Short hairstyles for 50 women



Author: Paul Jones
Updated April 11, 2013

There are many hairstyles for women over 50 and you are only limited by a hairstyle that fits your face, color, personality, hair texture and lifestyle. With the right hairstyle, you can appear as dazzling as ever and look miraculously younger.

Here are four common problems facing women over 50 and hairstyle ideas to help you look your best.

Helen Mirren is 67 years old with a hairstyle tapered into the neck with layers cut up to the top and front to compliment the face.

Fine and Thinning Hair

Dry and limp hair is likely the most common problem for women 50 and above. A short hairstyle is most often considered better for women with thinning hair, as a short hairstyle tends to divert attention from the hair to the face.

Fine and thin hair looks better when cut in a short bob with side swept bangs of interest. This type of hairstyle is also excellent for camouflaging a wrinkled or high forehead. And if your pressed for time a short bob only needs some gentle blow-drying after shampooing.

Jane Fonda at 75 with a jagged cut short layered hairstyle. This is a great hairstyle to soften her facial features and also draw attention away from the jawline and neck.

Expression Lines and Dropping Jaw Line

Most women want to style their hair close to their face in an attempt to hide a softening jaw line or frown lines around the eyes.

However styling the hair slightly shorter around the face in layers than in back, can actually soften your facial features. Styling the layers up and away from her your face with a round brush will also add instant lift to a drooping jaw line.

Lisa Rinna will be 50 this year. She is styling a short layered razor-cut hairstyle giving her a light wispy look. Great cut for a long face shape and aging neck line.

Aging Neck Line
 
Losing that firm skin around the neckline can be frustrating not to mention it ads years to your appearance. However you can style your hair in a way to divert attention from your neckline and accentuate your best features like your sparkling eyes or high cheek bones.

By keeping your hair length around the ears and in back you can soften your neck and shoulder areas that start to look drawn with age. This type of style also works to shorten a long neckline as well.

Short hairstyle on woman over 50 cut in layers around a round face.

Pale Skin Tone and Discoloration

Its well known that skin tone influences your hairstyle and color choice. Women over 50 tend to chop their hair and then color it dark so that the gray hair is camouflaged. You can simply avoid this by highlighting your hair, as it will deceptively cover the age.

In general women over 50 should preferably use light hair colors unless you have a pale complexion. For a pale complexion opt for brunette shades instead, as this makes you appear more youthful.

Those with olive or dark complexions are the luckiest, as they have a variety of hair colors to choose from. They look good in most colors including brown, burgundy and blond. A proper hair color should highlight your skin tone bring it alive and glowing. On the other hand, if you have made the wrong choice you will probably look tired and washed out.

The Take Away
Aging is inescapable; however, it does not limit your sense of beauty and your instinct to earn recognition. You can look beautiful at all ages. With this being the spirit, you can always find a perfect hairstyle for you to look your best.

To help you decide on the best hairstyle, you can use some software programs to save yourself some unnecessary drama and try out different hairstyles on a current photo of yourself.

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