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What are the top short hairstyles 2020 female options? One of the most important thing in life for women of all age is choosing the hairstyle that best suits the shape of their face. It’s usually not as easy as it sounds but with a little information and more practice, one becomes a Pro at the sort of thing. We bring you haircuts for women, womens short hairstyles, short haircuts for women black, short haircuts for women over 50 and short haircuts for kid girl. Enjoy!

What are the best short haircuts for women? Well that depends on what you are looking for. Short haircuts are, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful haircuts out there. Women with long hair tend to look beautiful, but take them to a short haircut and they will appear to be at their best. If you are looking for a daring yet stunning haircut this is what you should opt for.

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Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50 That Are Cool Forever

Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston—this isn’t a star-studded cast of a blockbuster movie we’d all love to see (though please, can we make it happen?). These leading ladies are all living proof that women over 50 can rock a wide range of chic hairstyles. Still, there’s something so liberating about chopping it all off, and your 50s is as good a time as any to try out a new cropped ‘do that’s both modern and sophisticated.

Whether you’ve got wavy, coarse, curly, fine, or straight hair, there’s definitely a cut out there for you. We spoke with Sanda Petrut, professional hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago and Savannah St. Jean, owner of Savannah Rae Beauty, to find out the best short haircuts and styles for women over 50.

MEET THE EXPERT

• Sanda Petrut is a professional hairstylist based at Chicago’s Maxine Salon.

• Savannah St. Jean is a beauty expert and the owner of Savannah Rae Beauty in Miramar Beach, Florida.

“Short haircuts are low-maintenance and can be designed for any woman, regardless of her lifestyle, face shape, or hair texture and density,” says Petrut. “Chopping your hair can be liberating, and the right cut can complement the features you want to accentuate.”

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Pixie With Long Bangs

Viola Davis with a pixie haircut
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A sleeker take on the pixie cut features long, side-swept bangs, á la actress Viola Davis. This is especially flattering on those with finer hair types, as it draws attention to the hair density in the front.https://50ba8dd374fce6a3734c646bd41457e6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html02of 50

Classic Pixie

Randee Heller
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One of the most classic short hairstyle options for women over 50, the pixie cut frames the face and can highlight your best features, as evidenced here on Mad Men actress Randee Heller. Except for the occasional trim, they’re relatively low-maintenance—you can wash and go, or quickly style it with a pomade.03of 50

Spiked Pixie

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A spiked hairstyle like Angela Bassett’s is a fun way to change up your look. Soften it up by skipping the spikes and letting it fall naturally, or turn up the volume with a teasing brush and some hairspray. With this cut, there’s enough length to change your style day to day.

To style the look, St. Jean recommends a heavy, wax-based spray such as Kevin Murphy Touchable Spray Wax ($30) “This acts as a styling paste would, except it’s in a spray form, so its easier to control how much product you use,” she says. “Simply spray it in and spike your hair with your fingers.”04of 50

Textured Pixie

Halle Berry
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A textured pixie is an effortless style that’s super hip. The look seen here on Halle Berry is achievable with a shorter or longer cut—just use a little pomade to separate pieces of hair and add texture.05of 50

Mussed-Up Pixie

Ellen DeGeneres with a dirty blonge pixie
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Ellen’s mussed-up, dirty blonde pixie gives off an effortless, cool look and feel. Keep it sleek by going over it with a straightener or finger-comb for a more textured style.06of 50

Edgy Pixie

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The edgy pixie cut worn by Tyra Banks has no age limit—anyone can pull it off. Choppy bangs give this look an element of modern cool while complementary rocker accessories can complete the look.https://50ba8dd374fce6a3734c646bd41457e6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html07of 50

Wavy Pixie

Toni Braxton
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Many people with naturally curly hair like Toni Braxton turn to pixie cuts to rid their hair of extra weight and to lessen drying time. Style baby hairs to add some glam to the look.08of 50

Short, Subtle Layered Cut

Emma Thompson in a short, subtle layered cut
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Subtle layers add dimension to this go-to short haircut for older women, as seen on actress Emma Thompson. “Easy to style, the layers add lots of velvety texture while the bangs frame the eyes and accentuate cheekbones,” notes Petrut. St. Jean adds that a light, wax-based texturizing spray “will leave you with movement but will give the piecey look you are trying to achieve.” Try Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray ($14).

To use a texturizing spray, simply spray and tousle with your fingers to give your hair the definition you want.09of 50

Cropped Curls

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Vanessa Bell Calloway’s pixie afro is a timeless style. Curl mousse or cream works best to style this coiled look. Pair with a bold eye to take the look up another notch.10of 50

Long Pixie

Nia Long
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Keeping layers longer can add volume to a pixie, which is ideal if you have fine hair like actress Nia Long.11of 50

Pixie With Long Side Bang

Kris Jenner with pixie with long side bang
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All eyes are on the long bangs with Kris Jenner’s pixie. Petrut notes that this is the easiest look to style and create texture, whether it’s modern and casual or something funkier. “This style works on straight, wavy, fine or thick hair,” she adds.12of 50

Pulled-Back Pixie

Jamie Lee Curtis with a pulled back pixie
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A modern take on the classic pixie, a pulled back version gives a sophisticated feel. The slight volume in the front is cool and edgy but not overly so. For added protection, spritz some hairspray to ensure it stays in place.13of 50

Pompadour

Janet Jackson
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Janet Jackson’s short pompadour might look complicated, but it couldn’t be easier to pull off. “This cut has versatility and is low maintenance,” says Petrut. “It’s ideal for straight hair and it can be styled slicked back or blow-dried forward with a low part and sweeping bangs.”14of 50

Undercut

Tilda Swinton with an undercut
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Tilda Swinton’s undercut-pompadour combo ups the ante and gives the classic style a modern twist. Relatively low-maintenance and easy to style, this look gives off “I woke up like this” vibes. A root powder such as Kevin Murphy Powder Puff Volumizing Powder ($28) can work wonders on a look like this, according to St. Jean. “Simply tap the powder into your roots and tousle your hair to add texture and volume where you need it.”15of 50

Short Cut With Soft Bangs

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Soft bangs can freshen up even the dullest of haircuts, as they add lightness and dimension all at once. If you want to accentuate your eyes like Helen Mirren, opt for a cut that sweeps downward to draw instant attention.16of 50

Mussy Layered Look

Jennifer Lopez
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J. Lo’s piecey ‘do is such an effortless look that works beautifully for both day and night, on a variety of ages and face shapes. The layers fall into place, and a middle-part keeps it polished.17of 50

Shag

Lisa Rinna with a shag haircut
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Lisa Rinna’s shag is perfect for thick hair that has some natural wave. If highlights are your thing, they’ll definitely add extra dimension with this style. Or, instead of traditional highlights, opt for balayage.18of 50

Classic Bob

Alina Cho with a classic bob
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Both sophisticated and sleek, journalist Alina Cho’s classic bob makes a statement no matter your age. Change up the feel by curling your ends in, or keep the ends facing downward for a soft, feminine look.19of 50

Short Bob

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For straight, fine hair, the short bob seen on actress Cicely Tyson is a fabulous choice at any age. It’s a length that naturally adds volume to straight hair. And, it can be switched up on the daily: A middle part keeps it sleek while a side part adds volume and takes the style from day to night.20of 50

Bob With Side-Swept Bangs

Ellen Barkin
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“This is a great haircut for women with different textures (straight, wavy, or curly), and different densities (ranging from fine to thick hair),” explains Petrut. “It offers lots of versatility—from conservative to messy—and it can also be flat ironed to accentuate the piecy-ness and texture at the ends.”

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