How often do you really need a hair cut?

Short Haircuts

If your hair is cut or short, you may need to go to the salon or barber more often, about every 4 to 6 weeks. As hair comes out, short hairstyles tend to lose their shape very quickly.

Medium-Length Haircuts

Every 6 to 8 weeks, you might want to get your hair cut short. You can keep the style and avoid split ends this way without letting the hair get too wild.

Long Haircuts

You may extend the amount of time that passes between haircuts if you have long hair since it is more forgiving. If you want to maintain the ends healthy and avoid breaking, you should aim.

Layered or Textured Cuts

If your hair is layered or textured, you may need more regular cuts in order to keep the form and definition of the style you have chosen. In most cases, once every six to eight weeks is adequate.


Bangs require regular maintenance to keep them at the desired length and shape. Depending on how quickly your hair grows and the style of your bangs, you may need a trim every 2 to 4 weeks.

Special Occasions

It is possible that you would want to plan a visit to the salon before a particular occasion or function in order to refresh your appearance. This is true even if you are not due for a regular haircut.

Personal Preference

In the end, it's up to you how often you get a haircut. While some people like to look their best and go to the salon often, others don't worry as much about how they take care of their hair.