Are you in your 60s and struggling to find a cute, trendy short haircut that works for you? Right now, the best pixie cuts for women over 60 are all about boosting volume and giving the illusion of hair density. Keep scrolling to get my best tips and see inspiring photos of this cute crop!
Key Questions to Ask Your Stylist
To decide whether or not to get a pixie hair style, ask your stylist:
- What are the style requirements?
- How easily can I replicate the style exactly as you did?
- How often should I come in to maintain it?
- Any short hairstyle suggestions that would complement my face shape and features?
Short on time?
Some women over 60 don’t like spending a lot of time styling their new haircut. So, I suggest products that are easy to use and helpful. My go-to type of product is a cream pomade with a flexible hold for versatility or hairspray for a stronger hold.”
Before your next hair appointment, browse through these pictures of the best pixie haircuts for women over 60!
#1: Side-Swept Pixie for Coarse Hair
The key to a perfect side-swept pixie cut with a side part for ladies over 60 is softness. As your hair ages, blunt lines are harsh around the face. With the right styling technique, this style can make you look 10 years younger. To ensure the side-swept style is balanced, have your stylist use thinning shears. These scissors create soft, blended layers around the edges. To enhance the look and add volume, be sure to tease the hair at the crown. Use a light-hold hairspray to keep the style in place.
#2: Silver Gray Wispy Pixie Cut
The silver-gray wispy pixie cut is a timeless hairstyle perfect for women over 60 with short hair. This cut features short layers on top of a closely-cropped base. You will want to ask for uniform layers which create a soft, wispy appearance. This youthful style works best for women who want to add texture and volume to their hair.
#3: Chic Pixie Cut with Lots of Volume
A chic pixie cut with lots of volume is a perky shape that will make you feel more lively. The short textured crown gives the cut its spunk, so don’t forget to ask for it. Request a soft fringe and length around the ear for a feminine style with an added graduated nape. For more thickness, to help your fine strands, try Pureology’s Style + Protect Instant Levitation Mist. A medium round brush and your fingers should help give you the perfect blowout.
#4: Stylish Brushed-Forward Fringe
Say hello to the stylish brushed-forward fringe on a pixie cut! This look is perfect for older women who want to stay hip and cool, as it is chic and modern. Be aware that pixie cuts tend to be a bit high maintenance. You might need to visit your salon every four weeks for a trim and shaping. To keep the style fresh, use a round brush and blow dryer to give your hair some volume and movement.
#5: Fabulous Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
Try a pixie with bangs if you want very short hair but want to still look feminine and fabulous. The side-swept bangs will add the charm and femininity you will love. Your stylist will create the perfect pixie designed for you.
#6: Silver Tapered Pixie with Side Fringe
Another stylish pixie haircut for women over 60 is the silver tapered pixie with a side fringe. This cut is perfect for aging hair, as it helps to prevent split ends and keep hair looking healthy. The long layers of this style provide a soft frame around the face. All while still maintaining an easy-to-style look that won’t take up too much time in the morning.
#7: Blonde Lixie with Sweeping Bangs
Opt for the blonde lixie with sweeping bangs if you want a low-maintenance cut. This style is best for women over 60. It provides volume and texture while the fringe highlights the eyes. It’s a versatile style that compliments all hair types and levels of thickness. To keep this look looking fresh, be sure to have regular trims every four to six weeks. This will help maintain shape and keep your cut looking its best.
#8: Razor Cut Textured Pixie
As your aging hair changes colors and textures, one of the best ways to manage this is with a textured pixie. You can do this while still feeling youthful and stylish. Keep in mind that this haircut must be trimmed every 4-6 weeks. But it’s easily styled daily with a quick blow-dry and a matte paste for texture and volume. I suggest Texture Paste by Eleven Australia.
#9: Chic Pixie with Wispy Side Bangs
Who wouldn’t love to rock a chic pixie with wispy side bangs? This stylish look is perfect for framing your aging locks. And it’s a great way to add youthful vibrancy and texture. To achieve this look, talk with your stylist about short layers that are slightly longer on the sides. I’m my opinion, if you use texturizing shears around the face, it adds volume and subtle movement. For an extra pop, consider adding highlights or lowlights for that extra dimension.
#10: Warm Blonde Pixie Relaxed Curls
A pixie with relaxed curls looks soft and sun-kissed in a warm blonde tone. If you can lighten your hair to a level 8 or 9 ask for overall golden warmth to remain. Using a 1″ iron to style adds looser wave and volume on top.
#11: Silver Pixie with Choppy Bangs
The key to making a pixie cut look youthful and modern is the blow-dry! My best advice is to style ypur hair forward from the crown of the head and to whichever side you prefer it to lay. Use a comb or your fingers. Avoid using a round brush and styling it backwards because it will give a dated look. Be sure to use a styling product at the end suitable for your hair type to get a piecey look.
#12: White Shaggy Pixie
A white shaggy pixie looks gorgeous on women over 60. This easy-to-style crop can add a young, updated edge to your overall look. If you decide on this cut, be prepared to add purple shampoo to your shower routine to keep your locks crisp and white.
#13: Modern Salt-and-Pepper Pixie
Try a modern pixie if you’re ready to embrace that beautiful, natural hair color of yours. Cutting your hair into a pixie from a longer haircut will feel so rejuvenating and refreshing, it will make your face glow and appear younger.
#14: Chic Pixie with Bronze Tones
If you have a modern pixie but want to add more dimension, consider getting highlights. Highlights add a ribboning effect that give your hair a more defined hairstyle. Don’t forget to ask your stylist to give you a contrasted look. This will allow your stylist to determine if lowlights are necessary to give you that piecy look. Lowlights are needed if you have a lighter base. Or, if you need more depth in your color pattern.
#15: Edgy Platinum Asymmetric Pixie
You can pull off an edgy platinum asymmetric pixie. Ask your stylist for some length in the crown for a round shape. Try to wear your hair closer to your head and messy, avoiding too much volume. The asymmetry looks best hanging to one side, and will definitely make you look more youthful. Keep in mind the short cut and color are wonderful but will require frequent salon visits.
#16: Extra Long Pixie with Side Bangs
One of the most fun and edgy pixie haircuts for women over 60 is an extra-long pixie with side bangs. A long pixie is great for women with fine hair. Having choppy layers will give the cut tons of texture and add body. Side bangs bring softness around the face and give a more youthful appearance. Use texture paste to define and piece out the layers for a messy tousled style.
#17: Short Pixie Cut for Fine Hair
A pixie cut for seniors with fine hair makes a refined, sleek hairstyle. The short length gives the locks an impression of a thicker density. Short hairstyles for women over 60 with fine hair, like pixies, are easy to style and look natural with a subtle texture.
#18: Silver Pixie with Shades
A silver pixie with shades is such an edgy look for older women wanting a funky style. Ask for a razor cut to get this soft textured look, styling with pomade to finish. Rock your pixies and shades this summer season.
#19: Salt and Pepper Pixie Hairstyle
A salt and pepper pixie hairstyle is a great look for women with their natural glitter. A rounded pixie is ideal for women wanting height and fullness. Embrace your natural tones confidently and feel beautiful every day.
#20: White Pixie Cut Hairstyle
A white pixie cut hairstyle is so trendy, and classy. Perfect style for women over 60 wanting to stay in trend. Adding shades to pixies takes your entire style to another level.
#21: Salt-and-Pepper Curly Long Pixie
A salt-and-pepper curly long pixie is such a fun style for older women still wanting a fun everyday look. Add mousse and diffuse your natural curls to get full, bouncy natural curls.
#22: Spiky Pixie for Thin, Grey Hair
Be a little more daring with a spiky pixie for thin, grey hair. Thin hair is ultimately at its best when it’s short, and a pixie ticks all the boxes. Be a little more creative when styling and add some height to achieve a lifting effect on the face. Short spiky pixies are perfect for women over sixty with grey hair.
#23: Long Pixie for Older Women
A long pixie for older women can offer a classic style without going too short. Elevating the length at the back of the head adds weight and structure to the hair. However, the shorter length can still skim the jaw without exposing too much of your face and ears.
#24: Pixie Haircut for Gray Hair
Add two striking elements together with a pixie cut for overweight women over 60 with gray hair. Gray hair tends to become finer as we age, so a pixie really adds life back to the hair. Pushing all the movement to the front of the face works well disguising any concerns with recession areas. It also frames the face for a feminine style.
#25: Asymmetrical Pixie Cut for Older Women with Straight Hair
An asymmetrical pixie cut for older women with straight hair works as a great transition style into a bob cut. It looks flattering on most face shapes, and its length can be customizable. Consider a texture paste-like Box O’ Bollox from Evo for styling.
#26: Gray Pixie Cut for Older Women
Gray pixie cuts for women over 60 should look effortless and great without even trying. Sure, it takes only a few minutes to jazz up hair like this. The best style for this chop is with a piece-y definition. Achieve it using a wax spray or salt spray and make the layers stand out.
#27: Blonde Pixie for 60-Year-Old Women
A blonde pixie for a 60-year-old woman is a soft, eye-catching hairstyle. The blonde hair color complements medium to light skin tones. Meet with a colorist regularly to keep its gloss, and use a purple shampoo to prevent brassiness. But what’s cool about it is it’s easy to style!
#28: Pixie Cut with Fringe Hairstyle
A pixie cut with a fringe is a sweet, charming style that flatters most 60-year-old women. This ear-length chop does a great job with wavy locks. Waves are the perfect texture to show off the layers in this short haircut.
#29: Pixie with Bangs for Older Women
A gorgeous pixie with bangs for older women is short hair cut with shorter layers for added texture. It offers a feathered definition that adds glamour to its complete style. This chop demands less styling and manipulation. So, for women who are in their 60s, try it!
#30: Pixie for Wavy Hair
A tousled pixie for wavy hair screams maximum texture and volume. Use a flat iron to add waves and enhance the definition, especially if you have curly hair and want to tone it down a bit. For the finishing touch, apply enough amount of balm to create separation and texture. Women who are over 60 years old flaunt wavy pixies the best!
#31: Pixie Cut for Seniors with Thin Hair
One of the ideal pixie cuts for seniors with thin hair is a tapered one with lots of layers and texture. Hair artist Harold Guadalupe from Florida created this bold short haircut. It offers fullness, volume, and movement.
Guadalupe made sure that he kept most of the length towards the center. It gives the hair added height and length while still preserving a lightweight feel.
“This can provide a fun and edgy look that’s easy to style and can be achieved in no time,” he states.
To style such hair, Guadalupe shares the three best products to use. “Add a liquid gel for light hold, followed by a texturing powder at the roots for lift and movement.” He suggests a defining whip for the detailed finish, too.
Related: See more haircuts for women over 60 with thin hair.
#32: Pixie Cut for Thick Hair
Pixie cuts for thick hair are easier to manipulate into any texture and style. Sleek or textured? Women over 60 can pull off any vibe they want to go for. If you’re tired of your greyish hair, ask for a blonde color that will help hide the grey. The bad news is a dense mane can be very fragile and dry. So, stylists recommend moisturizing shampoo and conditioner when washing it.
#33: Pixie for Older Women with Glasses
The most flattering pixie for older women with glasses features feathered layers and a piece-y texture. This type of short pixie cut with glasses allows the locks to have a layered, rounded shape that suits seniors the best. And hey, it won’t hurt the look if you add blonde highlights and lowlights. The result is sassy and dimensional! If you have a round face like this, then check out these flattering cuts for women in their sixties!
👉 See different types of haircuts for older women with glasses.
#34: Choppy Pixie
A choppy pixie for senior women gives their entire style softness and edginess. To style this chop, add a lot of texture to create a fuller-looking finish. Use a dry texture spray to work the shape, and show off the choppy layers and texture.
#35: Very Short Pixie
A very short pixie for women over 60 is a hairstyle that flatters an oval face shape. Stylist Nikki Libertelli from Colorado proves it right by creating this sassy cut.
To achieve the look, use a palm to palm technique starting on the left side to the back, then right to back. Libertelli suggests, “connect the top with a feather razor on top, giving it texture.”
A combo of texture powder and mousse are excellent products to style it. Then, finish it off with a pomade to give the hair shine and light hold.
For older women who plan to get this chop, Libertelli says, “you must be willing to get it cut every four weeks.”
#36: Soft Grey Pixie with Wispy Bangs
A pixie haircut is a good choice for women over 60 who want something sassy but easy to style. The soft textured sides and top create the illusion of fuller hair. Just add some root lifter directly on the roots and some textured cream towards the ends to give it a piecer look. Salon upkeep would be every 4 to 6 weeks.