Two things to consider when choosing a hairstyle: your face shape and your hair texture. There are some hairstyles that will better suit both your face and your hair texture, whether it's coarse, frizzy, wavy, straight or thin.
In this gallery of hairstyles on women over age 60, I'll point out why these haircuts work on these women and what you should consider when choosing your own styles and colors.
Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) wears her hair a few inches below her chin, which is super flattering on almost all women. This cut works for her because her hair is naturally thick and wavy, responds well to curl (which adds body) and doesn't fall limp like mine does when styled this way (eek!).
If you have straight hair, a cut that falls below the chin can be super flattering. I strongly recommend "long bobs." (See my gallery of long bobs). Just make sure you get some layers cut in or ask your stylist for an "A-line" cut which means the back is shorter than the front.
You may also like:
- Learn more about face shapes in The Most Flattering Styles By Face Shape.
- Learn more about hair texture in 10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Hair Texture .