Short haircuts for women over 50 are a raging trend! We’re constantly seeing thousands of different hairstyles for young girls everywhere on Instagram and Pinterest, but never enough hairstyles for over 50.
That’s why we have created a master list full of different hairstyles for older women: From short shaggy hairstyles to short sassy haircuts for over 50, we have it all.
Our experts have shortlisted 25 amazing short hairstyles for over 50 women to rock.
Short Hair Ideas for Over 50 Women with Glasses
1. Short Hair + Baby Bangs
The thing about wearing glasses is that you have to get haircuts that set the hair apart from your face, so it doesn’t fall all over your glasses. And this short choppy hairstyle is perfect for you.
Cut your hair short in the lower part, leaving more hair in the top, long enough to get that choppy look. Last but not least, cut your bangs shorter than usual (above your eyebrows), and that’s it!
2. Spiky Ice Blond Hair
Nobody said older women’s hairstyles had to be boring, and this short haircut is the living proof! First, cut your hair above your ears, but remember to ask your hairdresser to go for that short shaggy haircut for over 50 with fine hair and leave the top hairs longer than the others.
To mimic this look bleach your hair a couple of tones down until it’s really blonde, then dye with an almost grey blonde color and tone it down with purple shampoo, shake it a little bit to obtain more volume, and you’ve got yourself this exact same haircut.
3. Short Choppy Bob
Another great way to still wear bangs with your glasses is to go for a choppy bob, which is really easy to get, and it’s one of the best short spiky haircuts for women over 50!
Of course, the top and front part of your hair should be longer than the back part, then divide your hair more to the left and create a “side bang” to your right side. Last but not least, remember to slightly curl the top of your hair to get that choppy, messy look.
4. Pixie with Highlights
This is a great hairstyle option for older women with glasses who want a more edgy look but still keep it classy. To make this hairstyle even better, add some highlights to the top part of your hair and create the illusion of having more volume.
To get the fluffy part on top, first, remember to do this hairstyle with clean hair, and two, apply a hair texture product, shake your hair and comb it with a wide, round comb to the side, and you’ll soon have this exact hairstyle.
5. Pixie Cut with Shaved Sides
If you’re looking for short haircuts for women over 50 that will make everyone go “wow!” then this one is for you. It’s pretty much a classic pixie cut, but instead of being all even, it’s shaved on the side and back part.
It’s up to you if you want to shave both sides of your head to make it even, or shave one side, either way, it will look good as long as you remember to properly style the top part.
Best Short Haircuts for Over 50 with Fine Hair
6. Choppy Bangs
Amongst all the different fine hairstyles for over 50 we believe this one works amazingly, not only adds volume to your naturally fine hair, but also creates the illusion of having more volume.
If you already have short hair, then all you have to do is cut some choppy bangs (meaning you don’t have to worry about them being even!) and, with the help of a curling iron, curl the back part of your hair to get the volume you want.
7. Copper Red Hair
This is one of those short haircuts for women over 50 with fine hair that really makes you look younger, with more volume in your hair and a fresh style, and it’s really easy to achieve.
Ask your hairstylist for a pixie cut, but don’t cut your hair above the ears (make sure they are covered!) also, ask for layers in the top part of your hair to achieve maximum volume and if you’re feeling brave, dye it all with a red or copper hair dye!
8. Bob with Side Bangs
We love this haircut because it’s low maintenance and very easy to get. For a full-on classic short bob for fine-haired women over 50, ask for a cut right below your jawline, with the front part of your hair being longer than the back.
To get the side bangs part your hair a little bit further down the middle and place the strain of hair on the left or right side depending on what side you want your bangs. This is an ideal hairstyle for older women with short fine hair because it gives you volume without going for a layered cut.
9. Straight Bob with Highlights
Women looking for short fine haircuts for over 50 don’t only have to find haircuts that bring volume to their hair, but that helps them with their short grey hairs, and this hairstyle does both!
This straight bob with a slight undercut and white highlights brings tons of natural volume to your hair without having to curly it and easily works along with your grey hairs!
10. Spiky Short Hair
This hairstyle is for you if you want a messy look that’ll get instant attention. To achieve it, ask your hairdresser to cut your hair into layers, with the longest one being the one on top.
Then, ask him to cut the top and front hairs on your head in an uneven way to create more volume, and last, but not least, mix it all up with a hair texture product and you’re done!
Trendy Short Hair Looks for Overweight Women Over 50
11. Women’s Buzz Cut
One of the best short hairstyles for over 50 & overweight women is the shave down haircut. It’s simple, it will allow your hair to grow back healthier than before and really brings out the natural features of your face!
12. Big, Natural Afro
Let your natural hair shine through and bring attention to your face and better features with this hairstyle, It’s very easy to maintain as long as you remember to hydrate and take care of your curls.
13. Top Knot Curls
This black women’s hairstyle is great for both overweight women and who are looking for short & curly haircuts for over 50. Bring your hair to the top of your head and tie it in a knot to bring your curls out, you can even shave the sides of your hair if you want to go for a more sassy haircut.
14. Bright Red Braids
Bring attention to your face with this sassy short hairstyle for overweight women over 50! Remember to dye your hair red first and then simply completely braid it into very tight short braids.
15. Classic Pixie Cut
Last, but not least, a pixie cut for women with a fat face can never go wrong. This over 50 haircut will naturally highlight the best features of your face, hide your forehead and give you a feminine look all together in just one second.
Women Over 50 Short Haircuts for Different Face Shapes
16. Spiky Purple Pixie
This short haircut falls into the spiky haircuts for over 50 categories, and it’s simply amazing! Dye your hair a purple/white tone and simply style it up, really bringing the top hairs of the front of your head up and slightly pushed back.
17. Short Hair with Bangs
Who said over 50 women can’t have bangs with short hair? If you’re looking for short hairstyles for long faces, this is the right one for you since it’ll make your face seem shorter thanks to the bangs!
18. Messy Bob
This particular haircut really works for women with long/pointy faces since it helps soften your natural features and drives the attention to the hair instead of the face.
19. Pixie Cut with Bangs
If you’re not ready to commit to full bangs but you still want one of those short hairstyles for long faces over 50 years old women you can always try a pixie cut with big, side messy bangs!
20. Copper Highlights
Last but not least, if you have more of a rounded face, straight bob with soft highlights can help make your face look naturally longer and skinnier while also giving some volume to your hair.
Classic Short Haircuts for Black Women Over 50
21. Short Haircut with Blonde On Top
Like we said, short hairstyles for black women over 50 don’t have to be boring! To achieve this look if you already have short hair, dye the top blonde and curl it to bring texture to the cut.
22. Short Pin Curls
With time, your natural hair will lose its firm curls, but a perm can fix it and help you improve a simple pixie cut! Also, the icy blonde really makes this hairstyle chic and sassy.
23. Short Pixie Cut with Waves
We love short haircuts for wavy hair and this is one of them! Transform a classic pixie cut and add texture with these waves, you can even style your edges like in the picture if you want to be extra!
24. Top Short Blonde Curls
Another great way to bring color and texture to over 50 women’s short thick hair is by curling the top part of your head and dyeing just the tips blonde. It gives the whole cut a sassy style plus it gives you volume!
25. Curly Highlights
Last, but not least, transform your pixie cut with these colored highlights that will look amazing on your natural dark and curly hair! Play around with the colors and get your favorites on you.
Many women choose to cut their hair short after 50 because it is easier to maintain and many women lose hair volume past 50. Short hair affords more volume than long hair when your hair begins to thin. If your hair is still thick, you can keep it long for as many years as you like!
There are many ways to look younger in your fifties, but one of the ways is to change your haircut to frame your face. As we age, our faces thin. Changing the way your hair frames your face can make you look younger, even with the loss of collagen in your skin.
In general, short hair makes women over 50 look younger. As long as the hair frames the face in a flattering way and adds volume, the short hair is unlikely to make you look older.
There are plenty of women who have long hair past age 50! If you like the length of your long hair and do not find it hard to maintain, there is no reason to cut your hair short.
We just proved to you, that short haircuts for women over 50 don’t have to be dull and boring! They can be fun, and innovative and bring your natural features to light, don’t be afraid to try them out!