I cut my hair short a decade and a half ago and I have chosen to rock short hair ever since. This is not to say I don’t toy with the idea of growing longer locks from time to time. In fact, I recently had thoughts of growing the mane yet again and, just as many times before, I am now in mad pursuit of a reputable stylist to trim it up again.
I think it has something to do with the entrenched myth that long hair, in itself, possesses the power to make a woman look younger. However, my reality has never lined up with this commonly held notion. In fact, the shorter my hair is, the more compliments I receive from others; most of which include the observation that I look younger. I have often joked that I should just shave it all off; then people might mistake me for a teenager again…smile.
I rock short hair over 40 because it works best for me. I realize the prospect of short hair is extremely scary for someone who has always sported long hair. So, here are a few reasons why I prefer short hair.
If you have been considering a major length change, here are some tips to rock short hair.
I have wavy thin textured hair, which does not lend itself to longer styles; especially as I age. Try this Good Housekeeping Article to help figure out the texture of your hair.
What works for me will not necessarily work for you. Check out this helpful article from Instyle.
A hair stylist cannot read your mind. Don’t ever give a stylist free reign with your hair unless they know you and your hair very well!
Sometimes, it takes a while to work into a new look. What’s more, cutting the length by stages can really help your loved ones adjust to the change as well.
If you like the messy tossed look, then ask your stylist to fix it that way. You should leave the salon with a clear idea of how to style your new look. Check out this post on getting the short haircut you want for more helpful tips.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to go for a new shorter style? I would love to see some of your before and after pictures. Send them to my email shelliebowdoin(at)thefabjourney(dot)com. I would love to share them in a future post!