Thinking about cutting your hair short? Go for it! There’s a lot to love about short ‘dos—and especially short haircuts for older women! They’re chic, fun, and so easy to care for and style. We’re here to help with plenty of inspiration for a whole new you, including photos, tips, and celebrity-inspired suggestions to bring with you to the salon. There’s something here for every hair type and texture, whether you have straight or

curly hair, or thick, fine, or even thinning hair. But remember, haircuts aren’t one-size-fits-all: You can (and should!) expect to tweak these styles to make them work for you.

Click through our collection of the best short hairstyles for women over 50 to find variations on shoulder-length cuts, bobs, and pixies that are perfect for women of any age. Here’s a quick rundown on the three most popular options: Shoulder-length styles fall above the shoulder (as the name suggests) and strike the perfect balance between not-too-long and not-too-short; these medium-length hairstyles for older women are great for those who aren’t necessarily committed to a big chop. Bobs come in a range of looks, but traditionally this cut sits right around the jaw line. The pixie is the shortest of the three and can also be styled many ways. For the ultimate crop, channel Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. (She’s credited with popularizing the style!)

Once you’ve chosen the perfect short ‘do for you, be sure to take good care of your hair by ensuring you know how often to wash your hair. You can also use the best DIY hair masks. And for even more inspo, check out fabulous gray hair color ideas, too!