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Haircuts to Avoid Post Stay-at-Home Orders

So, You Probably Shouldn't Get These Haircuts Post Stay-at-Home Orders . . .

LONDON, UK - JULY 7: Salon assistant washes a clients hair wearing a face shield to protect staff and customers from COVID-19 at Hershesons hair salon in London on July 7, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Hairdressing Salons reopen today having been closed for over three months in the UK due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Bars and restaurants will also open all with special measures in place to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19. (Photo by Ming Yeung/Getty Images)

It can be so easy to get caught up in the excitement of going to the hair salon and make a spontaneous decision that you either A) end up with bangs despite never entertaining the idea before, or B) choose a hairstyle that's higher maintenance than you would typically like. The only way to avoid one of these common mishaps is to devise a plan of attack ahead of time and find a new hairstyle you like.

For anyone with a fall hair appointment coming up, you may want to also consider the cut you shouldn't get just as much as the ideas you want. Let us explain: right now, with COVID-19 and the uncertainty that it brings, now may not be the best time to opt for certain haircuts that require a lot of upkeep and regular visits back to the hair salon.

"I wouldn't suggest any precision cuts," said Larry Sims, celebrity hairstylist and cofounder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union. "Cuts like severe blunt bangs or asymmetrical cuts aren't the prettiest when they grow out, which is important especially if people are unable to get to their hairstylists regularly."

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In normal times, there would be absolutely nothing wrong with these hairstyles — they just may not be the best for the situation at hand. Instead, look for styles with textured layers, long bobs, or, for the bold, a buzz cut. That way you'll look cute walking out of the salon and many weeks (or months) after.

Image Source: Getty / Ming Yeung
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