Women of elegant age deserve tons of compliments. They know how to look beautiful and what really flatters them, but the key point here is still the choice of the right hairstyle. Hairstyles and haircuts for older women do not blindly pursue hair trends, but are inspired by the best tendencies.
Simple yet elegant short hairstyles for older women are currently very popular. Classy bobs, cute pixies, lovely short layered curls and sassy feathered styles, full of texture, moderate volume and movement are the best choices to bring out your character and active life stance. Start a slideshow to find out a best fit for you!
19. Backcombed Outgrown Pixie
Whether you just cut your hair short or you are growing out your pixie cut, this swept back pixie is the perfect way to style your short hair. The best thing is, you can combine this new chick hairstyle with any hair color and/or outfit!
Besides blonde, it would be just as stunning in ebony, brunette or even flaming red. Since it can adapt so well, you can wear it with your smart casual, casual or even red carpet outfits. It’s a must try this summer.
18. Feathery Layers
Lisa Rinna’s signature shag includes an off-center part, asymmetrical bangs, and razor-cut layers.
Say what you want about her, but one thing is certain, the woman is a trendsetter! Just look at her rocking these feathery layers. Now imagine adding a different, lighter color to your ends, something like balayage. Flary and stylish, isnt’t it?
17. Full Bangs
These luscious bangs ensure this short pixie isn’t too boyish. Just like Emma Thompson.
If you have a small, quite skinny face, this hair do was made for you! You will surely not get super hot during the summer months, and which is more, it’s super easy to stylise! Just wash it, put some hair foam on the tips and let it dry naturally!
You will not damage your hair with unnecessary heat from your hair dryer or hair straightener and it will still look fresh out of a hair salon. That sounds pretty darn easy, doesn’t it? I love easy hairstyles, don’t you?
16. Romantic Loose Curls
This style isn’t just ageless, it’s timeless. Loose curls like Michelle’s are a classic choice that look great on anyone, any time.
My favorite thing about this style is the fact that it gives you this playful, dancy, youngish look. With the casual looks that Michelle’s rocking on these pics it’s gentle, nice and cute but it would also be amazing if she wore it on the read carpet, don’t you think so?
15. Layered bob
This hairstyle looks great on everybody, but it’s particularly chic and stylish for an older woman in her 50s. It is extremely stylish but low-maintenance, this way you can keep some length but eliminate the hassle of longer locks.
Another youthful style coming our way! The layers are what makes us look younger and yet it doesn’t spite your age, so go for it! The truth is that this hairstyle is timeless and if you’re looking for a change and you’re not feeling too bold, this might be just what you’re looking for.
14. Short Crop With Side Bangs
Short crops are hot but short crops with side bangs are even hotter. Keep your style soft and feminine and sport it with a long sweeping bang. It can be pulled down or tucked behind ear.
Now this is one of those hairdos that make you feel feminine and powerful! Just look at the confidence the actress is oozing. I’m telling you, for us women most (if not all!) of our confidence is in one way or another related to your. Don’t believe me? Do you like to go out on a bad hair day? Didn’t think so!
13. Michelle Obama’s Curly Bob
Pretty and feminine, this short style looks gorgeous with straight or wavy hair too. This might be one of my personal favorites. With ex-First Lady’s dark ebony hair it looks absolutely amazing and yet so casual.
The curls aren’t perfectly shaped but more restless and let loose in a seemingly carefree manner which is exactly what gives them their charm.
12. Nicole Kidman’s Updo
In need of some hairstyle inspiration before a big event or family wedding? This loose updo would be great for a black tie dress code.
Nicole Kidman is a lady from head to toe. So, you shouldn’t be very surprised that we have picked exactly one of her perfectly formal updos from the red carpet as a representation of an excellent wedding do. You go, Nicole, show us what you’ve got.
11. Viola Davis’ Sleek Bob
If you’re ready for a short ’do, this sleek bob is a low-maintenance cut. I can’t stress this enough, I love short hair and i am certain anyone can rock it just like Viola is rocking this incredibly fashionable sleek bob.
You know that saying – a woman that needs a change starts from her hair? Well, we agree entirely, and just look at Viola’s haircut if in doubt!
10. Short Pixie Haircut
Short pixie style with layering is very easy to maintain and perfect for women who has graying and thin hair.
Jamie Lee’s look is breathtaking! Just look at those bangs falling casually on her forehead. Hey Jamie, my hairstylist moved away, could you give me your stylist number? If she does half as good of a job as she did with you, i’ll be over the moon.
9. Short Fine Hair
Helen Mirren’s platinum-gray short hairstyle would be a really nice inspiration for ladies over 60 because she looks stunning.
Who says that this isn’t a great look? I’m telling you, 60s are the new 50s. Just look at Helen’s glow and how well this do look with her gray hair. I always had utmost respect for ladies that decide not to dye their grays. You’re the boss, Helen!
8. Flippy Lob
With the ends flipped in and the bangs flipped out, Melissa’s lob looks polished and professional without being boring. If we still haven’t convinced you that short hair is in, you can pick one of trendy flippy lobs.
The best thing is, you can entirely decide on the length, nothing will change how amazing the style is. It doesn’t take a lot of time to stylise it either. Just dry your hair and using a brush stylise your bangs outwards and your ends inwards.
7. Sweet Shoulder-Length Curls
Susan’s cute curls and side-swept bangs feel undeniably youthful, especially in her beautiful auburn shade.
Now this is just so lady-like. If you are not feeling very edgy and want to be beautiful for your suit-and-tie event, this is a way to go. The short bangs on Susan’s forehead make it look a lot more youthful and you know that this colour is just breathtaking.
6. Piecey Pixie
Ellen’s signature pixie never gets old, nor does it make her look old, thanks to blonde highlights that enhance the texture of her hair.
This is why it’s so important to find your favorite hairstyle that you can turn to when all other hairstyles betray you. It’s definitely the case with Ellen’s piecey pixie that might as well by now be called Ellen’s pixie in the official magazines and books.
5. Side-Swept Crop
Asymmetry can be so very flattering, as proven by Carrie-Anne’s cut, which allows her to deeply part her short hair. She keeps it sleek on one side and playfully flippy on the other.
We have said it and we will say it again and again – short hair is in! If you need a big change in your life, start with your hair and we strongly suggest this side-swept crop for you. The thing is that it will look great on any shape of the head, so you know you will like it.
4. Beachy Lob
Turns out long, blonde, beachy waves look just as pretty when they’re not so long, as proven by one of the queens of curls, Meg Ryan.
If you are a starting your summer vacation soon or simply wanna preserve this summery feeling and look, we suggest you try out Meg’s recipe! All you need to do is wash your hair with a shampoo that gives your hair volume and dry it gently with a towel.
Your next step is to put some hair foam on your hands and start wrinkling strand by strand of your hair making a move as if you’re about to wrinkle a piece of paper before throwing it. Now let it dry naturally. And now sit back and enjoy all the compliments you’re about to get. Piece of cake, right?
3. Sculpted Bob
Curtain bangs, which curve outward to reveal more of the face instead of covering the forehead, are a fantastic option for anyone who wants more dimension and well-distributed volume in a shorter hairstyle.
This is another good compromise between short and medium long hair. It’s super easy to take care of and requires practically no effort whatsoever. Just stylise it with a brush while your hair is still relatively wet and you will enjoy this wonderful sculpted bob.
2. Face-Framing Layers
In addition to a jawline-enhancing shorter layer, Lisa’s hair looks so stunning thanks to a shade of blonde that perfectly complements her skin tone.
What would Phoebe, I mean Lisa, be without her signature, long, blonde hair? To not get tired of it she revitalised it with some layers and short bangs and we must say that we absolutely love it, don’t you?
1. Oprah Winfrey’s Curls
Straightened out, Oprah’s voluminous curls would probably be twice as long, but we love that they hit so flatteringly at the clavicle.
I always craved to have curls and was envious of the girls that do. Just look at how flattering and lively they look. Despite that, they need to be taken care of so make sure you shampoo them twice and comb them after putting conditioner. The results will be stunning, we promise.