If you're in your 50s, you may have even decided that you want to rock short hair for the first time in your life — but now you're stumped on what cut 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 out there that make 50 look fierce and fabulous.
"When it comes to shorter hair I defer to their personality type," Ferrara says. "If a woman is more artistic, I may go for a 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. Many of the cuts being versatile to be demure by day and a rockstar by night."
“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 ($40, 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! Scroll down to read what else McKenna and Ferrara have to say about finding the best short hairstyles for women over 50.