Whether your dark brown hair is beginning to turn gray or your once-thick mane looks more sparse than before, your hair goes through a lot of changes as you age. You don't need to give up on finding a hairstyle that's chic and age appropriate just because you're getting older!
If you’ve worn long hair your whole life, you might be tired of dealing with all of those extra inches—which is why there’s no better time to chop it all off and try something new! Below, we’ve rounded up nine of the best short haircuts and hairstyles for older women.
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The Best Short Haircuts And Hairstyles For Older Women
Chin-length cuts never go out of style, no matter what age you are! Part your hair down the middle and create lived-in waves for a chin-length look that’s on-trend and sophisticated.
You may have been afraid of super short hair in the past, but now’s the perfect time to dive right in! IThis side-swept pixie cut will perfectly frame your face and give you a more youthful appearance. Not to mention, the cut makes styling nearly effortless! Apply a few spritzes of light hold hairspray like Pureology Style + Protect Soft Finish Hairspray to help to keep your look in place with a flexible, radiant finish.
If your strands need a bit of a pick me up, invest in products formulated to strengthen your hair. We recommend adding a weekly strengthening hair masks like the Kérastase Crème Chronologiste Hair Mask to your routine.
If your natural waves are still going strong, there’s no reason not to embrace them. All you have to do is find a low-maintenance haircut that makes your texture easier to manage. We love lob haircuts with soft, cascading layers for making natural waves fall effortlessly. Plus, adding layers can give hair tons of volume and movement.
A wedge cut can give even the finest hair a volume boost. Your stylist will cut stacked, gradual layers throughout the back half of your hair, leaving the front strands with a bit more length.
If you’re committing to the wedge cut, be sure to maintain regular salon appointments to keep your layers trimmed to perfection.
Getting older doesn’t mean your haircut needs to lose its edge! With shorter sides and longer strands on top, this cut is surprisingly easy to style (and can instantly make you look and feel more youthful). Just apply a bit of texturizing spray like Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray throughout your hair and tousle with your fingers to create effortless, beachy texture.
Blended Side Bangs
If you want to try fringe (without the fuss of styling them), ask your stylist for long side bangs that easily blend into your layers. As an added bonus, side bangs can also help to conceal signs of a receding hairline.
Super Short Shag
Shag haircuts might sound intimidating, but hear us out! This pixie variation of the ‘70s look incorporates soft, feathery layers to give your strands natural movement with minimal maintenance.
Flipped In Ends
Speaking of '70s-inspired hairstyles, flipped in ends are an easy way to elevate your look—and they look particularly stunning on short haircuts! Use a flat iron or blow dryer with a round brush to flip your ends in towards your face. For a more dramatic look, give flipped out ends a try.
Interested in trying a short haircut? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.