i never thought about the age of a stylist, but it is interesting now that you mentioned it.

the one and only bad haircut i had a few years back was from a young woman in her 20s. for the past 20+ years i have gone to stylists in their 40s or older. i never thought about it tho. it doesn't mean a young stylist can't be good, i think it comes from the talent and the skill level, the continuing education..... of course experience adds to the mix, and maybe the older ones are the ones who can make it in the field????

as to the length, style of your hair, i think it depends on the shape of your face, the texture and health of your hair, more than age.
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