Both our hair texture and color change as we age. We can’t turn back the clock, and the best thing to do is not to fight it tooth and nail but preferably work with what we’ve got.
That doesn’t mean foregoing hair dye options altogether but simply adapting the way we style and color our hair as it changes with the years. Your beautiful, thick, shiny long locks that you had a few decades ago may not be so thick and shiny anymore.
In addition, as we get a little older, things tend to shift down a bit. This means that, depending on your skin and other factors, long, straight hair may not look as good on you now as it did when you were a teenager.
Discuss with your hairstylist/colorist that you would like to make some changes. This is definitely something that your hairdresser can help you with. Just be sure to ask specifically what kinds of style would go well with your face shape.
Also, make sure to keep in mind the level of styling that you want to do daily and the amount of upkeep your new hairstyle will require. Furthermore, remember that the length is important if you like to tie your hair back or wear updos occasionally.
A good idea is to take a look at older women celebrities and how they are changing their hair over the years. This can inspire you to copy a look from one of your favorite stars.
Have you been wearing your hair the same way for decades? Is it time for a change? In this article you will find 60-plus hairstyles and haircuts for older women that can spark some inspiration for you. Read on to find some excellent short, medium, and long hairstyles for mature women. We’ve even added a section for the best hairstyles for thinning hair.
Many of us turn to shorter hair as we get older. Sometimes for the ease of styling and also because it suits our faces better than long hair.
If you are used to having textured hair, you can keep that look even when going short. For a softer look and added volume, add some layers at the back of a short bob hairstyle.
Keep some length and add bangs to a no-layer bob to soften the features.
Add layers to the style if you want more bounce and texture. Side-swept bangs add soft movement to the hairstyle.
If you have time in the morning to spend on your hair, this style could be great for you! It’s definitely not a wash-and-go style as it needs a blow-out and some teasing, but it looks fabulous!
Favored by celebrities such as Meg Ryan, this chin-length hairstyle with flirty curls can soften and flatter your features.
Timeless, elegant, and graceful, Jane Fonda rocks this hairstyle. The added highlights in her bangs and around her face create softness and perfect texture.
Large loose waves and a longer version of this hairstyle look amazing in any color.
Another style that looks great in any shade. Create a side-part longer curls for a flirty look.
Add some volume to this popular style by blow drying the curls.
If you are blessed with natural curls and want to go short, a lovely professional look can be achieved by sweeping the curls back.
Work with your curls if you have them. Natural salt & pepper hair looks great with a short haircut and volumizing curls.
The classic bob with bangs looks amazing when you have natural white hair.
Let your curls loose! Use curl enhancing products to create beautiful natural curls without frizz.
Blonde bombshell! Release the Marilyn Monroe hidden inside you with a flirty and curly blonde hairstyle.
For more short haircuts and advice take a look at this article.
You may want to go super short and opt for a pixie hairstyle. The pixie cut is a classic and looks great in any color.
The short front swept pixie is a go-to for many women as they age. Suits many face shapes and is easy to style.
Add some curls to your short pixie hairstyle. Use a small barrel curling iron to add flattering curls.
A popular pixie cut that can be textured with different tones of highlights and lowlights. If you want to flatter the facial features gently move the hair to one side.
Embrace your adventurous side and add a bold color. Spike up the ends to seal the look.
Requires little time to style and care for. Use a little texturizing product to keep the pixie cut slicked forward with asymmetrical bangs.
A modern take on the classic pixie. Longer bangs with a shorter back creates a flattering frame for the face.
Stop trying to fight the curls and embrace them in this beautiful style. Convenient and girlish, this is a great wash-and-go pixie cut.
If thinning hair is a worry, this style is perfect. Furthermore, set in a dark tone, it will make your hair look thicker and more voluminous.
Unsure about whether a pixie cut is for you? Pick a chunky layered pixie that provides volume but is easy to grow out should you want to go back to longer locks.
Sexy, slicked back, and chic. This pixie has just the right amount of volume.
Brighten up yours and everyone else’s life with a striking bright color pixie cut. You are never too old to color your hair in vivid shades!
This style is easy to care for and is popular amongst older women. With super short sides and neck, this pixie adds just a little volume on the top. It flatters the features with a gradual reduction of length from top to bottom
For more pixie haircuts and advice take a look at this article.
You can still wear your hair long if you are one of the lucky women who still have volume and texture.
Adding layers helps give this style some volume. It is also a brilliant way to shape your facial features nicely.
Part the hair on the side and add volume with a blow dryer. This gives extra volume exactly where it’s needed.
The less layers you have, the more volume you need to create. This is easily done with a large round brush while blow-drying your hair.
Embrace the classic look of a middle-parted style. Straight hair can require some extra care to not look flat.
Get a long, side-swept fringe to your longer locks to add movement to your hair and define your features.
Lucky enough to be blessed with natural curls? They can easily be worn long to create a soft and natural style.
A good curl defining gel and viscous oil will keep this style bouncy and natural.
For a young and modern look, add some gradient highlights to your long hair.
A popular hairstyle for women of all ages, it also looks great on all colors. The layers around the face fall softly and all that is required is a large barrel curling iron.
Embrace the salt and pepper in your hair by wearing a side part that is flattering for the features and shows off your natural colors.
For more long haircuts and advice take a look at this article.
If you have thinning hair, it’s natural to feel like you have to do something about it. Here are some volumizing styles for fine hair.
A naturally beautiful color, styling products can help add volume to this hairstyle. Blow-dry with a round brush to add volume on the crown and on the sides.
Just because your hair is thinning, it doesn’t mean you can’t embrace your adventurous and daring side. This bleached blonde messy pixie will make you stand out from the crowd.
Keep the hair a little longer with this bob-type go-to hairstyle for thin hair. A fringe and some varying highlights will add texture and dimension.
Keep your hair looking thicker and more structured by styling a short bob behind your ears.
An easy to care for hairstyle for women with thinning hair.
Darker hair can help add a look of volume and diminish the look of thin hair.
Another classic pixie look that can help the look of thinning hair and is easy to care for.
Soft side-swept bangs can easily hide a receding hairline that often comes with thinning hair.
For more haircuts and advice about fine hair, take a look at this article.
Medium length hair offers you options like tying it back and creating updos for special occasions, and at the same time it isn’t too long to bother you.
Who says white hair is boring? A medium length cut can make white hair look stylish and youthful when styled correctly.
Embrace your salt & pepper hair and keep it medium. Others may tell you to cut it short, but a medium length can make you look younger.
Easy to achieve with a touch of product, we love this slicked back look. Proof that medium-length hair can look sophisticated.
This no-fuss layered shoulder-length style is perfect for the wash-and-go days. It’s easily styled and doesn’t even require a blow dry if you are short of time!
Blessed with thick hair but don’t want to go too short? The slick shoulder-length bob could be the perfect style for you!
A good blowout on medium length hair looks great on older women.
Bangs are a great addition to shoulder length hair. Add in some layers to make the cut stand out even more.
Embrace those natural curls. Shoulder length hair is the perfect length to let your curls loose and showcase your face.
Short on one side, longer on the other. This is a playful cut that suits a wide range of face shapes!
This classic side-parted shoulder length cut never goes out of style!
Naturally curly hair looks great worn softly resting on the shoulders. Specialized products can help stop the frizz, but it’s easy to style and long enough to be tied up.
Add some volume to your shoulder length hair by blow drying with a round brush.
For more medium haircuts and advice take a look at this article.
Are you one of the more creative and bold women in our group? We say, let your creativity and personality shine through!
Who says you can’t go bold? Love pink and wear it well? Why not go for the pop of trendy color and stand out from the crowd.
Don’t listen to those who say bold is only for the young. A stylish updo will fit perfectly with your own unique personality and style.
Increasingly popular, reds are a great option for older women. Wear red with confidence – from a subtle tint to a bright bold red.
Are you on the wild side and like to experiment with color? Bright colors are no longer only for clothes. Ask your colorist for trending hair colors and have some fun.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Have you recently adopted a new hairstyle? Did you go short? Let us know in the comments below.