What Is "Hair Dusting"?

The "hair dusting" haircut meets the middle ground between getting a trim and avoiding a haircut. Tap ahead to learn more about the technique, the difference between a dusting and a trim, and more.

"Hair dusting is cutting a very small amount of hair," Leonardo Manetti, master stylist at Rob Peetoom Salon Williamsburg, tells POPSUGAR.

What Is Hair Dusting?

If you're trying to grow your hair extra long, you may be tempted to go longer between cuts. That's where hair dusting comes in handy.

"With a trim, you are a bit more generous with the scissors, whereas a dusting is [when] a very small amount of hair removed," Manetti says.

The Difference Between a Dusting and a Trim

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to how often you should get a trim.

How Often Should You Get a Hair Dusting?

Ask your stylist how often they would recommend that you come in for a dusting to retain length and preserve hair health — they should be able to give you a better idea of the timeframe.

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