Determining how often you should get a haircut really depends on the type of cut and style you’re getting. Most guys love getting their hair cut – you feel fresh, clean, stylish and confident after leaving the barbershop. Unfortunately, not all men can afford to cut their hair every week. To save you guys time and money, here’s our guide to deciding how often a man should cut his hair, how long you can go in between haircuts and when to visit your barber!
How Long Between Haircuts
Whether or not you should get a haircut ultimately comes down to how fast your hair grows and the kind of hairstyle you’re styling. Hair grows at an average rate of about 1/2 inch per month, and this number depends on your genetics, hair type, and lifestyle. If you’re healthy, your hair is growing at its maximum rate. If you have a poor diet, lack exercise, have high stress levels, or are experiencing hair loss, growth can be slower. How fast your hair grows combined with your desired hairstyle makes all the difference.
For example, if you normally get a buzz cut, crew cut, or textured crop on top with a skin fade on the sides, then you may need to cut your hair more often. A half an inch of hair growth on your faded sides can throw off your short haircut. However, if you have a classic long taper on the sides with a medium-length cut on top, then a little longer hair won’t be noticeable.
In general, how often you should be getting your haircut comes down to hair length, budget, and style. For short men’s haircuts, we recommend once a month at least. For medium length hairstyles, guys can get a trim every 1 to 2 months. And for long hair, you can get a cut once every 3 to 6 months. Just remember that your fade or undercut is going to look messy faster so visiting your barber or stylist for a quick trim to maintain your look is always worth it.
Lastly, when it comes to big events such as a wedding, job interview, birthday, or special date, most barbers recommend a haircut a few days earlier. This buffer allows the cut and your hair to settle, allowing you to style everything better.
Getting Your Hair Cut
Once you’ve decided to get a haircut, you may start procrastinating if you aren’t sure how to talk to your barber. Some men feel uncomfortable asking for a specific haircut because they don’t know the right hair terminology, and this makes them nervous. Fortunately, we have a guide for that.
Nevertheless, the easiest way to get the best cut is to show your stylist a picture and then ask for their advice. A good hairdresser should be able to tell you whether a style will work for your hair type and look, and even recommend the best pomade or wax to use.
To help you find and get the coolest hairstyles of 2018, here’s an overview of the hottest styles to try this year!
Thick Textured Crop + Fade
Textured Slick Back + Low Fade + Thick Beard
Taper Fade + Wavy Hair Top
Mid Fade + Messy Spiky Top
Low Bald Fade + Long Fringe
Messy Textured Hair + High Fade + Beard
Mid Fade + Quiff
Faux Hawk Fade
Blonde Highlights + Cool Neckline Design
Brush Up + Fade + Edge Up + Beard
Disconnected Undercut + Crop
Faded Sides + Textured Top + Spiked Fringe
Bald Fade + Wavy Side Swept Fringe
Razor Fade + Short Spiky Hair
Undercut Comb Over
Undercut + Quiff
Textured Slick Back + Shaved Sides + Line Up + Beard
Pompadour + Undercut Fade
Comb Over Fade + Beard
Hard Side Part + High Fade
Long Brush Back + Low Skin Fade
Medium Length Hair + Faded Sides
Mid Skin Fade + Short Crop Top + Full Beard
Hard Part Comb Over + Low Fade
Short Curly Hair + Low Bald Fade + Line Up