Wearing Bangs Past 40


So the other day I posted a silly photo of me playing at my dressing table trying to decide if I should get bangs or not.  Bangs are sort of the "Sophies Choice" of the hair world, once you have bangs cut in there is long road to being bangless once again.


I took the photos since I often see things in photos that I can't see otherwise ( great quilting trick to check color and composition).. I posted the photo on Facebook, since let's face it I am usually willing to make a fool of myself to make you laugh.

Holy moly do you people have strong opinions on having bangs! With over 45 comments the views were  polite  but very strong with opinions being pretty much evenly split down the middle.

Some thinking it a tragic mistake for the "older woman" to wear a hair style that can sometimes be considered  a bit young and others thinking it a dandy way to cover up a forehead that has seen some years.

While I do have some impressive furrows on my forehead.. really- you could plant a crop in them.. a by product of being rather expressive I should think, I am not worried about them and don't feel the need to cover them up.

But I was looking for a change and bangs seemed interesting if not a bit dangerous and possibly a bit of an F.U. to turning 45 in a very short time.  While she is long gone I can still hear my MIL in my ear saying that at my age I really should be thinking of cutting my hair short.

I have had my hair short.. very short.. it was fun, so is long hair. I really think that you can be any age and have any hair you want so making this change was not earth shattering but I did not want to end up looking like an idiot either

So what do you think I decided on????

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Yep...  bangs after 40 and I am loving them.


Of course I do have a small secret.....


Surprised?


Come back tomorrow and I will talk more about it!


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This ismy first time visiting your blot but looking at your picture I think you look much younger than 45! Also you look so cute with bangs, so cute! Perhaps as a bangs wearer myself I have a bias but I think it is a really great look for you.

Cowtown Quilts said...

Well, my first thought when I saw you with the bangs was, "Oh, I LOVE it!" And, then you revealed your secret and I laughed out loud. To be honest, Maddie, I am over 50 and I wear bangs. I tried going without them, but at my age, I've got hair growing in places I don't want and losing hair from "normal" places... like my eyebrows. So, I went back to the bangs, and I do like them better after all. And, as you can see, I have shoulder length hair.

Suzan and Muriel said...

Not fair!!!