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50 Unexpectedly Fantastic Haircuts for Women Over 70

30. Platinum Blonde Pixie with Piece-y Bangs. Short choppy hairstyles make older ladies look younger and classier, but a daring color like platinum blonde and a trendy addition like piece-y bangs can elevate the style even higher.

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. Swept Back Gray Hairstyle. Feathered and tapered are very 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!

2. Voluminous Pixie for Fine Hair. Some volume on the top and textured pieces framing the face — that’s what hairstyles for women over 70 need to boost otherwise limp tresses.

3. Silver Pixie Bob with Disconnection. We all know that too much layering is a big no-no when it comes to haircuts for women over 70 with thinning locks. However, even thin hair can gain depth and movement with strategically placed layers.

4. 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.

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

6. 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!

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

8. Layered Salt-and-Pepper Haircut with a Fringe. Short and airy bangs play well with glasses since they do not overwhelm the face but create a bit of fullness in the front and, of course, hide wrinkles on the forehead.

9. 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.

10. 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!

11. Cropped Pixie with Waves and Balayage. Short hairstyles for women over 70 aren’t limited to whites and grays – if you want additional style points for your favoring style, try some waves and balayage lowlights for volume.

12. Rooty Blonde Mushroom Hairstyle. This choppy bowl cut reincarnation shows how good old hairstyles for women over 70 can be revamped to look edgy while flattering your facial features and hair type and delivering low maintenance.

13. Layered Pixie Bob Cut. A favorite among hairstyles for women over 70, the tapered pixie cut doesn’t suggest thick hair only. It works well for fine gray hair as well.

14. Elegant Look with Micro Bangs. A baby fringe may feel like a daring addition to short hairstyles for women over 70 unless it is cut super light and coupled with sufficient volume throughout the perimeter.

15. Textured Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs. Look cool yet graceful with this textured pixie undercut that highlights your cheekbones. Opt for some side-swept bangs for a more romantic feel. Plus, they even hide your forehead wrinkles!

16. Neck-Length Bob for Seniors. While long hairstyles for women over 70 are not as popular as short cuts, midi hair is often considered for the softness and femininity it delivers. And you can take it up a notch with the gray and white color scheme that adds depth and looks perfectly natural.

17. Tapered Pixie Haircut with Bangs. Want to try pixies but not yet ready for the really short ones? The tapered pixie haircut will help you in transitioning from your usual style to your new hairdo. Plus, it’s still elegant and feminine.

18. Stacked Bob in Silver or Ash Gray. Haircuts for women over 70 include classy stacked bobs. The shape of this bob makes you curious to see the back with its graduated layers that are great with or without bangs.

19. 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.

20. Layered Salt and Pepper Bob. The best hairstyle for over 70 must give a lift to gray hair and infuse it with texture, which is handsomely done here with external layering.

21. Beige Blonde Feathered Pixie Bob. When looking for low-maintenance hairstyles, it makes sense to give preference to a shaggy finish, which is less demanding to styling.

22. Fun Textured Cut. Actually, short choppy hairstyles don’t need to feel unkempt but rather vibrant and full of movement, as illustrated by this dynamic crop.

23. Voluminous Choppy Pixie. If you already have natural waves, having a pixie haircut will elevate your bouncy hair. This cut adds texture and body, and complementing it with a shiny color will give your hair more dimension.

24. Short Bob for Fine Hair. Are you always on the go? Then embrace a wash-and-go hairstyle and incorporate it with a soft hair color! This bob is casual and stylish.

Soft Short Casual Bob
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25. Short Feathered Pixie Cut. To add volume to your hair, try a feathered cut – a type of layering that gives your hair more texture and builds shape. This haircut is low-maintenance and a sure stunner.

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

27. Polished Feathered Gray Pixie. Elegant short haircuts for women over 70 can have plenty of texture with not a hair out of place thanks to masterfully performed layering and feathering.

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

29. 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!

30. Platinum Blonde Pixie with Piece-y Bangs. Short choppy hairstyles make older ladies look younger and classier, but a daring color like platinum blonde and a trendy addition like piece-y bangs can elevate the style even higher.

31. 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.

32. 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!

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

34. Rounded Bob with Stacked Back. Just a couple of smart adjustments, such as a wispy fringe and layered back, can turn classic haircuts for women over 70 into fresh and fashionable styles.

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

36. Textured Bob for Fine Hair over 70. Short haircuts for women over 70 shouldn’t be overly layered since that can deprive fine hair of volume: some outside layers and depth added with coloring are just what you need.

37. 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!

38. Gray Wavy Mullet with Glasses. If you wear glasses, you should avoid haircuts overwhelming the face, which is not the case with this playful shag — it softens the look with the curls on the forehead and temples yet keeps the face open.

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

40. Short Piece-y Blonde Cut. A great pick among the short hairstyles for fine hair over 70 is this voluminous layered cut. It creates an illusion of volume and adds texture to your hair. Style some waves for a fluffier and bouncier look!

41. 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.

42. Gray Undercut Pixie. Picking the best hairstyles for seniors doesn’t mean you should keep to what people expect from you. You can go for the trendy silver undercut – even at your golden age.

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. Voluminous Short Hairstyle in Silver Gray. Don’t underestimate the power of color when choosing short hairstyles for women over 70, as the simplest cut may start shining thanks to a dainty shade like this true gray.

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

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

47. Colorful Pixie Bob. One of the classic short haircuts for women over 70 is the pixie bob from the 60s. It’s simple, fresh, and perfect for those with round faces. Complete it with a delicate color and bangs to finish your new look!

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. Short Feathered Cut with Longer Top. Crisp and straight to the point, this hairstyle shows class and elegance. You can pair it with your natural hair color or add highlights for a fiercer look.

50. 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!

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.
  • t

    I am 67 and rock a purple short curly afro, I love it!!!!!!!!!


      I bet it looks great! I am 70 and wear my hair shoulder-length. I have blond highlights in it. I don’t think age should have anything to do with how long you should wear your hair or what color your hair should be.

  • Varsha Sinha

    I am a 70 year old lady and want a short and easy to manage hairstyle.

    • Shirley Henderson

      I am 76 yrs old and looking for a short hairdo. I have a round face and haven’t had a haircut since the pandemic. My hair is now shoulder length.


    I am 70 and wear my hair shoulder-length. I love it. I don’t think age has anything to do with how long you should wear your hair.