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Pixie Haircuts for Women Over 60

By Sandra Roussy September 18, 2022 Health and Fitness

Have you been thinking of opting for a short hairstyle? Pixie styles are a modern and contemporary way to wear your hair when you’re over 60. Actually, pixies look great at any age. These super short cuts are excellent for thick or thin hair, and you have more styling options than you probably think.

Let’s take a look at pixie haircuts for mature women over 60.

  1. Feathered Pixie Hairstyle with Highlights
  2. Spiky Pixie with Colored Ends
  3. Sophisticated Brushed Back Bangs
  4. Smooth and Slick Side-Parted Pixie
  5. Side Swept Pixie
  6. Smooth Asymmetrical Natural Pixie
  7. Bowl Cut Pixie
  8. Natural Curls Pixie
  9. Brushed Forward Brown Feathered Pixie
  10. Natural Messy Pixie

Time to Go Short?

It may be a little overwhelming to chop off your long locks all at once. Many women choose to do it gradually over time. Start with a shoulder-length hairstyle and eventually move shorter and shorter.

Natural or Colored

Pixie hairstyles look amazing in all colors, especially natural salt & pepper or completely white. This is also an excellent style to experiment with bright colors. How about a vivid red or deep purple if your personality calls for it?

Spiky, Sleek, Edgy, Messy, Curly…

There are countless ways to style short hair. I’ve put together a few examples of pixie hairstyles that look great on older women.

How to Care for Your Pixie Hairstyle

Short hair is typically easier to style and care for than longer hairstyles. Not to mention less time-consuming. The thing to consider when going for a pixie style is the upkeep. You will have to visit your stylist or hairdresser more often to keep your short locks looking fresh.

15 Best Pixie Haircuts for Older Women

Feathered Pixie Hairstyle with Highlights

Feathered Pixie Hairstyle with Highlights

This is a classic pixie cut that can be texturized with different tones of highlights and lowlights. Gently move the hair to one side to flatter the facial features.

Have you ever tried coloring and highlighting your hair at home? Boxed kits are now easier to use and can give you an affordable alternative to expensive salons.

Spiky Pixie with Colored Ends

Spiky Pixie with Colored Ends

Feeling a little more adventurous? Add a cool color to the ends of your spiky pixie hairstyle.

Hair dyes like Manic Panic offer semi-permanent bright color options in creams and sprays.

Sophisticated Brushed Back Bangs

Sophisticated Brushed Back Bangs

This sophisticated pixie style looks great in a variety of colors and even adds an inch or two to your height.

Use a hot air brush with a small barrel to add volume to your pixie cut. 

Smooth and Slick Side-Parted Pixie

Smooth and Slick Side-Parted Pixie

Elegantly side-parted and slicked -back short hair takes you from day to night in no time. Professional for the office and cool for dinner out.

Dab on some hair gel to set your style and hold it all day. 

Side Swept Pixie

Side Swept Pixie

Classic pixie with a twist! This cut is excellent for thin hair. Add a little volume-building styling product and brush it all to one side.

Smooth Asymmetrical Natural Pixie

Smooth Asymmetrical Natural Pixie

Slicked towards the front with asymmetrical bangs. Easy to style and care for. Use a little texturizing product to keep the style in place.

Bowl Cut Pixie

Bowl Cut Pixie

Longer bangs with a shorter back creates a flattering frame for the face. It also provides the hair with a little flirty movement.

Natural Curls Pixie

Natural Curls Pixie

Got natural curls? Don’t fight them, work with them. This is a great wash-and-go pixie cut that is both girlish and convenient.

Brushed Forward Brown Feathered Pixie

Brushed Forward Brown Feathered Pixie

This longer pixie style is excellent for thin hair. Set in a dark tone, the cut will make your hair look thicker.

Natural Messy Pixie

Natural Messy Pixie

A perfectly disheveled pixie cut that looks great with grey, thick hair. This cut is excellent for all face shapes.

Voluminous Pixie

Voluminous Pixie

A chunky layered pixie provides volume and is an easy cut to grow out (should you want to go back to longer locks).

Ultra Cool Slicked Back Pixie

Ultra Cool Slicked Back Pixie

This pixie hairstyle is as chic as chic gets! Slicked back with a sexy twist and with just the right amount of volume.

Blast of Color Pixie

Blast of Color Pixie

Bright colors look striking with a pixie cut. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too old to color your hair in vivid shades.

Bright colors look striking with a pixie cut. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too old to color your hair in vivid shades. L’Oréal offers permanent hair dyes in vibrant shades.

Super Short Natural Pixie

Super Short Natural Pixie

Gradual reduction of length from top to bottom with super short sides and neck. This pixie adds just a little volume on the top to flatter the features, is easy to care for, and is perfect for older Black women’s hair.

Smooth Deep Side Part

Smooth Deep Side Part

A strong reminder of the pixie cut that Twiggy pioneered in the 70s has now become a classic. I love this pixie hairstyle!

Helpful Tips

  • Use several colors (highlights) in your short hair to create texture so that it doesn’t look too flat.
  • Darker roots and lighter tips will make your hair look thicker and more defined.
L'Oreal Paris Couleur Experte 2-Step Home Hair Color and Highlights Kit

L’Oreal Paris Couleur Experte 2-Step Home Hair Color and Highlights Kit

  • Don’t hesitate to use styling products like these:
Paul Mitchell Flexible Style Sculpting Foam

Paul Mitchell Flexible Style Sculpting Foam

Living Proof Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer

Living Proof Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer

Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray

Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray.

Are you thinking of going short? Have you gone pixie already? What products do you use on your hair? Which is your favorite pixie hairstyle? Please leave a comment!

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Marilyn

Been thinking of a pixi cut for about 2 years. No final decision yet

Janice Temple

Side swept pixie, awesome!

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: www.sandraroussy.com

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