Hairstyles Women Over 60 Should Avoid (And Ones They Should Try Instead)

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People in their fifties and sixties are just as interested in being stylish as anyone else. But when it comes to finding the right hairstyle that works for you at that age, it’s not an easy task.  Is it true that style should be adjusted based on age?

As you get older there becomes a tricky balance of wanting to be trendy, but still making sure you can pull off a certain look. Some people unfortunately believe they can make a hairstyle work even if they really can’t. If you’re seeking to look younger, there are some great hairstyles to consider, but also there are also some that you should steer clear of.

Avoid: Bangs

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The traditional argument for bangs is that it will help you frame your face and highlight your best features. Some people can pull off the look, but many people cannot, no matter what age they are. Additionally, the amount of upkeep that’s needed for this look just isn’t worth it.

Also, if you’ve got a square-face, bangs will not help your look. Bangs tend to itch, always needs to be styled, even on days you don’t want to, and if you want to grow them out, they won’t grow evenly.

Try: Angled Cut

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No one enjoys the effects of aging. One way to avoid them is to get an angled cut. When an older woman’s face turns soft this style of cut can change how those around them view their faces.

The sharply curved edges of this hairstyle cause people to look at a woman’s chin, drawing attention away from the upper half of her face.

Avoid: Faux HawkPhoto: Shutterstock.com

Yes, a faux hawk is a real hairstyle people are sporting. While a mohawk was more fashionable in the 1980s, and was primarily a men’s look, some women have tried the faux hawk. As opposed to the pixie cut that you’ll see later on, which is more conservative and classy, the faux hawk seems to be the opposite of that.

Faux hawks in general really became trendy starting in the 2010s, and are certainly for a younger audience. But if you have grandchildren, trust us, that you should skip this look.

Try: Super Short

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The short & wispy style is preferred by women who have fin hair. The shorter beautiful hair is, the thicker it looks.

Backward tresses style seems to be best for this type of hair. A little backcombing is all it takes to get a woman looking stylish and elegant.

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