As I get closer to a certain age, a few things are becoming more apparent amongst my girl friends and I. Some of these are quite obvious – like we shouldn’t be slathering our bodies in olive oil and sun baking, smoking cigarettes or watching Jersey Shore (unfortunately I’m still guilty of partaking in one of these activities). I know we can’t look and behave the same way we did when we were in our twenties but there’s one thing that everyone seems to be getting rid of that I’m just not ready to part with.
My hair. It seems that the only thing that should be shorter as you age is your hair. I beg to differ. I’m not buying into the mummy bob or the 40 year old “trim”. In fact my hair dresser agrees with me. Just the other week I said to him “Do you think I should get a Tori Spelling bob?” He looked at me like I had just suggested we drink a cappuccino. “Why would you want to do that??” he gasped.
Good question- why indeed? I guess I was just feeling that perhaps my hair was too long for my age. What does that even mean? Does long hair, like acid wash jeans, have an expiry date? Which got me thinking about celebs that have held on to their long manes into their 40’s (no I’m not there yet, but I’m all about planning ahead).
Here’s a gallery of some famous women that have kept their long locks despite being over 40. No short bobs or practical haircuts here. Hair hair! x