24 Gorgeous Haircuts on Women in Their 60s

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Find Your New Hairstyle

Great haircuts for women in their 60s
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After 60 plus years, you probably have some idea of what hairstyles look best on you. But don't let outdated beauty rules dictate how you should wear your hair. The truth is that you will look beautiful in a haircut and color you're comfortable with.

There are two things to consider when choosing a hairstyle: your face shape and your hair texture. There are some hairstyles that will better suit both. To help you find a new look, we'll explore beautiful women who found a style that flatters their features for inspiration.

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) wears her hair a few inches below her chin, which is super flattering on almost all women. This cut works for her because her hair is naturally thick and wavy, so it responds well to curl (which adds body).

If you have straight hair, a cut that falls below the chin can be super flattering. We strongly recommend "long bobs." Just make sure you get some layers cut in or ask your stylist for an "A-line" cut which means the back is shorter than the front.

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Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey
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Barbara Hershey (born February 5, 1948) definitely looks far younger than she is. She is also proof that women in their 60s can wear their hair long if it suits their face shape and hair texture.

Long hair is great on square, round, and heart-shaped faces. It is not as flattering on women with long faces because it can make the face appear even longer.

As for hair texture, the thicker and more coarse your hair is, the longer you can wear it. If you have thin hair that tends to fall limp or flat, you will probably want to go with shorter hair. 

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Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
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Ellen Barkin (born April 16, 1954) looks fabulous with a wavy shoulder-length bob. It's trendy among women decades younger than her and it's perfect for her fine hair. The best news is that shoulder-length hair can be flattering on all face shapes. 

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Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver
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Maria Shriver (born November 6, 1955) has fabulous coarse, thick hair. It looks great in long layers that frame her face and the gentle wave at the end softens it wonderfully. You also have to appreciate her hair color. It is a gorgeous shade of bronde (a mix between blonde and brunette).

 

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner
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Kris Jenner (born November 5, 1955) is a style icon and often keeps up with her equally famous daughters. She often wears her hair in a short pixie with lots of volume up top. That's a secret to pulling off this shorter cut with a rounder face.

Pixies are very popular among older women and there are many directions to take this style. If you have a round face, keep some body on top of your head to elongate your face. This is often done with plenty of layers and hair products that add volume.

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Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen shoulder-length hair
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Bangs can wipe off years off a face, as evidenced here on Mary Steenburgen (born February 8, 1953). Her face-framing layers also add a youthful touch and the waves laying on her shoulders add to the elegance.

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Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris
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Sweeping, side-swept bangs like singer Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) wears are also super flattering. They can hide a wrinkled forehead, bring attention to your eyes, and add interest to almost any haircut.

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Dana Delany

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If you do grow your hair long, make sure it is healthy and doesn't fall flat. Ask for long layers, which give hair texture and movement and consider a side-part. Dana Delany's (born March 13, 1956) haircut and color is a perfect example of how to pull it off.

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Carine Roitfeld

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Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld (born September 19, 1954) is super trendy with her mussy shag haircut. She looks edgy, cool, and very sophisticated, even though she opted to go with a less-styled look than most women her age.

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Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange
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This is a great hairstyle for anyone, no matter their age. Jessica Lange (born April 20, 1949) shows you don't have to go super short the day after you hit a certain age.

The important thing is to wear what's flattering on you, and shoulder-length is flattering on everyone. Before growing your short hair longer you should consider if your hair texture can handle this cut. 

Super curly hair needs to be longer because the length weighs down the curls. If you go short, you may get a pouf. If you have thin, flat hair, you need body, so ask your stylist to cut in a few layers.

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Christine Baranski

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Long bobs are flattering on women of all ages and with all face shapes. This long bob on Christine Baranski (born May 2, 1952) is one of those go-to styles that any woman can pull off. It's classy but fun and her highlights really show off the waves and her very thick hair.

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Deidre Hall

Deidre Hall
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If you want to keep your hair longer, as actress Deidre Hall (born October 31, 1947) has, you'll want your stylist to cut in layers. Layers add movement and swing to a hairstyle. Just make sure the layers are longer and start at your chin or near it to keep the look modern.

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
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Just because you're older, doesn't mean you can't wear a youthful ponytail. Oprah Winfrey (January 29, 1954) gets away with one often and she completes her look with amazing glasses.

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Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr
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You may have some gray, no gray, or you may be all gray. How you handle it is up to you. More women are embracing their gray hair and allowing it to grow into what it was naturally meant to be.

This bob hairstyle on Roseanne Barr (born November 3, 1952) is flattering to her round face shape. It's wonderful with the sweeping bangs and wonderful gray colors throughout her hair.

If you do want to color gray hair, you have a few options. Going darker may be harder to keep up because blonde hair blends with gray as it grows in. But if you have never been a blonde, the color may not suit you. In this case, you might opt for a copper or rich chocolate shade.

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Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon
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It's important to embrace your natural hair texture as Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) does. She has naturally wavy hair which she's not trying to straighten with a blow dry and flat iron. The result is quite lovely.

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Patti Scialfa

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This look on musician (and Bruce Springsteen's wife) Patti Scialfa (born July 29, 1953), takes years off her look. She wears her hair as a 20-year-old might, but the long, side-swept bangs soften the look. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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Susan Lucci

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If you have dry hair that can get fluffy, go with it as Susan Lucci (born December 23, 1946) does. The volume is super flattering and her waves and thin bangs frame her long face perfectly.

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Beverly Johnson

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Long, lush, and lovely. Beverly Johnson (born October 13, 1952) shows that you can have gorgeous long hair well after age 30. The key is your hair's health. Don't be afraid to get hair extensions (which Johnson sports here) to make your hair fuller and lusher.

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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard
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Alfre Woodard (born November 8, 1952) wears a big, bold, and beautiful look with wonderful curls. It's messy but styled and super cute. The red highlights in her black hair really add a youthful look to her fun style.

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Marisa Berenson

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Marisa Berenson (born February 15, 1947) shows off two different looks, one natural and one straightened. Both look great, but this demonstrates that you're not stuck with one texture. If you're willing to take a risk, head to the salon and see what a different texture looks like on you.

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Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour: 2 shots of her famous bob. From left: Mark Robert Milan and David M. Benett for Getty

Anna Wintour (born November 3, 1949) has had the same haircut for decades. It's a great look for her and she is obviously very comfortable with it. 

This is a classic chin-length bob that's cut to a single length. It is perfect for her straight hair and frames her beautiful face. Plus, it really shows off her long, elegant neck.

 

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Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour, celebrity mother of twins
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Jane Seymour (born February 15, 1951) wears her hair long. It's sort of her trademark and it works beautifully on her. So much for the rule that women should never wear their hair long after 55.

Her blunt, thick bangs are a perfect complement to the length as well. They frame her face and the barely noticeable layers add just enough volume to her straight hair.

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Julie Walters

Julie Walters
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This cut on actress Julie Walters (born February 22, 1950) is flattering, edgy, and super cool. It proves that you can go short, and still show off a little personality. Since it's left rather tousled, it's also one of the easiest short haircuts to maintain daily.

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Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton John
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Olivia Newton-John (born September 26, 1948) has worn many looks over the years and she still looks absolutely gorgeous. She also demonstrates the versatility of a shoulder-length cut. One day you can go straight and the next add big, beautiful curls.