Why Do Hairdressers Cut Hair Too Short? An Investigation

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It’s a question that has plagued humanity for centuries: why do hairdressers cut hair too short? In this blog post, we will investigate why this happens and provide some solutions to the problem. Many people have had their hair cut too short by accident, and it can be a traumatic experience. Hopefully, after reading this post, you will be able to avoid this situation in the future.

Why Do Hairdressers Cut Hair Too Short?

There could be a few reasons why hairdressers might cut hair too short. One possibility is that they may not have enough experience or training, and so they’re not entirely sure how to gauge the correct amount of hair to cut. Another possibility is that they may be rushed or in a hurry and may not take the time to properly measure and assess the client’s hair before starting to cut. Finally, it’s also possible that some hairdressers may intentionally cut the hair shorter than what the client wants in order to save time or because they think it will look better that way.

Hairstylists Are Not Always Trained In How To Cut Hair Properly

Have you ever gone to a hairstylist and given them a picture of the haircut you want only for them to leave the salon with hair looking nothing like the picture you showed them? Although it is frustrating, there may be more than one reason why this happens. Before choosing which hairstylist you would like to go back to next time, here are six reasons your stylist might not know how to cut hair properly.

1. Using wrong products

Shampoo and conditioner play an essential role in giving people their desired look before going out into public and this is mainly because shampoo and conditioner allow people’s hair strands to lay flat against their scalp. If your hairstylist doesn’t use or forget to use shampoo and conditioner, then it can be difficult for them to cut your hair properly since the strands will be standing up. If you’re positive that you showed your hairstylist a picture of what exact shampoo and conditioner you use, this may mean they simply aren’t using these products.

2. Forgetting about styling

Although traditional haircuts are meant to give people “wash and go” hair without having to style their hair, any good stylist should know how important it is to style someone’s hair before cutting it. A night out with friends or an interview at work would not be successful if one didn’t look professional because all anyone could notice was unkempt messy hair. The same goes for haircuts other than just traditional ones; any stylist should understand the importance of styling one’s hair before cutting it.

3. Using dull or old scissors

Although this is mainly for hairstylists, if someone only has one pair of scissors that are dull and old then they will not be able to cut all types of hair properly because there would be a lack of sharpness. Haircuts with your buddies at college might seem effortless but having professional tools makes all the difference between mediocre haircuts and great haircuts. If someone wants their haircut to turn out perfect every time, they should make sure their hairstylist uses different types of blades on their hair that is well oiled, sharpened regularly, and sterilized properly.

4. Taking too much off/ Not understanding how to layer

A great hairstyle can turn into an unflattering nightmare when too much hair is taken off or when the layers are cut incorrectly. Cutting all one length would result in someone’s hair looking lifeless and uninteresting. It is up to your hairstylist to make sure there are different lengths of layers throughout your cut so that it doesn’t look like you have to stick straight hair once they finish cutting it. If this happens, there may be two reasons; either you did not show them enough pictures of what you wanted, or their only way of showing/explaining to you what kind of layers they were making was through verbal instructions.

5. Chopping off too much hair

Sometimes hairstylists get so caught up in the moment that they cut way too much hair, making it difficult to style or just completely ruining your haircut. If you are able to catch them before they snip away, then there are ways of trying to convince them not to take off any more hair because if you can’t stop them from making drastic changes with their scissors, you could always fix it by yourself at home later on. One thing that has helped me is if I have an extra picture of myself prior to showing my stylist a picture of what I wanted. This way, I am slowly weaning my stylist into how much longer should be taken off and I am also able to show them how much it would change my face if they were to take off more or less.

6. Always cutting hair wet

If you are getting a haircut for the first time, your hairstylist will probably be cutting your hair while it’s wet after putting shampoo and conditioner in it. This is because cutting your hair while dry usually results in an incorrect length being cut into one’s hair which could lead to uneven lengths throughout their head of hair. Although this may make sense, only using scissors on someone’s wet hair could result in choppy ends instead of nice smooth layers that are well blended together. It is best practice for any hairstylist to blow dry or use a handheld dryer onto someone’s head before using a pair of scissors so that the hair is easy to work with and there aren’t any split ends.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Advice Or Feedback During Your Appointment

It usually feels a bit uncomfortable to ask for feedback or seek advice during an appointment with your hairdresser, especially if it’s the first time you go there. Hairdressers are professionals and they surely know what they do best, but asking them can be an opportunity to learn something new from someone who is good at their job.

Ask about the haircut style :

In any case, this article will give an overview of 5 steps that could help you get that haircut you need! The first step towards getting a great haircut is talking to a professional hairdresser and seeking his/her opinion on your needs regarding the style of your hair. This pilot-to-pilot conversation can provide you with valuable information about your hair type, general needs, and more.

Ask about the haircut length :

It’s important to understand that no two hair are the same, so you need to know your hair very well before making any decision regarding the length of the cut. If you have curly hair, for instance, it requires special attention because of its tendency to get frizzy more easily than straight or wavy hairs. Check with your hairdresser about what can be done with your particular kind of curly hair.

Discuss the layers you want in your haircut :

You may not realize how many layers can change the look of your overall hairstyle until you ask for them while having a haircut. Layers make straight hairs look fuller while they help curly hair stay in shape. So before you head to the salon, do discuss with your hairdresser about the number of layers you want and what length they should be.

Ask for the products that suit your hair :

Once you get a haircut, it’s important to know which product suits your need. Different shampoos can emphasize different properties of haircuts so choosing the right one is crucial! For instance, if you have curly hairs then ask your hairdresser for advice on whether to use a shampoo that is specifically designed for curly hair or not.

Ask about aftercare :

After you find out which products suit your hair, it’s important to know how to take care of your haircut. Usually, a good hairdresser will provide valuable information on the type of hair you have and how to maintain its health after a cut. He/she may also give you valuable advice for the next use! In case of more special haircuts such as pixie cut or asymmetric style, make sure you ask about whether they need any kind of maintenance that is different from ordinary haircuts.

Wrapping Up

We’ve looked at a few potential reasons why hairdressers might cut hair too short. It could be due to lack of experience, trying to save time, or simply making a mistake. No matter the reason, it can be frustrating for customers when their hair isn’t styled the way they wanted. If you’ve had this problem before, share your story in the comments below. We want to hear from you!


Do you think all hairdressers cut hair too short?

No, I don’t think all hairdressers cut hair too short. However, I do think that a lot of them do. It’s really important to find a good hairdresser who understands your hair type and how to style it in a way that makes you look your best. Otherwise, you might end up with a haircut that you don’t like and that doesn’t suit your face shape or personality. So take your time finding the right hairdresser, and be sure to ask for referrals from friends or family members who have had great experiences with their own stylists.

Did your hairdresser listen to what you wanted?

Yes, I think so. I explained what I wanted and she seemed to understand.

The best way to ensure that your hairdresser understands what you want is to bring pictures of the style you’re hoping for. If you’re not sure what style you want, take pictures of styles you like and bring them in for your stylist to look at. Most hairstylists will be happy to help you find a style that’s right for you.

How do you feel when your hair is cut too short?

It can be a bit of a shock if you’re not used to it, especially if your hair is thick. Most people feel a bit exposed and/or vulnerable when their hair is cut shorter than they’re used to. But it’s really just a matter of getting used to it. The best way to adjust is to style your hair in different ways until you find a style that works for you. You might also want to try growing it out a bit so that you have more length to work with.

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