When to Get a Haircut: 4 Signs That It's Time

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Haircuts usually happen for one of two reasons: Either something major has happened in your life, or you no longer recognize the dry cluster of straw on your head as hair. Sure, there are always the responsible individuals who get multiple haircuts a year and keep their strands in top shape, but this article isn’t for those select few (sorry). Instead, this is for everyone out there who’s looked at their lackluster locks and wondered Is it time? (Most of the time, the answer is yes.)

To determine exactly when to get a haircut, we spoke with Tina Dizon, lead stylist and owner of The Private Room Salon in Beverly Hills. We asked her not only for the most common signs that it’s time for a chop but also what we can do to prolong our next one (we’re always thinking ahead, obviously). Keep scrolling to read Tina Dizon's advice for when to get a haircut.

How often do you cut your hair? What about trim? Spill your habits in the comments below.

This story was originally published on November 7, 2014, and has been updated.