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February 9, 2024

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For most women, when they reach 50 or better, finding a hairstyle that looks fresh and updated and not frumpy can be tough. We tend to get stuck with “what’s always worked”. But we don’t want to spend an hour at the mirror anymore fixing our hair. And some of us with chronic pain issues (my hand is up!) can’t.  But imagine if you found low maintenance haircuts for women over 50 that inspired you. That made you feel good in your own skin. That made you feel, dare I say it? Sexy. Beautiful. Confident. Well, here is proof that you can. Because all these women? Over 50, 60 and more, and rocking it. Let’s find the right one for you, okay?


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50

Pretty and Sleek Lob Haircut

Want an amazing, chic, and updated look in the time it takes to sit in a stylist’s chair? Go for a lob! This is a variation of the always flattering bob haircut that falls a little longer above the shoulders. This is a great cut for round faces as it draws the eye just below the jawline. And it’s really versatile, too. You can have it cut with layers to add volume, or you can have it cut blunt for straight hair for a very modern and sleek look. It’s easy to take care of but also easy to elevate for a special occasion. You can simply let it air dry for a wavy or natural look, scrunch with mousse if your hair is curly, or run serum through it to smooth it out. If you look through all these low maintenance haircuts and can’t decide, the lob is a great place to start for every face shape! Photo by “John Frieda.”


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50

Super Cute Bob for Over 50

I love Kathy Brown’s cute bob… She rocks both her color and her cut! So flattering for women over 50, yet easy to take care of and the farthest thing from frumpy you can get. You will want to drop by her blog for women over 50… If your dreams of travel involve finding treasures right here in the States, she has all the info for you! So many ideas on places to go and things to do, complete with photos of places she’s visited so you can see just what it’s like. Visit “Finding Kathy Brown” to learn more!


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Low Maintenance Bob Haircut with Fringe

Candi over at “Inspire My Style” wears a pretty bob haircut with fringe. The textured bangs can soften the entire face, and camouflage some of those little skin “imperfections” (I hate calling them that!) that many of us wish would just fall off our face. For most of us, this low maintenance haircut would just require a quick blowdry of the bangs with a brush to smooth them out. She has great advice on going grey, everything from how to make the transition to what colors to wear with grey hair! And did you realize that not everyone has the same grey? Great ideas for anyone wanting to embrace a more natural look!


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Short Hairstyles for Naturally Curly Hair Over 50

Short, Naturally Curl Hairstyle for Women Over 50

Ok, I happen to have curly hair. Now, for most of my life, I fought it. Hated it. I blew it out, only to use a curling iron to painstakingly place polished curls all around my head. Like, what? And then the pandemic happened, and all over social media, there was a movement to embrace your natural curls. But still, I wasn’t convinced until I read the book “Curly Girl” by Lorraine Massey and tried some of her techniques. The first one? Find a hairstylist who specializes in curly hair. The right haircut makes all the difference! Next? Using products and a diffuser on my hairdryer. I know that sounds like a lot, but I really only wash and style my hair twice a week. In between, I just spray with a little water and scrunch to refresh the curl. Embracing imperfections in curly hair took some getting used to. But now? At least once a week, I get compliments on my hair. And I love it. I gave away all my curling irons, except one. I have a tiny 1\2 inch iron for fancy occasions. When I want to look a little more polished, I simply add structure to two or three curls around my face by wrapping them over the iron for a few seconds. Thats it. Two or three curls, and I get this! I will never go back! Short hairstyles for naturally curly hair over 50 is now officially, a thing. 😄


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50

Curly Haircut with Layers

Now, my hair isn’t a tight curl. That’s one of the reasons I never felt like it looked polished. (I got over it!) But this short hairstyle for naturally curly hair has it all for over 50 curlyheads. It’s not too long; it’s got great layers for volume, the fringe softens the forehead and brings attention to the eyes. It’s gorgeous, right? Again, finding the right hair stylist to cut your curls is key! But if you have had curly hair your whole life and called it crazy, frizzy and unmanageable, it’s time to treat your curls right! Photo from Instagram account “novaperruquers“.


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Pixie Short Hairstyles for Over 50

Soft Pixie Short Hairstyle Over 50

If you love the idea of pixie short hairstyles but you think it’s a little too “modern” for you, think again. This is a great low maintenance haircut for women over 50. And it doesn’t have to look bold or severe. For women over 50, think about getting a soft pixie cut. This means allowing the top and sides to be a little longer and adding layers. Layers are also great for thin hair, as they add volume! Photo by “John Frieda“.


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Bold Pixie Haircut I Love

You can’t talk about pixie hairstyles over 50 without mentioning the stunning Shauna over at “Chic Over 50“. She wears her hair a little bolder, and you can read all about how she gets that look here. Her hair is literally world famous! And the way she rocks silver? 🧑🏻‍🦳 ♥️ You don’t have to stay in the background just because you are over 50+… In fact, Shauna proves that you can live just who you are, no matter what your age! Be sure to check out her fashion too… Inspiring!


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Classic and Elegant Pixie

Beth at “Style at a Certain Age” has timeless, elegant style. Her fashion posts are not to be missed if you are a woman over 50+! And she has the prettiest hair. I think her hair is a bit of a cross between a pixie and a short layered bob haircut. And it is so classic, yet updated. Please, oh please go check out her fashion. You’re welcome. 😉


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50

Hairstyles for Women Over 50 with Thinning Hair

Bob for Women over 50 with Thin Hair

So your first instinct if you have thin hair (welcome to being over 50+, right?) might be to cut it short. The problem with this is that short hair tends to lie flat and make the thin spots more obvious. If you want to add some volume and still have a low maintenance haircut over 50, then try a bob. Traditionally landing right at chin level, you can have your bob cut with lots of layers to add volume and fill those thinning areas better. It’s still super easy to style and air dry. If you want to dress it up, use a straitening iron to make it sleek or use a curling iron to add polished waves. (Just curl the lower half of your hair, not all the way to the roots. A little too 1984 that way!) This gorgeous cut from Gail at “Fifty Sister” is so pretty, and I am loving her rocking the silver! Hers has lots of layers, which adds volume for women over 50 with thinning hair.


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Bob Haircut for a Straighter Look

Page at “Fifty Shades of Age” has a sleeker look with a more blunt cut, which is better for thicker hair. So cute! She has a ton of posts on travel, so if you’ve been thinking about taking a trip, her blog is a great place to start! (Especially if you love Australia!)


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Shag Haircut Over 50

Cheryl Sparks is a beauty, but her white hair and shaggy bob is an amazing example of low maintenance haircuts for women over 50 that I am green over. She just lets it be naturally wavy, or casually straight… Wherever her mood leads her! She has longer layers which is great for thinning hair, and she embraces her grey! She also has impeccable style, which you can see on Instagram!


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


Choppy Shag- Low Maintenance Haircut

Our last hairstyle for women over 50 with thinning hair is another shag. Shag cuts are all about choppy layers, and then more layers. Your shag haircut can be short or even medium length and still have the volume to cover up those spare areas that most of us have at this point in our lives. Any hairstylist is familiar with a shag cut. And fun fact, they can customize the layers to add volume to the exact areas you need them. They can also add textured fringe to soften the face, or part on the side and sweep it off your face instead. From Instagram”polishedbytesia.”


Low Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50


A side part is one of the secrets to styling fine hair… Hair parted in the middle automatically lays down flat. Flipping your part to the side adds… you guessed it, volume!

I hope you all found one of these low maintenance haircuts that will make you feel confident and beautiful, whether your hair is stick straight and thinning, or full and curly, or anywhere in between!

You might also like my post on Best Makeup Products for Women over 50+ and Aged Beauty: How to Feel Beautiful Again.

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