Publication date February 12, 2024

Transform Your Look! 15 Trendy Pixie Haircuts for Older Women (Trendy in 2024)

Dreaming of a hairstyle that's bold, beautiful, and manageable? Pixie cuts might be your answer! Especially for women with fine, thin hair, these chic cropped styles can add volume, boost confidence, and slash your styling routine. 

Ready for a change? We've compiled 15 trendy pixie haircuts that are perfect for mature women, along with some expert tips. So get ready to embrace your unique beauty and rock a pixie with style!

Pixie Haircuts for Older Women

1. Blonde Pixie Cut

Blonde Pixie Cut

Pixie cuts are undeniably popular choices for older women thanks to their mix of ease and playful style. Choppy layers as shown in the image are a perfect way to add texture and dimension to the classic cut, which is key to keeping your look youthful and not staid.

2. Youthful Pixie Haircut

Youthful Pixie Haircut

Most women keep their hair long even though the length may not suit them. If your stylist suggests going for a chop, don’t panic. A right pixie cut like this can not only give a younger appearance but will also save hours of styling time.

3. Voluminous Gray Pixie Cut

Voluminous Gray Pixie Cut

In your older years, embrace the beauty of silvery strands. It’s a beautiful hue that Millennials usually turn to themselves. To add even more drama, don’t forget to tease those cute feathered layers.

4. Youthful Layered Blonde Pixie

Youthful Layered Blonde Pixie

Short hairstyles for older women are low-maintenance and stylish today. Considering your hair texture and face shape, an experienced stylist can tailor any cut and any hair color for women over 50 you like for a personalized, flattering look.

5. Silver Balayage Pixie Undercut Hairstyle

Silver Balayage Pixie Undercut Hairstyle

Long pixie cuts are a great base for textured layers, contrasting lengths,  asymmetry, and colors. Elongated pixies can feature long bangs and a tapered back, a longer top with an undercut, and everything in between. 

6. Choppy Blonde Pixie with Long Side Bangs

Choppy Blonde Pixie with Long Side Bangs

Undeniably, the pixie is one of the most popular pixie haircuts for older women. This is because it beautifully adds texture and a tousled finish to thin hair. If you team the pixie with long side bangs and choppy layers, as you can see in the image, you can easily create a style that’s fun, youthful, and easy to manage.

7. Long Curly Salt and Pepper Pixie

Long Curly Salt and Pepper Pixie

With a natural salt and pepper coloring, curls appear bouncy and fluffy, which enhances this youthful essence by leaving a longer face-framing strand on your forehead and styling it with mousse or water-based wax products.

8. Pixie Bob with Nape Undercut

Pixie Bob with Nape Undercut

Out of all pixie haircuts for older women, this haircut is arguably one of the most popular. Give your pixie cut some edge with a nape undercut that will bring individuality and spice — formal in the front, modern party in the back!

9. Choppy Gray Pixie

Choppy Gray Pixie

One of the hottest pixie haircuts for women over 50 in 2024, a choppy gray pixie with side bangs, a mildly defined taper, and textured layers around the crown proves that customizations can completely alter the look of your tried and true pixie!

10. Textured Pixie with Highlights 

Textured Pixie with Highlights

A personalized textured pixie has been #1 on the “short haircuts for older women list” for a while. What sets this one apart is the highlights. The cut features a deep side part that leads to a fun bang and the two-tone coloring. The highlights are bold in the front to not draw too much attention to the face and then get sparser in the back to add some dimension.

11. Long Ash Blonde Pixie for Fine Hair

Long Ash Blonde Pixie for Fine Hair

For a more subdued vibe that still carries just as much impact as bolder images, going with an ashier range of blonde will be a perfect idea. Fine hair gets an advantage from a longer-cut pixie with short structured layers in the back. Don’t be afraid of the grown-in-roots look — it will make your hair appear thicker and add to visual impact!

12. Silver Pixie for Fine Hair 

Silver Pixie for Fine Hair

Silver has increasingly become a trendy color option recently for women of all ages. We can definitely credit our lovely older ladies with being the founding mothers of this fad. The cool tone highlights blue eyes and pairs well with all short haircut styles.

13. Ruffles Pixie 

Ruffles Pixie

Short edgy pixie with highlighted ends is effortless in styling and flawless in day-to-day wear. Also, it’s a great coloristic pattern for gray hair in brunettes. With this cut, you are definitely going to look much younger, fresher, and brighter.

14. Chic Blonde Pixie Bob

Chic Blonde Pixie Bob

The mom-that-has-it-all-‘do is a great way to describe this haircut. There’s nothing simple about this chic cut, as it has many bright details: long, sweeping strands near the face, short pixie layers at the crown, and the stacked bob at the back. 

15. Asymmetrical Pixie Bob

Asymmetrical Pixie Bob

Meryl Streep redefined this asymmetrical pixie bob in The Devil Wears Prada. The short length with a sweeping exaggerated bang screamed chic and was not off-limits for the mainstream. There are many great pictures of this exact style floating around on the internet, so take a few to your stylist and tailor it to make it your own.

How to Know if Short Hair Suits You?

To find out if short hair will suit you, you can use a formula that uses a ratio that looks at the length between your chin and your earlobe to determine whether long or short hair would suit you better. It says if the distance you measured is less than 5.5cm then a short haircut suits you. If it's more than 5.5cm, longer hair will look better on you.

How to Style Short Hair?

Styling short hair depends on the specific cut and your desired look, but, in a general way, you can style short hair by using a blow dry, applying mousse, or texturizing spray, or accessorize them with headbands, hair clips, and barrettes to add flair. 

How to Take Care of Short Hair?

Short hair needs a specific care routine to stay healthy and stylish. Here are a few tips you can consider: 

  • Wash your hair every 2-3 days 
  • Use shampoo & conditioner designed for short hair
  • Minimize heat styling (Blow dryers and straighteners)
  • Air dry whenever possible
  • Get trims every 4-6 weeks to maintain shape and prevent split end
  • Treat hair with a deep conditioner once a week for added moisture
  • Use a silk pillowcase to reduce friction and frizz while you sleep


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