Long Hairstyles for Elderly Women

long curly ponytail. © Andrey Kiselev | Dreamstime.com

Long Hairstyles Ideas for Senior Women

Senior women who enjoy having longer hair have many options when it comes to styling their hair. Hair can be colored or left gray, worn up or loose and flowing. These images will give you many ideas for how to wear your long hair in stylish, flattering, and easy-to-care for ways.

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Long Layers

Long hair can be easier to manage and style with a few layers. Slightly flipped-up curls create a fresh, pretty look for everyday that is appropriate for mature women but still has a touch of modern style. Use a round brush while blow drying the ends of damp hair to create this type of style. Make sure to use a heat-protecting spray before blow-drying. If your hair is dry or coarse, use a leave-in conditioner as well.

side part

Side Part

Whether your hair is straight, wavy, or curly, you can embrace the natural texture of your long hair by styling it with a side part. Some women feel the nose looks more prominent as they age, but a side part takes the emphasis off the nose and is universally flattering. Side bangs can also enhance the look of a side part and draw attention to the eyes.

long style with full bangs

Long Hair and Full Bangs

Full bangs can work well with longer hair, and they have the advantage of hiding lines on the forehead. If your hair is very thin or fine, you'll probably want to avoid this type of style, but for women with thick or more coarse hair, it can help make long hair more maneageable. Blunt, full bangs about eyebrow level will be more flattering than short, severe bangs.

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Long Straight Hair

Simple, straight styles can look beautiful for older women. Light bangs can work with this look if your hair is thin. For a straight style like this, avoid heavy styling products so the look isn't too severe.

senior woman with long hair and wispy bangs

Wispy Bangs

Fine hair also looks great straight and wispy. Angled bangs draw attention to lovely eyes and youthful skin.

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Long Curls

Curls can be very flattering to senior women because they soften the face. A long perm can make styling very simple - you can wash and go, pull the hair back with a simple barette, or pull it back in a ponytail or bun.

low ponytail

Low Ponytail

A low ponytail is simple and sophisticated. For a soft, flattering look, wear a low pony with bangs and soft waves. Use a large-barreled curling iron or jumbo rollers to get the soft waves, then simply fasten the hair back in an elastic band and use a light-hold styling spray to keep the hair in place. Avoid stiff sprays and gel; a slicked-back ponytail will look too severe and draw attention to fine lines.

elderly woman with long brown hair. © Ruslan Huzau | Dreamstime.com

Long Hair with Volume

Sometimes long hair can be limp and lack body. Senior ladies who have this problem can add volume to longer hairstyles without bangs by using a root lifting spray. Then blow dry the roots of the hair up and away from the face. Curl or blow dry the ends for extra body and movement.

long hair on senior woman. © Laurin Rinder | Dreamstime.com

Be True to Your Style

Although many ladies go with shorter styles as they age, there's no reason senior ladies' hairstyles can't be long. Be true to your style, and choose cuts and styling methods that are flattering for your hair type for a beautiful look.

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Long Hairstyles for Elderly Women