Women over 60 with thick hair are blessed with the option to have longer locks. If that’s you, and you’re looking for a new hairstyle, then you’re at the right place!
Stylist Victoria Hernandez from Bettendorf, IA shares one prevailing rule in keeping a long length. “Know how to style your hair,” she points out. This would make sense once you wash your locks the first time after your haircut session.
The best long hairstyles for a 60-year-old woman aren’t actually low-maintenance. Yet, these are more manageable for ladies who are savvy in using heat-styling tools.
Throw in some big barrel curls, spray your hair with texture hairspray, and you’re done. For a smooth and sleek style, apply oil or spritz setting spray after flat ironing.
Expect a slight difficulty getting your hair ready if it has a coarser density.
“You can keep a long-length cut with thick hair by having more layers, but it still demands upkeep. Drying and styling it would take more time than usual,” Hernandez explains.
For thin-haired mature women, Hernandez suggests getting long layers. She adds, “Don’t cut too much length to create the layers. Nothing must be short apart from the fringe area.”
Dive into this classy trend of long hairstyles for women over 60. Here are the best photos of long hairstyles for women in their 60s for your inspiration!
#1: Salt and Pepper Balayage
If you’re ready to wear your hair naturally, then a salt and pepper balayage is for you. As we age and go grey, our previous hair dye often presents a problem. Thanks to the increasing popularity of grey blending color, it’s easier than ever to transition to your natural color. If you decide to go for this look, be prepared to book a few color appointments before you can go 100% maintenance-free.
#2 Long Feathered Cut
If you have long, thin hair and are tired of a blunt cut, consider a long feathered cut to add fullness to the crown. Choppy layers and a little bit of disconnection in the cut add volume to the top of the head while still keeping the ends looking full, making this cut a perfect hairstyle for long and thinner hair.
Recreate these hairstyles for a 60-year-old woman with fine hair using an O&M Desert Dry texture spray, concentrating the spray at the roots.
#3 Long Hair with Glasses
Glasses and very long hair are a trend unto themselves. Don’t be afraid to rock a longer cut if you’re 60 and up, this is the 21 century after all. If styled with a sleek ponytail and full bangs, you can turn into Jane Fonda yourself. A long one-length cut is a bold look and will complement all the eclectic women out there.
#4: Layered Cut for Long Curls
Many of my clients with naturally curly hair end up with what I call the ‘Christmas tree’ style. This happens when the hair’s weight isn’t spread well across the style, causing the curls to gather at the bottom. This gives a triangular form. Adding long layers can remove the triangle shape to give a better shape that suits the customer.
#5: Light Grey Hair with Lowlights and Waves
As clients grow older, they may see going gray as either an easy change or a major emotional challenge. Offering a hair coloring method to their long hair that lets the natural gray peek through, yet keeps a pleasing color, can provide a large boost in confidence for them as they move into their next life phase.
#6: Long Face-Framing Layers
Some clients have naturally beautiful gray/silver hair when embracing their natural looks. This client needed a shaped haircut that would complement her color. The hairstylist has done face framing elegantly, blending it flawlessly with the other layers.
#7: Brunette Waves with Feathered Bangs
Soft layers throughout the long, flowing hair frame the face and make the style ideal for women over 60. If you have a lot of hair, aim for a style that flows lightly and doesn’t overwhelm your features. Feathered, wispy bangs are useful for framing features without overwhelming your face.
#8: Curly Hair with Jagged Layers
In maturing skin and hair, it’s important to keep things soft and flowing. Full curly hair and its texture and movement can provide this. For thick hair textures, razor cuts offer versatility. They can remove weight and taper the hair ends into an easy-to-manage style. Scissors can also carve hair this way. Each tool is designed to achieve different results. So, your stylist will use the tool that suits your hair and their cutting style best.
#9: Center-Parted Wavy Hair with Money Piece
Long hairstyles for individuals over 60 can still be worn with modern techniques. Opt for a cut with a wavy texture. If you have finer hair, add a few layers around the crown to keep the perimeter full. For those with thick hair, adding more layers can promote movement and weight removal. Include a money piece in your hairstyle to brighten up your face. For individuals with a longer face shape, a money piece suits best with a rooted look to add shadows and reduce the perception of the facial length. Yet, a bright and beautiful money piece still stands out.
#10: Textured Long Hair with Blonde Tips
Long layers are needed to get the desired hairstyle. These lessened weight layers at the hair’s bottom add volume to long hair.
#11: Long Layers and Short Textured Bangs
A haircut with long, shaggy layers and short textured bangs is edgy and creative! Adding micro bangs is a great way to bring a fresh look to your everyday long layers. Combining your textured bangs with shag layers can add a dynamic shape to your hairstyle. Be sure to keep your micro bangs textured and piecey for the chicest and modern hairstyle.
#12: Long Grey Hair with Deep Side Part
A deep side part in long grey hair creates a striking contrast between long layers and pronounced silver strands. If you want long grey hair, add soft layers for a neat and complete look. Keeping your silver locks bright is crucial for an attractive look. Some at-home care may be needed to achieve this. I suggest using a purple mask for optimum outcomes. You can apply the purple mask for up to 15 minutes, giving it enough time to eliminate any unwanted brassy or yellow tones.
#13: Straight Layered Blonde Hair
Straight layered hair with blonde accents is a chic and stylish hair color made to blend any unwanted grey hair while maintaining an elegant finish. Transitioning to blonde hair might be a great option for you. Blonde is an ideal choice to hide any gray or white strands. Opting for this style provides a modern approach to going grey if you’re not ready for fully grey hair yet!
#14: Soft Layered Hair with Flipped-Up Ends
If your hair is grey or silver and you want a new cut, consider a soft layered style with flipped-up ends. If you’re bored with your current hairstyle, consider switching to a playful, layered cut. It’s bouncy and fun. Having more layers will simplify blow-drying your hair. It also adds volume and texture to your hairstyle. A round brush, like the Revlon Blow Dry brush, can enhance the flipped-up ends of your hairstyle. It also gives your hair a soft, smooth finish.
#15: Long Silver Hair for Mother of the Bride
If you have long silver hair and are the upcoming mother of the bride, here are some tips to keep your locks bright for the big day. One great tip is to get a toning service. A toner is a type of semi-permanent hair coloring. It adjusts any unwanted brassy tones, preserving your natural hair color. Another good strategy is to use a purple shampoo. It can help neutralize brassy tones temporarily.
#16: Long Silver Balayage Hairstyle
If you wish to show off your natural grey hair, consider a silver balayage on your long hairstyle. You need to lighten your hair a lot for this color process. Discuss with your stylist first to make sure it’s suitable for your hair. I suggest using purple shampoo at home to maintain your silver balayage color between salon appointments.
#17: Messy Waves with Layers
Embrace your natural curls because messy waves with layers are back! Keep things modern with long layers that can work even for thinning hair. When trying to achieve tousled hairstyles for women over 60 with glasses like this one, avoid doing a perm as it will be eerily similar to the 80s look we all know.
#18: Trendy Side Part for White Hair
Women who are 60 and over will find an edgy, deep side part pairs particularly well with white hair. If you wish to add more height and volume to your crown, take your part deeper, and voila—it’s one of the most ideal hairstyles for women over 60 with thin hair. The part will add more interest to your style and really compliment frosty locks.
Pair this part with soft, angelic waves to boost your natural beauty and give off extra-ethereal vibes.
#19: Long Feathered Layers
Feathered layers on long hair can be flattering on any face shape. These add movement and texture to flat tresses. Layering creates the haircuts that make you look 10 years younger, so feathered layers are ideal if you’re looking to spice up your favorite hairstyle!
#20: Gray Balayage for Longer Hair
A gray balayage is a great option for aging women with longer, gray hair. Such hairstyles for grey hair over 60 are an easy and low-maintenance way to embrace your natural locks but still feel trendy. Adding color to long haircuts for women doesn’t have to be dramatic. Soft and subtle can be just as beautiful.
#21: Loose Waves for Thick Hair
Women with thicker hair should opt for loose waves when styling. No matter if you’re a Grandma in her sixties or a Mom in her 20s, loose curls and waves are romantic and universally flattering. Adding a loose bend will actually smooth and control your hair more vs. going pin straight.
Regardless of women’s hair types and texture preferences, always remember to use a heat protector when doing any kind of heat styling. Paul Mitchell’s “Hot Off The Press” Thermal Protection Spray will benefit these hairstyles for thick hair for over 60.
#22: Side-Swept Bangs
Side-swept bangs are a great addition to any haircut for long hair. These side bangs flow seamlessly into longer lengths and can break up the roundness of a woman’s face shape. Regardless of age, women should try these side-swept bangs on hairstyles for over 60 with a round face.
#23: Long Wavy Hair with Center Part
Long, wavy hair with a center part has always been a classic choice of fashion hairstyle and always seems to be on-trend. This is a longer haircut for women that makes graying hair look so modern while emphasizing women’s best facial features. Super flattering and easy to maintain! Go and try such flattering over 60’s hairstyles to make you look younger.
#24: Low-Maintenance Razor Cut
If you’re looking for low-maintenance hairstyles, look no further than a razor cut! A cheekbone grazing, side-swept fringe brings youthfulness to a long hairdo like this by framing the eyes. Razor cuts are the perfect way to achieve that “woke up like this” style.
For such wash-and-wear haircuts for over 60, you’ll want to have a dry texture spray and some dry shampoo to fluff it up on no-wash days.
#25: Soft Layers for Greying Hair
Add soft layers to greying hair for texture and extra volume. Layers help give youthfulness to long haircuts on women over 60. If you’re trying to grow out your old color to go natural grey, layers are a great way to help speed up the process by cutting off a lot of that old color. Greying hair tends to be coarse and wiry so use a smoothing cream before blow-drying and finish with a shine serum if you need to tame any flyways.
#26: Long Shag with Face-Framing Layers
Consider a long shag with face-framing layers if you’re looking to add fullness and definition to fine hair. These wispy layers around the face are a great way to accentuate your cheekbones and bring some liveliness to longer hairstyles. If ease of styling and a youthful glow are what you’re looking for, then a shag may be the perfect haircut for you. A dry texture spray is a must for this cut!
#27: Voluminous Curls
Consider voluminous curls for long hair if you’d like to go a few days between washes. Volume and curls often go hand in hand.
To keep frizz at bay, it can be helpful to comb through the hair while in the shower after applying conditioner. After applying a curl potion or serum, wrap hair in a t-shirt to soak up any extra water and wear the hair up in a soft scrunchie overnight to keep the hair from getting unruly.
#28: Wispy Bangs for Fine Hair
Soft wispy bangs are perfect for women with fine hair as it adds body and lift to the face. For those sixty and up, it’s a great way to camouflage fine lines and wrinkles as well! With these hairstyles for fine straight hair over 60, you can play with the length of the fringe to suit any personal style and preference.
#29: Long Curtain Bangs Hairdo
Long curtain bangs are perfect for women looking for a low-commitment fringe, while still being on-trend. Curtain bangs are best complemented with a cut for long hair or medium hair lengths. No matter your age or hair thickness, curtain bangs will add style to any look.
#30: Shaggy Hairstyle for Long Hair
If you have long hair consider trying a modern shaggy hairstyle. It’s a great long hairstyle for creating the illusion of fuller hair for those fine-haired women. The perfectly placed short layers add fullness and body to the hair which is flattering on everybody!
#31: Long Layers and Fringe
Long layers and a fringe never go out of style, no matter what your age. A mature woman in her 60’s can easily rock this trendy look. Don’t forget to use the straightening iron to smooth the fringe to polish off the style.
#32: Very Long Curly Hair
Very long, curly hair offers a younger-looking style and is one of the best women’s hairstyles for over 60 who want to turn back time. Typically, long styles can age a woman, but longer styles with a playful, curly hair texture can do just the opposite. As you age, making style choices like this one can help you find balance in your every day appearance.
#33: Long Blonde Cut with Bangs
If you already have long blonde hair with natural waves or curls, consider trying layered hair with bangs to boost its texture and style. Long edgy hairstyles for over 60 can make you look 10 years younger. The key is to add a fringe to your fave classic hairstyle! Having some piece-y bangs can hide forehead wrinkles and modernize your long curly hairstyles in no time.