I got my hair cut early yesterday. I typically wear it short/med. length and really, I didn't change the length much, but just went with a different style.
The jury is still out on whether I like it or not. I'm sure I'll be okay when I finally get the hang of styling it in a manner I find appealing.
The thing is, it seems like once women reach a certain age or become mothers, there's this unwritten, unspoken "hair length" rule.
Like, it's considered too youthful to wear your hair too far below the shoulder line. All I know is that the Evil Twin does not like me with bangs - he says it makes me look too young.
At first, I thought, "So? What's wrong with that?" Then, I realized that it's just probably not cool to forever look like I'm in my early 20s when I'm really a mom of two and now 40.
Come to think of it, I can't think of any moms at Buddy's school who have hair more than an inch or two below their shoulders.
That's not to say I don't know ANY moms or gals around my age who have long hair. My own biological mom has hair so long she can sit on it - she always keeps it tied back and braided, though.
It just seems like the norm is to reach a quiet compromise with ones hair once one is past the age of 30 or so.
I wonder why that is?
I mean, I can see from a mom's point of view, why it might be easier to have shorter hair. Shoulder length hair will dry much faster than waist length hair. A busy mom needs every spare moment she can steal.
What about women in the workforce? Is there something more professional about shorter hair? Wouldn't it be enough if the hair was just clean and brushed?
If I can get this new 'do to cooperate during styling tomorrow, perhaps I will add a new pic. Otherwise, it might be a day or so until I get the hang of the new style.
I have other thoughts on the topic, but I am currently too tired to get into it.