Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow

If it seems to you that these people look somewhat familiar and yet they are much too young to be anyone you know here in Perfect, that is understandable.  It is a much younger vanilla with his young bride, for this was taken about a month before our marriage.

My hair is much whiter, and so is the 'stache.  The eyebrows are still black, though!  The furrows are a little deeper and possibly more numerous.  But I can still rise from bed in the morning and for that I am truly grateful.

The Lady, though, hasn't changed all that much.  You said I'm angling for points?  Shame on you.
What has changed is the length of the hair.  She has adopted a much shorter style, not so much to be stylish (she is a fanatic about looking her best, and I am glad of that) as to follow the convention that older women should have shorter hair.

So last evening she said to me, "I'm thinking of letting my hair grow again.  What do you think?"  Which brings me to the point of  bringing such personal stuff to the blogosphere.  I am asking those of you who are of the feminine persuasion, "What do you think?"

jsyk, BBBH is a professional cosmetologist.

8 comments:

Grace said...

This is one of those things where those stupid women's magazines are right - Shorter hair on us older ladies is MUCH more attractive, MUCH more youthful and quite frankly just that much easier to keep looking good - the less fuss the better. After 40 less make-up and less hair makes for the perception of less years.

As we age gravity tends to drag things down a bit including our faces - if you have long hair hanging down it just adds to the "everything is hanging and dragging" visual. But if the hair is short then the visual stays at the eye/nose area...(Did I explain that okay).

vanilla said...

Grace, not just okay, but exceedingly well. Makes total sense to me.

Are you in your new digs?

Grace said...

Yup, new post this morning - not all rainbows and unicorns but...

Shelly said...

You two make such a lovely couple! I've been wracking my brain for a moment to see if I can think of an older woman I know with longer hair. I do know one, but hers is exceedigly straight, and she keeps it pulled up in a bun on her head.

Vee said...

I agree with the previous comments. In general long hair is not flattering for older women. However, compared to the length of my hair, "Better Half" still has long hair. I'm actually letting mine grow now, hoping to get it to about the length of her "short" hair.

vanilla said...

Grace, checked your report.

Shelly, well, thank you; yet "older" is an appropriate modifier! While I pretty much take a live-and-let-live approach to the choices people make in this regard, I do think a bun is a good thing for really long hair on an older woman. Now, the placement, top, side, back...

Vee, oh,you are just beautiful no matter how long your hair. Genetics, I'm guessing.

Lin said...

I know some older women with longer hair (shoulder length) and it looks nice too. I think it depends on the person and their style. I say go for it--grow it out to see if you like it. You can always cut it short again.

I used have long hair in college, but I don't like all the work with long hair. And most of the styling was up in a pony or a bun or clip, so why have it long then? I like having short hair for the ease.

vanilla said...

Lin, makes sense. I'll pass that along!