Haircuts for women over 70 are created to complement ladies with naturally thinning hair by making the hair look fuller. Here, I’ll help you find the best new haircut that matches your style, personality, and hair type.
Thinning hair is a common problem for older women, especially women in their 70s. However, modern hair cutting and dyeing techniques allow more space for versatility that you can enjoy even with fine hair. There is a long list of dimensional hues, voluminous shapes, and even various lengths to decide from that will make your mane look thicker and healthier.
Lupita Ornelas is a licensed hairstylist from Frisco, TX. As a specialist in modern cuts, she gives her ultimate go-to rule when deciding your ideal chop. “Choose a haircut that fits your everyday routine, lifestyle, and fashion sense,” she says.
In general, shorter cuts take about 5-10 min to style. If you have tons of hair, it may take a few more minutes.
Now, let’s talk about your hair texture. Is it fine, average, or coarse? A razor cut on fine hair creates more texture which helps give more lift. For average to coarse hair, you’ll want a deep texture which is especially important with heavy hair because the weight of it combined with gravity can make it harder to keep the lift.
If your hair is wavy/curly hair, make sure your hairstylist is mindful of the size of your curl pattern and overall cut length to ensure the style works for your texture.
Reaching 70 years of age may cause your tresses to get thin and flat. Ornelas suggests using an Oway Volumizing Root Spray as it “adds a voluminous and thick look to the hair.” What she further likes about it is its contents that are biodynamic, organic, and ethical.
Are you ready to be inspired?
Here are pictures of the best haircuts for women over 70!
#1: Medium-Length Side-Parted Hair
Try a medium-length hairstyle for a sexy shape that will compliment women of all age groups. The gentle face frame and layering soften facial features and necklines. Make sure you blow-dry with a body booster and a round brush for added volume. The side part is also a great choice to create lift on the top. Medium-length hair is complimentary for most face shapes and is fairly low-maintenance with trims about every 6 weeks.
#2: Stacked Pixie Bob
A stacked pixie bob is a great style choice if you are looking for a low-maintenance style that holds volume well. Ask your stylist about different length options to best suit your lifestyle.
#3: Short Pixie Cut for Women Over Seventy
A textured short pixie cut is the best hairstyle for women over 70 because it boosts volume and is easy to style. It’s the perfect go-to hairstyle for women with thin and fine tresses. Wear this kind of pure sassy, white hair, and look impressive with ease.
#4: Piece-y Bangs
Adding piece-y bangs to any hairstyle looks best when paired with shattered layers on a medium length. By using a pomade or clay, you can emulsify the product into your hands and just start grabbing small little pieces of your bangs to create the “piece-y” effect and mold the hair.
#5: Shorter Hair Style for Silver Hair
Women over 70 often look for a shorter hair style for their silver hair. A chin-length bob with long layers keeps the weight off your neck but allows for a fuller-looking style.
#6: No Fuss Cut for Short Hair
Ladies over 70 are often looking for a no fuss haircut for short hair. A short pixie is often the go-to! It has shaved sides that taper into choppy layers adding height to your tresses.
#7: Edgy Hairstyle for Women with Personality
Edgy hairstyles are for women in their 70s with personality. If that’s you, then try a short, bright red pixie with sharp lines.
Apply hair mousse at the roots to help achieve volume.
#8: Sassy Short Hairstyle
A sassy short hairstyle is perfect for women looking for more volume, especially for thin hair. Try using pomade for a messy finish.
#9: Lovely Shoulder-Length Bob Hairstyle
A lovely shoulder-length bob hairstyle creates a youthful look for women over 70. With several layers, choppy and blended, you can keep your length while adding volume and height to your tresses. It helps create the illusion of a fuller look.
#10: Textured Cut for Thick Hair
Textured cut for thick hair is heavily layered, decreasing the bulk that comes with having thick hair and adds gorgeous movement to your overall look. Face-framing layers can spice up your cut while adding length at the same time.
#11: Layers for Straight Long Hair for Women
A long straight hairstyle is a great choice for women over 70 with thick hair. Plus, you have more hair to flaunt your natural grey hair color. Talk to your hairstylist about adding lowlights and highlights, as they’ll blend well if you’re still transitioning to fully grey.
#12: Edgy Grey Pixie with Long Bangs for Older Women
Try a bright grey pixie with long bangs. It’s an on-trend look, but it does require some extra styling time.
#13: Textured Short Bob
This is a textured short bob for older ladies with grey-colored tresses. The movement and body that a razor cut offers are enough justifications to love it. Include some side bangs to finish it off with flair.
#14: Short and Choppy Gray Hair
Bring a short haircut to life by making it a choppy cut. It’s perfect for grey hair, as it can show off the dimension of all of your natural shades of grey.
Request for choppy bangs as well and sweep them to a side to balance things out if you have a longer face.
#15 Short Angled Bob with Bangs
A modern angled bob with bangs is a popular hairstyle for women over 70. A short white bob works best for women with straight and medium density hair.
#16: Feathered Pixie for Older Women
A feathered blonde pixie cut is a short cut that will boost volume for women 70 and up with thin, straight hair. The fusion of root smudge and texture plus the side-swept bangs create an illusion of a fuller look. Include a subtle undercut for the summertime to stay cooler.
#17: Short Bob with Bangs for Women with Glasses
A face-framing short bob with bangs is an ideal haircut for older women over 70 with glasses. Depending upon your face shape, adding bangs with glasses can bring more focus to your eyes and less focus to unflattering parts, such as double chins, wrinkles, long foreheads, etc.
#18: Dimensional Chin-Length A-Line Bob
What a perfect way to show off the dimension of your blonde locks! An inverted, chin-length bob needs only texture to carry out the depth and emphasis in a hairstyle for older women. A little side-swept fringe is guaranteed to let your youthful vibes out, as well!
#19: Short Layered Bob for Older Ladies
A short layered bob is one of the most popular short hairstyles for women over 70. The hairstyle is a fun and sassy cut that is low maintenance with a lot of styling options. You could add bangs, a few shorter layers, or leave the front a little longer, and it will still have that great shape to it.
If you’re considering a jaw-length cut bob, the most important part is that you know how to round brush to get the full textured look.
Hairstyles for 70-year-old women need products! So when it comes to products, use a root boost, spray wax, texture powder, and, as always, thermal spray.
#20: Short Modern Shag for Women
When it comes to products, Anna advises to give it body and texture by using a styling mousse. “I prefer the Kendra platinum line series or Big Sexy Hair for volume. I also finish with a Frenzy styling paste by Sexy Hair to create a piecey messy finish and to create even more texture and hold,” she adds.
“The style is for older ladies over seventy who loves to play with their hair and give it a messier finished look instead of a placed finish,” says Anna. “It’s for someone who is on the go and wants to have a trendy, modern, younger-looking style.”
#21: Layered Long Pixie for Ladies
A long pixie with subtly side-swept bangs is a flattering hairstyle for 70-year-old women. It’s a sleek, polished and ageless.
A long pixie is easy to style. A quick, rough blow-dry and minimal round brushing (depending on how much volume you are looking for) should be just enough to get the sassy look it deserves. Less styling is more for that on-trend, timeless look!’
#22: The Sassy Spiky Pixie Cut
A short, spiky cut is an ideal short haircut for women 70+ with fine hair and a sassy personality. This short style is still feminine because of details like angled sideburns.
#23: Short Stacked Bob on Natural Gray Hair for Over 70
A short, stacked bob haircut works well for women over 70 with glasses. The shape has been exaggerated for visual appeal. By taking the fringe shorter and blunter, it opens up the face and creates more of an impact.
This cut allows you to either wash and go, or spend some time with your blowdryer to add volume and smoothness.
#24: Short Wedge Cut
Choose a short wedge cut if you still have fuller hair, but don’t want it too long or too short. With the right products, you can have plenty of volume and movement.
For products, use a blow drying mousse for volume and then fine tune the desired look with a dry texture spray.
#25: Extra Textured Short Cut for Thinning Hair
A heavily textured and tousled short cut is flattering for 70-year-old women who have thinning hair. The tousling helps hide blading spots, which makes your hair appear thicker.
#26: The Graduated Lob with Bangs
A graduated long bob works best for women over seventy with thick hair. With a medium-length cut like this, you’ll want to give it an all-over color like dark brown.
#27: Wavy Bob for Thin Hair
A wavy bob is another great hairstyle option for ladies in their 70s with fine hair. Consider adding full highlights to give your hair a sandy blonde shade.
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#28: Blonde French Bob with a Fringe
A French bob is a haircut for fashion-forward ladies over 70. However, you’ll need thicker hair to pull this haircut off.