In this photo gallery, I feature my all-time favorite short hairstyles on older women. I include bobs, edgy cuts, shags, pixie hairstyles and other random and gorgeous short haircuts. Some of them are on famous women, others are not.
Some things to keep in mind when deciding to go — or stay — short:
While it’s a beauty myth that women over 55 must wear their hair short, the real marker for whether you should be wearing your hair short is whether it would be flattering to your face shape and hair texture.
If you are thinking of a change and want to go from frumpy to cool, my advice is to skip the old-lady salons where they cut your hair short and give you curls tight to your scalp. Instead, go to your daughter’s salon and ask for a new look. Better yet, take your daughter along and ask her advice.
Short hair has to be trimmed every 4-6 weeks if you want to maintain your style. If you want to grow it out, however, you can let it go longer.
To keep your hairstyle from going frizzy or flat, you must choose the correct hair product. Use mousse to build body, a pomade for texture and use conditioner liberally if you have dry hair.
Short Hairstyles For Older Women