35 Best Haircuts for Women Over 50 With Thick Hair

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Haircuts for women over 50 with thick hair are created to make the hair more manageable and light. The usual haircutting techniques involved are layering and razor cutting. With that desirable volume, the goal is to take advantage of your luxury styling options!

Finding a hairstyle that works with any length of hair and texture you want is the first step. You can start by getting inspo from Goldie Hawn, Alfre Woodard, and Meg Ryan’s luscious haircut styles for women over 50!

Canadian hairstylist Candace Cheers chats about her tricks when cutting thick hair. “For a lady over 50, I love to contour around her face shape and have more volume in the crown area. I would ask where their troubled areas are with their hair. Also, I’ll talk about where they would like to see more movement and volume,” she tells us.

Be upfront and discuss with your hairdresser to achieve a fitting haircut! The part you need to ask about is the upkeep, the products and tools needed, and when your next appointment should be. It shouldn’t matter if you desire long or short to medium-length hairstyles. Each of these questions is important!

Candace is a huge fan of the Davines product line – especially their texture spray. She said, “It simply gives a not-so-perfect look that’s more fun and youthful!”

Her final piece of advice for these women’s hairstyles? “With being a woman over 50, life is about fun and easy. Learn how to properly style your hair and what products to use to keep it looking sassy!”

Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of the best haircuts and hairstyles for women over 50 with thick hair!


#1: Brunette Hair with a Side Part

Brunette hair styled with a side part is full of potential. A nice hairstyle with waves and texture can make hair look stylish and dreamy. You can keep hair thick and bouncy by reducing weight without needing layers.

Rooted Side-Parted Thick Hair for 50-Year-Old Ladies
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#2: Rooted Side-Parted Hair

Consider a rooted, side-parted look. As people age, their style tends to shift to something more classic. For an easy-maintenance style, consider adding medium-length layers to add body and movement. Incorporating layers through the face helps to add more shape, whether you style back away from the face or towards the face, depending on your personal style and desired result. A side part of your hairstyle will soften facial features. This can also serve as side-swept bangs if you have layers.

Voluminous Silver Short Layered Shag for Women Over 50 with Thick Hair

#3 Short Layered Shag for Women with Gray Hair

The short layered shag for women with gray hair pictured right is a modern take on aging gracefully. This cut gives your thick tresses a breezy, light feel with plenty of volume. Feathered edges create a playful yet polished silhouette, suitable for an oval face. This silver shade could brighten mature complexions. However, keep in mind, this shag does need regular styling to keep up its lively look. It’s great for most hair types, but very curly hair might need extra care to achieve this feathered style.

Thick Side Bangs on Thick Hair for 50-Year-Olds

#4 Thick Side Bangs

Get yourself a thick side bang. Thick hair does not have to weigh you down. Women over 50 who aim to lighten their style can add youthfulness to their hair. I suggest a layered cut, which adds texture from the middle to the tips of the hair. Ask for a deep side-swept bang to soften your look. It suits pear-shaped, long, and rectangular faces best.

#5: Voluminous Copper Mid-Length Cut

Women with aging hair will love this full, mid-length copper cut! The copper hue will infuse warmth into your mane. Over time, you may notice this warmth lacking. The cut’s length and layering also add volume to aging hair.

Honey Blonde Balayage Tones for 50-year-olds with Thick Hair
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#6: Honey Blonde Balayage Tones

Consider honey blonde balayage tones for your next color. Hair turns white with age when the follicles stop producing pigment. As hair continues to grow, it appears silver or grey. Honey blonde contrasts with silver. However, you can mix honey blonde into silver to integrate them seamlessly.

#7: Layered Short Bob

If you need to revamp your dense mane dramatically, here’s a bob for thick hair that looks perfect on a lady around 50. Throw some texture to the graduated layers, and you’ll have the volume of your dreams. Whether natural or not, a dimensional brown shade will give you wondrous results, highlighting your natural beauty.

Thick Feathered Bob Style for Ladies Aged 50
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#8: Thick Feathered Bob Style

This feathered bob style is ideal for women over 50 with thick hair. It could be the perfect choice for older women who seek a chic and youthful look. The layers in this haircut contribute to a sense of volume and movement. Feathered edges add a soft and feminine touch.

#9: Thick Feathered Layers

For ladies over 50 with short hair, feathered layers are a great choice. They give a fresh and youthful style. The layers in this cut create volume, texture, dimension, and movement in your hair. So, it makes your hair more playful and fun.

#10: Wavy Bob with Side Swept Fringe

Try a wavy bob with a side-swept fringe. The length of a wavy bob will remove the excess weight that drags your hair down. The thick, wavy bob provides more volume and body for a glamorous look. Try styling your bob with hot rollers for a more elegant look if you can.

Thick Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs for Ladies 50 and Over
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#11: Thick Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

A pixie with side-swept bangs is a fun and textured cut. Perfect for women wanting a short cut, a bang can draw attention to the eyes and flatter the rest of the face.

#12: Sharply Angled Jet Black Bob

Aging hair doesn’t have to be boring or the typical bob. Avoid the average haircut with a change in style, like a sharply angled jet black bob. It has a draw with its high gloss shine and structured style. This gives the wearer a staple of style.

#13: Blonde Feathered Bob

Ladies looking for a low-maintenance style can easily rock a feathered bob. Feathered means softly blended layers, and blonde hair coloring helps natural gray hair blend seamlessly.

#14: Graduated and Feathered Layers

Graduated and feathered layers are a great way to keep overly thick hair light and fluffy. Graduation is a simple and easy-to-style way to reduce bulk and remove length at the nape area, while feathering is ideal for removing excess weight and thickness. Feathered layering creates a soft frame for any face shape or hair texture.

inverted bob for a woman over 50 with thick hair
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#15: Shoulder-Length Inverted Bob for Thicker Hair

Here’s a shoulder-length inverted bob that works great with your desired diamond blonde hair color. With a subtle fringe, it gives an impression of youthfulness, even in your 50s. Turn your thick, straight hair into a blonde bob for a change!

#16: Wavy Lob with Ombre

A wavy lob with ombré is great for naturally curly and wavy textures. An ombré shows off the cut in a fun way. Great for women over 50 looking to keep some length and have lower maintenance, shorter hairdo. If you want to grow out your gray, a style like a wavy long bob helps you reach that goal sooner by having less hair to grow out.

#17: Pixie for Short-Length Hair

A pixie for short-length hair can make denser hair more maintainable in washing and styling. Thick hair can weigh down, so working a shorter length can lift the hair, allowing more texture and movement to your style.

👉 See More Short Hair Ideas for Women with Thick Hair

#18: Long Pixie with Feathered Layers

Rock a long pixie with feathered layers if you love the short texture but still require some length to fall around your face. A pixie can feel like it exposes so much of your face and hairline. However, maintaining some length to cover your ears and jawline can be the perfect cure to embrace a shorter style. Opt for feather-like layers to allow softness around the face and a lighter effect on the hair.

#19: Feathered Hairstyle for Thick Hair

Try a feathered hairstyle for an airy feel to your layers. Thicker hair can still feel bulky after being layered, so discussing with your stylist to add a feathery feel to your layers can lighten the look and look of your style.

#20: Tousled Shag for Medium Hair

A tousled shag for medium hair is great for women who love movement and height. Adding shaggy layers brings width up to the face, which we lose when our hair is long. Layers can add a more youthful appearance and lift the face.

white pixie bob for 50 year old women with thicker hair
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#21: White Pixie Bob

A good haircut is the white pixie bob, perfect for a lady over 50. It’s the color that suits your age and the chop that’s easy for you to style.

short bob for 50 plus year old woman with thick hair
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#22: Short Salt and Pepper Bob

Short hairstyles for women over 50, like a salt and pepper bob, are an eye-catching trend! The contrast looks amazing and will class up your natural greys. Opt for a neck-length graduated cut. The chop lessens the bulkiness of your locks while giving you that younger look.

short curly bob for older women over 50 with thick hair
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#23: Short Curly Bob

Some short haircuts display sophistication to the fullest! Take a bob hair style, for example. The key to its bouncy and fuller-looking finish is to use a sea salt spray when styling your curly hair.

Lob with Side Swept Bangs for thick haired women 50+
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#24: Thick Lob with Side Swept Bangs

If you’re sick and tired of styling every morning, why don’t you try a thick lob with side-swept bangs? Side bangs look simple and stylish on a straight, thick mane. Pops of honey and silver create a dimension that adds shine and fullness to your locks.

#25: Blonde Cropped Hairstyle

An alternative way to achieve a lovely jaw-length style with much-needed volume is here! Freshen up your look by applying enough mousse to your blonde-cropped hairstyle. It suits a golden shade of blonde and features wispy bangs for thick hair to offer you a younger-looking payoff.

#26: Choppy Pixie for Older Women

You gotta love the texture in a gorgeous choppy pixie cut for women with thick hair. Layers add more details to the thick hairstyle while they boost the dimension of these bronde locks.

grey pixie with undercut for woman in her 50s with thick hai
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#27: Grey Pixie with Undercut

If you’re considering short haircuts for women over 50, a grey pixie with an undercut defines sassiness! The style is low maintenance with the gray hair blending into the dark strands. And because the short pixie is trendy and fashionable, a daily styling routine isn’t necessary.

#28: Youthful Mid-Length Shag

A youthful voluminous shag, partnered with baby bangs, to frame your face like a total darling! One thing to love about a mid-length cut is that it removes length and weight from your dense, medium-length hair. It also adds texture to dark brown hair to benefit you, making the curls look light and gorgeous.

messy beach wave for 50 year old women with thick hair
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#29: Messy Beach Waves

Opt for messy beach waves if your thick tresses need a bouncy finish. A textured style with bangs does better on a length that falls at the neckline—Spritz on a texturing spray to boost the movement and shine off your dark blonde mane.

Related: Best short hairstyle ideas for thick wavy hair.

Flattering Feathered Lob with Wispy Ends for Women Over 50 with Thick Hair
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#30: Flattering Feathered Lob with Wispy Ends for Older Women

What a flattering feathered lob with wispy ends, ideal for women over 50! Give your thick mane new life by getting a lob hair style, best with a shoulder-grazing chop. Pair it with a highlighted silver blonde shade, and rock that dimensional result. If you’re not into subtle highlights, ask your stylist about a balayage or ombre.

Blonde bob with bangs for chin-length thick haired women over 50
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#31: Blonde Bob with Bangs for Chin-Length Hair

A blonde bob with bangs for chin-length hair looks good with a shag upgrade.

straight long bob for woman over 50 years old with thick hair
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#32: Thick Straight Long Bob Style

Now, in your 50s, your hair goal must appear iconic. Choose a gorgeous, thick, straight long bob for your next revamp. Opt for a long hairstyle beyond the shoulders to show off your bronde’s dimension even better. A dark root is a great choice to achieve a low-maintenance result.

#33: The Perfect Textured Cut

An A-line cut is very lived-in, so the texture and styling are everything. The hair is mainly cut dry to shape and personalize the shattered pieces. Textured cuts for thick hair have the versatility of wearing it straight or with flat iron curls (as shown).

Medium Thick Layers with Bangs for older women
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#34: Medium-Length Thick Layers with Bangs

Opt for a medium-length to long-layered haircut with bangs for women over 50. Layering removes some thickness. The cut gives you volume and texture yet still maintains fullness. But, the style isn’t recommended if your hair is finer.

#35: Long Thick Hair with a Side Part

Long, thick hair with a side part can be significantly more manageable than with a middle part. By offsetting the balance using a side part, thick-haired women can avoid the dreaded triangle shape that happens with long, dense manes. With so much density, hair can fluff out rather than keep a style, so utilizing a side part creates a volume that doesn’t overtake the face.