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23 Chic Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50

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Be fabulous over 50! Express yourself through your hair. Feel amazing and look amazing. Here are 35 short hairstyles for women over 50 to inspire your next look!

#1 Ada

These beautiful waves are soft, loose and touchable. Hair like this can definitely take years off its wearer.

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How To Style:

Apply thermal protection to dry clean hair.
Give the hair texture by smoothing and bending it with a flat iron.
Loosen the waves by combing through them with your fingers.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Caviar Working Hairspray gives hair long lasting hold that is brushable and natural looking.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and medium in density will suit this hairstyle.

#2 Cordelia

This short hairstyle is fun, youthful and stylish. Short haircuts that push towards the face instead of back tend to be more up to date and make its wearer look younger. This bob is styled straight and tucked behind the ear with a side swept fringe.

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How To Style:

Apply thermal protection to clean dry hair.
Smooth the hair with a flat iron
Set the style with hairspray.
Apply shine to the hair.

Recommended Products:

Perfect Iron Spray is a thermal protection spray that protects hair up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

#3 Helen

This may seem like the total opposite of what hairstyle you’re supposed to wear when you’re over 50 — one length and straight. There is more to this hairstyle that makes it work! It has natural-looking body, fullness, movement and softness. Looking at it just makes you want to run your fingers through her hair.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to damp hair.
Blowdry the hair using a large round brush.
Apply a thermal protection spray.
Polish and smooth the ends with a flat iron.
Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist gives long lasting volume from roots to tips while leaving the hair touchable and soft.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is fine to medium in texture and low to medium density will suit this hairstyle.

#4 Josephine

These waves look effortlessly beautiful. They are loose, soft and very natural looking.

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How To Style:

Apply thermal protection to hair.
Curl sections of hair away from the face using a large barrel curling iron.
Brush through the curls until they turn into a wave.
Apply a flexible hold hairspray.
Brush through the waves again.
Apply a product for shine.

Recommended Products:

Kendi Dry Oil Micromist weightlessly gives hair shine and controls frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this hairstyle best.

#5 Pat

This haircut is short and layered, giving it a lot of texture and lightness.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Texturizing Body Boost Powder from their Bamboo line gives hair lift, texture and separation.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any texture and density will suit this hairstyle.

#6 Cynthia

This bob is tucked behind the ear on one side giving it an asymmetrical look. The fringe is long, thick, and swoops across the forehead from a deep side part for a youthful, up-to-date and stylish finish.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the fringe area left and right. This will fight any weird growth patterns in the fringe area and help it to lay however you want.
Blow dry the rest of the hair using a medium round brush.
Lightly tease the hair and set the teasing with a firm hold spray.
Tuck one side behind the ear.
Set the entire style with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Caviar Extra Hold Spray is a quick drying hairspray that provides long lasting hold without stiffness and flakiness. It also protects your hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with any hair type will suit this hairstyle

#7 Anne

This is a medium length haircut with layers that are shorter in the front and longer in the back. This causes the face to not be covered up even if the hair is curled towards the face.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry for volume and bevel the ends in and forward using a large round brush.
Set the hairstyle with a flexible hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Caviar Amplifying Mousse gives hair long lasting volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type will suit this hairstyle.

#8 Lucy

Long hair in a loose ponytail seems like it wouldn’t be the best haircut and hairstyle for a mature woman, right? This beauty is proof that nothing beats having healthy, shiny hair…and a fringe that is styled on point.

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How To Style:

Start out with healthy, shiny hair by using a treatment.
Apply a styling product to clean damp hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth using a styling brush.
Detail and polish the fringe area using a flat iron.
Apply a serum to the hair.
Gather the hair into a loose side ponytail.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Caviar 3-Minute Shine Boost is a weekly shine enhancing treatment. It’s like lip gloss for your hair

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types will suit this hairstyle.

#9 Meryl

This youthful haircut features long layers that allow the hair to have movement without removing too much of its density.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a large round brush.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Perfect Blowout creme gives shine, smoothness, volume, and heat protection to blowouts.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with low to medium density and fine to medium texture will suit this style.

#10 Suzie

This short hairstyle is heavily layered which makes it light enough to style serious volume into.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
Apply a lightweight product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Sculpting Foam gives hair a blowout filled with volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#11 Gladys

This haircut has the sides graduated shorter in the bottom and longer on top. The hair on top of the head is left longer. The entire haircut is texturized a lot to give it tons of beautiful movement!

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a small round brush.
Smooth and bend longer pieces with a flat iron.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops will remove frizz and add luminous shine to hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with any hair type will suit this style.

#12 Caroline

This style is very youthful. It is a chin-length haircut with organic looking curls.

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How To Style:

Apply styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry with a medium round brush.
Apply heat protection to hair.
Curl random sections of diffrent sizes with a medium barrel iron.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press protects the hair from heat and has hold that helps make the style last longer

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#13 Christine

One length hair keeps maximum density and is perfect for fine hair. This one length look is styled with the ends flipped out for a trendy finish.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with an extra large round brush.
Flipping the ends out with a smoothing iron.
Apply a serum to the hair for shine.
Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops will remove frizz and add luminous shine to hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is low in density and fine in texture will suit this style.

#14 Catherine

This glamorous look is softened by layers and waves.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a large round brush.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Perfect Blowout creme gives shine, smoothness, volume, and heat protection to blowouts.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#15 Laura

This haircut has long layers which gives it some movement, but without removing too much weight.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a large round brush.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Perfect Blowout creme gives shine, smoothness, volume, and heat protection to blowouts.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#16 Gretchen

This haircut is very stylish, chic and trendy, yet still age appropriate.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
Smooth just the the middle to the ends of the hair.
Apply a lightweight product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in aerosol form which will give you an even and controlled distribution of texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart face shapes with any hair type will suit this style.

#17 Mindy

If you have it, flaunt it! Naturally curly hair provides a built-in style and can look absolutely breathtaking with the right products and care.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Diffuse the hair dry.
Scrunch in a product for texture and shine.

Recommended Products:

Scrunching Grooming Pomade into the hair helps define curls and adds shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with naturally curly hair will suit this style.

#18 Karen

This style has very short layers compared to its overall length. This removes a lot of weight, allowing the style to have movement and softness.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a medium round brush.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Perfect Blowout creme gives shine, smoothness, volume, and heat protection to blowouts.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#19 Linda

This short style features longer layers on top of the head and a beautiful wispy fringe.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair with a round brush.
Smooth just the the middle to the ends of the hair.
Apply a lightweight product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Spray Wax is a wax in aerosol form which will give you an even and controlled distribution of texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart face shapes with any hair type will suit this style.

#20 Cindy

This fabulous layered haircut features a texturized straight-across fringe.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a large round brush.
Apply heat protection.
Smooth the hair even more with a flat iron.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press protects the hair from heat and has hold that helps make the style last longer

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#21 Hillary

This gorgeous layered haircut has the fringe and the rest of the hair styled away from the face.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a large round brush.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Alterna’s Perfect Blowout creme gives shine, smoothness, volume, and heat protection to blowouts.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#22 Stevie

The curve and wispiness of this bob softens the face and makes it more youthful. It softens the face as it frames it by having the ends beveled in. The fringe gives the same effect because it is cut at a curve and is texturized, soft and wispy.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a large round brush.
Apply heat protection.
Smooth the hair even more with a flat iron, making sure to bevel the ends in.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press protects the hair from heat and has hold that helps make the style last longer

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

#23 Sofia

This bob is shorter in the front and longer in the back. This causes hair to naturally fall to the back, making it perfect for people who want to keep hair away from their face.

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How To Style:

Apply a styling product to wet hair.
Blow dry the hair smooth with a large round brush.
Apply heat protection.
Smooth the hair even more with a flat iron, making sure to bevel the ends in.
Apply a serum for shine.
Set the style with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press protects the hair from heat and has hold that helps make the style last longer

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density will suit this style.

Gone are the days of outdated hairstyles only suited for grandmothers. These days, there are no hairstyle rules for women over 50. You can totally take on today’s trends and rock an awesome, chic hairstyle without looking too youthful! Need some ideas? Look no further than this list!

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