As young girls and women, most of us are often taught how our hair is an extension of ourselves and how the way we keep and maintain our hair defines our personality. But once we get older, we don’t seem to focus much on our hair.
That shouldn’t be the case, and our age shouldn’t be a restriction to becoming whoever we want to be. Listed below are about 55 Hairstyles for Women Over 60, that are made for older women.
So go through this list and choose whatever hairstyle you like. Always remember to not hold back by norms created by society, especially age barriers.
1. Short Bobbed Hair With Side Swept Fringes
For women over the age of 60, short hair looks way more attractive than long hair that has lost its luster and strength. Not only is short hair easy to maintain, but it also suits them really well too.
This hairstyle, as shown here, is a short bob that has been maintained at a single length across the entire face.
A few portions of the hair on the front have been cut short and maintained as light side-swept fringes. A few subtle layering has also been done on the rest of that hair which helps to add volume and texture to the hair.
2. Deeply Layered Short Bob
This is yet another short bobbed hairstyle that really suits older women. The hair on the front has been cut in short bangs while the rest of the hair has been cut in a deeply layered manner with similarly short layers.
This deep layering really helps to add texture and volume to the otherwise thin strands of hair. The length of the hair is quite short, too, and it has been cropped so that it falls just right a little below the ears.
This is a beautiful hairstyle that’ll surely make you look more and more graceful with each passing day.
3. Short Round Bob With Bangs
This bob has been cut in a very round manner and very short too in a U-shape that makes it look really voluminous. It has also been cut in a layered manner, which only adds more to the volume of the hair.
The hair on the front, on the other hand, has been cut in short bangs, which do a great job at making the face look bigger than it actually is.
Just behind these bangs, an entire length of the hair has been subtly side-swept in a messy sort of way, but the whole look still manages to be very clean and immaculate.
4. Angled Layered Bob With Fringes
It is quite true that beauty only increases with age. This would also be the reason why almost all women above their 50’s and 60’s have a natural elegance about them which makes them look beautiful even while being quite old enough.
In this style, the bob has been cut in an angled manner and lies in a U-shape. Only subtle layering has been done on the face as most of the hair strands are quite long enough except for a select few which lie loosely here and there.
On the front, the hair has been maintained in short and side-swept fringes which really help to add a hint of sophistication to this look.
5. Short Brown Wavy Hair
Not all women are great at looking good in silver locks of hair. Sometimes, as in this case, women also look just as stunning in their natural brown hair.
In this hairstyle, which is not exactly a perfect bob, the hair has been maintained at a very short length and falls perfectly above the shoulders. The hair on the front has been styled and cut in very short bangs.
This is a great hairstyle for anyone who has a round or flat face. Pair it with statement golden ears or neckpieces which will really be the highlight as the hair has been maintained at quite a short length.
6. Short Bob In Layers
An ideal hairstyle, which is very easy to maintain and doesn’t require much effort to be put in for styling. This is exactly what makes this a very handy and convenient hairstyle for those older women.
The hair has been maintained as a very short bob, and the hair falls loosely only a little below the ears. The hair has been cut in many layers that fall in simple and soft tufts of hair all across, and they also are great at adding a significant amount of volume and texture to the hair. It is a great hairstyle that can be worn to numerous events.
7. Short Bob With Side-Swept Fringes
What better way to show off your gorgeous locks of silver hair with some defining fringes that can be easily side-swept. A perfect hairstyle for older women who want to keep it simple but with a hint of drama and spice.
That hair has been cut very short, and the hair on the front sides falls very neatly just above the ears. The entire hairstyle has been cut in a deeply angled and layered cut, thus making each of these small layers pop out beautifully in different parts of the hair.
The front hair that falls on the forehead has then been cut in several fringes that can be side-swept.
8. Short Blonde Bob
A classic hairstyle for those who have golden locks of straight and beautiful hair. The hair has simply been cut into a short-length bob that falls very neatly just a little bit above the shoulders. The hair has also been subtly side-parted, making this look more defining.
This hairstyle is best suited for those who have fine or medium thick hair. This haircut is also a quite popular style among young girls and ladies alike, and not just on older women. So go try this style out, and you’ll surely feel young again.
9. Short Pixie Cut Bob With Deep Side Bangs
A great twist to the normal pixie cut hair and bangs as well. The bob is quite shot enough and has been cropped behind at the nape itself.
The pixie cut also looks quite gorgeous as it involves a brilliant tapering style that has been neatly done; as a result, making them perfectly blend in with the rest of the hair.
The bangs are also a fun twist from the normal style as this pixie cut has been paired with a very deep side bang, which looks great at framing the face. The hair has also been painted in a beautiful mix of both silver and golden balayage.
10. Stark White Short Bobbed Hair
The sheer beauty of this plain and simple look is truly amazing. Even though it’s quite a simple haircut. It does a great job of projecting a huge hint of sophistication.
Well, that wouldn’t exactly make it a hint, but anyway, it looks super cool and chic and is perfectly suitable for those older women who want to keep things hip and trendy, be it their hair, clothes, or even your personality.
The best thing about this look surely is the richness of the pure white strands of hair which look so healthy and glowing.
11. Short Round Bob With Fringes
This hairdo has been styled in such a way that the hair has been maintained as a very short bob and that too a round one that really helps to add volume and make it look more defining.
The bob has also been cropped a little below both ears on both sides and has been styled with a very lightly faded undercut that isn’t too visible as it looks like a part of the hairdo itself.
On the front, you can see very short fringes that are side-swept. A very convenient hairstyle for those who want to keep it low.
12. Shoulder Length Hair With Side Bangs
A bob like this always remains a very classy and stylish look. For those women who are still hustling and working hard like a boss irrespective of their ages, this hairstyle is one that really goes with your personality.
The hair has been maintained in a one-length bob and falls neatly just above the shoulders. On the front, the hair has been styled with a few short side bangs that really look great at framing the face perfectly.
As we get older, hair-fall becomes more and more of an issue, but this hairstyle is hence most suitable for those who have short and fine or thin hair also.
13. Short Bob With Wavy Curls And Front Bangs
A great hairstyle for those who have fine or thin unruly hair and do not want to get into the trouble of still going behind hair maintenance even at this age.
To make it more stylish, the front bangs have been introduced, and they really help to alter the overall appearance of the face by making it look bigger.
The rest of the hair has been middle-parted and cropped in a short bob. The curls have been styled naturally so that the waves fall in such a way where it looks kinda messy and unmade.
14. Elegant Short Bob Hairstyle
This is quite a flattering haircut for older women who have very short hair. Not only is it quite easy to maintain and style, but it looks extremely stylish too and is sure to make you look like a boss lady at any party or event.
A short bob, which is a brilliant shade of the blonde and chocolate brown hair color combo. The hair has been styled in short loose waves, which look simply elegant for women over this age.
The hair on the top has also been styled in such waves; thus, they really help to add more volume and texture to the look.
15. Short Fonda Hair
Popularly known as ‘the Fonda hairdo,’ this is another great hairstyle for older women who are looking for a timeless and classic look that truly brings out their beauty and grace. A textured cut on short hair with enough highlighting is just what you need to get this look.
A great hairstyle for those who have thick hair with more than enough volume as the short layers will help you to reduce the volume to only the required amount needed. You can style this look for any event be it parties or even to the office.
16. Chin Length Bob
A simple and short bob hairstyle that also has beautiful face-framing layers that fall gently across the face looking a soft and subtle glow. The soft layering and highlighting done on the hair are just brilliant, and with this hairstyle, you can steal the show no matter where you are.
It is also one of the most popular hairstyles among older women as not only is it easy to maintain, but the layers really help to make the person look quite elegant.
The best thing about such short and layered hairstyles is that they make your hair look choppy and ultimately win at giving you an edgy look.
17. Curly Silver Blonde Hair
This is a cool way to upgrade your normal hair from the boring grandma cut hairstyle to something much easier for styling and maintenance while also looking quite cool enough.
A permed hair like this, which has been styled on either a pixie cut or on short bangs is sure to look great on you without making you look too old.
The hair has also been style with loosely falling curly waves that help to create and soft and wavy texture quite easily without any additional styling options on your hair. Make even your thin or volume-less hair look amazing with just this hairdo.
18. Fluffy Shoulder Length Hair
Oh, the fluffiness of this look is simply quite beautiful. A perfect hairstyle for those who have shoulder-length fine hair. The hair has been cut down in several layers and in a great feather style haircut.
On the front, you can also see a few short side-swept fringes. To get this proper fluffy look, all you need to do is crop your hair with the right amount of layers and simply use a proper blow-drying technique.
Short wand wispy layers will really help to add in texture. And finally, when you’re done styling, don’t forget to set your hair with any spray so that your hair remains in place.
19. Short Hair With Bangs
A cool and stylish hairstyle for those who are looking to keep the length of their hair very short. The stark whiteness of the hair also looks quite natural and beautiful as pure white hair color is increasingly becoming a trend on both youngsters and older people alike.
The best way to embrace this white hair color on your hair would be by getting a very short pixie cut, which also has a deep side part and side-swept bangs on the front.
20. Classic Short Wavy Bob
A classic old Hollywood hairstyle that looks simply amazing when worn by older women. It truly makes them look many years younger but also adds elegance and grace to their look and personality as well.
A great hairstyle for those who want to achieve an immaculate look but also want to keep their hair quite short. The bob has a deep side part on the front itself, and the hair has been maintained in soft waves that fall perfectly.
The blonde hue also complements this hairstyle quite gracefully. This classic bob also really frames your face perfectly and can be worn both by side parting or even middle parting.
21. Short Choppy Hair
As we get older, our hair becomes thinner and thinner, and so we must choose a hairstyle which will look great on thin hair too. This choppy hairdo is one such style that is perfectly suitable for those who have very fine hair.
Not only will such choppy style make your hair look quite thicker, but also add much-needed volume and texture to your hair. On the front, the hair has been styled in short and choppy crown-like layers and the back, and the sides are neatly tapered into an undercut.
22. Short Pixie Cut In A Messy Bob
A great pixie cut with short and wispy crown-like layers on the top front that helps to make the hair look thicker with much more texture.
The best thing about this salt-and-pepper pixie style is that it will look great on any face shape quite effortlessly.
Styling and maintenance are also very easy and don’t consume too much time. The hair on the back and sides has simply been let down freely in its unruly texture itself, giving a messy hairstyle.
23. Short Wavy Hairstyle For Thin Hair
Those who have very fine or thin hair know how hard it is to maintain it, especially for short hairstyles, as the thinness really makes it look unattractive. But worry not, because this hairstyle here which is made for thin hair itself will surely solve your problems.
The wavy hair has been side-parted on the front very softly, and the hair has been cut in short layers that really frame the face when the hair falls in short beautiful curls. A fail-safe hairstyle that will really help to embrace the thin yet wavy texture of your hair.
24. Shoulder Length Hair With Center-Parted Bangs
Another great hairdo, which really shows how beautifully bangs can be styled and that too in many versatile ways depending upon the length, texture, and thickness of your hair. Getting such bangs also means that your hair always looks styled by default itself, so you don’t need to spend additional time on styling it.
Center–parted bangs also help to make your face the center of attraction. The rest of the hair has been cut in layers that fall perfectly over the shoulders. This bangs hairstyle looks all the more amazing simply because the hair has been maintained with quite enough length.
25. Stacked Short Bob
There are so many flattering components to this short and classic bob hairstyle. The bob has been maintained at chin length itself. The entire section of the hair has been framed in such a way that it really helps to frame the face, and the chin-length of the hair will make your smile truly stand out.
Styling your bob in a stacked manner also helps to add much-required volume to your hair. On the front, the layers have been gracefully side-parted, giving an exquisite look.
26. Short Curly Hair With Bangs
The way this updo has been styled in beautiful, messy curls looks so effortless and natural. A very relaxed hairstyle for your relaxing years. This hairdo is mostly suitable for those who have short and fine hair, as it really helps to add volume to the hair.
On the front, a few short layers that do not exactly have bangs have been pulled to the front, and they really help to define the shape of the face. The rest of the hair has been cut in short layers, which are quite face-framing.
27. Short Round Bob With Front Bangs
A fascinating take on short bob hairstyles of older women. The hair has been cut in several subtle layers throughout and leaves a soft and glowing impression. On the front, the hair has been styled in long bangs that have started from the upper middle portion of the head itself.
Such front bangs are really great at making a small face look bigger. The hair has also been cut in a feathered cut, and this makes the layers fall very beautifully across the face. It is a hairstyle that is most suitable for those who have fine or medium thickness hair.
28. Short Layered Pixie Cut
A perfect hairstyle for those who wear glasses and are looking for a hairstyle that will frame your face beautifully even with those glasses. The hair has been styled in a very short pixie cut with several crown-like short layers on the top of the head.
A great look for complementing your thin hair with your glasses. The layers on the top really help to add a sense of depth and volume to the hair. It has also been side-parted quite messily, which is doing a great job of adding a hint of informality to the overall look.
29. Short Red Bob With Front Bangs
Red hair always gives you a bold look and makes a statement about yourself, even without literally saying anything. Age is no barrier to getting your hair colored in all the wild and bold hues as per your wish.
This is a great haircut in coral red suitable for older women with short and thin hair. The hair has been maintained at shoulder length and cut in short layers in a feathered cut hairstyle, which helps to add volume to the hair.
This is also an interesting take from normal shag hairstyles as it has also been paired with layered front bangs that really frame the face.
30. Lob Style With Side-Swept Bangs
If you have medium-thick wavy hair, then it’s safe to say that this hairstyle is made for you. The hair has been styled in a medium-length bob with side-parted front bangs. The wavy texture of the layers really looks impressive and is sure to make you look years younger.
The bangs are very much choppy and messy, and it is quite flattering. They also start as short layers in the middle of the forehead and then gently make their way down. As they near the cheekbones, the bangs get quite long, making it look gorgeous.
31. Classic Chin Length Bob With Bangs
The best part about this look is how classy it looks. After all, the main reason why bobs are still in trend is because of how they still remain a classic hairstyle for young people and older people alike.
The hair has been styled in a very sleek cut and maintained at one length only. This makes it look really edgy and has a hint of sophistication to it. On the front, the hair has been styled in short and straight bangs that cover the entire forehead, thus helping to frame the face definitely.
32. Short Messy And Wavy Bob
A much curlier twist to the modern shag haircut. The hair has been maintained at shoulder length itself, and the highlighting has been painted brilliantly because the hair makes quite a dramatic transition from its black shades to a lovely hue of golden blonde.
The hair has also been kept in its natural texture itself this making it look extremely voluminous. It is a big crown-like hair updo that is made for boss ladies. Suitable for those who have textured hair with enough thickness.
33. Feather Cut Hair With Spiky Front Bangs
The highlight of this look is obviously those cool and chic spiky front bangs. The bangs don’t cover the entire forehead and instead have been cut in such a way that they are kind of side-parted and face many different directions.
The bangs are short at the forehead and start getting longer as they go downwards towards the ear. The rest of the hair has been cut in a feathered cut hairstyle with several layers of different lengths falling all across the head.
34. Short Round Bob
Truly a look of elegance and grace. One could also argue that with such a look that oozes so much class and sophistication, you can easily remain a timeless beauty with this hairdo regardless of your age.
The hair has been cut in a very short and round bob that looks very rich in volume. A suitable hairstyle for those older women who still are blesses with thick locks of straight and beautiful hair.
Maintain the bob in your natural hair color or dye it a brilliant shade of blonder as shown in the picture.
35. Salt And Pepper Pixie Cut Hair In A Feathered Cut
Wow! How cool does this hairstyle look? It is one of those hairdos that transcend time and age and still make you look like a beauty. The look has been spiced up a bit with the addition of a salt-and-pepper hairstyle, which is quite a favorite among older women whose hair is a mix of both black and white strands.
The hair has been styled with side-swept bangs on the front and has been tapered into an undercut on the sides and the back. The rest of the hair on the top front has been styled in a feathered cut with several short layers that create a sense of dimension and texture on the hair.
36. Shoulder Length Curly Hair
Another great way in which the shaggy hairstyle has been styled on shoulder-length curly hair of medium thickness. The shaggy hairstyle really stands out as they fall in loose and curly waves quite perfectly across the face.
The hair has also been maintained in its natural texture itself and has been paired with short side-swept fringes on the front. This is also a great hairstyle that will look amazing on those who wear glasses as it really helps to define the shape of the face.
37. Short Pixie Cut
A pixie cut always makes you look trendy and hip no matter what your age is. So for those older women out there who are looking to spice up their look but want to keep their hair at a short length itself, then this is the right hairstyle for you.
The hair has been cropped at the nape itself, and little tufts of hair on the front have been lifted formings subtle big hairdo in a crown-like hairstyle. A simple and easy hairstyle that can also be paired well even while wearing glasses.
38. Side Parted Short Round Bob With Bangs
A perfectly short and quite round enough bob hairstyle for older women. This hairstyle is one that really suits their age and only adds to their beauty. It’s quite easy to maintain too.
The hair on the top has been side-parted while a little portion of the hair on the front has been cut as very short bangs.
Bangs really help to add a certain feel of volume to this look, which otherwise might look very weak due to the thin strands of hair. The hair has also been styled in a slight undercut on the back and sides.
39. Short Pixie Cut With A Curly Feminine Bob
This pixie cut is a great style for those who are looking to style their hair in a cut that will also bring out their feminine beauty and features. This is exactly the reason why this hairdo has been styled in a feminine bob cut with loose and short curly waves that stand beautifully due to its texture.
The hair on the top has been styled in the form of short ringlets which look quite beautiful and do not require any additional styling. The hair really does look great even at its natural best.
40. Wavy Shoulder Length Hair
How beautiful does this long hairstyle look? Well, while one might surely notice that the hair isn’t too long, the one thing that’s obviously noticeable is how it still creates an illusion similar to that of long hair.
This is only happening because of the unique way in which it has been styled. The hair color makes a subtle transition from a darker shade of blonde to a much lighter and brighter hue towards the roots of the hair. This is a great hairstyle for those who have very thick hair.
41. Very Short Messy Hair
A classy hairstyle, surely. As women age, hair fall becomes an increasingly depressing problem, and what most people don’t realize is that it’s not their own fault. Hair-fall is a common and gradual process that affects everyone, who is aging.
So if you’re someone who used to have thick hair but now has fine hair due to hair-fall and other issues, then this hairstyle is quite perfect for you.
It has been cut in a short bob where the roots of the hair have been curled to form loose waves across the front of the face and on other parts too.
42. Shaggy Pixie Cut
A pixie cut is undoubtedly one of the biggest blessings because there is no other hairstyle that would match the coolness and chic attitude that you can get only through a pixie cut.
In this picture, the cool pixie cut has been made even cooler by cutting the hair in a shaggy way, making it look kinda messy and yet looking great.
This shaggy cut has been achieved by cropping several pieces of hair into very short layers in an asymmetric manner. This hairstyle is most suitable for those who have thin or fine hair.
43. Super Short Pixie Cut
You may be thinking about how this style looks quite familiar. Well, you’re right, and not breaking your bubble of surprise or anything, but no woman in history has rocked this hairstyle better than the one and only Ellen DeGeneres, host of ‘The Ellen show’.
This is also a great hairstyle for those women who are struggling with white or gray hair. It truly brings out the beauty of the whiteness of your hair, so you don’t need to be insecure about how getting a hairstyle like this would only result in people thinking you’re too old or something.
44. Stylish Bob With Front Bangs
This hairstyle looks great because it doesn’t look too sleek and straight, and nor does it look quite wavy or curly. One could say it is a mix of both of these styles and so it is a fail-safe bob haircut for most types of hair.
The hair has been maintained at shoulder-length and falls gracefully across the entire face, mainly due to how it has been styled so. This hairstyle is most suitable for those who have medium-thick hair or even thin or fine hair.
45. Spiky Pixie Cut With Bobs And Undercut
As seen above, spikes on this pixie cut really do a good job of making this haircut stand out, and not only that, but this style also gives out major cool and hippie vibes.
So the first thing you should understand, obviously, is the fact that there is no specified age or anything to look quite cool enough like this.
On the front, the hair has been styled in beautifully falling straight bangs while the hair on the back and sides has been cropped and tapered into a very neat undercut.
46. Short Feathered Bob With Wispy Layers
A classic bob hairstyle that has been cut in the shape of feathers that create very short and beautiful layers across the entire length of the hair. The feathered shape also helps to add quite enough volume and texture to this look.
A hairstyle that is best suited for those who have thick hair. The salt and pepper styling of the hair also helps to make it look much more interesting. The hair has been maintained till the neck in the behind, and it falls just above the ears on both sides.
47. Short Pixie Cut Hairstyle
A very short take at the usual pixie cut hairstyle as the hair has really been cropped into a very short length. On the front hair falls in the shape of choppy short length asymmetrical fringes, and it falls in a similar way itself on the sides of the hair too.
A great and handy hairstyle for those who have medium thickness hair with enough texture across the entire length of the hair. The short layers on the front and top also are great at face-framing.
48. Short Hair With Wavy Curls
A brilliant twist to the normal curly hairstyle found in most older women. The curls have been styled so beautifully and naturally that they look so attractive and pleasing to the eye. The hair looks softly glowing due to the soft way in which those curly tresses have been maintained.
The bob has been maintained at a very short length just over the ears, and this is an ideal hairstyle for those who have fine hair. You can side part or middle part your hair, depending on your convenience and personal style.
49. Short Pixie Cut With Front Bangs
The normal pixie cut hairstyle has been cut in a shaggy manner. A gorgeous way to style such normal short hairstyles and also a brilliant upgrade from the usual grandma style haircuts that are quite a popular hairstyle among most older women prominently because it is quite easy to style and maintain.
The problem most older women face is that their hair becomes thinner with age, so, with this hairstyle, this problem can be stylishly taken care of.
50. Nape Length Voluminous Bob With Short Layers
A fantastic work of art more than a hairstyle you could say. The hair has been perfectly stacked up into an extremely voluminous bob, which is quite an interesting and unique look.
On the front, the hair has been styled in a long side-parted bangs, and then throughout the entire length of the hair, it has been stacked up in many different layers, which are key to face-framing.
The bob has been cropped behind at the nape itself, thus maintaining it as a one-length bob at the roots of the hair.
51. Short Pixie Cut With Bangs And Undercut
A round bob paired with a pixie cut hairstyle is really suitable for those who have thick textured hair. The hair has been styled in many different layers, so it helps to reduce any too much volume.
On the front, it has been styled with long side-swept bangs that have just been placed to complement the look simply. The hair on the back has then been neatly tapered into an undercut.
On the sides, the hair has been cut in a definite shape that helps to accentuate the jawline and simply enhance the entire look.
52. Chestnut Blonde Hair
The hair is a brilliant shade of chestnut blonde, and it truly oozes so much class and sophistication in a single look itself. The hair has been styled in naturally falling curly waves, which fall perfectly framing all parts of the face quite beautifully.
On the front of the forehead, few short bangs can also be seen. It is a style that is similar to that of redheads; it actually looks much better than the fiery red hairstyle.
A look that will make you look quite elegant and graceful while also making you look like a boss lady at the same time.
53. Voluminous Hair Updo With Light Fringes
The golden highlights look simply amazing on this hairstyle. This style is just the golden look that all women want for themselves because it looks simply amazing. Quite a fresh look from many other common hairstyles that are adopted by older women simply for the sake of convenience.
The several short fringes form a crown-like style on the top. The short and light fringes also help to add in much-needed texture for this hairstyle that is most suitable for thin hair.
54. Stark White Short Pixie Cut Hair
A brilliant combination of straight hair as well as unruly and shaggy curly hair that is much shorter. On the front and the lower sides, the hair has been maintained in straight locks of long hair itself while on the upper front portion, the hair has been maintained in its natural texture itself.
Shaggy combination haircuts like these are quite popular these days among older women, and this style is best suitable for those who have very thin or fine hair.
55. Feathered Pixie Haircut With Many Layers
Layers are the key factor when it comes to altering the entire appearance of a hairstyle and making it look more beautiful.
As seen in this style here, what would otherwise have been a plain bob hairstyle has been made much better and more dramatic with the simple addition of several faces framing short layers.
This hairstyle looks extremely classy and is sure to make one look years younger than their actual age.
Well, the above list has pretty much all the best and trending hairstyles for women over 60. As you get older, your priorities change, and your hair might not be the no.1 thing on your priority list. Yet you must keep it well-groomed and styled adequately as per your hair type. Make sure you choose a style that satisfies you and not just your stylist.