26 Youthful Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Women Over 60

Short hairstyles for women over 60

Are you a woman over 60 and looking for a new short hairstyle that will make you look younger? Great! You’re in the right place.

Popular Short Hairstyles for Women Over 60

From trends like modern layers and hair bangs, pixies and stacked bobs, these short haircuts can make people forget about your age.

You’ll just want to make sure it’s fitted perfectly to your face shape, type of hair, and personality.

Your main goal is to create the right amount of dimension and volume while adding life and vibrancy to your look.

Let go of the idea that there is only a handful of hairstyles you can wear when you reach 60. Believe me when I say there are countless sexy and refreshing cuts and colors for every mature woman to try.

Whether you have fine hair, or your face is round and you wear glasses – you’ll find a chic short look for you!

Here are this year’s most popular short hairstyles and haircuts for women over 60 years old for a more youthful look:

Shaggy Cut with Choppy Bangs

Shaggy short haircut for women over 60
Instagram @classichairparlor

When it comes to short hairstyles for women over 60, the shag is still in! Feel like a ’60s babe with this flattering cut! Add a few layers and an uneven fringe, and you’re good to go!

Stunning Short Hairstyle with Wispy Bangs

Stunning Short Hairstyle with Wispy Bangs for women in their 60s
Instagram @haileydidmyhair

Sassy cuts with blonde highlights can always have so much texture! Plus, that cute and long side-swept fringe increases the volume for you older women with thinning hair.

Short Layered Crop for Ladies Over 60

Splendid Very Short crop that's tapered on 60 year old woman
Instagram @adwlink

This is what shadowed roots can do to your tapered hairstyle! It’s proof that you can go light like this sandy blonde hair color. Very short hairstyles for women over 60 can still be feminine. Try to add more depth and texture to your super short haircut by adding choppy layers around your tapered nape.

Great Hairstyle for Older Women With Glasses

Short gray hairstyle for women over 60 with glasses
Instagram @mintbeautyboutique

This short hairstyle for older women with glasses will make you proud of your natural grey hair! This fresh bob cut plus a shine product are all you need to sport this stylish look any 60 year old woman can pull off.

Ash Blonde Pixie with Long Bangs for Thin Hair

Ash blonde Short pixie over 60 with long bangs For Thin Hair
Instagram @brileywow

We are digging this cute short pixie with an ash blonde dimension and long bangs! This face-framing hairstyle allows you so much versatility from a textured tousled look to a polished one! This flatters women with short hair over 60 by helping them appear younger by adding long layers and giving it a messy style to create beach waves.

Classy Jaw-Length Bob with Long Bangs

Classy Jaw-Length Bob for women over 60 with Long Bangs and highlights
Instagram @oddly_creative

Spice up your neatly shaped jaw-length bob hair with some highlights and a blonde hue that works greatly on graying hair. This is how you look fashionable and conservative at the same time! When it comes to the best short haircuts for women over 60, bobs definitely always have to be in the conversation.

Cute Golden Balayage Wavy Bob for Older Women

Cute Golden Balayage Wavy Bob for Older Women
Instagram @nume_hairdressersbynele

Add more dimension to a smooth short wavy bob by getting a golden balayage on your natural brown hair! This easy-to-style and current chin-length haircut will help most 60 year old women take a few years off your age.

Hip Inverted Bob on Shorter Gray Hair

Hip Inverted Bob on shorter gray hair for 60 plus woman
Instagram @stylinbystef

This is a beautiful neck-length inverted bob on straight hair paired with a fringe. A bright, short youthful hairstyle like this can work on any face shape. Plus, the angle on this makes this cut look more feminine for women in their 60s.

Marvelous Feathered Pixie Bob with Layers

Over 60 short feathered pixie bob with layers
Instagram @bab_davis_hairstylist

Layering can make any haircut look more defined and textured. This classic feathered cut style for women aged 60 plus is very low maintenance and can add body to your hair.

Sassy Feathered Cut for Short Straight Hair

Sassy 60 year old women hairstyle for Short Straight Hair
Instagram @oxyjennbeauty

Getting a fabulous fall-inspired hair color shades like this can do you wonders for seniors! The lowlights and the layering both work together to add depth and sass to aging hair.

Silver Straight Bob Haircut for Fine Hair

Mature Silver Straight Bob Haircut for Fine Hair
Instagram @gibsonhairandmakeup

As a woman over 60 years old, precision is what you need if you want to make your salt and pepper fine hair look this gorgeous! A simple, yet cute, jaw-length cut with a silver color allows you to minimize time for styling and also maintain your hair easily.

Short Textured Pixie Haircut for Older Women Over 60

short pixie haircut for women over 60
Instagram @bellalavi101

Short hairstyles for older women over 60 don’t always have to be boring. This cool pink pixie with the layers adorably and take away the numbers from your age!

Chic Asymmetrical Bob

Chic Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @hairbyamychareunsouk

Short haircuts for women over 60 can look younger by adding some highlights. Silver highlights on dark brunette hair looks so sassy and modern. Cutting it asymmetrically as a bob only makes the whole look really fashionable, and it can be used to frame your face as well!

Gorgeous Gray Bob with Long Side Swept Bangs

Gorgeous Gray Bob Over 60 with Long Side Swept Bangs
Instagram @chloewhite232

Go natural and classic with your salt and pepper hairstyle that’s easy to style. You can always add a sassy side-swept bangs like hers to take your look to the next level! This is perfect for women who are still working and need a more professional hairstyle.

Stunning Gray Graduated Bob

Q&A with style creator, Maria True
Salon Owner / Aveda Artist @ Just Imagine U Salon in Hudson, NY

How would you describe this look?

This is a graduated bob cut done with a razor. I like doing this cut with a razor because it gives flawless lines which allow for easy styling will just fall into place.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This short style works well on all hair types for women in their 60s. But, especially hair that is medium to fine with a slight bend to it. A minimal product, just a bit of Aveda Phomollient and spray shine to really add shimmer to hair when it moves. Flat brush for a straighter look or round brush for more fullness. It looks great on people with a slimmer face and neck. You can really showcase this cut with dimensional highlighting or very dramatic on gray hair as you notice on my model.

Classic Golden Blonde Wedge Cut

Classic Wedge Cut
Instagram @felix.lynn

Q&A with style creator, Lynn Felix
Hairstylist @ ETCH Salon in Scottsdale, AZ

How would you describe this look?

This classic wedge cut is a versatile, elegant look for thick hair done with rounded graduation to flow with the shape of the head. It can be styled with a round brush to create volume and smoothness at the same time.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut works on thick wavy or straight hair, and it would also work on thin hair to make it look thicker. The style can work on a square jaw, oval face, and also a rectangle shape face. The ease of styling is done mostly with a round brush and a blower because it is done with the hair growth.

Modern Short Layered Cut

Modern Short Layered Cut and hairstyle for women over 60
Instagram @angiem_beauty

Q&A with style creator, Angie Mendoza
Stylist @ Hairology in Rockaway, NJ

How would you describe this look?

This look is classy but edgy all at the same time. My client’s haircut always looks very well put together, curly or straight, while still being fun and trendy. The color is the icy blonde that everybody goes for, without being too dull and washing her out!

Any advice for someone considering it?

As for the cut, short hair is something you really have to want! Some people think it’s the easy way out, but styling short hair does still take time. Find products that work for you and your hair type – everybody is different. Most importantly, have fun with it! You only live once, do the fun cut. It’ll grow back! Short hairstyles for women over 60 have to provide a fuller effect as many the hair has thinned for most ladies at this age and adding layers does this perfectly.

Elegant Stacked Bob

Elegant Short Stacked Bob
Instagram @the_carneyyy

Q&A with style creator, Christina Carney
Stylist @ Eden Day Spa and Salon in Clarksville, TN

How would you describe this look?

The greatest part of this look is the body it gives to your hair and the shape of the cut! The color was done previously by another amazing stylist, and I enhanced her short angled bob haircut so it stacked a little more.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great example of adding volume to one of the best short hairstyles for over 60. When you have thinning or fine hair, this look creates weight and gives an illusion of fullness. It requires at least blowdrying with a volumizing product (best result upside down) and maybe a small touch of a flat iron for smoothness. Thankfully with a short cut like this, the styling is very quick and minimal.

Voluminous Short Bob for a Round Face

Q&A with style creator, Kathy Campbell
Stylist @ Salon Indigo in Fraser, MI

How would you describe this look?

The loveliest thing about this short to medium haircut is that it looks great pretty much on everyone. This look is easy to put together, grows out well on salt and pepper hair, and gives a lift in the crown and a beautiful framing around the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut has the best of both worlds – shortness on the neckline for coolness and height for the crown. The angle along the jawline is becoming from a side view, and it’s modern and up to date.

I also did the HL & LL on this client, as she loves a bold dark & light contrast. In the nape area, I applied the dark color as well.

Fabulous Haircut For Curly Hair

Fabulous curly bob haircut
Instagram @terri.doheny

Q&A with style creator, Terri Doheny
Stylist @ Altered Ego Salon & Spa in Tempe, AZ

How would you describe this look?

This client had a Deva Cut for her short curly hair. It is a short stacked A-line bob with a pop of cobalt blue to enhance her natural steel grey tone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

No matter what age, understanding your natural curls can be liberating and empowering. Educating the client with the proper product and technique is key. Curl Cream and Gel Cocktail plus diffusing for this client, results = beautiful.

Trendy Blunt Blonde Bob Style

Trendy Blunt Bob
Instagram @brittanicooper

Q&A with style creator, Brittani Cooper
Owner / Hair Designer @ Martelli Salon & Spa in Bozeman, MT

How would you describe this look?

The blunt bob is a classic haircut by design, but can also have an edgy effect, depending on how it’s worn. With the bluntness of the cut, I tend to follow the jawline either at the jaw or just below depending on the effect/edginess wanted while taking the face shape into consideration.

I really love to take a mix of a few warm blondes and add an icy blonde highlight to give a dimensional tone that catches the light and helps add texture. This idea of an icy blonde highlight also helps blend grays and extends the time between color services.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The bluntness of this cut is amazing and always gets compliments, but keeping it looking good does take some styling. Using a smoothing cream and blow drying straight is great if you have some texture in your hair. I also like to run a flat iron around the perimeter to keep it looking blunt and even.

This cut is easier to style the straighter your hair is, but doing a tousled beachy look with a salt spray can be a sassy alternative if the flat-iron isn’t calling your name every day. With the style of this cut, round face shapes should definitively take the perimeter below the jawline to help elongate the face. I also like to keep longer layers in the interior of the cut to add texture and give movement. Taking the top layer to short can make it look to “stacked” and can take away from the blunt look that we all love.

Blondes aren’t the only colors that this cut looks great in. Doing a dark, medium, and lighter chocolate tones or a touch of a warm caramel looks great to and also adds the color dimension that we all like to see. The main color choice totally depends on skin tone and what natural color you’re dealing with. So don’t be afraid to have fun with different tones while rocking this blunt bob.

Flawless Cut for Thick Hair with Bronde Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Samantha Hope
Stylist @ Platinum Salon in Tampa, FL

How would you describe this look?

This looks shorter in the back and longer in the front and is a layered bob styled with lots of volume in the back with a smooth sleek look in the front.

The color is a 3-toned highlight – a deep richer and darker color, a medium transitioning color, and a lighter blonde. The dark base completely covers the areas from the occipital bone down, so I avoided any harsh spotty lines when the cutting process started (graduation cut in the back). I always like to keep the lighter pieces in the front to contour the face.

With styling I start with some volumizing mouse and root booster, focusing the back, and smoothing serums in the front towards the face. I continue to round brush the back and front with a medium to larger round brush focusing and building the volume in the back. I then go in with our smoothing flat iron and smooth the front areas to really complement the cut and her face shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Styling time is one thing to really consider. Do you have 20 minutes to dedicate to styling it? You also need to consider the investment in tools and styling products necessary for this cut and color to look its best. I recommend a volumizing mousse (we love Paul Mitchell’s Extra Body Sculpiting Foam). A smoothing serum (Paul Mitchells Super Skinny Serum), a medium to large round brush, and of course a thermal protectant (Paul Mitchell’s Protect Spray).

If you have less time to dedicate to styling, I recommend that you do a shorter version of this cut.

The only face shape that I believe this cut doesn’t complement is those who have rounder face shapes.

Cool Neck Length A-Line Bob

Cool Neck Length A-Line Bob
Instagram @natty_b_e

Q&A with style creator, Natale Eccher
Stylist @ Hot Sear Salon in El Cajon, CA

How would you describe this look?

This is a classic A-line bob with natural highlights. It’s slightly stacked in the back and angled in the front. This client has straight hair, perfect for this sassy cut and the fine/medium weave gives her some fun color dimension. I love the A-line bob because it can be personalized from person to person, depending on the severity of the angle and the stacked layers.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut is great for someone with a round or oval face shape and great for all age ranges. Straight hair makes for easier styling, blow drying with a smoothing cream and flat ironing to perfect. Some wave or curl adds bounce and texture, so apply a curl cream or mouse to wet hair and scrunch or dry, then curl with a 1″ (or smaller) curling iron.

Sleek Angled Bob with Bangs

The best short hairstyles for women over 60 are chic, yet low maintenance like this one.

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay McFadden
Owner / Stylist @ Basic Beauty in Kelowna, BC

How would you describe this look?

The best thing about this look is the dimension it can offer. Doing tone on tone color through the underneath allows for the texture of this cut to really shine through. I love how versatile it could be – straighten it for a chic look or curl it for low maintenance look. I would describe this look as a look almost anyone could pull off.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Remember, styling products are your friend. My go-to product for this look is a serum – Paul Mitchell Super Skinny works great for this. If you’re going for the straight look apply a small amount throughout the hair to keep it looking shiny and sleek. If you’re curling it or just air drying it for a natural low maintenance look, don’t forget to use product!

Super skinny is great for this also to help reduce any potential frizz and define the curl. I also love to have a volumizing powder to shake through the root and pump up the volume to help define any texture this cut has to offer.

Stylish Blonde Layered Bob with Wispy Bangs

Stylish Layered Bob with Bangs
Instagram @madhair13

Q&A with style creator, Madilyn Trantham
Stylist @ Tramps Salon and Spa in Fayetteville, AR

How would you describe this look?

This haircut is a one length bob with short layers and side bangs. I would recommend this for any hair type that wants a fun and easy hairstyle to maintain! What I like to do with this particular style is to part it down the middle before cutting. That way when they style their hair they don’t have to worry about parting it in the same spot every time.

When it comes to styling, I use one inch round brush and focus mainly on the top layers and the bangs. I usually recommend highlights with this type of cut to help accentuate the layers, but I have talked to my client about her color history and she has decided that she wants to grow out her natural color, which is gray.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Make sure you have great styling products and tools. I used Aveda’s Phomollient Styling Foam and the Texture Tonic. Phomollient is a lightweight foam for that fine to medium hair texture that helps give shine and body. The Texture Tonic is great for defining and enhancing natural texture and showing off the layers in the haircut.

If anyone were to ask me what my favorite brush is to use for blowouts, I would say any boar bristle round brush, as it gives great tensions and helps smooths out the hair. When I blow out my client’s hair I like to act like the head is split in half and blow dry the bottom layers towards the face. The top half, I like to pull up from the head and away from the face. That way when it falls the texture tonic will do its magic and show off those beautiful layers.

This haircut is an all-around great cut for anyone who has fine to medium textured hair, but it may take more maintenance. I usually recommend this haircut for anyone who has a round or oval-shaped face, but talk to your stylist and see what they recommend!

Edgy Short Pixie Cut with White Hair

Q&A with style creator, Stephani Cunningham
Educator @ True Salon in Marietta, GA

How would you describe this look?

This look is an ear-length edgy layered pixie, cut with a razor. The thing I love most about this look is how easy it is to style – finger dried and made piecey with pomade.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This short haircut is bold for the ladies over 60 with white hair who embrace their age and beauty. You have to own it! This style looks best on an oval-shaped face and works with straight or wavy hair.