Q: Do you think a 40-year-old woman who is quite young in her views and dress sense should have short or long hair? Is there
really an age when you are too old for long hair? What is more slimming - long or short? I am 5'9" and 145lbs.
A: I think that any woman should have a hairstyle that reflects her personality without regard to her age. The hair should accentuate
your face and features, and be compatible with your build. For a slimming effect when needed generally a hairstyle that has added
height on top, low volume on the sides and length will flatter the face and build; just remember to keep the length in proportion to your height.
There is no age requirement for long hair. Most women who choose to go from long to shorter styles
do so for reasons other than age alone. Many times they want convenience, and sometimes its a matter of personal taste or the desire
for something different. But, I assure you, very few women today feel the need to say, Im 40 now, so I need to cut my hair. As long
as you like it, it fits your personality and style, and it looks good, wear your hair however you like.
Take a look at these 40+ ladies and judge for yourself:
These ladies are all past 40 and look lovely with longer hair. Their hairstyles are different, but
share a common theme: the looks are all flattering to their faces and builds. So go ahead and wear your hair whatever length you want.