A few months ago, I decided to lop off all my hair and get a short pixie cut. I knew going into it that I’d have to get my hair cut more often to keep up the shape. What I didn’t consider as much was my color (I’ve been highlighting my hair blond forever). I soon came to see the dilemma of having a short haircut and dyed hair—your roots become noticeable very quickly. I began to wonder what would be best for maintaining my look that wouldn’t cost a fortune.
After getting my color done at New York City’s Eva Scrivo salon, I got some helpful answers from my stylist. Avoid a single process. Your roots will be completely uniform (almost like a stripe coming out of your head), and while a single process may cost less in the salon, the upkeep is every four weeks. You’ll still want highlights, but the best thing is to make them chunky. You can go for much longer in between salon visits, your hair will look a bit more natural as it grows out, and it will allow you to rock the roots-showing style for a while, without looking a mess. And there you have it.