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Why You Should Throw Out Your Blow-Dryer Today

Posted on 12/12/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionDo you know what your hair really looks like? After decades of blow-drying and pulling and stretching and coloring and perming  . . . how could anyone know? Years ago I had a long talk with my hair.  I made a very strong case, but it simply refused to listen. The battle lines were drawn.  My hair wanted to be curly, and me?  Nope.  It was 1969 — a year full of rebellions — and I had to look like a Mamma …

Too Old For Long Hair?

Posted on 10/17/2012 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionOur knee-jerk reaction to the question of “are you too old for long hair?” is “no way, look at all the celebs over 50 with long hair.” However, the truth is: superstar hair is not to be believed. It’s been prepped, propped and staged with a shelf-load of products and extensions by pros laboring for hours. It is both over-styled and overworked. Women in and around the fashion business are far better role models for lengthy locks. Donna Karan, Diane …