Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Off to Paris

     

. . . to get a hair cut. I'm very excited.

      In the chapter on hair in my book, all the hairstylists said there are no longer rules about hair length after a certain age. In theory I agree. In practice, as in chez moi, I don't. At the moment my hair is as long as it was in my 20s. I can have the cutest high, long ponytail you can imagine and oh, do I love scooping my hair up into a ponytail.

This times three I'm afraid.
       However, I think I must get back to my personal golden rule which is: No breaking at the shoulders. The woman who cuts my hair is a genius so I'm sure we'll come up with something easy and pretty and I'll still be able to have a little ponytail when the spirit moves me.

       I'll give you a report.

26 comments:

Young at Heart said...

am very much a wash and go girl but lucky enough to have hair that is sort of self conditioning......my fab cutter is brilliant too and has actually just given me a cut that makes it look longer.....handy for cold winter days!!

That's Not My Age said...

Sounds incredibly glamorous! My hair get's shorter as I get older, I agree with you about the 'shoulder rule.'

Flora Fascinata said...

I have to comment! Have just had a 30cm dark pony tale chopped off; at a 'certain age'. Everything looks better, earrings, collars and necklaces. But a good colour is the key. If anyone's in doubt...can I say, 'Go for it!'. X




Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I went back to shorter after I began my weight training...just is easier to deal with. But I like it...though there are days I long for the ponytail! Enjoy your time in Paris, Tish!

melissadecarlo.com said...

This is going to sound totally random, but this is the only French blog I read, and somehow on another blog it linked to this one: http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/our-daughter-jade-mullally-missing-how-you-can-help/

She's a french blogger whose daughter has gone missing. She's asking people to share that info on facebook (which I have) but I don't think I have a single friend in Europe on my facebook--and then I thought of you. Maybe you have some people in your circle that are different than this bloggers and maybe you having the info will help?

Or then again, maybe you'll just think this is spam--which I could understand, of course. But I figured that it was worth a shot.

NotesFromAbroad said...

I found that having long hair was easier and more versatile and since it is blonde going white, it has a good "look" to it long.
It is past my shoulders and less trouble than having to blow it and fuss with it every day. If I want it can be away from my face and neck in a ponytail or bun or braid.. Not that anyone else is my age, but I think too many women suddenly cut their hair ( often too mannish) at a certain age .. losing a certain soft feminine look.
Your age should have nothing to do with your hairstyle in my opinion :)

Anonymous said...

I'm SOOOO jealous!!!!

Expat mum said...

My hair is longer than it usually is, and since it's in pretty good condition (ie. shiny) it looks fine I'm always worried though, that it's going to be one of those scenarios when I turn round to reveal craggy old woman behind the mane of blond hair.

Anonymous said...

A good stylist and colorist can give you the best advice (as well as the best cut). IMHO, your stylist is almost as important as your doctor.

Karena Albert said...

Tish I do love to pull my hair back into a ponytail, however do keep it at shoulder length. How dreamy to get your hair done in Paris!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

sisty said...

That's my personal rule, too -- there must be some "air" between the shoulders and the ends of my hair. I toyed with longer hair this summer, but just had it cut on Saturday and after the six or seventh time someone told me I looked ten years younger, I figured I had done the right thing!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I had my stylist cut my hair shorter when I stopped colouring my hair. I thought it might be a temporary thing but I feel great in the style. It is slightly gamine and draws attention to my eyes or so I'm told and have had more compliments on my hair than any other style I have worn.
Enjoy your Paris visit and pampering.

Duchesse said...

I'm eager to see your new style and cheering you on! A great cut is the most important "accessory" we can wear.

vicki archer said...

I better get a haircut.. ;) ;)
xv

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Me too, me too! Plus nails/toes and the buff & puff. My own Christmas gift to myself. Send us a pic when it's done! xx's

Anonymous said...

So envious! I'm struggling with changes in my hair (thinning, and changing texture) and it's really hard to deal with styling my "new" hair. Not that my old hair was a picnic, as it was very thick and wavy with tendencies to frizz. Now I don't have the thickness, but I still have the frizz! Sigh.

Wish I had a genius stylist! Anybody in Houston, TX know a genius stylist to recommend?

---Jill Ann

Anonymous said...


I had a great, cool, haircut today.
(and color).

If there is one thing about hair that I can't deal with it's having to put my hair up or wear a headband,clips or anything to keep my hair in place. I prefer a great
cut that falls into place and keeps it shape for weeks. Maybe I have a sensitive head or find it annoying to deal with extra bits for my hair.
Tish, I so wish that you would respond to some of the comments.
Anon 12/18

Tish Jett said...

Dear Anon,

You are absolutely right. I have been terribly remiss in responding to comments and to tell you the truth I am ashamed of myself.

I promise to be better.

Now, regarding my hair -- and I say this in all modesty. . . I look so adorable (context, context) that I cannot stop looking at my new cut -- and new me every time I pass by a reflective surface.

It's all light and layered and well, gorgeous. All the long weight is gone and I swear it makes me look younger. If any of you come to Paris I'll give you the contacts for Estelle. She is brilliant.

peggybraswell said...

mine is curly + short, I adore it!
Can't wait to see yours Tish. xxPeggybraswelldesign.com

SE said...

Oh, Tish! Just read your comment- how I wish you'd show us your haircut! As someone struggling with what to do with my at-shoulder-hair, I would love to see it get a description of the cut. Of course, so much depends on the artistry of the stylist, but it would give us a starting point. At least, until we can get to Estelle.

Eleanorjane said...

I'm in the process of growing my hair out so I'm jealous of your ponytail too!

I'm heading for a messy shoulder length bob, I think. We'll have to see how I go at styling it every day as it's quite thin so needs a fair bit of work to look good when it's longer. It's a faff, but I do feel more feminine with longer hair.

Jacqui said...

I found a new hairdresser who gave me a really good blunt haircut (my hair is super fine and difficult). But it cost twice what it costs in other good hair salons. I was not going to go back every six weeks. Then I read your book and in the end decided it was worth it. We'll see but for the moment that's what I'm thinking. I always envy people who can wear their hair up. It does nothing for me so that's not an option. Would love to see a photo of your new haircut!

Tracy said...

I'll be very interested to see what your stylist comes up with for you as I've just spent an entire year growing out my hair. It's now past my shoulders which is a length I've always wanted. I just turned 55 and fortunately looked much younger so I'm reluctant to go back to a shorter length. Good luck!

Loribeth said...

Last year, I made the mistake of allowing a friend who used to do hair cut my hair. Unfortunately, she didn't have the skill to cut naturally curly hair, and it looked well...let's just say, I went and had it cut short. Now, it is finally getting back to being long again. Just today, I was noting how it's now past my shoulders. I'm so much happier with it being long, and plan to see just how long I can get it to grow this time.

So how did you haircut turn out?

Loribeth said...

Last year, I made the mistake of allowing a friend who used to do hair cut my hair. Unfortunately, she didn't have the skill to cut naturally curly hair, and it looked well...let's just say, I went and had it cut short. Now, it is finally getting back to being long again. Just today, I was noting how it's now past my shoulders. I'm so much happier with it being long, and plan to see just how long I can get it to grow this time.

So how did you haircut turn out?

Anonymous said...

Tish - need your stylist's contact info please as I'm headed to Paris in spring and am purposefully letting my hair "go" until my trip. I've also been told that Christophe Robin is wonderful, but would prefer a recommendation from someone I "know" (or at least follow). How best to connect? Merci!

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