Today, we review the best 2020 hairstyles for women over 60. One of the most important thing in life for women over 60 with fine hair is knowing the perfect length of hair that will fit the structure of her face. When she knows this, the next important step is to decide which hairstyle best suits her length of hair. This is crucial because knowing the perfect haircut for her length of hair makes all the difference in how she looks. There is nothing more off putting than a haircut that doesn’t sit well with a particular length of hair, it just plain gives the wrong vibes! So, in order to ensure you do not find yourself in this embarrassing position, we bring you hairstyles for women over 60 with fine hair. Get this and more only on Nairacloset! With videos, pictures and details for the perfect illustration that will make you understand it all, we bring you the perfect hairstyles for women over 60 with fine hair.
As you age the type of style that you want to have might likely change. The important thing to remember is that you have a lot of options that can help you look and feel younger. We are lucky to live in a time when age is truly just a number. Here are 60 hairstyles and haircuts for women over 60 to consider when you book your next visit to the stylist.
Hairstyles For Women Over 60 With Fine Hair
1. Asymmetrical Pixie
This hip and stylish cut is idea for busy ladies, and it does a lot to take years off the face. Pixie cuts come in a lot of different styles so be sure to let your stylist know that you want it quite a bit longer in the front if going with this particular look.
2. Before & After
We show this picture because it shows just how dramatic change you can get a cut and style. This lady looks at least ten years younger in little time. A light makeup application completed this look, and the model is almost unrecognizable from her before picture.
3. Blunt Razor Bob
This rounded bob with bangs sets off the eyes and frames a gorgeous smile. A bonus is that you have enough length for an updo.
4. Classic Updo
Long hair sometimes needs to be tucked away, and this look shows that you can look elegant at the same time. There are a lot of hair accessories that can make an updo a lot easier to get when you are in a hurry.
5. The Emmy Lou Layers
Emmy Lou Harris is a fashion and music icon. Her shaggy silvery cut truly brings out her beauty. This is a cut that can be done by any stylist with no hassle, and it grows out well if you want more length at times or just don’t get to the stylist often.
6. The Fonda
Jane Fonda knows how to rock this textured short highlighted cut. This style will help get you through the work week without a lot of time spent on styling.
7. Grey Highlight Curls
A curly vintage look is classy, and we love the variation of color in this look.
8. Long Straight Low Pony
A low ponytail keeps hair back, and we love the natural flow of this mostly straight look. Braiding the hair is another pretty way to get a different look.
9. Dark Grey Tips Long Grey Waves
Big hair can be a lot of fun. This look is truly age-defying and fun. A great look for those with thicker hair and that like some edge to their style.
10. Major Chin Length Curls
Big well defined highlighted curls look simply elegant all the time.
11. Jenner Pixie
Kris Jenner knows a thing or two about hair and this well-done pixie does a lot for her face.
12. Kinky Natural Curls
Letting hair have some natural gray and white in it over the years can really set it off as you can see from this kinky curly look.
13. Long Fab White Blonde
This style is almost a titanium color and the slight curl at the bottom shows off the fantastic volume.
14. Long Silky Soft Gray
These layers are something you can just get lost in.
15. Natural Long Center Part
A basic yet gorgeous all the same look.
16. Long White Curly Elegance
The Hollywood bombshell look can be had at any age.
17. Lots of Layers Blunt Cut
Soft layers and bangs will frame your face in elegant style.
18. Marcel Wave
This is another old Hollywood look that is fabulous when worn by older ladies that want glamor.
19. Messy Layered Shoulder Length Curls
If you have a lot of natural waves it is sometimes best to just go with it and let your beauty shine.
20. Christie Brinkleyâ€™s Long Side Sweep
It is hard to believe that Christie is over 60.
21. Helen Mirrenâ€™s Bob
If you are over 60, it pays to keep up with Helen Mirren if only for her great hairstyle choices.
22. Ombre Layers
This well-done ombre shows that older ladies can rock this trend with no problems.
23. Tousled Very Short Pixie
The pixie doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, and it looks great on any face shape.
24. Razor Cut Red Pixie
A deep burgundy pixie cut with an edge looks good on a lot of women.
25. Faith Hillâ€™s Bob
Faith Hill has never been afraid of short hair that we love this mid-length layered bob and bangs on her.
26. Tapered At Nape Heavily Razored Bob
This cut has a bit more length to it than a lot of similar looks. The jagged lines create a youthful look for ladies over 60.
27. Round Asymmetrical Bob
A rounded short cut makes your smile truly shine. Rounded bobs are popular because they hug the face so closely.
28. Hip Bob
The overall look of this cut is super hip style. We love the sunglasses too! If you need to this style easily transitions to an updo.
29. Grey Curly Ombre
The curl pattern of this look and the contrast between brown and gray is lovely.
30. Opal Undercut
Opal hair is something those that are naturally gray or white haired should consider bringing their look up to date. Undercuts keep thick hair manageable.
31. Short Bob With Bangs
A good bob for those with thinning hair.
32. Short Blunt Bang Ear Length Bob
This superior face framing chin length cut with bangs does a good job being stylish yet manageable.
33. Super Thick Bob & Bangs
Very thick hair does well with a blunt cut bob like this one.
34. Heavily Layered Platinum Bob
This look is easy to style and stunning, and you get it all in one cute little cut! Just 5 minutes of styling in the morning is about all you need.
35. Shaggy Bob
Diane Keaton always seems to be wearing a cute bob these days. Here flared out layers are simply fun and pretty at the same time.
36. Rounded Sleek Bob
Sleek chin length hair that turns in to frame the face makes for a pretty youthful style.
37. Super Short Two Tone Red & Blonde Cut
This red and blonde look is hip and fun yet very flattering.
38. Tousled Side Swept Longer Pixie
It is hard not to love this longer and more textured take on the pixie cut.
39. Very Short Round Highlights
This Bob does well for ladies with fine hair.
40. Sally Fields
Sally knows that a bob cut frames her face and makes her look a lot younger than her years.
41. Sharon Osbourne Hot Red Pixie
If you like the style that takes it to another level than look no further than Sharon. If red is not your color, then consider a deep black blue or dark burgundy color.
42. Short Texture & Volume
A cute little side sweeps for those that want to keep it simple.
43. Shoulder Length Choppy Layers & Blunt Bangs
The location of the layers sets off the beauty of the face. An occasional trim is all you need to keep this style up besides a good weekly conditioner.
44. Shaggy Layers & Feathered Bangs
Layers and bangs seem to be essential for a lot of stylish looks.
45. Stacked Side Swept Pixie Cut
This pixie cut combines more than one color of blonde for an outgoing look that is easy to manage.
46. Tousled Little Shaggy Bob With Bangs
The waves and shaggy texture of this cut combine with the bangs for a flattering and youthful cut.
47. Shoulder Length Violet Grey Lob
This color is just amazing. You can have a lot of fun with a more pastel look when it comes to your bob. Soft pink, violet, blue, and yellow tone are all possibilities.
48. Side Swept Soft Basic Bob
Soft contours and naturally gray hair are stunning together. This brings out gorgeous eyes and skin.
49. Just Above The Shoulders Side Sweep
This professional yet classy cut is long enough to give you the option of an updo or a half up style. If you are out in the working world still, this is a go-to look.
50. Long Layers & Side Swept Bangs
A classy side sweep and long layers make an ethereal look for long hair fans.
51. Soft Just Above The Shoulders Bob
Women’s Hairstyle Guide: Choosing The Perfect Hairstyle For You
So you decided it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while, entertaining the idea but now you’re sure. You need a new hairstyle.
Do not underestimate the impact it will have on your appearance. A simple change to your hair has the opportunity to completely change your entire appearance. You’ve probably seen it happen with a friend, a family member or even a celebrity who decided they’ve had enough and needed a change.
So is it worth changing up your hairstyle in attempts to make it better? Even if you regret the decision later?
We say yes. Especially if what you have now isn’t working for you.
Remember, you can’t change things like your height or bone structure but you can change up your hairstyle and make it into something better. Work on the things you can control so what you can’t control doesn’t have control over you (not to get all philosophical on you).
Okay so where do you start? So many questions, so many things to consider.
The purpose of this guide is to help you answer these questions and choose the perfect hairstyle for you given your unique constraints.
What works for one person isn’t guaranteed to also work for another. You might look at your favorite celebrities, the posters at a hair salon, or any magazine and see hairstyles that you want to copy for yourself but unfortunately it isn’t that simple. Two people can have the same hairstyle but one pulls it off better than the other (as we all know).
So how do you know what YOU can pull off?
Steps to Finding The Perfect Hairstyle For You
- First, consider your hair type. Curly? Thin? Wavy? More on this below.
- Then, you’ll need to find your face shape.
- Next, start putting together an effective hair care routine.
- When you’re ready, go to a quality hair stylist and get the look you want.
- Keep experimenting with your hair routine. You never know when you’ll find your new favorite product that really makes it stand out.
- Get feedback from people in your “real” life in addition to online.
Now let’s take a closer look at some of the things you should be considering.
The Most Important Factors: Face Shape & Hair Type
Why are these the most important? They determine what you’re working with and what you’ll be able to pull off.
We already have a guide on how to find your face shape (link above) and there you’ll also find general hair advice for each shape so you have a better idea of the types of hairstyles that’ll look great on you (and the types that won’t).
A few more things about face shape we want to add here:
Each shape usually has features you’ll either want to downplay or emphasize.
- Large foreheads (heart, round, sometimes oblong)
- Pointed chins (triangle)
- Strong jaws (square)
- Strong cheekbones (diamond)
- Large ears (can be any shape)
- A large nose (can be any shape)
The 3 most important to consider are the forehead, nose, and chin — each representing a third of your face.
Decide which facial features are your best and worst. Want to downplay a larger nose? Soften a strong chin? Highlight your eyes or cheekbones? Consider your features alongside your shape for the best results. Again, we have more specific advice for your shape in that guide so check it out after you finish reading this.
So now what about your hair type?
Don’t expect to grow out an afro if you have very thin or straight hair. That’s an extreme example but you get the point.
Your hair type (aka its texture) is just as important of a factor in determining what you can or can’t pull off as your face shape and features. Some styles work only on certain hair types. Different styling methods and hair products also work better on certain hair types than others.
You can probably make the argument that texture is even more important than face shape when it comes to choosing your hairstyle. An oblong shaped face with thick wavy hair will need a different cut than an oblong shape but with very fine hair even though they have the same face shape. Their hair will also need to be cut differently and treated differently within their routines.
These are the basic hair types:
- Curly (There are even more sub-types of curly hair but we won’t get into those here)
As for density:
- Is it fine? (Tends to be thin)
- Is it coarse? (Tends to be thick)
You can be a combination of any of the 6 types mentioned above.
Knowing your hair type will help you pick a hairstyle that naturally looks great on you and it’ll help narrow down your search when you consider it alongside the other factors.
As an example, straight, fine hair usually works really well with bangs. Curly hair works really well when it’s left to grow out longer and has extra weight to weigh it down. The thinner your hair, the more you’ll want to consider adding layers to help add volume and avoid a flat and dull look.
The lesson: Embrace your face shape, facial features, and texture. Working against them makes everything 100 times harder.
Underrated Factor: Maintenance
A gorgeous hairstyle that brings out your best is great but if it takes you forever each morning just to get it to look right, do you really want to stick with it for everyday use? High maintenance hairstyles are more interesting to look at, and they definitely stand out but if you can’t be bothered to look after it yourself or style it properly each day then it’d be best to go for something simpler.
Really, getting your haircut is only the first step. What you do with it afterwards, by actually styling it and going through your hair care routine — that’s when the real magic happens. And if you don’t have the time to style it yourself or to get regular touchups at a salon, or don’t know how to properly maintain it in the first place — then it’s just not worth it.
The common sense advice here is to choose something more ordinary for everyday life — going to the store to pick something up, running errands, etc. You don’t need to go all out in these situations. You just need your hair to look respectable and make sure it suits your face. This is your “everyday” cut that still looks great on you but is relatively simple to maintain and get going.
Then for special occasions (prom, weddings, formal events) where everyone really tries to outdo each other — that’s when you go for the high maintenance cuts that leave an impression on everyone.
Don’t Neglect Lifestyle & Personality Either!
Maintenance is somewhat related to your lifestyle and personality — two factors that get neglected more than they should even though they play a huge role in deciding the types of hairstyles that works for you.
Our hair is one of the many ways our external appearance gives others a peek into our inner world. Let’s be honest. We make quick judgments on others based on their physical appearance. Everyone does it. Our hair is just one of the many things people can use to make judgments on things like who we are, the subculture we’re apart of, the type of person we aspire to be, and even the way we’re feeling in the moment.
Point is, people are judging you (no matter how unfair that is) and coming to conclusions about you before you even say a word whether consciously or subconsciously.
So what’s your hair communicating to the world around you?
That’s how lifestyle and personality enter the mix.
Lifestyle is all about practicality. Do you live somewhere really hot? Do you work out and get sweaty? You probably pull your hair back into a ponytail so make sure your style is long enough if that’s your preference.
Do you work in a formal setting? An office environment? You’re safer with a more traditional hairstyle compared to the artsy design and musician types working in a studio or on set.
What about the subcultures you’re apart of? Are you goth? Punk? Is your aesthetic inspired by tumblr? Each have specific hairstyles associated with them and members of those communities that take preference to them.
Maybe you aren’t apart of any group and are just naturally more “edgy” yourself. Maybe you feel like you’re less of a girly girl and more of an independent “free spirit” type. Shorter hairstyles, pixie cuts, and more tomboyish looks better convey these traits. You might also want to consider coloring it.
Some people pull off short hair better than others (mostly depends on your face shape). Generally we think longer hair and natural colors look better on most people than short hair and unnatural colors but in the end it’s up to you.
The final point is: Take your lifestyle and personality into account. People will assume different things about you based on your hairstyle and this is where you can add a unique personal touch if it suits you. Don’t be afraid to experiment! But make sure you’re comfortable with whatever hairstyle you do have. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable in your own skin.
The Importance Of A Good Hairstylist
None of the factors we mentioned above will matter much if the person cutting your hair isn’t skillful enough to cut your hair just the way you want it.
A good hair stylist/salon is crucial to the success of your hairstyle.
The best way to find a quality stylist is to ask for recommendations. See someone who has good hair? Ask where they get it done. Personal recommendations are much more useful than looking at reviews online because you can see the results of their expertise firsthand.
Pro Tip: Someone who already has similar hair to you or what you want is a big bonus. The hairstylist will know where you’re coming from and understand the minor details that’ll be lost on other people.
If they regularly cut your hair type that’s also a plus. So if you have curly hair, make sure the person cutting your hair also has curly hair and usually cuts other people with curly hair. Some salons are specialized (ex. They cut alternative hairstyles, only curly hair, etc.) so look around to find one that meets your needs.
Someone who listens to you and offers helpful suggestions is someone you’ll want to return to. Communication is key and it goes both ways. Tell them what you want and if they’re any good they’ll probably offer their own advice or opinion to help you out.