Bob haircuts for women over 70 are popular for generating versatile and classic styles. With countless varieties, you can always find what suits you best!
“Bobs look great on every woman,” Stephanie Gardner, a stylist from Pittsburgh, PA, states.
You can ask for some stacked layers to enjoy that voluminous hair shape. Otherwise, rock a one-length, blunt chop for finer locks to appear and feel full-bodied.
If you have a thick hair type, removing some weight is a total game changer! Gardner, however, warns that if you don’t have enough hair texture, it may seem too bulky.
When choosing the kind of bob to wear, always consider your face shape. “You would want your haircut to flatter each of your facial features,” Gardner notes.
Every haircut has to be tailored to complement you. It could be the length that must be shorter or longer or the edges that must either have a sharp line or a texturized one.
“The right length of tresses can create an illusion of softening around the jawline, which benefits older ladies very much,” says Gardner.
At-home maintenance is an essential matter to discuss with your stylist. There’s a difference between a low-upkeep bob and a bob cut that only requires a bit of styling.
Add some flair to your hair! This is the trend you don’t want to miss. Check out these images of inspiring bob haircuts for women over 70 before your next salon visit.
#1: Fluffy Silver Hair with Long Bangs
Fluffy silver hair with long bangs is a gorgeous cool-toned color and classic haircut. Great for fine or thin hair, a bob can add fullness and texture.
#2: Lovely Bob with a Root Retouch and Lowlights
I recommend a root retouch with lowlights for women looking for a stylish bob haircut. It will help to accentuate your natural hair color. This look will create dimension and depth that is both flattering and youthful. To keep your style sharp, pair this cut with regular trims every four to six weeks. At-home maintenance will use a texturizing spray like Supercilious by Bumble & Bumble. Use styling tools such as professional flat irons or curling wands for volume if desired.
#3: White Wispy Bob Style for Fine Hair
The white wispy bob style is a great option for women over 70 wanting to make a fashionable statement. With fine hair, this cut can create volume and movement with light layering toward the bottom. It looks great on oblong face shapes but works best when styled properly. Use a volumizing mousse such as L’Oreal’s Voluminous Blow Dry Mousse for extra body and hold. Use this before blow drying with a round brush. A good tip is to bring an image of this look to your hairstylist so that they can get it right!
#4: Cute Layered Bob for Thinning Hair
A cute layered bob adds fullness and height to thinning hair. When styling thin hair, remember to use volumizing products on damp hair and dry them in. If you’re confused about specific products to use, your stylist can recommend some for you.
#5: Stacked Layered Bob with Highlights and Lowlights
If you’re looking for a timeless hairstyle, consider a stacked bob. This style will give your appearance a refreshing and youthful makeover. To keep your hair dimensional, ask your stylist about highlights and lowlights. This will create definition rather than looking boring.
#6: Classic Blunt Cut Bob for White Hair
Try a classic blunt-cut bob for white hair if you want an easy and classy-looking style. You don’t have to put much time into styling your hair. My best advice is to use a hair straightener to smooth your locks to show off your blunt cut.
#7: Face-Framing Wispy Layers
Face-framing wispy layers add a little flair to a traditional bob cut. They are also beneficial if you like to have your fringe blended into your length. Doing so offers a softer look around your face. One drawback is those layers could point to areas on your face that you don’t want to enhance. If you have a rounder face you won’t want your hair to point to your cheeks, it will enhance the roundness of your face.
#8: Naturally Sleek Bob
A naturally straight bob is universally flattering and can be tailored to all different face shapes. For fine hair, layers can be added for fullness. For thicker hair, removing bulk may be necessary so it sits correctly. To keep a polished look, blow-dry with a round brush.
#9: Undercut French Bob with Straight Bangs
An undercut French bob with straight bangs is essentially a chin-length bob, with short lengths in the nape, and of course bangs. This look is great for heavy weighted hair, as the undercut minimizes bulk and creates better movement and shape in the nape area. In addition to a chin-length perimeter, a straight bang frames and adds shape to the face. Be sure to talk to your stylist about additional texturizing to boost volume and create ease of styling.
#10: Pretty Short Bob for Thin Hair
A short bob for thin hair creates the illusion of thickness. I highly recommend a short bob for fine, thin hair to ladies. It’s always been my go-to for women struggling with thinning hair. Not only does it make the hair appear fuller, but you also get immense volume and look 10 years younger! Styling will be minimal, as a professional volumizing line will help hold the style. You can rough dry your hair most of the way and add a little round brushing at the end to give it a nice shape and good hold.
#11: Salt-and-Pepper Classic Bob with Bangs
When youthfulness is the goal, a salt-and-pepper classic bob is the way to go! Bobs with bangs do wonders for aging hair. The blunt ends, bangs, and blended layers harmonize to create the illusion of density and volume.
#12: Long Inverted Bob
Silver and white-haired women should try a long inverted bob. Precise bob cuts like this one are particularly gorgeous when paired with the bright tones of aging hair. Additionally, the sharp angles of this crop draw the eye down, ensuring that this look will complement any face shape.
#13: Short Stacked Bob
A short stacked bob is the most common choice as it is particularly flattering on women over 70. Bob hairstyles can complement almost anyone, but when applied to older women, the results are ravishing. This short stacked bob creates lift, texture, and distracts from the low density of the hair.
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#14: Chin-Length Stacked Bob
A chin-length stacked bob is the pinnacle of bob haircuts for ladies over 70. It’s the most well-known and for good reason! Women over seventy will benefit from a bob hairstyle as these cuts tend to hide signs of aging hair.
#15: Rounded Bob Cut
A rounded bob cut is a universally flattering choice for women over 70. This short style is an easy way to achieve a full, sleek, and age-appropriate finish. A bob haircut also compliments any hair color preference, including silver hair or grey hair.
#16: Curly Bob
A curly bob is the best way to avoid “style fatigue” for women in their seventies. This timeless curly hairstyle is particularly flattering on naturally wavy or curly hair. Transform your look, embrace your texture, and opt for this chop!
#17: Wash-and-Wear Shaggy Bob Haircut
A wash-and-wear shaggy bob haircut is a flattering style choice for women in their 70s who wear glasses. Short, wash-and-wear looks not only save time on styling, but also add a youthful edge that can be easily dressed up for any occasion. Pro Tip: don’t forget to keep a tub of Amika’s “Got Grit” or mousse in your arsenal to add texture and definition to your tresses.
Related: See more hairstyles for women over 70 with glasses.
#18: Youthful Blunt Bob
70-year-olds who prefer a sharp and elegant cut should try a youthful blunt bob. The precision of this coif really shines with a smooth, beveled finish. When styling this layered hair, reach for Paul Mitchell’s “Super Skinny Smoothing Balm” and massage it into the hair before blow-drying.
#19: Younger-Looking A-Line Bob
A younger-looking a-line bob is a key to the time machine! With a few simple snips, women who try this hairdo will look 10 years younger. Be sure to ask your stylist for a “slight angle forward” around the face, as this will offer a slimming effect.
#20: French Bob with Bangs
A French bob with bangs will suit a multitude of faces. 70-year-old women with oval, heart, and/or long face shapes will find this look to be very complimentary. French bobs with wispy bangs are “timeless” and fit seamlessly into any style era. Plus, the bangs can help to hide any forehead wrinkles.
#21: Edgy Asymmetrical Bob
When a unique cut is the goal, women aged 70 and up should try an edgy asymmetrical bob. If you already have a bob but want to try this look, ask your stylist to shorten the back while maintaining length in the front. The best part about this style? The front can still be tucked or pulled back when hair needs to be kept out of the face.
#22: Graduated Bob Cut
A graduated bob cut is a popular style for ladies over 70. A senior citizen looking to keep hair off their neck, while staying stylish, should definitely try this look. Take this cut to the next level by asking your stylist to freshen up your fringe.
#23: Easy Bob for Thinning Hair
Ladies over seventy look ravishing in an easy bob for thinning hair. When straight hair begins to lose its density, opting for shorter lengths will make strands seem fuller. The blunt angles and layers of this cut create definition and allow for more bounce and movement.
#24: Concave Bob Hairstyle
A concave bob hairstyle is the ultimate way to create the illusion of opulence. This chin-length cut is a classic that never goes out of style. Don’t forget to ask your stylist for soft and blended layers to complete your bobbed hair.
#25: Low-Maintenance Pixie Bob
If you’re looking to “get up and go,” try a low-maintenance pixie bob. Bob styles are perfect for women looking to keep their prep time to a minimum. Choppy layers at the crown paired with soft, side-swept bangs make this crop easy to dress up (or dress down) in a matter of minutes.
#26: Classy Bob with Layers
A classy bob with layers is especially stunning on salt and pepper hair. Opting for a layered bob hairstyle with soft curls will make silver strands shine and showcase dimension. Give your gray hair an extra boost of brightness by adding a toning wash to your shower routine, like Aveda’s “Blue Malva Shampoo.”
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