24 Modern Medium Shaggy Hairstyles Women Over 60 Can Pull Off

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Medium shaggy hairstyles for women over 60 are made with many 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 “much texturizing and de-bulking need to take place to remove unwanted volume.”

The downside of committing to shaggy hair is its difficulty 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 daily, so request a tutorial on blowing them dry.

If an effortless style is your thing, check this trend out. Images here will show the most inspiring medium shaggy hairstyles for women over 60!

Mid-Length Salt and Pepper Shag with Thick Bangs for 60-Year-Olds
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#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 flatteringly. Ask your stylist to cut heavy layering throughout the crown and sides to achieve this look. 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: Layered Wavy Shag Style with Wavy Bangs

A layered wavy shag with wavy bangs is the perfect style for anyone looking to enhance their natural texture. Medium-length hairstyles are perfect for anyone looking to embrace their texture without going too short. Waves or loose curls often need a slight lift to bounce. Shags suit natural textures well. The mix of this style, a razor haircut, and short layers around the face enhance curl patterns.

#3: Wavy Mid-Length Shag with Heavy Bangs

If you want a versatile look with volume and movement, consider medium-length shaggy hairstyles for thick hair, ideal for those over 60. A shag is perfect if you want a low-maintenance, lightweight and voluminous style. A full bang is excellent for hiding fine lines and wrinkles and giving a youthful look to your face. Shag haircuts shine, whether neat or messy. For added texture and a messy vibe, try using a texture spray like Joico Beach Shake.

#4: Textured Layered Shag with Short Fringe

For women over 60, a textured cut with bangs is a great option. Short fringe suits women who wear glasses well. You won’t have to worry about your hair getting in the way of your glasses! Another flattering and modern option is medium-length hair.

Fluffy Full Bangs on a Medium-Length Shag for Women Over Sixty
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#5: Fluffy Full Bangs on a Medium-Length Shag

Rock a medium-length shag with fluffy, full bangs for that edgy textures spin on a style from the 70s with height through the bangs and crown that will compliment round and pear face shapes. Voluminous medium shaggy cuts for those over 60 will grow out nicely, leaving them 3-6 months before needing a reshape other than a quick bang trim in between. Great for the low-maintenance ladies!

Soft Shaggy Layers and Curtain Bangs
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#6: Soft Shaggy Layers and Curtain Bangs

Soft, shaggy layers and curtain bangs are elegantly flattering. Curtain bangs are lower maintenance than traditional ones but 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.

Mid-Length Feathered Layered Shag for Ladies 60 and Over
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#7: 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 Eleven Australia’s I Want Body Volume Foam product. Add it to your towel-dried hair. Blow your hair out with Revlon’s Blow Dry Brush combo.

#8: 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 is needed.

#9: 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 lengthen a round face and complement 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.

#10: Long Shaggy Bob with Bangs for Straight Hair

Consider a long shaggy bob with bangs for straight hair. 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.

#11: 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 the hair has dimension. Consider adding highlights to compliment this haircut and style if your hair is one color.

#12: Feathered Shag with Short Bangs

A feathered shag with short bangs is a great option for women aged 60 who are looking for a rebellious style. Short bangs above the eyebrows command attention and exude confidence. Try this haircut with highlights or a touch of vivid colors for an ultra-cool vibe.

Medium Curly Hairstyle with Shagged Layers for 60-Year-Old Ladies
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#13: Medium Curly Hairstyle with Shagged Layers

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 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.

Related: Best curly hairstyles for ladies over 60.

#14: Chocolate Shag with Rounded Bangs for Thick Hair

Blondes don’t always have more fun. Try a chocolate shag with rounded bangs. 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.

#15: Modern Mullet Shag with Soft Fringe for Wavy Hair

While controversial, the mullet shag with a soft fringe for wavy hair is genius. Most women with wavy hair struggle with the imbalance of curl patterns on their heads, but these modern hairstyles can be tailored to enhance 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.

#16: Mid-Length Straight Shag with Choppy Bangs

A mid-length straight shag with choppy bangs 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 complement most face shapes. Style using a large round brush and finish with texture spray for added airiness.

#17: 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 this haircut’s volume and punk vibe.

#18: Razored Shag with a Tousled Texture

Don’t be afraid to ask for a razored shag with a tousled texture. Your stylist can cater to 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.

#19: 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.

#20: Layered Shaggy Haircut with Wispy Bangs for Round Faces

A layered shaggy haircut with wispy bangs is an easy style. The delicate bangs create a youthful look without shortening your face; short layers add volume. A round brush blowout or hot curlers with a volumizing mousse for light hold will help the layered hair come alive.

Related: Flattering hairstyles for 60-year-olds with round faces.

#21: Collarbone-Length Shag with Bangs for Thin Hair

Try a collarbone-length shag with bangs for older ladies over sixty with thin hair. This haircut has been around since the ’70s, and it continues to be a popular haircut with the ideal balance of glamour and edge.

Related: Low-maintenance haircuts for women over 60 with fine hair.

70s Wavy Shag Haircut with Face-Framing Bangs
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#22: 70s Wavy Shag Haircut with Face-Framing Bangs

Farrah Fawcett popularized the 70s wavy shag haircut with face-framing bangs, and the look continues to be trendy to this day. With blonde highlights, these cuts can showcase the dimension of the layers even better. If this is your first time experimenting with bangs, ask your hairdresser to give you a few tips and tricks for styling them.

Medium-Length Curly Shag with Bangs for Dark Hair
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#23: 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 to older women. To accentuate your curls with minimal frizz, apply styling products to sopping wet hair, smooth with your hands, and let air dry.

#24: 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. 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.

Related: See more shags with curtain bangs.