Long and lovely?
Long hair should suit the client and not just be hanging there or, worse still, tied back.
One-length, long hair just hanging down someone’s back makes me quite sad to see such a prominent feature not being shown at its best because it has no form or movement.
And I’m even sadder to hear some clients asking for “just the ends off” their long hair when they haven’t had it cut for over a year. It’s criminal!
Long hair, if past your shoulders, could be over five years old! Just think about the abuse it has been through, and how dry those ends could be.
If it is past your bra strap, then it’s around seven to eight years old, depending on how quickly or slowly your hair grows.
Having long hair is hard work. It needs constant, careful brushing and conditioning, Plus loving care and attention. It’s not just a case of snipping the ends off every year.
Then there’s the subject of age. When does a woman need to call it a day with her long hair? Well, that’s her personal choice, obviously.
For me, around the late forties is when a woman should go a little shorter. But I can’t just attack someone’s hair just because I think it’s too long.
Yes, I can advise and talk a client through the dos and don’ts of having long hair, but in the end it’s up to her.
Just because a woman still has a beautiful head of long hair doesn’t mean it should stay that long if it does nothing for her.
It’s like wearing a dress from 20 years ago – it looked great then, but put it on now and, well, it probably wouldn’t fit as well and would look outdated.
And it is the same with your hair. Talk with your stylist if you are thinking of growing it to see if what you want to achieve will, in the end, suit you, and also if it is possible for your hair.
Everyone has a maximum growth length, which means it could grow down your back, while another woman’s would reach the shoulders only in the same time.
It means that if you do want long hair, it might not always be possible. At the end of the day, long hair is a personal choice. It’s hard work and is not for those with little time on their hands.
As with any style, it needs upkeep and attention – and longer hair should always be lovely!
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