What Do You Think of Silent Haircuts?

Me about to cut my own hair in the middle of the night

Have you heard of silent haircuts? You book a haircut with a stylist who, after an initial consultation to make sure you’re both on the same page for your cut, trims your coif in silence.

A lovely stylist who cut my hair a few years ago, Maya Lowe, now offers this service to her clients. I subscribe to her newsletter, which is how I found out about it. Here’s what she says:

Are you going through a lot, feeling tired, need a break from feeling like you need to say anything? Or whatever the reason, if you would like the time to sit and be with yourself, I will be happy to hold space for you and work on your hair in silence, no judgment, no questions asked. Other than getting clear about what we are doing with your hair, we will be quiet. If you would like to choose some music, that’s totally cool too.

–Maya Lowe

I’m generally pretty outgoing, so I’m usually chatty in the chair, but I can also see myself wanting a peaceful hour without small talk and with soothing music playing in the background — especially if I was tired. That would be restful and peaceful.

I can see, though, how some might feel a little uncomfortable with the silence.

What are your thoughts on the silent haircut? Is it something you’d like?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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