What are the best hairstyles for women over the age of 60?


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The best hairstyles for women over 60 are various bob hairstyles that fall to a length reaching below the chin, especially for women with a longer facial shape. Long hair styles can work well for round, square and heart-shaped faced women. Hair texture also affects one's ideal style type.

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What are the best hairstyles for women over the age of 60?
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The most flattering hairstyle for a woman over 60 years old is one that makes her feel comfortable and that flatters her specific hair texture and facial shape. Almost all women can wear a short length of hairstyle, regardless of facial shape. However, women with long face shapes make their face appear longer if wearing a long hair length; for this reason, this style is generally not considered as flattering as a short style would be for them.

The more natural body hair has, the more likely it is to look better if worn at a longer length. Thick and wavy hair textures hold curl better and are not as likely to appear limp, whereas straight hair textures should have layers cut into the style to add body. An alternative to adding layers into hair is to get an A-line haircut, which means the hair is cut shorter in the back than the front. Hair that is too thick may look better if a stylist uses a razor to lighten it, and straight and thick hair also looks good with bangs or a fringe cut into the style. Highlights placed around the face are generally considered flattering for many hairstyles.

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