33 Youthful Hairstyles for Women Over 60 with Grey Hair

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

There’s a variety of hairstyles for women over 60 with grey hair that are low-maintenance and youthful-looking. It can be a long or short-length cut and must suit one’s face shape.

The right hairstyle offers confidence while making sure the hair is manageable. Depending on its actual color, it may also provide a whole new hair texture!

Stylist Anna McKenna from Salina, KS gives her older clients’ hair new life. And, she shares the most vital aspects a 60-year-old woman with grey hair needs to know before opting for a fresh chop.

“First is knowing what the cut or style will entail with your lifestyle and maintenance,” she notes. “You won’t like your gray hair if it’s an overgrown style that appears outdated.”

She adds, “Second would be what looks best with your face shape. It must balance your face shape and profile.”

McKenna continues by saying that the third key factor is to learn how to jazz up your locks. “Ask questions about how to style it. Know how to create the look in-between appointments, and with what tools and products.”

Her favorite product for natural gray hair is Redken Graydiant Shampoo. She explains, “it’s a toning shampoo without turning your natural white or gray to a purple kind. It helps keep the tresses from yellowing out.”

Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspirational photos of hairstyles for women over 60 with grey hair!


#1: Grey Classic Bob with Deep Side Part

A deep side part can create style and shape on a rounder face shape. The side part creates a beautiful frame with asymmetry. If you have finer or thinner hair, try a slight graduation in your bob for fullness. Use a flat or round brush for smoothing during blowdry.

grey pixie with wispy bangs for women over 60

#2 Grey Pixie with Wispy Bangs

Pixies with wispy bangs for sixty-year-old women create a short haircut that offers a blend of sophistication and modern flair. This grey pixie is designed with expert layering to maximize volume, making it an ideal choice for fine hair. The style’s short length ensures easy management and simplifies daily styling routines, while the wispy bangs soften facial features, enhancing a youthful appearance. Although this hairstyle is low-maintenance, regular trims are essential to maintain its fresh shape and textured finish.

long layered brown and grey hair

#3 Long Layered Brown + Grey Hair

This gorgeous long layered cut features a beautiful blend of brown and grey tones, perfect for those embracing their natural grey while adding a touch of warmth. The layers add movement and volume, making this style ideal for medium to thick hair. It’s a low-maintenance look that enhances the natural wave of your hair, offering a graceful way to transition to more grey coverage. While this style is stunning and easy to maintain daily, regular salon visits are necessary to keep the color looking seamless.

Long bob with side-swept bangs for women 60+
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#4: Long Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

The beauty of a 60-year-old’s long bob with side-swept bangs is in the way the shape sweeps the face and covers forehead wrinkles. Longer layered bangs graze the face, which not only adds a softening effect but also elegance to grey or white hair. Having it a little longer than chin-length avoids emphasis on the jaw area (if this is an area of concern).

black and silver balayage for senior ladies

#5 Black and Silver Balayage

A black and silver balayage for senior ladies will blend grays with highlights and lowlights for contrast. The trick is to add lowlights to your long hair that will match the natural hair color. Ask the colorist for a technique that will work best to achieve it.

#6: Silver Neck-Length Cut

Make your features softer with a silver neck-length cut suitable for grey hair. A long fringe and medium layered hairstyle is ideal to enhance your facial features, not diminish them. You’ll want to use a volume-enhancing product and blow dry with a medium metal barrel round brush. Finish with a 3/4-inch iron for soft waves that will make you feel glamorous and youthful.

feathered grey bob for older women

#7 Feathered Grey Bob

A feathered grey bob is an ashy-colored haircut with a lot of movement.  Bobs are a very stylish look that all mature women can rock. It can be tailored for thin, medium, or thick hair.

#8: Choppy Neck-Length Grey Hairstyle

Consider a choppy, neck-length grey hairstyle. If your hair is over 50% grey, consider going fully blonde. Add textured layers and maintain a neck-length perimeter to enhance the volume that this haircut and color provide.

#9: Short Feathered Gray Hairstyle with Swept Bangs

Are you worried about dealing with your aging hair? If you want a fun and playful hairdo, try a short, feathered style complemented by swept bangs.

Naturally Gray Spiky Long Pixie for a Lady Aged 60
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#10: Naturally Gray Spiky Long Pixie

For women aged 60, a modern hairstyle can be a naturally gray, spiky, long pixie cut. It’s a fabulous style that suits her natural hair color. The spiky texture adds a youthful and edgy touch to the pixie cut, while the longer length allows for versatility in styling. For those with nature’s gray or silver hair, this haircut enhances their natural beauty. To style, I recommend applying a small amount of texturizing product to damp hair, then using your fingers to tousle and spike the hair as desired.

Very Messy Curls for Ladies Aged 60 with Grey Hair
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#11: Very Messy Curls

Experiment with letting your hair form natural, messy curls, allowing your hair’s texture and color to become vibrant. To style grey balayage hair, start with a hydrating conditioner. This will keep your curls moist. Then, use a soft hold curl gel. This will reduce frizz and define your curls.

Salt and Pepper Very Short Pixie for 60-Year-Olds with Grey Hair
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#12: Salt and Pepper Very Short Pixie

A salt and pepper very short pixie will make you look youthful and stylish. Cut your aging hair short and it will be thick and healthy, and easy to manage. You won’t have any trouble with hair sticking out when you wear your glasses. That’s because this cut is tapered around the ears. So go bold with a short pixie and make your life less complicated.

Natural-Looking Makeover for 60-Year-Olds with Grey Hair
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#13: Natural-Looking Makeover for Grey Hair

Aging hair can have its challenges. My advice is to decide your level of maintenance realistically and aim for natural grey hair. A stylist is skilled at lifting the hair and lowlighting for maximum wear. The key here is to match the natural pattern as it grows in.

#14: Silver Feathered Layers

Silver feathered layers like these are stunning. I encourage you to wear your natural color when it makes you feel gorgeous! Do not confuse white-silver hair for a lack of beauty.

grey blunt bob for women over 60
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#15: Grey Blunt Bob

The grey blunt bob features a very classic length. It’s a cut that draws attention towards the jawline and cheekbones. For styling maintenance, use a flat iron and slightly bend the hair towards the neck. Finish off with the OI Oil by Davines for added shine and softness.

Gray Balayage Bob with Darker Roots for Women Over Sixty with Grey Hair
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#16: Gray Balayage with Darker Roots

Gray balayage with darker roots is the modern solution for natural grays. This hair color can be lower maintenance than your typical gray coverage. To get this look, consult with your color specialist if you are a good candidate for this type of color.

#17: Beautiful Bob with a Side Bang

For a timeless look, try a bob with side bangs. A bob cut is a classic cut that never goes out of style. Add a side bang to frame the face while adding a soft touch.

#18: Modern Short Bob

A modern short bob is fitting for every age and every hair color. The foundation for a bob can be taken in any direction. If you want less hair, fuller-looking hair, volume, or texture ask your stylist what type of bob would be best suited for you.

Mid length wavy hair for women over 60 with grey hair
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#19: Mid-Length Wavy Gray Hairstyle

Mid-length wavy hair is best styled with lightweight products. Adding layers can take excess weight off your waves to create a more voluminous, medium-length style.

Short layered hairstyle for ladies over 60 with grey thick hair
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#20: Short Layered Hairstyle for Thick Hair

A short layered hairstyle for thick hair is the type of cut that will fall right into place when dried. Finish with a glossing polish to add definition and add a piecey texture to the front and back.

Related: Youthful short hairstyles for women over 60 with grey hair.

Layered bob for grey thin hair for women over 60
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#21: Layered Bob for Grey, Thin Hair

A layered bob for grey, thin hair is a smart choice if you would like your hair to appear thicker. Medium layers add fullness and body to fine tresses. Add bangs to this cut to soften the face. Thin hair should be trimmed every 3 weeks because even a little length will weigh it down.

Related: See more haircuts for women over sixty with thin hair.

Short grey-haired bob for older women with glasses
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#22: Short Bob for Older Women with Glasses

A short grey-haired bob is a smart look for older women with glasses. A classic cut, it looks best smooth and simple and works great on any hair type. To blow-dry, mousse, and a round brush will do the trick.

layered salt and pepper long bob hairstyle
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#23: Layered Salt and Pepper Long Bob

Try a salt-and-pepper long bob that’s layered if your hair lacks movement. The layers enhance the different tones, add shape, and flick to straight hair. Adding side-swept bangs would finish this gray hair style flawlessly.

wavy gray lob for older women over 60
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#24: Wavy Gray Lob

Rock a wavy gray lob by adding piece-y layers to complement the hair’s color and shape. To achieve the salt and pepper hair color, ask for highlights and lowlights that create movement and depth. For styling, add soft waves with 1/2″ barrel curling iron to boost dimension and movement. Then, finish it off with R Co Trophy texture spray.

#25: Choppy Bob for Graying Hair

Give a choppy bob for graying hair a chance if you want a versatile trend and playful appearance. It looks great whether it’s straight, curly, or if you prefer, wash-and-go. The choppy texture adds fun to a jaw-skimming bob and flatters most face shapes.

curly wavy hair for women over 60
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#26: Curly Wavy Hair

The beauty of curly hair for women over 60 is that it adds more volume and helps disguise thinning hair. The bouncy nature gives a more youthful appearance, too!

#27: Short Spiky Pixie for Gray-Haired Women

The short spiky pixie for gray-haired women screams confidence and sassiness. This short haircut for older ladies who get tired of coloring their gray locks and just want to chop them off. “It’s easy to style and looks great all the time! She can dress up this style, or make it sassy to match her personality,” says Adams.

shaggy cut for thick grey hair
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#28: Shaggy Cut for Thick, Grey Hair

The shaggy cut for thick, grey hair is excellent for older women who love soft looks! It has layers that carry out extra movement and texture. Some stylists recommend a mousse to add extra volume and definition to the layers. This shag for women over 60 also comes with middle-parted bangs that frame the face well.

#29: Textured Shag with Gray Ombre Hair Color

A textured shag with gray ombre hair color gives the tresses fullness and texture. It looks so much better with loose curls, showing off a voluminous style. The ombre is such a chic addition, too. It makes this entire hair idea younger-looking.

Related: See more shags for women over 60.

#30: Naturally Grey for Fine Hair

A short hairstyle that’s naturally grey for older women with fine hair shows off confidence.  This hairstyle has a ton of versatility. Depending on the texture, it’s easy to manage, which older women love.

#31: Curly Bob for Women

The ideal curly bob can show off a bouncy texture and definition. This chop is for women who want to try a longer pixie cut, but can’t pull it off because their hair stacks up on itself and takes over.

transformation back to natural grey for ladies past sixty
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#32: Transformation Back to Natural Grey

Transform your hair back to natural grey when you are ready to have less maintenance and you find that your roots seem to grow too fast. Natural grey is a huge process the first time, but it allows you to grow your natural color out without hard lines of demarcation. Expect a bit of upkeep at first to help keep the silver or grey tone but the upkeep will gradually reduce as it grows out. For best results, and to avoid brassy tones, use the Unite Blonda purple shampoo at least 1-2 times per week.

very short grey bob for 60-year-olds
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#33: Very Short Grey Bob

A very short grey bob is an amazing haircut for plus-size women over 60. This cropped layered cut adds a ton of volume to the crown, while the long sweeping fringe beautifully frames the face. If you’re looking to accentuate your natural color, then try a greyish toner to capture the true essence of salt and pepper hair.