The Best Hairstyles for Women Over 60
A Southern woman’s beauty routine evolves year after year; and as we get older, we reevaluate everything from our skincare regimen to our signature hairstyle. What worked then, doesn’t necessarily work now. But hey, we’re okay with that—because it means we can get inspired by brand-new ‘dos and find our next signature cut. While we’ve been scared off by every basic frumpy hairstyle that we think we have to get after turning 60, that’s completely unnecessary. There are some great hairstyles that just work when we’re over 60 years old, and they are just as stylish, elegant, and easy as ever. No matter your thoughts on gray versus no gray or short versus long, these hairstyles have you covered. You’ll be admiring your fresh over-60 signature look at the salon in no time.
There’s something so easily elegant about a classic bob, which is probably why it’s pretty much always a good idea. It frames the face; works if you part your hair on the side or middle; and lets you keep it simple and clean without a lot of effort.
Modern Voluminous Shag
This is for the woman who likes her hair big and high, which is the Southern way after all. Taking inspiration from a traditional shag cut, the top is heavily layered with thick bangs for optimal body, with layers getting longer towards the end of the above-shoulder cut. The middle part helps keep the voluminous style balanced for flattering face-framing. It’s a forever favorite.
This flippy crop style gives you the volume and shape you want without too much work. With your trusty blow-out brush and some reliable hairspray, this super-layered cut will stay full and high all day long.
Full Textured Layers
If you have curly hair, this hairstyle is a fail-safe way to embrace your texture and not have to deal with a cut that’s too short for curls (and requires more styling). It features some, but not too many, layers and works very well with longer side-swept bangs. The cut lets hair push away from the face, rather than bringing it down.
A pixie cut is a traditional hairstyle for those ready to cut down style time and still have hair with personality. A pixie, unlike a crop, is short and layered (only slightly) throughout without any major bangs. Style your pixie with some pomade or mousse to keep volume and look of movement despite the short length.
Bob with Full Bangs
Going full steam ahead with full bangs is taking a leap you won’t regret. First of all—we’ll say it—it covers any forehead wrinkles (Score!). Secondly, it’s classic, yet trendy; and, along with a bob, frames the face wonderfully. It feels a little French, which we can’t help but love.
This stylish cut is simple and largely no-fuss. It doesn’t require many layers (always nice for up-keep), and sweeping the hair up and back for volume and a little added elegance makes it ultra-chic. This cut is better for those with naturally straight or wavy hair, and the short length offsets weight, making it work for thin and thick hair alike.
Layered Mid-Length with Bangs
For women with thick hair, keeping it mid-length with lots of layers is always flattering, especially with heavy side-swept bangs. It might require a little more styling time—it’s just more hair!—but it looks too put-together and stylish to pass up. (This looks great with brunettes that have lighter caramel highlights, but that’s just an opinion!)
Stacked Long Bob
A stacked bob is the easiest way to ensure volume and long-lasting body for women with short hair, especially if you aren’t afraid of a little teasing (which no Southern woman is). We love this hairstyle because the longer-in-front angle does great things for framing and flattering your face!
This style is slightly longer, especially in the front, than a traditional pixie; and we love the piecey, edgy styling that can be done with this layered crop. With a little product, you're set with a sassy hair day.
This hairstyle is another tribute to the power of good bangs. While they do require a little styling, it’s worth it. Center-parted bangs focus attention on your face, framing it perfectly if a little longer on each side. A centered part is essential for that balance, though. We like the ability to keep hair a little longer with this style!