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Mandy Moore with a Long Layered Hair Cut

Mandy Moore

Keep the Right Hair Cut & Length You Love

Ever been to the hair stylist and had too much hair cut off? You’re not alone—according to Sam Villa, Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, that’s the most common complaint from hair salon clients.

Here are some tips on how to be certain you get the best haircut that will keep your overall hair length intact.

“On average, hair grows half an inch a month,” says Villa. “So if you visit your hairdresser every eight weeks and only have an inch taken off, you can stabilize length and grow hair at the same time.” Be sure you and your hairstylist agree on the size of an inch—use the length between the tip of your thumb to your knuckle as a basic guide. (Or better yet, check out my article How to do Hair Talk)

“Another way to retain length is by altering the interior of the cut—leaving the perimeter as is and adding interest with disconnected layers. Or, ask your stylist to remove weight with blending shears on the inside of the cut.” You can also try bangs—side-swept if you’re cautious, or bold, blunt bangs if you’re feeling adventurous.

Consider layers like Mandy Moore’s to add shape while retaining your overall hair length.

Article courtesy of Harris Publications


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