1. Hair grows at a rate of one-quarter to half an inch per month. That won't seem nearly fast enough when you're trying to grow your hair out, but it's more than enough when you're trying to keep it short. If you want to maintain your length, get a touch-up every 4 weeks, especially if you have something as short as a buzz cut or an undercut. Some clients even stop in every 2 to 3 weeks for a quick cleanup.
2. Pixie cuts want to be feminine and playful, which is difficult when they start to bush out at the sides. Make an appointment with our salon in Poughkeepsie every 4 to 5 weeks to keep the shape in tact. If that’s too much commitment, get a more playful cut that’s shaggier - you can have it spruced up every 6 to 8 weeks instead.
3. Have your eye on a bob? Short bobs need to be updated every 6 to 8 weeks, especially if the ends are blunt. Without frequent visits to the salon, your 'do will start to look quite a bit different as it grows out. If you want more time between trims, ask for choppy layers.
4. Color matters when it comes to short styles because short hair makes your roots more prominent. Dramatic color may need touch-ups every two weeks, but you can spend less time on color by asking for highlights or balayage.
5. Remember that curly hair will shrink up as it dries and look shorter than it actually is. If you keep your natural texture instead of straightening your hair, take this into consideration when choosing a length for your short hair style.
Ready to go short? Bring in pictures for guidance! Your Poughkeepsie stylist may not be able to do exactly what's in the picture, but we will let you know what you can expect from your specific hair type. It's always better to give us a clear vision of what you want ahead of time.