Short Hairstyles for Women over 50 : The Short Bob
Are you at your wits-end about thinning hair, or fine hair? When it comes to short hairstyles for women over 50, a bob hair cut is both stylish and easy to manage.
Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50.
A short bob hairstyle could be your answer for fine hair that’s not as thick and lustrous as it once was.
The short bob hairstyle has been around for years and years, but decades ago bob cut hair was considered a bit risque.
To Bob or not to Bob, that was the question. In the 1920s it was a big decision to cut your hair because long hair was thought to be feminine and short hair was not.
Today we don’t have to worry about general opinion when it comes to hairstyles for older women, but there are advantages and disadvantages to having a cute bob hairstyle.
Hairstyles for older women – Questions to ask
- Do you have a jawline which is beginning to sag, and look a bit er …turkeyfied?
- Are you fed up of your heavy maintenance hair style which takes ages to get into place each morning?
- Would you like to look more chic?
The bob can help disguise a sagging jawline, it’s relatively easy to maintain and, depending on the cut, it’s pretty much ‘wash and go.’
Here’s a photo of me, before my bob haircut …
And after … new hair! Loving this shorter, sharper bob hair cut!
I think it makes me look 5 years younger than I really am!!
Short Hairstyles for over 50 fine hair
If you have fine or thinning hair then No Problem! There are lots of short bob hairstyles for fine hair.
Even with the very finest hair you could opt for a curly bob, short blunt bob, toussled bob, short bob, long bob, side fringe bob, full bangs bob – the list is extensive and the bob cut never seems to go out of vogue.
The good thing about a bobbed hairstyle is that it can add volume to fine hair, and is especially good if you have thinning hair too.
The reason? It won’t weight your hair down like a longer style will and so your hair will appear bouncier and full of body.
You can toussle dry the roots to add more volume with a little mousse (or whatever you like most to use) but really unless you’re going for longevity throughout a long day perhaps, there’s really no need.
The bob is a classic cut
Celebrities love it – remember Taylor Swift’s cute short bob with a full fringe?
Helen Mirren has had variations of a bob and always looks so classic and stylish, so too Diane Keeton and Sharon Stone.
Check out my Pinterest board : Short Hairstyles for Women over 50 to get some great ideas from celebrities and everyday folk about different ways to cut and style a bob.
Styling a bob
Do you have an active lifestyle? Are you busy with a hectic job, or perhaps you do lots of exercise and wash your hair frequently? Then a bob cut is a definite winner because a bob cut is a low maintenance hairstyle.
If a bob is cut well then it is practically brush and go. You shouldn’t have to use a straightening iron or curling tongs, and probably the most you’ll need to do is grab a brush with a large round head and blow dry it either under or out for a more styled ‘do’. Ask your hairdresser not to multi-layer but perhaps to cut in some fine layers so that it falls just-so when it’s dry.
Christina at Hair Romance (a popular blog all about hair) shows us 17 ways to style a bob haircut here.
Short Haircuts for women over 50 in a hot climate
A short bob is cool in summer
As I write this we’re in the midst of an Australian summer which is either hot and dry on the West coast or hot and humid on the East coast.
Long hair is hot, and time consuming and unless you keep it tied up will heat you up.
A short bob hairstyle on the other hand leaves your neck clear to pick up any hints of a cooling breeze, while a longer bob can still be tied up in a ponytail.
Disadvantages of a bob hairstyle
On the negative side there are a few disadvantages to a bob.
Unless you opt for a longish bob, you won’t be able to pull your hair back into a ponytail.
If you opt for a full fringe with a short bob, you are pretty much chained to looking the same every day.
In order to benefit from the advantages mentioned above, you will have to make regular trips to the hairdresser to get your bob trimmed. By regular, I mean probably slightly less than the normal 6 weekly trim for other styles because a bob can quickly become unruly and look a little scruffy and ill-kempt unless your hairdresser work his or her magic on it regularly.
Why not upload your photo at a virtual hair style site and see if a bob will suit you?
Short Haircuts for women over 50
For more ideas and images of some great short hairstyles for women over 50 you might like to visit (and follow) my Pinterest board, which has lots of short hair-cut ideas, HERE
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