We always dream about beautiful long hair as little girls, picturing ourselves to be the characters of fairy tales, but what happens when we grow up, or reach the age of 60? I assure you, we don’t stop dreaming and there is no need to pretend something you are not at any age. Indeed, who said that long hair is a no-no after a certain age? There is no need to give up your beautiful long hair after you have hit sixty, and these Hollywood celebrities prove again that age is just a number and it’s time to ditch the outdated stereotypes and take pride in your femininity by enjoying your favorite long hairstyles. Of course, age comes with some responsibility so we are here to show you the best long hairstyles for women over 60 to inspire all the women out there who are afraid to be what they are. Sit back and enjoy!
1. Meryl Streep: strictly professional.
The Hollywood intellectual knows how to make a good impression and match perfectly her high IQ and her style. The ash blonde hair color looks good on women over 60, as it makes them look younger and their skin fresher. Also it makes the whole image look more natural, which is highly valued at all ages, more so after 60.
2. Dolly Parton: sexy mess.
At the age of 69, Dolly Parton still is full of sexual energy, and does not let go off her sex hairstyle. She is notoriously recognized for not leaving her house without her make up and her famous wig, and so what? She still looks gorgeous and is a true inspiration to women who cannot brag a good lush mane but have always dreamed of one. Do not be afraid to try on a good wig, believe me- no one will judge you.
3. Cher: Egyptian queen.
This seemingly ageless superstar finally decides to stop experimenting with different hairstyles and colors and has returned to the classic Cleopatra look. The long curly locks accentuate the impeccable skin and her big eyes, and this hairstyle will look great on women who would like to age with style and dignity.
4. Stevie Nicks: new age Barbie.
This prolific singer and songwriter enjoys a very cute Barbie-inspired hairstyle which a long fringe and straight locks framing her happy face. This hairstyle is easy to achieve for women with naturally straight hair and looks good on women with a round face shape. Just make sure you smile!
5. Katey Sagal: romantic.
A combination of different lengths layers are cut all through this dark mane to lighten the length making it easy to style into the fabulous shape best suited to compliment a long face. The bangs are smoothed to the side to soften the face and completes the over-all hairstyle magnificently. This easy to replicate hairstyle makes Katey Sagal look forever young.
6. Goldie Hawn: fifty shades of golden.
Goldie Hawn just never changes and her hair all shades of golden is styled to impress. The chaotic waves frame her face in a perfect way to soften her features and are great for women with mostly all face shapes. If you have fine hair, this hairstyle is for you. And yes, avoid it if your hair is thick and heavy, it might create too much volume.
7. Janice Dickinson: open face.
Cool and casual are the main characteristics of this simple hairstyle that keeps the face open. Janice Dickinson is not afraid to do that because she basically has nothing to hide and her narrow face deserves to be open. Good hairstyle for women with thinner frame who love life.
8. Priscilla Presley: new ombre.
This smoking hot hairstyle is easy to maintain and is a nice choice for women who are busy to have complicated updos. The bold ombre will let you sometimes skip the hairdresser appointment without having to deal with serious consequences. Priscilla’s porcelain skin creates a nice contrast with the bright color and she looks not a day older than forty.
9. Raquel Welch: waves are always great.
Raquel Welch still has a great sense of fashion and style, and she proves it with her impeccable hairdo. Sliced layers through the back and sides of her hair added flair and softness to her style. Her sexy side swept bangs create a perfect frame for her face, flawlessly completing her look. This wispy hairdo is perfect for those with longer faces as the flicked out layers create balance. You will have to spend some time in order to achieve this look, but the result is definitely worth it.
10. Christie Brinkley: goldilocks.
This American model and actress just does not age and at her 61 she is still hot and sexy and looks better than some younger women out there. We don’t know what her secret is but her blonde waves do complete her sexy Goldilocks look. Side-swept waves make her look like a real-life Barbie doll and all we can do is admire her young and fresh appearance.
11. Jane Seymour: classics.
These natural red locks had some color enhancement and thanks to that look gorgeous on forever young Bond girl. The hairstyle with the medium to long length and straight bangs create a classic look that will fit most elderly ladies out there with oval or diamond face shape.
12. Lynda Carter: serious statement.
This woman looks like she knows exactly what she wants from this world and how to get it. Well, she was Miss World USA at some point, thus proving the world she can achieve her goals, and now we can see the firmness in her eyes and her face. She however manages to soften this tough look by framing her face with long curls. This hairstyle will look good on thick naturally curly hair and should be a choice for women who like having an open face.
13. Kirstie Alley: glossy straight
The key to this stunning hairstyle is highlights. The different shades of darker and lighter colors create nice look that makes the whole image look young and fresh. It will look good on naturally straight thin hair, although you can always use hair straighter to achieve this look. And do not forget to use hair products and hair oil for the glossy texture.
14. Mary Steenburgen: traditionally formal.
This wavy hairdo is a nice choice for a special occasion, in case you are opposed to complicated hairstyles and prefer simple classical look and can boast a nice thick hair. This hairstyle looks amazing but softly framing the face while keeping it open at the same time. Requires minimum effort if your hair is naturally thick and wavy, just don’t forget about hair mousse to keep those waves in order.
15. Suzanne Somers: sleek fringe.
When looking at this photo, it is hard to believe that Susan Somers is 68. Well, she wears her age in style with this sleek hairdo with uneven bangs that close her forehead. The result is brilliant but do not rush into imitating her style unless you are confident you can pull this hot blond color and young woman hairstyle.
16. Faye Dunaway: fairy tale.
The actress here lets her hair just fall freely down her shoulders. The hairstyle is super casual but at the same time its simplicity is not oversimplified at all due to the asymmetrical parting and different hair colors at the roots and the ends. The hair color is quite distinct and will be a good option for women who would like to mask their grays hair but do not want to spend too much time at the hairdresser.
17. Morgan Fairchild: volume is everything.
This textured hairdo is great for a long face shape as it visually makes the face more proportional by adding volume to the side. Works best for those who would prefer a low-fuss and low-maintenance hairstyle that would always look great. Do not forget to trim the ends regularly though to keep the appearance neat and stunning.
18. Jaclyn Smith: forever young.
One of the original Charlie’s Angels, actress Jaclyn Smith is looking younger every day with a flattering, wavy hairstyle that’s also right in vogue these days. The top is kept smooth and from a centre parting, Jaclyn’s long fringe divides to show her forehead and is flicked casually back at eye-level to emphaize her lovely bright eyes. The hair is cut into long layers, which lightens the weight and makes it easy to wave, for lots of attractive volume and face-softening curls at the sides. This style is given added texture from the lovely balayage colour accents that emphasise the movement and reflect lovely, golden reflections onto Jaclyn’s fabulous cheekbones. Give it a try!
19. Beverly Johnson: rich color.
This model and businesswoman strikes us with her unique hairstyle. Very long hair is dyed in the deep intensive shade of dark chocolate that makes her beautiful eyes even brighter and her skin glow. Long even bangs create a nice balance to the endless wavy locks and keep the whole look organized and up-to-date.
20. Cassandra Peterson: neat and simple.
Cassandra Peterson ditches her horror image for a classy neat look and we are welcoming her makeover with a standing ovation because this is what makes us love her the way she is: another girl next door. So what if the girl is already over sixty, age is just a number, but this classy medium-long hairstyle with a very subtle ombre is what will always stay in our hearts.
21. Cheryl Tiegs: chaotic order.
Cheryl Tiegs once again comes out with her famous sex hair and we cannot but wonder whether she will ever change. Although why change when you know you look good and you have felt comfortable in this style for the past many years. This is a true dedication to the women who don’t know how to be themselves in spite of what people think of them.
22. Debbie Allen: natural curls.
Debbie Allen is again a reminder for all of us to praise our natural beauty. Her dark curly hair look stunning and her hairstyle is classic and straightforward. If you have naturally curly hair, then this long hairstyle is just right for you. In fact, it fits women of all ages and all social statuses and can be easily turned into a hairdo for a special occasion by just adding a flower or a headband to the hair.
23. Kathryn Bigelow: keep it simple.
Let’t be honest: this long layered cut would look way better had the actress added more volume to it. Although, this hairstyle has the right to exist as a casual simple style great for running errands in the city.
24. Valerie Perrine: highlighted ends.
Valerie Perrine looks happy not just because of her innate positive energy but also thanks to the correctly highlighted ends. The ash blonde color on this simple hairstyle creates an overall natural look and we cannot but wonder how the actress manages to keep her spirits up at her age. Well, the secret is quite simple here- a good hairdresser. Go for this look if you have naturally thick hair and know how to maintain blond color.
25. Ann Turkel: new classics.
This beautiful dark blond gingerish hair color deserves a higher place in all the rankings, as it perfectly emphasizes Ann’s warm skin tone and lack of any imperfections whatsoever. The haircut is in perfect balance with the color and suits most face shapes. If you have a nice forehead, you can pull the bangs back or sweep it to the side for a more open face illusion.
26. Priscilla Presley: sleek and chic.
You might have noticed that we already have Priscilla Presley in our list, so what- new hair style deserves some special attention and Priscilla definitely takes pride in it. Here her hairstyle is very simple and easy to achieve for women with thinner hair. Just part it in half and use hair straightener for an extra sleek look. The asymmetrical front and end strands create a nice bold look which you can easily get if you feel this is who you are.
27. Christie Brinkley: golden age.
This gorgeous hairdo is worn over the shoulder showing off the stunningly defined waves added to the mid-lengths to ends adding plenty of bounce and movement to this style. The shape of this hairstyle makes it perfect to compliment a long face and great to turn heads at special occasion. Christie Brinkley again shows us how Hollywood golden age divas should look like.
28. Jane Seymour: gorgeous.
Layers cut from the mid-lengths to ends of this gorgeous light copper mane encourages the movement and bounce of the very light waves to give this look plenty of glamour and wow factor. The fringe is cut and swept to one side to soften the over all style and completes the look perfectly.
29. Lynda Carter: thick and voluminous.
We can all envy this stunning mane of this actress and wish we had the hair of her thickness and richness. Well, I hope there are other women out there with natually heavy hair who can take inspiration from this look and style it as perfectly as Lynda Carter does here- sleek roots and curly ends.
30. Morgan Fairchild: the seduction.
A combination of medium to long layers cut all through the back, sides and top balances out the body and bounce of the waves added all over to give this fabulous hairstyle volume and shape. This look is great not only for any special occasion and is easy to recreate with the right tools. The hair color creates a nice contrast with the impeccable skin and is a must-do for women of the same skin type as Morgan Fairchild.
These gorgeous women prove that women over sixty can and should take pride in their beautiful long hair, as age is just a number and beauty is not as fading we might think.