Long bobs, shags, pixie cuts, side swept bangs and even long hair are flattering cuts and styles for women over age 60, depending upon the shape of the face and the hair texture, according to About.com. Short cuts that frame the face and highlight the best facial features are attractive.
A long bob is a cut that falls just below the chin that can be flattering on both women with thick and wavy hair, as well as those with straight hair. Women with straight hair may need layers cut in to add body and texture and a back that is shorter in length than the front. A shag cut is flattering for all face shapes, thanks to the deliberately messy look and volume created by the choppy layering. Pixie cuts are best for women who have thick, naturally wavy hair and heart-shaped, square and oval faces.
Long hair looks best on women with thick and coarse hair, and those who have a square, round or heart-shaped face. Women with long faces, and those with thin hair that falls flat, are better suited to a short cut. Youthful bangs can add interest to a short cut and add volume to limp hair. Bangs can help an older woman look much younger, because they hide a wrinkled forehead and draw attention to the eyes. Bangs are also useful to conceal a hairline that starts far away from the face.