Senior Women's Hairstyles

Lisa Marie
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Senior Women Hairstyles

When it comes to more mature hairstyles for women, there are no set rules, no one-size-fits-all. Choosing a hairstyle is no longer a matter of following a few fashion rules or meeting someone else's standards. Instead, evaluate your own lifestyle, tastes, and look to find the perfect 'do for you.

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Blunt Bangs

Blunt bangs are a great addition to medium length and long hairstyles. Senior women who want to create a bold, fresh and young hairstyle and distract from certain facial features will love this look. The key to pulling this style off is to keep the hair smooth and straight, so the bangs really complement the whole look.

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Long and Natural

Gone are the days where long hair was just for young girls. If your hair is still thick and strong, there's no reason to cut it unless you want to. To keep long and natural hair healthy as you age, make sure that you use a deep conditioning treatment.

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Smooth and Straight

Keeping thin and fine hair short is a great style for busy senior women. This makes the hair a very low maintenance, wash-and-go style that is perfect for the woman with an active lifestyle. Brush hair forward to help frame the face, and create an ultra-flattering look.

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Short Layers

Pairing long layers with a shorter hairstyle is a great way to keep short hair still looking full and voluminous. Long layers and fullness on top draw the eyes up. This style can be used to accentuate your positives and de-emphasize the negatives.

Senior woman with short spiky hair

Modern Spiky Style

This look is ideal for active women who just don't have time to mess with styling their hair. Spunky spikes are simultaneously stylish and low-maintenance. Simply use a product like a pomade or gel to create the spiky look for a style that will last all day.

mid bob

Mid-length Bob

Mid-length bobs are popular styles that flatter most face shapes. This cut can be paired with bangs. To keep the mid-length bob looking sleek and sophisticated, use a leave-in conditioner on the ends of the hair to prevent fly-aways.

Wavy senior hair

Gentle Waves

Soft, gentle waves give hair a feminine, romantic look. Women with wavy hair will find that a short or medium-length cut can be very flattering. The front layers should be kept shorter to frame the face while the back can be a longer length. For women who want this look, but don't have naturally wavy hair, waves can be created with curlers, hot rollers or a curling iron.

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Permed Styles

A great way for senior women to have a hairstyle that is both flattering and easy to manage is by getting a perm on a short hairstyle. This is a popular look for senior women because the hair stays out of the face and the curls give the hair shape and volume. However, you will need to get a perm every 3-4 months to keep the hair in shape.

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Short Voluminous Style

Many senior women prefer a style that will keep their hair away from the face. A short voluminous look will do just that. Many women will need to get a body perm to give their hair volume on top. The hair should then be combed straight back and kept in place with a firm hold hairspray.

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More Senior Hairstyle Ideas

Remember, there are no cookie-cutter answers when it comes to styling mature hair. Even among people with similar features, there are multiple looks that will work well. Find the style that best suits your lifestyle and personality.

For more great ideas for senior hairstyles, visit Senior Hairstyles or Short Hairstyles for Senior Women.

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Senior Women's Hairstyles