Bosses: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Boss keeps suggesting that I cut my hair

Is it normal/appropriate for a boss to comment on how one should wear their hair? My boss told me on two separate occasions that I should cut my hair or wear it up because I would look more professional. I have slightly longer than shoulder length hair, so after the second comment I told him that I refuse to cut my hair short to look more like a man and that I am disappointed that the female executives at the company all have short hair. I think women should embrace their femininity and not hide it. I dress professionally in suits and wear knee length skirts with tights, I consider my look classy and professional and do not wish to cut my hair.