Short Haircuts For Black Women Over 50

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Maturity brings along with it a different style, personality and lifestyle. Being over 50, you may decide to change your looks altogether and you might have difficulty in choosing what to do with your hair.

Unbeknownst to many mature women, there are a lot of hairstyles to choose from, especially short. That is why we have come up with the best 4 short hairstyles for black women over 50 in this article to help you make a choice.

The Pixie Haircut

Not only does this hairstyle suit the young, it also looks really good on the mature. It especially suits those with oval face shapes. The pixie is very versatile; it looks very casual and can be switched up to a professional look in no time. All you need to do is choose a color that matches your skin color.

pixie hairstyle for black women

This hairstyle is made using a curling iron and a pair of scissors. Ask a professional hairstylist to give you this haircut. Your hairstylist will trim your hair to an appropriate size. The hair on the sides of the head is always left shorter than that on top of the head. Next, your stylist will use the curling iron to make short waves that are centered right at the top. Make sure to apply hair spray or apply gel to keep your hair moist because the pixie haircut looks really nice when moist.

The Bob

The good thing about this hairstyle is that, it suits everyone. It works with different face shapes. Simply keep the back a few inches shorter while keeping the front longer. You can always add layers for volume.

bob hairstyle for black women


tapered hairstyle for black womenThe tapered haircut is one of the best hairstyles for black women. It is both casual and formal, looks very polished and above all, is very easy to maintain.

To achieve the look, have your hair relaxed after which, have it cut. The sides and back should be tapered; leaving the hair very low while the top should be kept longer, about two to three inches long. Keep the tapered hair short enough for a mini curling iron, cut in low layers, or have it shaven down.


Afro Hair

Afro hair is very easy to maintain and pull off. It’s very casual and adds a little bit of fun to your overall look. All you need to do is let your hair grow and keep it natural. You can then brush your hair to form an Afro hairstyle.

For a cropped cut, trim the sides low. The cropped look is ideal for those with long faces and can be spiced up by adding color. You may decide to dye your hair or bleach it permanently to your desired color.

If you prefer, create beautiful, thick spikes. Use a flat iron to create the spikes and a spike holding spray in order to keep your hair in position.

afro hair for mature women

Remember, though, that black African hair requires conditioning and moisturizing to keep it healthy and strong. This means you must constantly shampoo, condition as well as spray it.

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