Let’s face it: summer is short, and hair can be too. If you, like numerous others this season, decided to take the plunge and part ways with your long locks in favour of a short style, we know it can be a difficult transition. With the end of summer an impending reality, don’t be ashamed if the change in seasons (or the threat of imminent cold) leaves you pining for the length you used to know, Gotye style. Once you go short, it can be a long (no pun intended) and arduous path back to length. Don’t dwell on it though — there are numerous style options to choose from while you are stuck in the no man’s land between short and long hair.
Curls can be a girl’s best friend, especially when your hair isn’t at the length you want. Curls hide imperfections and uneven lengths while providing eye-catching, low maintenance volume. Whether you opt for beachy waves, or Shirley Temple-reminiscent ringlets, curls are the perfect way to avoid mid-length hair frustration.
Gelled Side Part
Look to Girls creator Lena Dunham as a prime example of how to do short and sophisticated. This simple men’s inspired look can be achieved in no time with a bit of gel and a comb. To complement this subdued style, play with a bold and bright makeup look.
Streamlined Blunt Cut
If you are averse to layers in order to preserve precious length, then an even-length blunt cut will give you style without compromising your growth goals. To achieve this look, centre part the hair, use a straightener, and finish with an anti-frizz serum to prevent fly-aways. We like John Frieda’s affordable Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème.
Bangs are the great hair equalizer — they work well with every length and face shape. Hairstyles with bangs are a great way to frame your face and make it appear slimmer. Bangs can be worn straight, tousled or pinned back and provide a great way to change up your look while you wait for your hair to grow out.