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50 Unexpectedly Fantastic Haircuts for Women Over 70

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!

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

3. 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.

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. Pixie Haircut with Baby Bangs. Ideal for those with thin hair, this stunning look is for brave hearts. Look fashion-forward with cropped choppy layers and baby bangs.

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

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. 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!

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. 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!

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. 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.

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

22. 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!

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. 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.

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. 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!

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. 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!

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

36. 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!

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. 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!

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

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. 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!!!!!!!!!

  • 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.