One good hairstyle for a senior citizen is a long bob that flatters all face shapes and all hair textures, according to About.com. Another option is a mix between the pixie cut and a boyish cut with longer pieces on top that have a bit of a mussed up look.
Another good hairstyle choice for a senior citizen is a chin-length cut with side-swept bangs and textured long layers. This is a good cut for thinning hair, and it brings attention to the cheekbones. A shoulder-length cut is flattering for nearly everyone. Long layers and good products give hair the illusion of volume.
For those with naturally curly hair, a style that breaks up the curls with appropriate layers keeps body and movement in the hairstyle. Curly hair looks best in a long bob or collarbone length cut with layers that start around the cheekbones to pull hair down from the crown, avoiding too much volume on top. One option is a short A-line cut with graduated lengths that start shorter in the back but are longer and textured in the front. Some older women wear long hair, as well. Women with square or round faces who have thick, mostly straight hair texture are good candidates for a flattering longer hairstyle.