Length, Texture, Hairstyle & Mor


Are you still able to style your hair the way you want? Noticing more frizz or breakage? Are your ends split beyond repair? 

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, it is time for a hair cut.

How often you should cut your hair comes down to damage and the health of your hair. While split and damaged ends are usually quite visible, the texture of your hair is also a big giveaway for trim or haircut time. If you feel strands becoming dry and brittle you may not just be lacking moisture but elasticity, with healthy hair being dragged down by the damaged strands and ends. Damage of course, can also be linked to chemical processing like dyes and heat styling or UV damage.

Beyond damage and the health of your hair, it’s important to also consider your hair style! Short, layered, bangs or extra curly? Each style requires a different set of time between cuts and trims to maintain the best look. Your hair type also comes into play when considering how often you should cut your hair. 

There is a general rule of thumb of 8 to 12 weeks between haircuts. This is generally for healthy hair and is a good enough time to maintain most hairstyles for most hair types. But just like the general rule for how often you should wash your hair (2 to 3 times a week typically) this can differ for everyone. To help, we did some research to scope out everything you need to know about how often you should cut your hair based on hairstyle and hair type.

How often should you cut your hair?

Hairstyle: Blunt Bangs

Imagine the straight, hard bangs of Vogue editor and fashion icon, Anna Wintour. While super stylish and strong this classic look does take work. To maintain the blunt bangs, you should trim the bangs every other week. The bonus of this is, with some practice you may be able to do this on your own and don’t have to go to the salon every time. If you have wispy, longer bangs with thick, thin, or even curly hair, bangs can be trimmed every third week or so, depending on how quick your hair grows.

Hairstyle: Shoulder length curls

For naturally wavy or curly hair, 6 to 12 weeks between cuts should suffice if no damage, color or chemical treatments are involved. For coils and tight curls, you can stretch the time between cuts or trims to two months. In the time in between, it’s best to make sure the hair is moisturized.  As curly, textured hair tends to naturally be on the drier side, ensure your washing routine is about 2 to 3 days for wavy hair, 3 to 7 days for curly hair and seven days or longer depending on the health of your hair for coily or kinky hair. Ensuring the hair has enough moisture will also help you determine if you need to move up your salon appointment or drag it out a little longer if length is good and locks are healthy.

Hairstyle: Pixie/Short cut


A pixie or short hair cut looks different on everyone. It has so much to do with the shape of your face, the texture and color of your hair and so on. For this style, growth is what you don’t want – and that’s for any hair type – as it takes away from the hairstyle. Because you want to maintain that short look, experts recommend a cut every 3 to 7 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. While it may seem like a big commitment, it’s not a big cut every time, this is more of a maintenance trim to keep the style and specific length you want.

Hairstyle: Long layers

Oh layers, the many ways we can wear you. The versatility of this look also makes it less maintenance for those who love long-flowing layers. For that softer, longer look, 6 to 8 weeks between haircuts should definitely be enough. The beauty of this hair style is that it works so well for so many hair types, but also looks unique on straight, curly, and wavy hair. Playing with the length of layers also helps to keep the look fresh and is a great non-committal way to try a new look without varying too much from your original style. We dare you to try a different type of layered look on your next appointment, whether it be the shaggy layered look (more on that below) or sharper lines, you’d be surprised to see the difference. If it doesn’t work – it’ll grow out in time for your next cut anyway.

For those with fine hair, ignoring cuts for a fuller look does not actually make your hair look thicker. Clip in hair extensions easily add the volume and even length right after a blunt cut or in between cuts for a fuller, healthier look. If you like the straight edge layers, shorten time between cuts to 5 to 6 weeks.

Hairstyle: Shaggy layers


For that textured, multi-layered style, having layers grown in after several weeks actually enhances the look. Think of that sexy, rocker-chic type of vibe. The issue though is when they start to look overgrown and flat. To maintain shaggy layers, get your hair cut every 6 to 8 weeks, this allows enough time to let them grown in nicely, before looking weighed down and flat. 

If you have thin hair and want your shaggy layers to look fuller, consider clip in hair extensions like our Volumizer Wefts to add volume where you want it and create the look you want.

Hairstyle: Bob/Lob

For sharp bobs with clean A-lines the general rule for how often you should get your hair cut is 6 weeks. This style will typically grow out nicely and can turn into a more relaxed lob after a few weeks. Depending on how fast your hair grows this 6-week cut-off is good for most hair types. However, if you like to maintain those clean sharp lines and like to keep it short at your neck or below your ears, move your hair appointment up a week to 5. 

Hairstyle: Color or Chemically Treated

Hair type: All


Yes, we know that all types of hairstyles can include color or chemical treatments and it’s an important factor to time how often you should cut your hair based on the color or chemical process. If possible, work with your stylist to incorporate a trim with color or highlight touch-ups to save from multiple trips to the salon. Color and chemically-treated hair are more prone to damage, especially when you add heat-styling to the mix. Be sure to use hair oil or masks to help keep processed or treated hair moisturized and safe from split ends. Go for regular trims (or do them yourself if you can) to ensure any damaged or split ends are removed and don’t impact the health of the rest of your hair. 

It’s also good to take a break once in a while from chemical treatments, allowing your hair to breathe, especially if you notice more damage.

2017 survey found that the average woman goes for a hair cut three times a year. This may work for certain hair types, but if you want the most out of your look don’t skip regular trims or cut appointments. Don’t trade length for dry hair and split ends. Without regular trims hair can also become dry and look dull. If you use chemical treatments, not getting rid of the damaged hair weighs on the rest. Regular hair appointments don’t have to be dramatic changes every time, getting frequent trims not only helps to maintain your unique hair style it can also help keep the hair healthy, avoid dry, split ends and make for hair that looks shinier and fuller.

How to keep your hairstyle for longer between cuts

While we all want easy, manageable hair the best way to maintain healthy hairstyles is to care for our hair. Giving your scalp some love, using heat protect products when styling and limiting chemicals all go into maintaining the hairstyle you want for longer. Avoid activities that cause further damage to the hair such as tight ponytails, rough towel drying, or UV damage. By protecting the health of your hair you’re also getting the most out of your hairstyle for longer.

How often you should get your hair cut also shouldn’t keep you from trying a new hairstyle. There are so many versatile styles it never hurts to experiment a little. With so many tutorials and tools like hair extensions, playing with your hair type and style has never been easier.

Written by: Rosalyn Solomon


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Looking back, the 90’s feel like the golden era for beauty and fashion trends. While we are happy to leave some trends in the past, like micro brows and frosted tips, we welcome others with pure joy and excitement. A statement hair clip takes a simple hairstyle to the next level, dramatic face framing highlights give you instant cool-girl credibility, and of course who can forget the humble claw clip. 

You might remember it from every late 90’s or early 2000’s rom-com. The accessory had a permanent place in Rachel Green’s beauty arsenal— her effortlessly undone up-dos would not have been possible without a claw clip. Everybody from supermodels to busy moms were fans of the handy clip. 

More than 20 years later, the claw clip seems to be making an undeniable comeback. It’s impossible to scroll through social media without coming across a photo of an Insta-girl rocking a claw clip.The functional and fashionable accessory can be seen on high fashion runways, and worn by our favourite celebs, like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Hailey Bieber. 

The claw clip is so versatile, looks a bit more grown up than a scrunchie, and is less damaging than hair ties. It’s also super easy to use. You don’t have to be an expert to recreate this minimal-effort updo. The style takes about 10 seconds to create, no heat styling required, and even brushing is optional. All it takes is a little twist and clip to nail this iconic 90’s hairstyle. 

The trend has been hot all summer but if you haven’t busted out your old claw clip yet, now’s the time to do it.

Here are 25 ways to rock this vintage hair accessory to keep you inspired through the Fall. 

Leave it to the supermodel to make everything look good. Kendall Jenner rocks a slicked back style that looks effortlessly chic. To get the off-duty supermodel look, simply slick your hair back, twist into a low bun, and let the loose ends flop down. 

This oversized tortoiseshell claw clip can take you from greasy, post-workout hair to polished updo in 10 seconds flat. Greasy hair, who? 

Addison Rae rocks two of Fall’s biggest trends: brown leather pants and a claw clip for a sleek, glam look on a night out. We bet she gets the best style advice from her BFF, Kourtney. 

Mrs. Beiber can do no wrong when it comes to style. She pairs her slicked back claw-clip updo with a bold red lip and her signature gold hoops for the perfect night out look. 

Bella Hadid rocks the claw hair clip with an oversized flannel for a casual daytime look. She seems to love adding the easy accessory to her signature slicked-back hairstyles. 

Model Ke’Andra Samone nails the off-duty model look in a monochrome brown outfit and claw clip. Pro-tip for ladies with kinky or curly hair, use a boar bristle brush and some gel to smooth down hair to get a super sleek look. 

Influencer Brit Harvey lets the front pieces of her hair down for a romantic, girly vibe. She lets her ends hang down for a modern twist on the 90’s classic. 

For a super easy and effortless 90’s inspired hairstyle, choose a classic tortoiseshell hair clip to loosely pull back your hair. This style is perfect for second day hair or on days you want to embrace your natural texture. 

This glamorous claw clip will elevate your look whether you’re heading to the office, hitting the streets, or attending a fancy soirée. 

For a hair accessory that makes a statement choose one in a color that contrasts your hair. We love how this white clip pops against the model’s dark hair. 

Blogger Jody Buckley opts for a no-frills clip that lets her beautiful red hair take center stage. The half-up, half-down style looks great with all hair textures and lengths. 

If you’re running to the office (or logging onto a Zoom call) and don’t have much time to look put together, this gold claw clip with pearl accent will instantly elevate a simple half-up half-down hairstyle. 

Pair with a low-cut back for maximum nape exposure like Emma Leger for a super flirty date night look. 

A little volume, a little texture, and a whole lot of chic. Instagrammer Nitsan Raiter secures her perfectly tousled locks with a clear and gold embellished claw clip. Take your look up a notch by adding hair extensions for extra length and volume. 

Keep tendrils loose at the front like Christine Le for a more relaxed finish. 

Marianna Hewitt’s easy, breezy, beach hair pairs perfectly with this beige and brown clip. The pattern makes the laid back look extra luxe. 

Another Hailey Beiber because we cannot get enough. This time she pairs the hairstyle with sunnies and a leather blazer for a 90’s inspired fall look. 

Madison Beeris a big fan of 90’s inspired looks, she nails the effortless up-do with a slicked back bun and face framing tendrils. 

We’re all about the details. These sparkly clips create a mermaid-inspired look that’s sure to make a splash. 

Take your bubble ponytail to the next level by adding small claw clips. It’s a simple yet stylish way to elevate a classic hairstyle. For extra bold look, add waist length hair extensions

Pearls are a classic that will never go out of style. While they are usually worn on necklaces, this chunky pearl claw clip is definitely on trend. 

Do up your 90’s dream with this butterfly clip-inspired claw clip. Pair the look with your favorite blazer for an office-ready look. 

Alexander Wang was one of the first to resurrect the claw clip during his runway show in 2018. We can’t argue with genius. 

Blogistiana rocks the claw clip trend. She adds her Chocolate Brown Balayage Luxy Hair extensions for extra oomph.

Styling the perfect messy bun often requires more effort than it should— but this claw-clip version is a great hack. It’s perfect for lazy mornings when you want to look great with minimal effort. 

Written by: Phelisa Cassup

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