We’ve all been there: You leave the salon obsessed with your fresh chop, only to crave longer locks just a couple of weeks later. The good news: Growing out a shorter cut doesn’t always have to be painful and awkward-looking—you just have to get creative. Read on to discover our fave hairstyles when you’re in between lengths.
Growing Out: Bangs
Whether they’re wispy, side-swept or brow-grazing, bangs add sophistication and femininity to any hair length. Unfortunately, despite the adorable result, cutting your bangs is a commitment—whether you ultimately choose to keep your bangs intact with frequent trims or you decide to ditch the fringe after a couple of months.
The Look: Curtain Bangs
The good news? Curtain bangs are actually in at the moment, so there’s literally no better time to start growing out your fringe! Once your bangs start blocking your vision, simply part them down the center to create a curtain-like effect.
The Look: Twisted Fringe
Another easy way to keep your bangs out of sight? Twist or French braid them away from your face and pin them in place.
Growing Out: Pixie Cut
Fair warning: Transitioning from an edgy crop to a bob requires a great deal of patience, planning and positivity. Some easy ways to speed up the growth process? Load up on a biotin and nutrient-rich diet, deep condition once a week and tell your stylist about your longer hair goals so she or he can shape your locks as they grow.
The Look: Modern Waves
Texture is an easy way to draw attention away from an awkward length. Once you start to get a little length on top, wrap sections around a 3/4-inch curling iron, leaving the ends the out. The effortless wave will add volume and thickness to fine or flat-looking strands.
The Look: Razor Cut
Who says you can’t have a little fun when growing out a pixie cut? Use the in-between style as an excuse to get an edgy, textured chop.
Growing Out: Bob
The bob had a major moment in 2018, and while the style looks red carpet-ready when it’s freshly chopped, sporting that in-between length can be tricky. Imperfect, “messy” styles are key.
The Look: Side-Swept
Switching up your part can instantly add edge to a transitioning bob. Create a deep side part, tease the roots to add volume, then wrap small sections around a curling wand to give the hair a modern bend.
The Look: The Lob
The lob is still in, which means that your hair will remain on trend as your bob grows out. Opt for lots of layers or even an asymmetrical cut to give your hair shape, and always leave the ends out when curling to help your hair look longer. Once your hair officially maintains “lob” status, play around with cute half-updos, messy buns and sleek, straight looks. In no time, your hair will grow out, meaning you can officially say goodbye to awkward-looking locks and hello to an array of fresh, medium-length hairstyles!
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