After passing a certain age, a woman might think she has already tried all the hairstyles and haircuts for a lifetime. We have prepared this amazing list of 50+ short haircuts for older women and hairstyle ideas to prove otherwise.
Explore our immortal recommendations and give your short hair a fresh new look!
I. Short Haircuts For Older Women Over 50
1. Short And Soft Wavy Haircuts for Older Women
This one is a classic! Most women already tried it throughout their lives, but it is a great option to return to whenever you feel like changing your hairstyle.
2. Afro Buzz Cut
Obviously, you’ll need afro-textured hair to get this look done. However, if at first glance it looks quite simple, this haircut is ideal for women who like to keep their outfits and makeup style more complex.
3. Slicked Back Pixie
Pixies are the icing on the cake of short hairstyles of all times. Versatile with unlimited options of styling, this haircut looks amazing with a slicked-back top.
4. Kris Jenner’s Eternal Long Pixie
Yes, a Jenner can look amazing no matter the haircut! However, we can’t blame Kris for making this long pixie so emblematic of her own. Her long pixie makes a great choice for women at any age!
5. Pixie Wild Mullet Haircuts for Older Women
Remember that super-cool teacher from high school, or the most amazing mother of your friends, or even the admirable lady standing next to you on the bus that made you wonder how old is she? This is what this haircut is all about. An extra short pixie haircut that looks a lot like a crop cut with a long mullet breaking the ice!
6. Marilyn Monroe’s Delicate Short Curls
You can’t go wrong with a haircut like Marilyn’s, regardless of your age. These short curls will give more volume to your hair, being a great choice for any occasion. However, if blonde is your beloved color, check this list with hairstyle ideas for blonde hair!
7. Short Sliced Cut With Bangs And Long Sideburns
This haircut has a usual feminine shape. Nonetheless, the bangs and long sideburns make the whole look to be a really special one for older ages, emanating elegance and youth.
8. Wavy Soft Lob
The power and grace of this soft lob make it ideal for businesswomen ready to run the world. Whether your hair has a natural wavy texture or you have to style it to get this final look, you will not regret the choice!
9. Asymmetrical Bob With Sharp Wings
This is the haircut you see on other women and want so much to try for yourself! Well, the best part is that you’ll never be too old to give it a go. A sharp silhouette with long asymmetrical side wings and a delicate straight texture are the great core of this sleek asymmetrical bob!
10. Classic Pixie Haircuts for Older Women With Angled Sideburns
While pixies are one of the greatest hairstyles of a woman’s lifestyle, an extra detail can make them even more wonderful. Those angled sideburns will give your pixie an almost extra-short bob look with defined textured edges.
11. Geometric Pixie With Deep Sideburns And V-Nape
Short haircuts are the best to try this kind of geometric detail on. Therefore, if you’re not convinced by a classy pixie yet, add some extra details to it! These deep sideburns and V-nape were precisely shaped with the help of a razor and professional scissors, and they give a sharp and remarkable appearance to the entire look.
12. Short Spiky Cut
The ultra-short length of a pixie haircut it’s a bonus for those who want a spiky look. Moreover, if you prefer low maintenance and the maximum styling effort you want to put in comes down to just wash, dry, and wear, spikes are the answer!
13. High Curled Top Pixie
Another pixie haircut with a high top! This one uses curls to add texture to the entire look, keeping the sides at a medium length. In other words, here’s the proof that not only long hair can look amazing with curls!
14. One Length Wavy Bob With Arched Bangs
Try this haircut and everyone will confuse you with a high school girl! The arched bangs and equal length side parts waved towards the chin are shaping the face in a fashionable, stunning appearance.
15. Layered Short Haircuts for Older Women
With a sleek top and layered roots, this haircut assembles two different hair textures into one picture. Not only gorgeous for short hair but also ideal for older ages, a layered short haircut is one of the best options when it comes to looking changes.
16. Combover Straight Bob
Looking for the best option from our list of short haircuts for older women, but are you afraid that your hair is too thin for those so far? If you have fine straight hair, this haircut is your best bet. By sweeping your hair in a combover, you will definitely draw attention to your facial features.
II. Short Haircuts For Older Women Over 60
17. Extra Short Classic Pixie
A short pixie-like this one means two things: low maintenance and everlasting classy vibes. If you have never tried a short haircut before, this could be a good start that will give you many styling possibilities once it begins to grow.
18. Side-Parted Chin Length Bob
Without a doubt, the sharpened ends of this bob haircut visually boost the volume at the top. Many women with extra thin hair will go for this haircut to get a voluminous look but still not very bold of their hairstyle.
19. High Fade Slicked Back Short Haircuts for Older Women
Definitely the best haircut for those who prefer a fast styling routine in the morning. A brush and a little hairspray will be enough to maintain this slicked back haircut in its daily best shape.
20. Medium Pixie Cut With Back Razor Design
A skin-close shave is perfect to create an impressive razor design! If you don’t want something out of the ordinary, keep it subtle by customizing a small portion of your hair with this distinctive element. In this case, the pixie haircut is still the star of the show, and the razor design is filling only a small part of the whole.
21. Classic Gray Bob
When they think of shortening their hair, most women will have in mind bob haircuts as the first option. And we can’t blame them, because this kind of haircut can’t fail despite the age or hair texture. However, this looks absolutely stunning on straight hair!
22. Messy Pixie With Back Razor Design
Speaking of razor designs as distinctive elements, in this case, is pretty clear what catches the eye first. Whenever you are ready for a big change of style, get a much more complex pattern for a bold and rebellious haircut.
23. Soft Spiked Woman Hawk
Gone are the days when Mohawk was an exclusive masculine haircut. It is amazing how well it can fit a woman’s style, highlighting her power and wild charisma. This one is a haircut that you must try at least once in your life!
24. Unequal Comfy Bob Short Haircuts for Older Women
The large difference in length between the sides will make your hair look like it is being styled daily by a hairdresser. Of course, there is nothing wrong with looking spectacular at any time and … at any age!
25. Short Thin Pixie Cuts With Arched Bangs
Upgrade your usual pixie with some catchy arched bangs. As simple as it looks, this kind of short hairstyle is an excellent choice for thin and lifeless hair. Little details are the ones to make your hair look wonderful even in your 60′.
26. Old-School Pixie With Bent Spiky Bangs And Sideburns
Remembering Betty Boop’s animated series, this haircut is more than just a pixie. With bangs and well-defined sideburns shaped as bent spikes, this look is for brave and powerful women who want to stand out through both elegance and tenderness.
27. Woman Crop Cut With Extra Long Bangs
How about living your teenage dream again? This Crop Cut is the perfect choice for women who want to make the transition from long to short hair, focusing on a youthful and adventurous look.
28. Casual Blow-Out Lob Short Haircuts for Older Women
Let your haircut speak louder than your outfit, makeup, or anything else you’re wearing! A Blow-Out hairstyle is more common for men but can look stunning in combination with a Lob, and is definitely amazing on older women.
III. Short Haircuts For Older Women Over 70
29. One-Side Long Wavy Pixie
If a woman is ready to embrace her gray locks and decide to get a simple, classy, smooth haircut, this kind of pixie could be right to the point. Decide which side you’d like to keep longer and add soft bangs to complete the look.
30. Equal Bob Short Haircuts for Older Women with Straight Bangs
Similar to Cleopatra’s kind of Bob, this haircut best fits women who would prefer simplicity and shrewdness over extravagant looks. With a less extreme bob version like this one, no woman will ever feel far too out of the ordinary, still keeping her charm and elegance.
31. Super Curly Disconnected Undercut
If you’ve been blessed with curly hair, give this haircut a try! Its high top with super curled strands gives it an unconventional air, yet feminine and rebellious. And if you are looking for more ideas for styling short hair, explore our latest recommendations for natural and curly hair!
32. Full Head Fluffy Spiral Short Haircuts for Older Women
This adorable haircut requires natural curly hair and, of course, the willingness to give up long hair for this short but delightful haircut. Try it once and you’ll love it forever!
33. Classic Shag With Cropped Top
Clear-cut layers with volume focused on the top and nice side bangs adding the final detail, we just said everything! A haircut that should be tired of women at any age, it can be solemnly said that the shag looks great on anyone.
34. Deep Bleached Straight Bob Short Haircuts for Older Women
If the heaven of short haircuts for older women was a thing, this one could have been at great height! Even if color could be considered the main attraction of this Bob haircut, its short length with the perfectly aligned ends makes all the difference.
35. Short Pixie With Rolled Bangs
One of the bests ways to make a pixie look youthful and stunning is by giving it rolled bangs. In order to achieve this haircut, you have to give up the length of your hair, but keep the bangs long enough to offer it a well-structured log-like shape.
36. Bowl Bob Short Haircuts for Older Women
For anyone who thought this haircut was forgotten long ago, well, they were wrong. Bowl Bobs can look marvelous for both young and older women who prefer a simple and traditional appearance.
37. High Top With Extra Short Sides Pixie Haircut
A bold and daring pixie haircut for eternally young souls. Very practical and easy to maintain, this haircut will fit perfectly a woman who passed her 70′.
38. Multi-Layered Ashy Bob Short Haircuts for Older Women
Do you want a voluminous hairstyle? Start with layers! These are a great way to add volume to your short haircut, being at the same time very attractive and never old-fashioned.
39. Voluminous Blow-Out Pixie Haircut
Just take a look at this amazing haircut! For a more luxuriant pixie, you should opt for a blow-out. Therefore, natural gray hair will be more than enough to complete this look perfectly.
40. Fluffy Shag With One-Side Bangs
Shag haircuts are a suitable option for older women thanks to their blend of ease and cheerful allure. The voluminous nature of this shag adds a huge dose of elegance.
IV. Hairstyles For Older Women With Short Hair
41. Wet Look Hairstyle For Short Hair
There are infinite ways to style a lob. Yet, this one may be the first you should consider for special occasions in your life or whenever you feel like getting a classy admirable look for your short hair.
42. Curled Short Hair With Pearl Soft Crown
Do you have short and curly hair but also no idea of how to style it? One second you can have no hairstyle, the next you are ready to leave the house with a complete look. This is the magic of a classy and wonderful accessory!
43. Updo For Short Hair With Side Hair-Clips
Another great way to achieve elegance within short haircuts is by using hair-clips! To get this look done, use hair-clips on a large twisted strand from which side you prefer and let a few more strands easily come off on both sides. You should also part your hair more to one side than the other and tie the rest of your hair back.
44. Classic Messy Bun Short Haircuts for Older Women
Depending on the current length of your hair, a classic messy bun could be a great way of styling it for both formal and casual occasions. However, if your hair is not long enough, a low messy bun is the second-best option.
45. Braided Crown And Straight Hair
We will stop here for a second to admire once again the beauty of natural gray hair. After all, another absolute truth is that braids will always look great on any hair length, texture, or style, and they are also the most efficient way to get a quickly amazing hairstyle!
46. Half Updo Short Haircuts for Older Women With Side Bangs
This one can just as well be a daily updo or a festive one. It could fit perfectly in both cases! Whenever you are in a rush and also feel uninspired, try it to style your short hair quickly and glamorously!
47. Half Updo With Space Buns For Short Hair
Short hair can look lively and gorgeous when worn with space buns! Not like it needs a certain hairstyle to look this way, but space buns have something special which gives the hair a playful and childish look.
48. Half Up Half Down Bob With Ponytail
If your hair is not long enough to tie it in a ponytail, do it anyway! You will obtain this cute half up half down hairstyle with a tiny ponytail on top and loose hair underneath.
49. Scarf Wrapped Down-do
Even if this is not an article about X’s incredible ways to style your short hair with a scarf, we felt it necessary to mention this effortless and amazing method. Wrapping your hair in a scarf can be both a great time and style saver!
50. Smooth Low Pigtails For Short Hair
After all this time? Always! Every little girl adores this hairstyle. Without any doubt, pigtails look stunning on older women too. Due to the low level of effort and time required, there is no chance that they will ever age.
To summarize, age should never be an obstacle when it comes to great haircuts and hairstyles. As can be seen, short haircuts for older women can satisfy various tastes, even the most squeamish ones.
Our 50 examples just proved that you can look amazing at an advanced age even if you go for the most sophisticated shag or opt for some quick pigtails!
P.S. We already know that many young women will cheat and steal some haircuts and styling ideas from here. Anyway, don’t worry about it! We know how hard it is to refrain from such great temptation.