83 Elegant Short Hairstyles For Women Over 50 To Try

From classy to edgy, make a great style statement with these gorgeous and unique hairstyles.

Reviewed by Christina Benjamin, Licensed Cosmetologist
Written by Anjali Sayee, BTech
Edited by Shatabdi Bhattacharya, BSc
Fact-checked by Anu Pallavi, BA  • 

When you reach the age of 50, you begin to notice your hair thinning, becoming more vulnerable to damage, and eventually shedding and breaking more. This is why so many mature women prefer to keep their hair short. To give you some inspiration, here are the best short hairstyles for women over 50 you should take a peek at before you chop off your tresses. If you are worried that short hair may not suit you, think again. As you check out these hairstyles, you will learn how to pick the best one for your personality and features. Scroll down to know more!

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Women in their 50s looking for short hairstyles to draw attention away from their cheeks or chin can opt for styles that fall above or below those spots, respectively.
  • Short hairstyles with bangs or face-framing pieces are perfect for hiding a big forehead and highlighting the eyes.
  • Curly-haired women in their 50s can opt for layered cuts to remove some weight and make the curls pop more.
  • Women with straight and fine hair can choose short hairstyles that only take out the weight underneath and avoid choppy layers.

83 Short Hairstyles For Women Over 50 To Look Elegant

1. Retro Curled Faux Hawk

Retro Curled Faux Hawk
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No one is rocking uber stylish short hairstyles over 50 like Tilda Swinton. This retro curled faux hawk is unique, bold, and statement-making all at once. No one would dare miss a second of this ultra-glam look, giving all their attention to the person wearing it. So if you are up for a challenge, this one is for you!

What You Need
  • Rat tail comb
  • Large velcro roller
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Blow dryer
How To Do
  1. Wash your hair and apply a generous amount of volumizing mousse to your damp locks, especially on the hawk.
  2. Section your hair and wrap each around velcro rollers in the direction you prefer. You may use either one or multiple rollers of varying sizes for texture.
  3. Use a rat tail comb to neatly comb down the sides in place.
  4. Blow dry the rolled hair and leave the rollers on for 30 minutes for the curls to set in.
  5. Remove the rollers and set the curls in place. Gently run the comb over the shapes to tuck away any flyaways.

2. Close-Cropped Fro

Close-Cropped Fro
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Natural curls do not get the recognition they deserve! The older you grow, the easier it is to appreciate their natural charm. This close-cropped look for a fro does plenty for you, adding elegance and grace to your overall appearance. Just a teeny bit of styling and you’re going to be oh-so-fine!

What You Need
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Conditioning spray
  • Edge control or hair gel
How To Do
  1. Apply conditioning spray all over your washed and towel-dried curls. Leave it to air dry.
  2. Tame your curls with a wide-toothed comb when your hair is considerably dry.
  3. Use an edge control or hair gel to create uniform spikes and define the curls.

3. Messy Heavy Shag

Messy-heavy shag short hairstyle for women over 50
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After sporting curly hair for the longest time, it is great to see Meg Ryan go back to a straight shag cut! The heavy layers help frame her face. The messy parting not only makes a great style statement but also helps balance out any asymmetrical features on your face.

What You Need
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Go to a salon and get your haircut in heavy shag layers.
  2. Wrap the ends of your hair inward around a round brush and blow dry it.
  3. Lock in the hairstyle with hairspray.
protip_icon Quick Tip
The messy shag looks best on those with round or oval faces.

4. Pulled-Back Bob

Pulled-back bob short hairstyle for women over 50 to create a chic statement
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This iconic hairstyle sported by Sharon Stone is great for women over 50. The pulled-back bob creates a chic style statement. It is perfect for work because it is trendy yet mature.

What You Need
  • Hairspray
  • Comb
How To Do
  1. Spritz a generous amount of hairspray onto your hair.
  2. Comb your hair back, adding some height to it at the front using your fingers.
  3. Spray a little more hairspray to lock the hairstyle in place.

5. Simple Twist Updo

Simple twist updo short hairstyle for women over 50 for subtle style
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Meryl Streep shows us here that style and convenience can go hand in hand. A simple twisted updo can add a subtle touch of style to your regular hairstyles. Moreover, it is extremely easy and super quick to achieve.

What You Need
  • Hair clip
How To Do
  1. Use your fingers to gather all your hair at the back.
  2. Lift it up and twist it twice or thrice.
  3. Clip the hair in place at the back of your head.

6. Curly Lowlighted Lob

Curly lowlighted lob short hairstyle for women over 50 for beautiful highlights
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Meg Ryan stole everyone’s heart as the curly-haired, wide-eyed Sally in When Harry Met Sally. Now, she has given us this mature curly lob. It looks beautiful! The curls enhance her silver blonde lowlights beautifully.

What You Need
  • 1inch curling iron
  • Hairspray
  • Rat-tailed comb
How To Do
  1. Curl your hair in medium-sized sections with the curling iron.
  2. Part your hair roughly down the middle with the rat-tailed comb.
  3. Finish off with some hairspray.

7. Classic Blonde Lob

Classic blonde lob short hairstyle for women over 50
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Michelle Pfeiffer does not seem to age and neither do her blonde locks. To mimic this hairstyle, you will need to go to the salon and get a double-layered lob. Keep the ends of the layers thin but sharp.

What You Need
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Part your hair roughly on one side. Opt for the side you normally don’t choose.
  2. Spritz on some hairspray to lock the hair and parting in place.

8. Back Mohawk Bob

Back mohawk bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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Many women think that once they reach a certain age, edgy hairstyles won’t suit them. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Adding edgy hints, like a back mohawk, can spice up your short hair. 

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Mousse
  • Brush
How To Do
  1. Apply mousse to your hair.
  2. Brush all your hair back, keeping it sleek at the front and sides.
  3. Create the back mohawk with the help of a fine-toothed comb by combing both sides toward the center.

9. Combed-Back Lob

Combed-back Lob short hairstyle for women over 50
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This has to be the quickest hairstyle! It is easy to do as well. It works for events, parties, and business meetings too. The flicked-out ends add a nice touch of style to this lob.

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hairspray
How To
  1. Brush all your hair back and tuck it behind your ears.
  2. Spritz on a generous amount of hairspray to set the hairstyle in place.
protip_icon Quick Tip
The lob is a great choice for individuals with heart-shaped faces.

10. Messy Bob

Messy bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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Helen Mirren looks chic with this messy bob. What makes it brilliant is that it’s not over-the-top messy, but a clean messy. The light pink hues add a soft touch to her look.

What You Need
  • Blow dryer
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Fluff up your hair with a blow dryer.
  2. Brush down your hair with your fingers. Don’t use a comb as it will ruin the soft look.
  3. Spritz on some hairspray to finish off the look.

11. Blown Back Hair

Blown back short hairstyle for women over 50
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If you have wide cheeks, you know that you need to avoid slicking back your hair. This hairstyle changes that! Some height has been added to this bob before brushing it back. This makes your hair look thicker and your face look slim.

What You Need
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Place the round brush underneath your hair.
  2. As you brush your hair back, pass the blow dryer over it.
  3. Lock the ‘do in place with some hairspray.

12. Side-Swerved Bob

Side-swerved bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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A slight swerve in your hair might be just what you need to spice up your regular bob cut. It doesn’t take much time to style and looks good with any outfit.

What You Need
  • Round brush
  • Hairspray
  • Blow dryer
How To Do
  1. Part your hair on one side.
  2. Add that swerve by wrapping your hair around the round brush and blow drying it.
  3. Spritz on some hairspray to secure the look.

13. Thin-Ended Lob

Thin-ended lob short hairstyle for women over 50
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You may not have thin hair, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your hair is thick. Thinning out the ends of your hair is a sure way to make the rest of your hair look thicker.

What You Need
  • A pair of scissors
  • Comb
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Thin out the ends of your hair with a pair of scissors using the point-cut method. This involves holding the scissors vertically, keeping it parallel to the ends of your hair. Start chopping the ends lightly until you are satisfied with the results.
  2. Tease your hair all over with a comb to add some lift to your hairdo.
  3. Comb down the top of your hair to make it look neat.
  4. Spritz on some hairspray to secure the hairstyle.

14. Bouffant Bob

Bouffant bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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The bouffant is another quick way to style your hair. Not only does it make a great statement but it also helps give your hair a fuller appearance.

What You Need
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
How To
  1. Use the comb to tease your hair at the front and top and create a pouf.
  2. Pin the pouf and the rest of your hair at the back.
  3. Secure the hairstyle with a few spritzes of hairspray.

15. Moussed Bob

Moussed bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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If you are not a fan of the gelled look, use mousse instead. Mousse can help you achieve the slicked-back look while keeping your hair light and fluffy.

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Lightweight mousse
How To Do
  1. Apply mousse to your hair.
  2. Tease your hair to give it lift and volume.
  3. Comb your hair back neatly without disturbing the lift.

16. Soft Blonde Bob

Soft blonde bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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Soft hair colors help jazz up your bob while framing your face. Choose a color that goes well with your skin’s undertone. Pick a softer tone of what your natural hair color used to be.

What You Need
  • Blow dryer
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Wash your hair and allow to air dry until it is just damp.
  2. Blow dry your hair on a low setting. This will give it that soft, glossy look.
  3. Allow your hair to fall into its natural parting.
  4. Spritz on hairspray to keep the look intact for a long time.

17. Sharp Blunt Bob

Sharp-blunt bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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If you have had long hair for most of your life, cutting it short is just the change you need. Opt for a sharp blunt bob. It will flaunt your hair’s thickness and help streamline your jaw.

What You Need
  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Tease your hair midway down to add volume.
  2. With the tail-end of the comb, part your hair in a slanted side parting.
  3. Spritz on some hairspray to set the hairstyle in place.

18. Grown-Out Pixie

Grown-out pixie short hairstyle for women over 50
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The best part about a grown-out pixie is the bangs it creates. The bangs look heavy and fall beautifully. Thick bangs give your bob a fuller look.

What You Need
  • A pair of scissors
  • Comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Hairspray
How To
  1. Feather out the ends of your bangs with the help of scissors.
  2. Comb down your bangs and sweep them to one side as you blow dry them in place.
  3. Spritz on some hairspray to keep the bangs in place.
  4. Comb down the rest of your hair.

19. Modern Classic Pixie

Modern classic pixie short hairstyle for women over 50
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No one who sports a short pixie cut like Ellen DeGeneres! Instead of simply sporting the pixie cut as it is, she always plays around with her look. Kudos to her hairstylist for making her pixie look fresh all the time!

What You Need
  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Hair brush
  • Hairspray or gel
Hw To Do
  1. Part your hair to the side with the rat-tailed comb.
  2. Brush down each side neatly.
  3. Lock the hair in place with gel or hairspray. If you are using gel, make sure it is light-hold gel and that you apply it before you brush down your hair.

20. Overgrown Bangs

Overgrown bangs short hairstyle for women over 50
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If your bangs are growing out, use it to your advantage. Longer bangs will give your short hairdo a fuller look.

What You Need
  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Comb your hair while you blow dry it to make it look soft and fluffy.
  2. With the tail-end of the comb, arrange your bangs to fall in layers over each other.
  3. Lock in the hairstyle with some hairspray and comb down the rest of your hair.

21. Soft Bob

Soft bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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A soft bob makes your hair look fluffy but without the frizz. It lies close to the curve of your head. You can use hairspray to achieve this soft look.

What You Need
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Start off by spritzing on some hairspray.
  2. With the round brush, brush your hair down by first lifting it and then brushing it back. Do this by keeping the round brush underneath your hair and blow drying it simultaneously.
  3. Keep your blow dryer on a low setting to avoid damaging your hair.
  4. Spray on some more hairspray to keep the hairstyle in place.

22. Messy Pulled -Back Hair

Messy pulled-back hair short hairstyle for women over 50
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While pulled-back hairdos are usually sleek, adding a messy vibe makes them look so much cooler.

What You Need
  • Hairspray
  • Brush
  • Straightening iron
How To Do
  1. Start off by spritzing on some hairspray.
  2. Brush down your hair, allowing strands of hair to stray off.
  3. Brush the ends of your hair out and straighten them to make them curve outward.
  4. Spritz on some more hairspray to lock in the look.

23. Heavy Side Layers

Heavy side layers short hairstyle for women over 50
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Heavy side layers are a great way to hide a large forehead. It also helps flaunt those high cheekbones.

What You Need
  • Comb
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Part your hair on one side.
  2. Lift the deeper side from underneath with the help of a comb.
  3. Don’t comb the ends. Leave them looking wild and messy.
  4. Spritz on some hairspray to set your hair in place.

24. Red Curls

Red curls short hairstyle for women over 50
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Curls are a woman’s best friend! They are stylish and make your hair look fuller and thicker. They also help add dimension to your face shape.

What You Need
  • 1-inch curling iron
  • Mousse
  • Hair clips
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Apply mousse to your hair.
  2. Divide your hair into small sections and use hair clips to keep them separate.
  3. Curl each section individually to achieve these ringlets.
  4. Apply hairspray to secure the hairstyle in place.

25. Classic Julie Andrews Bob

Classic Julie Andrews bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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Looking for a classy bob? Look no further than the stunning Julie Andrews! This classic look is stylish yet easy to maintain. A perfect win!

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hairspray
How To
  1. Brush down your hair on each side.
  2. Brush forward the hair at the top and then brush it to the side.
  3. On the deeper side of hair, add a nice lift by brushing your hair from underneath.

26. Fine-Ended Lob

Fine-ended lob short hairstyle for women over 50
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By feathering your hair at the ends, you can give it a fine look. It accentuates your hair’s overall thickness and dimension.

What You Need
  • Curling iron
  • Mousse
  • Hairspray
  • Comb
How To Do
  1. Tease the top of your hair with the comb. This will make your hair look fuller.
  2. Apply mousse to your tresses midway down.
  3. Curl your hair in medium-sized sections.
  4. Apply hairspray to lock the hairdo in place.

27. Slick Fine Lob

Slick fine lob short hairstyle for women over 50
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This is a modern take on the classic straight bob from the ‘20s. This long, fine bob is perfect for business meetings or formal events. The slightly parted bangs help in framing your face.

What You Need
  • Hairspray
  • Straightening iron
How To Do
  1. Apply hairspray to your hair thoroughly.
  2. Straighten your hair from top to bottom, giving it a slight curve as you go.
  3. Lock the hairstyle in place with more hairspray.

28. White Soft Layers

White soft layers short hairstyle for women over 50
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Embrace your whitening locks! Style them in a stunning layered bob and get ready to make some serious heads turn.

What You Need
  • Hairspray
  • Straightening iron
How To Do
  1. Start off by spritzing on some hairspray.
  2. Style your hair in slight waves with the help of a straightening iron.
  3. Set the hairstyle in place with some more hairspray.

29. Spiky Pixie

Spiky pixie short hairstyle for women over 50
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Take some inspiration from Jamie Lee Curtis go for this spiky pixie look. It easy to achieve and looks super edgy and cool.

What You Need
  • Mousse
  • Wide-toothed comb
How To Do
  1. Apply some mousse to the wide-toothed comb.
  2. Comb your hair up to spike it.
  3. The mousse should lock your hair in place.
  4. Comb down the sides to finish off the look.

30. Crimped Curls

Crimped curls short hairstyle for women over 50
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These curls look super interesting, don’t they? All you need to achieve this look is a straightening iron and some hairspray!

What You Need
  • Straightening iron
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Apply some hairspray to your tresses.
  2. Style your hair in crimped curls by wrapping it in sections around the straightening iron.
  3. Straighten out the ends to make them look more pointed.
  4. Set the curls in place by spritzing on some hairspray.

31. Small Middle Parting

Small middle parting short hairstyle for women over 50
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A small parting and a tuck behind the ear help in framing your face and adding depth to your hair. Jazz up this look by adding some highlights to your hair.

What You Need
  • Comb
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Comb all your hair back.
  2. With the tail end of your comb, part your down the middle. Make sure to end the parting just a couple of inches beyond the front hairline
  3. Comb down each side neatly.
  4. Finish off with a few spritzes of hairspray.

32. Voluminous Bob

Voluminous bob short hairstyle for women over 50
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Angela Bassett looks like she has drunk from the Fountain of Youth! Not only does her skin look great, but her hair looks stunning as well.

Christina Benjamin, a licensed cosmetologist, “I love this cut! It’s the perfect medium between long and short especially for someone that is not sure on the length they want. This is definitely a classic look.”

 What You Need
  • 2-inch curling iron
  • Hairspray
How To Do
  1. Part your hair on one side.
  2. Curl your hair in sections from midway down by wrapping it just once around the barrel of the curling iron.
  3. Doing so will give you that swerve of a curl, that perfect twist.
  4. Apply hairspray to lock the curls in place.

 33. Blonde Cropped Hairdo With Long Bangs

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Classy, to say the least, this blonde hairdo adds an aura of sophistication to your persona. Simple and effortless to sport and pull off, this cropped hairdo with long bangs is just perfect! This chic hairstyle isn’t too loud, but at the same time, it is intensely stylish.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Blow dryer
  • Styling mousse
  • Round hairbrush
How To Style
  1. Shampoo your hair to ensure it’s oil and dirt-free.
  2. Dry your hair with a blow dryer.
  3. Prep your for styling by applying some styling mousse.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Slightly curl the edges inwards using a round hairbrush.

34. Golden Short Hairdo

Short, simple, and sweet. This is one hairstyle that any woman can go for, irrespective of her age. This hassle-free hairdo comprises a sleek blonde bob with a side partition. You can let your hair loose without second thoughts. You can opt for it either for its modern charm or just because it’s pure fun!

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What You Need
  • Paddle hairbrush
  • Round hairbrush
  • Blow dryer
  • Styling mousse
How To Style
  1. Start by shampooing your hair.
  1. Blow dry your hair and apply some styling mousse to prep it.
  1. Brush your hair down with a paddle hairbrush.
  1. Curl the edges near the nape of your neck, outward.

35. Tousled Short Hairdo With Lowlights

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This hairstyle is definitely going to make you look like a seasoned weather Jon. It adds wisdom to your face, yet is uber cool and casual. Short and no fuss, this cropped hairstyle will help you take your style up a notch and make the other ladies jealous!

What You Need
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair brush
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Paddle brush
How To Style
  1. Wash your hair with a mild, cleansing shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair prior to styling.
  3. Using the paddle brush, slightly brush your hair.
  4. Blow dry again for a casual blown out effect.
  5. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray.

36. Pale Blonde Boy Crop With Short Fringes

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This homely and carefree hairdo will make you look supercool and chilled out. Who says that women over 50 can’t wear their hair super short? This effortless hairstyle is for those who love to break the norms. So go out and flaunt that short cropped hairdo!

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair serum
How To Style
  1. Start off by cleansing your hair with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry to prep your hair for styling.
  3. Using a fine-toothed comb, comb your hair down.
  4. Finish this simple hairdo by applying a leave-in hair serum.

37. Salt And Pepper Bob With Short Fringes

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Be it a teenager or a woman, a bob is one of those few hairstyles that can be flaunted by one and all. So why should it be any different for women who have crossed the 50 mark? There’s a whole new way to go for the bob now! Let your gray hair be styled into a stylish salt and pepper short bob. And that your peers would be jealous of your style is an understatement.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Paddle brush
How To Style
  1. Ensure that your hair is free of oil and dirt by cleansing it with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair.
  3. Prep your hair for styling by applying styling mousse.
  4. Using a paddle brush, remove all the knots.
  5. Straighten the length of your tresses.
  6. Using a curling iron, slightly curl the edges of the bob inwards.
  7. Spritz on some light-hold hairspray to make the hairdo stay put.

38. Gray Tousled And Cropped Hairdo

Gray tousled and cropped hairdo for women over 50
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Now that we’ve established age is just a number, you ladies can proudly opt for this tousled gray cropped hairdo. Simple and natural looking, this minimalistic hairdo just gives you a carefree aura in the second innings of your life! Go for this upbeat hairstyle and prove that you can go casual too!

What You Need
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Styling gel
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Start with washing your hair with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry till the hair is just a little damp.
  3. Apply styling gel.
  4. Comb your hair with the wide-toothed comb.
  5. Tease with your fingers for a tousled effect.
  6. Finish by blow drying your hair a little for a casually blown out look.

39. Gray Layered Bob With Bangs

Gray layered bob with bangs hairstyle for women over 50
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Layers are uber stylish to sport, quite needless to say. A nicely done layered hairdo just can’t go wrong. So go ahead and get that layered haircut to simply up your style game. The bangs will be an extra bonus in giving you a youthful and chic look!

What You Need
  • Curling iron
  • Hair straightener
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair serum
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair for styling by washing it with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair prior to styling.
  3. Apply hair serum to ensure that there’s no frizziness or breakage during styling.
  4. Straighten your locks.
  5. Curl the edges of your hair slightly inwards.
  6. Curl the wispy bangs outwards for a stylish appeal.

40. Fine Layered Bob With Bangs

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What happens when you fuse the two most prevalent and classy hairdos together to make your own unique style statement? Well, find out by opting for this casually sophisticated hairdo that combines layers and a bob! Add a few bangs to it and – voila! It is one of the best short haircuts for women over 50! Your daughter won’t need to look anywhere else for a style inspiration to get a hairstyle reinvention. You can be her personal style guide!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Curling iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair styling mousse
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Start off with a good, through shampooing.
  2. Blow dry your hair to make the styling easier.
  3. Prep your hair with styling mousse.
  4. Start straightening your hair section by section.
  5. Once done, curl the edges outwards.
  6. Blow dry for a casually blown out feel.
  7. Finish the look by spraying a little light-hold hairspray to make the hairstyle stay.

41. Short Brown Bob With Blonde Streaks

Short brown bob hair with blonde streaks hairstyle for women over 50
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Streaks have been a rage since they set foot on the trend globe. Seek out this hairstyle for a more causal and hep approach for your next hairstyle reinvention. Streak your hair blonde at places and then go for a short bob haircut. The fusion of streaks with the brown bob is sure to turn heads and totally take your style up by a notch!

 What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Blow dryer
  • Round hairbrush
  • Hair serum
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with a hair serum prior to styling to avoid frizz and damage caused due to heat treatments.
  2. Make a side partition and comb it down.
  3. Straighten your locks.
  4. Using the round hairbrush and blow dryer, turn the edges of the face-framing strands inwards and the sections at the back outwards.
  5. Spritz on a light-hold hairspray to finish styling.

42. Platinum Short Crop With Fringes

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We all believe in embracing our identity. So, all you need to do is get your naturally platinum hair styled into a short cropped hairstyle with fringes. This short hairdo will make you look modernistic and breezy at the same time. Add fringes to this super cool short hairdo for that extra oomph!

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair by cleansing it with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your short hair prior to styling.
  3. Using a fine-toothed comb, comb your hair down.
  4. Let the fringes fall onto your forehead.
  5. Make sure your hairdo stays put by spraying on a little light-hold hairspray.

43. Platinum Bob With Wavy Bangs

Platinum bob with wavy bangs short hairstyle for women over 50
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This hairdo is class redefined! No fuss and absolutely basic, but having said that, it’s also one of the most stylish hairstyles someone can opt for. Get your platinum hair cut into a casual basic bob and slightly curl it so that the hair at the front gracefully frames your face. This hairdo is definitely gonna up your style quotient.

What You Need
  • Paddle brush
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Round brush
How To Style
  1. Start with a gentle head wash.
  2. Blow dry your hair.
  3. Prep your hair with some styling mousse.
  4. Curl your tresses using the curling iron.
  5. Using the paddle brush, gently brush down your hair for a wavy appearance.
  6. Slightly curl the edges of the bangs inwards.
  7. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray to ensure the hairdo stays put.

44. Short Bob With Gray Wispy Curls

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There’s something beautiful about curls that gives you an aura of being carefree and whimsical. And when you blend curls with a short bob hairdo, it’s pure beauty! Let your inner style icon shine through by opting for this easy going yet beautiful hairdo. Go for a short bob and curl your locks from halfway down to the tips. They’re sure to give you an air of ease and sophistication at the same time.

What You Need
  • Curling iron
  • Hair serum
  • Styling mousse
  • Light hold hairspray
  • Wide-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair by gently cleansing it with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair and comb it down using a wide-toothed comb to remove knots.
  3. Prior to heat styling, coat your tresses with hair serum to minimize damage.
  4. Curl your hair using the curling iron.
  5. To finish the look, spritz on a little light-hold hairspray to ensure your curls stay tamed.

45. Short Curly Bob With Bangs

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Curls again! If you’re a bit more daring, then might as well go all the way and don a bob with curls. The curly bangs can beautifully frame your face while the bob can give you a stylish vibe. If you wanna take this style a bit further, opt for streaks of shaded browns and blondes to complete the look!

What You Need
  • Curling iron
  • Hair serum
  • Styling mousse
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Give your hair a gentle wash with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry and apply hair serum to prep your hair for styling.
  3. Curl your hair with the curling iron.
  4. Spray some light-hold hairspray to make the hairstyle stay.

46. Platinum Short Bob With Bangs

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The best part about being in your 50s is that you can carry out a whole new set of experiments when it comes to hair. Using the natural platinum tone of your hair and pairing it up with a chic hairdo will give you results that’ll leave even youngsters envious of your impeccable style statement. This platinum short bob is one such hairdo! Get a really short bob haircut with side bangs and the next thing you know is that you’re a style icon in your own league!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Round Brush
  • Styling mousse
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair by applying styling mousse.
  2. Straighten your tresses using the hair straightener.
  3. Comb down your bangs at the front.
  4. Using the round brush and blow dryer, curl the bangs.
  5. Curl the edges of the bob inwards to complete the look.

47. Very Short Layered Bob With Fringes

Very short layered bob with fringes hairstyle for women over 50
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Graceful and charming, this hairstyle can be the perfect go-to hairdo for those who seek cuteness and sophistication at the same time. Mildly teased and tousled, this hairstyle is sure to make you feel carefree and chic. Go for a very short layered bob and add fringes to it. Now slightly tease it while styling to add a bit of volume to the hairstyle, and you’re done!

What You Need
  • Blow dryer
  • Paddle brush
  • Round brush
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse your hair with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair.
  3. With a paddle brush, brush your layered bob.
  4. Using the round brush, curl the fringes inwards.
  5. Slightly curl the edges of the layers outwards to give your hair a fuller appearance.
  6. Finish the look by spritzing a little light-hold hairspray to make it stay.

48. Blonde Inward Bob With Fringes

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Here’s the thing with bob hairdos, they can be serious, they can be fun, and they can also be the perfect mixture of both depending on how you style them. This blonde bob hairdo is one of those. Opt for this hairstyle and add fringes to it. To make the style stand out, curl the edges of your bob inwards.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair serum
  • Curling iron
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Start with a gentle head wash for clean hair prior to styling.
  2. Blow dry your hair.
  3. Ensure that there are no knots.
  4.  Apply hair serum onto your hair and straighten your bob.
  5. With the fine comb, bring your fringes to the front.
  6. Using the curling iron, curl the fringe inward.
  7. Curl the edges of the bob inwards and the face-framing strands slightly outwards for a voluminous look.

49. Blonde Round Bob

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Round bobs are undoubtedly one of the most stylish of hairdos around. If you’re a style aspirant, nothing can be better for you than a sleek round bob! To really make a statement, streak your hair blonde in places and opt for a round bob haircut with bangs. This will instantly up your style game without making you look too flashy.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Serum
  • Light-hold hair spray
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Start with prepping your clean hair by coating it with hair serum.
  2. Straighten your hair.
  3. With the wide-toothed comb, comb your bob down.
  4. Bring the bangs to the front.
  5. Using the round brush and blow dryer, curl the edges of the bob inwards.
  6. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

50. Salt And Pepper Inward Bob

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Yet another way to style your inward curled bob is to go natural on the color! Embrace your gray hair and flaunt it. Bring the best out of your graying salt and pepper hair by giving it a basic bob haircut and curling the edges of your hair inwards. This hairdo is classy and very easy to pull off.

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed com
  • Hair straightener
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair serum
How To Style
  1. Start with gently cleansing your hair with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair and apply hair serum to prep your hair for styling.
  3. Comb to remove knots.
  4. Straighten your tresses.
  5. Using the round brush and blow dryer, curl the edges inwards.

51. Gray Curly Bob With Side Swept Bangs

Gray curly bob with side swept bangs hairstyle for women over 50
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Embrace your grays and show the world how to beautifully style them. Make the best out of your gray hair by giving it a reinvention of short curly bob. To enhance the look even more, opt for side swept bangs that will gracefully fall on your forehead, taking away years from your age. This is a casual and playful that can be pulled off without any hassle.

What You Need
  • Styling mousse
  • Blow dryer
  • Curling iron
  • Wide-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Go for a gentle head bath to clean your hair.
  2. Blow dry and apply styling mousse to prep your hair.
  3. Slightly curl your tresses, leaving the bangs.
  4. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray.

52. Auburn Round Bob With Fringes And Bangs

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Very offbeat and utterly refreshing. If you have natural auburn hair, then this is the way to go! Or you might as well dye your hair to get this dainty look. Get a round bob haircut with fringes at the front and long bangs at the sides to perfectly frame your face. This is one of the most beautiful short haircuts for women over 50 to sport. With this impeccable hairdo, you can show to the world that you haven’t let age catch up with you!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine comb
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair by gently cleansing it.
  2. Blow dry and apply hair serum to minimize the damage caused due to heat styling.
  3. Straighten your bob.
  4. Finely comb your hair to make it look sleek.
  5. Using the round brush and blow dryer, slightly turn the edges inwards.
  6. Finish the look with hairspray.

53. Unkempt Curly Gray Locks

Unkempt Curly Gray Locks
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Unkempt hairstyles are a rage today and that should not be limited to youngsters. Go for this carefree and unkempt hairdo to bring out the quirky and whimsical side of yours. Opt for a layered bob and then curl your entire hair if you aren’t naturally endowed with curls. This hairdo will give a vibe of wildness and adventure while the grays on your hair will add an element of wisdom to your overall look.

What You Need
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Cleanse your locks with a gentle shampoo.
  2. Blow dry and coat your hair with styling mousse prior to curling.
  3. Curl your hair using the curling iron.
  4. Owing to the unkempt nature of the hairdo, once the curls are nicely formed, finish off with a light-hold hairspray.

54. White Bob With Bangs

White bob with bangs hairstyle for women over 50
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There’s always a better way to style your white hair than to dye it. And this is one such option. Just the basic bob with long bangs at the front. To make it better, just curl the edges inwards and you’re all set! A serene and uptown hairdo which is apt for the wise and composed woman. Why dye your hair with chemicals when you can gracefully show off your white tresses!

What You Need
  • Hair serum
  • Hair straightener
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Paddle brush
How To Style
  1. Prep your clean hair with hair serum prior to heat styling.
  2. Straighten your hair.
  3. Brush your bob down with the paddle brush.
  4. Use the round brush and blow dryer to curl the edges of the bob inwards.

55. Platinum Layers With Bangs

Have said it before, will say it again, going natural is the best way to go! Your gray hair can be beautifully styled into a multitude of hairstyles. Go for a fine layered cut that’s got volume at the crown and narrows down at the edges. Add fringes at the front and voila! You’re ready to rock your gray hair in an all new hair reinvention.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Round brush
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Give your hair a gentle cleanse.
  2. Blow dry and coat it with serum before straightening.
  3. Straighten your hair.
  4. Comb your layers with the fine comb.
  5. Curl the fringes inwards and the edges of the layer outwards with the help of the round brush and blow dryer.
  6. To ensure the hairdo stays in place, finish with the light-hold hairspray.

56. Pale Blonde Bob With Wispy Curls

Pale blonde bob with wispy curls hairstyle for women over 50
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Yet another curly bob hairdo on our list. Get your pale blonde hair styled into a short curly bob with wisps of curls-framing your face. This hairstyle is stylish and casual at the same time and is sure to make you stand out in terms of style and self expression.

What You Need
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair by gently cleansing and applying styling mousse onto it.
  2. Curl your bob using the curling iron.
  3. To retain the natural bounce of the curls, finish the look with a little hairspray.

57. Blonde Cropped Hairdo With Soft Spikes

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Despite spikes being a predominantly teenage trend, there are ways women in and over their 50s can incorporate them and look absolutely gorgeous. Bold and beautiful, this hairdo is for those who want to create a niche for themselves and their expression of style. Get a short haircut and style your hair into soft spikes with a light hair-gel or mousse. It’s cool and hep and definitely makes for an uber chic urban fashion statement.

What You Need
  • Styling gel
  • Hair straightener
  • Blow dryer
  • Medium-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse and prep your hair by blow drying it and applying some styling gel onto it.
  2. Straighten to get a spiky hair texture.
  3. Blow dry for a casually blown-out effect.
  4. Make it stay by using a medium-hold hairspray.

58. Platinum Bob With Side Swept Bangs

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If bob and bangs is your thing, then this is the way to go. Opt for a short basic bob with long side swept bangs that fall onto your forehead. Give it an offbeat touch by curling the edges outwards instead of inwards. That’ll give a unique style and a dash of boldness to an otherwise basic hairstyle!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Paddle brush
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Prep your clean hair by applying some styling mousse.
  2. Straighten your bob.
  3. With a paddle brush, brush down your brush.
  4. Sweep the bangs to one side.
  5. Curl the edges of the bob outwards for a stylish appeal.

59. Short Crop In Salt And Pepper

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If you are the no nonsense kind who prefers a non messy and hassle free hairdo, then you should definitely opt for the salt and pepper short boy crop. This hairdo is minimalistic and contemporary, and oozes confidence. Easy to style and easier to maintain, this is the best hairstyle for women over 50 that will soon become your favorite!

What You Need
  • Styling mousse
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Start with gently cleansing your hair with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair.
  3. Apply a tiny dollop of styling mousse onto your short crop.
  4. With a fine-toothed comb, gently comb your hair.
  5. Tousle it with your fingers a little for a casual look.

60. Pale Blonde Bob With Fringes

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A highly fashionable hairdo to sport, the pale blonde bob can easily become your signature statement if you do it right! This hairdo comprises of a slightly layered bob with fringes and the edges of the hair curled outward. A little gutsy to go for, but if nailed can be totally awesome!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Curling iron
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Blow dry your locks and comb through to ensure that there aren’t any knots.
  2. Prep your hair with a hair serum to reduce the damaging effects of heat styling.
  3. Straighten your bob using the hair straightener.
  4. Bring the fringes at the front and slightly curl it inwards.
  5. Curl the edges of the bob outwards with the help of the curling iron, and you’re all set!

61. English Pink Short Crop

One of the quirkier hairstyles on the list. This hairdo is charming because of the mild and beautiful English pink tone. A soothing hairstyle with pale pink hair. A short crop that is edgy and smart, this hairdo can be your next revolutionary fashion statement. With the fringe at the front, the hairdo is sure to add to the charm of your face and make heads turn for being gracefully unconventional!

What You Need
  • English pink hair dye
  • Hair serum
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair straightener
How To Style
  1. Go for an English pink hair dye prior to styling,
  2. Once the color has set in, gently cleanse your hair with a mild color protect shampoo.
  3. Prep your crop for styling with the help of a hair serum.
  4. Using a hair straightener, straighten your hair.
  5. Blow dry your hair for a casually blown out look.

62. Blonde Bob With Fringes

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Completing the list with another classy hairstyle, we bring to you the blonde bob with fringes. Basic and easy to pull off, this stylish and contemporary hairdo will have everyone floored. Opt for a basic bob with fringes and slightly curl the edges inwards to enhance the look!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Prep your clean, dry hair using a hair serum.
  2. Straighten your bob.
  3. Fine comb through your hair for a smooth finish.
  4. Use the round brush and blow dryer to curl the edges inwards and – voila! You’re done!

63. Brown And Blonde Bob With Fringes

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Here comes one of the best hairstyles for women over 50! This is a very chic and trendy hairdo. The simple shades of brunette and blonde combined with a sleek bob looks simply fabulous. Team it up with fringes and – voila! You’re good to go!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Cleanse your tresses with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry and fine comb your hair.
  3. Prep your hair for styling by applying hair serum, lest the heat damage your locks.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Using the round brush and blow dryer, curl the edges of the bob hairdo inwards for a smooth finish.
  6. Slightly curl the fringes inwards.

64. Blonde Layers With Side Swept Bangs

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Yet another simple but chic hairstyle for women. This sophisticated hairdo has an uptown charm to it and it is fairly easy to sport and maintain. A short layered haircut in blonde teamed up with side swept bangs is a style that could never go wrong.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Curling iron
  • Paddle brush
  • Hair serum
How To Style
  1. After a gentle and thorough cleanse, blow dry your hair.
  2. Apply hair serum to prevent damage from heat treatment.
  3. Straighten your layers.
  4. Use the curling iron to curl the edges of the layered hairdo outwards.
  5. With the paddle brush, gently brush your hair to even out the excessive curling.

65. Pale Blonde Messy Short Crop

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Very urbane and uber stylish, this messy cropped hairstyle in pale blonde is a power-packed hairdo and, at the same time, very graceful too! Opt for this short cropped hairstyle to make a strong style statement. Add some fun to it by giving it a tousled and messy look.

What You Need
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair serum
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse and blow dry your hair.
  2. Apply a tiny amount of hair serum to your short crop.
  3. Finger comb your hair for the tousled effect.
  4. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

66. Soft Spiked Salt And Pepper Crop

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Nothing can say Bold and Beautiful as gracefully as this hairdo! This short cropped hairdo is for all those power women who just refuse to let age catch up with them. Very neat and sophisticated, this hairdo is a sure-fire way to up your style quotient.

What You Need
  • Styling mousse
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply a dollop of styling mousse to your clean and dry hair.
  2. With a fine-toothed comb, gently comb the sides of the hairdo to make them look sleek.
  3. Finger comb the crown for a mildly tousled, spiky effect.
  4. Blow dry to give the hairdo a casual air.
  5. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

67. Platinum Tousled Short Hairdo With Bangs

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Effortless and confident, this platinum short hairdo is the perfect blend of minimalistic style and uptown charm. Cool and casual, this breezy hairstyle is hassle free and easy to pull off. Create a style statement with this short platinum hairdo with side bangs.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse your short hair with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry and coat your hair serum to prevent damage from heat.
  3. Straighten your crop with a hair straightener.
  4. With a wide-toothed comb, gently comb your hair.
  5. Tousle slightly with your fingers and blow dry again.

68. Short Bob With Bangs

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This short blonde bob hairdo is modern and oozes confidence. Pair this hairstyle with side-swept bangs. The short layered hairstyle is sleek and will help you make your own signature style statement.

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Treat your clean hair with serum to prep it for styling.
  2. Straighten your bob with the hair straightener.
  3. Finely comb your bob.
  4. With the help of the round brush and blow dryer, slightly curl the bangs.
  5. Also, curl the edges of the bob inwards.

69. Short Layers With Bangs

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Quite contemporary and edgy, this blonde hairdo comprises short fine layers teamed up with bangs. This blonde hairstyle is casual, breezy, and very urbane! To take your style up a notch, you can opt for this hairstyle as your very own signature hairdo.

What You Need
  • Hair serum
  • Hair straightener
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair for styling by applying some hair serum onto your clean and dry hair.
  2. Straighten your bob using the hair straightener.
  3. Fine comb your bob and let the bangs fall onto the front.
  4. Gently twist the bangs with a finger for a light curve.
  5. Blow dry gently to add a bit of volume to the style.

70. White Round Bob With Bangs

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For the ladies who want to wear their age gracefully, this round bob hairdo is one of the best options. The combination of natural white tone of your tresses and the ease and sophistication of the round bob is one that could never possibly go wrong. Add face-framing front bangs to the hairdo and you’re all set!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Paddle brush
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse you hair with a shampoo.
  2. Blow dry your hair.
  3. In order to prep your hair for heat styling, coat your hair with styling mousse.
  4. Straighten the bob.
  5. With the paddle brush, gently brush the hair.
  6. Use the curling iron on the edges of the bob to gently turn them inwards for the hairdo to appear voluminous.

71. Golden Tousled Pixie

A woman wilth a golden tousled pixie hairstyle
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Cheerful and fun to don, this unkempt pixie cut is now the rage among women of all age groups. Easy and hassle-free, this golden pixie cut with soft spikes can sure make you look as young as you feel at heart. Tousle your pixie cut a bit to give it an unkempt and casual appearance.

What You Need
  • Styling mousse
  • Blow dryer
  • Paddle brush
How To Style
  1. Give your hair a gentle, cleansing wash.
  2. Blow dry your short crop and apply some styling mousse onto it.
  3. With the paddle brush, gently brush your hair.
  4. Tease it with fingers for a ruffled effect.
  5. Blow dry again for a casually blown out look.

72. Platinum Short Layers With Bangs

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This totally cool platinum-layered hairdo is the next big thing! Donning your natural grays in style can’t get cooler than this. In fine short layers and casual bangs falling onto your forehead, this fashionable hairdo can make a defining style statement and increase your style quotient manifold.

What You Need
  • Hair serum
  • Blow dryer
  • Paddle brush
  • Round brush
How To Style
  1. Cleanse your hair with a gentle shampoo.
  2. Blow dry and apply some hair serum onto it.
  3. With the paddle brush, brush your layers to let them fall naturally.
  4. Use the round brush to slightly curl the edges of the bob outwards.
  5. Blow dry again for a slightly blown out and unkempt look.

73. Platinum Round Bob With Bangs

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Classy and contemporary to say the least, this sleek round bob is for those who know how to pull off their natural grays in style! The round bob paired up with side swept bangs gives off a confident, urban vibe and is so cool that you’re totally gonna fall for this hairdo.

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. To prep your bob for styling, cleanse and blow dry the hair.
  2. Apply a dollop of hair serum.
  3. Straighten your hair using the hair straightener.
  4. Fine comb your bob for a sleek look.
  5. Side sweep the bangs at the front neatly.
  6. Using the round brush and the blow dryer, neatly curl the edges inwards.
  7. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray.

74. Pale Blonde Round Bob With Bangs

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Royally graceful and charming, the pale blonde round bob is one of those few hairdos that can seldom go wrong. Adding to the grace of the hairdo are the fine bangs which playfully fall onto the forehead, giving the hairdo a pleasing and mildly casual vibe.

What You Need
  • Hair serum
  • Hair straightener
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Round brush
How To Style
  1. Gently clean your hair using mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry and comb through to ensure there are not knots.
  3. Apply hair serum prior to styling.
  4. Straighten your bob using the hair straightener.
  5. With the fine-toothed comb, bring your bangs to the front.
  6. Using the round brush and blow dryer, slightly curl the edges of the bob inwards.

75. Golden Wispy Bob

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Curls are fun, even more so when they’re natural and slightly wispy. And every woman needs to experience this, irrespective of her age. Whimsical and breezy, the golden wispy bob is a beautiful and casual hairdo to opt for. Don this hairdo for a fun way to flaunt your tresses.

What You Need
  • Styling mousse
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Curling iron
  • Paddle brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Medium-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse and blow dry your bob.
  2. Gently brush down using the paddle brush to remove any entanglements.
  3. Apply an optimum amount of styling mousse prior to curling to reduce heat-induced damage.
  4. Curl your bob using the curling iron.
  5. Once the curls are formed, spritz some medium-hold hairspray to make sure the curls stay put.

76. Short Crop With Highlights

A woman with a short crop with highlights
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Casual and inspired by high-street fashion, this tousled and cropped hairstyle is very fashionable. It is also easy to pull off and perfect for raising your style quotient. For a more relaxed appearance, highlight and tousle the hair.

What You Need
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Styling mousse
  • Blow dryer
How To Style
  1. Start with a gentle head wash.
  2. Blow dry your hair and prep to with styling mousse.
  3. With the wide-toothed comb, gently comb your short crop.
  4. Tousle with fingers to get a ruffled up appearance.

77. Sleek Silver Crop With Fringes

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Yet another way to gracefully wear your silver locks! Bold, yet classy, this hairdo is sure to up your style game. Add a stylish touch to the hairdo by letting a soft fringe fall onto the forehead. This hairstyle, just like other short styles, is easy to sport and maintain and makes you look cool and confident.

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Blow dryer
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Gently clean and blow dry your hair.
  2. Apply hair serum to reduce heat induced damage.
  3. Straighten your short hairdo.
  4. Using the fine-toothed comb, bring out the fringes to the front.
  5. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray.

78. Straight Silver Bob With Fringes

A woman with straight bob with fringes
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Bob hairstyles are every woman’s favorite for a reason. Irrespective of anyone’s age, hair color and hair type, a bob still looks classy and chic! Thus it’s needless to say how beautiful and classy this straight silver bob looks. Stylish and elegant, this haircut teamed up with fringes is sure to make heads turn your way!

What You Need
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Blow dryer
  • Round brush
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse your bob with a mild shampoo and blow dry it.
  2. Use the fine-toothed comb to ensure that there are not knots.
  3. Apply hair serum before heat styling.
  4. Straighten your hair with the hair straightener.
  5. Use the round brush and blow dryer to slightly curl the fringes at the front.

79. Curly Bob With Blonde Streak

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Another example of the all time classic bob! Wispy and curly, this hairstyle is edgy and cute at the same time. The blonde streaks just add to the casual flair of the blonde bob hairdo. To pull off the look, allow a few face-framing bangs to fall onto the sides of the forehead.

What You Need
  • Blow dryer
  • Curling iron
  • Styling mousse
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Cleanse your hair with a gentle shampoo.
  2. Prep your hair with styling mousse prior to the heat treatment.
  3. Curl your tresses using the curling iron.
  4. Once your curls have set, remove the curlers.
  5. Finger comb your hair for a bouncy appearance.
  6. Finish the look with a light-hold hairspray to ensure the locks stay put.

80. Back Brushed Silver Bob

A woman with back brushed silver hair bob
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Wonder what a little innovation can do? This is the right example! This hairdo is very sophisticated and contemporary. For the extra effect, slightly curl the edges outwards, and you’re all set to go out there and make your own fashion statement!

What You Need
  • Hair serum
  • Hair straightener
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Paddle brush
How To Style
  1. Go for a gentle head wash with a mild shampoo.
  2. Blow dry and comb through your hair to make sure there are not entanglements.
  3. Apply hair serum onto your tresses prior to straightening.
  4. Straighten your bob.
  5. Back brush your hair using a paddle brush.
  6. Use the round brush and blow dryer to slightly turn the edges outwards.

81. Pale Blonde Layers With Bangs

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Another uber stylish hairdo to pick if you’re looking for something upbeat and stylish. This finely layered and elegant hairdo exudes grace! Opt for this layered hairdo to up your style game. Unlike curls, straight hair is easier to manage, looks edgy, and is totally no fuss! To add a casual touch, opt for face-framing bangs.

What You Need
  • Hair serum
  • Hair straightener
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Gently cleanse your hair and blow dry it prior to styling.
  2. Apply some hair serum so as to minimize the damage due to heat treatment.
  3. Straighten your hair.
  4. Using the fine-toothed comb, bring the bangs to the front of the face.
  5. Slightly turn the bangs inwards and edges of the layers outwards to finish the hairdo.

82. Sandy Blonde Pixie With Eye-Grazing Bangs

Sandy blonde pixie with eye-grazing bangs for women over 50
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The pixie is a timeless haircut that requires low effort and maintenance. This playful haircut has a bold, feminine edge to it and is perfect for adding volume to your hair. It is the perfect combination of a rocker chic and the girl-next-door vibe, making it one of the most popular picks for older women.

What You Need

  • Round brush
  • Heat protection serum
  • Blow dryer
  • Hair spray

How To Style

  1. Wash your hair and apply a heat protection serum.
  2. Blow dry both sides of your hair first in a downward direction.
  3. Then, blow dry the bangs forward with a round brush.
  4. Spritz some hairspray to set your hairstyle.

83. Golden Bob With Fringes

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Last, but far from the least, we bring you another of our favorite bob hairdos. This golden bob is edgy and beautiful. Go for this sleek straight bob for an air of sophistication and charm. Curl the edges inwards and team up the hairdo with fringes that fall to the front – and you’re good to go!

What You Need
  • Hair serum
  • Hair straightener
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Fine-toothed comb
How To Style
  1. Prep your clean and dry hair by applying hair serum onto it.
  2. Straighten your bob.
  3. Fine comb through the hair for a sleek sheen.
  4. Use the round brush and blow dryer to curl the fringes and the edges of the bob inwards.

Dominique Sachse, a beauty vlogger, shares how she makes her short, dark hair look thick and full at an age when hair thinning affects you. When talking about volume, she says, “I like to have mine with a little bit of height up front. I can sweep it forward or keep it low, but if I want some height, I’ve got to use some product to enable that (i).”

Infographic: Benefits Of Short Hair

Many women prefer short hairstyles over any other styles. And the reasons are clear – short hairstyles look cool and never go out of trend. But they are beneficial in many other ways. Check out our infographic to get amazed by the advantages of short hairstyles for women.

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The older you get, the more your body and hair changes. Your hair becomes more prone to damage and breakage. And it becomes tough to grow and maintain long hair. Cutting your hair short is a convenient and chic way to take control of your hair health. From a shoulder-length shag cut to a very short mohawk bob, these 80 short hairstyles for women over 50 give you all the versatility you need. You do not have to be worried about looking drab as these hairstyles range from elegant to edgy. Whether you have a fierce, roxy character or an elegant Hepburn feel, there is a hairstyle for you in this list. So, scroll up and pick your favorite to try out.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best short haircut for a 55 year old woman?

Pixies are the most popular short hairstyles for women in their 50s. It is easy to manage and maintain. And it has choppy ends and a tousled look that takes several years off their face, making them look younger and edgy.

What is a good hair length for over 50?

Manageable and effortlessly flattering hair for women over the age of 50, can best be achieved with medium-length or short haircuts.

Should 50 year olds wear bangs?

Absolutely. Bangs are associated with popular young hairstyles. They also cover the forehead and any wrinkles or lines on it.

Need inspiration for the best short haircuts for women over 50? Check out this video for renewed motivation to find the perfect cut for you to be effortlessly stylish.

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