This question honestly perplexes me. I have never seen a woman who looked better with her hair cut really short, than with it long, no matter how pretty or how average or how homely their face. As a young man, i Had long hair for about 5 years, and i loved it (damn you male pattern baldness ) I understand that it can be a pain from a maintenance standpoint, but it is not *THAT* much of a pain... mostly i notice that it begins to occur as a woman ages...she almost seems to come to a time where she cuts off her tresses as a sign of "maturity" (maybe?) or saying goodbye to the young woman in her...as woman get past 40 they seem to cut it shorter and shorter. i will show you what i mean with these photos (some notable celebrities just for illustrative purposes) now, i am not necessarily talking about just a somewhat shorter yet still feminine 'do, like this: (on the lovely Helen Mirren and Michelle Pfeiffer) http://www.filmsandtv.com/i/a/helen_mirren.jpg http://www.leninimports.com/michelle_pfeiffer_gallery_26.jpg I am talking about when women do the shortly cropped 'do, which is more mannish than anything, and *NEVER* looks as good as with longer hair examples below: http://hdtvcaptures.blogsome.com/uploads/images/20030805_Leno_JamieLeeCurtis.jpg http://images.dailystar-uk.co.uk/dynamic/22/281x351/53166_1.jpg http://www.wallpaperez.net/wallpaper/celebrities/Halle-Berry-201.jpg http://www.speedace.info/films_movi...mages/halle_berry_oscars_fllintstone_hair.jpg http://hair-craft.co.uk/files/Natalie Portman short style.jpg what are the ladies views on these points about short hair? -in your honest opinion, do you think you look better with long or short hair? - why do you believe it becomes so prevalent as a woman ages that they choose to cut it shorter and shorter? all opinions, theories and thoughts please.