Here are some of expert tips for growing out short hair:
Give it time.
Don’t expect drastic changes overnight. Let your short hair grow for four months before getting a cut. When you finally do, ask your stylist to even the ends by cutting the back and creating a bob. Or, cut the back a little shorter than the front—it’ll make your hair seem longer. After another four or six months, add long layers in the back and cheekbone-length layers in the front.
Change your style.
Garren suggests tucking hair behind your ears and sweeping ever-growing bangs to one side. Or pin your hair up with cute clips, combs, and headbands—people will assume it’s longer than it is.
Get it colored.
Color helps hair going through an awkward stage. Try very fine balayage highlights or have your colorist focus on the tips of the hair, which will make strands look longer.