I was wondering last night when, or even if, Elle McPherson is going to cut her long hair.
I was watching her on Top Model at the time. I don't just sit around thinking about Elle McPherson and her hair.
But it is luxurious and I did have a moment of envy as I grabbed a handful of my own hair that is currently in recovery from the razor treatment it received. But it still sits around my shoulders, and Elle and I are about the same age. And it is something I have pondered before.
At what age are you too old to have long hair? Or are you never too old. When I was younger I always thought that once you hit 50, long hair just had to go. But as I hit 40 and head towards 50, I'm changing my mind.
Ok, firstly (if thats a word), I refuse to do the perm. Even if its the purple perm. And I won't do the middle aged lady bob either. Oh, I'm not a fan of the grey bob. But I don't want to look like Heidi's grandma either, with a long tatty grey braid twisted into a bun. (I don't actually know Heidi's grandmother by the way, so she could have a crew cut for all I know). Which raises a good point. I've seen a few old ladies with really close cropped hair and they looked pretty funky. And I have seen a terrible long hairstyle on an old lady. Its grey and it hangs around her shoulders and its always a bit dirty and very thin on top.
So I don't know. I like my hair shoulder length, but up. Which makes me worry that I'll end up with some sort of bun style that I let loose at night and brush 100 times before I go to bed and let it float around my pillow. Softly. Which of course it won't because my hair has the texture of steel wool. But I'm sure they'll have invented something by then to fix it.
It's a quandry.
Is there an age where you shouldn't have long hair anymore?