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You Probably Need a Haircut launched in April of 2020 to give hairstylists a way to make money during the COVID-19 lockdown. It turns out we were onto something. Our site went viral and was featured in publications like Today, Engadget, The Verge, The Washington Post, and many more.

While virtual haircuts are great during a pandemic, life began returning to normal, so we had to pivot. At first, we built a hair salon database to connect readers with local salons. But that slowed down our entire site and hindered our ability to do what we do best – bring you awesome hair content quickly.

So, over the course of a year, we dedicated our huge amount of resources to create extremely detailed hair trend, style, cost, and inspiration guides to help you find the perfect haircut. With that said, welcome to our site!

We hope to inspire and arm you with the knowledge you need to ensure you never get to the salon without a picture-perfect idea of the look you’re after.

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Andrew Helling


Andrew is a previously licensed real estate agent and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (Go Mavericks!).

He runs a portfolio of websites through which he educates and arms consumers to make smart buying decisions by creating in-depth buying guides, product reviews, and informational pieces.

When Andrew’s not tinkering with his websites, you can find him doing DIY projects around his house, Jeeping, flying, or spending time with his lovely wife Christie and their dogs Nelson and Teddy.

Debra Carpenter

Marketing & Content Strategist

Debra is a Nashville-based content creator and strategist. As the daughter of a long-time hair stylist and salon owner, she’s spent most of her life as a guinea pig for new color and cut techniques.

She grew up in hair salons and surrounded by stylists and barbers. She understands how important it is to find a salon that perfectly suits you.

Equipped with a good pair of shears and a brave husband and daughter, she loves trying new cutting techniques and hairstyles on herself and family.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in professional studies from Middle Tennessee State University. Writing for respected publications like Forbes and HuffPost, she’s committed to bringing her passion for great hair to the masses.

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