11 styling tips to enhance short hair for over-60s

Here are 11 styling tips to enhance short hair this festive season.

Are you in a style rut? Although many over-60s keep their hair long and healthy, we often opt for a shorter hairstyle as we get older. Whether it’s for ease of styling, or because your hair no longer grows, there’s no need to feel left out when it comes to styles and different looks. While some think short hair can only sit a certain way or isn’t as variable as long hair, this actually isn’t true! Your short hair can look awesome with some TLC and these handy hints. And what a perfect time to learn new hair tricks too… it’s a time where we want to look extra stylish. We hope these tips will help you get into the style groove for the festive season. Try these tricks!

1. Make your own salt spray

Don’t spend a fortune on expensive products to get a beachy texture – you can make it at home. Simply combine 250ml of soda water with a teaspoon of sea salt.

2. Tease it!

Tease a section of hair from temple to temple, and then pushing it against where you normally part your hair to increase lift.

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3. Blow dry half way

Blow your hair dry for half the time you usually would and then let it air dry. Not only will this cut down on heat damage, it will leave you with a natural texture.

4. Do a side braid

It might seem difficult but in fact if you have enough hair, you can achieve a braid! There are plenty of YouTube tutorials available.

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5. Wear a funky headband

Headbands don’t have to be simply and black – the variety nowadays is endless! You can wear a pretty gold leaf on a band, or diamantes or even a flower crown.

6. Wrap it up with a scarf or hair wrap

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For an even more vibrant look, why not try a scarf? You can wrap it around your head in so many ways.

Here’s 8 of the easiest ways to tie a headscarf so you don’t just wear the classic Thelma and Louise!


7. Get a fringe

To make a very short cut look more feminine, try to grow out a fringe portion of your hair, and wear it soft or side swept for a classic, chic look.

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8. Use products that add texture

The trick to keeping short hair modern and youthful is to use products that add toughness and texture. Opt for waxes, pomades or even texture powder vs gels, sprays and mousse.

A great texture powder SAS-ers use is the Schwarzkopf Extra Care Instant Volume Powder, available here.

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9. Change up your part

Just because you have short hair, you don’t always have to wear it the same way! For something different, try changing the placement of your part. It can show off colours you didn’t even know were in your hair.

10. Dry shampoo is your new best friend

Dry shampoo is a must-have in every woman’s bathroom. It’s great between shampoos and it also aids in adding texture to newly shampooed hair, especially if it’s very thin.

11. Stick to a trimming schedule

If you can manage it, try to get your hair cut every four to six weeks. If you’re trying to grow it out, you could go 10-12 weeks without a trim. It’s really up to you!

What are your favourite styling tips?