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31 Bold Hairstyles for Women Over 60 from Real-world Icons of Style

By Sixty and Me February 12, 2021 Makeup and Fashion

Searching the Internet for advice on hairstyles for women over 60 is somewhat of a depressing exercise. It’s easy to find pictures of celebrities at various red-carpet events. But, finding pictures of stylish “real-world” women who are breaking the mold and embracing new and exciting hairstyles is more challenging.

Hairstyles for Women Over 60 Aren’t What They Used to Be

The good news is that things are changing. Unlike previous generations, who were limited to only a few socially acceptable hairstyles for older women, we have more choices than ever. In addition, women our age are becoming more comfortable sharing their unique style with each other.

So, to help inspire the women in our community, we have pulled together some of our favorite icons of style. These women come from all possible backgrounds. What they share is a desire to break stereotypes and make the world a more beautiful and stylish place.

You can find out more about them by clicking on their pictures below. Or you can visit the Style Crone, Advanced Style, the Accidental Icon, and the others on their websites.

Bold Short Hairstyles and Haircuts for Women Over 60

The fabulous women in this section show that just because your hair is short and practical doesn’t mean that it has to be boring! You can make your hair punky or soft, feminine or boyish, grey or pink. The choice is yours!

Now that’s attitude! Love her style.

Punk’s not dead, and we can wear mohawk hairstyles as long as we want.

A short bob combined with a rocking style can become a bold statement.

A pixie with a twist!

Express your personality through color.

Definition of sophistication!

Here’s a pixie with some oomph! This mature woman owns her style perfectly.

Adding bright colors to your hair is a surefire way to boost your mood.

Love this simple but sophisticated white pixie cut.

Another very trendy touch of color. You can go with bold purples, oranges, and reds, or opt for soft pastel colors like this amazing aqua.

The sky’s the limit! Add as much volume as you want and make your statement.

Cover your greys with flashy color. Very original. We love it!

Bold Medium Haircuts and Hairstyles for Women Over 60

In many ways, medium length hair offers the best of all possible worlds. It is short enough to be practical and long enough to style for any occasion. The icons of style below show that there are no “rules” when it comes to hairstyles for older women. It’s a matter of helping the world to see what you already feel like on the inside.

Let your curls flow!

Fashion Designer and icon Zandra Rhodes sure knows how to wear pink.

Classic dark bob hairstyle that hails Cleopatra.

The classic shoulder-length bob suits many face shapes and is still long enough to be tied back into a ponytail.

Create soft curls and let your natural color shine.

Want to go a little crazy? Can’t decide what color to dye your hair? Try them all! This is fun and quirky and is sure to turn some heads.

Add some natural coils and highlights.

Style icon with her iconic white stylish bob hairstyle.

Love these soft natural curls.

How about coloring only the ends of your shoulder-length hair?

Bold Long Haircuts and Hairstyles for Women Over 60

As all older women know, keeping your hair long as you get a little older can be challenging. This is especially true for those women whose hair is getting thinner. The women below show that long hair can be bold and beautiful. If you don’t have long hair, don’t be afraid to give hair extensions a try.

We love the fact that all of these women are expressing themselves and saying no to invisibility. This is our time. Let’s throw out the rules and embrace our own personal style. Let’s show the world who we really are, without fear or embarrassment.

When you have beautiful, thick, and healthy hair. Stunning!

Be brave, be bold, be seen. Great message!

Long hair with full-on volume is a fabulous way to wear your hair.

Long hair can easily be tied up in updos to give a variety of looks.

We love these long locks with added long layered bangs to gently frame the face.

Long coils are a feminine way for older black women to wear their hair.

We love the silver tones of this swept-back hairstyle.

Love long straight hair? Don’t let anyone tell you that you should cut it because of your age.

Salt & pepper hair looks great when it’s long.

Which of the hairstyles for women over 60 in this article did you like the most? Do you agree that life after 60 should be a time for self-expression and experimentation?

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The Author

Sixty and Me is a community of over 500,000 women over 60 founded by Margaret Manning. Our editorial team publishes articles on lifestyle topics including fashion, dating, retirement and money.

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