Over 50 With Thin, Lifeless Hair? These 4 Life-Changing Haircuts Will Add More Volume For A Youthful Look


If your hair has started to feel a little lackluster and lifeless, it may be time to explore different haircuts and hairstyles that bring the bounce back into your hair (and your step!). Never underestimate the power of a great haircut, especially one that gives your hair major movement and takes an outdated look and makes it fresher and more current. If you are over 50, you may also be noticing a lack of volume in your hair, which could be the result of natural shedding that can occur with age and hormonal changes, as well as genetics, stress, and certain medications. 

Don’t get dismayed — instead, find a haircut and style that work with your hair and will make the best of what you have. If you’re over 50 with thin, lifeless hair, these four life-changing haircuts can help add a ton more volume and will look like polished perfection. 

A Layered Bob With Blunt Ends


There’s so much to love about the classic bob: it’s a low-maintenance length that can easily be slicked back and dressed up or mussed up and dressed down for a casual-cool look. It’s also one haircut that looks just as great on thick, curly hair as it does on fine, straight hair. The key though to getting a great bob is knowing how to create movement in your hair so that it doesn’t just sit there, flat. Adding layers to the top will boost volume, but keeping the ends blunt as opposed to tapered or choppy creates a clean line that can make your hair look thicker and healthier.

Layered Medium-Length Hair With Curls


If you’ve been a life-long lover of super-long hair, but find that this style no longer suits you because your hair is finer and thinner, you don’t have to chop it all off (unless you want to, of course). A medium-length haircut is the best compromise of all because it still allows you to have enough length to put it up in a ponytail, but leaving it down will make you feel like your usual glamorous self. The key to making this style work when you have mature hair is layering it for movement and body and then, while you’re at it, adding waves and curls. Texture can help fine hair look so much thicker — and you needn’t resort to heat damage to achieve curls. Winding your hair into heatless curlers for a few hours, or while you sleep, will give you that effortless I-woke-up-looking-this-good hair.

Graduated Layers With Asymmetry


One of the best ways to take a ho-hum haircut and turn it into an intriguing one is by cutting your hair into an asymmetrical bob or lob that features graduated layers that start off longer in the back and gradually get shorter to frame your eyes, cheekbones, and jawline. While you may feel reluctant to part with any hair at all if it’s thinning, stylists are mostly in agreement that mindful layers — meaning layers that serve a purpose for movement or face-framing — can actually make your hair look so much thicker.

Pixie Haircut


Perhaps the quickest way to take thin or fine hair and make it look thicker, while also making a major statement, is to go to what some consider a short haircut extreme: getting a chic pixie cut. The pixie is a cut that never goes out of style, and for good reason. This haircut is defined by shorter sides and a short back, with longer layers on top. You can rock one with straight hair or curls and it’s up to you whether you slick your hair to the side in a deep side part, make it spiky and fun, or tousle it for a playful, carefree look.


These four haircuts are universally flattering and can make the absolute most of mature hair — turning thin hair into glam, thicker-looking manes.