As you get older you want to spend less and less time dealing with the daily grind of doing your hair. A mature woman doesn’t have the time or rather doesn’t want to waste time dealing with styling and fussy hair. Sure you what to look trendy and stylish but hours in the mirror is just not something many women over 60 want to deal with. The trick is finding low maintenance hairdos that bring out the best you have to offer while allow you to be free from hours of shampooing, conditioning and styling of your hair.
So what, you are sixty or over and while you may be a mother, grandmother, and a little bit older than a few years ago it doesn’t mean you want grandma hairdos. Stylish is still the name of the game. You hair may have changed and now you may be graying and suffer from a little thinning but looking fabulous is still something you can achieve easily with your hairstyles. Just remember that during this time your hair and body have gone through or are still going through several changes.
You may not be as tall as you were before, you neck maybe a little shorter, and that once delightful and fullness of your face just not be the same as it was before. Some women experience what is call the “droop” as well as thinning lips. The key is finding the best haircut lift your features and add height to your hair. Your sixties shouldn’t mean just rocking shorter length cuts but these are the cuts that help you defy gravity. Look at how certain haircut complement your silhouette. Check out a few styles below that work well for women in or over sixty years of age.
The Wispy Pixie
If you are okay with putting the spotlight on your face then rocking a pixie at your age is style a great option. Some older women refuse to highlight facial features. For the cut to look its best you want to make sure the you go with a haircut that is flowing and soft. A style like the one Isabella is wearing is a little longer around the ear sections and a little wispy around her forehead area.
To get a style like this its going to be all about the cut. When you go to your stylist you will want to make sure you ask for razor pixie cut. By getting the shorter ‘do with a razor it will allow for more texture and great movement. This is a look that works will with straighter more fine hair.
When your are styling this type of cut remember this will be easy. This softer styled pixie can be easily done using just a blow dryer and a small brush. Starting with damp hair you are really only going to need to use these to direct the hair. Once the hair is dry you simply go over the hair with some type of light cream, pomade or wax. We prefer light cream so the style looks softer.
This works for women with all face shapes but round, oval, and heart shapes are the ones we think look the best. Adding bangs are something that can help those who have longer faces and if you have a more rounded face try adding some side burns to help and angles.
Bob That Takes Off 10 Years
What women doesn’t want to find that hairstyle or cut that can make them look 10 years younger? Helen Mirren is the queen of sophistication and hairstyles. While she has rocked longer hair in the past lately we have seen her with some amazing shorter hair. Going with a bob haircut seem to have taking a few years off. This layered bob cut is tousled and short giving her that more youthful look.
If you are a women that is seeking this cut you need to know what to ask your hairdresser for when you are at the salon. For this style you want to say you are looking to have your hair to have some choppy layers that will add fullness. You also want the haircut to be just below your jawline.
Who should get this cut? Any mature woman can sport this style but this cut opens your face up so be ready to show off those eyes, cheekbones and jawline. With a cropped bob haircut you are going to be taking a chance but what do you have to lose?
When it comes to styling this chic bob you will want to start by creating a deep side part on the right side of your hair. You will need to work in sections so pin up and secure most of your hair leaving one section out to work with. Take your curling iron and curl each section of hair dropping another section down as you finish the first.
Once you have lightly curled the entire hair allow to cool before breaking up or separating the hair with your fingers and styling your bangs. Finish the look with a very light hold spray.
Just Get Flipped Out
No we don’t mean go crazy on us but when you consider a hairstyle think about how you want the end result to look and for what purpose. Jane Fonda looks wonderful at her age yet still can go with this sensation styles for her hair because she knows what she wants. While this may look like a flip it is actually a curled out bob.
This shorter cut really works for her. It’s not too short so there is enough hair to work with and style for other types of hairdo’s if she wants to try something new. To get the hair to have more texture layers were added. The fringe help frame her face and the hair color is wonderful.
When you are older softer looks work best as it helps you look more youthful in appearance. The cut is actually 4-5 inches on the and side with some shorter length in between. To get this look you will want to start with damp clean hair.
With your fingers work styling mousse throughout your hair then comb through with a wide tooth comb to make sure the mousse is evenly distributed throughout. With your blow dryer and diffuser dry your hair with a round brush. In small sections dry your hair making sure as you go you are lifting up your roots to add volume while drying.
Flip you ends while your are drying and scrunch with your hands if you want a more tousled look. When you are done drying add some heat protect ant and with your curling iron or flat iron go back and flip more of the end to get a defined look.
Now take styling gel or wax and using your fingers pinch lightly to get that finished look. Style as desired and don’t forget about your bangs.
Edgy Layered Razor Cut
When it comes to short layered hair this is one style we love seeing on older women. Not only is it a great cut but this style is fashionable for all ages. Being chic and funky doesn’t stop just because you are in your 60’s now. The jagged cut offers plenty of layering and razoring throughout the shorter hair.
The edgy bangs make this perfect for women with longer faces or foreheads that they don’t like. For elongate faces the bangs allow you to give the illusion of a shorter face while for women who have larger foreheads the bangs all you to cover them up. If you want to you can even add a part to help open up the width of your face to help those who have a narrower face shape.
We believe that razor layered cuts will be trending this year for young and older women. The popularity of this type of cut is still here and we expect women to wear them well. While straight hair is what seem to work best we think thicker, curly or wavy hair can look stunning when done correctly.
What Are the Best Short Haircuts for Mature Women?
Well when it comes to finding the best hairstyles for women over 60 we think shorter works just as well as medium or long. However finding the right hairstyle for your age is difficult to say the least. For many its simply just trial and error. Finding the hair do that will make you look 10 years or so younger is even more difficult.
The key is finding hairstyles and cuts you simply like and want. When you find them all you have or need to do is to tweak the styles a little bit here and there to make them work for you. Sixties hairstyles don’t have to be the hairstyles you wear just because you are older. There are a lot of fresh and trendy short cuts that work for the mature woman. Check out the gallery below and see if any suit what you are looking for. If you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends. Thanks!