On a light,hairy note

Looking at the two photos of Margaret Drabble


I confess the difference surprise me.But I know that feeling at midlife that you are too busy to have long hair… yet it softens the features… so my hairdresser says…mine is short now..but I dream it is long again and feel happy

Is the short hair and plain look part of wishing to be taken seriously?She certainly has been married to two very interesting men


Filed under appearance, women.beauty

2 responses to “On a light,hairy note

  1. Hmmm. I think it’s part of Western culture in all honesty. I’m around 40 and had my hair shorter for most of my 20s and 30s. I think it looks awful shorter as my features have changed (plus some aging even I can see with my poor vision)! So, I started the long process of growing out my thick, curly hair several years ago. I tend to wear it up on the top of my head and think it’s a lot easier than having short hair, but maybe because it’s curly. I think women should choose whatever style they prefer at any age: short, medium, long, blue, etc. Life is too short for certain societal norms.

    Thanks for your thoughts–I did notice when I was abroad in N. Africa and Latin America that all the older women I met had long hair and thought, “Well, that’s odd.” No, just not the norm elsewhere.

  2. Thank you for this comment…I think I will let it grow…I hate it now and since I am fatter that doesn’t help/i suppose a scarf or burkah is an advantage!!

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