What if you went to the doctor, feeling sick and needing medicine and he or she handed you a prescription, without listening to your symptoms. You may feel like their advice is not based on you, but maybe on a generalization of what the doctor thinks is “going around”.
No two people are the same, therefore the advice to maintain your style and color should be specific to the person. Generally, coming in to the salon every 4-6 weeks is average but may not be necessary for everyone. This advice should be based off the following: hair density, hair texture, shorter/longer layers, overall length, highlights/haircolor and how fast hair grows. A Hairstylist’s job is to make sure your hair looks its best, not only when you leave the salon, but in between visits as well.
Since hair grows, on average, a half an inch per month, this must be taken into consideration. A shorter layered cut could feel grown out and heavier quicker, with even with just a ½ inch of additional length! If you have a longer layered cut, with a color not in high contrast with your natural (perhaps subtle highlights) you can go 6-12 weeks.
Based on your commitment to maintenance and your budget, you can work with your stylist to determine which haircut and color would work best for you and your hair type. Thinner hair tends to look stringy and unhealthy if not maintained.
It’s recommended to get on a routine with your hair. Bring your calendar with you to the salon and before you leave, book your next appointment so that you know you’re maintaining your hair. Life has a tendency of getting in the way of taking time for yourself, so having that appointment can help big-time! Plus, it’s the perfect time to relax, get pampered and leave feeling refreshed after the stresses life throws at you.
Share with your stylist your goals with your hair. If your stylist does not know you’re growing your hair and what your goal length is, they cannot tailor what they’re doing specific to your needs. Since hair grows approximately 1/2 inch per month, it’s pointless if you’re going to get a cut every 4 weeks and getting 1/2 inch cut off, if you’re trying to grow it. You’ll want to do about 1/4 of an inch. Also, show your stylist what your version of length is; people’s perceptions may be different.
Find a stylist in Exton, PA that suits your needs and can consult with you to achieve your hair goals and call 610-363-8710 to get started!