How would you ask the hair stylist to cut your hairs some more or some less on some parts of your head? Do the following sentences work:

  • Cut less hair off this area.

  • Cut more hair off this area.

If they don't sound natural, then please let me know how can I ask them such a thing?

  • For hair cuts and talking about hair, the singular is used.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 14:00

2 Answers 2


You can always say

  • Please trim the left side.
  • Make it shorter on the right side.
  • Leave the center as it is, while making the sides shorter.

Hope that helps.


Your examples are correct; however, it is more common to say "leave this area longer than the rest" and "make this area shorter than the rest" in everyday usage.

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