Short and shaggy hairstyles not just look stylish, but also help to make the hair look fuller than it is.
Many older women prefer to have short hair as it is easy to maintain. Also, many women after 50's experience thinning of hair. Shaggy hairstyles are suitable for older women, as they add a lot of volume and cover up thinning patches of the scalp.
Shaggy hairstyles can be done in various ways. Mostly layer cutting is involved when styling the hair into a shag style. Choppy layers and razor cuts are popular when it comes to shag hairstyles. However, many people prefer messy short pixie or bob cuts as well.
Pixie style have been sported by many celebs. These are very short shag styles, which are low on maintenance. There are many ways to get these styles. Check out pictures of Jamie-Lee Carter, Winona Ryder, and Rihanna to get some inspiration. There are so many variations of the pixie style, that you can surely find a unique way to get a pixie cut for yourself.
In a pixie cut, the hair on the sides and back are cut into short crops. The hair on the crown is kept longer. This is the normal way how a pixie cut is done. However, there are so many ways to style a pixie cut. You can keep the crown hair longer, and then style all the crown hair sideways. For this style you can consider adding sweeping side bangs, which are cut choppy. This looks very edgy and stylish.
You can also keep crown hair longer and the bangs cut till the eyebrows. Then on wet hair apply a curling hair serum and tousle your hair. Let the hair dry naturally. This will bring out the natural wavy hair, and give a relaxed hairstyle look. The crown and forehead hair can also be styled upwards with a strong hold gel, for a spiky effect. With this style arrange the hair on the sides around your cheeks.
Bob hairstyles are classic hairstyles and hence make one of the best hairstyles for mature women. However, avoid going with blunt bangs. Today, the trend is of inverted bob. Inverted bob is also known as the graduated bob. For an inverted bob, the hair on the back is cut very short, near the nape of the neck. The hair on sides are cut longer and tapering.
If you want a balanced look, keep the sides symmetrical. But, for an edgy and stylish look, consider cutting the sides asymmetrical. If you want to have an asymmetrical look, then accompany this style with side blunt bangs and side parting.
If you want you can also style your hair curly sometimes. To do this on wet hair apply a hair curling solution like a sea salt spray or curling serum. Then scrunch your hair and let it dry naturally. Soon you will notice curly-wavy beach hair. This gives a nice glamorous look. You can carry this look for a formal party, or style your straight hair this way for a change.
With layering you can create various short shaggy hairstyles. One of the most popular style among women is short medium layered style. Simply cut the hair into layers. All the layers should be cut such, that they are flipped outwards. Then cut the front section of the hair into side bangs, but not sweeping bangs. This hairstyle has been sported many times by Paula Abdul.
You can also consider the Candice Bergen layered hairstyle. This hairstyle is similar to the above layered style, but is a simpler variation. To get this style, get some layers near the crown, and few layers near the ends of the hair. Then cut the front section of the hair into side sweeping bangs. The hair at the ends should be styled outwards, using a blow dryer.
Choppy layered styles are very popular today and give a great look. To get these hairstyles, use these ideas. Middle part your hair and get choppy layers on both sides. Keep two lengths of choppy layers. One should be around the crown in equal length, and second should be near the ends of the hair. This simple hairstyle can be carried with a middle, side, or no parting.
To get some trendy choppy styles use these ideas. Get your sides cut in such a way that they are tapering and are placed in front of the ears. The back hair can be kept longer. The front section of the hair should be cut into choppy bangs. The crown hair can be cut into deep choppy layers. To add more to this style get a razor cut done, this will give wispy ends effect.
Choose an appropriate style which goes with your hair length and lifestyle. To add more to your style consider adding subtle skinny hair highlights.