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Updated on March 25, 2023
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Layers are a sure fire way to add an air of youth to any hairstyle. For older ladies, a cropped bob with flirty layers is one of the best style options that are easy to manage. For those blonde women out there, add in some lighter blonde highlights for a little extra dimension.

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Hairstyles for women over 60 don’t mean boring short haircuts or out-of-date headscarves. Such ladies are blessed with special charm. They have already found their individual style and know how to present their looks in the best light. They do not need to rush between extremes. Older ladies over-sixties set the game rules themselves and choose what style to give preference to. They can follow the trends or go for something that is not in the mainstream, but flatters them the most.

Hairstyles for Women Over 60

Please, have a look at our top 60 best hairstyles and haircuts for older women.

1. Stacked Ash Layers

Is it grey? Is it blonde? They will never know with this expertly blended ash toned hue. It is perfect for women who are low maintenance because it will cut down on the frequent need for touch-ups.

2. Blonde Bob with Flipped Layers

Layers are a sure fire way to add an air of youth to any hairstyle. For older ladies, a cropped bob with flirty layers is one of the best style options that are easy to manage. For those blonde women out there, add in some lighter blonde highlights for a little extra dimension.

3. Choppy Pixie for Thick Fine Hair

Hairstyles for women over 60 are usually on the shorter side, and a good short style is a chopped pixie cut. The great thing about this crop is that you can rock it with thick or thin hair. Have your stylist cut choppy layers into the cut to help your hair fall nicely and smoothly.

4. Short Layered Hairstyle with Balayage Highlights

Tired of your dull, mono-shade color? Spice things up a bit with some subtle balayage highlights. If you have short, curly hair, opt for tapered and blended layers that add volume in a controlled manner. In this photo, you can see how the different layers show off a variety of hues and form a beautiful shape of the cut.

5. Dishwater Blonde Layered Bob

Not quite ready to embrace your gray? No problem – the dirty blonde layered bob is one of those short haircuts for women over 60 that help you stay looking youthful and current. A center part provides a sleek, sophisticated frame for your face.

6. Ash Blonde Short Layered Hairstyle

Women’s hair gets finer as we age, just like men’s. A teased hairdo with volume at the roots gives the appearance of a thicker mane. Those flicked out layers and bangs also help to pump up her strands.

7. White Short Cut with Asymmetrical Bangs

Hairstyles for women over 60 should focus on showing off your beautiful face and working with the type of locks you have now. The best haircuts don’t try to change what you have, they rather enhance it. These graduated bangs draw attention to her beautiful eyes, and the feathered layers create a nice lift around the crown.

8. Blonde Layered Jaw-Length Bob

Short haircuts for women over 60 can be extremely versatile and easy to play around with. A simple bob cut with stacked layers livens up anyone’s style. If you want to add even more depth to your hairdo, choose a darker shade of blonde to layer underneath. Keep the lightest shade for your top layers.

9. Ash Blonde Layered Bob with Bangs

A new color can do wonders for a short haircut. Take the common, go-to bob and add in an ash blonde shade with lighter highlights for the ends. Cut long, side-swept bangs that frame your face nicely and blend into the other layers in your hair.

10. Blonde Bob with Angled Layers

Thin hair doesn’t have to be flat and boring. All you need to do to liven it up is to cut it with some angled, feathered layers that lay symmetrically around the crown. The light-blonde hair color is natural-looking and does a great job of keeping you looking young and vibrant.

11. Sweet Curly Blonde Bob

Just because you are no longer in your ‘20s doesn’t mean you still can’t rock a romantic hairstyle. Curls are a wonderful way to revamp hairstyles for women over 60. Use hot rollers or a curling wand to create soft and sweet curls that perfectly complement your cropped bob.

12. Silver-and-Black Tapered Pixie

With hairstyles for over 60 ladies, you really have an appealing option to play around with color. If you want to embrace the gray, try the lovely salt and pepper look. For this silver-and-black style, treat the color almost like an ombré technique; having the lighter shades at the top that gradually fades into the gray, almost black hair at the nape is a great ombre idea for short hair.

13. Shoulder Length Cut with Subtle Layers

Short hairstyles for fine hair over 60 are tricky because you hair naturally thins out as you get older. However, with the right cut, you won’t even be able to tell that your hair isn’t as full as it once was. Keep your locks shoulder-length and cut no more than two different levels of layers to maintain thickness and movement of your locks.

14. Layered Blonde Curls

If your tresses are naturally curly, flaunt them. Many women would spend a lot of time and money trying to get a texture like this. Work with your stylist to create a shape that allows your curls to spring out.

15. Straight Gray Haircut

Your hairdo doesn’t need to shout. A more refined look can make just as much of a statement. Her gray locks might appear simple, but they’re not. The way the layers and colors blend together demonstrates the work of a skilled hairdresser.

16. Tapered Bronde Pixie Over 60

The combed forward side-swept bangs look perfect with glasses. The extra-long pieces on top add some height, and the sideburns are formed by tucking the hair behind the ears. The gently tapered nape area is soft and feminine, as is the dishwater blonde color with golden highlights.

17. Medium Cut with Swoopy Layers

If you have a round face, you might want to keep your hair medium length, with long, swooping layers. The shape of this style is great for older women who prefer a hassle-free cut with minimal upkeep.

18. Classy and Classic Honey Blonde Bob

You really can’t go wrong with a classy blonde crop. If you want to keep things neat and clean, highlight the top layer of your hair with a blonde color that’s just one shade lighter than your natural color. Subtle layers will give you just the right amount of lift at the nape.

19. Bob with Delicate Feathered Layers

With short hairstyles for women over 60, it can be really fun to experiment with texture and length of layers. Creating different levels of layers forms a naturally flattering structure to your locks, and this picture really shows off how feathered layers can liven up a cropped cut.

20. Shorter Cut with Feathered Layers

For something on the shorter side, 60-year-olds could try a voluminous feathered cut that hits at the nape of the neck but isn’t extremely short. The hairstyle works best with bangs that seamlessly flow into the other layers in your hair.

21. Golden Blonde Bob with Tousled Layers

A vibrant shade of blonde knows no age. Style your layered bob with tousled, loose waves complemented by lovely golden blonde highlights. The color and styling looks very natural and is great for everyday wear.

22. Modern Gray Rounded Bob

The space-age bob has been popular among young celebrities for quite some time now, and who says that older ladies can’t enjoy the style as well? Opt for long layers with a sleek A-line bob.

23. Pixie Bob with Swooped Back Layers

Hairstyles for women over 60 are mostly shorter cuts, but who says that short pixies can’t be lively and fun? Try a modern blend of pixie and bob. Embrace feathered layers swooping toward the back of your head and enjoy a unique volume and shape. Add in light blonde highlights to give the cut a more youthful look.

24. Voluminous Layered Side-Parted Bob

A bob cut is a great way to make your hair look classy and vibrant. If you have thicker hair, opt for layers that will round off the ends of your hair, giving a great wedge shape to the haircut and keep your locks smooth and polished. You can easily style this hairdo with the help of your favorite blow dryer and a round brush.

25. Nape-Length Rounded Bob

Keeping short hair sleek and polished is really easy with a bob cut. It’s best to choose longer layers that fall smoothly right at the stacked ones at the nape of your neck. Style your hair straight for a nice rounded effect.

26. Softly Layered Bob

The beauty of TV presenter Diane Sawyer doesn’t fade with years, same as her talent and charisma. This particular look is the embodiment of femininity and tenderness. Diane’s short blonde locks are side-parted to frame her face delicately and bring out her expressive blue eyes. Hairstyles with A-line silhouette are universally flattering.

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27. Jane Fonda’s Signature Layered Hairstyle

Jane Fonda’s hair is not that fine, but her signature hairstyle can become the inspiration for fine-haired women as well. Layering and dimensional highlights add volume to limp, fine hair. Go for a short-to-medium length if you want to achieve the best result.

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28. Feathered Pixie Cut

Want something short and easy? Women in their 60’s shy away from hairstyles that are difficult to manage and style, so choose a hassle-free pixie with thin, feathered layers. You can even try some longer side bangs that will blend smoothly into the rest of your cut.

29. Bronde Feathered Bob for Older Women

One of the most attractive hairstyles for women over 60 is a feathered bob parted down the middle or on the side, depending on your preference. Slightly lighter towards the front, the bronde layers take on a roundish shape that helps to give a sense of fullness and volume.

30. Classy Gray Inverted Bob

One of the most sophisticated hairstyles for a 60-year-old woman is the classic inverted bob cut. For this style, have your stylist cut stacked layers in the back that gradually get longer towards the front, near your face. To complete the hairdo, opt for face-framing bangs.

31. Long Gray Pixie for Straight Hair

Show off your gray hair with pride and joy by getting one of favorite haircuts for women over 60: a long pixie. The wispy bangs are almost white, and the rest of the hair is a vibrant salt and pepper tone that brings out the natural pink hue of your cheeks.

32. Curly Gray Shag Over 60

Not willing to give up on medium length hairstyles? Keep your style on the longer side with a shoulder-length cut and shaggy, ‘70s-style layers. Embrace your natural gray, use a purple shampoo if necessary to keep the gray brass-free, and you won’t have to worry about the expense of getting your hair colored every couple of months.

33. Mid-Length Cut with Feathered Layers

If you want to be a 60-year-old woman that looks a full decade younger, consider a medium length feathered and slightly wavy haircut. The rich honey-blonde hair color helps to bring out the natural ruddiness of your skin, contributing to the sense of energetic youthfulness.

34. Rounded Stacked Bob with Bangs

Short hairstyles for women over 60 should never be boring, so choose a shorter bob that has a nice lift at the back thanks to stacked layers. Add in highlights at the top of your hair to give your style a pop of color and vibrancy.

35. Short Layered Bob for Straight Hair

Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out which style is best for fine, thin hair, but you can’t go wrong with a layered and highlighted bob. The cut looks great with a fringe that frames your face, and you can even put in subtle blonde highlights to top off the style.

36. Soft Feminine Curly Bob

Your sixties could be a decade filled with endless good hair days with a sweet and innocent bob. Style the chin-length cut with loose, weightless curls that fall nicely thanks to long layers. For even more vibrancy, opt for shiny blonde highlights through the top layer of your hair.

37. Long Layered Bob

Caramel blonde is one of the best hair colors for a longer bob with face-framing layers. The fresh color will brighten up your complexion and eyes, if you have blue, gray, hazel or green eyes. To keep the style polished, use a hair dryer to round the edges and shape swoopy layers.

38. Tapered Salt-and-Pepper Cut with Bangs

For 60-year-olds, it can be exhausting to deal with the up-keep of colored hair. If you have salt and pepper hair naturally, enhance it with a gray balayage if necessary or embrace your color and maintain it with a purple shampoo.

39. Two-Tone Bob with Feathered Layers

You can also incorporate fun color techniques into haircuts for women over 60. Embrace your graying hair, try a two-toned ombré effect that prevents your locks from looking dull and lifeless.

40. Piece-y Highlighted Pixie

If your hair tends to be fine and flat, don’t worry because there’s a way to work it into a perfect hairstyle. Try a choppy, highlighted pixel that is very age-appropriate. These pictures show how this pixie cut looks from every angle, and you can really see how well the highlights pop against the darker root color.

41. Choppy Gray Bronde Pixie Bob

Slightly poofy towards the back, the long, layered top of this white bronde bob provides height and volume just where you need it. Feathered bangs emphasize the eyes, and wavy side pieces curl around the cheekbones helping them stand out.

42. Layered Tapered Pixie Cut

Pixie cuts can look very classy and regale, especially for women who have reached or passed their 60’s. Pair your white or gray hair with a short crop that tapers off, so your hair is longer on top and gradually decreases in length towards the nape.

43. Short Feathered Pixie for Fine Hair

The tousled, staggered layers of the short pixie are a wonderful way for women with fine hair to look young and stylish because the feathered effect adds height and volume. The tapered nape area works as a back-frame for the pointy sideburns that accentuate the cheekbones.

44. Sleek Lob with Eyebrow-Skimming Bangs

If you are over 60 and have nice hair, you should rock a modern, edgy hairstyle like this straight angled blunt bob, for instance. Complete this with sleek eyebrow-skimming bangs for a more mysterious look.

45. Shorter Feathered Haircut for Gray Hair

With thick hair and shorter length, try a layered hairstyle that falls right at the middle of your neck. It can be worn air-dried and slightly disheveled which means very easy maintenance and no particular styling. If you wish, you can add a piece-y fringe to make the style more interesting.

46. Short Feathered Cut with Backswept Layers

A good idea of a short haircut for women over 60 is a crop with long feathered layers that will keep locks off the face and looking tidy all day long. If this sounds like you, try a tapered cut with backswept layers that won’t fall into your face as you’re out and about.

47. Highlighted Brown Hairstyle with Bangs

Check out how full her hair is. The combination of the chunky tousled layers and dimensional highlights creates a dynamic hairstyle that’s neither short nor long. You don’t necessarily need any hot styling tools to recreate this volume. Just use some texturizing spray and your hands.

48. Short Voluminous Layered Style

Adding really subtle highlights is an effective way to emphasize choppy layers. When you have extra volume in your hair, you want people to notice! Keep your hair textured and breezy and cut Audrey Hepburn-esque bangs that will frame your face nicely.

49. Voluminous Pixie with Feathered Layers

Feathery layers are the “it” style among older ladies, and it’s easy to see why. As you get older, your hair naturally loses volume and color, but with feathered layers like these and the right color, you can embrace a whole new hairstyle — one that makes you look current and classy.

50. Straight Tapered Cut with Asymmetrical Bangs

Bring out the best of your ultra-straight locks by cutting them into a choppy-top pixie with extra-long, face-framing sidepieces. The dirty-blonde balayage with bright white asymmetrical bangs lends a modern and youthful twist that personifies the adage: “Age is just a number.”

51. Chin-Length Feathered Haircut

For those with fine hair, a chin-length style can really add the much needed boost of volume. As you get older, your hair can fall limp, but with a little help of some strategically cut layers, you’ll fix that. Feathered layers are light and flowing but still lift up the roots of your hair for a more youthful vibe.

52. Classic Salt-and-Pepper Bob

Take into account the latest trends in short hairstyles for women over 60 but opt for the old and true classic below-the-chin bob. The side part and white front sections set off the face and bring out all your best features. The bluntly cut ends are neat and accurate, helping to create a slimmer profile that takes years off.

53. Blonde Crop with Volume

Your layers are essential, but how you style them makes all of the difference. The soft volume on top elevates her hairstyle. Plus, it makes finer strands appear much thicker. Looking stylish in any age is easy with the right hairstyle.

54. Brown Shoulder-Length Hair for Over Sixty

Longer locks can actually be aging on seniors. They also don’t do anything to enhance thinner hair. Her ‘do is of the right length – below the chin. The cheek-length bangs are modern and beautiful in terms of face-framing.

55. Bob with Wispy Layers and Golden Balayage

One of the best hair colors for 60 year old woman is a golden brown with subtle blonde highlights scattered throughout. Keep the top layers of your hair a shade or two lighter than the base color. However, you can also layer in some of the light blondes into the darker shade for a more cohesive style.

56. Inverted Layered Collarbone Cut

Ladies over sixty don’t have to sacrifice style when searching for the perfect cut to fit their age. If you’re looking to cut your hair a little bit shorter, try a collarbone-length inverted hairdo with delicate layers cut throughout. These will give your locks a boost of volume and hold the shape of the hairstyle really well.

57. Choppy Messy Ash Blonde Pixie

Not into the perfectly polished style? Haircuts for women over 60 can also fall on the messy, “just woke up like this” side of things. In order to achieve this hairdo, have your stylist cut lots of short choppy layers or go with a razored cut.

58. Soft Blonde Bob with Bangs

Bobs are among the most flattering short haircuts for women over 60. If you are hesitant about the ‘do, remember that there are countless styles to choose from, and even bobs are not all alike. Ladies who are partial to bangs and a straight finish will appreciate this cut.

59. Shoulder Length Straight Bob

That is a beautiful hairstyle from root to tip. The golden blonde base warms up her complexion while the streaks of brown add dimension. Well, this is not a hairstyle for an elderly lady solely, it works for any age.

60. Blonde Crop with Soft Layers

Many older women have fine hair, so, the cuts that boost strands are always welcome. Hairstyles for older ladies just need the right shape and texture. This cut may be short on length but it isn’t on thickness thanks to the feathered layers. The short and sweet ‘do works from all angles.

So, can you still remain a fatal beauty in the age over 60? Our celebrities are sure you can. Well, yes, a lot depends on our genes and financial sustainability, but if you don’t want to look like a granny, you won’t. Remember that the right haircut and hairstyle are the crucial elements of your look.

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