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10 Best Longer Hairstyles for Older Women

By Sandra Roussy August 16, 2022 Makeup and Fashion

Have you been told that you should cut your hair and wear it short now that you are over 60? It used to be that women automatically cut their long locks when they hit a certain age to look socially acceptable. Thankfully, times are changing, and women are keeping their long hair well into their 60s and beyond.

Here Is Our List of Longer Hairstyles for Older Women

  1. Side-Parted Naturally Straight – Add volume to the top of straight hair.
  2. Beachy Long Textured Hair – Perfect for you beach girls!
  3. Long Hairstyle Updo – Perfect for those bad hair days.
  4. Single-Length Salt & Pepper – Thicker-looking hair.
  5. Bold Colored Long Hair – For you fabulous firecrackers out there!
  6. Natural Gray Tie Back – Pull back a ponytail with only the top part of your hair.
  7. Bouncy Shoulder Length – Sexy and vintage looking.
  8. Curled Long Hairstyle – Add beautiful curls to your long hair for a flirty look.
  9. Sisterlocks – Beautiful & stylish, they look great at any age.
  10. Accessorized Long Hairstyle – Add some interesting accessories.

Oftentimes, women cut their hair short when they stop coloring and start to let their natural gray grow in. There are ways to let the gray grow and blend in with your existing colored hair without having to chop it all off. Talk to your hairstylist about highlights and lowlights as you go through the process. The visible roots won’t create a line but rather a blended effect of different colors.

At any age, long hair needs to be well kept and cared for to look healthy. Regular conditioning and cuts will keep your long hair looking splendid.

Longer Hairstyles for Older Women

Side-Parted Naturally Straight

This natural beauty is rocking her long white-blonde hairstyle. When parted on the side, long hair can give a softer look and add a little volume at the top of the head. Use an anti-frizz serum to make sure to keep flyaways at bay.

Beachy Long Textured Hair

Still a beach girl at heart? When blessed with thick hair why chop it off? Add texture and dimension to your dark hair with highlights and use a hair-texturizing sea salt spray to give you that perfect beachy look.

Long Hairstyle Updo

Having long hair means having options for styling your hair differently every day if you wish. On those days when you can’t be bothered to style your hair, use a hair clip and pull your hair back into a messy bun look. Leave a few strands to fall around your face for a natural soft look.

Single-Length Salt and Pepper

Salt and pepper hair naturally looks more textured and can even give the impression of having thicker hair. This beautiful woman is obviously blessed with thick hair, but you can create the look by adding dark lowlights into your white or gray hair and avoiding layers.

Bold Colored Long Hair

Do you have a bold personality and enjoy playing with fashion and trends? Why not dye your long hair a bright red or punchy purple to match your authentic self? Remember to condition colored hair and to keep the color fresh.

Natural Gray Tie Back

Tie the back half of your hair into a ponytail to add fullness and showcase your beautiful face. This everyday hairstyle looks put together and can even take you to an evening look by adding an accessory like a sparkly comb or a flower at the back.

Bouncy Shoulder Length

Blow out your long hair with a rounded brush to add volume and bounce. Use a thickening styling product and a quality brush to achieve the look. We can glimpse a touch of a vintage 1950s vibe in this hairstyle.

Curled Long Hairstyle

This naturally beautiful woman looks amazing with her long curled locks and side-swept curtain bangs. Use a large-barrel curling iron or hot rollers to achieve the look.


Sisterlocks look great at any age. Beautiful and stylish, they look particularly elegant in natural gray/white hair. Make sure to keep your locks conditioned and looking fresh.

Accessorized Long Hairstyle

Be playful with your long hair. Add hairbands, hair clips, or barrettes to switch up your look every day. Remember to match your hair accessory to your outfit and jewelry.

Do you have long hair? Did you recently cut your long hair because you felt pressured and now regret it? Which is your favorite long hairstyle?

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It’s good share,I like half up half down hairstyles.

D Collins

I am 66 years and my hair is and silver. My hair goes below my buttocks and almost to my knees. I not only wear my hair down on occasion but I also have the privilege of wearing it up. Not in a simple bun but different styles that are available in different websites for free. One being Pinterest. . They don’t take alot of time.. I always get compliments about my hair color asking if it’s real. Several women here have commented and they right it’s about you and how you feel. Don’t let society tell you what you can and cannot about you hair. Don’t forget Hollywood is fake those hollywood stars are not perfect. Be yourself.

DIane Tucker

Thank you for comments pics Am 77 yr Told look younger Blonde shoulder length Love it thanks


69 yo and my hair is the longest its ever been. my locks make me feel sexy and younger. so many women fall for the lie short is more youthful, I think the short bobs” are often hard And masculine.


I have had the same hair style since elementary school. I really need a change, not too bold but enough to make people notice. Hair is about 4-6 inches past shoulders… any suggestions for my face shape?


Yes. Cut your hair!


As a professional hair stylist for more years then I would like to tell lol first start with changing the way your hair falls now ! Do a side part or side sweep, you don’t have to cut a lot off but definitely a good trim :-)


The hair at your forehead draws attention, it’s not flattering. Try a side part with side sweeping bangs. And maybe a flat iron to smooth your hair out.

The Author

Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website:

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