short hairstyles for over 50 with glasses

One of the most important thing in life for a woman over 50 with glasses is knowing the perfect length of hair that will fit the structure of her face. When she knows this, the next important step is to decide which hairstyle best suits her length of hair. This is crucial because knowing the perfect haircut for her length of hair makes all the difference in how she looks. There is nothing more off putting than a haircut that doesn’t sit well with a particular length of hair, it just plain gives the wrong vibes! So, in order to ensure  you do not find yourself in this embarrassing position, we bring you short hairstyles for over 50 with glasses 2020. Get these hairstyles and more only on Nairacloset! With videos, pictures and details for the perfect illustration that will make you understand it all, we bring you the perfect short hairstyles for over 50 with glasses.

short hairstyles for over 50 with glasses 2020

Be fabulous over 50! Express yourself through your hair. Feel amazing and look amazing ‘cos in this contemporary times we are in, age is just a number. When we talk about women over 50, it means that we are looking for anti-aging and low maintenance hairstyles. Of course, older ladies can’t use plenty of hair products and tools on a daily basis, so we’ve collected some of the best short haircuts for women over 50 that don’t need much maintenance. From curly bobs to tasteful smooth blondes and lively brunettes – we’ve got the right styles for every type of hair.

Short Hairstyles For Over 50 With Glasses

 Short Feathered Pastel Hairstyle.

Who said that women over 50 can’t have fun? If your soul needs magic and a fairy tale, color your hair with unicorn shades, and every day will be fabulous!

Modern Graduated Bob.

The bob with graduated layers suits even thin and sparse hair. This versatile haircut refreshes the face and makes the image modern and sexy.

Best Shampoos for Women Over 50 That Boost Thinning Hair

Get fuller, bouncier hair just by washing it.

By Cindy Marcus, Hairstylist

Thinning hair and hair loss are things every woman over 50 will face at one point or another by simply aging. The easiest way to add oomph to you lorcks is by incorporating the best shampoo for thinning hair into your beauty routine.

The best shampoos for thinning hair are ones that address hair loss on multiple levels. Look for a formula that’s lightweight and rich in nutrients to aid in proper hair production and health, while also providing a volumizing effect.

Ahead, the best shampoos for thinning hair.

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Best Overall: Matrix Biolage Advanced Full Density Shampoo

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This pick first goes to town by gently removing follicle-clogging impurities that can impede healthy new hair growth. Then it delivers a host of important nutrients—think biotin, zinc, and a gluco-omega blend—to strengthen the hair you have. So much so that, when used with the accompanying conditioner, it reduces breakage by up to 95 percent. And when you’re already dealing with thinning, the less breakage the better.

Best Budget: Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

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The oral hair supplement this brand makes is a cult-favorite, but their topical products are just as good. Take this sudser. It works well on all hair types and textures, can be used daily, and, along with strengthening ingredients such as keratin, biotin, and zinc, it also contains their proprietary Ana:Tel complex to promote thicker hair, too. Bonus points for the fresh, botanical scent and affordable price.

Best for Damaged Hair: Jason Thin-to-Thick Extra Volume Shampoo

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Sulfate- and paraben-free, this instead uses botanical extracts to gently cleanse hair, without over-drying or stripping it (a major no-no for damaged strands). Couple that with the addition of strengthening panthenol and biotin, and you have the perfect recipe for thicker, stronger strands.

Best System: Aveda Invati Advanced Three-Step Kit

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Taking a multi-pronged, multi-step approach is the most effective way to target hair loss; this three-part system makes it easy to do just that. Start with this exfoliating shampoo, which uses wintergreen-derived salicylic acid to clear out impurities that can clog hair follicles, while also gently cleansing and detangling. Follow that up with the conditioner and leave-in scalp revitalizer to reduce hair loss due to breakage by up to 53% in just 12 weeks.

Best Natural: Seed Phytonutrients Volume Shampoo

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Loaded with natural ingredients and free of questionable chemicals, this relies on grapefruit seed oil, which helps keep your scalp clean and minimize oil production. Rice protein makes strands look instantly fuller, but also strengthens them over time. Even the (addicting) scent is completely naturally-derived, and the unique paper bottle with minimal plastic minimizes your environmental impact, too.

Best Drugstore: OGX Biotin & Collagen Thick and Full Shampoo

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Just like collagen can do amazing things for your skin, it’s also an important ingredient for hair, namely when it comes to adding lots of volume. Here, biotin plus collagen plus wheat proteins make for a formula that quickly leaves hair looking thicker and fuller; we’re talking after just one wash.

Best for Scalp: Nioxin Scalp Optimizing Cleanser for Thinning Hair

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This shampoo gets right to the root of the issue (pun intended, obviously). Antioxidants and essential oils work to target inflammation and irritation on the scalp, creating a healthier foundation that in turn leads to healthier hair.

“Nioxin formulates their shampoos with antioxidants, peppermint oil, tea tree oil and amino acids that are designed to strengthen the hair and prevent damage. It may not prevent hair loss, but it may help strengthen and improve the hair that you have,” says Fenton. Reach for this two to three times a week, more often if you have a particularly stressed out scalp.

Best for Colored Hair: Verb Volume Shampoo

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A patented copolymer adds both body and hold, while hydrolyzed keratin protein adds strength and pliability. While it’s great for all hair types, we especially like it for colored hair; not only is it sulfate-free, it also offers UV protection to ward off fading and color changes.

Best Dry Shampoo: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo

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Part dry shampoo, part styler, this is an easy way to boost limp locks, fast. Volcanic spring powder coupled with argan and coconut oils gives it its creamy consistency. To use, massage a dime-sized amount into your roots with your fingertips and repeat as needed. Not only will it absorb excess oil, but it also bulks up the hairs for an instantly fuller look.

As a parting note, keep in mind that the reasons for hair loss, particularly in women, are wide and varied and can range from stress to hormonal changes to a diet deficiency to even your chosen hairstyle. “It’s always best to see a board-certified dermatologist for any new signs of hair loss, as it can sometimes be a sign of a larger underlying problem,” advises Dr. Fenton. A professional can help you determine the cause and plot your best course of action.

Women’s Hairstyle Guide: Choosing The Perfect Hairstyle For You

So you decided it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while, entertaining the idea but now you’re sure. You need a new hairstyle.

Do not underestimate the impact it will have on your appearance. A simple change to your hair has the opportunity to completely change your entire appearance. You’ve probably seen it happen with a friend, a family member or even a celebrity who decided they’ve had enough and needed a change.

So is it worth changing up your hairstyle in attempts to make it better? Even if you regret the decision later?

We say yes. Especially if what you have now isn’t working for you.

Remember, you can’t change things like your height or bone structure but you can change up your hairstyle and make it into something better. Work on the things you can control so what you can’t control doesn’t have control over you (not to get all philosophical on you).

Okay so where do you start? So many questions, so many things to consider.

The purpose of this guide is to help you answer these questions and choose the perfect hairstyle for you given your unique constraints.

What works for one person isn’t guaranteed to also work for another. You might look at your favorite celebrities, the posters at a hair salon, or any magazine and see hairstyles that you want to copy for yourself but unfortunately it isn’t that simple. Two people can have the same hairstyle but one pulls it off better than the other (as we all know).

So how do you know what YOU can pull off?

Steps to Finding The Perfect Hairstyle For You

  1. First, consider your hair type. Curly? Thin? Wavy? More on this below.
  2. Then, you’ll need to find your face shape.
  3. Next, start putting together an effective hair care routine.
  4. When you’re ready, go to a quality hair stylist and get the look you want.
  5. Keep experimenting with your hair routine. You never know when you’ll find your new favorite product that really makes it stand out.
  6. Get feedback from people in your “real” life in addition to online.

Now let’s take a closer look at some of the things you should be considering.

The Most Important Factors: Face Shape & Hair Type

Why are these the most important? They determine what you’re working with and what you’ll be able to pull off.

We already have a guide on how to find your face shape (link above) and there you’ll also find general hair advice for each shape so you have a better idea of the types of hairstyles that’ll look great on you (and the types that won’t).

A few more things about face shape we want to add here:

Each shape usually has features you’ll either want to downplay or emphasize.

  • Large foreheads (heart, round, sometimes oblong)
  • Pointed chins (triangle)
  • Strong jaws (square)
  • Strong cheekbones (diamond)

Also:

  • Large ears (can be any shape)
  • A large nose (can be any shape)

The 3 most important to consider are the forehead, nose, and chin — each representing a third of your face.

Decide which facial features are your best and worst. Want to downplay a larger nose? Soften a strong chin? Highlight your eyes or cheekbones? Consider your features alongside your shape for the best results. Again, we have more specific advice for your shape in that guide so check it out after you finish reading this.

So now what about your hair type?

Don’t expect to grow out an afro if you have very thin or straight hair. That’s an extreme example but you get the point.

Your hair type (aka its texture) is just as important of a factor in determining what you can or can’t pull off as your face shape and features. Some styles work only on certain hair types. Different styling methods and hair products also work better on certain hair types than others.

You can probably make the argument that texture is even more important than face shape when it comes to choosing your hairstyle. An oblong shaped face with thick wavy hair will need a different cut than an oblong shape but with very fine hair even though they have the same face shape. Their hair will also need to be cut differently and treated differently within their routines.

These are the basic hair types:

  • Curly (There are even more sub-types of curly hair but we won’t get into those here)
  • Wavy
  • Straight
  • Frizzy

As for density:

  • Is it fine? (Tends to be thin)
  • Is it coarse? (Tends to be thick)

You can be a combination of any of the 6 types mentioned above.

Knowing your hair type will help you pick a hairstyle that naturally looks great on you and it’ll help narrow down your search when you consider it alongside the other factors.

As an example, straight, fine hair usually works really well with bangs. Curly hair works really well when it’s left to grow out longer and has extra weight to weigh it down. The thinner your hair, the more you’ll want to consider adding layers to help add volume and avoid a flat and dull look.

The lesson: Embrace your face shape, facial features, and texture. Working against them makes everything 100 times harder.

Underrated Factor: Maintenance

A gorgeous hairstyle that brings out your best is great but if it takes you forever each morning just to get it to look right, do you really want to stick with it for everyday use? High maintenance hairstyles are more interesting to look at, and they definitely stand out but if you can’t be bothered to look after it yourself or style it properly each day then it’d be best to go for something simpler.

Really, getting your haircut is only the first step. What you do with it afterwards, by actually styling it and going through your hair care routine — that’s when the real magic happens. And if you don’t have the time to style it yourself or to get regular touchups at a salon, or don’t know how to properly maintain it in the first place — then it’s just not worth it.

The common sense advice here is to choose something more ordinary for everyday life — going to the store to pick something up, running errands, etc. You don’t need to go all out in these situations. You just need your hair to look respectable and make sure it suits your face. This is your “everyday” cut that still looks great on you but is relatively simple to maintain and get going.

Then for special occasions (prom, weddings, formal events) where everyone really tries to outdo each other — that’s when you go for the high maintenance cuts that leave an impression on everyone.

Don’t Neglect Lifestyle & Personality Either!

Maintenance is somewhat related to your lifestyle and personality — two factors that get neglected more than they should even though they play a huge role in deciding the types of hairstyles that works for you.

Our hair is one of the many ways our external appearance gives others a peek into our inner world. Let’s be honest. We make quick judgments on others based on their physical appearance. Everyone does it. Our hair is just one of the many things people can use to make judgments on things like who we are, the subculture we’re apart of, the type of person we aspire to be, and even the way we’re feeling in the moment.

Point is, people are judging you (no matter how unfair that is) and coming to conclusions about you before you even say a word whether consciously or subconsciously.

So what’s your hair communicating to the world around you?

That’s how lifestyle and personality enter the mix.

Lifestyle is all about practicality. Do you live somewhere really hot? Do you work out and get sweaty? You probably pull your hair back into a ponytail so make sure your style is long enough if that’s your preference.

Do you work in a formal setting? An office environment? You’re safer with a more traditional hairstyle compared to the artsy design and musician types working in a studio or on set.

What about the subcultures you’re apart of? Are you goth? Punk? Is your aesthetic inspired by tumblr? Each have specific hairstyles associated with them and members of those communities that take preference to them.

Maybe you aren’t apart of any group and are just naturally more “edgy” yourself. Maybe you feel like you’re less of a girly girl and more of an independent “free spirit” type. Shorter hairstyles, pixie cuts, and more tomboyish looks better convey these traits. You might also want to consider coloring it.

Some people pull off short hair better than others (mostly depends on your face shape). Generally we think longer hair and natural colors look better on most people than short hair and unnatural colors but in the end it’s up to you.

The final point is: Take your lifestyle and personality into account. People will assume different things about you based on your hairstyle and this is where you can add a unique personal touch if it suits you. Don’t be afraid to experiment! But make sure you’re comfortable with whatever hairstyle you do have. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable in your own skin.

The Importance Of A Good Hairstylist

None of the factors we mentioned above will matter much if the person cutting your hair isn’t skillful enough to cut your hair just the way you want it.

A good hair stylist/salon is crucial to the success of your hairstyle.

The best way to find a quality stylist is to ask for recommendations. See someone who has good hair? Ask where they get it done. Personal recommendations are much more useful than looking at reviews online because you can see the results of their expertise firsthand.

Pro Tip: Someone who already has similar hair to you or what you want is a big bonus. The hairstylist will know where you’re coming from and understand the minor details that’ll be lost on other people.

If they regularly cut your hair type that’s also a plus. So if you have curly hair, make sure the person cutting your hair also has curly hair and usually cuts other people with curly hair. Some salons are specialized (ex. They cut alternative hairstyles, only curly hair, etc.) so look around to find one that meets your needs.

Someone who listens to you and offers helpful suggestions is someone you’ll want to return to. Communication is key and it goes both ways. Tell them what you want and if they’re any good they’ll probably offer their own advice or opinion to help you out.

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