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Middle Aged Women's Short Hair Styles

Updated April 17, 2017

If you're a woman over age 50, you might find that a short hairstyle is the optimal solution for you. You may experience hair thinning as you get older. Since many women will have a partial to full head of grey hair by age 50, short hairstyles can help you to look and feel younger.

Thinning Hair

Over age 50, hair tends to become thin and dry. If this is the case for you, a short hairstyle is the perfect solution. Thinning hair should be styled into a short bob, adding fringe that are swept to the side. If you have wrinkles on your forehead, these fringe are a great cover.

Cover Grays

Some women would rather not have a head full of grey hair. If this is you, go for a short, cropped cut. Have the stylist lighten your hair to a blond tone. Grays are more easily covered by bleaching than by darkening. If you are fair-skinned, go for brunette multi-tonal shades, as these will work better with your skin.

Be Fierce

Middle aged women shouldn't feel limited to what's deemed a normal shade of hair. A lustrous short cut with an added deep red colour is a great way to add style. The red will also cover up greys. Consult with your stylist to determine what shade of red will work best with your skin tone.

Traditional, With a Twist

You can never go wrong with a traditional short bob, but for a bit of flare, add layers. This jazzy style will give you hair that can be fun and elegant. You can go from the office straight to a fancy dinner without changing a thing, with this low-maintenance style.

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Based in Atlanta, Vivian Crosswhite has been writing for over 15 years, with work appearing on various websites. Crosswhite has been a writing coach for high-school students in the Atlanta area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing.