The Editors
Updated on November 21, 2022
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Beauty has no age, that is why every woman in her 50s can (and should) sport any hairstyle she wants, even the boldest and the trendiest. Fine hair? Not a problem. If your mane lacks volume, definitely try one of the modern shaggy hairstyles. They are always interesting, low-maintenance, full- and natural-looking.

Why do professional stylists claim that shaggy hairstyles for fine hair over 50 may become the best bet? Shags are all about choppy ends, layering and a ton of texture. Thus, the stylist adds volume where needed, creates dimension if hair looks too flat, and gets the client out of hair breakage. Let’s see the trendiest examples of shag hairstyles for each hair length.

1. Feathered Gray Cut with Highlights and Lowlights

Feathered Gray Cut with Highlights and Lowlights

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Short, shaggy hairstyles can help you look younger and more fashionable, especially if you decide to color your hair with lowlights that are a couple of shades darker than your natural tone. Choose a cut with bangs and short feathered sideburns; these features will frame the face and draw attention to your eyes.

2. Shaggy Layered Short Haircut

Lots of thin layers are a signature feature of short shaggy hairstyles for women over 50 years old. Long sideburns and a tapered nape help give this cut a youthful, trendy appearance.

Short Tapered Shaggy Haircut For Women Over 50

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3. Classic Medium Length Shag Haircut

When you’re transitioning from a short bob or a pixie, shag haircuts for fine hair can help you get through the awkward stages of the grow-out period. The longer pieces elongate the face and neck, making you look statelier and more elegant. Tousle the top for a little bit of extra height.

Classic Medium Length Shag Haircut

Instagram / @gypsyglowstudio

4. Chin-Length Haircut with Elongated Back

Here’s an easy and beautiful style for medium hair with feathered layers. Using a blow-drier and a round brush flip the ends frontwards to curl around the neck. The feathered layers add a lot of extra body and fullness.

Chin-Length Haircut with Elongated Back

Instagram / @nishifuehairart

5. Feathered Shag for Older Women

The combination of feathered layers, triangular sideburns, and a tapered nape make shag haircuts for women over 50 more popular than other short haircuts. Styling flexibility is one of the reasons.

Over Short Feathered Shag

Instagram / @iamsalonanddayspa

6. Very Short Textured Razor Cut for Fine Hair

Are you ready to wear your fine, straight hair in a super-feminine cut that accents your smile and sparkling eyes? You’ll just love this short razored pixie with a lot of feathery layers and bangs. The bronde base has tons of bright, sun-kissed highlights which enhance your eyes color and gives your skin a healthy glow.

Very Short Textured Razor Cut for Fine Hair

Instagram / @melanie.dyson

7. Neck-Length Shaggy Cut with Blunt Bangs

When you want to create a lot of height and volume, shag haircuts for fine hair are a great option. For a more casual appearance, tousle and tease the crown and complete with neat bangs straight across the forehead.

Neck-Length Shaggy Cut with Blunt Bangs

Instagram / @lisakthefoundry

8. One-Color Silver Pixie with Choppy Layers

If you tend to prefer cuts without bangs, you’ll change your mind about this one. The straight, wispy layers and long sideburns balance out the side-swept bangs and give the hairstyle a youthful edge. Match it with a solid silver hair color, and you’ll have everyone wondering about your age.

One-Color Silver Pixie with Choppy Layers

Instagram / @kit_mcelroy

9. Highlighted Pixie with Long Side Bangs

What can be more flattering for thin, fine hair than a tousled pixie with choppy layers? Consider also this beautiful hair color solution with a spectacular golden-bronze base and creamy beige highlights.

Highlighted Pixie with Long Side Bangs

Instagram / @elainedoes_hair

10. Short Spiky Undercut Hairstyle for Seniors

This spiky shaggy haircut looks like a real crown! It appears truly unusual and catchy, especially for ladies over 50. A tip to make this style even more noticeable: add pink highlights to your silver strands to bring a modern vibe to your gray hair.

11. Pixie Shag with Crown Volume and Long Sideburns

At the moment you’re probably searching for new ways to look your best, especially when it comes to styling your hair. In terms of short hair you can’t go wrong when choosing a pixie shag with a tapered nape, swoopy bangs and long feathered sideburns.

Pixie Shag with Crown Volume and Long Sideburns

Instagram / @caitlinsenna

12. Shaggy Layers with Wispy Bangs

Looking great on both young and mature ladies, shag cut with wispy layers remains one of the best short hairstyles for thin locks. Add blonde balayage but keep the roots dark to give your style the illusion of thickness.

Elongated Pixie with Shaggy Layers Over 60

Instagram / @emanuelrodhair

13. Mid-Length Shag with Curtain Bangs

Choppy shaggy hairstyles for fine hair over 50 should not necessarily be classic and elegant to suit this age. Opt for something messy and lightweight, for instance, this buttery blonde shaggy bob. Be sure it will look really flattering on older women.

50+ Shaggy Lob for Fine Hair Before and After

Instagram / @yukistylist

14. Long Cascading Haircut with Full Bangs

You might remember the long shaggy hairstyles of the 1960s. Now’s your chance to bring them back on stage as a popular way to wear your hair today. The center part, a full set of bangs and lots of straight cascading layers make this haircut a sexy blonde-bombshell option for women over the age of 50.

Long Cascading Haircut with Full Bangs

Instagram / @loxbybrynn

15. Wavy Hairstyle with a Razored Fringe

When you want to sport an easy-going, casual hairstyle, go for a fun and playful medium-length cut with wispy, razored bangs across the forehead.

Wavy Hairstyle with a Razored Fringe

Instagram / @itsmekaydra

16. Casual Long Shag with a Middle Part

No need to fight against Mother Nature. Embrace your hair type and go choose one of these flattering shaggy hairstyles for fine-haired women over 50. The dark, rusty-brown balayage glows in the sunlight and refreshes your complexion.

Casual Long Shag with a Middle Part

Instagram / @linniehaha

17. Gray Layered Cut with Eggplant Lowlights

What can be better than a dimensional layered shag haircut? Only a two-tone shaggy style with side parting! Just pick your comfortable length and flattering hair color to complement your basic hue, or simply add some contrasting lowlights to your gray hair, like in this example.

50+ Medium Gray Shag with Lowlights

Instagram / @emanuelrodhair

18. Shaggy Disconnected Bob over 50

If you prefer conservative hairstyles but want to experience the thrills of a shaggy bob, go for straight bangs and a center part with shorter crown and back layers. To keep it low-key, stick with a sophisticated solid color that brightens your complexion and eyes.

Shaggy Disconnected Bob Over 50

Instagram / @_shobestyle_

19. 50+ Straight Collarbone Shag

Women with straight hair can pull off medium shaggy hairstyles with a feathered finish. This look is more elegant and classy than a wavy messy shag in the same length. And if you pair it with a pearl blonde color, you’ll get a truly eye-catching look that may bring you some nice bonuses!

Medium Straight Feathered Blonde Shag

Instagram / @karenghairlife

20. Thick Hair Shag with Pink Highlights

A straight layered cut in a shorter length can be no less versatile than a curly shag. Style those feathers in different directions and spice up with your favorite color.

21. Curly Shag Haircut for Medium Hair

Short shag haircuts for older women deliver modern, dynamic looks that cut years off your face. Be sure any hair type will benefit from shaggy layers, so you can freely adopt this style to your mid-length locks.

Midi Shag for Women Over with Curly Hair

Instagram / @oh_mandy_jo

22. Golden Blonde Shaggy Bob for Older Women

Even though this gorgeous shag bob with thin bangs is on the list of shaggy styles for ladies over 50, you are free to adapt it for your look at any age! Perfect for fine-haired women.

Wispy Shaggy Bob for Older Women

Instagram / @hairlovinkc

23. Multi-Dimensional Shaggy Hairstyle

A neck-length shaggy bob with bangs requires more time on styling than a regular short haircut, but believe us — it’s definitely worth it. With tons of body and texture appearing from the layering, this highlighted shag can make a lasting impression!

Sliced Shaggy Bob with Thick Bangs

Instagram / @thetintedpixie

24. Butter Blonde Highlights on Layered Bob

A new stylish haircut is a straight path to becoming more confident. Feathered layers and side-swept bangs make the hair appear fuller and more textured. Besides, this layered shag hairstyle fits any occasion.

25. Vibrant Copper Short Shag Haircut

Copper hues perfectly match shag haircuts, as choppy layers channel all the deepness of this vibrant hair color. Save this short shaggy cut idea as an inspiration for the new hairstyle you get on your next salon visit.

26. Short Platinum Mullet for Mature Women

No one will resist this charming shaggy haircut! Going with a lot of layering, this hairdo makes your hair look fuller and more dimensional. Micro bangs soften facial features and add cuteness to this style.

50+ Soft Feathered Ash Blonde Mullet

Instagram / @kccreativehair

27. Shaggy Angled Blonde Balayage Bob

Shag haircuts for older women look even better when they’re a little unpredictable and messy. Part it in the center and use light blonde accents in the bangs and side pieces to contrast with the bronde base color. If you want some added lift, tease the crown and create some sort of a bouffant.

Shaggy Angled Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @edenfabbs

28. Banged Layered Bob for Wavy Hair

Your fine wavy hair can look thick and crisp if it’s cut with a curl-carving technique. By slicing into the middle of each wave, you increase the overall volume, which leaves your hair with a fluffy, weightless appearance. The messy layers have a sporty appeal, and the light-blonde hair color offers natural looking coverage for your grays.

Banged Layered Bob for Wavy Hair

Instagram / @han_uhh

29. Longer Razored Shag with Thinned Out Ends

Take a break from your layered wavy hairstyles and try a medium straight shag haircut for thin hair. Your friends and family will love the extra length that straight hair provides. Part it on the side and embrace the uneven, thinned out ends which go well with waves and curls, but also look good when flat ironed.

Longer Razored Shag with Thinned Out Ends

Instagram / @brennaheartshair

30. Modern Shag with Flipped Ends

The elongated full bangs and flipped up frayed ends give this messy shag a distinctly 1970s “Mod-Squad” touch. The neutral brown hair color with honey-gold highlights offers the low-key grace, and the flowing locks barely graze the shoulders but still provide a sense of a long length.

Modern Shag with Flipped Ends

Instagram / @zoomhairstudio

Shag hairstyles for fine hair over 50 take years off your appearance but still leave a lot of room for creativity. Invest in a good styling product, like a medium hold cream, a molding gel or a lightweight wax, and enjoy a new you every day!

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