50 Best Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50
Who said getting older meant having to give up your style? These gorgeous short hairstyles for women over 50 are vibrant and fresh and will leave you radiating, just like these fabulous celebrities.
[ Read also : 2015 Top 30 Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50 ]
1. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Jodie Foster Simple Bob Cut
Jodie Foster is well known for being such a sensational actress. But that’s not the only thing people admire about dear Jodie. She’s also got a very lovely and delicate face that simply draws you in within seconds. Her simple bob cuts just around her jawline, framing her small, delicate features perfectly. This haircut is truly simplicity at its finest and we love the gorgeous brown hair color with hints of red and blonde throughout.
2. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Jodie Foster Choppy Cut
A few years before Jodie Foster went the simple route with her hair, she showcased a much wilder and funkier ‘do. We absolutely love this haircut: its crazy yet totally fun and gives her a youthful glow that can’t be ignored. With plenty of choppy ends that flip up for a flirty style, her lovely brown hair gets a youthful makeover. She also adds some serious volume to the back, giving her that ‘edginess’ that every woman of any age is after. All in all, this is a great style!
3. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Sharon Stone Shaggy Pixie
Pixie haircuts are always in style, and Sharon Stone shows us that whether you are young or old you can definitely rock a pixie. We love how her haircut includes bits and pieces of longer layers to give her a bit more femininity surrounding her face. The top of her bright blonde locks are left with plenty of short layers to give the hair texture and dimension throughout, as well as body. This haircut is a winner because it’s easy to take care of and can be styled within minutes!
4. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Sharon Stone Tussled Pixie
We can all agree that Sharon Stone looks lovely with straight and narrow hair or a bit of a wild ‘do like this one. Here we see this lovely actress sporting a tussled pixie that gives her hair plenty of volume and funk. Pulling the hair up into a spiked position makes her face appear longer and more elegant, something any lady can appreciate. This haircut has a bit of that teenaged wild look we love, yet looks incredibly sophisticated and adorable. Truly a winning combination!
5. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Katie Couric Long Bob
Long bob haircuts are a classic, especially with old women- and we can’t deny that Katie Couric looks absolutely wonderful sporting it. Her long bob is accented with a bit of flips on the edge to give it that youthful bounce, while her long side bangs are flipped back for an elegant touch. Achieving this look is
6. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Katie Couric Simple Flips
Katie Couric charms and dazzles the crowd with her amped up short haircut. She adds a bit more volume to the base of her hair and bigger flips towards the ends to achieve a much more voluminous and bouncy hairstyle. This style oozes youthfulness, and paired up with the graceful lace dress, has plenty of elegance and femininity at the same time. We love how her hair is teased away from her face, giving her a much brighter appearance that is graceful and glorious. Ten out of ten, Katie!
7. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Ellen DeGeneres Signature Pixie
Everyone is familiar with Ellen DeGeneres’ pixie haircut. It’s cute, stylish, and casual- what more could you want? This particular pixie hairstyle is filled with tons of short layers, and you can achieve this look by using gel or another hairstyling product to tussle it up a bit, giving it that relaxed look. This hairstyle works especially well on round faces just like Ellen’s!
8. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Julianne Moore Straight and Slick
Julianne Moore is an absolutely stunning woman, and while this hairstyle may be rather simple, it doesn’t take away from her elegance or sophistication in any way shape or form. In fact, sometimes going the simple route is better than going over-the-top. Her short to medium length cut works wonders on ladies with longer face shapes like hers, and the vibrant auburn hair color she’s chosen takes years off of her age. This look doesn’t require any fancy equipment or styling: just wash hair, dry, and straighten. Choose a middle part for a bit of edgy attitude!
9. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Julianne Moore Topknot
Is it just me, or is anyone else in awe of how stunning Julianne Moore looks with this lovely topknot? Topknots are incredibly popular this year, and everyone is wearing one. Not only are they hip and trendy, but they can be completed in only a matter of minutes. Topknots look great on women of all ages, and as you can see from Julianne Moore, the height pulls up the rest of her face, leaving her with a stunning appearance that is fresh and bright. Doll it up with red lipstick and a pair of dazzling earrings and sport this hairstyle at your next fancy occasion.
10. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Megan Mullally Layered Razor Cut
Quirky lady Megan Mullally shows us that it’s A-OK to be silly and goofy no matter what age you are, and this layered razor cut suits her personality to a tee. The layers make her hair animated and fun, while the vibrant red hair color adds to the fresh and perky style of this ‘do. We love the addition of subtle curls around the face and short side bangs which add a bit more briskness to this entire style. Definitely a winner in our books and looks great year-round!
11. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Megan Mullally Short Bangs
Megan Mullally pulls off another great and funky haircut that has everyone in awe. We love the straight and sleek hairstyle she’s chosen- complete opposite to her razored flippy ‘do- yet still completely chic and fabulous. The hair cuts right off at the jawline, framing her lovely face perfectly. With the addition of super short side bangs, this hairstyle gets a funky makeover that is absolutely on-trend. We love this look as it’s easy to work with and can be glammed up with the addition of beautiful jewelry and fancy dresses or worn to a luncheon downtown with your favorite jeans.
12. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Kim Cattrall Simple Waves
As Kim Cattrall gets older, she still continues to be a sex symbol- and we can’t deny that she looks absolutely appealing and seductive with this cute yet romantic hairdo. She cuts her hair right above her shoulders, giving her a bit of femininity and cuteness. With the addition of subtle waves throughout her mane, her golden blonde locks come alive with fresh and youthful attitude that is alluring and fun. This is definitely one of those favored hairstyles that can take 10, 20 years off of your face!
13. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Kim Cattrall Flirty Curls
Kim Cattrall looks as stunning and attractive as ever with her loose curls and bangs. She adds a few simple, loose curls to her hair, giving it a bit of volume and bounce as she prances and struts. The addition of a few simple side bangs gives her look a breath of fresh air while the beautiful red dress complements the entire romantic style perfectly. This hairstyle is elegant and sophisticated, perfect for date night with the husband or a night on the town.
14. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Michelle Pfeiffer Ringlets
Ringlets are always coquettish and cute. They give the hair plenty of youthful energy that is bouncy and flirtatious. What’s not to love about them? Beautiful actress Michelle Pfeiffer shows us that there’s no age limit when it comes to ringlets- in fact, you’d never guess that Michelle Pfeiffer is over 50 years old- she looks 40, if not 30 years old tops. This is certainly a fresh and invigorating hairstyle that can be accomplished with hair rollers or a hair curler with ease. The end result? Luscious ringlets that bounce with every step you take, perfect for date night or struts through the park!
15. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Angela Bassett Wild Pixie
As we get older, we sometimes feel like we have to be more tame. We can’t be as wild as we were when we were teenagers. Well, Angela Bassett clearly shows us that we don’t have to be totally tamed no matter how old we get, and that it’s A-OK to let our crazy side out every once and awhile. Her pixie haircut is seriously crazy and super edgy. We love it! She spikes up her pixie, almost creating it into a mohawk style that is exotic and funky. If you want to regain part of your youth or simply want to shake things up a bit, we invite you to try on this chic style!
16. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Angela Bassett Tight Curled Pixie
Ok, so Angela Bassett isn’t all about being super wild and crazy. Even she knows there’s a time and a place to switch things up and be feminine and delightful. Here we see this gorgeous woman sporting a super short haircut with tons and tons of tight curls. They look absolutely flawless and give her hairstyle tons of funky volume that is graceful and full of life. Her mocha brown hair color plays gracefully against her skin tone, and the addition of golden earrings ties this eloquent look together magnificently.
17. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Geena Davis Curly Updo
The easiest way to achieve a highly feminine look? Curls. Another great way to look as delicate as a flower? An updo. Geena Davis combines both curls and updos for a highly refined look that is outstandingly luxurious. She’s Red Carpet ready with her curly updo, which gives her a bit of fun attitude that takes years off of her face. We love this hairstyle because anyone can pull it off, and it looks great wherever it’s worn. Start off by curling your mane, then tie it back into a ponytail, bun, or twist. Leave a few curled strands loose for a bit more of a relaxed look.
18. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Bo Derek Simple Updo
Updos never go out of style, and sometimes simple is best. We love this simple look from Bo Derek because it’s quick and easy yet super sensual and divine. Leave some strands loose to frame the face and cut up some bangs for a youthful touch.
19. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Bo Derek Thick Bangs
Have a love affair with bangs? Don’t settle for side bangs or wispy bangs- go all out with thick, eye-catching bangs like Bo Derek’s. Thick bangs like this are especially wonderful on round faces!
20. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Dana Delaney Voluminous Updo
Unlike Bo Derek’s simple updo, Dana Delaney decided to spice things up with an ultra-chic and modern updo filled with tons of volume. The end result is an energetic and alluring hairstyle that is perfect for any high class event. Just look at that elegant volume!
21. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Ellen Barkin Layered Bob
We can’t get over just how super trendy this layered bob from Ellen Barkin is. Her layers surround her face beautifully and she teases the back to give her look plenty of fun volume that is full of life. Definitely a hairstyle to consider!
22. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Christie Brinkley Bouffant
Bouffant’s may be a flashback from the 1970’s, but they are oh-so-hot this season. Christie Brinkley looks absolutely divine with this high-styled updo. She looks like she is 18 again!
23. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Christie Brinkley Medium Straight Cut
You’d never guess that Christie Brinkley is a day over 40, and this haircut is to blame. It’s totally sophisticated and elegant, but the subtle flips takes years off of her face. A rather simple haircut that is super simple to style and looks perfect with face shapes like this!
24. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Kim Basinger Voluminous Ringlets
If you prefer your hair to be a bit more loose and flirty, then we highly recommend trying out these voluminous ringlets from Kim Basinger. These lovely locks are full of life and really amp up regular haircuts. The perfect look no matter where you’re headed.
25. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Lynda Carter Simple Short Cut
Lynda Carter showcases a look that represents the phrase “Simplicity at its finest”. Her dark brown mocha locks look beautifully caressing her face and features, leaving her with a simple hairstyle that is totally versatile and cute. We love this basic hairstyle and the simple side bang really boosts her look.
26. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Jane Seymour Half Updo
Half updos always look fabulous- especially when you’re Jane Seymour! Here we see this wodnerful woman sporting a half updo that is highly feminine and totally cute. She curls her hair for a bit of flirty volume and fluffs up her side bangs with a bit of curl for extra dimension. The perfect hairstyle for fancier nights out.
27. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Arianna Huffington Long Side Bangs
This is a great everyday hairstyle because it’s really easy to take care of and looks perfect against almost any face shape. Don’t forget to tease it up to add extra volume like Arianna Huffington!
28. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Anna Wintour Short Bob with Bangs
You can never go wrong with bangs. Bangs are always popular and can really complete a hairstyle, just like this cute haircut from Anna Wintour. She starts off with a wonderful bob haircut that dangles gracefully against her chin, while the thick bangs across her eyebrows complete her hairstyle magnificently well. She looks super cute and this hassle-free hairstyle can’t go wrong.
29. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Pam Grier Voluminous Layered Bob
If there’s two things you should absolutely consider with your bob haircut it’s this: tons of layers, and tons of volume. Here we see beautiful Pam Grier showcasing a very layered and voluminous bob haircut that is astonishingly gorgeous. The cut gives her locks plenty of eye-catching texture while dark brown locks play against her skin tone majestically well. This hairstyle is super versatile and can easily go from daytime at the office to nighttime on the city without changing a simple thing.
30. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Phylicia Rashad Slicked Back
Phylicia Rashad could look wonderful in just about any hairstyle, but we especially love this slicked back ‘do. She pulls her hair back and gels it down to keep loose strands and fly aways out of her face, leaving her gorgeous features open to the world. She slicks down the rest of her hair for a very slicked down style that is absolutely up-to-date and stylish. The end result? An easy hairdo that can be completed in a matter of minutes, yet has a very spicy and sophisticated finish.
31. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Glenn Close Natural Color and Curls
Glenn Close shows us that it’s perfectly fine to show your natural beauty. Instead of hiding behind fake colors, Glenn Close shows off her beautiful naturally gray hair which is surprisingly elegant and free. She gives her hair a generous side part which is incredibly trendy and cute, then adds some long, romantic curls for a very dazzling look. This is an easy hairstyle that comes out with an amazing finish just perfect for movie night with the husband or a fancy holiday dinner party at your neighbor’s house. Spruce up your same old medium length haircut with a few loose, romantic curls and some modern long side bangs.
32. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Glenn Close Really Short Curls
What’s not to love about Glenn Close’s hairstyle? She starts off with an incredibly short cut with longer layers in the back, which frames her round face amazingly well. Then she adds some slight curls to her entire mane, leaving her with a bit of a textured design that looks fascinating. Paired up with a black blazer and simple earrings, this casual hairstyle is as comfortable and subtle as it is romantic and charming. Definitely a hairstyle (and haircut) to consider no matter where you’re headed for the evening.
33. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Meryl Streep Sleeked Back Updo
With updos being at their height of popularity in 2014, we couldn’t help ourselves but to include a couple of updos that are sure to spark your interest and make you look amazing- and here’s one of them. Sensation actress Meryl Streep looks chic and lovely with this incredibly sophisticated updo with slicked back strands for a very enticing style. The updo is rather simple and you can pull the hair tightly back into a bun, a french twist, or a ponytail. Options are limitless, so feel free to switch it up from time to time. Just know you can’t go wrong slicking the hair back, it’s definitely chic and trendy.
34. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Meryl Streep Elegant Updo
Leave it to Meryl Streep to show off a hairstyle that is incredibly chic and fascinating. Here we see this wonderful starlet sporting an updo that is nothing short of a masterpiece. It has plenty of volume, flips, and curls to not only become a fancy updo, but a piece of art. We wouldn’t expect any less from this amazing actress, and we can’t help ourselves but to want to pull this style off at our next important occasion. Make heads turn with this exquisite, sensational updo that is unlike any other updo we’ve seen in quite a long time.
35. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Diane Keaton Messy Bob
When you want to cut your hair short but don’t want to go too short, bob haircuts are always the answer. This wonderful ‘do from Diane Keaton cuts off right above her shoulders, which is the perfect length for her face shape. The perfect combination of browns, blondes, and natural gray gives her a natural grace that can’t be missed while the simple layers add some depth to her locks. This is truly a wonderful hairstyle, and don’t forget to get the youthful bangs to really complete this hairstyle with ease!
36. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Diane Keaton Flirty Flips
Diane Keaton is a doll, isn’t she? And she couldn’t look any cuter than she does with this flirty haircut. We love how there’s a bit of a natural touch to her hairstyle, leaving some of her gray hair and lightening it up with a beautiful blend of dark blonde and browns. Her layers give her hair some serious dimension and depth while the flips make this hairstyle totally fun and flirty. Next time you head to the salon, ask for this flirty haircut from Diane Keaton. It’s always a winner no matter who you are!
37. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Susan Sarandon Messy Updo
Updos are ridiculously hot this year, being amongst the top 3 hairstyles to sport in 2014- so it’s only obvious that we would include Susan Sarandon’s messy updo. We love this hairstyle because there is plenty of volume on top to give it that chic and mod look while the wispy bangs and loose strands around the face add a splash of delicateness to her appearance. Paired with this lovely dark purple dress and dazzling jewelry, Susan Sarandon looks like a beautiful fashionista that’s ready for the Red Carpet. Recreate this look in just a matter of minutes and look fabulous!
38. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Susan Sarandon Medium Waves
There’s a few things to love about this wonderful hairstyle from Susan Sarandon. We can start off by mentioning how fabulous her chocolate brown hair color is, this shade of brown being especially flattering on women over 50 as it adds a youthful and exquisite glow without being shocking. Secondly, we adore her fabulous loose waves which gives plenty of flirty attitude to her look. Lastly, Susan Sarandon finishes off her style with some wispy bangs, which of course are absolutely on-trend and look beautiful on her face. If you’re looking for your next hairstyle, we highly recommend this one. It’s super versatile and looks great on any woman!
39. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Peggy Lipton Very Loose Curls
Does Peggy Lipton look over 50 to you? She certainly doesn’t to me, and we have this simple yet lovely hairstyle to thank. Sure she has next-to-perfect skin and gorgeous makeup, but without those very loose curls, her style would certainly be lacking. If you want to quickly take your hair from hum drum and boring to sophisticated and fabulous, just throw on a few loose curls using your curling iron and reap the lovely benefits. To put it plainly, she looks absolutely gorgeous and with her fur accessories and wildly designed dress!
40. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Jaclyn Smith Lovely Curls
Jaclyn Smith makes it seem so incredibly easy to look beautiful with age. Here she’s sporting a bit longer hair with big, voluminous curls that are alluring and romantic. Curls always look elegant and feminine on women and are an easy way to amp up your look. Paired up with dangly earrings and soft pink lips, Jaclyn Smith gets a refreshing and youthful makeover that is absolutely stunning. Definitely a hairstyle that’s suited for the Red Carpet!
41. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Debbie Harry Asymmetrical Cut
Looking for a hairstyle that is super mod? Debbie Harry’s got you covered. Here she’s sporting a longer asymmetrical bob cut that is nothing short of chic and edgy. Her bright white locks add a serious amount of swank style that looks absolutely exquisite paired up with her large silver necklace and black dress with blazer. If you want to pull off this exquisite style, don’t forget to throw on a seductive attitude like Debbie Harry and don’t forget the black and pink makeup to match. You’re never too old to show off your wild side!
42. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Helen Mirren Face Framing Bob
Loose wispy bangs and face framing bobs are always trendy and fun. Helen Mirren adds some serious volume to the sides of her mane, leaving the loose strands to fall gently inwards towards her face, thus creating a very face-framing hairstyle that looks absolutely stunning. This haircut is quick and easy and styling is even easier, leaving you with a look that always gets a 10 out of 10. This versatile cut can easily accompany you to any occasion and going from straight, to curly, to wavy, to an updo is a synch.
44. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Helen Mirren French Twist Updo
French twist updos might look incredibly detail-oriented and difficult to achieve, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s really a matter of pulling the hair into a ponytail, twisting the hair, and bobby-pinning it shut. Helen Mirren spices up this beautiful and sophisticated hairstyle by adding a few loose curls around her face, sprucing up her style and giving her a very lovely finish. It’s the perfect addition to any updo as curls always add a splash of femininity. We highly suggest this lovely updo with adorning loose curls for your next date night!
45. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Raquel Welch Tons of Volume
Raquel Welch is one of those ladies who look wonderful no matter what. She could have a brown paper bag over her head and still look amazing (somehow). We love her side swept hairstyle with tons of volume because it is invigorating, flirty, and totally on-trend. Her long layers flip back incredibly well for a bit of flirty style while the teased locks gives her a voluminous boost that is almost always necessary. Forget leaving your hair straight to the sides- add some volume like Raquel Welch and reap the amazing stylish benefits!
46. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Raquel Welch Flipped Pixie
Forget about Raquel Welch’s beautiful reddish brown locks- that’s not the only thing to love about this sensational hairstyle. She cuts her mane into a beautiful shaggy pixie haircut, one of the most popular pixie hairstyles of all time. She tussles up her layers a bit, giving them that wild and fun trait that everyone adores. The wispy bangs frame her face gorgeously and gives her an upbeat look that takes years off of her age. This look is especially great on women with rounder faces!
47. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Tina Turner Medium Ringlets
Ringlets almost always start towards the end of the hair: the top of the locks are left straight and the bottoms are full of curls. But Tina Turner decided to shake things up a bit and give her hair even more lovable ringlets. She started at the very base of her hair, leaving her with an untamable mane that is trendy, bouncy, and fun. We love this voluminous ringlet hairstyle and it’s a great look for gals with naturally curly hair (and if you don’t have naturally curly hair like this, try hair rollers!).
48. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Jane Fonda Shag
We all know the classic Jane Fonda short shag haircut. It’s been a staple in Hollywood for many years now, and we still can’t get over how lovely the cut is. The short layers give her mane plenty of bounce, and the flips flowing away from her face brightens her look and gives her a vibrant and shiny appearance. The series of short shaggy layers is super stylish and is so very versatile. Tussle it up like Jane Fonda for a flirty and funky ‘do or settle it down for a more structured and elegant style.
49. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Suzanne Somers Long Shag
Suzanne Somers is a lady who knows a thing or two about being stylish and cute, and we can’t help but love her long shag haircut. Shag haircuts are certainly one of those tried and true cuts that never go out of style. They frame the face perfectly thanks to the mixture of long layers, which in turn give manes a full and textured style with ease. We love the addition of wispy bangs, which of course take years off her face. She looks light and bright with glowing blonde locks and perfect pink lips to match.
50. Short Hairstyle for Women Over 50 : Kim Basinger Chic Updo
Nothing says prestige and glamour quite like Kim Basinger. She’s quite a sight, especially with this stunning and chic updo. She pulls the hair back out of her face with a slight voluminous bump, adding even more height to her face to produce a youthful glow. Her smile dazzles the crowd and with this stunning hairstyle, we can’t help but smile back. This is definitely a consideration for your next Black Tie Event and looks wonderful paired with dangling earrings and a beautiful dress.