If you’re in the process of growing out your mid length hair into long hair, you’re probably looking for creative ways to style mid length hair that will look great. Trust that you’re not alone and every day millions of women across the country face this same problem. Luckily, there are plenty of great things you can do with your hair while it grows out.
Below, you’ll find three gorgeous hair styles that will help you camouflage your growing hair until it reaches the length you desire.
Ballet buns can be worn at the base of the neck, the back of the head, or even on the crown. There is no right or wrong way to do a ballet bun, so don’t worry too much about your technique. You can also choose to do a sloppy bun as a more casual variation. If you don’t have a hair band handy, buns can also be secured using any type of stick object, such as chopsticks or even a pencil.
2.) Half-Ponytail. The half-ponytail is an all purpose look that’s great for camouflaging hair that’s being grown out. To get the look, simply gather the top half of your hair in a ponytail at or slightly below the crown of your head. Secure the hair with a flat clip or barrette. If the front of your hair is too short to reach the back, leave it loose or secure it with bobby pins. The half-ponytail look is elegant enough to be worn to work, or casual enough to wear while gardening. The advantage of this look is that your hair stays out of your eyes and looks neatly done.
3.) French braids. French braids are wonderful for people whose hair is too short to do a traditional braid. Usually, it’s easier to have someone else do the french braid for you, but it can be done on your own if nobody is able to assist you. The nature of the french braid makes it easy to neatly gather short hair into one cohesive looking style. Using a small amount of gel or mousse on your hair before you begin making the braid will keep any short ends in place and prevent frizzing.
To create a french braid, simply take a small section of hair from the top of your head and divide it into 3 parts. Begin doing 1 row of a traditional braid. When the first row is finished, use your pinky fingers to add small sections of the remaining hair into the outermost strands of the braid. Complete another row and repeat the process of adding in hair until the braid is finished. With practice, you’ll get to be good at adding the same amount of hair from the right and left sides to the braid.
There are many ways to style mid length hair while you wait for it to grow out. Trimming the ends of your hair regularly will help it grow faster, so you can reach your goal length even quicker. In the meantime, try a few different styles and explore all of your hair options. You probably won’t have hair this length again for a while, so enjoy it while you can!