33 Most Flattering Long Hairstyles for Women Over 60

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Women over 60 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!

Long Salt and Pepper Balayage for Ladies Sixty and Up
Instagram @salsalhair

#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.

Loose Waves for Thick Hair for women over 60

#2 Loose Waves for Thick Hair

This long, voluminous hairstyle is perfect for thick hair and mature women. The cascading loose waves add a youthful flair, enhancing the natural beauty of thick locks. This style creates a soft, elegant look that frames the face beautifully. Ideal for women who want to embrace their thick hair with minimal maintenance, the loose waves provide movement and dimension. Regular trims and a good curling cream will keep the waves looking fresh and bouncy.

Soft Layers for Greying Hair for women past 60

#3 Soft Layers for Greying Hair

Show off your silver sophistication with this long, layered cut, embracing the natural beauty of greying hair. The soft layers effortlessly frame your face, adding movement to thick, wavy locks. This look celebrates your grey strands, requiring less maintenance while making a stylish statement. Ideal for those who wish to flaunt their natural hair texture with grace and confidence. Regular trims will keep the layers fresh, and occasional waves will highlight the beauty of grey hair, combining ease with elegance.

Long Wavy Hair with Center Part for a woman in her 60s

#4 Long Wavy Hair with Center Part

Embrace the grace of grey with this luxurious, long wavy hairstyle that’s perfect for thick hair. The center part balances the facial features, while the cascading waves add a youthful flair. This style shines with natural grey tones, softly lightened towards the ends, offering depth and dimension. Ideal for those embracing their silver streaks, it’s a stunning display of mature elegance that’s low on maintenance but high on impact. To keep the waves bouncy, a light curling cream and regular trims will maintain the look’s vitality.

Long Silver Balayage Hairstyle for Ladies in Their 60s

#5 Long Silver Balayage Hairstyle

Unveil your silver elegance with this long silver balayage hairstyle, a tribute to the natural beauty of aging. Voluminous, cascading waves paired with the balayage technique offer a sophisticated yet manageable style, creating an airy lift that counters the tendency of thick hair to weigh down. This style is not only a stylish statement but also practical for its ease in blending new growth with existing gray. Ideal for the confident woman who celebrates her natural palette, it requires some care with toning products to keep the silver tones vibrant.

Long Feathered Cut for women in their 60s

#6 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.

Long Hair with Glasses for a lady in her 60s

#7 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.

Layered Cut for Very Long Curls on Women Over Sixty with Glasses
Instagram @silver_onearth

#8: 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.

#9: 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.

Long Face-Framing Layers for Thick-Haired Older Ladies Over Sixty
Instagram @greydeelight

#10: 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.

Long Brunette Waves with Wispy Feathered Bangs for Women Over 60 with Thick Hair
Instagram @divinemisspam

#11: 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.

Long-Length Curly Hair with Jagged Layers for Women Over 60
Instagram @kelly.o.doherty

#12: 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.

Center-Parted Wavy Long Hair with Money Piece for Ladies Aged 60 with Long Face Shapes
Instagram @furyanbabe

#13: Center-Parted Wavy Hair with Money Piece

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.

#14: 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.

Long Layers and Short Textured Bangs for 60-Year-Old Ladies with Thick Locks
Instagram @twohorses_mtl

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

Long Straight Layered Blonde Hair for Ladies Aged 60
Instagram @rensvdbeld_ootd.nl

#17: 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!

#18: 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.

Long Silver Hair for 60-year-old Mother of the Bride
Instagram @absolutely.ineke.hairstyling

#19: 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.

#20: 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 like this one, avoid doing a perm as it will be eerily similar to the 80s look we all know.

#21: Trendy Side Part for White Hair

You 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 complement frosty locks.

#22: 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!

#23: Gray Balayage for Longer Hair

A gray balayage is a great option for aging women with longer, gray hair. Such hairstyles are an easy and low-maintenance way to embrace your natural locks but still feel trendy. Adding color doesn’t have to be dramatic. Soft and subtle can be just as beautiful.

#24: 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.

#25: 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.

Long Shag with Face-Framing Layers for a lady over 60
Instagram @v5stylz

#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!

Voluminous Curls for ladies in their sixties
Instagram @patressacurls

#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.

Wispy Bangs for Fine Hair for 60-year-old ladies
Instagram @sylvie.lequay

#28: Wispy Bangs for Fine Hair

Soft, wispy bangs are perfect for women with fine hair as they add body and lift to the face. It’s a great way to camouflage fine lines and wrinkles as well! With these hairstyles for fine straight hair, 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

If you have long hair consider trying a modern shaggy hairstyle. It’s a great 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 can easily rock this trendy look. Don’t forget to use the straightening iron to smooth the fringe to polish off the style.

Very Long Curly Hair for a woman over 60
Instagram @lunacurlstudio

#32: Very Long Curly Hair

Very long, curly hair offers a younger-looking style. 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. 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.