Are you over 60 and wear glasses? Older women often feel like there’s only a limited amount of short hair ideas out there. Today, I’m going to open your eyes to see trendy new ideas that will help you clearly find your next short hairdo!
Unlike some cuts for young hipsters, there are plenty of short hairstyles for women over 60 with glasses. Just have a look at female celebs who have already flaunted the hair idea, such as Jane Lynch and Helen Mirren!
There are two main things to consider when choosing your short hairstyle: the glasses you wear and your lifestyle. “Sometimes, certain styles around the face don’t work with the frames,” says professional stylist Sylvia York of Georgia. When it comes to lifestyle, a key question to answer York says to answer is “do you have a regime or are you a wash-and-go kind of gal?”
Committing to short hair means more maintenance. York goes on to explain that if you don’t know how to, or don’t want to style shorter hair, it probably will not work for you. You must be willing to come to the salon every 4-6 weeks for trims.
So before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of short haircuts for women over 60 with glasses.
#1: Brushed Up Pixie Cut
If you just can’t stand hair on your forehead, you should try a bushed-up pixie cut. Ask your stylist for short hair all around, but be aware the sides might need to be left longer so your eyewear doesn’t make them stick out. Thick-sided eyeglasses can sometimes be problematic. Having said that, the brushed-up fringe will work wonderfully to accommodate your glasses, and a short cut is so easy to style.
#2: Short Stacked Bob
A short bob is a great cut for women that love shape and volume. The layers are “stacked” meaning they are cut to hold up the hair above in a pattern that creates natural volume. A stacked bob will need to be short in order to create the layered stacking effect. Style with a blow dryer and a Denman or flat brush.
#3: Chestnut Brown Sassy Shag
If you’re searching for an urban style, try a chestnut brown shag. Ask you stylist for lots of layers but make sure to leave length in the back and around the ears. Adding a short bang gives even more strength to this cut and also compliments women who wear glasses. Style this shape easily with some hair putty, keeping a messy vibe.
#4: Dark Red Pixie with Side-Swept Baby Fringe
A sassy look is a pixie with a side-swept baby fringe. We love a deep, rich red color and the way that color can really showcase a pixie in a high-fashion way. A side baby fringe is a great add-on to shape/ contour the face. Styling will be minimal, use a heat-protective cream before blow-drying. Finish with a glossing hairspray.
#5: Salt and Pepper French Bob with Straight-Across Bangs
A French bob, paired with straight-across bangs is a very geometric cut. The best face shape for a short bob is oval since the angles accentuate your facial features.
#6: Sleek Bob with Fringe
A bob with a fringe is an edgy short haircut for mature women who are not quite ready for their hair rollers. A fringe can compliment several face shapes and can build a beautiful frame for glasses. When considering a bob, remember that while minimal, some styling may be required in order to keep a sleek and clean-looking hairstyle.
#7: Textured Bob with Bangs
Try a textured bob with bangs if you have straight fine hair, and are seeking more movement. A mature bob with bangs hides forehead lines and bring a youthful glow to women over 60. Apply REF Fiber Mousse to the roots and ends and blow-dry for extra volume.
#8: Very Short Spiky Pixie for 60+ Women
When choosing a very short spiky pixie for women over 60, look for something with extra definition on top. While the sides keep a flatness, ensure the top is molded into longer lengths. This enhances the fullness of the shape for thicker-looking hair.
#9: Short Curly Hair Pixie for Older Women
A short curly hair pixie for older women works better, depending on the locks’ natural texture. Tresses that have natural-looking movement create a soft, effortless style. When jazzing it up, apply a balm or cream to give the curls a nice hold. The result is mesmerizing!
#10: Layered Crop for Fine Haired Seniors in Their 60s
A layered crop for fine-haired seniors over 60 offers a fuller, voluminous style. The layers create a lift, giving the fine hair an illusion of density. It’s the texture at the top that adds height and matches a round face.
#11: Layered Bob for 60-Year-Old Women with Glasses
Layered bobs for 60-year-old women with glasses are ideal for flaunting a wavy texture. To copy the look, use either a flat iron or a curling wand. Don’t forget to straighten out the fringe to emphasize the hair texture even more. Plus, adding bangs is a great way to hide wrinkles on your forehead.
#12: Chin Length Bob for Fine Hair
Choose a chin-length bob for fine hair to get all the fullness into your length. A chin-length bob cut for women over 60 with fine hair and glasses is a classic style due to the amazing weight it holds on the length. It allows finer hair to be kept at its heaviest. It’s also a low-maintenance style as it should only need a light blow-dry on wash days.
#13: Short Bob for Older Ladies
A classic short bob for older ladies is great for fine to medium density hair. It’s a timeless cut with bangs that takes just a few minutes to style every day. The length of a bob haircut is customizable, which makes it ideal for most face shapes.
#14: Pixie Cut for Women Over 60 with Glasses
A pleasing pixie cut for women over sixty with glasses is a low-maintenance short hairstyle. Add layers to create a lift that adds density to your tresses. You won’t go wrong if you ask for bangs, too. The fringe brings out a younger-looking touch to the final result.
#15: Short Shag Cut for Women with Glasses
A short shag cut for women with glasses in their 60s is great for face-framing texture. The softness of the fringe, with extra height from the layers, gives life to boring hair. Apply some mousse to the roots and dry with hands upside down for that instant root lift.
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#16: Very Short Pixie for Thick Hair
A very short pixie for thick hair makes for a youthful style for ladies in their sixties. An unstructured pixie can add softness to bulkier hair. Keep a rounder flow of the layers that follow the head shape to ensure it grows out softly until your next appointment.
#17: Curly Bob for Women with Glasses
A curly bob for women with glasses is perfect if you want to frame your face with added bounce. Taking off excess length of your curly hair can be what your curls need to reactivate the curl pattern.
#18: Short Feathered Bob for Seniors with Glasses
The short feathered bob for seniors with glasses is such a classic look that never fades! The chop has layers to bring out more movement and bounce to the tresses. With straight locks, it looks more natural!
#19: Short Cut for Grey Hair and Glasses
Short cuts for grey hair and glasses look so natural and effortless. A salt and pepper hair color and chop works on older women very well. It’s easy to style and will grow out nicely. Since the short hairstyle has middle-parted bangs, it can suit an oval face shape.
#20: Shaggy Cut for Thin Hair
Shaggy cuts for thin hair, if styled with a piece-y texture, screams sassiness! To mimic the shaggy look, choose between a volumizing mousse and a fiber paste. Apply it to the strands, then manipulate them to the direction where you want them to go. Let some pieces hang from the hairline to frame the face and your spectacles.
#21: Short Crop Haircut with Bangs for Round Faces
A short crop with bangs is a sweet, adorable haircut for 60-year-old women with round faces! It demands minimal styling, which makes a great go-to look. Here, the short fringe is added to conceal a more prominent forehead and thinning hair. It’s a huge plus that the bangs give the round face extra edge, as well!
#22: Short Bob with Layers for 60-Year-Old Women
A short bob with layers for 60-year-old women offers a low-maintenance haircut. An edgy bob is a creation by a stylist from Canada, Nicole Dietze.
“The nape is tapered short with a tightly cut natural hairline. A weight line was added to the back. There are layers thru the top, making sure that they bevel in mid-shaft to ends to create a nice rounded shape.”
For finishing touches, Dietze used a razor to add texture and bounce to the hair.
According to Dietze, it’s perfect for women looking for a longer pixie. The bob cut adds an illusion of fullness, movement, and texture to benefit fine tresses. “Short hair exposes the cheek and jawline, adding natural highlights to the face,” she adds.
To mimic a messy style, Dietze says, “Quick shampoo and blowout should not take more than 15 minutes.” The product she recommends is Eufora Dry Spray Wax to complete the style.
Remember: A woman will need to return to the salon every 4-6 weeks to maintain the cut’s shape.
#23: Rounded Bob Cut for 60-Year-Olds with Glasses
Go for a rounded bob haircut for 60-year-olds who wear glasses. For finer hair textures, a rounded bob with a blunt cut gives fullness around the perimeter. An asymmetrical parting or side-swept bang gives interest and style to a bob that is flattering on all face shapes.
#24: Short Blonde Angled Bob Hairstyle
Consider a short blonde angled bob. Inverted bobs with textured ends give a modern look to a classic shape. Keeping your length right above the collarbone keeps the hair in place and won’t flip out when touching the shoulders. Adding some curls with a 1-inch barrel or styling wand gives that effortless vibe.