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31 Best Short Hairstyles For Women Over 50 - 2022

Shalu Bhati

Short hairstyles are the best. Ask any hairstylist and they will tell you the same. Sure, the mermaid-esque long hairstyles look alluring but when it comes to short haircuts like a pixie or bob, life gets so much easier. Your short crop will do all the work for you while you can sit back and look like the hot woman you are with minimum to zero effort.

So, if you are a woman in your 50s looking for a fresh yet stylish change, look no further than our round-up of the 31 best short hairstyles for women over 50. From short and spiky bangs to tousled bobs, there is something for everyone here.




1. Classic Buzz Cut

Short hairstyles for women over 50 are a great way for you to show off your bone structure. And we have this one right here that is a super short hairstyle aka the famous and the classic buzz cut. It is a clean and fresh look that will make your mornings easy.



2. Soft And Wavy With Side Bangs

You can have fun when it comes to short hairstyles for women over 50. Try something with a little bit of movement to make things interesting. This could be a good inspiration for you where the bob has wavy ends.



3. Side-Parted And Wavy

If you are someone who loves that glam and chic look, then here you go. This is a side-parted wavy perfection. The deep side part gives a volume boost to the hair and makes the style look interesting. The waves are subtle and scream effortless chic.



4. Sleek Center-Parted Bob

When we talk about short hairstyles for women over 50, we cannot escape talking about the classic sleek and straight bob. It is something that is considered universally flattering and refuses to go out of trend. It has caught the fancy of many women yet again and is amongst the top choices for a short haircut.



5. Pompadour

This hairstyle will let you prove that age is just a number. And just because you have entered your 50s, you don’t have to start wearing your hair a certain way. A pompadour is a very interesting, bold, fashionable, and edgy choice. So, if this is what you are all about, go for it!



6. Slicked Back

The sheer sexiness of slicked-back hairstyles made us add this Cameron Diaz hairstyle here to our list of short hairstyles for women over 50. You will be making a stylish statement every time you do something like this. It is a style that lets you flaunt your bone structure without having to go very short.



7. French Bob

When nothing seems to go right, go French. And that’s exactly why we are here with the classic French bob. It is not your regular French bob though, it is a graduated one, meaning it is shorter at the back and gets longer towards the front. It is two styles in one.



8. Flipped-Out Ends

Amongst the many short hairstyles for women over 50 that are trending this year, we truly loved this gorgeous hairstyle as modeled by Viola Davis. It is a blunt bob with side bangs whose ends are flipped-out. You can easily create this using our straightener. Instead of moving the wand down and inwards, move it out and upwards just so slightly.



9. Sleek Bob With Bangs

A sleek bob is a favorite of many hairstylists when it comes to short hairstyles for women over 50. Add some wispy bangs to the mix and you have got yourself a sleek, stylish, and undeniably glam hair look. Don’t even get us started on how fresh and young it feels.



10. Curly Short Bob

Sleek and straight hairstyles are stylish. But, curly and short hairstyles for women over 50 are not far behind. If you are looking for some curly hair inspo then look no further than this one right here. This short and curly bob looks beautiful and has a soft glam appeal to it.  



11. Messy Pixie

Everyone likes a pixie especially when it comes to short hairstyles for women over 50. But the classic polished and structured pixie is not everyone’s cup of tea. So, take things a bit further and go for something with a messy texture.



12. Wavy And Textured

Make your wavy bob look extra special by adding in some texture. It will breathe a new life into your hairstyle and make it pop. Cate Blanchett is modeling this look here and we are loving it.



13. Tousled Town

Pixie with bangs is a classic style that has been a trusted choice when it comes to short hairstyles for women over 50. And there is a pixie style for everyone. If you like the edgy vibe to a hairstyle, then this tousled-up pixie cut could be your hair inspiration.



14. Soft Curls

When it comes to finding short hairstyles for women over 50 that are youthful, nothing can beat the charm of soft curls. This soft curly bob with wispy side bangs has just the right amount of texture. It is a structured look that is just beautiful and elegant.



15. Voluminous Side-Parted Bob

Layers can look amazing on short hairstyles and here we are with the proof. This is a bob with tons of layers. The deep side parting enhances the volume of an already bouncy style.



16. Textured Pixie With Bangs

A pixie cut with side-swept bangs? Of course, we love it1 It is one of the best and trending short hairstyles for women over 50. It is soft and sexy. It is also something that you can easily style at home.



17. Glam Lob

This is a center-parted wavy lob that screams glam chic. The all-over layers are a great way to have a face-framing and fun hairstyle.



18. Edgy Pixie

It is not just the cut but also the bronde highlights that gives this hairstyle its edginess. It is a balanced and structured style statement without trying too hard.



19. Super Short

Here we have a super short asymmetrical bob. Tuck the shorter end behind your ear and let the longer side fall naturally.



20. Graduated Bob

This is one of those short hairstyles for women over 50 that has gained the status of being a classic. Look at the sharp angles and the clean bends coupled with the light and wispy bangs. You can also add some texture to make this hairstyle even more fun and sexy.



21. The Bixie

Is it a pixie? Is it a bob? It is a culmination of both and one of the latest trends of this year. The deep side part and the curled ends add a hint of sexiness that you just cannot ignore.



22. Polished Pixie

Nothing can ever beat the classic polished pixie cut when it comes to short hairstyles for women over 50. It is a versatile and universally flattering style that you can easily style at home in a hundred different ways depending on your mood for the day.



23. Fluffy And Voluminous

Want some inspiration for youthful short hairstyles for women over 50? There is one right here. This hairstyle has tons of layers that give it a structured look. It is enhanced by the magic of a blow-dry and a curling iron.



24. Polished Pixie With Bangs

Bangs are a great way to frame the face and bring focus to your facial features. This hairstyle does exactly that with some strong bangs. It is a pixie with an effortless style. You can wake up with a super cool hairstyle every day.



25. Sliced Bob

Here we are with another one of the short hairstyles for women over 50 that is a part of popular hair trends this year. This hairstyle has an undeniable charm and appeal. It is sleek and uniform even more so than a regular bob. This is because the hair in the front is slightly longer and that changes a whole lot of things.



26. Soft Waves

Can we address how absolutely adorable this hairstyle is? It is fresh, fun, and flirty. It looks youthful and will take off years from your whole look. The layers and the soft wavy structure given to them make the hairstyle pop.



27. Tousled Pixie Cut

Halle Berry is here to convince you to get on the short hairstyles for women over 50 bandwagon and chop away the inches. Her short pixie cut is hair goals. It is super cool and fab especially with those spiky bangs covering her forehead and the tousled action at the crown.



28. Blunt Bob With Texture

Blunt bob with bangs is one of the most popular short hairstyles for women over 50. And we have a favorite. We love how seamlessly the bangs blend with the rest of the hair. This razor-cut hairstyle looks great on almost all face shapes.



29. Classic Pixie

Here we are again with yet another pixie cut that is young, stylish and has a classic glam. The side-parting looks great and it is very easy to style. You can even finger comb it and you will be good to go.



30. Strong Bangs

Strong forehead covering bangs is yet another one of the trending short hairstyles for women over 50. As modeled by Emma Thompson here, this one is both sexy and coy with bangs that are barely grazing the eyes.



31. Silver Pompadour

Pompadours are edgy, stylish, and most definitely bold. If that is your style statement, then go for a pompadour. The beauty of this hairstyle is that it allows your natural grey hair to shine.


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