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30 Inspiring Low-Maintenance Haircuts for Women Over 50 to Age Gracefully

Serena Piper

Let’s make it clear right from the start — low-maintenance haircuts for women over 50 must meet two requirements: remove the need to monkey with your hair and address age-related changes in your appearance.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, as different hair types have specific challenges, and different women exercise their own approach to aging. Some ladies embrace graying and don’t mind opening up their faces, while others feel more confident when having some kind of security blanket.

We have collected hairstyles covering both options and complemented them with stylists’ tips on various textures.

1. Loose Wave Lob. A slightly textured lob is the king among medium-length low-maintenance haircuts for women over 50 since it volumizes the hair with only a couple of added bends.

2. Warm Blonde Pixie with Blunt Bangs. Note how the delicate warm blonde shade softens the bluntness of the sassy bangs, saving the style from feeling harsh on mature women.

3. Salt and Pepper with Bright Face Frame. Women with thick hair amid their graying journey should be inspired by this mid-length feathered cut celebrating the natural silver.

4. Retro Bob with a Modern Twist. Take the shape of the 1920s bob and update it with light side bangs and a touch of choppiness to ooze French chic while looking modern and fresh.

5. Sophisticated Blonde on Bouncy Layers. Dark-haired females wishing to hide their silver can slip into blonde by leaving some of the natural roots and melting them into multiple light shades.

6. Piece-y Asymmetric Pixie. Low-maintenance pixie haircuts for coarse hair make use of what it does best (tip: sticks out), so you only need to shape the stylish spikes with hair pomade.

7. Inverted Red Bob with Bold Accents. Burgundy shades chime well with darker skin tones and look gorgeous on mature women, but a handful of berry red insertions will give them a rejuvenating shot.

8. Summer-Ready Beach Waves. The sunny blonde illuminating the face plus long textured layers ready for beach waves equal low-maintenance hairstyles for women over 50.

9. Layered Gray Curls. In many cases, you can revamp your curls by removing an excess length that weights your hair down and letting layers do their structuring magic.

10. Shaggy Ash Blonde Pixie. Mature ladies shouldn’t hide their beautiful bone structure behind the hair, and an edgy crop tailored to your texture and spiced up with a bold color will help you out.

Edgy Ash Blonde Pixie Over 50
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11. Inverted Bob with Gray Blending Highlights. Apart from masterfully incorporating grayness, this cute bob retains its body with full bangs and longer strands in the front while the razored layers give it movement.

12. Long Mahogany Hair with Wispy Bangs. A nice blowout is never a bad thing for long-haired females in their 50s, yet the key to this soft look is an arched wispy fringe.

13. Brushed Back Bixie. If you want to enjoy the freedom of skipping a trim or two, loosely shaped pixie-bob hybrids are your best friends.

14. Lush Butterfly Layers for Long Gray Hair. Here is a great idea for older women with long gray hair, setting off the silver with a taupe shade and maximizing the layers with flipped-out ends.

15. Shaggy Pixie Bob with Subtle Highlights. Ladies with natural waves in their hair won’t have any problems with creating volume and texture in the trending combo of shag, pixie, and bob aka shixie.

16. Textured Bob with Blonde Ombre. Easy hairstyles for women over 50 don’t require much effort to maintain the color either, just like this messy bob transitioning from a light brown to a bright blonde.

17. Dirty Blonde Spiky Pixie. Crops can make life lots easier for females with dense hair while showing the texture to the advantage, especially when emphasized with a choppy finish.

50+ Choppy Dirty Blonde Pixie
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18. Gravity-Fighting Bixie. These pictures prove that chopping off some length, smartly placing highlights, and adding bangs and subtle layers can be game-changing for a lady with fine hair.

19. Creamy Blonde Bob with Curtain Bangs. Older women with fair skin might look washed out in ashy blonde, so striking the right balance between warm and cool is crucial.

20. Dimensional Gray Blending. Here is a low-maintenance bob for straight hair touched with gray, where the latter is mixed with beige blonde and light brown for confidence and dimension.

21. Highlighted Bixie with Curtain Bangs. A shaggy curtain fringe is a trendy addition to any haircut, but it’s especially flattering for strands prone to deflating throughout the day.

22. Armpit-Length Cut with Textured Ends. The midi length comes with built-in versatility, and getting it slightly layered and thinned out around the bottom allows you to wear it down with little styling.

23. Greige Pixie Bob. While too much ash can make your skin appear dull, a dab of beige blonde will give it a creamy feel and blend with your gray and silver prettily.

24. Tousled Bob with Bottleneck Bangs. It won’t take much time to give a youthful messy look to a razored bob, and a lightweight fringe with fine pieces in the middle falls in place easily.

25. Voluminous Pixie with Choppy Crown. A short haircut closely cropped at the nape will save you from struggles with taming your thick hair while letting it thrive with tapered longer pieces on the crown.

26. Dirty Blonde Bob with Side Bangs. A dirty blonde color scheme is a lifesaver for women with thinning hair, as it brings in the required depth, grows out gracefully, and plays well with graying.

27. Short Ginger Shag with Blonde Highlights. This is one of the sassiest low-maintenance short haircuts for women over 50 since it boosts shagginess with messy styling and high-contrast highlights.

28. Long Hair with Layering in the Front. By getting well-blended layers along the face, you will still be able to throw your long mane into a pony or wear it down with a volumizing blowout.

29. Long Top, Choppy Bottom. Apart from radiating tons of texture, this silver pixie lifts the crown with the layers stacked in the back and encourages you to style the longer tresses.

30. Side-Parted Italian Bob. Cut at one length and complemented with chunky ends that add weight to thinning hair, the 60s-inspired bob is timelessly chic and friendly to straight strands.

Summarizing the talk, low-maintenance haircuts for women over 50 can save time on styling, trimming, and coloring your hair while addressing the main issues of your hair type and making you look even more beautiful. Draw inspiration from our pictures, and head to a salon for a fresh rejuvenating hairstyle.