A friend who is roughly the same age as me had her hair cut quite a bit recently and she really does look fab. Which got me thinking. My hair is quite long at the moment – the longest it’s been for some time, in fact. Because it has a natural wave (ie, is prone to Monica Geller frizz in the heat) it works for me best if it’s a bit longer – the weight pulls it down and makes it more manageable. But I’m conscious that popular beauty convention decrees that longer hair can be more ageing on women in their 40s and beyond.
Which is odd, because if you think about the likes of Julianne Moore and Goldie Hawn, they’re still working their longer hair. Judi Dench and Helen Mirren have both had shorter hair for years – but that’s their look. Maybe the trick is to stick with what you know works for you, and that way, you’ll always look the same age (ish). Although no one wants to look 20 from the back and 40 from the front.
So what do you think – is it time to get my hair cut shorter, or should I stay long for as long as I want?