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Short and Stylish Hairstyles for Women Over 50


There are dozens of beautiful short hairstyles for women over 50, but you might not be sure which one to get. (Don’t worry, you’re not alone.) Plenty of women feel this way, and for good reason. A bad haircut has the potential to draw attention to your problem areas, and in some cases, can make you appear older than you actually are. But that doesn’t mean you should be wary of going to the hairdresser. There are a variety of short hairstyles (and even very, very short hair for women over 50) out there that make the big 5-0 look fierce and fabulous.

Flattering Hairstyles for Women Over 50 

To help you figure out what’s best for you, we asked NYC hairstylists Kali Ferrara of Roy Teeluck Salon and Kieran McKenna of the Kieran McKenna Salon for a few pointers.

“When it comes to shorter hair, I defer to their personality type,” Ferrara says. “If a woman is more artistic, I may go for an asymmetric style with an undercut. If the woman is more proper and chic, then a perfect bob may suit them. Short hair is a fun thing to be able to play with.”

“The easiest, lowest maintenance hairstyle for a women over 50 is a short, textured style,” McKenna adds. “This is wash and wear; towel dry and muss the hair up with a good quality texture paste or molding wax. Fiber Groom elastic texture paste from Oribe ($39, Amazon) is ideal for breaking the hair up and giving your short ‘Parisian’ look the perfect balance of separation, gloss, and texture.” Ooh la la!

RELATED: The Best Youthful Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Scroll down to read what else McKenna and Ferrara have to say about finding the best short hairstyles — including flattering gray-hair styles — for women over 50.

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