If you're considering a short hairstyle after 50, you're not alone. Not only are short hairstyles chic, but keeping your hair short allows it to retain more moisture, keeping it more manageable and healthier. Check out three great shorter hairstyles perfect for women over 50.
If your hair still has some thickness and shine, a classic bob may be your best bet. Avoid this hairstyle if your hair is overly thin or brittle, as you may be suited to a style that allows for more volume and texture. Many beautiful women, including Diane Keaton, Barbara Walters and Oprah have worn the classic bob hairstyle with grace and ease. To keep this cut looking great, apply a deep conditioner once a week and allow it to sit for half an hour. Getting regular trims will also help you look your best.
The pixie cut doesn't have to look boyish, and many women over 50 wear it in extremely feminine ways. For best results, have your stylist cut your pixie into longer layers. With longer layers, you can apply volume-boosting products and blow dry your hair with a round brush so that it appears full and luminous. Highlights can also boost the look of this cut, but avoid going too light, as this can damage your hair.
Cropped and Curled
If you have naturally curly hair or would like to take your volume to the next level, cropped and curled is the way to go. In this style, short hair is pumped up with a perm or a curling iron to give you a naturally full look. A great low-maintenance cut that hides grays, this is a wonderful choice for women over 50 who are on the go. Simply rub in a little curl-enhancing product after your shower and you're set for the day.