Embarking in your 60s brings a new era of style and self-expression, especially when it comes to your hair. Layered haircuts offer a fantastic way to rejuvenate your look, adding volume, texture, and a modern twist. Kathleen Medina, a renowned hairstylist, shares her wisdom on layered haircuts for women in this age group.
Meet The Expert
Kathleen is a hairstylist with over 16 years of experience.
You can find Kathleen at EMERGE in Orlando, FL
Marrying Hair Texture with Style
Layered haircuts can do wonders to rejuvenate your look, according to Kathleen Medina. Just take into account your hair texture. If your hair is fine or thin, she suggests a shoulder-length cut with a fringe. In the case of thick hair, a long pixie cut works wonders. And for those dealing with aging hair, a short, curly, layered haircut could be the answer.
Your lifestyle, the amount of time available for hair care, and what makes you comfortable in day-to-day life should also influence your haircut decision. As per Medina, the best pick is a style that suits your routine.
Choosing Cut According to Face Shape
Medina also advises that your face shape plays a key role when opting for a layered cut. If you have a round face, layers near at jawline could elongate the face. As for square faces, soft layers around jaw and cheeks might soften the face lines. Layers that add width at cheeks and chin may help balance a longer face shape.
If you have an oval face, almost any layered cut may suit you. Avoiding too much volume at crown would keep it in balance. Graduated layers framing the face suit a heart-shaped face well by adding fullness at jawline.
Consultation with a hairstylist before making such a decision is the best course.
Styling Tips and Product Picks
Styling your layered hair can be fun, versatile, and personal. Medina has a list of tips and product picks for you to explore:
- Volume Boost: Lift and fullness are key, so consider a volumizing mousse or root-lifting spray. Medina recommends Kendra products, Bumble & Bumble ranges, Oway, or Innercense.
- Texturizing Spray: This product enhances the texture of layered hair. Medina suggests trying brands like Amika, Oribe, or Ouia.
- Soft Styling: Soft waves or curls highlight the layers and add dimension. Medina recommends Bumble & Bumble here, as it works with your hair density and texture.
- Lightweight Styling Cream: Medina’s favorite lightweight styling cream is from Kenra Texturizing. It can define your layers without a stiff look.
- Finishing Spray: Set your style with a light-hold hairspray. Medina recommends Wella’s EIMI workable finishing spray.
Pictures of the Loveliest Layered Haircuts for Women Over 60
#1: Chin-Length Bob with Soft Layers
Go for a chin-length bob hairstyle that comes with soft layers. This kind of hairstyle creates a more youthful look if cut in flirty, flowing layers. For a grown-up and stylish twist, try combining this hairstyle with a beautiful brown base color and golden highlights. Don’t forget the side bangs! With a full body and wave, they help frame your face and cheekbones nicely.
#2: Concave Bob with Blonde Highlights
If you’re looking for maximum fullness in your hairdo, a rounded concave bob is your best choice. Ask for a narrow back part of the neck that changes smoothly into a stacked crop in the back of your head. Over-directed layers from the front to the back will give this hairstyle its angled shape, and it looks lovely.
#3: Golden Blonde Mid-Length Shag
For shine and resilience, try a golden blonde color on a mid-length shag haircut. The warmer tones of the golden blonde will give you a more youthful and soft look. Use a shine spray to add the sparkle that your golden locks desire.
#4: Pink Bob with Textured Layers
Medium to fine hair textures fit short bobs well. Adding textured layers to the crown section of the bob makes it look stylish. This style is simple to create with a 1 1/2-inch curling iron. The bob is paired with face-framing bangs that highlight the eyes and give it a modern look.
#5: Curly Cropped Bob
If you want an easy-to-style look for your curly hair, I recommend a cropped bob! The bob shape with shorter layers will keep your hair from going flat throughout the day and allow your natural curls to spring right up!
#6: Silver Soft Shag with Long Layers
The hairstyle is a silver, soft shag with long layers. For women over 60, having long hair is a beautiful way to show off their silver locks. You could opt for a shag with long layers. It maintains fullness and movement. Also, include short layers at the crown to add body. The hairstyle has a soft, flowy, and feminine shape.
#7: Collarbone-Length Shaggy Mullet
Women over 60 looking to spice up their style should definitely check out a mullet. This type of cut flatters any face shape because it allows for tailoring layers and face-framing sections to your personal features. The shaggy mullet look improves over time and offers a low-maintenance salon style that only needs refreshing every 4-6 months.
#8: Blonde Straight Hair with Subtle Layers
This style features blonde, straight hair with subtle layers. Adding layers to thin hair can enhance body and movement without reducing hair volume. Ask your stylist for varied layer lengths and some framing around the face. They will add body and movement to your straight hair.
#9: Brunette Layered Bob with Round Graduation
The rounded graduation adds an appealing look to a brunette layered bob. If you have medium to fine hair textures and short hair, you’re a great candidate for a hairstyle called a graduated bixie. Layers create volume, and the rounded shape comes from the graduation. This technique includes a bevel of 45 degrees or above. This style will look great paired with side swoop bangs or a mini fringe.
#10: Salt-and-Pepper Short Hair
The salt and pepper short hairstyle is an eye-pleasing choice. When your hair starts turning gray, and its texture begins to change, adopting a short layered cut can suit your hair’s new color and feel, especially if you have thick hair. The key to making this style your own is finding ways to adapt it and add details. Try using a paste or pomade for styling and positioning your hair according to this hairstyle.
#11: Dimensional Blonde for Side-Parted Lob
Apply a dimensional blonde color to your side-parted lob. Creating a youthful cut and color can make all the difference in your style. You can achieve a soft grow-out using a balayage technique to add dimensional highlights and blend in the grays. Use a round brush to blow dry your hair for more volume and curls that frame your face near your cheekbones.
#12: Voluminous Pixie Crop with Piece-y Layers
Go for dramatic piece-y layers for ultimate volume on your pixie crop haircut! Style the layers with a dry wax for extra shine and definition, and finish this look with a dry texture spray for moveable hold.
#13: Choppy Layered Pixie Cut with Side Bangs
A choppy layered pixie cut with side bangs is gorgeous and flirty! The layered aspect of this pixie cut gives it a bold, distinct look. I suggest using wax to highlight the layers after your hair is dry.
#14: Ash Blonde Pixie Hair with Layers
Applying a more ash-blonde tone to your layered pixie cut will change your appearance significantly. Changing the hue of your blonde hair to a cooler tone will make the layers of your pixie cut stand out. Discuss with your stylist how ashy your hair should be to ensure your new hairstyle complements your natural skin tone the best.
#15: Sleek Short Crop with Side-Swept Bangs
Consider a sleek short crop hairstyle with side-swept bangs. If you’re a woman over 60 and tired of searching for stacked hairstyles, ask your stylist for a bevel-layered crop. This style will add body to the top of your head while also keeping the sides close to your scalp. This cut is great for those with fine hair who want to add body. The side-swept bangs also create an elegant swoop around the eyes.
#16: Feathered Shaggy Bob with Shorter Layers
Short feathered shaggy layers will completely transform the shape of your bob. The layers eliminate unwanted bulk by your cheeks and bring volume up, adding a more flattering and youthful look!
#17: Shaggy Layered Pixie
Improve the look of a traditional pixie hairstyle by adding uneven layers and texture throughout the hair. A pixie haircut is ideal for women over 60. It can be tailored to highlight your most attractive features and hide parts you would rather not emphasize. Adding uneven layers to your haircut makes it look bold yet refined. Gentle layers in your haircut can help lessen the look of fine lines and creases near your eyes and sides of the face. Uneven layers in your hair mesh well with natural curls and simplify styling by hand.
#18: Messy Bixie Hairstyle
Look 10 years younger with a messy bixie haircut. You will see many haircut options when searching for layered haircuts for women in their sixties. To make your face look slimmer and reduce wrinkles, try layering and face-framing. Try styling with a wax or dry texture spray to enhance your layers and create a voluminous, fun look.
#19: Medium Curly Hair with Side Part
For a classic look, try a shoulder-length lob with rounded layers to make your curls stand out. Rounded layers let you keep volume in your hairstyle. They also help you avoid the triangular shape that most girls with curly hair dislike.
#20: Blended Grey Hair with Swoopy Layers
If you’re going to wear your hair long through the later years of life, I suggest finding a style that brings out your beautiful features. Layered hairstyles for women over 60 add volume and lift. They can also contour around the eyes and cheekbones. Adding highlights can create light reflection. This can brighten your hair and require low upkeep.
#21: Layered Long Hair with Center Part
Layered long hair with a center part is a modern, classy look. Update your style with long layers to add shape and dimension to your hair.
#22: Barbie Blonde Layered Hair
You’ll have more fun with a Barbie blonde haircut. If you want a lively and attractive look, add some layers to your medium-length hair. Then, blow-dry your hair with a round brush and curl it. Alternatively, use a wave wrap dryer. Always remember to use a volumizing product for extra volume. A layered haircut, suitable for women over 60, will give you a youthful and lively vibe.
#23: Curly Short Hair with Thin Bangs
Improve your features using thin bangs in curly, short hair. A cut with a wide curly texture suits narrow face contours well. For this hairstyle, ask for a layered short bob with a tapered nape. If your hair is not wave-like, get a perm. To enhance your features and add volume, blow dry your hair away from your face.
#24: Pixie Bob with Wispy Layers and Bangs
Consider a trendy pixie bob with wispy layers and bangs. The shaggy layers are worn on the flatter side making it the perfect cut for fine hair. The soft and wavy style at the back of the haircut can hide any signs of aging on the neck and make you look younger. Styling this haircut is easy. You just need to blow dry with your hands to get a naturally tousled look.
#25: Layered Platinum Perfection
If you’re a sixty-year-old woman wanting a chic, new haircut, consider the platinum-layered style. This haircut has layers giving your hair depth and life, and the platinum color creates a modern, young look. The layers frame your face softly, showing a vibrant and sleek look. Also, the platinum color can make your skin glow, giving you a more shining look. Regular trims also help in maintaining a neat, layered look.