Do you think middle-aged women should have short hair?

Many women in my family insist that I need to cut my hair because I'm "too old" to have long hair and I should have a sensible "grown up" cut . (I'm 41). It's about 3 inches past my shoulders, healthy and I regularly get complimented on it (from non fam members,lol). I ask them why... show more Many women in my family insist that I need to cut my hair because I'm "too old" to have long hair and I should have a sensible "grown up" cut . (I'm 41). It's about 3 inches past my shoulders, healthy and I regularly get complimented on it (from non fam members,lol). I ask them why it bothers them so much and they tell me I need a change because its been the same for years and that I should look more like a mom...long hair is for young girls. Is there some unwritten rule somewhere that when you reach 40 you have to change your looks?
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