27 Curly Hairstyles That Will Inspire Women Over 60 To Embrace Their Natural Texture

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: April 23, 2024

One easy way for women over 60 to achieve a youthful and graceful appearance is to opt for curls. Curls never go out of style, and they can make even the thinnest or finest locks look like a million bucks.

Are you over 60 and looking for your next curly hairstyle? These top 27 flattering looks are sure to impress. From classic and timeless curly hairstyles to more modern and contemporary approaches, you’re sure to fall in love with one of these curly masterpieces.

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A shoulder-length lob is the ideal length for those who want longer and more luxurious-looking curls. Adding plenty of highlights and lowlights creates dazzling dimension perfect for women over 60. Toss loose curls into your mane for an exquisite finish!

#2. Curly Pixie with Soft Undercut

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If you want a shorter and easier-to-maintain cut, this is the perfect choice. This ultra-short pixie cut with an undercut removes bulk and heaviness, allowing your ringlets to bounce effortlessly. 

#3. Medium Curly Hair with Sun-Kissed Highlights

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This gorgeous medium-length hairstyle offers plenty of lengths to let those lovely ringlets bounce with every step. To ensure the curls are given the emphasis they deserve, sun-kissed highlights are sprinkled throughout the soft brunette base.

#4. Long Curly Layers with Side-Swept Bangs

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If you want your long curls to take on a more youthful and fashion-forward approach, side-swept bangs are a great way to go. This hairstyle is bursting with energy and life, and we can’t help but notice how flawless the lighter pieces look against her face.

#5. Natural Curl Bob with a Middle Part

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Cute and simple, this is an excellent hairstyle for women over 60 who don’t want to fuss too much with their hair while still looking trendy. Simply chop your curly locks into a bob that sits above the shoulders, then add a middle part. Flawless.

#6. Romantic Ringlets with a Deep Side Part

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For those seeking a hairstyle with more drama and romance, look no further – this glamorous ‘do is precisely what you’re looking for. Not only are the long ringlets a beautiful sight to be seen, but the deep side part emphasizes the overall luxury and allure of this look.

#7.  Short Stacked Bob for Tight Curls

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Tight curls can easily be given a sleek and modern makeover with the right haircut – and this look proves it. This short stacked bob creates an excellent base for tight curls, allowing every coil to be put on full display.

#8. Big Curly Hair with Lowlights

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You can’t go wrong with big, curly hair. It’s stunning, head-turning, and loaded with sassy body. Yet, if your big hair craves some much-needed complexity, there’s a quick and easy fix: add some lowlights and enjoy striking dimension.

#9. Curly Tapered Cut for Thin Hair

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Women over 60 struggling with thin hair might not know which cut to get, especially if they want to showcase their lovely curls. Well, ladies, this one’s for you. A short tapered cut creates a low-maintenance style that instantly thickens your tresses. It’s a win-win!

#10. Naturally Curly Bob with Wispy Bangs

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This adorable look is so soft and perky it will immediately take years off of your appearance! A cute bob cut right below chin level is paired with a set of wispy bangs swept gently to one side. The result? A youthful, bouncy look that will never go out of style.

#11. Mid-Length Layered Curls with a Feathered Fringe

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A mid-length haircut is ideal for many women over 60 – it’s not too long nor too short, making it easy to work with. But if you need to revitalize your mid-length cut, here are two options: add a feathered fringe to soften the face and add a contrasting color underneath for a wowing effect.

#12. Spiral Curls with a Subtle Ombre

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The ombre coloring technique has no age limit. That said, don’t hesitate to elevate your curly hair game by choosing a subtle ombre shade. For example, throwing a touch of brown strands to your natural gray hair will create more depth with a youthful approach.

#13. Short Curly Crop with a Blunt Fringe

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Just because you’re 60 or older doesn’t mean you have to leave your fierce personality in the past. If you’re ready to embrace your feisty personality once more, consider choosing a short, curly crop with a blunt fringe. It’s all the edgy attitude you’ve ever dreamed of!

#14. Curly Bob with Angled Cut

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A curly bob with an angled cut is designed to perfectly accent your jawbone, which is a must-have for women over 60 with envious bone structure. Offering a flattering shape, you can’t go wrong with this sophisticated and classic ‘do. 

#15. Loose Wavy Layers with a Fringe

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Looser waves are the go-to if you need a more laid-back and carefree appearance. Pair them with a pair of fringe bangs, and you’ll have a fabulous style that’s the perfect blend of jovial and high-class.

#16. Voluminous Curly Updo with a Crown Braid

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The next time you’re headed to an upscale occasion, you won’t want to leave the house without fashioning your locks into this stunning hairstyle. Start with a set of short, curly strands. Then, design a crown braid. Enjoy being the belle of the ball.

#17. Curly Bob with a Defined Part

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Curls can take on a carefree and sporadic, taking on a personality of their own. If you want more structure in your silhouette, you can easily do so. Simply create a defined part in your mane and add a little bit more rigidity to your style.

#18. Long Boho Curls with a Zigzag Part

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Long boho curls are trendy regardless of age. That said, plenty of women over 60 enjoy wearing this style, and it always looks amazing. To quickly give your long boho curls a style update, though, it’s as easy as adopting a unique zigzag part.

#19. Loose Curl Mid-Length Shag

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Shaggy haircuts are known for being messy, fun, and having that typical rock ‘n’ roll edge – and they just so happen to look incredible when livened up with some loose curls. Go ahead, ladies – enjoy a bouncy style by going with this loose curl mid-length shag!

#20. Voluminous Barrel Curls with a Center Part

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Elegant, sophisticated, and timeless, voluminous barrel curls are one of those hairstyles that always look luxurious. Whether you’re looking to wow at the next party or simply need a lovely hairstyle to impress your grandkids, this look is it.

#21. Slicked-Back Curls for a Sophisticated Look

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Giving your hairstyle a modern and posh makeover is a cinch. All you need to do is use a strong hold gel to slick your curls back. Then, match your attire to match the fierce and focused energy of your hairstyle. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

#22. Short Afro-Textured Curls

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Shorter hair can be a wonderful choice for women over 60 with natural curls. The shorter cut will ensure that your coils are accentuated beautifully while also providing some much-needed volume. 

#23. Curly Lob with a Side Braid

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There are plenty of things in life that just “go together.” This is one of those matches made in heaven. Curls and side braids are both known for their flirty and feminine appeal and combining both will provide a delicate vibe that can’t be ignored. Not to mention, it looks oh-so-adorable!

#24. Vintage-Inspired Loose Curls

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Don’t be afraid to step back in time and indulge in Old Hollywood glam. There’s a reason why those flashback hairstyles have remained an all-time favorite. They’re stunning, loaded with class, and have a unique appearance you simply won’t find in this day and age.

#25. Tight Ringlets with a Root Shadow

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Giving your tight ringlets a touch of modernity is a breeze. Go ahead and leave your curly locks as-is. Just add some root shadowing for a contemporary contrast that will take years off of your appearance.

#26. Curly A-Line Cut with a Deep Side Part

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A-line cuts are known for their rigidity, and they’re the perfect offset for bouncy and joyous curls. The duo is always a hit, especially when you add a hint of drama with a stunning deep side part.

#27. Soft Curl French Bob with a Straight Fringe

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Soft and stunning, unique and contrasting, this look has it all. The soft curls are a definite “win” for women over 60, providing just the right amount of body. Yet, the complementing straight fringe is what takes this look to new heights. 

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