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30 Best Short Haircuts for Women Over 60 in 2024

Looking for short haircuts for women over 60? Then look no further than our complete guide. We’ll cover our favorite styles, their features, and what we love about each to keep you looking stylish.

Looking for Short Haircuts for Women Over 60?

In your 60s and beyond, you’re looking for styles that are as easy and comfortable as they are attractive. Short haircuts fit the bill, but how short should you go? The right short haircut will give you a youthful glow and take years off your face.

Are you looking for barely-there short haircuts that make styling a thing of the past? Or maybe you’d prefer a longer style like a bob to flatter your features and give you more styling possibilities.

Whatever your short hair preferences, there are so many short styles to consider. From the iconic pixie to the ever-popular bob, figuring out which cut will best suit you starts with seeing a little haircut inspiration.

In this photo guide, you’ll see dozens of short haircuts for women over 60. These cuts can be a breath of fresh air for your styling routine while highlighting your best features. Get ready to screenshot your favorites!

30 Short Haircuts for Women Over 60

Ladies, we found the most flattering short haircuts for women over 60. But these haircuts can work for any age! There are styles that range from super-short to midi-length in our guide. Find your next signature style in our short haircut roundup.

1. Side Swept Pixie

Side swept pixie cut on a woman in a cami

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You haven’t experienced ultimate freedom until you’ve rocked a super-short pixie cut. This side-swept style has just the right amount of sweet and sassy.

2. Pompadour Crop

Woman in a white sweater standing in a peach room


We love a good crop at any age, and with the top styled into a lively pompadour, this cut is anything but stale. You can style the pompadour or brush it down flat for an easier style.

3. Slicked Back Undercut

Lady with a slicked-back undercut that is dark grey in color

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You’ll be awfully debonair with a slicked-back style like this! It’s a little edgy thanks to the shaved undercut on the back and sides. The longer top gives you more hair to play around with, so slick it back like this, part it to the side, curl it – the possibilities are endless.

4. Chin-Length Classic Bob

Lady with a Chin-Length Classic Bob smiles in red glasses


You can’t go wrong with the classics, and this bob with a middle part is proof. We’re loving this straight texture, but you can give this cut a different look with waves or curls, too.

5. Curly Crop

Lady with a curly crop haircut for a piece on best short haircuts for women over 60

Whether your curls are natural or permed, wearing your hair short makes it easy to show them off. Try a short cropped style like this, with just enough length to allow your strands to curl or wave.

6. Ear-Length Bob With Side Bangs

Ear-Length Bob With Side Bangs on a woman in a jean jacket for a style on the best hairstyles for women over 60

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The bob is a classic short hairstyle, and it looks amazing on women over 60. There’s enough length to make this style look classically feminine, but it’s short enough to give off that sassy or edgy vibe.

7. Tapered Cut With Side Swept Bangs

Tapered Cut With Side Swept Bangs

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This cut will keep you cool even on the hottest days, thanks to the short tapered back and sides. The top is left long enough to style forward with side-swept bangs and can help you “fake” a longer haircut.

8. Faux Hawk Quiff

Faux Hawk Quiff as a short hairstyle for women over 60


If you’re into more adventurous styles, this faux hawk quiff is meant for you. Shorter on the back and sides, a little length is left up top to style the bangs up and back into a mini quiff. The result resembles a faux hawk.

9. Spiky Pixie Cut

Woman with a spikey pixie cut

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Show off your edge with a spiky pixie cut like this. Keeping the sides and back very short makes this style look neat, but the spiky top roughs it up a bit.

10. Curled Under Bob With Bangs

Curled Under Bob With Bangs for a selection on short hairstyles for women over 60

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There’s no sweeter look than a short bob with curled-under ends. Add bangs to really make the style look youthful – you can look as much as ten years younger with a fringe.

11. Kinky Tapered Bob

Woman with curly hair stands in a studio for a piece on short hairstyles for women over 60


Tapering African-textured hair takes out some of the weight from the ends and helps give the style more shape. We love the way her coils look in this chin-length bob.

12. Feathered Crop

Pensive woman over 60 with a short haircut holding her right fist to her chest

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Light and airy styles like this are no-fuss and low-maintenance. Soft layering around the face allows you to feather the sides for an easy, casual look.

13. Brushed-Forward Pixie

Lady with a brushed-forward pixie short haircut for women over 60


If you don’t like too much volume up front, you can try a brushed-forward pixie cut like this. The top is left longer so it can be brushed down and styled into a side-swept bang.

14. Bob With Root Volume

Bob With Root Volume on a woman over 60


A little boost in volume at the roots breathes new life into a short style. Try a classic bob with voluminous roots to visually lengthen a round or square face.

15. Deep Copper Stacked Bob

A featured short haircut for women over 60, Deep Copper Stacked Bob


Show off your inner vixen with this pretty color and flattering haircut. Stacked in the back with gradual layers to create lots of volume, the cut is gorgeous, but the color takes center stage.

16. Casual Bob With Side Bangs

A short haircut for women over 60, Casual Bob With Side Bangs


Keeping your short haircut casual might mean opting for air-dried natural texture or using hot tools to create a tousled effect. Side bangs keep the cut modern and give you that youthful look. We love the model’s funky eyeglasses, too!

17. Coily Short Fade

A black woman in a yellow shirt stands in a kitchen crossing her arms


Keeping a little of that gorgeous coily texture on top is the key to making this fade pop! Take it down to gradually shorter lengths on the back and sides, concentrating the longer length up top only. It’s a great, low-maintenance style.

18. Chin-Length Wavy Crop

Chin-Length Wavy Crop on a woman over 60

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This is such a flattering cut for women over 60, especially when paired with soft, beachy waves. Try a side part as pictured or part down the middle if you’re feeling trendy.

19. Bob + Blunt Bangs

Lady with a short haircut for women over 60 looks up and to the right and smiles big

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You can’t go wrong with the quintessential bob and blunt bang combo! This short haircut is especially great for women with fine hair or thinning hair to keep it from overwhelming your face.

20. Stacked Ear-Length Crop

Stacked Ear-Length Crop haircut on a woman in a brown leather jacket

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This crop is stacked with short, closely spaced layers that give it lots of volume on the sides. Avoid this cut if you have a round or heart-shaped face. If you have an oval or square face shape, go for it! It suits oval and square faces perfectly.

21. Side Part With Long Layers

Woman over 60 with a Side Part With Long Layers haircut

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Long layers ensure most of the volume in this cut is concentrated up top with thinner ends. This makes it the perfect haircut for round or square faces. It’s got such a modern vibe!

22. Bob With Curtain Bangs

Lady over 60 with a short haircut in a white eggshell shirt


Curtain bangs have become so popular because they’re not obtrusive – they don’t hang right in your face like blunt bangs or side-swept bangs. Add curtain bangs to your bob to update the look and keep it fresh.

23. Angled Side Bangs

As a featured style for a piece on short haircuts for women over 60, a lady with a dyed haircut in glasses and a white shirt

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A cute pixie cut can easily be dressed up a bit by leaving the bangs long enough to sweep across the forehead. Style the side bang forward like this example, slick them back, or clip them to the side to switch up your look.

24. Curly Stacked Bob

Cold woman shivering and holding her jacket to her neck with a short haircut for women over 60


Curls look amazing in a bob, and stacking the bob with layers gives the hair even more volume. Add in a few face-framing pieces to soften the style up.

25. Short Bob With Highlights

A Short Bob With Highlights, a featured short haircut for women over 60

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Highlights can brighten up any haircut, and we love how the lighter strands add dimension and drama to this short, ear-length bob. If you have super fine hair, try having layers added underneath to get a stacked look.

26. Tapered Crop With Voluminous Bangs

Tapered Crop With Voluminous Bangs on an Asian woman in a studio

A little boost in volume can completely change the look of a haircut. You can use a curling iron or hair dryer and round brush to create these voluminous bangs. With a gently tapered cut, the volume draws the eye upward and gives this cut a youthful look.

27. Midi Ringlets

Afro-american woman with a short haircut for woman in a white shirt

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Somewhere between short and medium, this midi-length is perfect if you’re having trouble deciding how short you want to go. We love how coily ringlets look at this length, but you can rock this style with any texture as long as you get long layers.

28. Tousled Faux Hawk

Woman in a red shirt with a haircut for women over 60 as a pixie


Show off your wild side with a tousled faux hawk style. This is a modified pixie cut where the longer hair on top is cut shorter toward the front to create the mohawk look.

29. Curly Fringe

Woman with a curly fringe, as a piece on short haircuts for women over 60


Make the most of your pretty curls by having bangs cut a little longer than you’d like them to hit. This allows room for them to curl up. Curly bangs add so much interest to any short haircut!

30. Textured Crop

Textured crop, a haircut for women over 60 on an asiam woman


Show off your hair’s natural texture with a tapered crop that gets progressively shorter toward the neckline. With a side part, the style takes on a softer look.

Which Short Haircut Is Right for You?

Choosing a short haircut for women over 60 really doesn’t have much to do with your age. It’s all about your needs and the look you want to create. Here’s how to determine which haircut you’re going to love before you make the chop. 

  • How much time do you want to spend styling? If you don’t mind spending a little more time styling your hair, opt for a short haircut that features a little more length (like a pixie cut with long bangs or a bob). If you want to do as little styling as possible, opt for a wash-and-go cut that is very short or relies on air-dried texture, like a crop or pixie cut. 
  • What’s your hair’s natural texture? You don’t want to spend every morning forcing your hair into submission with a litany of hot tools and styling products, so it’s wise to keep your hair’s natural texture in mind when choosing the right haircut. If you have curly or wavy locks, you’ll want to choose a cut that can work with lots of volume and curls. If you have straight hair, don’t choose a style that relies on volume (like a textured crop) because you’ll be stuck loading your hair with product to make the style work. 
  • What’s your length preference? You can narrow your choices down quickly by asking yourself about your length preference. What’s too short for your liking, and what’s too long? You might not be up for an ultra-short pixie cut, but like the look of a longer ear-length bob. 
  • Do you want bangs? Deciding if you want bangs with your short haircut can help you narrow down your choices, too. Bangs can make you look years younger and do a great job concealing forehead lines. But if you’re not a fan of the fringe, remember that almost any haircut can be modified to add or remove bangs. 
  • Are you dealing with thinning hair? It’s completely normal to deal with some degree of thinning as we reach our 60s and beyond. You’re not powerless when it comes to thinning! Ask your stylist for a blunt or stacked cut to mimic extra thickness. You should also be using a hair loss shampoo or taking a hair growth supplement to combat thinning.

Choosing your next short haircut when you’re in your senior years is a lot easier when you keep these things in mind. As long as you choose a haircut based on your styling and length preferences, you can decide what tweaks will make the cut suit you best.

What’s the Best Short Haircut for Women Over 60?

Maybe you’ll decide on longer side-swept bangs that make any style look instantly put together. Maybe you’re all about sleek, short, and minimal styling.

Perhaps you prefer cuts with a little more length so you can get dolled up when you want to (chin-length bobs are perfect for this). Whatever your choice, confidence is the key to rocking any short haircut. So, choose your cut and wear it with pride and self-assurance!

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