We recently had a fun GNO w/my BFF Jenn — all 3 babes and myself. But it was a GNO for them to get their hair trimmed. If you didn’t know, Jenn is going to cosmetology school & so I thought it’d be fun for her to cut all the babes hair.
Since it’s the holidays and everyone wants to look their best
we thought we’d share a few pictures & chat haircuts a little ….
One common myth out there is that if you cut your hair more often it’ll grow faster & even thicker. In case you’ve been part of that school of thought – people believed that partly because when men shave it tends to grow back quickly and sometimes thicker. Unfortnately genetics plays a big part in your hair growth and cutting it more often is just going to get you … well, shorter hair. You’ll hear it recommended that you get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks. Feel free to do that, but it is not necessary. I don’t get the girls hair trimmed that often at all. Yes, I should probably get it trimmed more than I do – but unless your hair has major split ends you don’t need it cut that often. Obviously if you are trying to maintain a certain style or have shorter hair, yes, you’ll get your hair cut more often because every little bit of hair makes a difference. But for a basic trim that often isn’t always necessary.
Remember though, if you wait too long and the ends are really bad, obviously you are going to need more cut off to clean it all up and get rid of the split ends. Instead of maybe only getting a half of an inch off, you’ll have to get several inches for your stylist to fix it. So yes, hair “maintenance” is important – but everyone’s hair is different. Also — be sure to be clear with the person cutting your hair what you want done. Regardless of if it is at a school or a regular salon. You don’t want to walk out of there with a haircut you don’t like.
Your hair can also be a reflection of your lifestyle. If you eat poorly it can negatively affect your hair as well. But again, genetics plays a big part too. And of course, the more hair drying, flat ironing, and coloring that you do to your hair will also affect how it looks.
Also – if you don’t want to pay high salon prices just to get you or your dd’s hair trimmed, might I suggest a cosmetology school. I have a hard time paying $20 just to get an inch or two cut off my girls hair. The benefit of taking them to a hair school is the stylists take their time since they are learning and tend to be more careful. Plus – they have an instructor that comes and double checks their work – so that’s even better that you’re probably not going to walk out of there with an uneven haircut. So keep that in mind next time you think about getting a trim. Oh, remember that just because it’s a school doesn’t mean you shouldn’t tip them. They make their $$ off tips not the price of the haircut when they are in school. 🙂
And if you get an extra cool stylist or have connections – there is free entertainment too …. LOL
The girls had a blast combing the mannequins hair while they were waiting their turn!
Anyway, I just wanted to share our GNO w/you and give a HUGE thank you to Jenn for being a trooper and cutting all 3 heads of hair. Their cuts all turned out great & we’re happy to have nice looking hair for the holidays!
So — how often do you trim your hair or your dd’s hair? Have you ever gone to a cosmetology school for a cut or color?