Curly Hairstyles for Women Over 60

As you age you start to experience thinner hair even when your hair is curly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sport great hairstyles. The key is to talk with your stylist to determine which hairstyle would work best for you. You should also choose a hairstyle that looks age appropriate but that also fits with your facial structure. Here are some curly hairstyles for women over 60.

Graceful Hairstyles for Women Over 60

Curly Bob


This is a simple hairstyle that works well for women over 60 and it is also easy to maintain. If you want to get rid of the gray color while wearing the curly bob, the stylist can color your hair black, dark brown or a tan color since this is considered age appropriate. You don’t want to cut the bob too short.

Chignon Bun


If you have medium-length curly hair and you’re over 60, you can wear a chignon bun. To sport this look, you would part your hair on the side and then comb through the curls with a wide tooth comb gently so that you are not pulling too hard on your hair. Add texturizer to your hair then pull your curls into a ponytail near the back of the neck. Finally, place the curls into a bun.

Closse and Cropped Cut


If you are proud of your short, curly and gray hair, you can flaunt it with a close and cropped cut. This hairstyle is achieved by cutting your hair down to at least half a inch, and it creates some hat of a boyish yet still feminine look for your hair. This is a good choice if you are a professional who does not have a lot of time to style your hair during the week.



For the woman of color with thick and coarse hair, you can style your hair in small twists and this is a low maintenance hairstyle. You hair should be at least two inches long to get the best effect from this hairstyle. To achieve twists, you would wrap sections of your hair together until the twists resemble corkscrews and then the style is complete.

Cropped Afro


Women of color over 60 can also sport a cropped Afro if they have sported the natural look for years and now have thinning hair because the cropped Afro is effective at hiding the bald spots at the top of your hair and in fact this style is healthy for the hair because you are not using heat or chemicals on your hair.

Pixie Cut

Pixie Cut

Women over 60 with curly hair can sport a pixie cut if styled the right way by your hairdresser. When you visit the hairdresser, bring with you photos of older women with pixie cuts and ask her for suggestions on choosing the right kind of pixie cut for your curly hair.

French Twist


This hairstyle can be worn by women of any age but it especially looks graceful on women over 60 with medium-length curly hair. The good thing about this hairstyle is that you do not have to mess with it a lot after styling it and this works well for women with busy schedules.

It’s possible to look fabulous at age 60 if you choose the right curly hairstyle for your age and facial structure. You can meet with your stylist to discuss options for a brand new look if you have sported the same hairstyle for years and want a change. Most importantly, you want to wear your hair with confidence.

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