Is Long Hair A Sin For Women Over A Certain Age?

Rachel Zoe 47, Jennifer Lopez 48, Queen Latifah 48
Nicole Kidman 51, Lucy Liu 51, Iman 63

Hell no! And those gorgeous ladies above are here to illustrate it. Right?

But back to the myth of the long hair style sin: since I am a little girl, I guess, I hear that women at certain age should not wear their hair long. Because long hair was only for young girls, it aged mature women… And because of that mature women should only wear their hair around shoulder level tops. Now bulk up your seat belts: these so called mature women were ladies at the age of 30 years old. Hello?

I remember I was taking one of my Image Consulting classes in Brazil when I was around 30 years old. I have always been an enthusiast of long hair and of course my hair was not around shoulder level. And yes, you guessed it right: I got that recommendation from my instructor to wear my hair around shoulder level. Of course I declined it cause I liked my hair the way it was. And ever since I kept my eye wide opened around to bust that myth. Because I wanted to keep my hair long-ish for years to come. And I did. Plus I really did not think long hair was a bad choice for “mature”women. Yep, sometimes I do cut my hair a little shorter, around the shoulder, but it is only to change a bit. I love hair changes. But always go back to my long comforting hair zone. Just loved it and feel myself on it.

The only thing you should keep in mind regarding your long hair is: you should go for a cut that favors your face, your style and lifestyle. And keep it looking fabulous.

Another thing to note on that matter: a long hair around the waist line is not an easy pick. For any age, by the way. But still, I am pretty sure that there are some women at any age who could pull it off and prove it wrong. Because that is what having a sense of yourself and go for it does.

Having said that, there are a lot Image Consultants who would disagree with me on that. Still, I truly believe this to be a myth.

And how about you? What do you think?

Always Decide What You Are Gonna Wear The Night Before

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Every time you go to work or have a social event ahead, instead of leaving to decide what to wear a few hours or minutes before you have to go, pick your whole outfit the night before you go to bed. This way you don’t have to deal with early in the morning decisions or have to make a quickie one because you are already late.

And before you pick your outfit, have a look at the weather forecast and think about the day or the event you have ahead and considere things like sensible shoes, rainwear, bag big enough (or small enough), layers in case the weather is unstable or you have to face some air conditioner time…

You don’t have to actually pick each piece, although it is a great idea to do so. At least have in mind the outfit you want to wear. And make sure it is clean, pressed properly, the shoes are in good condition to wear etc.

This way even if you miss the alarm, you will be ready to go just like that.