Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I’m thinking about changing my look and cutting my hair. It’s been the same length – down the middle of my back – since I finished college about eight years ago. I want a new look, but when I told my husband I was thinking about cutting it all off; I could tell he was less than enthused. He told me to do whatever I want, but made it clear that he likes it long. I’m not sure what I should do. It sounds so old fashioned, but should I do what he wants?
- Mrs. Need a New ‘Do
Dear Mrs. Need a New ‘Do:
It’s not old fashioned to want to please your man and take his thoughts into consideration – it’s smart. After all, he’s the one that looks at you the most. It is old fashioned for him to demand that you keep your hair long as if you don’t have the right to choose. Fortunately, he didn’t do that and he said all the right things.
You should do what you want to do, it’s your hair and you need to feel good about your own personal appearance. It was also smart for him to let you know how he likes to see you. Reverse the rolls for a minute. What if your husband has never had a beard; then one day decided to become Grizzly Adams and let it grow to the floor? Sounds drastic right? Maybe, but it’s not much different than going from long flowing hair down your back to a short spiky ‘do.
So, what should you do? Go for a new look, but keep your husband in mind. If you know that he can’t stand really short hair, don’t get a buzz cut, try a sophisticated shoulder length bob. Be true to your wants, needs and desires, but be careful not to turn off your husband in the process.
Winks & Smiles,
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