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How often should I get a haircut?

How often should you get a haircut? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but you can get a pretty good idea by looking at your current hairstyle and what’s going on in your life.

The Best Time to Get a Haircut

The best time to get a haircut depends on how long your hair is. The shorter the hairstyle you have, the more often you need to go in for a haircut.

Shaved Head

If you’re rocking a bald head, it’s best to shave every one to three days. Shaving your head this often may seem ridiculous at first, but it’s the only way to achieve that clean look you’re going for.

Ultra-Short Haircuts

Shorter hairstyles like buzz cuts require a visit to the barbershop at least once a month, but every few weeks is preferable. This is also the case for detailed hairstyles such as blurry fades, tight tapers, and any intricate hair designs.

Short to Medium Haircuts

For short to medium hairstyles, it’s recommended to go in for a haircut every four to six weeks. Those with hairstyles on the longer side can wait up to three months between haircuts.

Long Haircuts

While long hairstyles require more at-home maintenance, you only need to schedule a haircut every six to nine months. However, you’ll need to go in for regular trims while you’re growing your hair out initially.

Keep in mind that these times may need to be adjusted based on how healthy your hair is and how fast it grows. If you notice any of the following, you may need to schedule a haircut sooner than expected:

  • Your ends are dry or damaged
  • Your hairstyle has lost its shape
  • Your neckline looks messy
  • Your hair is difficult to style
  • Your hair lacks volume

When in doubt, you can always ask your barber for their expert recommendation.

Three Reasons to Schedule a Haircut Today

Scheduling your haircuts based on your current hairstyle is a smart move, but there are a few instances where you might want to book an appointment sooner:

  • Special Occasions: You always want to look your best for special events like weddings, birthdays, graduation ceremonies, and other special occasions.
  • Vacation: Get a haircut before going on vacation so it doesn’t get out of control while you’re away.
  • Life Changes: A new haircut will give you the confidence boost you need while transitioning to a new school or job.

Schedule a Haircut with George the Classic Barber

Are you looking for a barber in Fort Worth that gives you consistent results? Book your next haircut with George the Classic Barber. Our old-school barbershop has been around for 15 years and was named a finalist in The Fort Worth Star Telegram’s “Best Barbershop” competition in 2022.

Call or text (817) 501-1579 or book an appointment online today.

Meet the Author

George Burrola, aka “George The Classic Barber,” is widely considered to be among the finest barbers in Fort Worth, earning a reputation over his 20-year career as a master of fades, straight razor shaves, and innovative skin care techniques.

George holds a barber’s license from the state of Texas and continues to deliver exceptional cuts and good company for generations of Fort Worth men and their sons.

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