They say, “70 is the new 50!” But women over 70 know that doesn’t magically turn back the clock for your hair. While it’s true that you’re as young as you feel, it’s a fact of life that our hair changes as we get older. The most flattering hairstyles for women over 70 are created to “boost volume for naturally thinning hair, fit your everyday routine, lifestyle, and fashion sense,” says Lupita Ornelas, a licensed hairstylist from Frisco, TX. As a hairdresser myself, I couldn’t agree more! But we hairstylists aren’t mind readers. You have to know what you want to at least to some extent. I put together this guide and gallery of hairstyles for women over 70. When you’re done reading, talking effectively with your hairstylist to get the perfect haircut will be easy.
What Happens to Your Hair as You Get Older?
As you get older, your hair color, thickness, and texture tend to change. (Source) Your hair color is a result of your body’s melanin production. Your hair follicles produce less melanin as you get older. This is what causes gray hair. On average, women start to get gray hair in their 30s. (Source)The rate at which your hair grows tends to slow as you get older. This can lead to your hair looking thinner overall. In other cases, the strands become finer without a reduction in density. That means that while your hair might feel finer to the touch, it doesn’t look thinner. All I’m saying is that changes in your hair over the years are entirely regular and to be expected. They aren’t indicators that you’ve taken poor care of your hair! So don’t waste time worrying over things you could’ve done differently. Thinking about what you want from your next haircut is a much better use of your time and energy. On that note, let’s dive into the best customizations and haircuts for women over 70.
Choosing the Right Hairstyle for Your Features
I’ve worked with several women over 70 in my decade of salon experience. And I always tell them one crucial and often surprising—fact. Trendy haircuts you usually see on younger folks aren’t a great option here. Going that route can further age your appearance. Instead, you’ll want a cut customized to camouflage wrinkles. Your hairstyle should also draw attention to your favorite features. With this in mind, here are my tips for achieving whatever your goals may be:
- You’re hiding wrinkles and lines around your eyes or forehead: You’ll want soft facial framing and bangs. This creates movement, which draws the eye away from focusing on wrinkles. Subtle highlights will make this style even more effective.
- You’re reducing the signs of aging around your chin and jaw: Slightly longer styles and chin-length framing will mask these areas well. A shoulder-grazing lob or chin-length bob would also do the trick. A sassy pixie cut will sharpen and lift all your features if you want to go very short. In terms of color, lighter shades will be most flattering and practical.
- You are highlighting your gorgeous eyes: Bangs that are eyebrow-length are perfect for this. Wispy fringe, side-swept bangs, and even blunt bangs are all great options. Are you interested in coloring your hair? A color that contrasts with your eye color will make you stand out.
- You are drawing attention to your fabulous cheekbones: The best way to accomplish this is with wispy layers or facial framing that graze your cheekbones. If you color your hair, highlighting these wispy pieces will make you look even more youthful.
Are Bangs Flattering for Women Over 70?
Yes, bangs are a fabulous choice for most women over 70. The great thing about bangs is how much they’ve evolved in the past decade. Once upon a time, the only real option for bangs was blunt, heavy, and eyebrow-length. But things have changed! Today, women customize bangs to suit their lifestyle, fashion sense, and facial features. The one thing to be aware of is upkeep. Even the most low-maintenance fringe will require trims at the salon every month or so. If you can tolerate that, I 100% recommend exploring bangs with your next haircut. Here are a few great options to consider (and you’ll find examples of these in the gallery below!):
- Blunt or straight bangs: If your hair is thick, this is a great choice. Blunt bangs will cover your forehead and any wrinkles in that area. They also make medium-to-thick hair look even thicker, which you almost definitely want from your hairstyle.
- Side-swept or swoopy bangs: This type of fringe is well-suited to any hair type or thickness. This option will draw attention to your eyes without covering your entire forehead. Side-swept bangs are perfect for women over 70 with smaller foreheads because they balance your facial proportions.
- Curtain bangs, aka bottleneck bangs: These bangs are perfect if you want to camouflage sagging or lines around your eyes. The shape draws the eye outwards when people look at you, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
- Curly bangs: Consider curly bangs if you have a natural curl, get your hair permed, or set it in rollers. This creates softness and movement around your face, lifting all your features.
- Long fringe: A long fringe might be your new best friend if your hair is thicker. I suggest highlighting your fringe in what’s called a “money piece.” The brightness around your face will brighten your skin tone, giving you a youthful glow.
- Wispy or layered fringe: This relaxed, softer option is one of the best for women over 70. Wispy bangs give your hair an effortlessly stylish feel, making you look younger. The best part is layered bangs look fabulous even on fine or thin hair.
- Micro fringe, aka baby bangs: These uber-trendy bangs are best on women over 70 when paired with a pixie cut. The shorter pieces are chic and fun without making you look like you’re trying too hard. And the short length draws the eye upwards, which lifts your entire face.
Hair Type Considerations
Now you know all about customizing your cut to suit your needs. But there’s another factor to keep in mind: your hair type. Say you find a haircut you love in the gallery below. But the woman in the photo has a very different hair type from yours. In this scenario, that same cut may not be as flattering on you. Sure, you may be able to style your hair to mimic the photo. But how much work will that take? Do you have the time or energy to spend an hour curling or straightening your locks daily? I certainly don’t! That’s why I’m also sharing my tips and advice for every hair type below.
- Dry hair: Adding moisture to your hair will be 100% necessary if you want to wear a longer hairstyle. You can do so with a deep conditioner or conditioning leave-in. Shorter styles will take less effort and upkeep on your part. Book a gloss or deep conditioner service if you color your hair. This will reduce frizz and dryness.
- Wavy, curly, and coily hair: Layers are your best friend. Without them, the shape of your hair can make your face look saggy or droopy. Longer styles are fine so long as you have enough layers to create balance. This is true whether you wear a short bob, a long shag, or anything in between.
- Straight hair: Unless you also have thick hair, your hair will look thinner as it gets longer. And layers reduce the volume in fine and medium hair, so adding layers isn’t necessarily a remedy for this issue. Bangs of some kind and facial framing will make your face and hair look younger.
- Fine and/or thin hair: Shorter styles work best unless you have loads of natural curls. You’ll also want a lighter hair color. The darker you color your hair, the more visible your scalp will be through your hair. Blonde, natural white, or natural gray will make your hair look thicker. So will pastel colors if you’re into fashion shades.
- Coarse and/or thick hair: If your hair feels overly coarse, a glossing service at the salon can add silkiness and softness. Most hairstyles will suit you fine, but be cautious of going too short. For example, coarse hair can become very hard to style with a hairline bob. Pixie cuts, longer bobs, and long layered cuts are better choices.
Styling Tips for Women Over 70
Knowing which options suit you best is a big part of getting a great haircut. But if you struggle to achieve that same style at home, your new haircut won’t benefit you much. And each hair type comes with its styling trials and tribulations. As hairdressers, we want you to be able to style daily without frustration. Check out my tips below to help make your mornings easier.
Styling Fine and/or Thin Hair
Strategy is the game’s name for styling fine and/or thin hair. You see, everything we do to our hair—from brushing to blow-drying—can cause damage. This damage leads to split ends and breakage, which makes your hair look even thinner. I’m not saying you can’t style your hair! Just that restorative products are essential for preserving the integrity of your tresses. With that word of caution out of the way, let’s talk volume. Blow-drying your hair upside down is one of the easiest ways to achieve volume. If your blow-dryer has a “cool” button, use it as soon as you’re done drying. Cooling your hair down rapidly locks in the volume and lift. If you’d instead not turn your head upside-down, a round brush is a great option too. The shorter your hair is, the smaller the barrel of the brush should be. Split your hair into sections. I like to do my nape as one section, the rest of the back, and each side. Focus on your roots first, then your ends. And don’t forget the cool air if your blow-dryer has this feature!
Styling Medium to Coarse and/or Thick Hair
With this hair type, you usually deal with super-wiry gray and white hair. Especially around your temples, these hairs can seem uncontrollable. The secret to styling and smoothing these unruly hairs is adding moisture. And my favorite product for this purpose is Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil. This lightweight product conditions deep down, infusing locks with softness and shine. It’s one of the best things I’ve found for taming those tough hairs. You can apply this product to damp hair and style it as desired or use it more as a spot treatment for wiry hairs on dry hair. It’ll also reduce drying time when applied to damp hair, making styling much more accessible. Now for a couple of styling tips. If you feel your hair is too thick or poofy, don’t blow-dry with your head upside down. Instead, use a brush or your fingers to direct your hair down as you dry. When your hair dries flat against your head, you’ll get a smooth and sleek result.
You can also skip blow-drying altogether. Apply your favorite leave-in conditioner, comb through thoroughly, and allow your hair to air dry. The leave-in conditioner will reduce any natural poofiness and frizz.
Styling Wavy, Curly, or Coily Hair
If you want to show off your natural texture, the healthiest styling method is the Curly Girl method. This gives you maximum volume and minimum damage! I use this method myself and have for several years now. There are many ways to customize this system to match your unique hair and lifestyle. You can blow-dry with a diffuser or air dry. It’s your call how many products to use and how often to shampoo. But what if you want to smooth your hair for a sleeker, straight style? You can blow-dry with a boar bristle round brush. These brushes are famous for straightening curls, waves, and coils without sacrificing shine or softness. My favorite is this boar bristle round brush because it pulls hair straight but is also anti-static. You’ll get a smooth, shiny blowout without the usual problems with straightening curly hair. Want a more hands-off approach? You can use a technique that existed long before blow-dryers and hair straighteners.
While your hair is damp, wrap it around your head. Imagine your head is like one giant roller. I like to start on one side, comb all that hair back, then around the back of my neck, up and over the other ear, and finally around the top of my head. You’ll likely need some bobby pins or roller clips to secure the hair as you go. But once secured, you just go about your business. Once your hair is dry—which usually takes around 12 hours—release it and brush it out. The straighter and tighter you pin it to your head, your dry hair will be straighter.
The Best Hair Accessories and Styling Products for Women Over 70
With everything you’ve learned so far, you’re almost an expert in choosing the best hairstyles for women over 70. You also need to know how to style your hair at home. After all, is there anything more disheartening than when you can’t replicate your salon style at home? But once you read through my suggestions on hair accessories and styling products, that problem will be a thing of the past. Let’s start with a question I always hear regarding hair accessories.
Can Women Over 70 Pull-Off Hair Accessories?
Yes, hair accessories can look fabulous and effortless on women over 70. If you’ve ever told yourself that these options are for the younger crowd, I invite you to let go of that thought. You have choices from scrunchies to headbands to barrettes and everything in between. The biggest thing to remember is the design of any given accessory. For example, headbands with huge floppy bows or giant flowers are best left to young girls and teens. But consider a silk scarf worn as a headband. Or a sleek, skinny headband in a color that contrasts with your eyes. These options will give you a youthful appearance rather than draw attention to your age. The same is true for barrettes, scrunchies, and anything else you want to wear in your hair. If you can picture it on a young lady—think 16 or younger—it’s likely not the most flattering choice for you. The last thing I want to mention is color. You can rock any color you like with your accessories! When I say imagine whether it’d suit a younger gal, I’m talking about giant bows, tons of glitter, and anything overly cutesy. Your hair accessories should make you think of elegant, classy, and sassy words.
Most women over 70 that I’ve worked with want more volume. And since our hair gets finer as we age, this is no surprise. The challenge comes in finding products that add volume without weighing down your hair. My absolute favorite of all time is Aveda Thickening Tonic. I love Aveda products because botanical ingredients, not lab-created chemicals, power them. This one instantly thickens your hair and adds lift from your roots to your ends. You have to give it a shake, spray liberally to towel-dried hair, and then comb through. Another good option is Nioxin Thickening Spray. For over 20 years, Nioxin has pioneered research into ingredients to help thicken thinning hair. And this is one of their best creations. It also contains peppermint oil, which has been found to stimulate the scalp and help hair grow. (Source)
Shampoos and Conditioners
Your shampoo and conditioner create the foundation for every hairstyle. This makes it a critical choice for women over 70. The wrong products can leave your hair looking thin, flat, and greasy. But the right ones can nourish your tresses, revitalizing their feel and appearance. I’m a big fan of Nexxus Ultimate Moisture shampoo and conditioner. While these aren’t specifically made for women over 70, the powerful ingredients will give you all the benefits you’re after. You can expect silkier, shinier locks that are still bouncy. You’ll want a brightening shampoo if you rock your natural gray or white hair. Gray and white hair is prone to becoming dingy, thanks to environmental pollutants. (Source) One of the best I’ve used is Rene Furterer Okara Silver Toning Shampoo. This product will neutralize any yellow, brassy, or dingy tones in your tresses. If you deal with many harsh environmental factors, like swimming in chlorine often, you’ll also want a brightening conditioner. I can’t say enough good things about Oribe Silverati Conditioner. This dermatologist-tested conditioner boosts hydration and elasticity while removing unwanted tones.
Additional Styling Products
The last type of product I want to discuss is restorative leave-ins. As I mentioned earlier, our hair gets weaker, more fragile, and thinner as we age. Breakage, frizz, split ends, and a thin appearance are common issues for women over 70. Living Proof Restore Repair Leave-In is a fabulous solution to these problems. All you need to do is apply 1-2 pumps to damp, towel-dried hair. It works wonderfully on curly, wavy, and straight hair textures. You can follow up with your blow-dryer or let your locks air dry. My second recommendation, Surface Hair Awaken Scalp Elixir, is more for your scalp than your hair. I like it adds a bit of volume and lift to the roots. But its primary purpose is balancing your scalp health to encourage thicker hair and faster growth. This brand also offers a full range of products if you’re a fan of this one.
Talking with Your Hairstylist
The last thing I want to teach you is how to communicate well with your hairstylist. When you both are on the same page, you’re much more likely to get the results you imagine. Let’s break things down into upkeep for the cut and coloring of gray hair.
Desired Level of Maintenance
Before your appointment, consider your salon visits frequency and your daily styling preferences. These two factors significantly impact which hairstyles will be an excellent match for you. You’ll struggle with bangs if you only want to come in for trims once or twice a year. Bangs need to be trimmed up every month or two, at least. The same is true of most bobs and pixie cuts. When you’re transparent and honest with your stylist about how often you’ll come in for trims, they can customize the cut to suit your lifestyle. You’ll also want to talk about your daily styling routine. Most bobs are highly compatible with weekly roller sets. Pixie cuts usually need a bit of product and styling each morning, but it should only take a few minutes. Medium to long hairstyles can go either way. You can pull them back into a braid, ponytail, or bun. But you’ll also spend longer washing your hair at this length than a bob or pixie. Think about what you do, and don’t mind when it comes to doing your hair. Once your stylist knows your ideal routine, they can ensure your new style aligns.
Getting the Perfect Hair Color
To be honest, coloring gray hair requires some extra attention to detail. We, hairdressers, use many specific methods to help your color adhere, turn out right, and last a long time. But gray and white hair is known to be particularly resistant to dyes. If you’ve noticed that certain areas of your head are incredibly stubborn or don’t take color well, inform your hairstylist. The more we know about your unique head of hair, the better results we can achieve for you. You’ll also want to consider your desired hair color ahead of your appointment. The photos in the gallery below will give you some great ideas. You’ll likely notice there are few photos of women with their hair dyed dark. This is because the darker your hair is, the more visible your scalp is—depending on your skin tone. Picking a color with the same level of lightness as your skin tone will make your hair look thicker. If you want a color opposite of your skin tone, consider getting highlights of it instead of your whole head. I suggest you bring a couple of photos of the hair color you like to your consultation. A picture is truly worth a thousand words regarding hair color. What you consider “blonde highlights” and what a stylist considers “blonde highlights” can vary greatly. As you discuss the photos, mention any concerns you might have. This includes worrying about whether a shade will brighten your skin tone, wondering how often you’ll need touch-ups and anything else on your mind. As stylists, we love collaborating with you to realize your vision.
The Most Flattering Hairstyles for Women Over 70
You’ve learned so much just by reading through this guide! With your newfound knowledge, you’re ready to scroll through the gallery below. Women over 70 truly can wear any length of hairstyle. Keep this in mind as you browse, and remember any haircut can be customized to suit your needs!
#1: Stunning Side Part Inverted Bob
Hairstyles for women over 70 can be customized to suit your unique personality. Add a side part to your inverted bob for a classic look. A side parting can make your hair appear to have more volume. It can still be made to be versatile to part wherever you would like. Having the nape of your hair cropped shorter gives a fantastic shape and removes bulk from your thicker hair, making it easier to style. Be sure to ask your stylist about personalizing your bob to suit your style and needs by adding layers or a fringe!
#2: Jaw-Length White Hairstyle with a Side Part
Haircuts for women over 70 can really pop when paired with grey or white hair. Consider a jaw-length hairstyle if you have white hair like the woman in the photo. The length is classic and beautiful. Keep your white hair looking pure with the Pravana Purple Toning Mask.
#3: Loosely Curled Bob
A loosely curled bob will bring volume and show off the highlights of your aging hair. Ask for round layers with detailing on the neckline and fringe. Don’t forget to ask your stylist to set your hair to get a few days out of your freshly styled hair! While your hairdresser is styling your hair, ask for pointers on touching up and keeping your hair styled at home. Ask about using mousse and hairspray.
#4: Youthful-Looking Short Pink Hair
Have some fun with your locks with youthful-looking short pink hair. Look ten years younger by cutting your hair to the perfect length and adding a pop of fun color. A shorter cut is excellent if you want to spend less time styling and still look trendy. If you already have white hair, putting a fashion color over it is a cinch.
#5: Beautifully Rounded Bob with Stacked Layers
Try a rounded bob with stacked layers if you want to add volume to your short hairstyle. This cut pairs exceptionally well with subtle highlights but also looks beautiful with your natural hair color.
#6: Short Feathered Cut for Wavy Hair with Glasses
Hairstyles for women over 70 need layers if you have curly or wavy hair. A short feathered cut is an excellent choice if you’re a woman with naturally wavy hair. The feathered layers help to remove bulk while adding shape and body. Short hair is incredibly flattering if you wear glasses because it creates a pretty face frame without crowding your features.
#7: Dirty Blonde Chin-Length Classic Bob Cut
Add some style to your shape with a chin-length bob. Ask your stylist for medium layers to give your bob more texture and movement than a one-length cut. You’ll want to dry your hair with a soft mousse and a medium-round brush moving toward your face. Keep in mind that modern bobs are finished with less volume, so you’ll want to try to keep your roots flatter to your head. A bit of volume on the sides is recommended for balance if you have a narrow face shape.
#8: Bright Copper Red Hair with Wispy Bangs
Try copper red hair paired with wispy bangs if you want to show off your unique personality. A cute and sassy cut will make you feel and look fantastic. Warm red tones make you stand out in a crowd and are eye-catching, but be ready for serious maintenance. You will have to refresh your color every four weeks to keep your red bright and vibrant.
#9: Timeless Short-Length Feathered Hair
A short-length feathered hairstyle is a timeless look that will never go out of style. If you want to try a shorter cut while keeping volume, ask for feathered layers on your next trip to your hair salon—style with a Revlon Blow Dry brush to create the full, blowout look.
#10: Modern Straight Shag Medium Hairstyle
Haircuts for women over 70 have to suit your hair’s natural texture. Consider a medium-length shag if you have straight hair and are looking for more movement and texture. Shorter layers throughout your hair help to create the illusion of fullness and volume. Adding bangs is a straightforward way to hide fine lines and wrinkles around your face and eyes while enhancing your cheekbones and face shape.
#11: Edgy Tapered Pixie with Layers
When paired with layers, a tapered pixie is a beautiful and edgy hairstyle. To style with volume, backcomb at your crown and spray with the Redken Quick Tease Finishing Spray.
#12: Easy-Maintenance Short & Messy Curly Hair
You’ll want to try short curly hair if you are searching for an effortless style and you have messy natural waves. Ask your stylist for short layers throughout, leaving softness around your ears and nape. A loose perm could be the answer if you have straight hair and love this style. Apply some curl amplifier to your cut and air dry for a super easy finish.
#13: Flattering Highlighted Pixie Hair
Hairstyles for women over 70 look incredibly flattering with highlights or lowlights. Highlighted pixie hair creates a fun and youthful look and is perfect for mature women. Pixie haircuts can add volume to the crown area, which helps elongate your face. The highlights help to brighten and bring out the color in your eyes, too.
#14: Beautiful Blonde Concave Bob
You can rock a concave bob and feel stylish and beautiful. If you want healthy hair, cutting your length up will eliminate tired split ends and make your hair look amazing. Ask your stylist for long concave layers, and your hair will have soft movement. You’ll want to blow out your bob with a large metal barrel round brush and a smoothing serum for bounce and shine. Your hair will need to be cut about every five weeks to keep your shape perfectly.
#15: Very Short Graduated Pixie
A lot of women over 70 have a very short graduated pixie. A bold, no-fuss pixie is a great short cut with a wash-and-go style. If you’re like most senior citizens, you don’t want to be bothered with long styling time, so a short pixie is a way to go. Use some texture paste and be out the door.
#16: Sweet Curly Hairstyle on a Bob Cut
When it comes to haircuts for women over 70, picking something to suit your natural texture makes styling easy. Try this cute curly bob cut. Cut dead weight off your strands and embrace your curls. A bob haircut is a perfect length for your curls to lift quickly and spring up. Use some curling gel to help your hairstyle stay in place and keep frizz at bay.
#17: Layered Hairstyle with Bold Money Pieces
Haircuts for women over 70 are most flattering when paired with dimensional color. Try a layered cut with a money piece if you want a trendy style. A bright, bold money piece will make your skin tone appear brighter. A layered haircut will look stylish when blow-dried with a round brush to give your hair bounce and shine.
#18: Sassy Choppy Gray Pixie Bob
Try a choppy gray pixie haircut if you like a versatile look that can transition from bold and edgy to sleek and elegant. The choppy cut’s texture will help create an effortless, messy look to your hair. As a mature lady, your hair also becomes thinner, and a cropped cut helps to give the illusion of more volume and fullness. If you crave a more edgy look, try a longer side-swept bang for an asymmetric look to your style.
#19: Fabulous Long Pixie Cut for Fine Hair
If you’re an older woman with fine hair that’s short, opt for a long pixie cut. Short haircuts are great for women with thinning hair. Cutting off your long strands will help give more body at the crown for a fuller appearance. 70-year-old ladies can style a pixie with ease and look fabulous. For a more voluminous style, use a small curling iron to give your locks a lift.
#20: Trendsetting Tousled Pixie Bob
Look nothing like a grandma with a tousled pixie bob. A pixie bob is trendy and effortless. With weightless layers and movement, your hair will style with little effort. Have your stylist use texturizing sheers around the edges for a more feminine touch.
#21: Short Feathered Crop with Dimensional Balayage
Hairstyles for women over 70 should always focus on adding more body, shape, and volume. Grey hair tends to be thinner and unruly, so ensure your haircut addresses these challenges. A short feathered crop cut defines fullness, texture, and dimension. Adding defined balayage highlights to your natural hair color will help the layers pop by giving a two-tone look that is very eye-catching. This style will be the star of the show no matter where you are with its bold, voluminous finish.
#22: Bob with Side Bangs and Salt-and-Pepper Hair Color
The bob with side bangs paired with a salt and pepper hair color is one of the best hairstyles for older women like you. It gives you a chic, stylish, modern finish. The side bang with a bob is a dream team, and it adds so much movement allowing your sparkling hair to shine and be the center of attention.
#23: Short Choppy Pixie Haircut with Disconnection
A short, razored pixie is a chic and fun style if you’re a senior wanting an accessible yet youthful finish. Short, clean sides and a longer top will simplify your daily styling. Use a pomade to add texture by spiking and adding lift. Asking for a razor cut is essential if you’re looking for a soft texture, which is excellent for fine, light hair.
#24: Blunt Short Haircut with Bangs
A blunt chin-length bob paired with a fringe is a very sophisticated style. Older women tend to choose a bang to hide forehead wrinkles, giving them a chic finish to their look. Highlights, a bob, and a sleek straight finish shown in this picture are classic, go-to styles for women, as it’s just super simple for maintenance and styling.
#25: Gorgeous Long Hairstyle with Soft Waves
Show off your beautiful tresses with a long hairstyle combined with soft waves. Hair length has no age; when done correctly, it looks classy and timeless. Opt for soft layers instead of choppy so your hair will flow easily. Use a big barrel curling iron to get big gentle flowing waves.
#26: Soft Medium-Length Side-Parted Hair
Try a medium-length hairstyle for a sexy shape that will complement you. 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 significant for creating a lift on the top. Medium-length hair is complimentary for most face shapes and is relatively low-maintenance, with trims every six weeks.
#27: Younger-Looking Stacked Pixie Bob
A stacked pixie bob is an excellent choice if you want a low-maintenance style that holds volume well. Ask your stylist about different length options to suit your lifestyle best.
#28: Short Pixie Cut for Women Over Seventy
A textured short pixie cut is one of the best hairstyles 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. You’ll quickly look impressive if you wear this kind of pure sassy, white hair.
#29: Sophisticated Piece-y Bangs
Adding piece-y bangs to any hairstyle looks best when paired with shattered layers on a medium length. Using pomade or clay, you can emulsify the product into your hands and grab small pieces of your bangs to create the “piece-y” effect and mold your hair.
#30: 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. This looks perfect if your hair is thinning as you age.
#31: No Fuss Cut for Short Hair
Ladies over 70 who come into my salon often tell me they want a no-fuss haircut for short hair. A short pixie is my go-to! It has shaved sides that taper into choppy layers adding height to your tresses.
#32: Edgy Hairstyle for Women with Personality
Edgy hairstyles are for women in their 70s with personality. If that’s you, try a short, bright red pixie with sharp lines. Apply hair mousse at the roots to help achieve volume.
#33: Sassy Short Hairstyle
A sassy short hairstyle is perfect for women looking for more volume, especially for thin hair. This style is very versatile and easy to shape. Try using pomade for a messy finish to your style.
#34: 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.
#35: Mature Textured Cut for Thick Hair
Textured cut for thick hair is heavily layered, decreasing the bulk that comes with having thick hair and adding gorgeous movement to your overall look. Face-framing layers can spice up your cut while adding length at the same time.
#36: Layers for Straight Long Hair for Women
Hairstyles for women over 70 aren’t limited to bobs and pixie cuts. Especially if you have a round face shape, longer hair can give you an elegant and youthful appearance. A long straight hairstyle like the one above is an excellent choice if you have 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.
#37: Edgy Grey Pixie with Long Bangs for Older Women
Hairstyles for women over 70 don’t have to be run-of-the-mill or boring— you can go as punked out or edgy as you want. Try a bright grey pixie with long bangs. It’s an on-trend look, but it requires extra styling time. Ask your stylist about any products they recommend for you at home.
#38: Casual Textured Short Bob
Consider a textured short bob for older ladies with grey-colored tresses. A razor cut’s movement and body are enough reasons to love it. Include some side bangs to finish your hair off with some flair.
#39: Youthful Short and Choppy Gray Hair
Bring your 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 choppy bangs and sweep them to a side to balance things out if you have a longer face.
#40 Popular 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. The angled length elongates the face making it a perfect style if you have a rounder face shape.
#41: Polished 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, and you’ll stay cooler.
#42: 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.
#43: 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 will let your youthful vibes out, too!
#44: Fun 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 with low maintenance and many 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. If you’re considering a jaw-length cut bob, the most crucial part is knowing how to round brush to get the whole 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.
#45: Short Modern Shag for Women
A modern and shaggier short haircut is achieved through razoring and point-cutting techniques. When it comes to products, I recommend giving 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 even more texture and hold. The style is for older ladies over seventy who love to play with their hair and give it a messier finished look instead of a placed finish. It’s perfect if you’re always on the go and want a trendy, modern, younger-looking style.
#46: Easy Layered Long Pixie for Ladies
A long pixie with subtly side-swept bangs is a flattering hairstyle for 70-year-old women. It’s 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 enough to get the sassy look it deserves. Less styling is more for that on-trend, timeless look!
#47: 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.
#48: Short Stacked Bob on Natural Gray Hair
A short, stacked bob haircut works well for women over 70 with glasses. The shape has been exaggerated for visual appeal. Taking the fringe shorter and blunter opens up your 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.
#49: Bright 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 your desired look with a dry texture spray.
#50: Extra Textured Short Cut for Thinning Hair
A heavily textured and tousled short cut is flattering if you’re a 70-year-old woman with thinning hair. The tousling helps hide blading spots, which makes your hair appear thicker.
#51: The Graduated Lob with Bangs
A graduated long bob works best for women over seventy with thick hair. This style removes the bulk of the hair around your face leaving you with a sleek, polished look. With a medium-length cut like this, you’ll want to give it an all-over color, like dark brown, to hide your greys.
#52: Cute 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. Want to see more haircuts for older women with thin hair? Click here to see these pictures.
#53: Blonde French Bob with a Fringe
If you’re looking for one of the most modern hairstyles for women over 70, try a French bob. This haircut is for fashion-forward ladies. However, you’ll need thicker hair to pull this off.