STYLE
05/27/2014 07:20 am ET | Updated May 28, 2014

5 Simple Ways To Get Through That Awkward Growing-Out Hair Phase

The awkward hair phase known as "growing it out" can sometimes be ... well, awkward. But, that doesn't have to stop you from getting creative.

It's time to get inspired to style your hair through this transition period, whether it be the pixie that's now past your ears or the lob you've waited months for.

Here are five ways you can transform your growing-out hair phase.

  • 1 Add some color.
    Getty Images
    A cool dye job could be the key to amping up your style -- whether you go for a honey shade this summer or a pastel combination like Kylie Jenner. If anything, these haircuts are pretty convincing.
  • 2 Get hair extensions.
    Getty Images
    Jennifer Lawrence recently revealed that her "growing-out style" is made possible by hair pieces. If you want a fuller look, or just want a desired length quicker, then get yourself some good hair extensions.
  • 3 Flaunt the front...
    Getty Images
    It no longer has to be awkward that your hair is longer in the front and shorter in the back. Of course, our girl Lupita Nyong'o inspires the range of styles you can create with just one section of your hair -- pompadours and updos galore!
  • 4 Or bring it back.
    Getty Images / Chanel Parks
    Get creative with your pixie or undercut by sectioning it off into individual braids or twists. Take a cue from our very own HuffPost Photo Editor and Photographer Raydene Salinas (pictured bottom), who styles her undercut in rad ways -- yes, those are two lovely French braids.
  • 5 Finally, tame those layers.
    Getty Images
    So you got layers, but now they're getting in your way. No worries! Try half updos, which involve pulling parts of your hair into buns or ponytails, while letting the rest hang. This calls for an edgy romantic look, like Sarah Hyland's.

Need more hair inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest!

Follow HuffPost Style's board Hair Inspiration on Pinterest.

ALSO ON HUFFPOST STYLE:

Long vs. Short Hair: How Do These Celebs Look Best?
Subscribe to the Lifestyle email.
Life hacks and juicy stories to get you through the week.

CONVERSATIONS