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Is it Time? Sexy, Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50

Robin Wright, Ellen Barkin, Lisa Rinna, Sharon Stone, Jane Fonda, and Angela Bassett all have one thing in common – at one point or another, they shed their long hair and rocked short hairstyles. There comes a point in all women’s lives when they know it’s time to recreate themselves and accept that maybe long hair just isn’t what it once was. Fortunately, there are great short hairstyles for women over 50.

If you are you asking, “How do I determine when that time comes?” Well, below are factors that help a woman make this momentous decision:

1. My hair quality isn’t quiet what it used to be. My elasticity is gone my hair looks lifeless and frizzy.

2. My hair feels thinner overall, has less body, and has trouble holding a blow dry.

3. I look tired no matter what I do. I just don’t look like I used to. Every time I look in the mirror I’m unhappy and feel old.

4. I’m bored, and I want a change.

Or, worst of all…

5. When I turn around and fling my hair, people look shocked that my long hair is on me!

Okay, now we decide it’s time for the plunge.

How do I decide what shape is good for me? 

Angela Bassett

Well, it comes down to your facial shape, facial features, hair texture and lifestyle to determine which of the short hairstyles for women over 50 are right for you. Below are little hints to self analyze and use as a guide:

My nose bothers me.

Pick a style with no middle part. Never wear a straight fringe. Push your bang to an asymmetric side angle, and wear a textured style to pull ones eye away.

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone

I hate my round face.

Try an A line bob. Put the sharp front longer than your chin so it softens the area we all hate – our necks.

My eyes are too close together.

A stronger bang will trick you into focusing on your hair more than your eyes.

Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna

I have a strong, square jaw that almost makes me look masculine.

Show that jaw, but keep your top length longer. It will give your short cut the femininity that your strong jaw makes you forget.

My face is long and narrow.

Lauren Cohen, By Simon Perry

Wear a short cut that has width more than height.

Here are a few rules of thumb for making the most of short hairstyles:

  • Short hair should never look perfectly placed. When it is, hairstylists call it Suburban, and that’s not good.
  • Have fun! Remember that short hairstyles can look different every day with products like pomades, mousses and gels.
  • Funk it up! Grow older with style, and remember my motto, “A change is as good as a rest.”


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