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Senior Style: Trendsetting Hairstyles for Older Women

Check out our fave hairstyle ideas that are as on-trend as they are unfussy.

Like fine wine, hairstyles can get better and more refined with time. Hair texture, however, is a totally different story. As women age, so does their hair. Above all else, your main focus should be strengthening your hair texture first and foremost, then try your hand at some cool and stylish hairstyles for older women.

Take the time to assess your hair and figure out what it needs in order to maintain (and retain) the healthy look and feel you’ve been used to your entire life. Once you’ve got that under control, go for the gold! Get your groove back (actually, we know you never lost it!) with fresh and fun hairdos that involve styling routines effective at preventing damage to your hair, like loose ponytails and low-heat blowouts. Scroll below to see some of our favorite hairstyles for older women and how you can get each look:

Hairstyles for Older Women: 3 Stylish Looks

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Hairstyles for older women: Light hair color brings out your features. Photo credit:

1. Light Hair Color

If your hair is naturally light, focus on taking care of the overall health of your hair type. If you’re going light by way of bleach or dye, keep one thing in mind: Aging hair tends to have a lack of shine and starts to dull in color. Use a shampoo like Bed Head by TIGI Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo followed with Bed Head by TIGI Colour Goddess Oil Infused Conditioner to strengthen hair, counteract brassiness and boost shine.

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Hairstyles for older women: Use loose ponytails for less tension on your hair. Photo credit:

2. Loose Salt-and-Pepper Ponytail

Many older women have probably noticed that along with the change of hair color, their texture also began to alter. If your hair is fine and delicate, stick to loose hairstyles like this ponytail to avoid tension on your hair. Use S Factor by TIGI True Lasting Color Hair Oil to finish your style and add a nice shimmer to your hair color. Make your ponytail less boring by accessorizing with a fun hat or hair accessory.

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Hairstyles for older women: Bouncy and chic crop. Photo credit:

3. The Bouncy Crop

What makes this hairstyle understatedly gorgeous (besides its beautiful gray color) is the amount of body incorporated into the look: not too much, and certainly not too little. To mimic, ask your stylist for a few layers at the back of your hair to help with movement. When styling, use a volumizing mousse like Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse and blowdry on medium heat with a round brush, focusing on the roots for height.

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