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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!