If you were to ask a stylist (fashion or hair) for a tip for women over the age of 50, one of the things they would probably recommend is that they consider cutting their hair. Although it doesn’t apply to all women, when you get past the age of 45 or so, oftentimes keeping long hair tends to make you look older than you are. Plus, it can actually draw more attention to any signs of aging that you may be trying to avoid.
The other great thing about short haircuts is they are easy to take care of. Not only that but they can take off years without you having a shot of Botox or undergoing any surgery.
The following pictures don’t all feature women who are 50 or over; however, each and every haircut is one that we feel is totally age-appropriate and very flattering for a woman in your age demographic too!
1. Spiked pixie short haircut for women over 50
Pixie cuts work for women of any age. But if you’re thinking about getting one, your age doesn’t mean that you have to look super conservative. If your hair is naturally thick and straight, ask your stylist to cut it in such a way where you can have a few spikes here and there.
2. Super short bob with long layers for women over 50
If you’re not quite ready to go with ultra short hair, how about a super short bob? One that’s around ear-length will still help you to look youthful but the long layers will still provide you with some styling options.
3. Short “messy pixie” haircut for women over 50
Ah. Sharon Stone. She’s definitely a fashion plate for women over 50. So is her signature “messy pixie” haircut.
4. Silver very short natural haircut
If you’re a black woman who’s always worn a perm, why not use this as an opportunity to let your natural beauty shine through in every way? Starting with cutting out your perm and wearing short natural. We guarantee it will earn you all kinds of compliments!
5. Short haircut with heavy layers and tapered neckline for women over 50
This is another way to take off some length without doing anything too drastic. Keep long layers throughout the top and then tapered your neckline in the back.
6. Short shag haircut for women over 50
Shags, of all lengths and colors are in. For a woman over 50, one of our favorites is this short shag with the wispy ends.
7. Long and full pixie cut for women over 50
Pixie cuts that are long throughout the top and sides are timeless too. You can even add some highlights for added depth and dimension.
8. Classic pixie cut for women over 50
A cut that is going to look stunning on any woman is the classic pixie cut. No doubt about it.
9. Blonde short cut for women over 50
If you’re showing signs of grey and you’re not ready to show it off yet (for the record, people in their teens and 20s are actually dyeing their hair on purpose right now!), an alternative is to go with blonde. It’s a youthful color that’s not as much of a drastic leap from grey as say red or brown would be.
10. Curly short shag for women over 50
Do you have naturally curly hair and you’re not quite sure what to do with it? How about a curly short shag?
11. Asymmetrical short haircut for omen over 50
If you’ve always liked asymmetrical haircuts but a part of you wonders if they’re “too young” for you, they’re not. The key is to go with one that is a bit more subtle. Like this.
12. Short cut with long bangs for women over 50
If you’ve always frowned upon short cuts because you want a bit of hair that you can fling around, no problem. Cut the sides and the back but still keep your long bangs. It’s a compromise that will look amazing on you.
13. Short cut for naturally curly haired women over 50
As you get older, if there’s one thing that you usually come to accept is there’s no point in fighting against your natural attributes. If anything, this is the time to play ’em up! So if your hair happens to be naturally curly, use that o your advantage. Get the kind of short haircut that will bring out the best in you and your hair’s texture.
14. Short haircut for thin-haired women over 50
Do you have thin hair? That’s OK. If it’s straight, this is the perfect short haircut for it.
15. Short and full pin curls for women over 50
A lot of times, when people think of pin curls, it’s the ones that sit really tightly against the head. But these are another version of them. They are set this way while wet and then finger combed once they are dry. Beautiful.
16. Pixie cut with short bangs for women over 50
Actress Angela Bassett is walking proof that aging is nothing to be ashamed of. She’s also a great example that if you’re relying on bangs to “hide your face”, you shouldn’t. Let your radiance shine with the help of a pixie cut and some short bangs.
17. Classic shag for women over 50
Here’s a classic shag that can be a nice haircut if you’re just about to turn 50. It’s fun, flirty and still a very “grown woman” look.
18. Teeny Afro for women over 50
Although we’re all for a woman showing her silver hair, another way to wear a teeny Afro is to add a light brown color to it.
19. Modified page boy for women over 50
Do you remember the old school page boy cut? Did you ever think that it could look quite this good on a woman over 50?
20. Auburn short haircut for women over 50
One of the colors that’s in for the fall season are various shades of red. One of them is auburn and it’s actually a nice subtle color for any woman over 50.
21. Platinum pixie for women over 50
For some women, turning 50 also means thinning hair. As you can see, that doesn’t have to deter you from a super cute short cut. This platinum pixie is perfect for hair that may not be as thick.
22. Face framing short haircut for women over 50
Or if your hairline seems to be thinning out just a bit, that’s OK too. Ask your stylist to cut your hair in such a way that it actually frames your face.
23. Uber short pixie cut for women over 50
The woman in this picture is not over 50. Not even close. Yet don’t let that deter you from getting the haircut. An uber short pixie is ultra sexy. And being that it’s so easy to style and maintain, you’ll find yourself wondering why you didn’t get it back when you were in your 20s!