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 50 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: Over 50 Chin-Length Layered Bob
The swoopy, feathered bangs of the chin length bob help frame the face, as does the center part and slightly curled-under ends. The ash blonde color does a fantastic job of covering any white or gray strands of hair and keeps the haircut looking classic and appropriate for a woman who is conscious of her appearance.
#6: Medium Feathered Bronde Bob
When you’re looking for a popular wash and wear haircut for WOMEN over 50, go with a feathered bronde bob with lots of light blonde highlights. Hitting just between the chin and the shoulder, it’s the perfect length for fuss-free styling, and the silhouette is flattering on most face shapes.
#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: Metallic Bronde Bob with Feathered Layers
A messy, tousled bob is one of those mature and stylish modern haircuts that look fabulous on most women. The feathery layers alleviate the cut, and the long bangs act as a perfect face frame. Metallic blonde highlights set off the ash brown base color of this classic bronde hairstyle.
#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: Wavy Butter Blonde Bob Over 50
Buttery blonde, cute and curly, nothing says “youthful” better than a slightly inverted wavy bob with long side bangs. The dark roots and tousled appearance also contribute to the modern, trendy vibe of this shaggy bob.
#12: 50+ Bob with Swoopy Layers
Check straight layered neck-length bob hairstyles for WOMEN over 50. These classy bobs can be parted on the side or down the middle and work particularly well for women with straight, fine hair.
#13: Long Layered Gray Pixie
Women with lots of confidence have no fear about flaunting their salt and pepper hair color; they wear it as a badge of honor. This overgrown tapered pixie with a lot of long, feathered layers is an elegant and sophisticated modern hairstyle, a great idea for older women with a sense of style.
#14: Extra Short Feathered Bob
A curly bob with a stacked back is the best choice for fine hair that needs a little extra oomph. The delicate blonde color and the long, chin-length bangs also add an air of sophistication and subtle sensuality.
#15: Gorgeous Gray Bob with Swoopy Layers
Grace and elegance are quintessential to a mature coif. The gorgeous way the hair flips backward showcases the beauty of natural-looking grey hair. The structure of the layers is architectural, going to show that this hairdo for women over 50 is anything but staid.
#16: Over 50 Long Razored Pixie
Here’s one of the sassiest shaggy hairstyles for fine hair FOR WOMEN over 50 that we’ve seen this season. The bright blonde razored pieces of this long pixie bring life to the hair and show the active spirit of its wearer. A tousle at the top adds extra height exactly where you want it.
#17: Rounded Golden Red Bob
The feathered layers and side bangs add a sense of uniformity to this rounded bob that could otherwise miss some movement. The golden red color is enhanced by bright blonde highlights, and the side part also helps to showcase the uniqueness of the hues.
#18: Short Feathered Cut with Bangs Over 50
A lot of women struggle with thinning hair as they get older. Combat yours with feathery layers and bangs. This will put emphasis on your hair’s volume. Teasing around the crown will boost the look too. Regardless of your age, the cut is full of youth.
#19: Mid-Length Choppy Wavy Cut
Layered bob hairstyles for over 50 are a safe bet for medium texture hair because of how flattering they are. A slightly inverted cut has a slimming effect, while the layers create dynamics. Throw in some loose curls and waves for texture if straight tresses aren’t your thing.
#20: Medium Wavy Hairstyle with Bangs
Women over 50 who prefer their hair in a medium length should think about cutting it into a shag with bangs and a center part. Bouncy waves give an upward lift to the face, and the bright blonde color with slightly darker roots is youthful and cheery.
#21: Medium Sliced Cut for Women Over 50
Try out some shaggy hairstyles for fine hair FOR WOMEN over 50. These versatile cuts tend to work best on women with medium length straight and wavy hair. The bronde hair color with lots of blonde highlights blends in naturally with most fair-to-light complexions.
#22: Steeply Angled Silver Bob with Layers
A sleek inverted bob in bright silver is an eye-catcher in any age. The straight hair is parted on the side and has long wispy feathered bangs. If you don’t mind some drama in modern haircuts to keep you looking youthful and vibrant, look no further than this one-of-a-kind option.
#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: Medium Feathered Cut with Bangs
Feathering is an old-school way of bringing femininity and movement to your hairstyle. Don’t worry though, the technique is just as cool now as ever. The flow is stunning and simply irresistible.
#25: Longer Cut with Feathered Layers
Whether you part it on the side or down the middle, a medium length haircut for fine hair looks best when you add a set of bangs and a lot of feathery layers. It’s a classic style that’s easy to maintain. The chocolate brown color with light brown highlights helps to camouflage any gray strands that might be trying to poke through.
#26: Shoulder-Length Haircut with Textured Ends
Modern haircuts for women play around with color. While the balayage is a popular style amongst younger generations, it can work just as well for women over 50. You only need a few subtle touches to create that contemporary vibe.
#27: Dynamic Short Shag for Thick Hair
Show off your personality with a whimsical bob. The stark contrast between the blonde highlights and chocolate base brings some of the whimsy to the hairstyle. Chunky layers complement the quirky cut with volume and dimension.
#28: Medium Cut with Layered Flipped Ends
Flipped ends introduce flirty and feminine vibes to this bob. While the medium length is sophisticated, the warm tones and flowy layers keep the cut from feeling tired or trite.
#29: Lovely Gray Balayage Bob for Thick Hair
Be proud of your gray hair. In fact, put it on display with a gorgeous balayage. You don’t need a solid blonde or chocolate color to create a current bob hairstyle. Silvery strands teamed with an A-line cut are just as stylish.
#30: Medium Feathered Blonde Hairstyle
Shag haircuts for older women create an air of mystery, while softening wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. The swoopy blonde layers flip up slightly at the ends and graze the shoulders.
#31: Layered Bob with Subtle Balayage
Even just a subtle balayage exudes modern style. A bob is a streamlined canvas for the stunning hues. The root fade transforms a simple sleek cut into a multidimensional one, which always makes a hairstyle more interesting.
#32: Awesome Curly Gray Bob
Who says curls can’t be symmetrical and organized? If you are a curly-haired gal looking for some fashionable bob haircuts for women over 50, look no further. Make the most out of your gray bob enhancing the color so that those silvery tones shimmer and shine.
#33: Medium Feathered Cut for Thick Hair
This hairstyle might be better called “Diane Keaton’s” because it’s so reminiscent of the actress’s signature look. Gray blonde, straight, and feathered, the medium length cut can be parted in the center or on the side. It’s one of the great wash and wear haircuts for WOMEN over 50, and the extra bonus is that it’s long enough to swoop it up into a ponytail.
#34: 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.
#35: Chic Shaggy Bob with Side Bangs
Mature haircuts can still feel fresh and modern. The shaggy style is just one example. The undone look maintains a certain refinement and ease. What really elevates the hairstyle is the warm balayage blended beautifully into the bob.
#36: Short Layered Blonde Balayage Bob
Bob hairstyles for women over 50 shouldn’t be limited by anything but your imagination. Want something fun, but still understated? Try a high-contrast palette like blonde and chocolate brown. Wispy layers will not only show off the gorgeous color but also add movement.
#37: 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.
#38: Short Stacked Bronzed Brown Bob
A lot of older ladies experience a lack of luster in their tresses, especially if they continually dye their hair. This bold and bronzed hue covers up grey beautifully. Plus, the well-hydrated locks ensure the bob doesn’t miss out on any shine.
#39: 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.
#40: Medium Rounded Layered Cut
Medium haircuts for women over 50 are a smart choice because they are so low maintenance. Plus, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing an ounce of style. You have enough length to play around with layers and give your locks a fuller look.
#41: Medium Feathered Cut for Thick Hair
Thick hair can be a challenge, but opt for a layered cut and your problems will be solved. It helps to tame the volume and give your tresses effortless style, which is perfect if you’re looking for an easy wash-and-wear bob.
#42: Medium Layered Haircut with Wispy Bangs
Shag haircuts for older women are a fun choice. Growing out a layered bob will also create a more carefree look. Bangs complement the playful vibes that this medium-length cut exudes.
#43: Messy Bob Cut for Thick Wavy Hair
Bobs are universally flattering hairdos that work across all generations. Pick a color and cut that are in tune with your personal style so that the popular haircut is unique to you. Curls give your locks lots of body while a platinum blonde is perfect for masking grays.
#44: 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.
#45: 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.
#46: 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.
#47: 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.
#48: 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.
#49: 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.
#50: 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.
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.