25 Pixie Bob Haircuts That Make Older Women Look & Feel Fabulous

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Pixie bob haircuts for older women
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Okay, ladies, if you’re anything like me, you’re loving the pixie bob trend. It’s easy, it’s sassy, and let’s be real, it can take years off! But figuring out exactly which pixie style is right for you? That’s a whole other story. That’s why I’ve been scouring the internet for the best inspo pics out there.

Meet The Expert

Amanda Lee Caskie
Amanda Lee Caskie
Amanda is a hair educator and stylist in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Hairstylist Amanda Lee Caskie always says the secret to a great cut is doing your homework. Find those styles that make you say, “Ooh, I want that!” This way, you and your stylist can totally visualize the look you’re going for. Amanda says talking about your face shape, hair type, and how much fuss you’re willing to put in is super important too.

The best thing about a pixie bob? Wash-and-go styling! If you’re dealing with hair that’s not as thick as it used to be, this can be a lifesaver. Just keep in mind, you might need more frequent trims, and, honestly, some days you’ll need to put in a little styling effort.

Not sure if a pixie bob is for you? Your stylist can help! It’s all about finding a cut that complements your features and works with your hair. Get ready to check out some awesome pixie bobs – you’re gonna find something that totally rocks!

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Short Piece-y Layers for Edgy Pixie Bob Hair on Older Ladies Over 50
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#1: Piece-y Layers for Edgy Pixie Hair

Add some piece-y layers for an edgy pixie haircut. Take a chin-length bob and add lots of layering through the crown section to achieve a wispy shape. You’ll want your stylist to keep the perimeter long and taper the nape section. This shape will work best on straighter or slightly wavy hair textures. Try drying your edgy cut with Pureology’s Style + Protect Mess It Up Texture Paste and your hands to bring out your piece-y layers.

#2: Graduated Pixie Bob with Swooping Side Bangs

A short graduated bob with side-swooping bangs is trendy. A graduated bob gives finer hair textures a nice build-up of weight and shape. Ask for graduation in the nape with over-directed length in the front for round face shapes. It will compliment your facial structure.

See more graduated bobs for older women

#3: Modern Tousled Pixie Bob Cut

This modern tousled pixie bob cut is a chic and versatile hairstyle for women of all ages. With its effortlessly tousled texture and flattering length, this cut adds a touch of sophistication to any look. The choppy layers create movement and volume, making it an excellent choice for adding dimension to fine hair. Having a longer fringe can add a youthful touch and maintain a look that appears mature. To style this cut, start with damp hair and apply a lightweight texturizing spray for added texture. Then, tousle the hair with your fingers. This step helps achieve a playful, casual look. Finish off with a light hairspray to keep the style in place.

Cute Short Pixie Bob with Highlights for Old Women
Instagram @hairbybeenu

#4: Cute Short Pixie Bob with Highlights

As an older woman, consider a cute short pixie bob with highlights a great haircut option. The pixie bob style merges bob’s elegance and the pixie cut’s modern playful look. Highlights give the hair depth and dimension, adding a youthful, vibrant appearance. This style suits women seeking a chic, low-maintenance haircut that remains trendy and stylish. The shorter length adds volume and texture, resulting in a fuller, more voluminous look. Don’t use heavy products on the hair as they can cause loss of volume and shine.

Side-Swept Tapered Pixie Bob Hair with Piecey-y Layers for Older Women
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#5: Side-Swept Tapered Pixie Hair

Side-swept tapered pixie hair is a short style with a touch of elegance. The smooth and long top will give you a more classic shape and a cropped nape to add some pop. Ask your stylist to cut the crown with minimal layers and a slight bevel at the bottom to create a wedge-like shape. Blow dry with a light smoothing cream and a round brush for a shiny, rounded finish. Remember that a precision cut must be trimmed every four weeks for the best results.

Dimensional Choppy Pixie Bob with Short Layers on Women Over 60 with Glasses
Instagram @macfie_beauty

#6: Dimensional Choppy Pixie with Short Layers

Consider a dimensional choppy pixie with short layers. Ask your stylist to create a long pixie with short textured, spiky layers through the crown. This is a great style for medium to fine hair textures that could benefit some movement and body to the hair.

Nape-Length Soft Icy Layered Pixie Bob for Older Generation
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#7: Soft Icy Layered Pixie Bob

Show off your naturally wavy hair with a shaggy pixie bob—a softened version of a graduated pixie with textured ends. Ask your stylist to use a razor or slicing technique to taper the ends and give you movement to your hair. Style with Hairstory Undressed Hair Texturizing Spray for an easy wash-and-go.

#8: Dimensional Short Bob with Blonde Highlights

A dimensional short bob with blonde highlights is very trendy. A pixie bob cut is great for those wanting aspects of each cut brought together in perfect unison. A soft wispy face-framing part, paired with a graduated stack, gives you the perfect combo. Show off your dimensional color by wearing straight or adding waves to this style.

Pastel Pink on Wispy Pixie Bob Hair for older ladies in their 60
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#9: Pastel Pink on Wispy Pixie Hair

Pastel pink on wispy pixie hair can be a fun and exciting way to add color to your silver locks. Seniors can still have fun with color, don’t let age dictate your hairstyle or color! Fine short hair can be a tough one to get volume. This is why it’s important to keep crown layers in good shape. The defined shape around the ears and nape keep the shape youthful and chic.

Tapered and Textured for Short Platinum Blonde Bixie on Mature Ladies
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#10: Tapered and Textured for Short Platinum Blonde Hair

Try tapered and textured for short platinum blonde hair for a mix between an inverted bob and pixie. This style is great for someone wanting to go shorter with the perks of having length around the ears and face. This shape is ideal for square face shapes. The soft movement around the face softens this short bob for an older lady. Try adding a soft curl to accentuate the overall shape.

#11: Round Pixie with Subtle Highlights and Layers

A round pixie with subtle highlights and layers lifts and adds height to the overall shape of your face. Round pixies can be perfect for lifeless or limp hair. It creates a natural lift, making it easy to style. Adding a few highlights is the perfect way to accentuate the pixie shape and create a focal point.

#12: No-Bangs Pixie Bob with Deep Side Part

A no-bangs pixie bob with a deep side part gives the illusion of fuller hair while still staying sharp and chic! Thin hair can be difficult to style or create lift, but this style is a perfect in-between with a versatile edge. Try a funky style like this for a fun new take on a traditional bob.

#13: Salt and Pepper Graduated Bixie

Ask for a salt and pepper graduated bixie. Short hairstyles tend to be popular with older women. A bixie will help you look younger with textured soft ends and a wispy fringe. For a sleek style that uplifts the face, style your hair up and away from the face for a natural face-lifting effect.

Jaw-Grazing A-Line Pixie Bob with Straight Bangs on Grey-Haired Old Women
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#14: A-Line Pixie Bob with Straight Bangs

Here’s an A-line pixie bob with straight bangs. A-line bob styles work well with thick hair. They take away most of the weight in the nape and give a nice fullness and clean line around the temple area. For women over 70, this bob hairstyle with straight bangs covers any forehead lines.

#15: Side Part Pixie with Long Bangs

A side-parted pixie with long bangs is very trendy. A deep side part works great with glasses. Ask for an asymmetrical cut to create openness around the face. This allows you to have a cute side sweep on one side but not closing in the face with two even sides.

Related: Best pixie cuts for older women with eyeglasses.

Short and Low-Maintenance Gray Pixie Bob with Side Fringe for Seniors
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#16: Low-Maintenance Gray Pixie with Side Fringe

Consider a low-maintenance gray pixie bob with a side fringe because you are never too old to wear cool hair. This hairstyle works well in slimming round face shapes with its long fringe. Have your stylist leave the top layers longer and graduate the nape to achieve a modern hairdo. Your grey hair will lay beautifully when dried with a round brush and a mousse for light hold.

Ear-Length Pixie Bob Bowl Cut with Fringe for Fine-Haired Older Women
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#17: Pixie Bowl Cut with Fringe for Fine Hair

A pixie bowl cut with fringe for fine hair can be a transformative way to add volume and shape. Straight hair can be tricky to get volume and weight. But creating a bowl shape can give the illusion of volume. Ask your stylist for a haircut with graduation. This is the fastest and best way to build wanted weight.

#18: Long Messy Pixie with Graduation

A short graduated hairstyle works great for volume around the perimeter. And it adds fullness to fine hair. Ask your stylist to texture the ends of the hair to create soft movement and piecey-ness for a lived-in look.

#19: Straight Choppy Pixie Hair

Ask for a straight choppy pixie cut. A long pixie bob style with an undercut is a modern twist to the pixie. This is great for thicker hair. You will want to remove the weight from the nape and slide cut through the ends for texture. Ask for soft side bangs to bring out your eyes and soften facial lines in older women.

Jaw-Length Grey Layered Pixie Bob with Soft Waves for Older Women
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#20: Grey Layered Pixie Bob with Soft Waves

A good cut is key for naturally wavy textured hair so that you can wash and wear it. When you are over 60, it’s an easy style to help save your shoulders from any pain while styling. Ask for a stacked graduated bob with wispy pixie facial framing.

Related: Best short, stacked pixie bobs.

#21: Voluminous Pixie with Shorter Layers

Ask for a layered pixie with a soft feminine nape that exudes elegance. Layered long pixies show off your natural wavy texture with tendrils that shape the face. A separation paste or clay will help define your natural texture and create a trendy cut. For those with thick hair, this cut works great with a razor or slide cutting to make the ends tapered.

Soft Razor Cut Pixie Bob on Older Women's Brunette Hair
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#22: Soft Razor Cut Pixie Bob

A soft layered pixie flatters those with medium-thick textures. Your hairstylist may use a razor to create this look to help soften your ends and carve movement into the hair. It will help remove any areas with excess bulk and eliminate the chance of it looking like a helmet.

#23: Feathered Pixie Cut with Swoopy Layers

Ask for a feathered pixie cut with swoopy layers. For a bobbed hairstyle on older women, you must remember hair texture. Consider going shorter with textured layers to soften the style as the texture changes. A dramatic sweep away from the face gives an uplifting effect to your face shape. Take your facial profile into consideration when choosing the style best for you.

Super Short Wedge Cut with Choppy Layers on Older Women Aged 40
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#24: Super Short Wedge Cut with Choppy Layers

If you are searching for a short style that is feminine and soft, consider a super short wedge cut. The tapered nape gives the cut a great silhouette and elongates the neckline. You’ll want layers added throughout the hair to achieve the choppy shape. The fringe can be left long or cut shorter for long face shapes. Try drying your cut forwards with your hands for a straighter and tousled result.

Graduated Butterfly Pixie Bob with Shorter Layers on Brunette Hair
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#25: Butterfly Pixie Bob with Shorter Layers

A butterfly pixie bob with shorter layers is a modern hairstyle. It blends the edginess of a pixie cut with the feminine charm textured wispiness. This style creates a bouncy textured style with layers and lived-in movement. This is perfect for women wanting a short style with elements of a butterfly hairstyle.