Can Older Women Pull Off Long Hair?

Many people think that older women can't get away with wearing long hair. Whatever your definition of "older" may be, just take a look at how lovely long hair is on women like Demi Moore, 47, Christie Brinkley, 56, and recent Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, 58-you'll see this silly myth doesn't hold water.

Getting older simply means it may be time to alter and modernize your cut and color.

"A slightly off-center part and longer layers through the back can make long hair more current and stylish," according to celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai. "Then, paired with a deep, vibrant shade or simple highlights, the look is beautiful."

Other over-45 celebrities that make long hair work: Courteney Cox, Julianne Moore, Goldie Hawn, Jane Seymour, and Teri Hatcher.

Have you held onto long hair through the years? Tell us your secrets for making it work by leaving a comment below.