1. This article first appeared on Her World.
  2. 1. The Pixie

How to cut

This style looks chic, but it can be a nightmare to deal with when it starts to grow out, due to the multiple layers and textured ends. Ryan Cheong, hairstylist at Kim Robinson, recommends thinning out the longer layers and trimming the ends to keep the ‘do neat. Don’t thin the layers at the crown though — it will make your hair look limp when it eventually grows into a bob.

How to style

The most foolproof way to style a growing out pixie: slick it back with a lightweight, strong-hold styling product, like a pomade or gel; this will help you hide any unruly strands. “You can also use a texturising spray to give your hair a grungy look, ” says Mervyn.

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How to accessorise

Use a pretty headband to hide any awkward layers and keep messy strands out of your eyes. Alternatively, tuck your hair behind your ears and hold it there with bobby pins for a neater style.

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2. The Bob

How to cut

If you want to grow out your boob into a long layered ‘do, thin the hair ends to reduce volume, suggests Mervin Wee, managing director at Jean Yip group. If you prefer a neater cut, Ryan’s advice is to balance out the length at the front and the back of your bob so that it’ll grow out in a uniform lenght. Alternatively, just get a loose perm — this will give your locks a casual, messy look that won’t take long to style in the mornings.

How to style

Get tousled waves using a curling iron and finish with a tetxurising paste to create a grungy ‘do that doesn’t flip out awkwardly at the sides.

Label.m Mesh Styling hair paste, $25

How to accessorise

Just because your hair is short doesn’t mean you can’t attempt an updo. Pull your hair back into a mini bun and keep it in place with sparkly pins.

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3. The Straight Bangs

How to cut

Thick, heavy, Zooey-Deschanel-esque bangs look super cute, but it can be annoying when they grow out and start getting into your eyes. To avoid this, get your hairstylist to trim your bangs in a slanted style (from short to long) so that you can rock a side-swept fringe as your hair grows out. “This [cut] allows your bangs to blend in with the rest of your hair when you sweep your fringe to the side,” says June Ng, Styling director at J’s Salon. Or thin out the ends so that look wispier and less heavy.

How to style

Smooth your fringe to the side with the help of a light-hold pomade or cream. If you want a more chic and glam look, create a side part and slick your fringe behind your ear with the help of a styling gel.

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How to accessorise

When your bangs have grown past your eye level, you can try braiding them into a side-swept braid. Use hair clips or bobby pins to keep the braid in place.

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