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50 Unexpectedly Fantastic Haircuts for Women Over 70

Short hairstyles for women over 70 don’t have to be boring! We women are always searching for ways to change up our hairstyle but usually end up stuck with our go-to or something familiar to us. Many of us love the length because it allows putting the hair up in a ponytail, separating it into braids, twirling our fingers in it, and much more. Sometimes it even becomes a security blanket.

If you’re looking to be gutsy, take some of these photos with you the next time you visit the salon. The payoff of being adventurous will show itself when you walk out with newfound confidence.

1. Short Bob Haircut. The bob is a trendy way to update your look! Layered on the sides and completed with short bangs, this icy white haircut is, of course, flattering for women of all ages, but especially those70 and up who still want to have that special something in their style.

Are you 70 or over and struggling to find an attractive hairstyle? Check out these 50 classic haircuts for inspiration for your next trip to the salon!

Short hairstyles for women over 70 don’t have to be boring! We women are always searching for ways to change up our hairstyle but usually end up stuck with our go-to or something familiar to us. Many of us love the length because it allows putting the hair up in a ponytail, separating it into braids, twirling our fingers in it, and much more. Sometimes it even becomes a security blanket.

If you’re looking to be gutsy, take some of these photos with you the next time you visit the salon. The payoff of being adventurous will show itself when you walk out with newfound confidence.

1. Short Bob Haircut. The bob is a trendy way to update your look! Layered on the sides and completed with short bangs, this icy white haircut is, of course, flattering for women of all ages, but especially those70 and up who still want to have that special something in their style.

2. Haircut with Longer Sideburns. Show off your salt-and-pepper hair with this textured hairstyle, shorter in the back and with longer pieces framing the face.

3. Pixie Bob with Bangs. Bobbed and side-swept keeps it classy!

4. Salt and Pepper Pixie. If you like the length of your hair, but want a little curl to it, this is a great choice. Take some mousse and run it through your cropped locks in the morning to add body!

5. Feathered Haircut with Highlighted Bangs. Want a little texture in your pixie cut? It won’t take long to get some with this pretty choice!

6. Spiky Cut for Fine Hair. Those with fine hair will love the piecey-ness of this style, which spikes things up in the back.

7. Swept Back Gray Hairstyle. Feathered and tapered are other popular techniques to wear hair among women over 70. If you’re not the one to spend a lot of time getting ready in the morning, it’ll only take a couple of minutes to run your hands and some texturizing spray through your hair!

8. Attractive Wavy Bob. Another textured bob haircut, this time with a longer length, lends a hand to sass and fun. Women looking to keep their wavy or curly hair will love this option.

9. Stacked Cut with Glasses. This cross between a pixie in the back and a bob up front plays up the curls in a fun way. Not all haircuts for women over 70 have to be straight and simple!

10. White Front Highlights. A base color or a blend of highlights in the back, accented by streaks of white in the front adds a lot of flair to any hairstyle!

11. Bright Chin-Length Haircut. Not ready to give up your bangs? Bring them with you when you try out a bob, color optional!

12. Bright Red Crop. A fiery pixie-cut that would actually work well with any color. Keep it side-swept and straight or add in some curl with an iron or a little product.

13. Peach Blonde Short Cut. Women with fine hair will appreciate the lift this style delivers. The extra body in the back creates the illusion of fullness.

14. Long Gray Pixie Cut. Don’t want to give up the length? Transition to this cut – plenty of length to run your fingers through but short enough to be manageable!

15. Dark Gray and Silver Extra Short Haircut. Not into lengthy hair? Again, pixies may be very short but stay quite versatile as far as adding a little wave or pin-straight sections. Pixie haircuts also look especially cute with glasses!

16. Dark Gray Pixie. A new take on the shorter styles, this one brings the focus to the front, blowing most of the hair forward.

17. Classic Bob. The prototype of the timeless bob. This style shows off the thickness of the hair, no matter what hair type you have.

18. Faux-Hawk for Thick Hair. Got thick hair and feel bored with medium-length hairstyles? Trim it up, but keep the thickness you love at the top.

19. Over 70 Hairstyle for Glasses. Searching for a style that works well with glasses? Consider this one, parted in the middle!

20. Sleek Gray Hair. No matter what color your hair is, it’ll work well with an above-the-shoulder style, such as this one!

21. Short Banged Haircut for Long Faces. Worried about thinning hair? No one will ever know, including yourself, when you style your all over short haircut with side-swept bangs tousled!

22. Two-Tone Gray Hairstyle with a Side Fringe. Another take on the pixie cut but with a little wave added near the front and swept to the side. All the cuteness of bangs but put to the side, out of the way for those with glasses!

23. Classy Tapered Haircut. A great hairstyle for thick straight hair. If you add in a few highlights, you`ll make this short haircut even more interesting!

24. Silver Hairstyle. Have you chosen to embrace your salt-and-pepper hair color? Give it a new life with a short razored cut!

25. Choppy Pixie Bob. Cut your hair dry if you want to achieve this choppy bob and embrace the silver sneaking into your locks!

26. Rose Pink Hair Color. Going gray doesn’t have to be dull and depressing! Liven things up with a pop of color in your pixie or another above-the-shoulder hairstyle!

27. Hair Highlights for Over 70. Freshen up your look by adding some honey-blonde highlights to a short ‘do – tell your stylist to have the highlights frame your face shape to bring the brightness to your face!

28. Pin Straight Bob with a Fringe. Try an angled bob, blow your locks pin-straight and feel the classiness wash over you!

29. Haircut Hiding Thinning Hair. Let this other short pixie hairstyle inspire you to go short! Maybe add a streak of lavender for a spark of color!

30. White Haircut for Women with Fine Hair. Let the longer locks frame the face and brush over the ears with another take on the pixie. Shorter pieces at the crown of the head give a boost of body.

31. Very Short Thick Haircut. Salt-and-pepper hair with glasses? If your hair is very short, take a shot at this hairstyle. Razor-edged bangs create an angle for extra character.

32. Gray Hairstyle with Dark Roots. Give your pixie-cut dimension with darker roots and lighter ends!

33. Amazing Gray Pixie with Purple Highlights. Forget the business, this one is party all over! Feel like adding that extra something? Pick your favorite color and have your stylist insert a few highlights!

34. Sleek Bob with Full Bangs. Let’s make it simple, a bob haircut with bangs equals a bangin’ hairstyle.

35. Subtle Lavender Pixie. Are you not someone to make bold moves with an all over color but still want to take a risk? A subtle color may be for you!

36. Dark Brunette Style with Blonde Highlights. Keep your thick hair on the sweet side with a longer layered ‘do like this one.

37. Long Hairstyle for Over 70. If you didn’t go through a platinum phase when you were younger, now’s the time! A long hairstyle layered and wispy at the ends keeps it feminine.

38. Pixie with Undercut. A completely new take on the pixie? An undercut for movement and texture! It’s short enough in the back that it stays off your neck, but long enough in the front for twirling your hair with your fingers.

39. Extra Short Curls. A short hairstyle with soft curls makes your best facial features, such as the eyes, stand out.

40. Haircut with Cropped Baby Bangs. Want to know how to make your eyes pop? Super short bangs!

41. Silver Piece-y Crop. Different lengths all over take your hairstyle to a new level!

42. Youthful Side-Parted Haircut. Ready for wash-and-go hair? Make the leap from long hair to this cute short style, which is shorter in the back but leaves things soft and framed with long pieces in front of the ears.

43. Short Shaggy Haircut. Another easy ‘do, this shaggier take on the pixie only asks for a quick blow-dry in the mornings before you’re ready to face the day.

44. Inverted Bob Haircut. The blunt inverted bob is the perfect balance between long and short. This combination of dimension and added sass is sure to turn heads!

45. Gray Spiky Hair with Side Bangs. Brush the hair back and give it a lift with hairspray or texturizing crème, and you’ll come to this jazzy hairstyle.

46. Layered Short Haircut with Side Bangs. All-over layers will shape the face while looking chic!

47. Silver and Purple Hairstyle. Minimally colored hair and longer lengths keep your hairstyle fresh and flirty!

Short Fresh Pastel Purple Hairstyle
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48. Textured Auburn Blonde Haircut. The lift of the piece-y layers in this pixie cut keep it full of texture and movement, despite the short length.

49. Dark Brown Hair with Thin Highlights. A simple dark hairstyle is amped up with golden highlights.

50. Short Haircut with Volume at the Crown. Tousle your mane by playing with hair near the crown to create texture.

Hairstyles for women over 70 should be an expression of your deep self! You, certainly, don’t have to stay with the same one forever. Mix it up every couple of months to find the look you love the best. Have fun and happy hairstyling!

by Serena Piper
Serena graduated from the University of Oregon where she majored in magazine journalism. She is a published writer both in print and online. She currently lives in Daytona Beach where she works at the Early Learning Coalition, an organization supporting children of low-income families. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, country music concerts, exploring Florida, and of course, the beach.
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    I am 67 and rock a purple short curly afro, I love it!!!!!!!!!