Last week I had a question from a reader about long hair which sparked two more readers, Natalie and Pearl, to send in photos for advice.
Here’s Natalie’s letter
I’m thinking about cutting my hair because my face is long and thin to just above my shoulders. What do you think? I just don’t want to be an older person whose hair is too long for her age.
Here’s Pearl’s letter,
I recently joined your site and love it. I am 40 and wear my hair long but my friends think it is time to cut it short. Can you tell me whether short hair will suit me.If so do you have a recommendation for a style. Here is a photo. You are great!!
- How much time my client has
- What products and tools is she comfortable working with
- What her lifestyle is about (career, mother, extracurricular activities, etc)
- Will she feel great about her new cut or color
If I can tap into these elements, then she’ll for sure walk away looking and feeling her very best, AND be able to recreate the look at home. If I give her a cut or style that is too difficult to manage, or one that requires working with a round brush when she’s not comfortable using one, then she will ultimately be disappointed.
I have MANY clients who are in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s who have longer than shoulder length hair. But it’s a matter of creating a style that works for them, their look, and their character. Mind you, mid-length hair on a 20-year-old and mid-length hair on a 60-year-old says 2 completely different things.
The same thing goes with blue-jeans, or the kind of car you drive. So take it all into account. YES – you can wear longer hair styles and YES you can be proud doing so. Just be sure that within that longer cut & style that you have a SHAPE that works well and expresses the real you.
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Thanks so much Billy! Great advice. I’m thrilled to have you as one of our hair experts!