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(The New York Times)   Apparently the pixie and the bob are "in" as hip women's spring haircuts. "There is this unspoken sisterhood when you see another woman with short hair who has made the decision to go against the crowd and do something so bold"   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2014-05-01 01:51:19 PM  
short hair on a woman under 30 = I'm such a cute pixie, can I be considered edgy now

short hair on a woman 30 to 50 = long hair would make me look more youthful, but I'm lazy/I think I look young still so I can totally pull this off.

short hair on a woman over 50 = I've given up on this whole being attractive thing.
 
2014-05-01 02:12:39 PM  

pedobearapproved: short hair on a woman under 30 = I'm such a cute pixie, can I be considered edgy now

short hair on a woman 30 to 50 = long hair would make me look more youthful, but I'm lazy/I think I look young still so I can totally pull this off.

short hair on a woman over 50 = I've given up on this whole being attractive thing but, having undergone chemotherapy and a mastectomy have other things to consider


...just saying...

...nudge me when we get to the thread on "male belly fat - how much and at what age?"
 
2014-05-01 02:17:16 PM  
Short hair can be tough to pull off for some women, but some can do it well.  But the one hair cut that a number of women get that I tend to think of as "short" but I'm not really sure how to quantify it, is that cut that some women get when the back is very short, then the sides are tapered downward at a sharp angle toward the chin, where the bangs are essentially allowed to grow down to the bottom.  I do not understand how most women can find that style attractive... it looks hideous on most of the women that I have seen it on.
 
2014-05-01 02:22:59 PM  
We all have our personal preferences. While you're welcome to say you don't personally like short hair on women, I don't get how it follows that those women have given up on being attractive...

Some of us just like having short hair. Long hair just hangs off my head in a lank waterfall with ears peeking out, short hair emphasises my neck and my clavicles, and makes my head look a nicer shape.

Also, short hair can be more work so it's not just laziness either.

But you know, you might not like short hair, that's okay. My hair is not about you.
 
2014-05-01 03:02:14 PM  
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2014-05-01 03:05:52 PM  

kukukupo: Hey - if women want to make themselves ugly I guess that is their problem.

I can't think of a single woman who was hotter with short hair than long hair.  It almost always makes them less attractive.

Short hair is for older women who just don't want the maintenance anymore and have given up.


Halle Berry
 
2014-05-01 03:15:19 PM  

Githerax: "Fashion" is the science of measuring a woman's insecurity.


And then exploiting it for money.
 
2014-05-01 03:16:16 PM  

shamanwest: No seriously. I met a woman once with beautiful hair so long it could trail the ground. No splits, no frizzes. I asked her how she managed it. Hours of soft brushing and special conditioners.


I have such a fetish for long hair that when I see someone with it (like waist-length) it's all I can do to not go over and touch it. Which would probably get me arrested.

I used to work with a guy who was so astonishingly good-looking that I couldn't keep my eyes off of him, even though I wasn't really into him THAT way. Very nice guy too. One day he mentioned that he used to have hair to his waist (he's part native American). I thought "Holy shiat, you wouldn't have been safe around me then, even if I didn't have the hots for you."

Miss5280: I'm an over 40 woman with long hair - almost touches my bra strap. I love it. The men I date love it. It's curly so I can blow it out smooth or air dry it and leave it curly and bouncy.
I do spend a small fortune on maintenance: good products, good tools, good stylist, good color, etc. Totally worth it. Why not present the world the best version of yourself?
So, see? Not all "middle aged" women (what's middle aged these days???) have given up and don't care about looking good or being attractive to men.


I'm over 50 and have long hair. Not long enough, alas, but as long as I can grow it.
I don't spend a penny on it. So sometimes it's pretty and sometimes it not, but it's long. Baseball cap with the ponytail thru it works too, since I usually work outdoors.
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/was going to say something about kate Gosselin, but I see it's been well-covered.
 
2014-05-01 04:09:11 PM  
IMHO the women-folk look better on average with long hair. Short hair can certainly work but long hair is appealing.

What I find crazy is how attached women can be to their hair. My wife has been known to cry after a bad haircut. When I get a bad haircut I make a mental note not to go back to that barber but I usually forget who it was by the next haircut anyways. It's just hair. It grows right back. I suppose if I had years invested in my hair I'd care about it, but that's never going to happen. Crew cut means that washing and drying my hair takes 60 seconds a day, tops.
 
2014-05-01 04:41:56 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: mekki

Also, some women look better with shorter hair. They have the cheekbones, long necks and eyes to pull it off.


Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie look amazing irrespective of hair length, so there is no real difference between the long/short states. It's the same with Winona Ryder.

But look at Dana Delany.

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IMO she looks MUCH better with long hair.


Unfortunately for your point, she also looks like she's much older in the long hair pic.
 
2014-05-01 05:31:15 PM  
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2014-05-01 05:38:35 PM  
it's just hair, not a f*cking social statement of rebellion against the goddamn patriarchy.
 
2014-05-01 06:07:16 PM  
SpaceBison:

Nothing compares, nothing compares, to you.
 
2014-05-01 06:25:16 PM  
I don't even like short hair on men. On women it's an abomination ;p
 
2014-05-01 07:31:45 PM  

listernine: SpaceBison:

Nothing compares, nothing compares, to you.


That would have been a valuable comment, had the pictures been of Sinead O'Connor instead of Demi Moore.
 
2014-05-01 09:07:53 PM  

Boxingoutsider: Almost universally women look better with long hair. Even the super cute little women with cute little hair cuts would probably look better with longer hair. Only a very select group of women can pull off short hair.

Basically its for lazy women and women who have given up on looking good and the occasional "trying to be bold but really just hurting their own beauty" trendoids.

Kate gosselin popularized her style and tons of women tried it. Then she grew her hair out and she was ten times hotter.


Actually as you get older and hormon changes your hair actually gets finer and loses its bounce and fullness.  Making your hair shorter gives an appearance of fuller hair for longer.

So women who let their hair stay long and bedraggled looking thin and without life don't care.  Many women who cut it shorter do so to improve the appearance.


The body changes as you age.

You, if you live long enough and no one kills you for being an arsehole, will find this out for yourself.
 
2014-05-01 10:56:45 PM  
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2014-05-02 02:09:19 AM  
Looks like the agreement is that long hair is better - on the head anyway!

Can't argue with results.
 
2014-05-02 10:12:36 AM  

LavenderWolf: PunGent: LewDux: Short hair on women goes against Bible and natural order of things "Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering" 1 Corinthians 11:3-15

I suspect you're kidding, but imho, people who ACTUALLY conflate "the Bible" and "the natural order of things" should be legally required to get all their medical care from Biblically-approved providers.  And they will be stoned to death if caught in cotton-poly blends.

When I'm emperor, there will only be one rule regarding religions:  No cherry picking.

PenGent for Emperor!


My rule will be a benevolent one.

/you're not left-handed, are you?
 
2014-05-02 10:20:02 AM  

misanthropologist: PunGent: LewDux: Short hair on women goes against Bible and natural order of things "Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering" 1 Corinthians 11:3-15

I suspect you're kidding, but imho, people who ACTUALLY conflate "the Bible" and "the natural order of things" should be legally required to get all their medical care from Biblically-approved providers.  And they will be stoned to death if caught in cotton-poly blends.

When I'm emperor, there will only be one rule regarding religions:  No cherry picking.

Here's the problem with the "no cherry picking" rule: it would have to apply to all cultural/social phenomena in order to be consistent (and thus avoid being a cherry picked rule against cherry picking), and in doing so it would basically shut down all of religion, culture, law, and science. It would necessarily lead to a static, ultra-orthodox way of life, and would defeat the very purpose of culture, which allows humans to be flexible, to negotiate, and to adapt.

Also, short hair is hot on some women... but not everybody has a face for it.


No, no...I'd just single out religion for my rule.

Do I need to remind you exactly WHO is emperor in my hypothetical?

/agreed, not every woman has the face for short hair, just like lots of women look way better in tank-top suits rather than bikinis.
 
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