Long hair requires a lot of maintenance. The ends tend to get split and thus women like to have it short nowadays. But short hair does not suit every type of face. One has to make adjustments to the hair to suit the face. Normally short bob hairstyles makes you appear much younger that what you really are. Hence it has now become a fashionable trend for women over 50 to go in for short hair. Once you near 50 your hair starts thinning and hence you require more maintenance. Short hair can look cool and smashing too.