through and then part it to the side. Finish the look with a light hairspray to keep the waves in place and create a wispy effect.
#32: Sleek Blunt Bob with Thin Bangs
For finer-haired ladies who are 50 years young, this sleek blunt bob with piecey bangs is a stylish choice. The shade of color should be darker at the roots for depth and contrast. The bob should be cut at an angle to give the illusion of fullness and framing of the face. Use a metal round brush when blow drying to maintain a tidy and polished look. Use a straightening iron on low heat for a sleek finish. Adding a finishing hairspray will keep your fine hair holding up throughout the day.
#33: Cute Blonde Pixie Style for Short Hair
Don’t be fooled by what may look like a simple cut A. blonde pixie style for short hair can provide the perfect frame for your face while radiating youth and personality. This timeless classic requires thoughtful styling and regular trims to keep it looking fresh. Communicate with your stylist about the type of product you need to maintain this look. Frequent trims will be necessary to maintain the overall shape. Not only is this look incredibly stylish, but it’s also practical.
#34: The Wispy Casual Long Bob
This wispy casual long bob is a great short hairstyle for a woman. Its blunt perimeter adds volume around the jawline, perfect for a diamond or heart-shaped face. It helps accentuate your facial features and provide definition. To style this cut, use a volumizing mousse. Try Verb Sea Spray Mousse to enhance rooted volume, shape the waves and add texture. Finish by applying hairspray like Aveda Air Control Hairspray. It’s for a long-lasting hold that allows natural hair movement.
#35: High Stacked Bob with Layers
This layered stacked bob with side-swept bangs is simply gorgeous. It has a high stack in the back and is layered throughout to give it more movement. Side-swept bangs are a good choice for diminishing wrinkles around the forehead, fine lines, or crowfeet around the eyes.
When it comes to short hairstyles for women over fifty, this hairstyle is perfect for anyone looking for a change in their hair. It’s ideal for someone with medium to fine hair looking for a cut to give their hair some extra oomph.
#36: Simple Gray Graduated Bob with Bangs
This graduated A-line bob for 50-plus women is very modern and on-trend. To maintain this short hairstyle at home, I recommend applying a mousse-like R+Co Chiffon to towel-dried hair before blow-drying. A paddle brush can be used for a sleek look, or a round brush can be used for achieving volume. Finish the style with a flexible hold hairspray. My favorite is R+Co Outer Space.
#37: Short Layers and Bangs on a Textured Bob
A bob shape with layers is a flattering look for a mature lady. An effortless look is to add waves as it gives a soft breeziness and will add dimension to the style. Ask for the shape to sit above the jaw to lift while keeping the fringe area soft and feathery.
#38: Layered Mini Bob with a Fringe
For all the ladies with a natural texture to enhance, a fresh layered bob is an idea for you. The shorter shape and layers will create movement and enhance the natural texture. To give the nod to current trends, a shaped face frame fringe area keeps the look feminine and youthful.
#39: Red Sleek Bob with a Deep Side Part
If you want to go for the chop, pick a style that works well with your facial features. Hair worn with height away from the face elongates. While a deep side parting and the other side tucked to create a sharper jawline edge. Vibrant shades pair perfectly with shorter styles giving an iconic feel.
#40: Side Part Wispy Pixie with Layered Bangs
Give your hair a new personality, and show off your features by going short. A wispy pixie gives a lift to the face and softness. Add a strong side part and a face-framing layered fringe for even more drama. This will also keep the look feminine and young.
#41: Swept Back Wavy Pixie
Make your pixie cut look fresh with a modern twist by drying away from the face for a playful take on a classic. Talk to your stylist about keeping the layers at the front longer. That way, they can be swept back easily and give a soft shape. A round brush behind the front section while drying will create lift.
#42: Blonde Bob with Face Frame and Feathered Layers
Is it time to try something different? A lighter hue with the right tone can lift and illuminate your face. Ask your stylist to help you with your skin’s undertones for your coloring. Pair with a feathered bob for more body and volume. Perfectly feminine and classy.
#43: Low-Maintenance Pixie Crop for Busy Women Over 50
A low-maintenance crop is a classic style. It only takes a little effort each morning to style. But to look neat, you must keep on top of trims every four weeks. Cut around the ears and work to the hairline, this is a strong look, but it also radiates elegance.
#44: Medium Bob Cut with Subtle Layers
Neat, classic, short bobs will always be popular. Longer subtle layers give voluminous movement and width to lift the face. Soft waves provide a modern twist and chic finish. Use a tong once dry and cool before gently brushing, to create a bouncy look.
#45: Messy Waves and Fringe for Bobbed Hair
Bobbed wavy haircuts are a vibe right now. Think undone, messy texture with a feathery full fringe. This will make you look younger as shorter hair lifts the face, and bangs add softness to your features. I recommend drying naturally, or if you have to, use heat. A diffuser is a great tool to enhance movement.
#46: Deep Side-Parted Bob for Women Over 50 with Grey Hair
Bob hairstyles look great on silver strands. Give it a sassy look by going for a stacked shape to create thickness and volume, a deep side parting gives an edgy look. Ask for layers that will work to give texture to give maximum versatility.
#47: Tousled Gray Pixie with Layers
Short and fun pixies look amazing to show off grey hair. A versatile shape is a good option as it can be worn in multiple ways. Experiment by tucking behind the ear or leaving out, pushing the top to one side, or quiff away from your face. I always recommend that my clients with grey hair who want a texture product go for a matte paste or clay. Both are drier products that stop your hair from looking heavy and oily.
#48: Sleek Tapered Pixie with Side Bangs
Hairstyles for fine hair work well when they create volume for your short hair. Ask for layers at the crown to give the illusion of more height. If you want a softer look around your face, add a sweeping side fringe to keep things feminine.
#49: Very Short Curly Cut on Salt-and-Pepper Hair
One of the most interesting things you can do with your hair is to go with it, not fight with the natural texture. A short layered cut will enhance movement and bring back life and bounce to limp curls. Top tip: curly hair is prone to frizz. So, air dry when you can, or a cool heat and low speed with a diffuser attachment will reduce fluffy flyaways.
#50: Mature Short and Choppy A-line Cut
You should consider a short and choppy a-line cut. With my years of experience, this shape is a crowd-pleaser. Ask your stylist to add medium-length layers to your a-line shape, and you will have movement in your cut for a tousled feel. No matter your face shape or age group, a choppy short bob should work wonderfully. Blow dry with your hands or a large round brush, and make sure you finish with wax to bring out the funky layers.
#51: Modern Choppy Bixie for Women Over 50 with Fine Hair
Try a choppy bixie if you want the low-maintenance aspect of short hair but still want to maintain some length. Fine hair will love a bixie, keeping it looking full and hitting it high on the volume. Consider using a dry texture spray as a styling tool to keep those choppy layers from clumping together. In addition, ask your stylist to cut light points in the layers to keep your ends soft and feathered.
#52: Stylish Short Blunt Cut with Bold Blunt Bangs
If you want a cut that is sharp but simple, you should try a short blunt cut with bold, blunt bangs. The bold bangs give this shape its strength, but it’s important to have the bangs cut the right length for your face shape. If you have a rounder face, don’t go too short. The correct bang length can be complementary and hide your forehead wrinkles. If you have fine hair, a blunt cut is a perfect choice to keep your hair looking as thick as possible.
#53: Jaw-Length Cut with Long Side-Swept Bangs and Blonde Highlights
A jaw-length cut with blonde highlights is a perfect blend of an edgy and classic look. Perfect for almost any hair type, the jaw-length cut is a great way to add volume to the perimeter of fine hair and remove bulk and weight from thick, coarse hair. A sideswipe bang is perfect for adding shape around the face without the commitment of a full bang. In addition, blonde highlights add great texture and dimension. I highly recommend you consult your stylist about proper color care to keep your blonde looking bright and healthy.
#54: Edgy Asymmetrical Lob with Side-Swept Fringe
An asymmetrical long bob with a side-swept fringe is a trend that has come back full circle! This edgy, chic haircut can be suitable for all face shapes depending on the small adjustments made to the cut. An asymmetrical bob is a short cut, with a longer piece to one side (uneven bob). Fringe is a great way to cover larger foreheads. This is a good example of one of the many adjustments that can be made to this style!
#55: Mahogany Wavy Short Bob
One of the best short hairstyles for women over 50 is this mahogany wavy short bob. If your hair feels boring, try using a curling iron to add subtle waves. It’s a lovely ladies’ short hairstyle you’ll see more often this year.
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#56: Messy Pixie Bob
Try a messy pixie bob for 50-year-old women, and you’ll have the best of both worlds. The bob element will add structure to your hair, while the choppy pixie element on top will enhance volume. Blend in textured bangs, and you’ll have a beautifully crafted hairstyle.
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#57: Bold Short Textured Hairstyle
Rock a short textured hairstyle for women over 50 if your hair is too high-maintenance. A shorter style opens up the face and gives a fresher appearance, and it’s easier to style. Just add some light texture cream for definition.
#58: Short Cut Bob with Curls for Naturally Curly Hair
A short cut bob for naturally curly hair requires multiple layers to create a full, curly look. Getting a special curly cut, often called a dry cut, lets your curls lay in their natural state, allowing your shape to be perfect. It’s one of the best short women’s haircuts.
#59: Polished Short Layered Bob for Fine Hair
A short layered bob for fine hair with a slight face frame is a layered short cut for women who want to create volume in their crown. It hugs your head shape, and the soft layers help frame your face, soften features, and produce a rejuvenating effect.
If you’re considering a bob hairstyle for your fine hair, I highly recommend it, especially if your hair is coarse and unruly due to grey hair. If you don’t have access to a smoothing treatment, consider any lightweight de-frizzing products like WOW Dreamcoat and Speed Dry or Goldwell Kerasilk smoothing fluid before blow-drying and Kerasilk humidity barrier spray once it has been blown dry or heat styled.
#60: Trendy Short Hair with Bangs
A short haircut with bangs for women over 50 looks elegant and is easy maintenance. A short crop cut in the back makes for easier management and styling. Using a round brush to style will give more body in the back for a more structured shape.
#61: Classy Short Wavy Bob For Women Over 50 with Silver Hair
This classy short wavy bob for women over 50 is a bob hairstyle that requires a lot of upkeep. Toners fade after 4/6 weeks. To maintain a true pigmented color, prepare to visit the salon more often. The color is easier to achieve when your hair is naturally light. Silver hair is a great way to transition from coloring to growing out of natural gray!
#62: Super Modern Layered Bob for Thick Hair
A modern layered bob would be a great choice for women over 50 with thick hair. Chin-length with minimum layers gives it a sharp and stylish look. Curling it with iron gives a mature woman a softer look.
#63: Spikey Layered Pixie
A spiky layered pixie for 50-year-old women who want a haircut that is easy to style, consider this short pixie. This cut is easy to take care of at home, but be prepared to spend time at the salon every 4-5 weeks for a trim when maintaining short haircut styles. Use pomade or gel when styling short hair for women over 50.
#64: Short Textured Pixie With Long Side Bangs for Women Over 50 with Glasses
This is a trendy, fashion-forward pixie. This pixie with long side bangs can be worn in many ways, and each style looks like a different haircut! It even looks great on older women with glasses. Short styles like this are fantastic with any texture of hair but look best if your hair is on the medium to thick side.
Feel comfortable in your own skin because this short haircut exposes a good portion of your face and neck. To keep this style looking its best, you must head to the salon every four to six weeks for maintenance.
#65: Textured Inverted Bob
A textured inverted bob is an ideal hairstyle for older women with thicker hair. An inverted bob on short hair is shorter in the back and longer in the front. How to style a short cut for older women entails air-drying and straightening with a flat iron.
#66: Modern Take on The Classic Bob for Red-Haired Ladies
Search high and low for a haircut for older women over 50, and you will find a modern take on the classic bob. A hairstyle for older women with short hair can vary from a long pixie, a pixie bob, and many others. Red-haired ladies can create a level of maintenance that supports the frequency of haircuts.
#67: Creative Short-to-Medium Straight Bob
This short-medium haircut is a creative spin on the evolving rose gold color trend! More mature ladies want to see a pop of color or do something fun while still keeping it acceptable for everyday work.
Using a great sulfate-free shampoo and rinsing will cool water is the best way to get more longevity out of these fun colors. All older women over 50 can have fun with their hair!
#68: Dark Brown Lived-In Pixie Cut for Women Over 50 with Straight Hair
The dark brown lived-in pixie cut is an excellent option for women with straight hair. To have an impeccable straight, you must cut the ends of your hair every three months.
#69: Long Undercut Edgy Pixie
A long, undercut, edgy pixie is a fun way to de-bulk thick tresses with a bit of sass and flair. To create this long pixie with an undercut, My stylist used a scissor cut for shape, and a razor cut for texture. The undercut is done with a buzzer with one guard. Styling short hair requires heat protection, texture spray, serums, and hairspray.
#70: Gorgeous Chin-Length Bob
This modernized chin-length bob for women in their mid-50s is one of my favorites because it is versatile. We utilize a light razor technique in the finishing details to complement a carefree style.
Chin-length short hairstyles can uplift and accentuate bone structure. Common face shapes such as oval and round face shapes particularly look great. The cut looks amazing textured or smooth, and flatters most with a clean line from the nape to the jawline. A natural body on fine to medium hair also shows off volume and texture.
#71: Super Short Choppy Pixie for Black Women Over 50
This black choppy pixie is a short haircut for women over 50 with a round face. The playful pieces that frame the face help you create different looks, like super short pixies that are perfect for work or play.
Shampoo and condition your hair, mold it down with Nairobi Styling Foam, then tie it down with a scarf or strips until dry. To style, mist the Sparkle Shine over the entire head, then use a 1/4-inch flat iron. Start at the top and slightly bevel the iron in a circle pattern completely around the entire head. To finish, fingerstyle until the desired look is achieved.
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#72: Auburn Bob with Layers for Volume
An auburn bob with layers for volume is a stunning short cut for women 50+. A textured bob with face-framing pieces creates dimension, texture, and volume, perfect for thicker hair.
#73: Trendy Rounded Bob Short Cut
A short, rounded bob cut for older women allows for an easy styling routine. A short bob hairstyle is perfect for textured hair and stylish when worn straight or wavy!
#74: Very Short Pixie with Bleach Blonde Highlights
This is an edgy pixie cut with highlights while also maintaining a level of softness. This look can work for various textures, complementing many face shapes. It’s a very low-maintenance style, and the swept bang and undercut melt two looks together nicely.
I recommend anything that enhances texture or gives a little hold. For this style, Aveda’s Brilliant Universal Styling Creme was used to give a little shine and to create separation and weight. I often reach for pomade and hairspray, such as Aveda’s Men’s Pure-formance Pomade and their Aircontrol Hairspray.
#75: Grey Undercut Pixie for Youthful Ladies
You’re never too old to rock a grey undercut pixie! Pixies are very common short hairstyles for women over 50. A pixie cut can make 50-year-old women with white hair look younger by bringing out their best features, especially their cheekbones, and eyes!
#76: Natural-Looking Salt and Pepper Pixie
A pixie cut on a lady over 50 is a popular haircut for women. When considering the vast styles of pixie cuts, it’s easy to change every time. If opting for short haircuts for women over 50, ask the stylist for a feathered curtain fringe to frame the face. It will create a soft look and short wispy layers for added textures. Box o’Bollox is a staple styling product for pixies and shorter cuts.
#77: Stylish Tousled Pixie
A tousled pixie style for women over 50 works best with textured hair. This short style works best for senior women with loose waves and pixie haircuts with many layers to create more body.
#78: Modern Pixie Haircut
A modern pixie haircut is the perfect, low-maintenance haircut for women over 50. A short pixie with side-swept bangs and short tapered sides is trendy right now.
#79: Edgy Chin-Length Shag for an Older Woman
An edgy chin-length shag for an older woman is a very practical haircut for a woman in her fifties. A short shag has a variety of layers, creating volume and fullness all around.
#80: Shaggy Pixie for Thinning Hair
A shaggy pixie hair style has a disconnected, long razor cut on top with an undercut. The best thing about this short cut is that it proves that having very short hair can still be feminine, stylish, and sexy at any age!
This look is great for women wanting to give their short hair an edgy look while keeping it soft and feminine. It’s a great style for fine hair as we’ve kept the top and sides longer than the traditional pixie. This creates volume and texture and means that extra length gives you more appealing options for styling your hair differently. It also works well on short thick hair, removing bulk from underneath for a more defined and textured look that you may not have been able to achieve before without having an undercut.
#81: Neck-Length Layers with Long Bangs
These neck-length layers and long bangs are perfect if you are 80% gray and want gray blending versus permanent hair color. I cut her hair in a one-length bob with round layers so she may keep the curl throughout the day. I cut a side-swooping heavy fringe, blending it into a face frame to maximize curl hold and minimize a rounder-shaped face. I recommend using Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi finishing spray and Keratin Intense Treatment. To finish, use Joico’s styling lotion for frizz reduction and curl hold.
#82: Youthful Gray Bob
A youthful gray bob is for someone who wants to embrace their natural gray but still has a sense of style. Like most gray hair, hers is coarse and resistant. It takes a lot of patience to grow out your gray hair. While it can age you, however, this woman in the picture has naturally beautiful white hair with no yellow or dishwater tones if you like to have fun with color and weave in lowlights to add some depth and spunk to your natural gray.
#83: Cute Layered Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
Consider a jaw-length layered bob with side-swept long bangs. I recommend Redken Pillow Proof Primer, Redken Stay High, and Amika Undone texture spray for styling. Short hairstyles like this are perfect for a woman over 50 years old who wants texture and a fun look without a lot of work. It’s ideal for fine to medium hair texture straight to medium wave. Oval, square, and heart-shaped faces will wear this style well.
#84: Mature Short Feathered Layers
This short layered cut for mature women has feathered layers to add dimension. It suits any age group, and you can wear this cut even if you have wavy hair. Blow-dry with a round brush for a smooth look.
#85: High Volume LOB With Layering for Women Over 50 with Thin Hair
Women over the age of 50 tend to go shorter in length, but a lob gives more options. A lob (long bob) with layers refreshes your hair by making it appear fuller and thicker. I love this look because it helps add an instant body to your hair. It’s a great cut for older women with short hair.
I recommend this haircut/style for any mature woman with thin hair or lifeless hair. It creates the illusion that your hair is thicker than it is. However, I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who likes to pull their hair up. With this cut, an updo, ponytail, bun, etc., are not options.
#86: Sleek & Youthful Angled Bob
Go for a short cut that is sleek, trendy, and classic and is one of the best youthful hairstyles! This short angled bob is layered, giving it serious swing and movement. It looks so sharp and stylish.
For styling, use Matrix Volume Bloom, which is great for short fine hair like this because it is light and gives great lift. Also, try Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Creme Oil to give your hair a smooth and shiny finish. This haircut is for fine to medium hair. It can make someone’s fine hair appear fuller. The cut falls right in on a 50-year-old woman with thin straight hair and is easy to style with this length. This can complement any face shape, and plan on coming into the salon every six weeks to maintain it.
#87: Short Angled Bob With Layers and Flip
This slightly angled bob, with over-directed round layers and a sweeping fringe, could be your next cut. As for the fringe, you can wear it three ways: swept off to the side, straight down, or take it back to the 90s by curling the top section of the fringe up and the bottom half of the fringe down.
#88: Graduated Layered Bob for Mature Women
This graduated layered bob is carefree, feminine, and sophisticated. The graduated layers maximize carefree volume and movement. This short haircut is perfect for fine to medium hair texture. Layered bobs are ideal for a 50-year-old woman who does not wish to spend much time on their hair but wants the illusion of a styled look.
Use a root volumizing mousse and blow-dry serum for a superior blow-dry slip. Great products include Wella’s Eimi Root Shoot and Eimi Perfect Me Lightweight Beauty Balm. Use a 35mm MoroccanOil ceramic round brush to create volume and separation between layers.
#89: Elegant Side-Part Chin-Length Bob
This chin-length bob is nearly all one length. This keeps the style heavy and dense, which is perfect among short hairstyles for women over 50 with fine hair!
#90: Short Haircut with Wispy Fringe
This short style features longer layers on top of the head and a beautiful wispy fringe. It’s one of the classier and simpler-looking short haircuts for women over 50 you’ll see.
#91: Cool & Soft Short Blonde Highlights Hairstyle
This fabulous layered haircut features a texturized side-part fringe. If you’re looking for professional short cuts for women over 50, this is it.
#92: Chic Highlights on a Choppy Bob with Side Bangs for Women Over 50 with Thick Hair
This shaggy bob hairdo is nearly all one length, and the bangs are perfect for hiding deep wrinkles on the forehead. This allows it to keep most of its weight, making it the perfect cut for women in their 50s with thick hair. The way that it’s styled keeps it from looking too heavy, and the slight bend on the hair in the front gives a softer overall look.
#93: Face-Framing Bob with Bangs
The curve and wispiness of this short blonde bob make it more youthful. It softens the face as it frames it by having the ends beveled in. The short bangs on blonde hair give the same effect because it is cut at a curve and is texturized, soft, and wispy.
#94: Shorter Graduated Bob
This bob is shorter in the front and longer in the back. This causes hair to naturally fall to the back, making it one of the easiest short haircuts for older women over 50.