Oh, well, without exaggeration, the right haircut takes 5-10 years off your looks. The problem of many older women is sticking to one hairstyle for decades or choosing the styles which make them seem too severe. Updating your hairstyle at least in little ways every few years is a must for a woman of any age. Not only hair tendencies change, you change as well. New hair hue, new shapes of haircuts, new finishes for the ends can work wonders. The good news is there’s nothing new under the Sun, and your favorite pixies and bobs are still popular but they have acquired new quirks. We have 30 beautiful versions of your favorite haircuts here. Fancy having a look?
Updated Haircuts for Women over 50
Today your haircut should feature some lift around your face and give a feel of movement. These are easily achieved with layers and/or trimmed/choppy edges. Avoid heavy blunt cut contours and accurate geometrical lines and shapes in haircuts. You risk looking too severe and older than you are with them. Don’t tolerate overprocessed ends or excessive usage of hair spray. Both add years and should be shied away.
Chances are high that apart from a new haircut, you need also to reconsider your hair color. With age most women tend to choose lighter hues, which is quite understandable: they make you look younger and are better in masking grey hairs. But, on the other hand, if your base is too light for your skin tone, you look sadly washed out. You may need to go darker with your base and add caramel or golden highlights around your face. Highlights always refresh your skin and look stylish.
Best Choices Of Haircuts for Older Women
Here are some examples of successful haircuts for women over 50 with flattering coloristic solutions.
#1: Tapered Short Haircut
Here is a great short haircut of a tapered silhouette with luxurious fullness on top, combed back, and neatly cut nape. Note that hair on the crown is layered to accentuate its fantastic texture and thickness.
#2: Medium Bob For Wavy Hair
If your hair tends to be slightly curly, don’t be in a hurry to reject a medium-length bob. It will still hold the proper shape with minimal styling efforts, while your special hair structure will add it very cute spontaneous flicks.
#3: Medium Layered Haircut
This beautiful medium layered haircut gives a little lift around your face thanks to the long trimmed layers. Even the elongated bangs do not look foreign or too youthful – a very soft and flattering look worth an older woman who knows she is gorgeous!
#4: Shoulder-Grazing Haircut With Trimmed Edges
Shoulder length is extremely convenient and universally flattering. This haircut draws one’s attention to the contemporary shaggy finish on the edges that looks tidy but adds a mischievous note.
#5: Chin-Length Layered Bob
Another flattering option for older woman is a chin-length bob with added layers. In case your hair is slightly curly, it will give a cute flip at the edges naturally, otherwise you may easily curl them with a blow-dryer and a round comb.
#6: Curly Bob
Bring out your tireless energetic nature with a fun short-to-medium bob, featuring irregular curl pattern. Preserve your silver hair color to show that you are proud to be who you are and don’t need to hide your age.
#7: Long Layered Bob
A long bob is flawlessly beautiful and classy. Adding a few layers and thinning out the contours is all it actually takes. When brow-drying the tresses are strengthened and slightly flipped inwards with the use of a round comb.
#8: Disconnected Bob
This bob can boast of a beautiful shape and wonderful feel of movement. It’s absolutely modern and trendy, starting from the shattered ends and finishing with the caramel and pale blonde highlights on the medium brown base.
#9: Refreshing Pixie
Here you get a short wispy style: playful fullness at the crown, soft bangs and edges gently framing your face and bringing out your facial contours and features – bright eyes and a beautiful smile.
#10: Short Mischievous Cut
To get this cute hairstyle, sculpting your cheekbones and softening the angular jawline, you need a shag short haircut with length at the nape and rounded shape. The messy pointed flicks sticking out to all sides are styled using a scrunch method with mousse.
#11: Sleek Ash Blonde Bob
Ready to wow all your friends? Shed long layers and instead choose an all-one-length bob. This hairstyle will add fullness, volume, and bounciness to your hair. Ask for highlights around the face with both highlights and lowlights everywhere else for a cheery, youthful look.
#12: Dark Soft Curls
Bob haircuts for women over 50 are in high demand because of their convenience, flattering length and versatility. Add softness to your look by pinning curly hair back on one side and adding sweeping side bangs on the other. This chin length style is great for showing off your cheekbones.
#13: Voluminous A-Line with Highlights
Older women are drawn to a-line haircuts for good reason—they give so much volume! Making hair appear thicker will totally transform your look and have you walking taller. Layered, swept-back bangs add a unique, modern touch.
#14: Flicked Short Bob
This is a classic look for women over 50. The flattering style frames the face beautifully with full bangs, while the short layers add depth. You’ll love having a style with tons of dimension, so be sure to go for highlights when you get this cut.
#15: Chic Shaggy Crop
For a shaggy number that’s hip and fresh, older ladies can go for close-cropped straight hair. Short locks chopped in pieces and swept forward look sassy and present day. Modern haircuts for women favor easy styling. Air dry, then use a straightener on random pieces, finishing up with a texturizing product.
#16: Edgy Lavender Faux Hawk
Short hairstyles are one of the best ways to declare your inner fierceness to the world. The 50+ crowd can experiment even with the boldest trends. This look features close cut sides and back with lavender locks on top. Faux hawks can be styled in more ways than you think, so play around.
#17: Medium Length with Full Bangs
For a sophisticated style, choose a chocolate brown base with multidimensional highlights. The color isn’t the only thing making this look work. That’s also a fabulous cut and blowout! Ask your stylist for full bangs that flare downwards and loose waves with lots of body.
#18: Punky Short Bangs
Rockabilly styles make a clear statement when done up in shades of red, purple, or blue. Here’s proof that there’s a variety in short ‘dos and they are not limited only to bob hairstyles. This new take on short-medium haircuts for women incorporates short bangs, longer wisps of hair at the neck, and the best texture of a short shag.
#19: Pastel Purple Layered Bob
Bob haircuts for women over 50 in unexpected colors are edgy—but not over the top. This classic haircut, made up of shaggy layers and feathered side bangs, is a really nice base for a contemporary color. If you happen to be over 50, have a sense of style, and have naturally white hair, this will be an easy style to achieve.
#20: Platinum Short Bob
Three cheers for classy bobs! Make your daughters or nieces proud to hang out with you by rocking a sophisticated haircut done up in modern platinum. Pair with a black outfit and red lips for the highest contrast.
#21: Easy Wear Crop
Haircuts for women over 50 shouldn’t be too high maintenance. Part of the appeal of going short is keeping your morning routine low key. If you have naturally straight hair, you can apply some mouse and then air dry. If not, a short time with your blow dryer should do the trick.
#22: Contemporary Asymmetrical Haircut
Here’s a modern cut that reinvents “going grey.” To keep grey hair looking cool, fresh, and—above all—lovely, be sure to get regular trims, as uneven ends tend to stand out more. Monochromatic clothes and simple accessories tie everything together to make a modern style statement.
#23: The Ever Chic Shag
You’ve heard of the long bob by now. Anyone who is 50 years old has most likely tried it before it was a trend. Not quite short, not quite long, this length is so popular because it elongates the neck, is easy to style, and freshens up your look by drawing attention up to the face. To go with this style for thick hair, you need layers – piece-y ones like in the photo look fabulous.
#24: Boho Waves
Long and medium haircuts for women with beautiful, healthy hair are a tried and true favorite. Medium layers and long bangs are optimal to go with this length if you want to wear free-flowing styles.
#25: Fire Ball Hairstyle
These bright red layers will make you a stand out in any room. Show off your wild side with vibrant hair on top and closely cropped back and sides. Be sure to ask your stylist for side bangs to frame the face and not to feel completely naked!
#26: Layered Medium Length Hair
Women over 50 with thick hair shouldn’t get a short cut if they don’t need it for reasons of practicality. Medium locks are a great way to show off healthy, youthful hair. The long bangs have a sexy 70s appeal, while blonde highlights lend a glimmer effect and blend with the natural grays.
#27: Touchable Waves and Side Bangs
Short to medium haircuts for women look especially great when styled in soft waves. For this feminine look, blow dry your hair with a large barrel round brush to create volume. Next curl long bangs away from the face. For the rest of the hair, curl it in alternating directions.
#28: The Over Fifty Favorite
Volume is often flattering in short hairstyles for mature ladies. Here the major volume is achieved with a round brush and blowdryer and enhanced by highlights. Light brown and blonde highlights are worked through the front and top of the hair while the underside is kept dark.
#29: Long Blonde Locks
Growing older doesn’t mean you have to stop growing out your hair. Long blonde locks look beautiful on many women. Be sure to watch the tone, though. Older ladies look best in neutral or cool tone shades. For a super sexy style, opt for straight, smooth hair.
#30: Cute Caramel Crop
When hunting for the right short tapered haircut for women, be sure to consider what style of bangs you prefer. These short side-swept bangs are adorable and show off your eyes. A caramel hue is the perfect shade for any woman with naturally brown hair who wants a new color (that isn’t grey!)
Being unsure about how to follow the current trends without a risk of looking improper, you might have already given up on how you look and kissed good-bye to the photos with your stylish looks from the past. Please, don’t. Take one of the photos you’ve liked here to a good stylist and remember that you are very beautiful as long as you want it to be so.