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Haircut vs. End Trim - What's the Difference?

One of the most common questions we receive and also the most common mistake clients make when booking involves understanding the difference between an “End Trim” and a “Haircut”. We’re here to break it down for you!

This photo is a Before & After of a Haircut service

This photo is a Before & After of a Haircut service

A common myth about cuts is that asking for a Haircut implies you want to take lots of length off, but this isn’t necessarily true! A haircut service involves addressing all layers of the hair and creating texture through precision and cutting directions. Most haircuts involve layering and require extensive sectioning of the hair to ensure a nice and even blend in the end result.

Alternatively, an End Trim service only addresses the bottom 1-2 inches of your hair. End trims are typically completed after the styling portion of a service and do not require sectioning. During an end trim, your stylist will only take off the very ends of your hair to create a straight, even line. End Trims do not address layers, texturizing, or shaping in any way.

This photo shows the result of an End Trim service where the hair is all one even length

This photo shows the result of an End Trim service where the hair is all one even length

So what’s the big deal? It is important to know the difference in what service you are requesting when you book an appointment! Because haircuts will address all layers of the hair and require sectioning/shaping, they require quite a bit more time from your stylist. End trims are a more straightforward, quick cut. We want to make sure we have the proper amount of time allotted for the service you’re requesting!

Whether you require an End Trim or a Haircut based on your goals, we recommend paying us a visit seasonally (4x/year) to get rid of any dry or damaged ends that are stunting your Growth Goals!

What is a Clear Shine and Why Do You Need One?

Many clients come see us for color services and receive a recommendation to follow up with a Clear Shine, and others often view our menu and ask, “What is a Clear Shine?”. We’re breaking down what exactly a Clear Shine (a.k.a. Glaze) and when you should book this service.

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Following a color service, the hair typically becomes stressed and clients may experience dryness, frizz, and unruly strands. A Clear Shine is used to boost shine and highlight the vibrancy of your color, but most importantly, this semi-permanent glaze will smooth your cuticle to restore cooperation to your hair. Putting a Clear Shine on your tresses also creates a barrier of protection from further damage.

 

So when should you book a Clear Shine? 

·     Following a Color Application service

·     If You Frequently Use Heat Tools/Straighten Your Hair

·     When your locks need a boost of healthy shine

·     To Put the Spotlight on Your Natural Highlights

·     To Extend the Life of a Color Service

·     To Help with Stubborn Frizz

Bedtime Curls : How to Pineapple

You’ve heard it a million times - make sure you wrap your curls before bed! The best way to help you get the most out of your wash’n’go is to wrap your curls when you sleep to protect your curl pattern and your edges as you toss and turn. We’re breaking down how to do a pineapple wrap so you can sleep tight and wake up RIGHT!

Step One

Pull your curls onto the crown of your head and secure  very loosely  with a silk scrunchie or ponytail holder

Pull your curls onto the crown of your head and secure very loosely with a silk scrunchie or ponytail holder

Step Two

Use a silk scarf to secure your edges and prevent your curls from becoming smushed while you sleep.

Use a silk scarf to secure your edges and prevent your curls from becoming smushed while you sleep.

Tie the scarf should tightly enough to remain in place, but loose enough to allow you to lay down comfortably.

Tie the scarf should tightly enough to remain in place, but loose enough to allow you to lay down comfortably.

Step Four

Rise and Shine and let those curls down, girl! Part and style as normal with your recommended refresher before heading out to start your day!

Rise and Shine and let those curls down, girl! Part and style as normal with your recommended refresher before heading out to start your day!