I’m really sorry to say it, but when it comes to our bodies, time takes its toll on pretty much everything. And while we know all too well what aging does to our skin, when it comes to other areas of our beauty regimen, age is rarely considered. From swapping in serums that tackle fine lines and wrinkles to acid treatments that work against age spots and pigmentation, products that cater to aging skin seem to be everywhere.
But what about our hair? It turns out that besides going gray, aging can affect our hair in a number of ways. From thinning to dryness, the way our hair handles aging means that as time goes on, we may need to change our routines. And one of the most effective ways we can do that is by trying a new haircut.
If you know you want to go short but aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry. Keep scrolling to discover the short hairstyles women over 50 love with all the celebrity inspiration you might need.
If styling your hair is the last thing on your mind in the morning, this low-maintenance cut might be for you. “For an older woman who has a natural curl or wave, the pixie cut is the best choice as it uses the hair’s natural pattern to create texture and volume. They are also relatively easy to style and maintain on a daily basis,” says Maine.
#2 Long pixie
If the pixie cut seems a little too much of a statement, going a little longer could be the perfect answer. A longer pixie style is also a good option for those who want to create the illusion of volume. Maine explains: “Longer layers can add volume, which is ideal if your hair is thinning and falling flat. The long pixie also adds a feminine touch when paired with sweeping bangs.”
#3 Blunt Bob
Want to keep things simple? “A blunt bob keeps the ends as fresh as possible. It can look quite tousled, a bit cool, and it’s really easy to style. This style works on wavy, straight, fine, medium or thick hair, but for curly locks, go be bold and cut to the jawline,” says Soons. But be warned: A blunt bob requires commitment. To keep it looking fresh, it’s recommended that you order a trim every six to eight weeks.
#4 Shaggy Bob
Break the traditional rules of bob haircuts and go for something a little cooler with this effortless style. “For women who want to keep their length, but want to add some life to their limp hair, the bob is a suitable cut, as it still gives the feeling of having long hair, while creating volume. Shaggy bob cuts are very popular as they break the traditional bob haircut rules and create a more adventurous look,” says Maine.