What Hair Styles Are Recommended for Women Over 60?


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The pixie, cropped bob, shag, mid-length side sweep and layered long cut are examples of attractive hairstyles for women over 60. Other attractive hairstyles include a modified pompadour, swept-back waves, high crown and a tapered short cut.

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What Hair Styles Are Recommended for Women Over 60?
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A soft pixie is suitable for women over 60 years old. The cut should be left long over the ears and wispy at the neck. The bangs should also be a little long and wispy. Alternatively, the top and sides can be left longer, with the back tapering down to the neckline.

A cropped bob with layers is another suitable option. The bangs should be soft, and the layers tousled. The length works well either at or just below the jawline. This haircut can be styled into a modified pompadour, with height on top, drawing the eye up.

A shag is slightly longer than the cropped bob and features more feathery layers. The shag is especially flattering if cut just above the shoulders. This haircut can be swept back into waves or teased for fullness at the crown. Swept-back waves elongate the neck, while a teased crown adds volume to thinner hair.

Longer hair is also possible, as long as it includes layers. Collarbone length is suitable in this style. Bangs should be heavy and swept to the side.

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