Your hair says a lot about you. In fact, it says so much that how you maintain your style elicits comments on an almost daily basis. With that reality in mind, answer this question: When was the last time you got a haircut?
By reflex, most of us give the practiced response of 6 to 8 weeks ago. While this may fool coworkers and friends, your stylist will always know the truth: the average person gets their hair cut 4 to 6 times a year max. Of course, these coiffeurs also have a trick or two up their sleeves when it comes to extending the life of a haircut.
How To Pull Off A Hair-Raising Illusion
Try a couple of these methods to extend the life of your haircut.
First, if you are looking for long-term maintenance, avoid:
What to do about split ends? Avoid razor cuts whenever possible. Sure, you may achieve an edgy, textured look initially, but the price you pay for those sassy locks will become painfully obvious within 4 weeks. We’ve all seen the ravages of a cute shorter do — frizz and split ends gone wild.
Before you attempt to cut your own hair via a YouTube tutorial, consider a healthier alternative. Talk to your stylist and request a sub-layered (spider cut) or layered look. This not only softens your ends, but your cut will keep its shape as it grows out, giving the illusion of a longer, controlled style.
At Home Hacks
Some of us have a built-in DIY gene. No matter how hard we try, we can’t help trying as many hair fixes as possible before making that next appointment at the salon. If this is you, here are a few tricks-of-the-trade for in-home hair management:
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.