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View Poll Results: Women over 40 should cut their long hair
Real Long Hair looks great no matter how old you are 43 62.32%
Cut your hair short once you reach 40 26 37.68%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Ok, I just repped GoldPolka, Fiddle and Dragon, so you all just got 6 points each, that should make up for the nasty negative reps!!
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:08 PM
 
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aw thanks mjb68
&& I just repped ya'll also
i'm a bit stressed
g'night.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Hey Kitten, maybe it's the poster with the ugly hair that did it
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:39 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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I will be going to my 31st high school reunion with long hair. My favorite aunt has had nearly floor length hair all of her adult life. She is a highly regarded artist who makes woven gold wire jewelry. She usually keeps it in a bun and I think she looks beautiful. I think that a lot depends on the woman's body shape and personal sense of style. And I don't define myself by my age.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:06 PM
 
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Unless the woman is balding on top, really, there are some, any well groomed hairstyle is appropriate, regardless of age. Whatever makes her feel her best. If she is balding hopefully she can cover it more tastefully then a gentleman with a combover from one ear to the next or long hair on the sides and none on top. Gorgeous long hair isn't only for the young. I would much rather see a middle aged woman with lovely long hair and feeling good about herself. You are getting older. Not less beautiful.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Here
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What makes a woman beautiful is a beautiful and loving personality, not what is on her head.

But, since this post is about hair, the reason a particular hairstyle looks flattering on a person is because it is the perfect style for that individual. Many will see a cute hairstyle and insist their stylist give them the same style . . . only to be very disappointed.

Guess it's just me, but I don't base a woman's beauty on hair.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:48 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I guess the question is how long is long and how does the long hair look?!

I like long hair but couldn't live with hair down to my bottom. My hair is more than shoulder length and I like it that way but it's more inconvenient and more effort to keep it shiny and beautiful. That's why I always give up after having it a little bit longer for a year or so and then cut it to less than shoulder length. Then it can grow again.

I like going to the hairdresser way too much to be able to let it grow really long. I even have an appointment today. Let's see what we can do? Highlights or cutting or both???

I also think it's not a question of age but if you are the type to wear your hair long. I don't know many women with really long hair who are older than 35+. It's more modern here to have different hair colours, cuts and styles.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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My hair is waist length and almost black. It's a very dark brown with black lowlights, actually, and very thick. I am 43 but I look like I'm in my early to mid 30's, so it's never been an issue for me. I love my hair. I can do so much with it and my husband loves it. I actually think my hair helps me to stay young looking. My grandpa used to always tell me a woman's hair was her "crowning glory" (whatever that meant! LOL), so I gotta stay true to my grandpa because I know he's smiling down on me from Heaven.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: NJ
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you really can't make a blanket statement. just like some women look fantastic wearing red lipstick for instance, and others don't. some look ridiculous, some look fabulous.

me? my age has nothing to do with it, i just can't wear my hair really long. it's fine and starts to weigh down after a certain length. i recently cut a whole boatload off (8 or 9 inches) and I know it looks better, and it's not because i'm someone who "shouldn't" wear it long. my perfect length is where it is now, at my shoulders.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Bakersfield, CA
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i think a generalisation like that is quite silly, different hair styles suit different people
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