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Short to Long: How to transition your hairstyle.

The only secret to growing your hair longer is patience. During the phase of growing your hair from short to long, there will always be a stage called the “in between stage” that causes men and women to reconsider their attempt. However, with just a few steps, you will be able to handle this transition in stride.

(1) Keep your neckline & sideburns neatly trimmed. This will allow your hairstyle to always look neat, making it less obvious that you are growing your hair out.

(2) Condition your hair at least twice a week, and follow with a moisturising grooming cream. This will keep your scalp and hair moist, allowing your hair to be more manageable for styling.

(3) Consider a styling wax, pomade or gel… These products will provide a stronger hold as it relates to controlling your hair. Also,for some hair-types, these products can shrink the hair, giving the impression of a fresh haircut.

Most Important!

(4) Know your style: It is very important to have an idea as to what style you are eventually wanting to wear. The sooner you know, the easier it will be for your barber or stylist to begin shaping your new haircut.


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  1. Brian Aquart July 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Just wanted to say I’m a big fan of the site. Keep up the good work! Next time I’m in LA I’ll have to make an appointment.

    Brian (Yhanique’s friend)

    • Craig the Barber July 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm


      Thank you for the compliment! The next time your are in LA give me a call!