Gone are the days when society dictates exactly how you should wear your hair when you get older. Today, more women and men are becoming increasingly comfortable with breaking the mold and letting go of hard and fast conventions. This includes everything from embracing gray hair to rocking cool short haircuts that aren’t typically thought of for the older set. Some of our favorite cool styles for older men and women include updated takes on short cuts that focus on an edgier look that’s modern and trendy while still being easy-to-style. Ready to try out a new cool short look? Read on to check out some of our favorite cool styles for short hair for older men and women that are anything but boring.
1. Combination of Teased/Texturized Style
Half the draw of choosing the right cool short hairstyles is the flexibility (and time!) you have when it comes to styling. It might be counterintuitive to associate short hairstyles with flexibility, but hear us out. When cool short hair like this is brushed forward you can rock a more conservative and conventionally age appropriate hairstyle. Backcombing the hair on the top of your head and at the front by your hairline transforms this into a chic and edgy style. A quick spray of Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray will lock your style into place for an all-day hold.
2. Classic Shag
The phrase ‘cool short haircuts for women’ doesn’t have to be synonymous with finding a new hairstyle. We love how classic cuts, like this ’70s-inspired shag, is making a major comeback that allows you to embrace your natural texture as you rock a modern look. A few pumps of Dove Style + Care Volume Amplifier Mousse combed throughout your damp strands will take this haircut from basic to bold.
3. Shaved Sides
Short hair is anything but boring as clearly evidenced from this longer length pixie and shaved sides. We love this chameleon-like style that manages to be both edgy and conservative, depending how you style it. Shaving off the bottom half of your hair can feel terrifying but knowing that you can comb the top half down to rock a pseudo bob may convince you to give haircut a try.
4. Upgraded Bob
If you prefer a more traditional style but still want to find a hairstyle that’s slightly cooler, opt for a sleeker version of a widely accepted style for older women. Section your hair off into a dramatic side part, then apply some of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum throughout your strands to smooth out any frizz or flyaways as you rock this chic and modern style.
5. Trimmed and Neat Strands
Combine a trimmed haircut and beard with a touch of styling product for a dignified style that still makes a statement. A small dab of Axe Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel combed throughout the front of your hair will keep your strands looking styled without looking overdone.
6. Texture and Length
The shorter side of long hair holds more possibilities than you might think. There’s nothing like throwing established hair norms to the wayside and rocking a shaggier look with your grown-in gray strands. A soft surfer wave takes center stage with this haircut and this style takes another step in the easy going direction when paired with a trimmed beard.
7. Fade Cut
The classic fade is a cool short haircut taken to another level when you add a salt and pepper element to the look. Combing the longer strands on top towards the side adds a touch of elegance to this typically boyish style.
8. Comb Back
You don’t need to add any extra products to your collection to create this style. Grab a hairbrush when you hop out of the shower, apply a dime-sized amount of gel to your hair and then comb it straight back. Let it dry in this shape and enjoy the benefits of a cool and sleek look.