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 2018.

#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: Neat Rounded Bob

For a 65 year old woman, worrying about styling and managing her hair is the last thing she wants to do. In order to keep your locks neat and tidy, opt for a rounded bob with minimal layers. The style is still trendy while it considerably reduces your upkeep time.

#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: Piece-y Pixie Bob with Elevated Crown

To look flattering, hairstyles for women over 70 shouldn’t sit flat on your head. Try to inject as much natural volume into the cut as you possibly can. Consider a pixie bob combination with piece-y layers that will lift the hair around the crown and build a lovely short yet voluminous style.

Over Short Feathered  Haircut

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#7: Stacked Gray Pixie Bob

Need a good grandma ‘do? A short stacked bob is one of the best hairstyles for women trying to keep their cut simple and stylish. To add a little personality to your look, give long side bangs a try and opt for stacked layers in the back. This style is equally beautiful whether you have black hair or rock sophisticated silver strands.

#8: Feathered Lip-Length Bob

It’s no secret that older women prefer shorter hair, but there are ways to play with simple crops. With feathered layers, you can create a unique texture that makes the hair look thicker and more vibrant. To add some drama to the style, consider an angled cut that hits right at your lips.

#9: Cute Textured Bowl Cut

The best hairstyles for older women are those that make you still feel young at heart, and this textured bowl cut is a great way to be fun and flirty at an older age. In this picture, you can really see how enhancing your texture can bring life into your basic hairstyle.

Choppy Short Haircut Over 70

Instagram / @schylerdoeshair

#10: Short Choppy Cut for Thin Hair

As you get older, you may have to deal with thinning hair, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice style. For an easy cut, try a boyish style with light layers throughout. The hairdo requires little to no styling, so you are ready to go each morning.

70+ Short Haircut For Thin Hair

Instagram / @kphairartist

#11: Jaw-Length Bob with V-Cut Nape

A precise bob cut has the ability to completely transform your whole look. Opt for the bluntly cut jaw-length version of the cut. Want an added modern detail? Try a neat nape undercut or simply a V-shaped nape that will draw attention, and for good reason.

Short Rounded Bob With Nape Undercut

Instagram / @salonmoetaz

#12: Airy Gray Pixie with Feathered Layers

A flattering hairstyle is the key element of an old lady look. Hair shouldn’t be left to its own devices with age. The feathered pixie is here to prove that a hairstyle in your senior years can be current and easy to style. This cut is a great way to keep some of your fun and carefree nature, and it is also one of the best choices for women with thinning locks.

Textured Silver Pixie For Older Women

Instagram / @samjonssalon

#13: Short Stacked Wavy Bob

Anyone who used to perm their hair back in the day knows that curls can be tricky when you have a short haircut. But a short structured cut, like the stacked bob, lets your locks flow smoothly without falling out of place throughout the day. Add in thicker side bangs for more depth to the cut.

Inverted Gray Bob Over 70

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#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

Instagram / @igobygina

#15: Spiky Pixie Undercut over 70

Looking to add a little edge and spunk to your hair? Borrow from the younger punk stars and cut a pixie style with a dramatic undercut. Your gray or white hair will make the look age-appropriate, so you can enjoy a personalized style even in your later years.

70+ Very Short Haircut For Women

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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: Tapered Pixie with Long Crown Layers

When choosing short haircuts for women over 70, it’s important to determine first which texture and cut is going to work and look best with your particular face shape. If you’re not quite sure where to start, consider a tapered pixie with longer layers in the crown. The style is very versatile and works for most older ladies.

Gray Layered Pixie Cut

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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

Instagram / @hertadye4

#20: Edgy Spiky Pixie with Bangs

Who says older women can’t enjoy funky hairdos? Modern hairstyles know no age limits. If this appeals to you, give bold choppy spikes a try. They look great when cut into a medium-length pixie hairstyle. Add some color to the bangs, pastel or bright, depending on your base color and preferences.

#21: Short Finely Chopped Cut

Whether you have thick or thin hair, texture is crucial for a short cut. With thick hair, the finely chopped technique delivers the best results if you are after a neat style, simple in shape and easy to style.

Short Blonde Hairstyle Over 70

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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

Instagram / @bellosalon

#23: Layered Pixie with Sideburns and Bangs

Current hairstyles for a 70 year old woman make it easy for you to incorporate feminine and boyish elements into your cut. If you want a feathered pixie cut with a tomboy vibe, you may want to accentuate your sideburns. Cut longer side bangs for a nice face framing effect.

#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

Instagram / @hair_by_kbo

#25: Tapered Pixie with Long Crown Layers

Spicing up a pixie cut is easier than you might think. Ask for long layers on the top and crown of your head and let them flow smoothly into subtle side bangs. The back and sides could be tapered or undercut.

Short Ash Blonde Layered Cut

Instagram / @marip_hair

#26: Feminine Feathered Pixie

Pixie cuts have a reputation of looking quite tomboyish; however, you can easily make your crop more feminine with feathered layers and a deep color. Try feathers for the right texture, and if you have wavy or curly hair, this cut will work especially well for you!

Brunette Pixie Hairstyle Over 70

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#27: Short Tapered Pixie with Textured Crown

Short hairstyles for women over 70 are super easy to keep tidy and low maintenance. With a length like on the photo, only a bit of a product is necessary. You may style without a comb, just running your fingers through your hair and defining layers.

#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

Instagram / @charlies_hair_

#29: Choppy Pixie Transformation

Looking to try a different style? It’s not hard to quickly transform your hairdo into something spunky and fun. Opt for a super short pixie with choppy layers that stick out nicely. The cut is the right combination of messy and polished, and it looks really fresh.

Chopped Gray Pixie

Instagram / @rouge22salon

#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

Instagram / @angelinesykes

#31: Perfect Tapered Pixie Bob

A pixie bob is the best haircut for adding multiple levels of layers into your locks. Also don’t forget about trendy hair colors. Something that makes your grays purposeful, like an ash blonde or silver balayage is a smart hair color solution.

#32: Flawless Straight Blunt Bob

Haircuts for women over 70 can still look sleek and polished, take this bob as an example. If you have straighter locks, have your stylist cut blunt edges, and you can also choose to cut a fringe or side bangs to complete the style. This look works well with glasses, for the shape perfectly complements your frames.

Bob Haircut For Straight Hair

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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: 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.

#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: 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.

#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: 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.

#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: 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.

#41: 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.

#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.

medium layered haircut for women over 70

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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.

short sassy hairstyle for grey hair

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#45: 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.

#46: 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

Instagram / @salonrolfjonsson

#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: 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

Instagram / @fusshairstudio

#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: 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.

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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