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Long Hair Is A Drag

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August 24th, 2011

For the majority of my life I have had long black locks. Sure, there was the time I sported the Demi Moore cut from the movie Ghost (not a great look). And there was a brief 90210-era period that I had that Shannen Doherty ‘do with bangs. (True, that was a long hair ‘do, but mine was the color of eggplant.) Then there was that unfortunate A Flock of Seagulls moment when I cut short only the right side of my head. But it’s mostly been dark and long for me. Until I hit 40.

At 40 I started to wonder, is my long hair weighing me down? My face, I mean. Are my tresses making me look older, like one of those women trying to hold on to 25 forever? Was my long, super-thick hair taking over my personality? Sometimes, when I looked in the mirror, my hair covered the entire left side of my face like a dense, black wall. Was it only the dense hair that others saw when they looked at me, instead of the vibrant woman I know myself to be ? I needed to get out from behind that wall and into the world!

So I decided to chop it off. Or rather, my hairdresser decided to chop it into a bob. For the first time in ten years, I actually had to style my hair. And I did with pleasure! I loved my ‘do! I felt more mature and stylish.

Over the last three years, I have had various lengths of the bob. But overall, I’ve stuck to keeping my hair to just below my chin and I love it! And hey, even over-40 Jennifer Aniston cut her long locks into a bob this past winter. So I must be onto something, right?

Be brave. Book that hair appointment now! Get a new hairdo, or change the color, or do both! Take a risk. Change it up.

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  1. Jenjen says:

    And, not only are you rockin’ it, you are inspiring other sexy, vibrant women! Thanks! :)

  2. Harriet says:

    So funny, I’ve been thinking lately about chopping my hair off too. But I just don’t know what I want to do. I, too have had numerous hair-dos and don’ts – I feel like I’ve done it all. I saw a girl on my way to work this morning sporting long red hair with the cutest bangs and I thought “maybe bangs is the answer”! I’m still working out the details but I’m definitely ready for a change. Congrats on your gorgeous bob!

  3. Chris says:

    Looks great. Flock of Seagulls? Really can’t match the mullet I had in High School. This works for you.

  4. Esperanza says:

    My plan has to been to cut my hair again. All I ever do is pull it back anyway because I can’t see anything! But I won’t cut super short. Perhaps its time to find balance between my habitual extremes.

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