If you are ready to say goodbye to your short locks and embrace the journey to the longer tresses, transitional hairstyles are great for you. The time between growing out your short hair and reaching the length you want can be a difficult transition. If you’re not patient, the waiting period can seem like years, especially if you’re unhappy with your hair.
But don’t worry! We have provided you with a variety of stylish and chic transition hairstyles that will make growing out your short hair a breeze.
Transitional hairstyles when you grow short hair
While you wait for your long locks to grow back, there are plenty of ways you can style your short hair in the meantime to help you feel your best and most beautiful. Let us reassure you by taking a look at the transition hairstyles below!
Choose one of these 23 transition hairstyles when you grow out your short hair.
1. Short hair, long bangs
If you’re working on growing short hair with bangs and they’re at an awkward stage, ask your hairstylist for layered side bangs. You can align them to make them smooth and smooth. They will look very fashionable with blonde highlights on a brunette pixie.
2. Short bob
This transition hairstyle features a short bob with waves. The hair is just past the ears and since there are only simple side bangs, styling is a quick breeze in the mornings. Just run your fingers through your mane with a little texture cream.
3. Pixie highlight
grow short straight hair? Go for a pixie cut with jagged edges cut into shape. Add some thin blonde highlights on top of dark hair or vice versa. For some edge, fade the hair about an inch around the sides and neckline.
4. Short blonde curls
Short bangs like these look beautiful no matter what length they are, but for your transition hairstyle, we recommend a cute bob with layers to accentuate their shape. To dress it up, simply pin back one side for instant elegance.
5. Short Smurf
The best thing to do when you have short, scary hair is to make it all one length or add layers around it. You’ll look your best when wearing a cute half updo.
6. A rounded pony on a mullet
To make an edgy transition with short, thin hair and bangs, cut your fringe so it has a more rounded shape. Give your body hair long layers, with the longest starting at your ears.
7. Short thin hair
The last thing you want to do when you go with short thin hair is to make it look even thinner, so skip the layers and instead make it all one length, like this bob shows. A soft bang for framing is optional.
8. Asymmetric pixie
Lucky for you, a trendy asymmetrical pixie works for many face shapes. And whether you want your transition hairstyle to distract or emphasize your face shape, the dimension that the wavy texture on one side gives will be the answer to your prayers.
9. Dark roots
With a beautiful ombre blonde decorating your short hair, you’ll forget you’re even waiting for your natural mane to grow out. Comb through the middle part and load a bob with big waves for a texture that everyone will admire.
10. Pastel Pixie
If your hair has grown to pixie length, liven it up with a punch of color. This pale strawberry blonde is easy on the eyes and ideal for women with pale or light skin tones. Use a blow dryer to make straight strands lean to one side.
11. Dyed gray
Black women with curly or textured afro hair look amazing with short haircuts. This hairstyle is a bold choice for a transitional look as it draws attention to the angles of the face. We recommend a grayish blonde color.
12. Wedge for older women
Older women often play it safe when styling their short locks. But we dare you to try this wedge haircut with side swept bangs while you’re in transition with your mane. White locks and their natural texture will look amazing in their softness.
13. Thick bob
Thick hair is its challenge, especially when it’s short. To combat volume, ask your stylist for a thin layered bob with front highlights. Part the hair in the middle and create the volume lift seen here with some mousse and a quick blowout.
14. Short ponytail
A simple ponytail is still possible with short hair. Gather the hair you have into a sleek low pony, smooth shorter sections with your fingers and some mousse. Comb the hair that does not go into the ponytail neatly on the neck.
15. Short curly bangs
3B and 3C hair is spiral or tightly coiled. While you’re growing out your short hair, let your curls shine with a short layered haircut. Take some of the spirals and arrange them in a smooth border.
16. Short pink ombre
If you have a light or porcelain skin tone, take the transition from short hair as an opportunity to play with a unique color. This medium shade of pink ombre dresses up short wavy hair with face-framing layers beautifully.
17. Short hair with a side braid
How gorgeous is this short blonde hairstyle with some side braids? Create three or four braids, depending on how thick or thin your hair is, and comb the rest of your hair with your fingers for a sexy texture. It’s the perfect little update.
18. Thick curls
Black women with thick curly hair will appreciate the low maintenance design of this short bob. A middle part is all you need to worry about to make your curls look their best. You can also reduce a little product to improve their shape.
19. Fluffy short pixie
Another way to rock a short transition hairstyle on thick hair is by blowing it out. If it’s a pixie length, use a blow dryer to create this tousled version. Give it some attitude by pulling the front to one side and shaping the rest with your fingers.
20. Bob with a heavy part
If your short hair doesn’t have a lot of volume, opt for a neck or chin-length bob. Work in some texturizing cream and give your mane a heavy lift. Any natural waves or curls you have will come to life with this cut.
21. Long pixie
Whether you’re an older woman with more gray hair coming in or you just love white hair color, make a transition look a statement by going all white. We love this side-swept pixie with short layers.
22. Straight bangs with a wavy body
Do you grow short hair with bangs? Instead of leaving your hair at one length, give it a cropped cut for more personality that plays off your wavy texture. Carefully straighten and comb long bangs for contrast.
23. Bun half up
Growing short hair isn’t such a bad thing when you have lovely wavy hairstyles like this one to fall back on. The top half of the hair is combed back into a high ponytail and wrapped in a tight bun with a large flower and pearl clip.
I hope that after seeing these 23 transition hairstyles for short hair, you feel a little better about being in the middle of growing your hair out. From thick to thin hair, wavy or straight, it’s all about being creative and working with what you have.
Consult your stylist and see what ideas you come up with. Who knows, you might choose to stick with your new look permanently!