30 Best Medium Hairstyles for Women Over 60

By on June 9, 2015

Women over sixty get challenged by the modern culture and stereotypes that praise youth. However, we would like to remind you that you should and can look good over 60, and these stylish celebrities have proved that wearing a right medium hairstyle will make you look full of energy and style. You will definitely find something that fits you perfectly with these best 30 medium hairstyles for women over 60. Blonde or brunette, you can look good at any age. 

1. Meryl Streep: lovely elegance. 

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Meryl Streep wears her hair straight and behind her ears to show off her lovely face. Despite being over sixty, she’s aging quite well and her golden hair covers any gray well that she might have. She added a little body by brushing the top part up to give it a little bounce. She looks years younger by not cutting her hair super short. On some women, shorter hair ages them and screams “I’m an old lady”, while this medium length is an easier way to maintain compromise that won’t add years to your age just by the way you wear your hair. 

2. Oprah Winfrey: young and beautiful. 

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Everyone knows who Oprah is and it’s hard to believe she’s already over 60. Her face looks decades younger, and her healthy thick hair flatters her youthful face. If you don’t have naturally thick hair, you can add in extensions, but don’t go overboard. It doesn’t look right on a woman who doesn’t look like she should have naturally thick or curly hair. She clearly uses products to help her hair shine and control frizz, leaving an awesome finished product that looks classy and keeps her incredibly youthful looking.

3. Jessica Lange: graceful layers. 

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Jessica Lange is what many of us pictured looking like when we think “aging gracefully”. She’s beautiful and her medium cut hair is perfectly styled for her facial structure. Here she’s shown with a layered cut that has been curled to add some body, you can achieve this by using rollers, or a curling iron. 

4. Susan Sarandon: loose curls. 

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It’s so hard to believe that Susan Sarandon is over 60! She’s gorgeous and her brown hair doesn’t show a single gray hair, which with darker colored hair can be hard to do since you have to touch it up so often. Her youthful skin looks great with the bangs and layered cut. She used (most likely) rollers to achieve the loose curls you see here, and just brushed them out to look a little more naturally “messy” giving her that “sex hair” appearance. If anyone screams “classy sexy lady” it’s Susan.

5. Olivia Newton-John: my fair lady. 

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Olivia Newton John is aging fairly well and her styled blond locks flatter her face. Here she’s shown with medium length colored blond hair, styled back away from her face. Her bangs are swept over the side to add some body and draw attention to her eyes. It works because you can’t help but notice her beautiful blue eyes!

6. Sigourney Weaver: style and grace. 

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Sigourney Weaver is shown here with a shorter length cut that’s been curled slightly at the end to add some body to her otherwise straight hair. Her brown locks help take off a few years. She has it tucked behind one ear to show off her gorgeous earrings. And her bangs are styled to give her hair some extra body.

7. Goldie Hawn: golden sex hair. 

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Goldie Hawn is still as gorgeous as ever with her medium-long blond hair. Longer bangs frame her gorgeous face and she still has her trademark tousled sex hair that she was remembered fondly for in her younger days. Despite her age, Goldie shows you can still rock the blond locks and bangs and it doesn’t detract at all, of course it helps that she looks like she’s not over 45.

8. Diane Keaton: silver highlights. 

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Diane Keaton has colored her hair to include her gray hairs and added some ash blond with her black hair to make it slightly more subtle. She’s got a shorter cropped bob with bangs that’s layered and flatters her longer face. Go for this hairstyle is you have lots of gray hair and do not wish to dye it every four weeks but still would like to look neat. 

9. Priscilla Presley: flawless ginger. 

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Prisilla Presley has shoulder length red hair that she wears mostly straight. She has it frame her face and her naturally flawless skin makes her look many years younger than she actually is. Do not be afraid to experiment with color if you also have impeccable skin. 

10. Raquel Welch: chic and glamour. 

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Raquel Welch looks so much younger than her 60+ years. With the layered cut she sports here, she has some bangs that are swept to the side that goes with the rest of her styled layers. Excellent choice for those who love to impress. 

11. Sally Field: straight is sexy. 

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Sally Field has a shoulder length cut with bangs. Her hair is straight, but brushed to add some body from underneath and styled so it doesn’t just lay flat. Her bangs swept towards the side add some extra body to the cut and show off her attractive face.

12. Catherine Deneuve: volume and color. 

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Catherine Deneuve has her hair styled to add body to the top and has it brushed up over the top to give the illusion of fuller, thicker hair. The front sides are curled slightly to add some additional body to the cut and she’s got it styled away from her face to give her a more youthful appearance. She has multi-colored blond and brown hair which hides gray hairs really well, making them blend in so she doesn’t have to dye her hair quite as often to make the roots not show.

13. Glenn Close: white curls. 

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Glenn Close has chosen to go with her natural hair color and she’s done it with a stylish layered cut that had big curlers in it to give the appearance of large curls that she brushed out and used a holding spray to keep the hairs in place. Her bangs have been swept over her forehead to finish the look and then you notice she has on two different colored earrings, which we can only assume was on purpose since her hair is styled to show them off.

14. Mary Steenburgen: cropped bangs. 

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Mary Steenburgen looks about 30 instead of 60. The only tell tail age sign that gives her away is the laugh lines around her eyes. She’s either got the best plastic surgeon in the world, or she’s aging extremely gracefully in a way that most of us could only dream of. Because of how well she’s aging, she can totally get away with the cropped bangs and stylish big hair for her petite face. It’s been brushed to add body to the top and curled at the bottom, drawing attention to her youthful appearance. Not many 60 year olds could pull off this look, but since she looks 30 years younger, she rocks it well.

15. Ann-Margret: extra body. 

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Anne Margret has layered hair with the top part short and styled to add a lot of extra body. The longer layers on the side and back flatter her neck and face. The bangs draw attention away from any age wrinkles on her forehead because they cover them up, leaving her pretty rosy cheeks, straight white teeth and pretty eyes for you to notice. Here, she’s got it dyed a golden blond with a hint of red. It works well with her fair complexion and makes her look years younger. Go for it if you have smaller facial features. 

16. Suzanne Somers: emphasize the eyes. 

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Suzanne Somers shows a very straight cut here that frames her pretty face. Her skin touched complexion still works with the golden blond of her hay days. Her big blue eyes are what you really notice with the bangs she has cut to draw attention to that portion of her face, and she wears subtle makeup except her eyes, making you notice the most attractive part of her face. 

17. Bernadette Peters: natural curls. 

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Bernadette Peters Lets her naturally curly hair shine and for her 60+ years, you’d never know she was that old. Her youthful curls frame her face and make her look years younger. The lack of gray hairs helps too. She was smart not to go blond, as it would wash out her complexion and probably age her. Blond is not always a good choice when you get older, and she wisely realized that and stuck with a darker color. Stick to the darker color if you have a similar skin type. 

18. Jacqueline Bisset: business woman. 

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Jacqueline Bisset hasn’t maybe aged as well as some of the other actresses out there, but she’s still beautiful and her dark hair and cut suit her face. She looks every bit the professional business woman yet the style of cut leaves your attention drawn to her forehead and eyes adding some softness to her over-all image. True inspiration for all women who enjoy their career after 60. 

19. Cybill Shepherd: right highlights.  

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Cybill Sheperd has her thin hair styled with big lose curls around her face to add body. She was wise and didn’t go overboard with the length or color. Her youthful cheeks and round face look gorgeous with her chosen style that frames her face perfectly. It really draws attention to the youthful cheeks and forehead that so many of us would be jealous of and hope we’d have when we are her age.

20. Jaclyn Smith: timeless beauty. 

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Jaclyn Smith has almost no age markers, she’s a classic and timeless beauty. (Either that, or she has the best plastic surgeon one could ever hope for!!!) Not many women her age could get away with a layered cut with bangs that cover half her forehead and part of her eyes, but she can still rock a more youthful style. Her darker hair has some blond  streaks mixed in, but either she has her roots touched up regularly, or she’s doesn’t have many grays yet, despite her 60+ years. This style flatters her face and draws attention to her blue eyes and gorgeous smile.

21. Blythe Danner: curled bob. 

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Blythe Danner is a beautiful woman, and has aged well. Her curled bob frames her longer face shape perfectly. Styled with blond to cover up the gray, she’s a woman who rocks blond curls well. She’s got it styled full-bodied to frame her face and it proves that she’s full of energy. 

22. Candice Bergen: side-swept bangs. 

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Candice Bergen looks gorgeous with her straight blond locks that are styled to give body around her more square jaw line. Her bangs are swept to the side to frame her face and her slightly curled medium length hair flatters the shape of her face.

23. Susan Lucci: sassy and fun. 

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Susan Lucci looks absolutely spunky and full of life, and with her Dolly Parton hair style, you can see why it’s a popular one for older ladies, it doesn’t necessarily make them look younger, but it sure makes them look sassy and fun.  Her dark layered hair works well with the big loose curls that she’s styled to frame her face.

24. Stefanie Powers: parted bangs. 

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Stefanie Powers has a straight hair cut that touches her shoulders and parted bangs. She’s brushed it away from the sides of her face to add enough body to keep it from looking limp and flat. She keeps her roots touched up so gray doesn’t show and it takes a few years off her sixty plus years.

25. Cheryl Ladd: natural. 

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Cheryl Ladd looks half her age! She is sporting a gorgeous cut that can be easily tucked behind her ears and has enough natural body that she doesn’t have to tease it with tons of products to frame her youthful face. Keeping her roots touched up with her natural hair color leaves her an illusion of a gorgeous soccer mom that you’d never know was grandma age! Whatever her secrets are, we hope she shares!

26. Judith Light: light ash blonde. 

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Judith Light has a gorgeous cut with light ash blond hair that she’s styled around her face with bangs.  This look flatters her face and shows that she’s okay aging gracefully. It doesn’t look like she’s trying too hard to pretend to be years younger, and because of it, she looks confident as an older woman who has great taste and style.

27. Barbara Hershey: thick waves. 

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Barbara Hershey keeps her dark brown locks and naturally thick curly hair in a flattering hairstyle that frames her face, neck and shoulders. Her thick waves work well with her complexion and because she has no gray hairs showing, it takes off about 10 years. 

28. Donna Mills: side-swept. 

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Donna Mills has medium blond hair that covers gray well, that she’s parted and styled over one side to add some body to her thinner straight hair. She’s used some rollers or a curling iron to add a little body at the bottom.

29. Marilu Henner: full of life. 

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Marilu Henner looks full of life with her reddish brown hair that’s curled around her shoulders and neck. She’s parted it off her face and it shows she’s not afraid to show off her age and she appears confident and happy. Her color suits her skin tone and she looks twenty years younger than a woman who’s older than 60!

30. Deidre Hall: timeless classics. 

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Deidre Hall Has layered bangs with a shoulder length cut. With lighter colors mixed in to cover gray without over-doing a dye job, it makes her look classy and timeless. She looks many years younger than she actually is. Curled around her face, it draws attention to some of her best features, like her smile.

These medium hairstyles prove that sometimes all you need is a good hairdresser. So what are you waiting for- make an appointment today!

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One Comment

  1. Catherine Melnyk

    February 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I feel like I’m looking at a time capsule of my life here. I admire all these women and I have good memories of many of them as they’ve been “with me” throughout my life’s journey.I turned 63 yesterday and I’m in search of a new look, especially a new hairstyle for myself. I now have lots to choose from.
    Thanks for the memories too!

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