Most women over 50 prefer to have short haircut for the reason of practical and thinning hairs problem. Short haircut is easy to maintain and it has less risk for hairs falling than the long one. Layered haircut like shaggy or wedges haircut is their favorite since it can add volume and height on the head. They do not have to worry someone will see their thinning patches on the scalp. The most popular shaggy short hairstyles for women over 50 are the pixie cut and bob cuts.
The pixie cut is the style of haircuts with the side and the back of the head cutting short corps but it keeps the hairs on the crown longer. You can let the crown hairs swept to one side with match choppy bang cut. This style will give you younger and edgy look. To create messy look, you can use curling hair serum on the wet hairs. Tousle your hair around with your hand then let your air dry naturally. Your hair will change like you have natural wave hairs.
Basically bob cut is the straight cut with bang that is perfect choice for women who want to look mature. You can modify the bob cut with shaggy haircut. The hair on the back will cut very short to the nape of the neck but with the hair on the sides of the head are kept longer and layered. For mature look, cut the sides symmetrical with inverted bob. For edgy look, cut the sides asymmetrical with blunt bang. For glamorous look, you can apply curling hair serum to create natural wave shaggy bob cuts. You also can add some highlights for a change.
Those are just two examples of shaggy short hairstyles for women over 50. There are still many shaggy short hairstyles you could try. However you should consider your lifestyles when you choose the haircuts.