Hairstyles for women over 50 with thick hair are created to make the hair more manageable and light. Usual haircutting techniques involved are layering and razor cutting. With that desirable volume, the goal is to take advantage of the luxury of styling options you have!
Finding a hairstyle that works with the length and texture you want is the first step. You can start by getting inspo from Goldie Hawn, Alfre Woodard, and Meg Ryan’s luscious manes!
Canadian hairstylist Candace Cheers chats about her tricks when cutting thick hair. “For a lady over 50, I love to contour around her face 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.
Having a discussion with your hairdresser is key to achieve a fitting haircut! Ask about the upkeep, the products and tools needed, and when your next appointment should be.
Candace is a huge fan of the Davines product line – especially their texture spray. According to her, “it simply gives a not-so-perfect look that’s more fun and youthful!”
Her final piece of advice? “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!”
Scroll down to see pictures of the best haircuts and hairstyles for women over 50 with thick hair!
Shoulder Length Inverted Bob for Thicker Hair
Need new hairstyles for women over 50 with thick hair? Here’s a shoulder-length inverted bob that works great with your desired diamond blonde. With a subtle fringe, it gives an impression of youthfulness, even in your 50s. Turn your thick, straight locks into blonde for a change!
White Pixie Bob for Women with Thick Hair
A good haircut for thick hair is the white pixie bob, which is perfect if you’re a stunner over 50. It’s the color that suits your age, and the chop that’s easy for you to style. Now, that’s how you give life to your thick tresses!
Short Salt and Pepper Bob for Women Over 50
This short salt and pepper bob is an eye-catching trend! The contrast looks amazing and will class up your natural greys. If you’re a woman who’s over 50 and with thick hair, opt for a neck-length graduated cut. The chop lessens the bulkiness of your locks while giving you that younger look.
The Curly Bob for Women with Thick Hair
Sophistication at its finest! Here’s the curly bob for thick hair, which works well on your neck-length, dark tresses. The key to its bouncy and fuller-looking finish is to use a sea salt spray for styling.
Thick Lob with Side Swept Bangs
If you’re sick and tired of styling every morning, why don’t you try this thick lob with side-swept bangs? It looks simple and stylish on a straight, thick mane. Pops of honey and silver create a dimension, which adds shine and fullness to your locks. With its trendy color and neck-length chop, sure, you’ll want to change your look ASAP!
Blonde Cropped Hairstyle for Thick Hair
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 this blonde cropped hairstyle. It suits a golden shade of blonde and features bangs to offer you a younger-looking payoff.
Choppy Pixie for Older Women with Thick Hair
You gotta love the texture in this gorgeous choppy pixie for women with thick hair. Layers add more details to the thick hairstyle while they boost the dimension of these bronde locks. Consider this cut when you have straight and thick hair, and you’ll look amazing no matter what!
Grey Pixie with Undercut for Women in Their 50’s
It’s a grey pixie with an undercut, which defines sassiness! With the grey strands blending in the dark ones, the entire style happens to be low maintenance. And because it’s trendy and fashionable, a styling routine every day isn’t necessary.
Youthful Voluminous Shag for Thick Hair
A youthful voluminous shag, partnered with baby bangs, to frame your face like a total darling! One thing to love about this mid-length cut is that it removes length and weight from your dense hair. To benefit you, it also adds texture to dark tresses, making the curls look very light and gorgeous.
Hairstylist Michaela Perdue of Blacksburg, VA created this soft shag with baby bangs for thick hair. “The texture and layers add so much movement without sacrificing the length,” says Perdue.
Get a good texture spray for styling a shag. “In this picture, a flat iron was used to style, and the curls were broken up with Davines This Is A Dry Texturizer,” she explains. “A shag can truly suit all older women, but women with natural texture who want to bring their curls to life benefit most.”
Taking off the extra weight allows natural curl and wave to have body and volume. A shag can truly be a wash and wear style or one that requires little effort for older women. It even gets better with 2 and 3-day old hair!
Messy Beach Waves for Women with Thick Hair
Opt for messy beach waves if your thick tresses need a bouncy finish. This textured style with bangs does a better job on a length that falls at the neckline. Spritz on a texturing spray to boost the movement and shine of your dark blonde mane.
This textured, wavy hairstyle was created by hair stylist Kimberly Swann of Savannah, GA. “This style maintains itself along with the help of a shaped and textured cut. Taking care of your hair with good conditioning masks and leave-in conditioners are all firsts on the list,” she explains.
Swann recommends you look for a stylist you can best communicate with and has experience in these cutting techniques. “Try All-Nutrient styling products, including the Motion Soft Gel and the Straight Smoothing Cream, mixed, for hold and frizz. Sometimes if more body is needed, add the ELC Bobo volume foam too,” she adds.
An important tool also needed to make the most of the body and curls is a diffuser attachment to your blow-drier. For conditioning, a popular hair mask to use after every shampoo is Moroccan Oil Hydrating Mask. How to properly apply these products really matter for this style as well.
Flattering Feathered Lob for Older Women
What a flattering feathered lob that’s ideal for women over 50! Give your thick mane new life by getting this style, best with a shoulder-grazing chop. Pair it with a highlighted dark blonde shade, and rock that dimensional result.
Layered Short Bob for Thick Hair
If you need to revamp your dense mane in a dramatic way, here’s one to consider. This is a layered short bob for thick hair, looking perfect on a stunner around 50 years of age. Throw in some texture to the graduated layers, and you’ll have the volume of your dreams. Whether natural or not, a solid golden brown shade will give you wondrous results.
Thick Straight Long Bob
Now, in your 50s, your hair goal must be something that appears iconic. Choose this gorgeous thick, straight long bob for your next revamp. Opt for a length that goes beyond shoulders to show off your bronde’s dimension even better. A dark root will be beneficial to achieve a low-maintenance result.
This thick straight long bob is trendy but mature. It was created by licensed cosmetologist Brandie Rivas of Clearwater, FL. “The lob is a great ‘in-between’ haircut to where it is low maintenance but still versatile enough to style different ways,” she says.
Discuss with your stylist how this hairstyle for women over 50 is able to be customized to your hair texture and daily styling routine. “Whether to make the angle of the cut more or less drastic completely depends on how often you are wanting to keep up with the cut. For styling, it is great! A smooth style or beach waves will work perfectly with this haircut,” explains Rivas.
The Perfect Textured Cut for Thicker-Haired Women
This A-line cut is a very lived-in style, so the texture and styling are everything. It was created by Emily Cornell, a hairstylist in Greensburg, PA. “The hair is mainly cut dry to really shape out the shattered pieces and personalize it. Textured cuts for thick hair like this have the versatility of wearing it straight or with flat iron curls (as shown),” she explains.
This style is ideal for women with fine or thick hair. It’s a fun style that is completely current and on-trend. This cut is great for businesswomen, moms, grandmas, and women with active lifestyles.
To achieve this style, Emily suggests you try Evo MacGyver Mousse at your roots for volume. “Eufora Pure Polish is a lightweight gloss that adds shine. When the hair is dry, use Eufora Full Effect to add a ton of volume and texture to those fun pieces. It has silica in it, so it won’t leave the hair tacky and can still break down,” she adds.
Medium Thick Layers with Bangs
Curl specialist Sherrie Virtue of Montréal, QC created this long-layered haircut with bangs for women over 50. “Layering removes some thickness,” she explains, “there are shorter layers on top and some framing the face. This cut gives you volume and texture, yet still maintains fullness. This style isn’t recommended if your hair is on the finer side.”
The style is easy to maintain. It’s versatile, meaning you can wear it straight, curly, or with movement. It’s better suited for older women who will be able to spend a bit of time styling their hair. You will need at least one styling product to maintain this look. When blow-drying at home, you can turn your head upside down for added volume at the roots. Use hot rollers or simple add product, scrunch, and air dry.