This past week I found myself standing in front of my bathroom mirror with a pair of scissors ready to cut about 6 inches off my hair! YES, Stylists have moments just like all of you do once in a while. For the first time in 16 years I finally have long hair again. My hair, like most of yours, is fine and fragile. I add extensions to my hair just for thickness and not length. I am just a long-hair girl! I love it and that is probably why I have so many clients with long hair.
So, you are asking “If you love long hair why were you about to cut 6 inches of your hair?” BECAUSE, I didn’t take the time to maintain my hair and have it trimmed every 6-8 weeks like I recommend to all of my clients! What happens when you don’t maintain your hairstyle? You end up like me, standing in front of a mirror with scissors at 10:00 at night ready to whack your hair off (or better yet you DO). This is followed by a panicked phone call to your Stylist begging for an appointment that you should have scheduled during your last visit! As much as I completely understand my clients frustration (obviously) I can’t work magic and make a spot just appear in my schedule to accommodate you and I really don’t want you going to a walk-in type of salon and getting a horrible hair cut! The solution is simple, RE-Schedule your appointments with your stylist! listen to her recommendations when it comes to your hair, what your hair needs and how often you need to maintain your style.
Everyone is different and every hairstyle requires a different maintainance schedule. Short hairstyles usually require you to return to your salon every 4 weeks and for some, even every 3 weeks. This is something to think about before you try that new trendy short haircut. Mens haircuts are always every 3-4 weeks FOR SURE! Medium to long hairstyles tend to require 6-8 weeks for maintainance and even as long as 10 weeks. What I can tell you for sure is DON’T wait longer that 10 weeks! Why? Your hair, no matter how well you take care of it, is going to split and dry out on the ends. If you don’t maintain it and trim that off, it continues to dry out and split and then break. If you wait 3, 4 or even 6 months then you end up with 3-4 inches of hair that needs to be cut and if you have been working hard to grow it out you wasted all that time and are right back to the length you had 6 months ago….LIKE ME!
I am lucky, I own a salon and I have a great stylist or two at my disposal who took care of me the very next morning! Thankfully, I didn’t need the 6 inches cut off like I thought, but I did have about 3 or 4 and now my hair is short (to me). The moral of this lesson is to take my own advice! I decided to let you all in on that too and I hope after reading this you do the same! If you didn’t re-book your cut at your last visit, then call today and book it at least 6 weeks from your last visit! One final reminder, the holidays are fast approaching and if you don’t book your appointments NOW, chances are you won’t be able to get in and look good for Santa!