14 Best Hairstyles for Women Over 60

Hairstyles for women over 60

Hairstyles for women over 60 break expectations that aging women can only own looks which are dull and too outdated, and are created to look just the opposite – rejuvenating, modern, and ultra stylish! Your fashion sense doesn’t have to be boring when you mature!

With today’s hair cutting and coloring techniques, ladies over 60 won’t have a hard time looking for the perfect low-maintenance look to help you feel refreshed and full of life. There are numerous dimensional colors, voluminous cuts, and even various lengths to choose from which can effectively enhance your strands into looking thicker and healthier.

Keep in mind that the goal is to perfectly fit a style to your face shape, complexion, hair texture and type, and individual personality. This way it’s guaranteed that you’ll get a comfortable and vibrant result!

Scroll down to be inspired by these photos of the most youthful hairstyles for women over 60!

Slimming Cut for a Round Face

Hairstyles for women over 60 with Round Face
Instagram @jandfrank

Stylist Jay created this espresso hue with pops of copper on this gorgeous bob with fresh bangs! This hairstyle for over 60 is great for women with rounded faces.

Gorgeous Long Hairstyle

Gorgeous Long Hairstyle for over 60
Instagram @glam_by_eevie

Highlights and long layers absolutely look hot in this blonde mane. Add in a woman over 60, full bangs that surely takes years off of your age!

Lovely Short Bob

Lovely Short Bob for women in their 60s
Instagram @hairbylisagallagher

Go a tiny bit blonder and shorter with this super fresh and healthy-looking cut! This gives any 60 year old woman enough length for styling plus the little side bangs give it a real youthful touch.

Simple Choppy Cut

Simple Wash and Wear Cut for a lady in her 60s
Instagram @barehare_x

A textured crop with choppy layers will get you going quick and easy in the morning with this was and wear haircut. This choppy cut is one of the more stylish hairstyles for women over 60 who want to look younger.

Asymmetrical Pixie

Asymmetrical Pixie for 60 plus women
Instagram @belllbelle

This asymmetrical short pixie cut with some brown beige accent pieces is a total refresher for older women! For hair over 60, keep the cut short for less upkeep while owning a youthful and brightening mix of colors!

Long Bob with Bangs

Long Bob with Bangs for a 60 year old woman
Instagram @jocelynwoodhair

This shag is one of the most modern hairstyles for women over 60. Rock a modern shaggy long bob with bangs, painted with a brunette balayage for a super notable look! That curtain fringe also adds up to the glam, as it brightens up the face and gives a youthful glow for women in their 60s.

Perfect for Fine Hair

Perfect hairstyle for women over 60 with fine Hair
Instagram @studio106hairsalon

Hairstyles for fine hair over 60 can appear fuller by adding highlights and layers to create more dimension. This beautiful head of highlights plus some face-framing pieces does just that.

Chin-Length Curls

Chin-Length Curls for a women over 60
Instagram @hairbyrosalita

Go short and sexy with blonde highlighted beach waves. Hairstyles for over 60 with bangs create a more revitalizing look!

Wonderful Wedge Haircut

Wonderful Wedge Haircut for women over 60
Instagram @missevetashery

Q&A with style creator, Tashery Rivas
Cosmetologist @ VIVID Salon and Spa in Cleveland, OH

How would you describe this look?

Wedge haircuts are the perfect haircut for women over 60 who want a low maintenance routine for styling!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Ideal for older ladies who can wake up and go for the day! Make sure you are open to change this haircut requires a volume, and this color is a fashion color so use color safe products to preserve the vibrancy.

Silver Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

Pixie Cut for women in their 60s with thin Hair
Instagram @hannahramseyhair

Q&A with style creator, Hannah Ramsey
Stylist @ Mirror & Mantel Salon in Philadelphia, PA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a soft silver pixie cut. It could be played up to be more fun or played down for softness, all depending on the way you style it.

You can’t see too much in the photo but we added in some blue foils to her gray hair before to make her feel sassy for a few months. You could place a few foils of black lowlights as well to add some dimension.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Take into consideration the upkeep. This cut, in particular, can get out of shape on the neck very quickly, so make sure your salon offers neck trims in between haircut appointments. Because the color is her natural grey hair, it isn’t much upkeep at all. In fact, subtle lowlights and pops of color grow out really well.

Styling this hairstyle for women over 60 is super easy though! You can use really anything to style based on what you like. You can use clay, cream, mouse, volumizing spray, or even pomade!

Blunt Bob

Q&A with style creator, Stacey Brooks
Stylist @ Randolph’s Salon in Clarkston, MI


How would you describe this look?

This look is a blunt cropped bob. I love the sharp structure of this look and how it contrasts with a few soft pieces of texture.

A good haircut for women in their 60s should always play nicely with the color which was equally fun to create. We created a seamless dimension with a few smartly placed highlights.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’d recommend this look for clients with medium to thick hair. This client likes to wear it straight, smooth, and polished. But this look also works with natural waves or loosely curled with a curling iron.

You can customize this look with a fringe or a strong full one length front. Emphasis on full – the less texture and layers through here, the stronger the look.

This look is complimentary (in that it would help balance) oval, oblong, diamond, and heart face shapes. This look would exaggerate the width of a square, triangle, and round face shapes, which is beautiful for a bold look.

Short Stacked Bob

Short Stacked Bob on a 60 year old woman
Instagram @glauco_queiroz

Q&A with style creator, Glauco Queiroz
Hair Artist @ Tramonto Salon in Curitiba, Brasil


How would you describe this look?

This short stacked bob is one of the more classic hairstyles for women over 60. It’s a versatile gray haircut where you have the choice to activate or not the texture. The graduation was worked according to the cranial structure from the occipital, bringing harmony to a triangular geometric shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

60 plus women cannot go wrong with this salt and pepper style! Always remember that thermal protection for hair drying and a finisher as an ointment are always needed.

Layered Cut with Natural Grey Hair

Layered Cut for 60 year old with Natural Grey Hair
Instagram @geraldinejoz

Q&A with style creator, Geraldine Joz
Master Stylist @ Zaza Salon in Lincolnshire, IL


How would you describe this look?

Marian’s colorist colors her hair with highlights, and I love highlights to give fine hair that layered definition and texture.

This over 60 hairstyle is classy and looks styled without looking like a helmet so to speak. Marianne has very fine straight hair so I try and make her texture fuller and thicker with the right products and my cutting technique. Her hair is light and airy with lots of fringes, angles, and layers. I layer her with even round layers and use point cutting to allow it to have lift and movement.

To style, I use Oribe Volume Spray comb through then blow dry focusing on roots and setting medium round brushes throughout. I spray and let cool then use Oribe Dry Texture spray all through the roots. I proceed to tease at the base of her hair, spray the teased part, let the spray dry, then use my fingers and a soft brush to design where I want her hair to stay.

When she does her hair at home, she uses a volume shampoo, a round brush for light teasing, and spray. She says it lays nice.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Haircuts for women over 60 with fine hair work better when adding layers and volume spray and texture sprays on the roots. I would recommend using a volume conditioner.

Fine hair should be blown in an upward motion to give lift. Use round brushes for optimal lift.

Face-Framing Short Haircut with Bangs and Glasses

Face-Framing Cut for 60 year old women with Glasses
Instagram @yorkhair_

Q&A with style creator, Sylvia York
Stylist @ Red Dahlia Salon in Senoia, GA


How would you describe this look?

This short haircut is made for a 60 year old with glasses who needs a change. It is fun and stylish. A classic bob will always be my favorite, but putting your own little twist to it makes it even better.

The baby bangs are so fun! I wasn’t sure if she would let me do it, but when she said yes, I was thrilled! I’m a huge fan of bangs, just not on myself. Not only bangs, but it takes a special kind of person to wear baby bangs.

Styling short hair is very easy if cut correctly. She will round brush it if she wants but does not have to. When I cut a bob, I always cut it so that they can round brush it if they want, or air dry it with a little bit of salt spray to bring out some natural texture.

The best thing about this short haircut is that it is so customizable and can be worn so many different ways. The awesome color is her own. She is gray-haired but has ended up using more purple shampoo (milkshake brand) to enhance her gray color and give it an overall purplish tint. Isn’t it fun?

Any advice for someone considering it?

When considering short hairstyles for women over 60, I would say that anyone could wear one! Bob is a great classic haircut that will never go out of style. Young or older women can both wear them. There are so many different bobs out there, so finding the right one depends on how you like to wear your hair.

In this case, she wanted something modern, but classic at the same time. A little bit of mousse from Bumble and Bumble and a round brush can go a long way with this look. Bouncy, fun, and stylish. If you have fine hair, bob is the perfect haircut for you because it appears to be thicker then it really may be.

Lots of added texture and layers can really help with volume to fake the appearance of thicker hair. If you’re someone who has a lot of hair, bob is still a great haircut for you! You just might need more layers and weight removal to make sure everything lays just how you want it.

Bobs are so great because anyone can customize it the way they like to wear there hair. You do not have to round brush a bob if you do not want. I have some guests who love to wear their bob with their own natural texture. That’s the best way in my opinion.

Bangs are just an added bonus. If you want to soften things around your face, bangs are great. Just make sure that if you commit to cutting them, you need to style them every time you do your hair or they will bother you.

Bob with bangs has moderate maintenance. Four weeks are usually how far out my guests book out when they have a bob. Usually, if it grows out any longer, the hair around the neck starts to bother you or your bangs are for sure way too long. If you are an over 60 gal and thinking of getting a bob, id say just do it!

Medium Length Layers

Medium Length Layers for woman over 60
Instagram @pocket_full_of_penny

Choppy medium length layers can create an illusion of thicker, fuller hair, especially for aging 60 year old women.