I have always worn my hair shoulder length and liked the feeling of my hair touching my neck. But that good feeling vanished when I looked in the mirror – who is that old girl looking out at me? Reluctantly I admitted it was me, and decided it was time to cut my hair short.
When I came to the hairdresser he asked, “What do we do today?” “We get rid of that old girl” I answered. He laughed, “Don’t say that.” He was polite of course.
When looking around it is amazing how many older, and even very old women wear their hair long; some very long – but it never makes them look younger; on the contrary! I do understand that cutting off those long cherished locks feels like losing ones youth.
I am convinced shorter hairstyles make a woman look younger. We can’t hide the extra years with flowing locks, they belong to the young and restless.
Walking out of the hair salon I felt naked, and looked in every window or mirror I passed to reassure myself that I had done the right thing. But hearing others say ‘Oh, I love your hair you look so much younger’ reassured me that I will never miss that old girl.
Remember that the face is the first thing you see when looking at a person and to enhance it there is nothing better than a nice hairstyle that makes you look younger!
And Always Remember – A smile Changes Everything!
2 thoughts on “Beauty Over 60: Getting Rid of the Old Girl”
Great new look.