Short hairstyles for women over 50 do not have to be plain and boring. Quite the Contrary! Short haircuts for women of any age can be sexy, sassy, and trendy!
It used to be that women over 60 were expected to have a short, straight, nondiscrimination that would not draw any attention. They were expected to dress and act their “age.”
Of course, this is utterly ridiculous because, as we all know, age is just a number. And with today’s advances in hair techniques and styles, there are boundless hairstyles for women over any age. Why stick to what is “expected?” The best thing about hairstyles in this day and age is that there are no rules! Anything goes when it comes to hairstyles!
By the time a woman turns 60, she already knows who she is and what does and doesn’t work for her skin tone, features, and personality. She also knows what she likes and dislikes. She has already lived through decades of fad and fashion faux pas; chances are, she’s had at least one disastrous haircut and has lived to tell about it. At this point in her life, she is comfortable in her own skin and knows what she wants in a hairstyle.
But who says she has to stick with the “rules?” If a woman of any age wants to keep her hair long and flow, that is her choice. As well, if she wants to chop it short, that is also her prerogative. And if she wants to dye her hair red or chooses to go gray gracefully, the choice is all hers.
In case you aren’t sure what style you want to try this time, here are five of the trendiest short hairstyles for women over 50 to give you some inspiration.
5 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50
1. Silver and Gold Short-Tapered Bob
This short-rounded, tapered bob is great if you want a cut that can easily transition from work to play. You can wear it short and sleek for a more polished look, or you can wear it tousled for a more playful vibe. The pretty golden blonde undertones with silvery gray balayage are a look that is very popular right now for any age bracket. As well it will add a ton of texture to your tresses.
To style, blow dry your hair with a round brush. If you want added body, flip out the ends as you blow dry or use your fingers to tousle your tresses a bit for more body and volume.
2. Salt and Pepper Wedge Pixie
Pixie cuts look great on women of any age. And they are so easy to style. Ask your stylist to leave the tops and sides a bit longer to add some volume and playfulness to this super cute pixie.
Salt and pepper hair is all the rage this year. Gray hair is making a huge splash with women and girls regardless of age. Celebs are taking silver hair to the next level. A pretty salt and pepper balayage with darker roots and shiny silver streaks are stunning and elegant.
To style this cute pixie wedge, add a small amount of volumizing mousse to your dampened hair and blow dry it with a round brush, teasing it a bit at the top and sides a bit to add more body.
3. Buttery Blonde Straight Pixie
What is more classic that a traditional pixie? Pixie cuts have been in fashion for decades and quite frankly, they seem to be here for the long haul. And why not? They are totally adorable and easy to style. And they are a great cut if you want a more refined style. However, if you want to liven up your locks you can add some soft buttery shades of blonde like the golden and platinum blonde shades shown here to add a youthful flair to your hair.
To style, blow dry your hair straight. If you want to add a little lift for more fullness, tease the back a bit.
4. Platinum Blonde A-Line Bob with Feathered Waves
This palest platinum blonde is striking if you want to take the plunge and go fully blonde. And this cut is very flattering as well. It’s a bit longer than the other cuts we have shown you thus far, but it also has a ton of volume for body and movement. Ask for A-line shorter layers in the back and side bangs to add a bit of mystery to this flirty look.
To style, simply blow dry with a round brush and flick your hair to one side for some pretty beachy waves. Or use a wide-barrelled curling iron to make some loose curls. You can totally rock this fun and flirty style!
5. Pink and Black Angled Bob
Who says you have to stick to your natural hair color? If your age doesn’t define you and you aren’t afraid to play around with bold colors, try this edgy Fuschia and raven black color combo. It adds a ton of dimension to this short angled bob.
This cut is especially flattering for those with thicker tresses. It will add a ton of body to your locks. Ask for a dramatic graduated bob with long face-framing layers.
To style, simply blow dry straight and use a flat iron to smooth out the edges. You can totally rock this short and sassy bob with just a little confidence!
Are you ready for a change? Think you can rock one of these short and sassy short haircuts for women over 60? We certainly think so!