Short On Time? Try These Wash-and-Wear Haircuts for Women Over 60

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

The trendy wash-and-wear haircuts for women over 60 are effortless to style and easy to maintain. Not only do these save you a few styling products, but these free up your morning routine, too!

Patricia Malin Ricciuti, a hairstylist from Exton, PA, shares her golden rule on this trend. “Make sure you love your new look. It gives you a boost of confidence if the design enhances your hair, facial features, and head shape,” she explains.

Though these haircuts are easy to prep, minimal effort is yet essential. “All you need is to apply correct products and massage them into the strands. Style using your hands or comb, and you’re good to go,” says Ricciuti.

Remember, hair product makes a difference as it adds structure and definition to the tresses. Use the ones suitable for your hair density and texture.

Ask your hairdresser for added styling tips. Learn how to air-dry and restyle it the next day without rewashing. “The idea is to simplify your life while not giving up on style,” Ricciuti notes.

The drawback in getting a fresh haircut may affect ladies with specific hair types. Wash-and-wear won’t work on mixed textures. Fine tresses may also need heat styling.

Ricciuti suggests, “Always have a backup look if you can’t heat style your hair. You may add a headband or create a simple updo.”

An excellent haircut can elevate a wash-and-wear style. Be open to suggestions when discussing this with your hairstylist.

Optimum styles for older ladies are not boring. Go and check out these inspiring images of the trendiest wash-and-wear haircuts for women over 60!

Wash and Wear Razored Spiky Pixie for Ladies Over Sixty
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#1: Razored Spiky Pixie

If you have fine or thin hair, a razored spiky pixie will do wonders for your hair. Pixie haircuts not only help make fine or thin hair look thicker and fuller, but they’re also one of the easiest when it comes to styling. In my professional opinion, I would cut this spiky pixie all one length except for in front of the ears (sideburns) and at the back of the head (hairline) leaving those areas just slightly longer to create a more edgy style. I would then go back into the top area and use a razor to create messy, texturized layers for that spiky style. This will create the illusion that you have more hair than you actually do. Set your style by using a medium hold paste or pomade.

Choppy Bob with Side Bangs for Older Women

#2 White Choppy Bob with Side Bangs

This choppy bob with side bangs is perfect for older women looking to add a touch of modern flair to their hairstyle. The soft layers and side-swept bangs create volume and movement, making it ideal for fine hair. The cut frames the face beautifully and enhances natural white hair. It’s easy to maintain and style, requiring minimal effort while offering a youthful and stylish look.

Wash-and-Wear Chin-Length Razor Cut Bob for Ladies Over 60 and Up
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#3: Chin-Length Razor Cut Bob

A razor cut that reaches your chin is a simple bob style for fine or thin hair. If your hair is difficult to manage or lacks volume, a shorter haircut could be an easy solution. Short haircuts simplify styling and automatically remove unwanted weight, giving a soft, voluminous look. Razor haircuts not only offer an easy-care style, but they also give hair a soft texture, keeping it flowing and effortless.

#4: Blonde Layered Lixie

A blonde layered pixie, also known as a lixie, is a textured haircut. It has several layers at the top of the head and shorter lengths around the back and ears. If you’re over 60 and looking for a haircut that’s easy to maintain, a lixie might be a good choice. The best part about this style is its low-maintenance nature. The short textured layers on top make this haircut easy to manage daily. Using a lightweight styling cream like JVN’s Air Dry Cream can help create hold and definition without the stickiness of a pomade.

#5: Side-Swept Pixie on Thin White Hair

If your thin hairline is a problem, consider a side-swept pixie cut for your natural white hair. If you find your thin hair difficult to style, a shorter haircut might work for you. Shorter hairstyles are a great way to add instant lift and volume to your naturally thin hair. Incorporating a soft side part can also help aid in lift and volume. If you have naturally rounder cheeks, be sure to leave a little extra length around the ears and sides.

#6: Natural White Pixie Cut

This natural white pixie cut is so chic! Ask about haircut and style options that best fit your texture if you have aging hair.

#7: Cute Long Pixie with Bangs and Sideburns

Try a cute long pixie with bangs and soft sideburns. As your aging hair becomes grey, it can sometimes become more coarse. Try a soft pixie cut to help manage your new hair journey. Ask your stylist to leave soft feminine sideburn pieces to frame your face. And texturizing with scissors or a razor can help soften and define your style.

#8: Gorgeous Highlighted Hair

Gorgeous highlighted hair is a great way to lighten up your face if you want to break up a whole head of dark hair. If you are wanting to add movement or some playfulness to your hair, then you should try to start with a very subtle, but noticeable highlight. There are so many different tones for you to choose from when taking this route. Make sure to talk with your stylist about what colors would work best with the overall look you are trying to achieve.

#9: Long Straight Bob

Look chic and polished with a long straight bob. A bob is one of the most versatile haircuts that are great for all different hair types and textures. Try to get trims every 6-8 weeks to keep your bob looking fresh and healthy. If you want a smooth finish after blow drying, run a flat iron through your ends.

Grandma-Inspired Round Bob Haircut
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#10: Grandma-Inspired Round Bob Haircut

A grandma-inspired round bob haircut is one of those perfect hair cuts for women who are no longer coloring their hair. This classic stacked bob is very classy when paired with silvery-white locks. The graduated cut in the back elevates the hair giving lots of effortless volume.

#11: Razored Cut for Mid-Length Hair

A razored cut for mid-length hair is a very fun style if you are looking for tons of volume and body. Razor cuts leave the hair with a very light and feathery texture that creates movement. Razored shag cuts are timeless, they are from the ’80s and still are a trend today.

#12: Salt-and-Pepper Short Shag

A salt-and-pepper short shag for women over 60 is an easy-to-manage hairstyle. Wash-and-wear haircuts are great for women who don’t like to style their hair too often. To get this look, ask your hairdresser for a short haircut that would look good on your hair when air-dried.

#13: Wash-and-Wear Wavy Long Bob

A wash-and-wear wavy long bob cut is a classy short hair style. To get this look, ask your hairdresser for a medium-length bob with a fringe.

Related: Flattering medium-length layered bobs for women over 60.

#14: Asymmetrical Bob

An asymmetrical bob for mature women is a fun and unique haircut. This haircut can be a wash-and-wear style. To get this haircut, ask your hairdresser for a short asymmetrical bob hairstyle.

French Bob for Women in Their Sixties
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#15: French Bob for Women with Fine Hair

A French bob for fine hair is a very dramatic modern cut. The blunt shape creates maximum density leaving fine hair looking thicker. The dense front bangs also help to conceal and hide wrinkles.

Related: Stylish French bob hairstyles for fine hair.

#16: Wash-and-Wear Shaggy Hair with Curtain Fringe

Wash-and-wear shaggy hair with curtain fringe is a perfect cut for wavy or curly textured hair. This is a low-maintenance haircut that is still on-trend and a classic style. The bangs really frame your face, taking years off immediately.

#17: Fuss-Free Waves

Fuss-free waves are stunning, soft, beachy waves. Beach waves take only a few minutes of styling to achieve. They can turn any haircut more modern, automatically making you look 10 years younger. Since the ends of beach waves are straight they give volume but don’t take away any length on shorter cuts.

Curtain Bangs for Women Over 60 with Short Hair
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#18: Curtain Bangs for Short Hair

Curtain bangs for women over 60 with short hair are very trendy. Curtain bangs are a perfect combination of front bangs, side bangs, and a little face-framing. They look great on any face shape and are a wash-and-wear style that doesn’t need much styling to look cute.

#19: Cute Pixie Bob for Women with Gray Hair

A cute pixie bob for women with gray hair is a great length. It’s shorter than a traditional bob but not too short, perfect if you’re looking to try out pixie haircuts for the first time. Wash-and-wear hairstyles are great if you are looking for a low-maintenance style.

Younger-Looking A-Line Bob for Women 60 and Older
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#20: Younger-Looking A-Line Bob

A younger-looking a-line bob is a very modern take on a bob. If the right haircut isn’t chosen it can age you and give frumpy old lady, elderly vibes. A sharp dramatic angle gives a bob edginess.

#21: Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs are low-maintenance bangs that don’t need trimming every 4 weeks like traditional front bangs. Wispy cuts give the hair a light airy texture and volume since they remove weight. Embrace your gorgeous face with a short haircut that shows your jawline and cheekbones.

#22: Shaggy Mullet with Bangs

A shaggy mullet with bangs brings back the 80’s classic mullet with a modern twist. This is a great hairdo for women over 60 looking to have big 80s hair and still stay on-trend. Shaggy hair cuts are cut with a razor to give the hair texture and messiness.

Silver Pixie Cut with Bangs and Glasses
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#23: Silver Pixie Cut with Bangs and Glasses

A silver pixie cut with bangs and glasses gives short hair lots of volume and movement. The contrast of the dark rims pops against her face and light silver hair. Bangs help to soften harsh lines of eyewear and frame your frame.

Low-Maintenance Lob for Thin Hair
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#24: Low-Maintenance Lob for Thin Hair

A low-maintenance lob for thin hair is great for women looking to wash and go. This blunt lob creates maximum density making thinning hair look much thicker. A lob also has a very subtle angle which grows in very nice.

Related: See more low-maintenance hairstyles for women over 60.

#25: Edgy Pixie with Bangs

An edgy pixie with bangs is a great cut for fine thin hair. Low-maintenance, wash-and-wear cuts don’t require styling. It’s the perfect balance of funky but soft and feminine.

Related: See more edgy hairstyles for women over 60.

Messy Grey Pixie Hairstyle for Women Over Sixty
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#26: Messy Grey Pixie Hairstyle

A messy grey pixie hairstyle is a great way to rock your natural color. If someone is no longer looking to color their hair a fun haircut can keep things exciting. A pixie cut can help to conceal thinning hair and hair loss. The shorter the hair, the fuller the appearance and more natural volume created.

#27: Choppy Bob for Women with Glasses

A choppy layered bob for women over 60 with glasses is a cute modern take on a bob. The choppiness and texture of the layers turn a classic bob into a modern edgy bob to give seasoned women a younger look. Wearing glasses can be very harsh on your face but when paired with flowy side-bangs, they outline the face and frames perfectly.

Youthful Bob with Bangs Haircut
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#28: Youthful Bob with Bangs Haircut

A youthful bob with bangs haircut is such a fun and playful cut. Bobs with many feathered layers give it tons of texture and movement. It’s a great wash-and-wear cut that looks cute styled or messy and air-dried.

#29: Wash-and-Wear Pixie

A wash-and-wear pixie haircut is perfect for women seeking a low-maintenance hairstyle. For styling, wash-and-wear haircuts only need a little styling product. To get this look, ask your hairdresser for a low-maintenance pixie that is meant for your hair texture.

Long Layers and Feathered Ends for 60-Year-Old Women
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#30: Long Layers and Feathered Ends

Long layers and feathered ends are a great choice for a mature woman looking to still maintain length and style. Feathered wispy layers and face-framing give the hair life and bounce while still keeping the overall length past the shoulder.

Low-Maintenance Shag for Older Women
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#31: Low-Maintenance Shag

A low-maintenance shag is perfect for ladies with a natural wave or curl. The wispy layers give you a wash-and-wear hairstyle that’s effortless. Shag haircuts frame the face and allow for great volume.

Tousled Bob with Bangs with Glasses
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#32: Tousled Bob with Bangs and Glasses

A tousled bob with bangs and glasses is a very complimentary haircut. The tousled curls give salt and pepper hair color a beautiful dimensional look. Front bangs pair very well with glasses to frame the face.

#33: Graduated Bob Haircut

A graduated bob haircut is a great low-maintenance style. This is a shorter cut to give aging hair the volume it needs. Bangs also help to frame the face and conceal wrinkles giving you an automatic younger look.

Related: See more hairstyles and haircuts for women over 60.

Easy Spiky Pixie for Older Ladies Over 60
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#34: Easy Spiky Pixie

An easy spiky pixie is an edgy and youthful hairstyle. To style this cut, you can use a pomade to help spike up your hair. To get this look, ask your stylist for a short pixie.