If you’re looking to keep your hair healthy, plan to head back to the salon every few months. “You should get your hair cut about once every three months to remove your split ends,” Toth says. He also recommends making the appointments far in advance and marking your calendar with them. “It’s important to have a hair maintenance schedule, which includes prebooked salon appointments — you’ll never fall behind in your hair upkeep.”
If you want to maintain your current hairstyle, ask your stylist how frequently they recommend you come in for appointments. Depending on the cut you have, the amount of time between trims will vary. “Short pixies should be cut every four weeks; a bob or lob can be cut every six to eight weeks,” says Toth.
For other styles, a good rule of thumb is about two months. “On average, your hair grows a half an inch every month,” Toth says. “So, if you want to maintain its current length, just have your hairdresser cut an inch.”