To let long or to crop short

How to deal with opinions

How to figure it out

Great hair length debate from Clique Organic Salons Kitchener

To crop or not to corp that is the question….

Long, short, shoulder length, collarbone — the choices are baffling. Do you want a change? Do you feel like you need one? Since the dawn of time, men and women have been debating length. What’s the right length for you? How do you know?

The correct answer is: there isn’t one. Sorry, but it’s true. When debating whether or not to cut your hair short or leave it long, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself.

Why do you have long hair to begin with?

Here are some things to think about:

1. Utility & Lifestyle

Are you an all-star athlete or a gym enthusiast? Do you need to be able to put your hair in a ponytail, sometimes up to three days in a row? If so, no matter what outside influence tells you, having a bob that you can’t pull back may make you batty.

Does your work environment or lifestyle require your hair to be out of your face and off your neck? Hair length may be more about utility than fashion. If so, maybe consider playing with your hair colour and changing your layers instead of making your everyday life more complicated with 50 bobby pins.

2. Time

How much time do you really have to be playing with your hair? This does not mean that one length will trump another. But this really depends on you and what you find the fastest means to an end. Do you prefer to let your hair air dry and touch it up with a hot tool? Are you comfortable with a blow dryer and like to blow it out in the mornings? These are definitely things to consider to before making a choice about length.

3. Comfort zone

Pushing past your comfort zone is fine. In fact, in a lot of cases, it is what we need every once in awhile. This said, do you like your ears? How do you feel about not having any hair on your neck? Do you like the idea of your face being more opened up? There are no right or wrong answers to these questions — they are highly personal. As hairstylists. we are here to help you make these choices. If you do not like hair in your face or you need hair in your face or you don’t like your ears, a hairstyle can absolutely accentuate or camouflage a variety of features. Open and honest communication between the person doing your hair and yourself is a huge factor here.

At the end of the day, just like everything to do with our bodies, it is personal — very personal. There are no real right and wrongs. Open and honest communication with yourself and your stylist is always the best way to ensure you love the way you look.

So with that long hair, short hair, lob, bob, pixie and everything in between, when you feel beautiful on the inside you are at your most beautiful on the outside.

At Clique Organic Salons, our stylists are here to help you create a beautiful hairstyle that you love! Contact us today to book your next appointment.