When you have long hair you want short hair and when you have just had your hair cut
you decide to grow it long. When will we ever make up our minds? As children our
parentís decided how we were going to wear our hair and we were so busy playing we
barely gave a thought to our locks. Now as adults we want to look our very best at all
times, especially when we dash out on a momentís notice. We donít want to spend hours
primping in front of the mirror, but still want to look like a movie star - as if we were
born that way.
The advantages of long hair are the versatility of so many styles offered. You can wear
your hair up in a myriad of ways. Or, you can wear it half up and half down. You can
fashion it like the Queen of Sheba or be the picture of a rock star bedazzled with glitzy
jewels and scarves. Braiding can be classy surrounding a smooth updo appropriate for a
Princess. Braids upon braids can achieve a sophistication desired to influence others.
A fluffy bedraggled look gives the impression of just getting up in the morning. Men
love its sexy appearance. A multiplication of attention can be gained through foiling
your long strands blonde, strawberry blonde and copper red over light or medium brown
hair. Golden hues would also look flattering on any warm browns. Oh so lovely when up
or down. You will feel like dancing!
ďRapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair!Ē cried her friend, as he
looked longingly to her. So long was her hair supposed to be, one
could climb up the side of the high tower to get to her and so the
story goes. Is long hair for you, though? Would it connect with your
lifestyle and make the most of your face and body?
As women age
most of us gain a little weight and become gray (I like to call it
platinum). If you are overweight and have long hair, chances are
you arenít looking your best. Long hair puts weight on you when
you look into the mirror. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to
look neat with long hair when you are trying on clothes? There
arenít too many of us who are older who look good with gray or
tinted hair hanging around their shoulders. Letís face it, we arenít
20 anymore, but on the other hand we donít have to look our
complete age either. Long hair can be - oh, so hard to give up.
We love our long hair donít we?
If you have thin fine hair, keeping it long will only make it look thinner and stringy at
the ends. Cut bluntly, into a bob not quite touching the shoulders, or shorter, will give
the awareness of thicker hair and will feel fuller as well. Use a good volumizer to
complete this potential. Everything today is product and more product. If you have
long thick hair, shaped into slivered layers will give you several options whether it be
straight, wavy or curly. The world is yours.
Enter short hair. There is more maintenance, although an easier task. Short hair will
take off at least 5-10 lbs on a good dress. Perfect shaping from a good visionary stylist
who knows what you need will do wonders! Short hair is so healthy, you never have a
chance to get split ends because a trim every six weeks will be in order. You use less
shampoo and conditioner and depending on your style, you will look younger and neat
all of the time - no matter what you are wearing.
Believe it or not, there are many
styles you can wear for short hair. Real short hair shingled up in the back will not look
good on a heavy lady who has a thick neck. A nice fringed affect that laces around the
edges would look much more feminine. Neither do you put a mushroomed bob on a heavy lady.
This will only cause her to look shorter and heavier. However, a cut about 1 Ĺ inches
away from the head and blown upward will lessen the droops, sags or wrinkles.
Bring everything up with the lower part of the hair cut a little bit closer. Half waves and
large curls will bring a much needed softness around her face up and down. The upper
part of the hair goes up and the very lower part is fluffed down, but not smooth.
Just because youíve chosen short hair doesnít mean youíre going to be a clone. You are
unique and original. Your hair should fit your personality as well as your body image.
If you are athletic, a smart cut close to your head, with golden/reddish highlights, over
a lovely brown would shimmer in the sun. Without a care, heads will turn complimenting your energy.
Perhaps you are older and have arthritis and cannot fix your hair like you once could.
With a good shaping you could have a very light wave that wouldnít be any work for you.
Dampen your hair, comb and push it into the relaxed curls that look like you were born
that way and voila! Everything stems from a good haircut. You can have the best color
and a great permanent but if you didnít get a good shaping it wonít bring out the best of what you have.
Whether it be long hair and you decide to wear it up as you get older or short hair, the
important thing is for you to listen to the desire of your heart but not be afraid of change either.
Of course, like they say ďIt will always grow back.Ē