Easy Haircuts That Make Older Women Look Sexy

It can be hard knowing what to do with your hair as you get older. What’s the right way to look sexy, confident and cool without looking like an awkward teenager who hasn’t learned how to be an adult yet? The good news is that there are plenty of hairstyles that will work, all you have to do is pick the right one for you.

Choppy Layers

A collection of multiple layers which have no even length is known as “choppy layers.” The idea is that they will create a large amount of additional hair volume which counteracts gaunt features (a common facet of getting a little older).

The important thing to know when having this kind of style worked in is that it must be no more than a half-inch shorter at the back or it looks really unbalanced and awkward.

Long-Layered Pixie Cut

The long-layered pixie cut is really good for almost any facial features. It suggests that the bearer of this hair style is someone with a certain amount of elegant sophistication. It’s a good look for late night entertaining or for power dressing at board level.

The style focuses other people’s attention on your face which can be useful for commanding respect. It’s easiest to adopt if you already have a pixie cut and want to grow it out a little.

Layered Side-Swept Bangs (Shoulder Length)

If you find that your hair is becoming limp and difficult to manage as you get older, that’s OK – it happens to many women and the secret is not to fight it but rather to roll with it.

That’s what layered side-swept bangs are for. You take advantage of the hair’s natural inclination to hang in space and use it to make your eyes stand out and also to deliver some rejuvenating volume to the body of your hair.

Grown Out Cropped Hair

If the biggest issue that you face is that you don’t feel you have time for regular trips to the salon but you really don’t want to let your hair style slide into an unrecognizable mess either, then you might want to consider grown out cropped hair.

This style maintains its shape as it grows out and doesn’t need regular attention from a stylist. Just don’t let it grow past the collar if you want to stay young looking.

Choppy Bob

This style isn’t for everyone. It’s really best deployed when you have a heart-shaped or perhaps an oval-shaped face. That’s because it has a tendency to elongate the neck and you want to feel that’s in balance with the rest of you to be confident with this cut.

If you are going this way, then you need to get your stylist to cut your hair dry so that you can see how the layers will sit naturally.

Pixie

The pixie cut is the ultimate weapon in any woman’s hair armory. It’s without a doubt the easiest kind of style to maintain on a daily basis as it’s never long enough to get viciously tangled.

However, it shaves years off at the flick of some scissors. It’s a bold cut that tells the world that you are confident in yourself and that you know your years suit you.

If you want to liven things up, mess the style a little when you go out and you’ll be the coolest person in the room.

Wavy Bob

A wavy bob cut to about chin length can help to elongate your neck, which is perfect if you enjoy wearing collarbone cut dresses.

Bangs are not a mandatory part of this style, and you should only opt for them if you really want them. We’ve found that soft bangs can help make it seem like you have fuller roots.

The current fashion for wavy bobs demands that you use a more crumpled texture.

Streaked And Stacked

A wavy bob cut to about chin length can help to elongate your neck, which is perfect if you enjoy wearing collarbone cut dresses.

Bangs are not a mandatory part of this style, and you should only opt for them if you really want them. We’ve found that soft bangs can help make it seem like you have fuller roots.

The current fashion for wavy bobs demands that you use a more crumpled texture.


Long Blonde Bob

They do say that blondes have more fun and there’s no need to abstain from that fun just because you weren’t born blonde. It might be time to apply a little hair dye, in fact.

The long blonde bob smacks of sophistication and it looks perfect in just about every possible social and professional situation. It’s really easy to transform from office manager to night time belle without doing any work to your hair.

 

Layered Bob

This is one of the more classic cuts and it’s used by many people to ensure that their face is framed well. You will want to discuss with your stylist the right length of bob for your facial shape. Angular faces, for example, tend to do best with a chin-length cut.

If you intend to work in some layers, then you’ll want to make sure that the stylist has done that kind of job before. It’s not easy to do.

 

Long Bob

The long bob is, of course, a fundamental part of many hairstyles including some that we have already mentioned. However, it’s worth noting that the long bob, when cut around chin length or perhaps just a little longer, is a super style which can really take the years off you.

It’s a very simple cut and easy to get right at nearly any stylist and it’s worth noting that it’s also a highly versatile style which you can transform in an instant as required.

 

Asymmetrical Bob

If you’d like to look daring and interesting, then maybe the right way to go is an asymmetrical bob. Most hairstyles rely on symmetry to carry them off, but that can make them a little “ordinary.”

The modern way to approach this is to use an asymmetrical bob to freshen things up. Go for a cropped back and then let it run a little longer in front. You can add waves if you want to spice it up even more.

 

Wavy Lob

A “lob” is just another name for a “long bob.” We like the wavy lob a lot. It’s great for softening features and for a lady who has a ton of leisure time. Doesn’t it look like the person who wears this hairstyle has time to spend on the beach?

If you’d like to keep with the cutting edge of style, the best look is to add some very gentle layers and then some big messy curls, but whichever way you want to go is fine.

 

Shoulder-Length Layers

Jennifer Aniston wears her hair in this style and she’s coming up to 50 and still looking great. Of course, we recognize that the whole side-swept look isn’t for everyone, but if you think that it might be for you, we’d encourage you to give it a go.

This jaunty casual look can take years off your face, and it’s not a difficult hairstyle to maintain and it offers quite a bit of versatility when needed.


Long And Layered

You can’t go wrong with long hair and layers. While many style guides seem to push the older woman into having her hair cut ultra-short, there’s a lot to be said for going in the opposite direction.

As long as the style is well-maintained and not allowed to grow into split ends, it will take years off your appearance and it’s fun to wear, too. As you can see, it suits Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek.