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Anything below shoulder length is considered to be long hair. And how many steps of it there are! Keep reading to find your ideal cutting line.
Collarbone length is just below the shoulder line and gives the hair an extra couple of inches of movement. At this length you can consider braiding the hair and it is also great for long layers with finely textured tips.
Armpit length is when things gets serious in terms of a true mane. Add some layers and perhaps waves for more volume and drama and you'll have a very sexy and alluring look. Bra Strap length sits right where it says in the name, a few inches below the armpit, at about the height of your shoulder blades. To grow your hair to this length, starting with a chin length look would take about 20 months considering the average hair growth of 0.5 inch per month. For more growing times and to do your own math, please check below.
Mid Back length will take about 6 months longer and then the hair will have a great length for beautiful braids and just for letting it flow in the wind.
Hair that grows to waist length often turns heads and this is when the length really begins to get attention. From here on, the longer the hair is, the more rare it is and the more wows you will hear.
Even longer hair:
Between hip and calf length, there is the tailbone length and then the classic length, which is not named after a body part. This classic length reaches just past the buttocks to the very upper thigh. After this there is the mid-thigh length, the knee, the calf and finally the more than rare ankle length, the latter you may also call the full body coat.
This will help you to do your own math:
Ear to chin = 6 months
Chin to neck = 3 - 4 months
Neck to shoulder = 3 - 4 months
Shoulder to collarbone = 4 months
Collarbone to bra straps = 12 months
Bra straps to mid-back = 6 months
Mid back to waist = 8 months
Waist to Hip = 9 months
Hip to Tailbone = 5 months
Tailbone to classic = 6 months
Classic to mid-thigh = 6 months
Mid-thigh to knee = 10 months
Knee to calf = 12 months
Calf to ankle = 15 months
Keep in mind that these measurement are average based on a woman of 5 feet 7 inches height and the growth rate of 0.5 inches per month. It shows that patience is key when it comes to hair growth. When short hair grows out it appears to grow much faster than it does in the longer stages, like between the collarbone and mid-back. However it is an optical illusion and every quarter inch is just more visible when the length of the hair is still around the face. The rate of growth is the same per month for short and for very long hair. You can give your hair a better chance to make it to a beautiful long length, by keeping it well nourished and supple to avoid breakage on its path.
The descriptions of hair lengths can be very biased depending on who is talking. A woman with long hair, that let's say reaches her waist or hip, would surely consider anything above the shoulder to be very short hair, while a fan of pixie cuts might experience a chin length bob as way long. So, don't be shy to ask for verification and specifics of which length they really mean, when you hear the very ambivalent descriptions.
To summarize it all, here at Hairfinder we call hair short, when it is shorter than chin length. Medium length is between shoulder and chin and long hair is everything below the shoulder.
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