Top 5 Tips for Long Hair


Don't be Afraid if You're Over 40

There's an unwritten rule in our society -- let's call it the "Mom Hair Law" -- that dictates that all women of a certain age must chop off their hair. And while it's definitely true that long hair (like a bedraggled, waist-length blunt cut) can weigh down your face and prematurely age you, there are plenty of ways to do it right. The key is in a modern cut with all-over layers -- and a commitment to maintaining it. As we get older, our hair gets drier, coarser and thinner, so we have to put more effort into keeping it looking fresh. But does that mean you have to hack it all off? No way!

For more fresh hair tips, peruse the links on the following page.

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Awesome Hair Takes Over Atlanta at Bronner Bros. Hair Show

Awesome Hair Takes Over Atlanta at Bronner Bros. Hair Show

The Bronner family held their February 2018 hair and beauty expo in Atlanta. HowStuffWorks captured some great pics from the Bronner Bros. hair show.