In a couple of threads we discussed facial hair for men, but what about the hair styles of Sisters? Does it matter? Is there a norm? I notice that the wives of the GAs tend to have short and/or above shoulder cuts, is there a reason for that? What are your thoughts?
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. -- Albert Einstein
|I notice that the wifves of the GAs tend to have short and/or above shoulder cuts, is there a reason for that?|
|I notice that the wifves of the GAs tend to have short and/or above shoulder cuts, is there a reason for that? What are your thoughts?|
I think the wives of the GA may have short hair is because it is easier and quicker to care for. The older you get, the shorter your hair gets I have observed. There are a couple of women in our branch who are in their 70's and have hair to their waists, BUT their hair is braided and coiled around their heads, or done in a figure 8.
When I was in my teens to thirty's I wore my hair long, and I preferred in many layers. Then my shoulders started bothering me, and I got headaches from the weight of my hair, so I cut it short. I am in my 50's now and my hair is super short! The easier to take care of, & no more headaches!!!
In my sister's ward in Washington state, there is a young couple there that have super black hair, and for church they take out their body piercings and wear long sleeves to cover their tattoo's. They both wear black, but the wife does wear really bright bangly jewelry and scarves and hose. I wonder if they will continue to wear their body piercings after they have children? Can't you just see a baby yanking out all those face, tongue, nose rings and things???
|As far as the Church having a specific guideline for women? don't think so. But I've certainly never seen any sister with green or purple hair, or with a shaved head. ;D|
|Yes, but supposed a Sister came to Church with flaming red hair with yellow streaks or the RS president decided to shave her hair bald, then would that cause a problem?|
|I wonder if they will continue to wear their body piercings after they have children? Can't you just see a baby yanking out all those face, tongue, nose rings and things???|
If the Church has a standard for how women should wear or keep their hair, they have done a good job of keeping it secret! Not once have I heard any discussion of how one's hair should be worn. I have heard discussions about modest dress.
Yes, if the RS president shaved her head, it would cause quite a stir! When I was in the RS presidency and showed up at enrichment night on my motorcycle, that caused a stir, too! I think people need to get passed it.
The current RS President told me how impressed she was when she first moved to our Ward that I rode a motorcycle, yet was obviously living my life in accordance with the gospel enough to be in the RS presidency. If I had not been in that presidency, would she have made a differently, less flattering, judgment of me and my character? Quite possibly. I know when I am riding and stop at McDonalds with others also on "bikes" we get a lot of looks, not all friendly. Especially by the older crowd. We need to stop judging people by how they look and judge them more by how they act.
As far as facial hair being a distraction, that bothers me too! I can understand not having body peircings or tatoos because that is physically marring the body we have been given in an unnatural way, but facial hair on men and hair on women's heads is a natural occurance.
I know it comes from the first presidency, but it is born of culture not scripture. It is a result of the age of the men making the decisions not a result of reading the scriptures, in my opinion. Have you not noticed that the majority of prophets of old had beards? We have pictures of all our modern day prophets - the majority before the mid-1900's sporting full facial hair and then tell our men they should be clean shaven!
I strongly disagree with this. I do think we should be dressed in our best when we attend Sacrament on Sunday out of respect and reverence for the Lord, but I doubt he cares how I or any man wears their hair.
Edited: tenaheff on 29th Dec, 2004 - 3:46pm
Tenaheff if I were a betting man I would be rich now ;) However, for the topic on the facial hair please leave that for the thread called, 'Shaved or Bearded'. I will however mention that the Lord did give many referrences concerning grooming for the man and styles for the woman in the Bible. I can list those in the other thread located here.