Westport's Whip Salon rockstar haircutting expert talks the long (and short) of it - HAIR

The Long and the Short of It: How to have great hair at any length

We asked rockstar haircutting expert Shay of Whip Salon Westport and she answered...
Question: I've had long hair for awhile now and I'm getting bored. Should I go shorter?
Shay: For starters you need to get regular trims to keep hair healthy. But if you're considering going shorter and are on the fence, I love to consult with my clients for a plan to work towards a shorter look in stages. With this approach, you can get a feel if you like having it shorter before you fully commit. Going short can be very empowering and even just a few inches can make a huge difference. But hey, if you have your heart set on going short we will GO FOR IT. I specialize in short cuts.
Question: I'm trying to grow my hair out and it's really frustrating because I feel like it never looks good during the transition. How can I navigate through the awkward period and still feel good about it?
Shay: I have helped clients make a plan and create beautiful looks at every stage. We can assess the health of your hair as well as the various layers to devise a strategy so that your hair looks great while you're growing it out. Sometimes something as simple as having the right product can be a game changer. With the right product you can get optimal control and style. For really short styles I recommend "That's Messed Up" pomade by Whip Salon, it's versatile and offers great hold.
Question: My hair is super damaged is there a way to fix it even in one visit?
Shay: Yes! Of course we can help, that's what we do. If you have breakage we might want to start with a trim. From there to build the bonds in the hair I would recommend an Olaplex or strengthening treatment which you can add on to any cut or color service. Another great approach for shinier locks to use a glaze to seal the cuticle which makes the hair silkier and stronger too! I would recommend our Davines take home masks they work so well. 
Whip Salon Westport is located on the second level in Bedford Square and is open 7 days a week. Call 203.433.7334 to book or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you have any questions.


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