With summer just around the corner, long hair may not be the most appealing option for warm
weather. In a lot of cases, people just end up tying their hair up into a ponytail to relieve
themselves of the extra heat that comes with long tresses.
If you’ve been debating whether or not to get scissor happy with your locs, look no further as
this is the place for you. There are so many benefits to cutting your hair short, whether or not you do it right before the summertime.
For some, making the decision to chop off inches from your hair is a great way to create some
detachment from length and new appreciation for your hair’s health. Regardless of what the
reason is for cutting your hair, the benefits are there and if you need another push to booking a
haircut at your salon or barber shop — Orchard & Ludlow and Artisan Barber are currently open
— read on.
- Less maintenance is required. One of the best benefits of cutting your hair short is that
it cuts down on the amount of time you spend on doing your hair in the morning. For
certain hair textures and types it can take longer than thirty minutes to be satisfied with
your hairstyle, add long length hair to that and it is even longer. Free yourself from
spending 30 minutes on your hair and instead switch to five minutes!
- Less expensive. The beauty of short hair is that you’ll use fewer products to take care of
it, which means your hair expenses will be much cheaper. Additionally, you won’t have
to worry about salons or stylists that charge extra for long hair because that will no longer
apply to you.
- Comfort in warm weather. Short hair provides a lot more comfort during the warmer
months as you won’t have as much bulk around your neck and shoulders. For hair that is
naturally oily or greasy, cutting your hair short can especially help in the summer as you
won’t have as much hair to deal with.
- Freedom. In general, cutting your hair short, especially when you’ve always kept it long,
can provide a great sense of freedom. It introduces you to a look you’re not familiar with
and one that you will adapt to and grow to appreciate it. It’s a great way of starting fresh
without having to do something incredibly drastic such as moving or quitting your job.
Free yourself from your long locs this summer and cut your hair short! If you’re not exactly sure what short style you think you’d rock best, feel free to reach out to our talented barber-stylists as Orchard & Ludlow and Artisan Barber!