Does long hair on older women look sexy or silly? Christopher Hopkins, “The Makeover Guy,” has it right when he says it’s really not about age.
“It’s a combination of how young you appear, hair quality, and whether longer hair looks good on you at all, regardless of age.
If you’ve never looked good in long hair, you likely never will. But if you’ve always had long hair and it’s still holding out pretty well, meaning it’s thick and shiny and can be worn without a lot of what looks like work, then likely you can still wear it well.”
So true! Nothing worse than seeing a gal with scraggly long hair, trying to hang onto her youth by wearing long hair just for the sake of long hair.
On the other hand, I can think of a handful of women and plenty of celebs over 40 who look stunning with long hair, including Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, and Heidi Klum.
Long hair can look sexy but be forewarned. You’ll need lots of time and money for all the super high maintenance involved. Then you can have gorgeous locks like Salma Hayek, Kathy Griffin, or Beverly Johnson.
What about long hair over 50?
Do you like Meryl Streep with long hair?
I prefer her with short hair. Didn’t she look great in The Devil Wears Prada?
What about long gray hair?
Many of my readers love their long gray hair and have sent photos to show their long silvery locks. Here’s one of my readers, the beautiful Nancy Todd. Scroll down and read her comment below!
Another reader, Dulchy, sent in these photos to show off her long silver hair and how she loves to put it in a pretty French bun. See her comment below too.
Here’s another reader, Diane, who says she loves her long hair and gets many compliments.
So ladies, what’s the verdict? Do you like long hair after 40? Do you have long hair or long gray hair? Send a good-quality photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I may post it!
Still undecided about going long? Check out this other celebrity hairdresser’s post about the dos and don’ts of long hair over 40.