Carol before and after her makeover

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1974 was the year Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" won a Grammy, The Godfather Part II was in theaters, and it was last time Carol cut her hair!

"You just start letting it grow and kind of just throw it back in a braid and a ponytail, and it's easy to take care of," she says.

Carol says she's ready to let go of the past—and Harry Josh knows just what to do. "My first thoughts on Carol when I saw her is she got stuck in a rut, which a lot of women across the country do," he says. "We can take 20 years off of her with that hair, not to mention more than 20 inches."

Carol's new shoulder-length cut gives her a fresh new look. "I love it. I really love it," she says. "It's just really easy to take care of, and it just makes me feel younger, too."