Age is just a number and regardless of how old you are doesn’t mean you can’t wear a fabulous hairstyle. Having shorter hair makes life a little easier to manage and it really shows off your own personal style. You don’t have to wake up as early to style it, it dries a lot fast after a shower, and there are a lot of styles you can wear even with short hair. These looks will give your hair bounce and energy but keep them trendy and beautiful.
Look at 70 of our favorite short hairstyles for women over 50 and get a little inspiration for yourself.
1. Maroon Red Pixie
Just because you cut your hair into a pixie doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Have your pixie cut a little longer with a lot of layers. Add some sass to your look by dying your hair a deep maroon color and adding some side bangs. Style it with some cream and give yourself a lot of volume in both the front and the back.
2. Shoulder Length Natural Hair
Just because your hair is graying doesn’t mean you have to immediately run off to get it colored. Embrace your natural color and cut your hair to your shoulders. Keep your hair styled back and out of your hair and wear it straight for an easy, laid back look that seems effortless.
3. The Stylish Bob
Bobs look great on just about anyone and you can easily wear this bob. Cut your hair right to your beck and wear it in a dramatic dark color, like a dark brown. Add a lot of layers to get a messy feel and add in some small side swept bangs for an added touch. Apply some styling cream and wear your hair straight to complete the look.
4. Rounded Bob with Bangs
Having a bob really makes the mornings a little easier and this bob is perfect for the busy woman. Have your bob cut some it is rounded towards the back, you don’t want a lot of layers with this one. Add in some small, wispy bangs and wear your hair in a center part. To complete the look you can add in a few highlights but you don’t have to.
5. The Textured Bob
Go a little wild with this bob, no one will judge you. Cut your hair short into a bob style and add a lot of layers so you can get a lot of definition. Add bangs and some chunky highlights then when you go to style it uses some styling products to make the back of your hair a little spiky and messy. Sweep your bangs off to the side and add some volume on top to make his look really hit home.
6. The Shaved Pixie
Show your true rocker style with this saved pixie look. Shave the back of your hair short and keep the front a little longer. Add in some side-swept bangs for a little drama and if you really want to take it up a notch, dye your hair a platinum blonde. This look is easy to maintain and looks great.
7. Long Pixie
Your pixie doesn’t have to be incredibly short to look good. Get inspiration from this pixie and keep the top of your hair long. Add in some low lights to give your hair a lot of dimensions and make sure to get a lot of layers for the messy look.
8. The Simple Bob
This style is stunning and easy to do. Keep your bob style long throughout the top and back but make sure the bottom is cut a little shorter. Add in a few layers to get a moveable look and if you want to keep it simple, don’t dye your hair. Finish off with some simple bangs and this look is good to go.
9. The Tousled Pixie
Your hair doesn’t always have to look perfect, take this pixie cut for example. This style looks amazing but is anything from perfect. Cut your hair into a short pixie with a lot of layers and some chunky low lights. Add in some messy bangs, where the side if longer then the middle, and finish off by running some styling cream through the whole thing to give it some shape.
10. The Boyish Pixie
Women can totally rock some awesome spiky hair and it’s simple and fast to do. Cut your pixie short and when you’re finished run some gel through your pixie, having the ends stand up in different directions. Make sure to run your hands through your hair a few times so the hair is still movable and looks soft.
11. Salt and Pepper Pixie
Wear your natural color with this beautiful pixie cut. Keep your hair longer on top and add some gorgeous bangs to give your hair a little drama. If you are fortunate enough to hair salt and pepper hair, then you can complete the look with some styling cream or if you want to add some color don’t be afraid to add a little silver in your hair.
12. Long Bangs Pixie
Add some drama to your look with this amazing pixie cut with long bangs. When you cut your hair have your stylist keep it longer on top and get some side-swept bangs. Color your hair dark except for bangs, color those a silver color, finish off with some styling products and you will be wearing on cool hairstyle.
13. The Messy Bob
A messy bob is a great style to wear and looks good on everybody. Cut your hair so it hits about jaw line and add in a lot of layers for a messy look. Complete the look with some side-swept bangs and if you are really feeling yourself, some lowlights for a little pop of color.
14. Tousled Short Do
Show off your features with this amazing short hairstyle. Keep the front a little longer with some side-swept bangs and then cut the back and side a little shorter. Add some styling cream to keep everything in place and leave your hair looking super shiny. That’s all you need for this simple shorter look.
15. Edgy Pixie
Take your pixie up a level with this gorgeous look. Cut your hair short and make sure it is rounded and tailored. Add in some full side bangs that are long and beautiful. To finish the look off you can add in some dark low lights for a pop of color and spray everything in place with some hairspray.
16. The Full Bob
Really amp up the volume with this amazing bob cut. When you cut your hair make sure you add in a ton of layers to get some good dimension. Keep the top longer and the back shorter then add in highlights to give your hair a nice pop. Blow dry with a round brush for extra volume and use some styling cream to keep everything in place.
17. The Simple Lob
Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with the latest trends. Chop your hair off into this stylish lob that perfectly frame your face. Add in a simple and easy side-swept bang and add some shadow roots for some extra depth.
18. Curly Top Pixie
If you have curly hair, then embrace it with this pixie cut. Keep the front of your hair longer and cut everything else short. Curl the front part of your hair so you have a nice curl with some volume and sweep it off to the side to keep it out of your face.
19. The Fringe
Cut your hair into a nice blunt bob and then add a fringe to it. Have your fringe, or bangs, be short, blunt, and stop in the middle of your head. Wear this look straight and don’t worry about color, your natural will do just fine.
20. The Wild Pixie
Rock some amazing color with your awesome wild pixie. Cut your hair in a shirt pixie but keep the top a little longer. Go ahead and dye your hair a wild color, like this nice pinky rose, and then spike the heck out of it, leaving it a little messy. You will be turning heads with this amazing look.
21. The Wavy Lob
Get on board with this beautiful lob style. Cut your hair to about chin length and add some curls into it. Add in some shadow roots and highlights to give yourself and amazing color and you will be looking fabulous all year long.
22. The Sleek Bob
Your bob haircut doesn’t have to be messy and all over the place. Take inspiration from this style and wear your bob in a gorgeous sleek look with some beautiful wispy bangs. To get a super straight look run a straightener through it.
23. Chunky Pixie
Turn heads with this amazing pixie cut. Leave your bangs long and add some curly layers to the top of your head, while keep the rest super short. Add in some beautiful chunky layers to really give your hair some depth and add some styling products to keep it all in place.
24. The Textured Back
For this style you want to cut your hair in between a pixie and a bob. Keep the bottom short but add in a bunch of layers throughout, especially the back, to get a nice texture to your hair. Add some color for a nice pop and your hair will be looking great.
25. The Fauxhawk
Just because you’re 50 doesn’t mean you can’t wear a cool fauxhawk. Cut your hair short but leave the top a little longer and add some layers. Get some styling cream and run it through the top of your hair, swiping the top hair up into a mini mohawk.
26. The Rocker Pixie
This style will look so cool the minute you step out with it. Cut your hair short and keep the top a little longer with some layers. Part your hair on either side, right above your ears, and add some products to keep it messy and all over the place. Add some color for a nice change and you will be instantly turning heads.
27. A Smooth Bob
Take your bob to the next level by keep it smooth. Add some side bangs to the look and run a straightener throughout the whole look so you get a sleek and straight look. Tuck your hair behind your ear to make the look complete.
28. Rock the Color
Regardless of the short hair you are rocking, throw on some nice color to really make it stand out. Fashion colors are all the rage right now and you can wear it too.
29. The Cool Bob
This bob style is easy to maintain and when you match it with some beautiful color, you will be looking fabulous. Add in some longer bangs and sweep them off to the side. Add a pop of fashion color to give yourself some dimension.
30. The Pushed Back Pixie
Cut your pixie short on the sides and back and keep the top a bit longer. Part your hair on both sides and tousle the top of your hair so it’s curly and messy. Push your hair back and out of your face so the style frames your face nicely.