Barbers Say This Is How Often You Should Get Your Hair Cut If You Want To Look Your Best
‘How often should you get your hair cut?’ is a question we all ponder. Determining the best amount of time between haircuts can be tricky because a lot goes into answering that question. Are you rocking a ‘high and tight’ style haircut? Does your hair grow fast? Do you prefer a shaggier look? Is there a big event on the horizon like a wedding or job interview that you need to look professional for? These are all valid questions to consider when determining the optimal amount of time between haircuts.
However, we can make some generalizations to determine the best time frame between haircuts. Max Berlinger of the New York Times spoke with NYC’s best barbers and asked them about this topic. It turns out, the optimal amount of time between haircuts (on average) is 3 to 6 weeks. This varies, of course, with some men opting to get their haircut every week and others showing up every 8 weeks.
As for planning your haircut when there’s a big even on the horizon the NYT notes that some men opt to get their haircut the day of or day before, and this is wrong. Here’s what NYC’s best barbers had to say about planning a haircut around a big event:
And when it comes to big events — a wedding, a niece’s bat mitzvah, a job interview over Skype — most barbers recommend a buffer of one or two days, to allow the cut to settle. Mr. Wooster, who prefers a day-of cut when he is being photographed, said, “Some barbers say the only difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut is three days.”
Now, let’s figure out how often BroBible readers get their hair cut, on average:
As for the answer above, I’m a little torn on that because I consider my barber in NYC to be one of the best in the city, and he always told me 7-10 days was the optimal amount of time to get a haircut when planning for a big event. However, that might just be true for my specific hairstyle and not a larger generalization about all men.