Temperatures continue to rise here in the Texas Panhandle and many of us are making plans to rush to the salon for a shorter, cooler summer cut. Before you make your appointment, check out our tips for deciding whether to embrace your long locks or go short for the summer.
5 Questions To Ask Before Cutting Your Hair
1. Do You Have Spare Time?
Short cuts can look simple, but often require a lot more maintenance. Maintaining a short hair style usually means more trips to the salon to get trims. A more complicated look can also mean spending more time styling yourself in the morning, along with more products to get the look you love.
On the other hand, you'll be saving precious time shampooing and blow drying every day.
2. Will the Look Work for You?
After poring over photos of celebrities showing off their shorter styles, it's normal to want to jump on the bandwagon. However, not all looks are right for all faces. Before visiting the salon, think about how the style would look with your face shape. When you sit down with your stylist, they'll be able to help you make the final decision.
3. Are You Ready to Commit?
A trendy lob or a bold pixie cut are great looks for the summer. But, be sure to ask yourself if you're ready to commit to the short look before diving in. Remember that your long hair won't grow back overnight. While you'll love having less hair weighing you down at pool parties, you'll also have to deal with the awkward in-between stages if you decide to grow your hair back out in the cooler months.
4. Do You Have a Bad Hair Day Plan?
This may seem like a silly question, but give it some thought! Those with long hair have plenty of options for dealing with bad hair days, from braids to top knots to beanies. Shorter hair offers less options. If you aren't willing to put in the time to style or deal with a messy look from time to time, a short style might not be the right choice.
5. Is it Time for a Change?
If you're ready to choose a chop, or if you just want to get a little trim, our stylists are here to help. Call The Salon by Lora Brown today to make your appointment.
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.