1. Short Natural Hair Texture
If you’ve spent decades struggling to tame your natural hair texture, now may be the time to set it free. A close, curly crop is sophisticated and stylish, and will allow your hair to remain as healthy as possible, which is so important for older women. Keep coils consistent and springy with an anti-frizz curl gel that defines and provides strong curl definition.
2. Choppy Pixie Cut
If your hair is fine, this pixie haircut with punk rock attitude is for you. Lots of layers throughout the entire cut will give your hair plenty of lift and volume. And the short, messy bangs will give you a playful, youthful look. You can blow-dry this style so it’s smooth, or you can simply work in some styling paste, lift and arrange your hair with your hands and let it dry naturally.
3. Smooth Pixie Cut
Nothing beats the ease of a short haircut, and this cute crop is probably the easiest hairstyle of them all. And don’t think that just because it’s short, you don’t have styling options! Hairstyling products like styling creams, pastes, gels and waxes let you create textures that range from smooth and sleek to piece-y or ruffled.
4. Off-The-Face Soft Wavy Bob
Up and away are two words that can instantly erase years for older women. In a short haircut like this, the soft waves are lifted and swept off the face. The result is chic, feminine and flattering! If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, apply a curl-enhancing formula to damp hair and dry it with a diffuser. Once dry, use a small curling iron to refine your waves. Direct all of your hair away from your face and leave the ends out of the iron for a modern look.
5. Modern Shag Haircut
Remember the shag haircut from the ‘70s? Believe it or not, there’s an evolved version that is the perfect haircut for older women. It has choppy layers that go from front to back with shorter layers and wispy bangs to frame the face. When styling, use a small round brush to flip the layers upward for airy movement.
6. Layered Bob
Bring your bob up to date with lots of flirty layers. Layers can start at the jaw, with shorter pieces around the face to keep hair full and lively. Add sexy side-swept bangs for a coquettish touch.
7. Textured Bob
Classic, one-length bobs can be severe, but a bob that’s gently texturized on the ends is a soft, flattering hairstyle for older women. Depending on how thick or fine your hair is, your hairstylist will cut into the last few inches of your length with a razor or with the tips of the scissors to create lightweight, airy movement. Another youthful feature? Soft, side-sweeping bangs to frame your face and draw attention to eyes and cheekbones.
8. Sassy Bob
A cute bob with a short, choppy fringe and a few face-framing layers give you instant French flair! The shape is flirty and feminine, helps fine hair look fuller and is wonderfully easy to style. Just dry with a round brush, bending the ends under, then mist with a light-holding hair spray to keep hair in place and resist flyaways.
9. Classic Long Layers
If you’re an older woman and you have always worn your hair long and loose, changes in color and texture can make it difficult to make the transition to something more flattering as you mature. Long layers and side-parted bangs at cheekbone level provide the perfect solution. You can still enjoy long hair, but the layers add bounce and fullness that lift your features and brighten your face.
10. Long and Wavy
A great way to keep your hair length with age is to polish things up with beautiful waves. Get your “Victoria’s Secret” on by curling your hair with a two-inch wide curling iron, focusing on the center and ends of each section. Add glamour with a deep side part and try a rich, dramatic hue like copper or chestnut for stunning drama.