DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: When my mom turned 50, she cut her hair so it was just long enough to pull back. That was five years ago, and I see that a lot of her friends have kept their hair long.
I think it is strange and not at all a good look for older women to have long hair. It is almost like they want to look like their daughters or granddaughters.
Why would any older woman want to do that? I think it’s ridiculous. --- LONG HAIR FOR YOUNG HEADS
DEAR LONG HAIR FOR YOUNG HEADS: I can already imagine what some of this column’s readers will have to say about your question, so I’ll take a more polite approach.
While many women opt for shorter hair as we grow older, it’s often because of practical considerations, such as ease of care. For others, it’s a desire to change things up a bit. But I’ve known plenty of well-adjusted, quite contented women who have opted to wear their hair long as they age. It’s a matter of personal choice, based on private motives.
I believe you should do what works for you, and if your mom’s friends like their look, good for them.