Anyway, I was thinking about this promise recently during a a kind of drastic salon appointment. I've had long, almost-to-my-boobs hair for most of my life. But in the past year, it had begun to feel too long, almost age inappropriate (I'm 35) and kind of frumpy. I started to realize it was dragging my face down and I thought I could do better. So, I talked to my stylist about an update and we came up with a solution: Lots of layers, just below my shoulders, with side-swept bangs. I look about a 100 times better.
The point of that story is, yes, I think we do need to keep updating our look as we get older, but I don't think any of us needs to go with with that super-short, I-give-up 'do (which is so severe, it actually ages most faces). And, while I totally believe in aging gracefully and accepting the process, there are lots of styles and cutting tricks that will play up your features, disguise areas of the face you may be self-conscious about and generally make you look softer, lighter and, absolutely, younger.
Check out the slideshow above, let me know what you think.