Side-Swept Shorter Hairstyles for Older Women

Side-swept hairstyles have plenty of benefits for women as they age. The side-part adds volume to thinning hair, it adds an easy style for women short on time, and with the right layers or bangs, you can have a cut that highlights all your beautiful facial features but also hides things you’d rather not have on display. Shorter hair is often preferred by women as they age because it’s easier to maintain and often looks healthier. If you’re looking for a shorter cut that looks good and feels good, check out some of these ideas below.

Asymmetrical Side-Swept Chin-Length Bob

Asymmetrical cuts aren’t just for celebrities and their Instagram pics. Asymmetrical cuts are ideal for women who are experiencing their hair becoming finer as they age. Sweeping the cut to one side will make your hair appear fuller and also give it more volume with the lighter cut. Add a shorter layer to serve as side-swept bangs if you need your bangs to hide a few forehead wrinkles.


Classic Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

We’ve said it once and we will say it again: bangs are better than botox. If you’re looking for a shorter cut that will frame your face, add volume and make you look younger, then simply opt for a face-shape-flattering bob and add bangs that are right for your face shape. Longer, wispy bangs are perfect for thinning hair and they’re low maintenance too.


Bob with Off-Center Front Part

If your hair is still thick but you need a cut that will give it volume, then try this side-swept layered bob. This length is perfect for longer layers that give your hair volume without having to deal with longer hair as you age. If you’re somebody who likes your hair pushed back but down, then this cut is for you.


Candice Bergen’s Choppy Bob

If you’re ever looking for inspiration for hairstyles as you age, then check our Candice Bergen. A timeless beauty who knows how to use hairstyles to keep her look fresh. When she was younger she would pull her hair back in the center. But with age, and of course as trends change, she has opted for choppy layers for volume and a side-swept part that both hide beauty marks and draw your eyes to her cheekbones.


Side-Swept Pixie Cut

You can’t go wrong with a side-swept pixie as you age. Shorter hair is more manageable for busy women who wear many hats. This cut is perfect for thick or thin hair and can work with textured hair too. You can keep the front longer for the side-swept bangs or light and choppy. Talk to your stylist about the right style before chopping your locks this short.