Since the first day you were able to wield a hairbrush, you’ve been making choices about your hair—to grow or to cut, to blend in or to stand out, to style ornately or to keep it simple, to color or not to color. Your available style choices are limited only by the characteristics of your own hair, the talent of your hairstylist and possibly the requirements of your professional situation. Since it frames your face and is rarely covered by clothing, your hair is one of the most prominent elements of the image you choose to show the world. For many women, hair is a big and important piece of overall self-presentation. Healthy, luxurious, well-cared for hair can make you feel young, beautiful, and confident. Indeed, hair can be a major factor in self-concept and self-esteem.QUIZ: How Old is Your Hair? Find Out.Lady Gaga sums it up this way, in her song Hair:
I just wanna be myselfAnd I want you to know, I am my hair…I’m the spirit of my hair, it’s all the glory that I bear.