As women age, they usually want to maintain their fashionable hairstyle while also having a practical, low maintenance cut. The trick to having a cute yet functional haircut is finding a hairstyle that suits your hair type, lifestyles and face. This sounds easy, but it can be challenging, try your best to be patient!
Everyone’s hair is unique, if you’re having trouble determining what your hair type is and what cuts would fit your face, ask your hair dresser the next time you go for a visit. You may need to do a bit of trial and error until you find a hairstyle that works for you!
There are some go to cuts that almost always look fabulous on mature women. If you’re unsure of what hairstyle you want, consider this list of seven hairstyles for women over 70:
Hairstyle: Choppy Pixie Cut
If you have fine, thin hair, this is definitely a good hairstyle for any women over 70! When your hair is thin, it can be challenging to get lots of volume with your hair. The choppy aspect of this cut will give your hair volume naturally so you don’t have to constantly style your hair.
Also, you can play with bangs using this cut. Bangs often are associated with youthfulness and playfulness. Finally, this haircut has a punk rock feeling, nothing like having this feeling to bring back memories of your youthful days!
Hairstyle: Layered Shoulder Length Cut
If you have ridiculously curly and thick hair, this is the hairstyle for you! For years you have likely been working to tame and control your hair. Chopping it to shoulder length will make your hair more manageable and easier to care for.
Thick, curly hair generally needs layering to help with control, this cut is no exception. Shoulder length hair with layers also frames your face quite nicely making you look more beautiful, if that’s even possible!
Hairstyle: The Bob
The bob is quite a popular cut for people of all ages with all sorts of hair types, but it is a particularly flattering hairstyle for women over 70. The reason why the bob is so popular is that it can easily be altered or adjusted to suit the person’s hair, face or style. With the bob there truly is something for everyone!
A good bob option for mature women is to get a cut that takes hair off your face. It is much more low maintenance to have a cut that sweeps your hair to the side. Although, bangs are more youthful and fun, the decision is totally up to you!
Hairstyle: Shag Cut
The shag haircut was immensely popular in the 70s. The hairstyle has gone full circle, it has made it’s come back in the 2010s! If you rocked it back, then you can rock it again now. This is a great hairstyle that says you’re loving life and enjoying your retirement.
Because this cut can be a bit choppy and edgy, a pro tip is to use softer colours if you want to dye your hair too. This way you’ll tone down the edginess of the cut.
Hairstyle: Medium to Long Layers
When in doubt, it’s best to go with old faithful! You really can’t go wrong with medium to long hair with layers. This is one of the classic hairstyles for women over 70. Although, this can be a challenge if you have very thick curly hair that is difficult to tame. If that’s the case, maybe consider another cut.
With longer hair, you can also play with different styles easily. Want a V cut? No problem. Want bangs? Coming right up! If you don’t like it, it’s easy to chop away and come out with a shorter cut.
The only drawback of this cut is longer hair can be more difficult to take care of. Be sure to consider that aspect before you grow your hair out. Although, sometimes beauty is pain!
Hairstyle: Smooth Pixie Cut
This haircut is short and sweet! Usually, the hair in the front is a bit longer which acts as bangs, the bangs will frame your face famously. The rest of the hair is quite short, particularly at the sides and back. This cut is ideal for women with light, thin and feathery hair.
The great thing about this haircut is you can create different styles using hair products. It is always nice to have a versatile haircut that you can style and texturize!
Hairstyle: Layered Lob
The lob is a cousin of the bob. The word is derived from the term “long bob” which, of course, was shortened to “lob”. The lob is a good idea if you don’t want to commit to super short hair just yet because it is a happy balance.
Layers help provide volume and texture to a lob. If you have thick, wavy hair, get lots of layers. On the other hand, if you have thin, straight hair, hold back on the layers. When in doubt, your hairdresser will know what kind of layers you need for your hair type!