Looking for the hairstyles for older women? We have curated a list for you. Check out these gorgeous hairstyles for older women!
As we age, we often realize that one thing that we can still and will probably always experiment with is our hair. Be a short bob cut or long curls, there are hairstyles for people of all ages out there!
While in the present day, with plastic surgeries and makeup to suit everyone, it is hard to guess the ages of people. Women also often tend to not look their age, because of the kinds of youthful hairstyles they have.
Middle-aged women, as they grow older tend to face various hair-related issues like hair loss, hair thinning, greying of hair etc.
Well, by getting yourself a nice hairstyle and maybe even colouring your hair, if you do not want your greys to show, can for sure do you some good!
Top Hairstyles for Older Women
The Short Boy Cut Hairstyle
The short boy cut hairstyle is one of the most easy-to-maintain hairstyles to wear on-the-go.
All you need to do is give it a little brush and then you’re good to go. This hairstyle is simple and looks very elegant.
It can be worn to an occasion, be it a formal gathering, an office meeting or even to a birthday party.
The best part of this hairstyle is that it can be got by people of any hair type. All you need to do is get your hairstylist to give you a nice crop.
The Short Feather Cut Hairstyle
The feather haircut has often been sported by people with longer hair lengths, but in the present day, many people with short or medium hair lengths too have been seen getting this haircut.
The reason this haircut gets the name the “feather cut” is because of the look of this hairstyle. The hair is cut in such a way, making it look like subtle feathers.
In my opinion, this style looks very classy and elegant. The best part of this hairstyle is that you can choose to have your stylist give your hair a more or less feathered haircut, with a neat or a ruffled look to complete this hairstyle.
The ‘S’ Curls Hairstyle
Well, let’s be honest here, the look of these ‘S’ curls are simply elegant, don’t you think? These S curls make each hair strand look so defined and, in my opinion, make the facial features stand out as well.
This hairstyle is best suited for people with medium to long hair, as the S-shaped curls require the hair to be of a certain length in order to stand out.
If you like the way this hairstyle looks, then maybe you should go get your hair permed (or just get a good haircut, if you already have these natural curls).
The Classic Bob Hairstyle
Back in the day, the world-famous singer Rihanna, was seen sporting this gorgeous hairstyle and ever since then, it has been in fashion.
So maybe you could hop on the fashion train and get yourselves a lovely classic bob haircut.
This hairstyle comes in many variations that you can also choose to get, from the A-Line bob, to the layered bob to the blunt bob hairstyle to even a bob cut with a front fringe. If you are a lover of short hair, then this hairstyle is perfect for you.
The Simple Waves Hairstyle
The waves hairstyle or as some people often call it the “beachy waves” hairstyle is one among the most trending hairstyles in the present day.
Well, I must also say that it is definitely one among my favourites as well, just because of how classy and elegant it looks.
This style is so versatile that it can be worn with any outfit, to any occasion and will still look just as good.
This hairstyle will suit those with shoulder-length hair to medium length hair the best, but even if you do have longer hair, you can always feel free to try this hairstyle out.
The Semi-Bowl Cut with Fade Hairstyle
Bowl cuts have always been around since ages, but in case you ladies out there aren’t comfortable getting a full-blown bowl cut, then you could go in for this hairstyle – the semi-bowl cut, with a fade.
This means that the “bowl”-shaped haircut will not be as defined, but more layered, while the rest of the hair is cut into a gradual simple fade.
The Straight Cut with Fringe Hairstyle
Straight cuts are one among the classic hairstyles that have been around since a long time now and many, if not most ladies enjoy getting this hairstyle done from time to time because it literally will never go “out of fashion”.
But this time round, the classic straight cut has been tweaked a little and while the back hair is still cut into a straight cut, the front hair is cut into a short forehead fringe, to enhance the look of this hairstyle.
The Multi-Layered Cut Hairstyle
If you have straight hair, which is of short to medium length, then this multi-layered haircut will suit you well.
The hair is cut into three or more layers, depending on your personal choice of course and then styled by combing the hair towards one side, so that the layers stand out better.
This cut is for those of you who are fed up of getting the regular U-cut or straight cut or maybe tired of wearing the regular ponytail or bun and want to switch up your style for a while.
The Classic Spikes Hairstyle
As you get older, there are many women who like to tone down their style, while on the other hand, some get rebellious and go all-out to get the styles of their choice.
Well, this spiky hairstyle is one of those hairstyles you can get if you want to switch up your style game.
It looks super cool and, in my opinion, suits almost all kinds of outfits, be it with a top and jeans, to a summer dress or a formal pant and top.
If you are someone with short and straight hair, then all you need to do is get yourself a short haircut and then style your hair into spikes to complete the look.
The Classic Ponytail Hairstyle
Old is definitely gold in this case, I’d say, because this hairstyle is something that most of us quite automatically end up doing on a daily basis. The classic ponytail is an easy go-to hairstyle that is so simple to do on the go.
While the ponytail hairstyle is classic, you can always feel free to switch up the style by tying it in different ways using ribbons, bows, clips or maybe even by just tying it up with a few strands of your own hair.
You can also tie the ponytail as a high, low or even a side ponytail to enhance its look.
The Simple Bun Hairstyle
We all love the classic bun, don’t we? I mean, it is simple, but still looks so elegant and wait, the classic bun has multiple variations which you can create yourself!
You could try out the messy bun hairstyle, the high or low bun or maybe even go in for the half bun hairstyle. The best part about this hairstyle is that it can be worn to any occasion, both formal and casual.
The Soft Curls Hairstyle
I’m a big fan of the soft curls hairstyle and the reason is because I find this hairstyle suitable for an in-between type of style for people who do not want their hair to look too straight nor too curly.
Soft curls are more like waves and suit people with medium to long hair the best, because the curls require a certain hair length to form. If you want to up your look, you can also flip your curls to fall towards one side as well.
The Long Curls Hairstyle
Are you someone with long locs and aren’t ready to get rid of it just yet? Well, do not worry as this hairstyle is just the right one for you, because both long hair and curls literally never go out of fashion!
No matter what the occasion is, you can temporarily or even permanently get your locs curled and dawn this hairstyle and I’m sure you will look super stunning. I mean, what can be better than long locs with the perfect curls right?
The Classic Comb Back Hairstyle
This comb back style is best suited for those ladies who find their hair looking thin and scanty.
While the hair is combed back, the hair tends to look thicker and more luscious. It basically adds bulk to the roots, while also it obviously looks super good as well!
Bob Cut With Textured Bangs
Bob cut is an amazing hairstyle for older women to try. It takes years off you face and makes you look younger and trendy. For this hairstyle, get a bob cut and add soft waves or curls to it. The bangs will be a good contrast to the soft waves bob cut.
Inverted Bob Cut with Micro Bangs
The inverted bob cut with micro bangs can truly transform hair for older women. If you’re up for a change then you should definitely opt for this haircut. Thinning hair is a common problem as we age, and the alternative bob will give an illusion of thicker hair. You can even get some highlights or color your hair for a trendier look.
Side-swept Pixie with Shaved Sides
The side swept pixie will add lots of volume to your hair. You cane get a root lift done to really improve the illusion of volume of your hair. When styling your hair make sure that you blow dry the hair away from your scalp. Then use a flat iron and straighten the hair moving the flat iron upwards and slightly curling it towards the ends. You can use hair spray so it stays in place.
The Final Takeaway
Well ladies, I hope you guys have finally figured out which hairstyle you want to try out.
There are so many hairstyles out there for “older” women and honestly, I think you should set your age aside and get whichever hairstyle you love and would think suits you.
Age is no bar to trying out new styles, so just go for it, blend and combine styles and maybe even come up with a style of your own!
Hey there! I’m Joanne. I’m a hair stylist by the day and a beauty blogger by the night. My hairstyling journey leaped when I started writing blogs on different topics related to the same.