Haircuts for women over 50 with thick hair are created to make the hair more manageable and light. Usual haircutting techniques involved are layering and razor cutting. With that desirable volume, the goal is to take advantage of the luxury of styling options you have!
Finding a hairstyle that works with any length of hair and texture you want is the first step. You can start by getting inspo from Goldie Hawn, Alfre Woodard, and Meg Ryan’s luscious haircut styles for women over 50!
Canadian hairstylist Candace Cheers chats about her tricks when cutting thick hair. “For a lady over 50, I love to contour around her face shape and have more volume in the crown area. I would ask where their troubled areas are with their hair. Also, I’ll talk about where they would like to see more movement and volume,” she tells us.
Be up front and have a discussion with your hairdresser to achieve a fitting haircut! The part you need to ask about is the upkeep, the products and tools needed, and when your next appointment should be. It shouldn’t matter if you desire long or short to medium-length hairstyles. Each of these questions are important!
Candace is a huge fan of the Davines product line – especially their texture spray. According to her, “it simply gives a not-so-perfect look that’s more fun and youthful!”
Her final piece of advice for these women’s hairstyles? “With being a woman over 50, life is about fun and easy. Learn how to properly style your hair and what products to use to keep it looking sassy!”
Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of the best haircuts and hairstyles for women over 50 with thick hair!
Layered Short Bob for Thick Hair
If you need to revamp your dense mane in a dramatic way, a layered bob is a short hairstyle to consider. It’s a layered short bob for thick hair, looking perfect on a lady around 50 years of age. Throw in some texture to the graduated layers, and you’ll have the volume of your dreams. Whether natural or not, a dimensional brown shade will give you wondrous results, highlighting your natural beauty.
Thick Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
A pixie with side-swept bangs for thick hair is a fun and textured cut. Perfect for women wanting a short cut, a bang can draw attention to the eyes and flatter the rest of the face.
Sharply Angled Jet Black Bob
Aging hair doesn’t have to be boring or the typical bob. Avoid the average haircut with a change in style like a sharply angled jet black bob. It has a draw with its high gloss shine and structured style. This gives the wearer a staple of style.
Blonde Feathered Bob
Ladies looking for a low-maintenance style, with thick hair and who are over 50, can easily rock a feathered bob. Feathered simply means blended layers and blonde hair coloring helps natural gray hair to seamlessly blend.
Graduated and Feathered Layers
Graduated and feathered layers are a great way to keep overly thick hair light and fluffy. Graduation is a simple and easy-to-style way to reduce bulk and remove length at the nape area while feathering is ideal for removing excess weight and thickness. Feathered layering creates a soft frame for any face shape or hair texture.
Shoulder-Length Inverted Bob for Thicker Hair
Need new hairstyles for women over 50 with thick hair? Here’s a shoulder-length inverted bob that works great with your desired diamond blonde hair color. With a subtle fringe, it gives an impression of youthfulness, even in your 50s. Turn your thick, straight hair into a blonde bob for a change!
Wavy Lob with Ombre
A wavy lob with ombré is great for naturally curly and wavy textures. An ombré shows off the cut in a fun way. Great for women over 50 looking to keep some length and having a lower maintenance shorter style. If you are looking to grow out your gray, a style like a wavy long bob helps you get to that goal sooner with having less hair to grow out.
Short Layered Shag for Women with Gray Hair
A short layered shag for women with gray hair can give a youthful vibe and boost style to the hair. The layered shag adds texture and an edgy feel, plus shaping around the face, which can balance out the older feel gray hair can bring.
Pixie for Short-Length Hair
A pixie for short-length hair can really make denser hair more maintainable, in both washing and styling. Thick hair can really weigh the hair down, so working a shorter length can lift the hair allowing more texture and movement to your style.