Medium shaggy hairstyles for women over 60 are made with a lot of textured layers cut into various lengths. These create a sassy look that makes older women feel even more confident.
Hairstylist Mary Ruiz of Corona, CA explains why shags are universal and fit any hair type.
“The biggest benefit of shag is it creates the illusion of volume for fine hair. The added short layers allow the hair to take on a fuller-looking shape,” she explains.
This layered cut also works well with very thick tresses. Ruiz states that “a lot of texturizing and de-bulking need to take place to remove unwanted volume.”
The downside of committing to shaggy hair is the difficulty of growing it out. “The grow-out could take some time since the layers and texture are shorter than the length of the hair,” says Ruiz.
A shagged cut makes fun and liberating hairstyles for older ladies. You can air-dry your locks with a bit of a product for an untamed finish. But for a textured style, use heat tools to create waves and curls.
Ask your stylist which products would work best with your hair type. If opting for bangs, note that these must be styled every day, so request a tutorial on blowing them dry.
If an effortless style is your thing, check this trend out. Images here will show you the most inspiring medium shaggy hairstyles for women over 60!
#1: Salt and Pepper Shag with Thick Bangs
The modern shag with thick bangs is a versatile hairstyle that’s perfect for women over 60. It adds volume and texture to fine, thinning hair while framing the face in a flattering way. To achieve this look, ask your stylist to cut heavy layering throughout the crown and sides. It will create subtle movement without sacrificing length. Leave long bangs for an updated yet effortless style. For added hold and shine, use a lightweight styling product. Use Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream on damp hair before blow-drying with a diffuser. This timeless cut transitions perfectly from day to night!
#2: Fluffy Full Bangs on a Medium-Length Shag
Rock a medium-length shag with fluffy full bangs. Edgy textures spin on a style from the 70s with height through the bangs and crown that will compliment round and pear face shapes. Shaggy cuts grow out nicely leaving you 3-6 months before needing a reshape other than a quick bang trim in between. Great for the low-maintenance girl.
#3: Soft Shaggy Layers and Curtain Bangs
Soft shaggy layers and curtain bangs are elegantly flattering. Curtain bangs are lower maintenance compared to traditional bangs, but still add a feminine touch to a textured razor cut. If you’re embracing your natural grey hair, a shag haircut will showcase the gorgeous dimension of your grey, especially when styled with waves.
#4: Feathered Layered Shag
If your hair is losing volume and shape, this feathered layered shag may be what your aging hair needs. The benefit of shorter layers built into your long to medium-length base is the volume at the crown. It’s easy to tackle with a round brush at home for added lift. I suggest prepping your hair with a product such as Eleven Australia’s I Want Body Volume Foam. Add it to your towel-dried hair. Blow your hair out with Revlon’s Blow Dry Brush combo.
#5: Shoulder-Length Shag with Bangs for Silver Hair
Go for a shoulder-length shag with bangs for silver hair if you want a fresh take on a short haircut. Why let millennials take credit for the shag when it originated in the prime of your generation? This shag for seniors is edgy, flirty, and fun. Scrunch a dollop of curl cream in wet hair and shape the curls with your fingers – no heat needed.
#6: Textured Shag with a Long Curtain Fringe
If you have a round face, try a textured shag with a long curtain fringe. Long layers and a longer curtain fringe lengthens a round face and compliments the eyes. A smooth round brush blowout will create the classic ’70s style, or utilize your natural wave texture for a more modern take on the shag.
#7: Long Shaggy Bob with Bangs for Straight Hair
Consider a long shaggy bob with bangs for straight hair and women over sixty. A long bob hits just past the shoulders and can be worn straight for a sleek look or curled for a flirty night out. As for maintenance, your stylist will most likely recommend cuts every 8 weeks – otherwise, the hair will start to flip outwards as it gets past your shoulders.
#8: Medium-Length Mullet Shag with Textured Layers
If you’re looking for a haircut that will make a rebellious statement, try a medium-length mullet shag with textured layers. The full bangs and short layers on top cascading down past the shoulders offer a modern take on the mullet. This haircut looks best when hair has dimension. If your hair is one color, consider adding highlights to truly compliment this haircut and style.
#9: Feathered Shag with Short Bangs for Women Aged 60
A feathered shag with short bangs is a great option for women aged 60 and over who are looking for a rebellious style. Short bangs above the eyebrows command attention and exude confidence. Try this haircut with highlights or even a touch of vivid colors for an ultra-cool vibe. Tell your stylist you’re looking for a medium-length shaggy hairstyle for someone over 60 that likes to stand out from the crowd, and ask if they’ll use a razor for an extra feathered finish.
#10: Medium Curly Hairstyle with Shagged Layers for 60-Year-Old Ladies
A medium curly hairstyle with shagged layers is perfect for 60-year-old ladies. Bring back your youthful vibes from the ’70s and enjoy how easy this haircut is to both style and maintain. The short layers in this medium-length hairstyle will release weight from your hair and bring new life to your hair texture.
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#11: Chocolate Shag with Rounded Bangs for Ladies Over 60
Blondes don’t always have more fun. Try a chocolate shag with rounded bangs for ladies over 60. Medium-length shaggy hairstyles work well for a grandma with thick hair over 60. The heavy layers remove weight and add movement all around. Add bangs and everyone will wonder how you suddenly appear 10 years younger simply by changing up your hair!
Related: Best youthful-looking hairstyles for women over 60.
#12: Mullet Shag with a Soft Fringe for Wavy Hair
While controversial, the mullet shag with a soft fringe for wavy hair is actually genius. Most 60-year-old women with wavy hair struggle with the imbalance of curl pattern on their head, but these modern shaggy hairstyles can be tailored to enhance both your face shape and wave pattern. The soft fringe keeps the perfect balance of edgy and feminine. Ask your stylist for product recommendations to help this haircut come to life with minimal effort.
#13: Mid-Length Straight Shag with Choppy Bangs for Women Over 60
A mid-length straight shag with choppy bangs for women over 60 is a classic take on rocker-chic. Don’t let your age define your look. Shaggy wispy haircuts are edgy, fun, and easy to style. Layered wispy bangs compliment most face shapes. Style using a large round brush and finish with texture spray for added airiness.
#14: Medium Shag with Choppy Layers and Bangs
Shake up your look with a medium shag with choppy layers and bangs. This rocker-chic haircut is ideal for an oval face shape. Instead of curling the fringe and layers, use a paddle brush and blow dryer to create straight bangs. Finish with lots of texture spray to maintain the volume and punk vibe of this haircut.
#15: Razored Shag with a Tousled Texture for Older Ladies
If you’re over 60, don’t be afraid to ask for a razored shag with a tousled texture for older ladies. Your stylist can cater the length of the layers to complement your face shape and features. Razored layers add a distinctive softness to the ends of the hair that makes the shag unique. When booking your appointment, make sure you ask specifically for a razored shag since you’ll need a stylist that is proficient with a razor.
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#16: Side-Parted Shag Haircut for Natural Waves
Consider a side-parted shag haircut for natural waves and a wash-and-go style. The layering in a shag haircut enhances the natural texture of fine wavy hair and adds volume. If a side part compliments your hair color and growth pattern – rock it! Apply a texture cream to wet hair (such as Surf from Bumble and Bumble) to bring out even more of your natural wave.
#17: Layered Shaggy Haircut with Wispy Bangs for Round Faces
A layered shaggy haircut with wispy bangs for round faces is an easy style for 60-year-olds. The delicate bangs create a youthful look without shortening your face, and short layers add volume all over. A round brush blowout or hot curlers with a volumizing mousse for light hold will help the layered hair truly come alive.
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#18: Collarbone-Length Shag with Bangs for Older Ladies with Thin Hair
Try a collarbone-length shag with bangs for older ladies over sixty with thin hair. The shag haircut has been around since the ’70s, and it continues to be a popular haircut with the ideal balance of glamour and edge. Short, shaggy hairstyles for fine hair for ladies over 60 give a distinctive shape and artsy look with minimal effort.
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#19: 70s Wavy Shag Haircut with Face-Framing Bangs
Farrah Fawcette popularized the 70s wavy shag haircut with face-framing bangs, and the look continues to be trendy to this day. If you have highlighted blonde hair, a shag haircut showcases the dimension of your highlights and is a perfect mid-length hairstyle for women over 60. If this is your first time experimenting with bangs, ask your hairdresser to give you a few tips and tricks for styling them.
#20: Medium-Length Curly Shag with Bangs for Dark Hair
A medium-length curly shag with bangs for dark hair is a gorgeous cut for a woman with natural curls at any age. Although curly-haired women used to fear bangs, the newer style of a shag creates beautiful shapes with curly bangs and adds a youthful and fresh look on older women. To accentuate your curls with minimal frizz, apply styling products to sopping wet hair, smooth with your hands and let air dry.
#21: Mid-Length Shag with Curtain Bangs for White Hair
If you’re looking for low-maintenance, ask your stylist for a mid-length shag with curtain bangs for white hair. All the shaggy layering will give your curls new life, and curtain bangs will beautifully compliment your facial features. It’s the ultimate wash-and-go haircut for all the cool women over 60 that want to keep their length and showcase their natural hair color.
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