The Best Hairstyles and Haircuts for Women Over 70

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Age is not a hindrance to good taste and desire to look attractive. A flattering haircut and a beautiful hairstyle are affordable in any age. This selection of images with styles for older women will help you to get inspired by the looks of womens who are aging gracefully, remaining beautiful and feminine through the years.

Refined Hairstyles for Women Over 70

Here are trendy haircuts and new ideas of hairstyles and hair colors for 2017.

#1: Short Layers with Highlights

Blonde highlights on a soft brown color look so pretty with aging skin because they are not jarring (like overly dark colors can be). Ask your stylist for a piecey cut (that will provide tons of volume to fine hair) and highlights through the bangs and upper layers.

#2: Soft Salt and Pepper Waves

There are certain hairstyles for women over 70 that are always flattering, and this is definitely one of them. This medium length haircut is lightly layered with soft waves placed throughout for a cute, modern look. The style also features an off-center part, while the majority of the waves are concentrated around the face to frame it gracefully.

#3: Trendy Short Haircut

If you do not want to expose your locks to the aggressive impact of chemical hair colors, follow the example of Judi Dench. She has found a way to ennoble her grey hair with a beautiful silvery hue. In combination with a trendy pixie haircut and a sassy hairstyle, you will achieve a stylish contemporary look.

short pixie haircut for older women

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#4: Layered Bob Haircut

Elegant and refined style of Helen Mirren proves us that looking stylish is achievable in any age. You shouldn’t certainly try on every new trend, but it would be good to follow the modern upgrades which occur to classic haircuts and hairstyles. The silver bob with layered ends from Helen Mirren looks breathtaking. Both the cut and the style will be appropriate in everyday life and at any special event.

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#5: Short Ash Blonde Pixie

When choosing among short haircuts for women over 70, be sure to focus most on the overall desired shape. This classic style provides a rounded shape with the sides and back being clipped very short. The key to keeping it feminine is height on top and bangs in the front.

#6: Spiky Blonde Crop

This look is a definite go-to for ladies over 70. Deservedly so! The very short bangs in the front are called a fringe—so be sure to use the proper lingo when sitting in the styling chair. You can ask for spiky texture on top with pieces going in different directions.

#7: Grey Pixie Cut

It is a bold choice to wear very short hair at any age, but after 70 it’s often the most flattering option. This cute pixie cut has a few layers to give it definition and dimension. Additionally, the back and sides are cut very neat, showing just how chic short haircuts can be. It’s easy to style and a pleasure to wear.

#8: Modern Layered Cut

For a grandma hairstyle that will convince the little ones you’re still cool, opt for a layered bob with long pieces in the front. The face-framing layers will add a lot of character to your look. Steel gray hair looks very sophisticated when kept smooth and sleek. Treat your strands well by using your straightener briefly and on the lowest setting.

#9: Short and Curly Hairstyle

This is a pretty popular type of 70s women’s hairstyles. Short haircuts like this one are made modern by the presence of strategically placed layers throughout to keep the hair from looking dated. Curly texture adds volume which is often very flattering for older ladies.

#10: White Hair with Side Bangs

White hairstyles were known for reading not just old—but old fashioned. No more! The straightness factor (instead of tight curls) keeps this cut looking cute and modern. The smart addition of side bangs has the same effect, while being incredibly flattering to boot.

#11: Short Hairstyle with Highlights

When it comes to hairstyles for women over 70, you have to be careful to find that perfect balance between youthful hair and a style that just looks respectable. A subtle blend of blonde and brown hues is an ideal choice when you want to liven up your hair without going overboard.

#12: Strawberry Blonde and Peach Bob

A bob haircut is one fashion trend that will never go out of style. While it may evolve through the years, it’s sure to continue being a go to style for women of all ages. Those who are more mature in years will love the no-fuss morning routine that comes with a bob cut. Want to liven things up? Try this soft and delicious peach and strawberry blonde hair color. This isn’t your grandma’s hairstyle definitely.

Older Women's Bob Hairstyle

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#13: Cropped Curly Haircut

Women with glasses know that long hair or stiff perms can cause snags and tangles around the ears. Keep it simple with a cropped cut that shows off your curly hair without a lot of effort. A short style can still look feminine when you add in some naturally soft curls and a cool shade like platinum blonde.

#14: Sophisticated Grey Layers

A 70 year old woman has plenty of stories to tell and wisdom to share – but no matter what our age, we all feel our best when we look our best. If you are in the later stage of life and want a ‘do that is perfectly coiffed to fit your style and personality, go with some salt and pepper layers that curve into the jaw line. Sweet, and sophisticated hair that’s further accentuated with loose, natural looking curls.

Salt And Pepper Bob For Older Women

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#15: Punk Style Granny Hair

Just because you’re over 65 doesn’t mean you have to go with a conservative hairstyle. If you are feeling a young rebellious streak, why not embrace it? Go with a choppy, cute style like this one that combines closely cropped sides and a fun bun up top. This is a great choice when you want to have a little bit of fun – it’s carefree and yet can be easily cut into a more standard style if you get tired of the wild side.

Over Gray Undercut Haircut

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#16: Angled Blonde Bob

Older women don’t have to stick to the grandma hairstyles, and they may not be limited to grey and white colors either. If you feel like blondes have as much fun in their 70s as they do in their 20s, then go for a honey blonde hue and an angled bob that shows it off.

70+ Bronde Pixie Bob

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#17: Haircut with Very Short Bangs

Sassy and tons of fun, the fire engine red hair hue is the perfect solution to many tired hairstyles for 70 year olds. When you have a bright color that pops like this deep red does, your haircut can be much simpler and conservative while still being fun.

Auburn Pixie For Women Over 70

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#18: Feathered Pixie for Thin Hair

If you have fine hair, you know the struggle is real when it comes to short hairstyles. That’s why this featured short cut that’s angled frontwards is ideal for women who don’t have a lot of strands to work with.

Older Women's Silver Pixie Hairstyle

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#19: Natural Aged Color

Short hair is a common choice for ladies who are on the more mature side, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune at the salon. Instead, have your stylist work with your natural grey to only enhance instead of conceal.

Choppy Pixie For Women Over 70

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#20: Short Blonde Crop

The best hairstyles for women over 70 are not complicated. Sometimes it’s just a matter of being brave enough to venture into the short hair territory. Especially if you’ve had long hair for years, it can seem intimidating to go for a completely different look. Consider a fun blonde hue to complement your new cropped style.

#21: Pin Curled Bangs with Short Hair

Having a short haircut with bangs can be a bit boring, but adding a chunky pin curl up front is a lot of fun! Short haircuts come in all shapes and styles, but this retro curl fringe is a true statement piece that will help you to be truly individual in your mature style.

Short Hairstyle With Bangs For Seniors

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#22: Full Volume Haircut

Take a cue from the ever adorable Paula Deen with this copycat grey style that looks wonderful on ladies over 70. Ask for a lot of layers in the back to add volume to the finished product. If your hair isn’t naturally grey yet, consider adding in some silver to really make the hair shine.

Salt And Pepper Layered Bob Haircut

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#23: Big Upward Style for Mature Hair

Think upwards when you want to add some lift to your look. Hairstyles for even an 80 year old woman may involve some fun and sass. You’ll want to invest in a strong styling product to keep your lift in place all day.

Spiky Gray Pixie For Older Women

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#24: Short Feathered Hair

Sometimes the best style is the one where you just let nature take its course. Short haircuts for those who are 70 plus years old should be low-maintenance rather than adding effort. If you have naturally wavy or “feathery” hair, just ask for the best haircut to enhance your natural beauty.

Over Salt And Pepper Curly Pixie

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#25: Choppy Short Cut

With a deep side part and plenty of choppy ends, this cropped style is ideal for the 65 year old who still feels young at heart. Best of all, this haircut looks great on a variety of hair types and face shapes – so whether you’re a straight or curly girl, give it a try.

Plus Long Choppy Pixie

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#26: Brightly Colored Highlights

Vibrant hues aren’t just for young women – there are plenty of retired ladies going for the bold colors, too. Hairstyles for a 70 year old woman may not stick to demure shades. Go for a pop of purple, turquoise or even green next time you’re feeling fancy.

#27: Traditional Half Updo

Some of the best hairstyles are at least shoulder length if that’s what your face shape and personal style dictate. If you find this to be the case, go with some traditional bangs and hair pulled back with your favorite clip.

Chestnut Brown Bob With Bangs For Older Women

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#28: Brushed Back Style

Go for a style that is serious and simple, without being dull. A honey blonde blend looks great on this basic style that keeps hair out of the face while still brightening it up.

70+ Feathered Blonde Balayage Pixie

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#29: Bob with Layers and Bangs

If your hair is straight, embrace it with a cute cut that incorporates bangs and light layers. Hairstyles for 70 year olds can still look lovely and modern without complicated curls or the latest hot trend.

Layered Bob With Bangs For Over Women

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#30: Straight Granny Hair

Going gray? Go all the way with a bright white hue that will add wisdom to your look instead of chaos. Want to look younger and “fuller”? Add long layers and bangs. The final look is a beautiful silver style to take you into the golden years.

Long Gray Bob With Bangs For Year Olds

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#31: Beautiful Gray Curls

Curly ladies need to let their locks shine! Whether your hair is naturally curly or you choose to go to the salon each week, curls are a wonderful way to add volume to mature hair. What’s more, they allow pale strands to shine in the light.

#32: Straight and Simple Haircut

Wow! Is that real? Certainly looks to be so! Women over 70 might not be chomping at the bit for face tattoos, but low maintenance haircuts are always in demand. With naturally straight hair, all you have to do is go in for regular trims so the cut keeps its shape.

over 70's short gray hairstyle

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#33: Textured Maroon Pixie

We love short hairstyles for women over 70 in shades of maroon. Why? It lets you show off your style without being too out there—the exact balance most women want. Adding thick-rimmed black glasses only makes the textured style all the better.

#34: Caramel Twists and Curls

Medium length hair is a definite favorite because it remains low maintenance while still providing some length. These soft golden and caramel shades are flattering on older women because they create a mild background for aging skin. Cute curls and long bangs make for the best age-appropriate modern style.

#35: Dark Red-Brown Crop

Hairstyles for women over 70 are very flattering when they feature texture and some sass. Very short sides and textured layers on top are a sure fire way to look sassy. Find a lightweight texturizing cream that won’t bog thin hair down.

#36: Thick Gray Pixie

Not all women over 70 have thin hair. If you’ve kept a lot of natural thickness, but still want the ease of short hair, then go for it. Pixie cuts look great on thick hair – get a feathered cut with neatly tapered sides and back.

#37: Extra Short Gray Haircut

Gray hair can be a signature look. Everyone’s gray is just a little bit different, and this lady sports a stunning, dove-like shade. The super short pixie cut works great with a classic or a modern style. Have fun showing off your favorite hoops, danglers, and studs!

#38: Straight Side-Parted Bob

The mistake a lot of ladies over 70 make is not that they go gray—but that they go unkempt. Allowing hair to go gray is a good move as long as you don’t let it get straggly! Choosing a blunt edge bob makes a positive statement about gray hair and shows that you take care of yourself.

#39: Flipped Hairstyle for Women Over 70

Ravishing Jane Fonda shows off her signature layered haircut that can flatter any woman especially with an oblong face shape. Such a sassy hairstyle and neutral makeup will be right to the point on the days when you want to forget how old you are in order to look particularly attractive and fresh.

Jane Fonda hairstyle

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#40: Stylish Brushed Back Hairstyle

A woman, who has devoted her life to fashion, can be a great example to follow. Carolina Herrera’s hair is dyed into a natural dark blonde hue, that is the best way to cover grey hairs and look younger. Carolina’s haircut is styled backwards with a hair dryer and styling product. The elegant moderation of her look is supported by the statement earrings and matching brooch which fit very well into the look.

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#41: Voluminous Hair with a Rounded Silhouette

One of the renowned beauties of the 20th century, Sophia Loren, has passed the 80th milestone and looks wonderful. Her hairstyle is still extremely voluminous. Sophia claims it’s because she washes her hair with kids shampoo. Well, thick locks curled away from the face are a signature stroke of Sophia Loren’s individual style.

short curly hairstyle for older women

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#42: Curly Bob for Older Ladies

Betty White brings to the screen the ideal image of a granny any kid would love to have. The actress looks very sweet and attractive. She always wears makeup and a lovely hairstyle. Her short locks are slightly curled to achieve a nice volume around her face which is important for older women, because commonly with age hair is getting thinner.

short voluminous hairstyle for women over 70

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#43: Modern Medium Layered Haircut

The golden blonde hue of Candy Spelling flatters her skin tone and looks great on her medium-length layered locks. The haircut brings out the softness and femininity of the famous author and TV personality. If you want to wear bangs, give your preference to their light varieties with graded ends. Heavy bangs in older age draw attention to under eye wrinkles.

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#44: Tousled Pixie with Torned Fringe

Andrea Romano looks fresh and youthful, and it’s mainly the merit of her sassy short hairstyle. If you want to wear your locks grey, find a way to neutralize the yellowish hue. The hairstyle itself is not difficult, but very showy, and it does become Andrea.

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#45: Asymmetric Short Haircut

The stylish asymmetric short haircut of Ann Robinson is completed with long side bangs. It’s a great idea to embrace for women with round faces. If you also like bright hair colors, remember to treat the root growth in time, because grey roots in such cases are very noticeable.

short haircut with bangs for women over 70

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#46: Long Layered Hairstyle

Opting to keep your hair long after the age of 70 is a tricky decision, because length can add age. However, if you are blessed with beautiful healthy hair and you decide to keep it long, this lovely layered style is the best option. This look works well with thick hair, as well as with thin hair and everything in between, because of the way the layers frame the face while adding dimension and structure.

#47: Side Bang with High Crown

Hairstyles for women over 70 can still be very cute and trendy, as evidenced by the shoulder length layered hairstyle in this picture. It features a flattering side part and bangs that fall delicately over one eye (but can be swept back or pinned to the side.) There is also a teased crown to add height and drama to the otherwise understated look.

#48: Black Hair with Gray Balayage

Looking sleek and lengthy, this hairstyle is one of the best ways for older women to wear their gray hair in a beautiful and stylish way. The long bob like this flatters a variety of hair textures and face shapes, and it’s specifically flattering with round faces.

#49: Short Layered Bob

The cute bob hairstyle like in the photo is trendy, modern and flattering for women of any age. Here, you have a medium length style that is parted in the center with layers that frame the face while also adding depth and volume. The whole idea of this look is to keep it current, but still age-appropriate – this bob does just that.

#50: Low Chignon Bun

Many older women prefer to wear their hair in considerably more conservative ways, but that doesn’t mean such hairstyles should be boring. This classic updo is a low chignon that works great with various hair textures, hair colors and hair lengths. It’s a popular updo hairstyle, best suitable for special occasions.

These pictures show us that older ladies can look very stylish with simple haircuts and hairstyles. Use ideas of celebrity looks to find your own perfect hairstyle that won’t let you forget that you are a contemporary woman who knows how to present her beauty and charisma in the best light.

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