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Growing Out Your Hair: Tips and Considerations By Cole,  Owner/Stylist at Bristol Hairdressing in San Diego, CA and Reno, NV


As a hairstylist with over 20 years of experience in helping women of all ages look their best at every stage of growing out their hair, I understand the importance of embracing the in-between stage and making it just as fabulous as the end goal. When it comes to growing out your hair, there are a number of considerations that you should keep in mind to ensure a smooth and stylish transition.


Before you make an appointment take a moment to reflect on what you love and what you don't like about your hair. Understanding your preferences will help you communicate effectively with your hairdresser, ensuring that they can tailor their approach to meet your specific needs. Additionally, it's crucial for your hairdresser to know what your end goal is. Whether you're aiming for a specific length, style, or look, sharing this information will enable them to guide you through the growing-out process with expertise and precision.


Frequency of maintenance is another important factor to discuss with your hairdresser. How often are you willing to visit the salon for touch-ups or trims? This information will help your stylist determine the best haircut and style to accommodate your desired level of maintenance. It's essential to find a balance that suits your lifestyle and schedule.


Budget and timing are two additional considerations that should not be overlooked. Communicate your budgetary constraints and the timeline you have in mind for achieving your desired look. This will allow your hairdresser to suggest appropriate options that align with your financial means and time availability.


Extensions can be a game-changer when it comes to growing out your hair. If you're looking for a quick and effective solution to add length or volume, extensions might be worth considering. Consult with your hairdresser to explore the different types of extensions available and find the best fit for your needs.


Keeping an eye on the latest hair trends can also provide inspiration for your transitional style. Sometimes, a trending haircut can serve as the perfect bridge between two lengths. For instance, a mixie haircut can seamlessly transition someone from growing out a shorter style into a shag, while a bixie haircut can be an excellent choice for those transitioning from a pixie cut into a bob or a one-length haircut. Paying careful attention to the neckline and fringe can further enhance the overall look and ensure a polished and cohesive appearance.


Growing out your hair is an exciting journey that requires careful consideration and communication with your hairdresser. By understanding your preferences, sharing your end goal, discussing maintenance frequency, considering your budget and timing, exploring the possibility of extensions, and staying informed about the latest trends, you can navigate the growing-out process with confidence and style. Embrace the in-between stage and trust your hairstylist to help you look your best every step of the way.  The result is sure to be hair that is more customized to suit you than you ever dreamed!

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