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To Trim Or To Cut? How To Communicate What You Want When The Shears Are Near

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Your hair has been exposed to the elements; the sun, salt water, and humidity. These elements can be harsh on your hair and you may be thinking that it is time for a trim!

At this point, the question is, what type of change would be best for your hair? This brings us to the difference between a haircut and trim.

The best place to start is having a consultation with your stylist before you do anything. Are you happy with the general shape and style of your cut, but just need a refresh or some split ends removed? A hair trim may be your best bet! On the flip side, do you have a college reunion coming up? Date with someone new? Starting a new job? Maybe a new cut and style will add a little extra confidence into the mix.

The major difference between a haircut and a hair trim:

A hair CUT is changing the style and shape of your hair completely. A hair TRIM is helping you maintain the style and shape of your cut as well as removing any damage.

The “Skinny” on Trimming:

Depending on the level of damage or the length or style of your cut, a trim is typically needed anywhere between 8-16 weeks.

Trims or micro-trims will keep your style in shape and are great solutions when you are growing out a cut or your hair is recovering from going more blonde. This will remove damage little by little, without removing much length so it is barely noticeable.

Frequent trims or micro-trims will continue to remove damage and help minimize split ends that can cause breakage. There are different levels of trims, and how much of a change or how much damage you want to remove can determine how much length you take off.

A different option is a dusting cut (one of our favorite hair hacks for conserving length yet maintaining hair health). If you haven't heard of it, click here.

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