Is it time to get my hair cut shorter?

July 19, 2013

Me with long hairA 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?

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  • Mrs Worthington July 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Liz, I think you will regret it if you go for the chop. Though saying that I am having horrendous humid hair a la Monica from friends at the moment and so have been pondering the gamine crop. Invest in some good up dos and the feeling will pass.

  • Julianne Orford July 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Keep it long for as long as you can if you see what I mean. You still can in my opinion. Hillary Clinton on the other hand looked so much better before she grew her hair long.

  • Erica July 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    If you get it cut I won’t be able to rib you about your wookie hair, which would be no fun at all.

  • Katy Hill July 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

    NO! Don’t do it! You can get the shorter look by wearing your hair up but I’m never gonna cut my hair! I’d feel like Samson! Way too big a psychological step for me – even if I do wear it in a ponytail most of the time! But look around you at the over 50’s. Everyone is rocking the SAME STYLE! :-/ Keep channeling your inner Goldie! X