Best Hair Over 60

July 27, 2011 11:32 PM

One of our readers, Francine, asked us for hairstyle ideas for women over 60 and our first suggestion was to use the InStyle Virtual Makeover tool for a no-risk way to find a new look.

Now we’ve chosen the four women over 60 whose hairstyles prove that although short hair is right for some, you don’t have to chop all your locks off  once you’ve hit a certain age.

Best Hair over 50

1. Helen Mirren, 66, at the 2009 Oscars.

2. Diane Keaton, 65, in  Something’s Gotta Give.

3. Meryl Streep, 62, in The Devil Wears Prada

4. Diane Sawyer, 65

Note the common theme: keeping the hair just a touch longer than a “short” haircut – anywhere between the nape of the neck and the shoulders. It’s much more feminine, still easy to style and a large round brush and blow dryer will give body to any thickness of hair.

As for color, it’s no secret that blonde and lighter shades are easier for hiding grey. And if you dare to try Meryl Streep’s The Devil Wears Prada white locks, make sure you use a smoothing product so hair looks as soft and shiny as possible. Ask your stylist about keratin treatments for coarse hair.


One Response to Best Hair Over 60

  1. Francine on July 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    thank you Jamey for the follow-up and great suggestions, it’s wonderful to see these women ‘over 60’ still active in their industry and looking so fabulous!