5 Hairstyles that won't look bad if you skip a trim

/ 04.16.2015

Everyone knows that getting your hair trimmed regularly is essential for keeping your cut in shape and removing split and broken ends. The thing is, real life often gets in the way and we don't make it to the salon as often as we should. So, to reduce the overall impact of skipping a trim, it's a good idea to have a haircut that can handle the extra growth.

We've handpicked five gorgeous styles that won't be thrown completely out of whack by an extra half an inch. Which one will you try?

1. Long layers

Long layers
Long layers

Hair grows at a rate of half an inch per month on average, an amount that is super noticeable with an undercut, but not at all with longer tresses. A style with face framing layers won't change much until there's significantly more than half an inch of extra hair, buying you more time until your next trim!

Styling tip

Keep your locks looking voluminous by scrunching Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse throughout before blowdrying.

2. Side-swept bangs

Side-swept bangs
Side-swept bangs

Slightly textured, side-swept bangs require way less maintenance than sharp, blunt bangs - blunt micro bangs specifically. The added movement allows for extra length, creating plenty of room to sweep them to the side, part them in the middle or simply pin them back.

Styling tip

Keep frizz at bay by misting your finished 'do with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

3. Choppy hair

Choppy bob
Choppy bob

Just like your bangs, the rest of your hair will disguise extra growth when it's less blunt. So, if you want to try a bob cut, consider a choppier, more tousled version of the look than the one Mia Wallace sported in Pulp Fiction.

Styling tip

Use Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray to give your locks an effortlessly undone texture.

4. Air dry-able hair

Air dried bob
Air dried bob

Damaged ends look way worse than slightly-too-long ends, so try to cut back on heat styling when you know you can't get a trim for a while. Heat damage is the biggest cause of breakage and split ends, so you'll reduce your chances of both by going heat free.

Styling tip

For a full-bodied finish with plenty of movement, apply Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse to damp hair, tuck it behind your ears, and let it dry naturally.

5. Embrace bed head hair

Subtly disheveld hair
Subtly disheveld hair

This season is all about natural-looking, undone hairstyles, so why not embrace bed head chic? Messier, less uniform styles look great at any length and you can add a few waves whenever necessary to even out the texture.

Styling tip

Scrunch a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum through the ends of your hair to get a mussed, beachy finish.

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