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Wigs For Seniors... What Wigs Are Best?

Posted on February 24 2019

Wigs are a great solution to get perfect hair for any woman.  With the growing population of seniors, the demand for wigs and hairpieces is definitely on the rise!  But women classified as Seniors are not going over that hill without a fight.  More women over the age of 60 are looking at least 10-15 years younger because of the increasing focus on taking care of the body and mind.  Great hair is also a huge part in looking and feeling younger.  Wigs for seniors are basically any wig! 

Best Wigs for Older Women

 

Wigs for Seniors - Raquel Welch's Stowstopper

 

We are seeing a trend toward the more fashion forward wigs and hairpieces for senior women. The wig trend for younger women of all ages celebrity or not is also gaining momentum, so it is not wonder that older women are on the bandwagon. Many celebs are talking about their wig habit quite openly..actually, almost shouting it from the rooftops as their wigs and hairpieces are a big part in why their hair looks flawless!  This definitely makes the trend spread more quickly. 

Hairpieces for Senior Women - Christie Brinkley's Natural Tone Hair Wrap

 

The days of going shorter and more matronly just because you’re are maturing… gone!  Fine wine gets better with age.  We can too!

One good rule of thumb is to pick out your favorite facial feature and find a style to highlight it.  You don’t have to get an “old lady” cut or length just because you are over 60.  You won’t find wigs for seniors because you can choose any wig you like!  I mean…. Have you seen how amazing Raquel Welch looks in all her wigs?  Okay… there is only one Raquel, but we can look as good by following her lead on some simple things to keep in mind:

 

  • Keep it Simple! – feel comfortable in your style.  Don’t succumb to the “rules” of aging that you feel you have to adhere to.  If you like your hair a bit longer… go for it!  Stay simple and true to yourself.  You know what works for you. Don’t go crazy, though! Leave that to Lady Gaga.  Upgrade your own style 😉
  • Go for a Natural Looking Hairline -  Say it with me….."Lace front!"  it is so important to have a natural hairline. This is huge for your confidence in wearing wigs. Lace front wigs come in human hair wigs and synthetic wigs. They make all the difference if the hairline of the wig is going to be visible at all.  Rule of thumb: if the hairline shows…make sure it’s lace front.
  • Don’t go too Bulky at the Crown – Lots of women think height at the crown gives a fuller look...however, it has a tendency to scream wig!  Fullness should be even on the top and not give a bouffant look at the crown.
  • Don’t Think age appropriate means ‘Short’ – Short wigs can be fun and gorgeous on many women…but make sure a short style works for your face shape and style.  A short wig on the wrong face shape can add years to your look.  Not exactly the look we are going for!
  • Color is Key! – Although Grey is the new black as the grey color trend for younger women sweeps the globe, don’t feel like you have to go grey just because you are a ‘woman of a certain age’.  You can pull of most any color at almost any age.  This is a fact! I get that you can embrace your silver locks with style if you are a confident woman… go for it!  But for those of us who don’t want to go gently in to that silvery night…. Play with color that makes you feel younger!

 

Wigs and Hairpieces Senior Women

 

So wigs for seniors are not old lady wigs.  They are all the top brands and the latest styles that everyone else is wearing.  Break free from the stereotype in your mind that just holds you back! Look for a hairstyle that you feel compliments your face shape and matches your lifestyle. Whether you go with a gray wig or finally go for it with that vibrant red you have always wanted to try..the key is confidence! There are no rules anymore.  Own it and wear it with style!

 Are you a Senior Woman? We'd love to get your thoughts!  Please comment below:

 

42 comments

  • Heidi : October 24, 2019

    I work at a wig salon and we have a wonderful varity from

    Lace front
    Monotop
    Double monofilament
    100% hand tied
    Human Hair Blend
    European Hair
    HD Hair

    I wear wigs every day, I love the option and it makes me feel good.. Yes! I LOVE Wigs! Our hair is our crown.

  • The Wig Experts: October 03, 2019

    Hi Alicia,

    Have you tried Ellen Wille wigs? They are designed to have a lighter density of hair than other brands!

    - The Wig Experts

  • alicia: October 03, 2019

    Most wigs…even the petite size have too much hair on them and they look fake…with less hair they will look more real………

  • Jean Engelbrecht : October 01, 2019

    I am thrilled about this new approach to wearing wigs for the older woman. I am 80 this year have worn wigs for 45 years, I look 65 I am told and wear my wig so naturally that a hair dresser could not tell.

  • The Wig Experts: August 08, 2019

    Hello Bev!

    You can view our selection of pixie styles here: https://www.wigs.com/collections/pixie-wigs

    If you need assistance on helping choose the right color for you, we recommend contacting our Client Care Representatives who are experts at color matching! They are available by phone or email from Monday – Friday from 8am – 6:30pm CST.

    Phone number: 800-581-2001
    Email: sales@wigs.com

  • Bev de salis: August 08, 2019

    Looking for short Har wig pixi style med brown or two tone

  • Beverly Montgomery: July 30, 2019

    I have worn wigs on and off since I was 19 years old and I still wear them often. In two weeks I will be 69 years old. My hair was shoulder length for a while and I cut it very short. Happy to say I am not hung up on the length of hair. I wear whatever I like. In the 70s, I wore frosted wigs, cascades, natural wigs and whatever I felt like wearing. Today, I like long or short wigs in copper and golden tones and burgundy. I wore my own hair natural in burgundy and received lots of comments until I allowed a barber to talk me into cutting it and she cut way to much. This resulted in my need to wear wigs again and I am loving the comfort and beauty of the many stylish wigs. I don’t want to be a silver fox. I prefer to be a bronze or copper fox and I will continue to wear these color wigs no matter my age.

  • Wigs.com: May 23, 2019

    Nancy,

    We are certain that you look fabulous in Resolve! It’s a pleasure to make wig wearing an easy thing for lovely ladies like you. We appreciate your feedback!

    Have a great day,

    The Wig Experts

  • Nancy Moline: May 23, 2019

    I am 69 and just started wearing wigs because I am tired of messing with my hair for work. Gray 38 seems to be my color. People are always telling me they love my hair especially in Gabors Resolve! Should have done this year’s ago! Thanks wigs.com for making it easier! God is Good to give us choices like this!

  • Wigs.com: May 06, 2019

    Valerie,

    This is great feedback and we want to thank you for your honestly. The last thing we want is for our clients to lose heart about their wig wearing because, as you said, being fabulous doesn’t have an age limit! Please stay tuned as there may be some updates around the corner ;)

    With Love,

    The Wig Experts

  • Valerie Sauve: May 06, 2019

    Contemplating my first wig at 68. Tired of struggling with very fine hair. Having arthritis makes styling very difficult. But I do lose heart on seeing only younger models. There are some fabulous older women out there. So remember we mature women don’t want to look younger, we want to look good.

  • Wigs.com: May 01, 2019

    Sandra,

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your input and are taking all suggestions into account for photo-shoots! Thanks for reading the Wigs.com blog.

    The Wig Experts

  • Sandra Mathes: May 01, 2019

    It would be GREAT to see wigs for older women modeled by older women and not 20 – 30 – 40 year olds but 50 – 60 – 70 year old women. Young faces look good in many wigs older faces would not look good wearing.

  • Wigs.com: April 15, 2019

    Hello Everyone,

    Thanks for all the great responses! Wigs.com appreciates you sharing what works best for you and the suggestions for improvements. Every comment and recommendation is carefully considered by The Wig Experts and used to make Wigs.com the best experience for each of you!

    Thanks for reading the blog and please give us a call if you have questions or concerns, or just need some help finding the perfect wig!
    800-581-2001 | M-F 8:00am – 6:30pm (CST)

  • Mary: April 15, 2019

    I disagree that rooted colors look more natural on everyone. As a blond, going gray, the rooted colors look harsh and unflattering and unreal on me. I would like to see more mixed gray-blonds in mid length wigs. Even on women who might look fine in some rooting, to me it’s always too dark, and gives the impression of a black band around their face. A wig with shorter and much lighter roots….and absent around the hairline would look better……in my opinion!

  • Jayne: April 03, 2019

    I prefer Superior 60+ (or 55+) to Senior as far as terms. 😊
    I’d enjoy a page of Superior 60+ women in longer silver wigs, toppers, blonde-grays like “Shaded Vanilla,” etc.
    A moderate costing custom option of having 30 or 40 stray gray hairs sewn into the lace front and mono tops to help brown, black or auburn wigs much more believable!
    Silver, white-gray wigs in beautiful in chin-length or longer styles can be quite believable. Ladies don’t have to look ridiculous in thick hair: Thin the wig!

  • penny duvall: March 08, 2019

    Do not agree that any wig suitable for over 70.Must look like your own hair

  • Jo: January 16, 2019

    Older women do NOT have thick hair. Nothing looks more ridiculous than to see a 60 – 70 year old woman with a thick haired wig. Why don’t wig makers realize this?

  • Edie Love: December 04, 2018

    Please send me your wig information for Seniors over 70
    THANK YOU

  • ItsAnnaHere: October 23, 2018

    I thought this article would actually provide some wig suggestions for seniors, rather than just stating the obvious and saying “any wig” can work.

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