Crystal Gayle

munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Yes, I know she does not have curly hair but she is in the "over 40" crowd. I saw an advertisement last night for a CD of her greatest hits. I got curious and wondered "does she still have all that long hair." Today I googled for a recent picture of her. OMG, she does. I can't believe she doesn't realize it does not look good on someone her age. She is still quite attractive and would be even more so if she got her hair cut to about shoulder length.

I am all for us older women dressing better and wearing our hair differently than our mothers, but her hair style just does not look good anymore.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think she looks great, but I agree she would look younger with a more stylish hairdo. Looks like she put it in an up-do whenever she's not on stage. She can't really get rid of the long hair though...it's her trademark. No one would recognize her without it. I took these pics from her fan website:

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  • g-stringrannyg-stringranny Posts: 2,701Registered Users
    She looks beautiful with it up in the last pic. I agree. Her hair is her trade mark. I doubt she will ever cut it. I was surprised she was Loretta Lynn's sister. Loretta is/was so country. Is she still alive?

    ETA: I love long hair. Not as long as Crystal's, but definitely past the shoulders. I doubt I will ever cut it short or even right to the shoulders. I will probably wear it up more when I get older. I'm 56 as most of you kinow & my hair is bra strap length. It's pretty wild. There may be some who feel I should cut it & tame it down since I'm over 40, but I don't care. It pleases me. It makes me feel sexy. :happy2:
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I was surprised she was Loretta Lynn's sister. Loretta is/was so country. Is she still alive?


    I believe they are half-sisters (same mother), and Loretta is quite a bit older, but she's still alive. According to Wiki, Loretta is 73, Crystal is 56. Here's Loretta in 2005:


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  • g-stringrannyg-stringranny Posts: 2,701Registered Users
    Wow! 20 year age diffence. I watched "Coal Miner's Daughter." I guess after Loretta's Dad died her Mom remarried.
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  • MarMar Posts: 3,004Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Crystal's name is really Brenda Gail Webb,they have the same parents.

    I don't think she should change her hair now-it's been that way for so long and it's her look!
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  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Her long hair may be her look, but it is not a good look. When she wears it pinned up, it looks nice, but long (at least as long as she is wearing it) and straight at her age is not flattering at all.

    I do think some of us "older" women look good with longer hair, but by that I think shoulder length or maybe a little longer. Plus us curlies can get away with it being longer because we at least have some style to ours. Crystal just has plain straight awful looking hair. Just my opinion.

    I was telling my husband. He said he never thought her long straight hair looked nice even years ago. We both think she needs to update her look.
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't want to be mean, but I think she looks older with her hair up. I agree, if she were to cut her hair shorter she would look much younger. Even though that was her trademark, she doesn't need it.
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  • annie mayannie may Posts: 87Registered Users
    I think both she and Loretta are stunningly beautiful....jeez look at that skin!
    I always thought of them both as "country", just one was classic twang and the other was pop.
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  • cara4curlscara4curls Posts: 336Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Even Emmylou Harris cut her famous long hair after awhile, and look how great she looks now. But her hair is still longish and in a very flattering, fashion-forward cut. Even long hair needs shape and excellent cutting to look good. I'll bet anything that Crystal Gayle would look stunning in a similar haircut, and she'd still be able to put it up in a low or mid-height ponytail with a nice tailored ribbon or other nice ornament for a different look.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Emmylou never had her hair down to the floor though. Her trademark was her pre-mature gray hair, and I imagine the negative flack from dying her hair would be about the same as if Crystal cut her hair.

    Emmylou does have fan-tabulous gray hair though:

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  • MarMar Posts: 3,004Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yeah-but look at Crystal Gayle-not just her hair-she looks damned good
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,030Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    well, just to chime in from the over 55 crowd, crystal looks good to me,as does loretta. i'd love to have hair that long! mine is waistlength but shrinks to a bit below shoulders.
    Susan suburban NY
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    I remember reading years ago that her long hair has lead to headaches and neck and back problems. I can understand that.

    Here's a thought...how old is too old for long hair...wearing it down anyway.......
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,030Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    susancnw wrote:
    I remember reading years ago that her long hair has lead to headaches and neck and back problems. I can understand that.

    Here's a thought...how old is too old for long hair...wearing it down anyway.......

    i'd say we're too old for long hair worn down when it looks bad to the person wearing it. i definitely had the longest hair at my 40th HS reunion in august but did get some nice compliments. i am sure some folks thought it looked crappy tho. probably i will get it cut some when i get tired of the thrill of having all this long hair. definitely when i am ready to be gray--off it goes. not there yet tho
    Susan suburban NY
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  • KurlyKarenLeeKurlyKarenLee Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    banjocurl wrote:
    susancnw wrote:
    definitely when i am ready to be gray--off it goes. not there yet tho

    I don't know -- I love Jeepcurlygirl's hair. She's almost got me convinced to grow mine out again. I'm about 75% gray and wore it short and spikey for about a year until it got boring. I would love for it to look like Emmie Lou's --only curly. :happy2:
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  • g-stringrannyg-stringranny Posts: 2,701Registered Users
    susancnw wrote:
    I remember reading years ago that her long hair has lead to headaches and neck and back problems. I can understand that.

    Here's a thought...how old is too old for long hair...wearing it down anyway.......

    I think it depends on the woman. Some older women can get away with wearing long hair down & some can't. It depends on their bone structure & how well their skin looks. I doubt if I will ever wear mine short. I will just wear it up if "I" feel it looks better that way.
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  • majimaji Posts: 278Registered Users

    I think it depends on the woman. Some older women can get away with wearing long hair down & some can't. It depends on their bone structure & how well their skin looks. I doubt if I will ever wear mine short. I will just wear it up if "I" feel it looks better that way.

    I agree and would add
    that personality has a great deal of say in the matter :)
  • UP LisaUP Lisa Posts: 98Registered Users
    I don't believe a woman is ever too old for long hair. A person should be able to wear their hair any way they want to. Years ago older women always had long hair. Who says you have to look like a poodle when you are older? How is that more flattering? I am almost 47 with waist-length hair, and I don't intend to cut it any time soon.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Women always say that when their hair turns all gray they are going to cut their hair short. Wait until you are all gray, you might not want to lose those locks!

    I am salt and pepper, more salt. My hair is just about shoulder length. I can say right now, that if I get it cut shorter, it's back to blow drying and straightening with the flat iron, because I'm not gonna walk around with my tight curls stuck to my head like Harpo Marx. It's bad enough I have these doodly-dad things (that used to be bangs) sticking out of my forehead. :laughing9:
  • mailgirlmailgirl Posts: 451Registered Users
    unpoof wrote:
    Women always say that when their hair turns all gray they are going to cut their hair short. Wait until you are all gray, you might not want to lose those locks!

    I am salt and pepper, more salt. My hair is just about shoulder length. I can say right now, that if I get it cut shorter, it's back to blow drying and straightening with the flat iron, because I'm not gonna walk around with my tight curls stuck to my head like Harpo Marx. It's bad enough I have these doodly-dad things (that used to be bangs) sticking out of my forehead. :laughing9:
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,705Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I don't know -- I love Jeepcurlygirl's hair. She's almost got me convinced to grow mine out again. I'm about 75% gray and wore it short and spikey for about a year until it got boring. I would love for it to look like Emmie Lou's --only curly.


    Thanks karenlee! I love my curly grey hair.

    I think people should wear their hair how they like it, without a care as to whether others like it or not. Even if it doesn't look the best on them. Who cares as long as they like it. Short, long, dye, grey, curly, straight.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I don't know -- I love Jeepcurlygirl's hair. She's almost got me convinced to grow mine out again. I'm about 75% gray and wore it short and spikey for about a year until it got boring. I would love for it to look like Emmie Lou's --only curly.


    Thanks karenlee! I love my curly grey hair.

    I think people should wear their hair how they like it, without a care as to whether others like it or not. Even if it doesn't look the best on them. Who cares as long as they like it. Short, long, dye, grey, curly, straight.

    Oh, please believe me, I love Jeep Curly Girl's hair as well. I wish mine would behave like that. Got to keep on growin', got to keep on growin'. Jeep Curly, you see that one long white curl that you have on the back of your head? That's exactly what I have, only in the front. It's the bang I am trying to grow out, just to the right of the middle of my forehead. When I stretch it out, it comes down to my upper lip, but when I let go -- boink! -- it's a 2-inch (only) spiral! It's a baby spiral. :binky:

    KurlyKaren - Emmie Lou was my role model for the trying time of letting my gray grow out. I luv her hair. Too bad I don't look like her and sing and play the guitar.... :sad8:
  • KurlyKarenLeeKurlyKarenLee Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    unpoof wrote:
    I don't know -- I love Jeepcurlygirl's hair. She's almost got me convinced to grow mine out again. I'm about 75% gray and wore it short and spikey for about a year until it got boring. I would love for it to look like Emmie Lou's --only curly.


    Thanks karenlee! I love my curly grey hair.

    I think people should wear their hair how they like it, without a care as to whether others like it or not. Even if it doesn't look the best on them. Who cares as long as they like it. Short, long, dye, grey, curly, straight.

    Oh, please believe me, I love Jeep Curly Girl's hair as well. I wish mine would behave like that. Got to keep on growin', got to keep on growin'. Jeep Curly, you see that one long white curl that you have on the back of your head? That's exactly what I have, only in the front. It's the bang I am trying to grow out, just to the right of the middle of my forehead. When I stretch it out, it comes down to my upper lip, but when I let go -- boink! -- it's a 2-inch (only) spiral! It's a baby spiral. :binky:

    KurlyKaren - Emmie Lou was my role model for the trying time of letting my gray grow out. I luv her hair. Too bad I don't look like her and sing and play the guitar.... :sad8:


    I wish mine did that!

    If you look at Emmie Lou's pics --you KNOW they've touched it up. She can't really look that good!
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    unpoof wrote:
    I don't know -- I love Jeepcurlygirl's hair. She's almost got me convinced to grow mine out again. I'm about 75% gray and wore it short and spikey for about a year until it got boring. I would love for it to look like Emmie Lou's --only curly.


    Thanks karenlee! I love my curly grey hair.

    I think people should wear their hair how they like it, without a care as to whether others like it or not. Even if it doesn't look the best on them. Who cares as long as they like it. Short, long, dye, grey, curly, straight.

    Oh, please believe me, I love Jeep Curly Girl's hair as well. I wish mine would behave like that. Got to keep on growin', got to keep on growin'. Jeep Curly, you see that one long white curl that you have on the back of your head? That's exactly what I have, only in the front. It's the bang I am trying to grow out, just to the right of the middle of my forehead. When I stretch it out, it comes down to my upper lip, but when I let go -- boink! -- it's a 2-inch (only) spiral! It's a baby spiral. :binky:

    KurlyKaren - Emmie Lou was my role model for the trying time of letting my gray grow out. I luv her hair. Too bad I don't look like her and sing and play the guitar.... :sad8:


    I wish mine did that!

    If you look at Emmie Lou's pics --you KNOW they've touched it up. She can't really look that good!

    Oh, and they probably use a soft-focus camera lens. I feel better already. My baby spiral is becoming my signature spiral (whether I want it to or not)! :laughing9:
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    unpoof wrote:
    unpoof wrote:
    I don't know -- I love Jeepcurlygirl's hair. She's almost got me convinced to grow mine out again. I'm about 75% gray and wore it short and spikey for about a year until it got boring. I would love for it to look like Emmie Lou's --only curly.


    Thanks karenlee! I love my curly grey hair.

    I think people should wear their hair how they like it, without a care as to whether others like it or not. Even if it doesn't look the best on them. Who cares as long as they like it. Short, long, dye, grey, curly, straight.

    Oh, please believe me, I love Jeep Curly Girl's hair as well. I wish mine would behave like that. Got to keep on growin', got to keep on growin'. Jeep Curly, you see that one long white curl that you have on the back of your head? That's exactly what I have, only in the front. It's the bang I am trying to grow out, just to the right of the middle of my forehead. When I stretch it out, it comes down to my upper lip, but when I let go -- boink! -- it's a 2-inch (only) spiral! It's a baby spiral. :binky:

    KurlyKaren - Emmie Lou was my role model for the trying time of letting my gray grow out. I luv her hair. Too bad I don't look like her and sing and play the guitar.... :sad8:


    I wish mine did that!

    If you look at Emmie Lou's pics --you KNOW they've touched it up. She can't really look that good!

    Oh, and they probably use a soft-focus camera lens. I feel better already. My baby spiral is becoming my signature spiral (whether I want it to or not)! :laughing9:


    I tried to find some candid photos of her, since they wouldn't be retouched or soft-focused. She still looks DAMNED good. Maybe she's had a facelift. If so, I want the number of her surgeon:



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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Me too! Me too! She is gorgeous and I want that hair. :blob2: ....and I want to know her shampoo, her conditioner, the whole nine yards. :laughing9:

    Great photo hunting, RCW.
  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,030Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i do not see facelift on emmy, just good photos. plus a gorgeous woman. she is 60 this yr. i remember listening to her in the early 70s. she's awesome. loved her stuff w gram parsons, and listened to "pieces of the sky" until the record wore out. i guess her gray is no longer pre mature. she's a great role model for us all!
    banjo
    wow she's even older than i am!!
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  • UP LisaUP Lisa Posts: 98Registered Users
    I've always had a hard time understanding the words when she sings.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i do not see facelift on emmy, just good photos. plus a gorgeous woman.


    I don't think she's had a facelift either. She might have had other/minor work done though, like her eyelids or neck. Maybe a nosejob in her youth. She looks lovely though. The hair is just spectacular. I hope mine goes all gray like that someday.
  • cara4curlscara4curls Posts: 336Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, Emmy Lou Harris looks great, in an approachable, non-plastic way, IMO. None of this overly plastic-looking skin, or "fish lips" or things stretched too tight, if you know what I mean. There are lots of people her age(and mine BTW)that would love to look that good. There's a really big difference between when she didn't have bangs, and when she had her hair cut into the beautiful one she has now. This is a classic example of how one can look lovely with some longish hair, as well as bucking the trend of mature women cutting their hair needlessly short, IMO! She has likely had some very effective skincare, and good makeup. Lots of people seem to like to slam people who wear makeup, but a little(or even quite a bit if you want - your call)never hurt anyone.
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