Change is good, and just because your hair is in a transition period doesn’t mean you have to be! We think it’s time you embraced your in-between stages… and we’ve found 10 hairstyles that will do just that. Extensions? Who needs ’em? With headbands, hair chalk and bobby pins at our fingertips, you’ll never mutter the words “awkward phase” again!

1. Slicked Back Bangs: Turn your unruly bangs into this super sleek ‘do! With a little bit of pomade, this powerful style will be turning heads in no time! (via Bella Sugar)

2. Hair Chalk: Transform your hair into a painter’s palette with hair chalk! This look will dye your longer locks for one to two days, and you’ll be enjoying every inch of your hair all the while. (via Brit + Co)

3. Bobby Pins for the Win: Fly-aways? No problem! This chic bobby pin style will have you looking fastened and fabulous. And it’ll let you braid even the shortest hair. (via Brit + Co)

4. Long Pixie: Growing out your pixie cut? Don’t trim your layers, embrace them! This playful look is perfect for long wispy layers, and it’s so fun that you’ll question why you got all those trims in the first place! (via So Feminine)

5. Ombre: Give the illusion of longer hair with ombre. Not only will you be looking great and totally on-trend, you’ll be using every piece of hair real estate. (via Behind the Chair)

6. Braided Bangs: Are your bangs in that not-quite-long-enough state? We have a solution! Braided bangs are a great way to add a little something to your ‘do, and keep your hair looking gorgeous all day. (via Alexis Mae, image via Pretty Hair)

7. Turban Headband: These easy-to-make turban headbands are lifesaving when it comes to unruly layers and fly-aways. With a simple wrap, cut and fold, your turban headband will be your new go-to for taming awkward lengths and in-between-stage bangs. (via Brit + Co)

8. Baby Bun: Twist your hair into a baby bun! This dainty look is a refreshing go-to when you want to pull your hair back and relax, and you can even achieve it with short hair. (via Daily Makeover)

9. Beach Waves: Let loose with beach waves! This look will revamp those extra long layers, blend in your roots and leave you looking fresh and carefree. (via Little Miss Momma)

10. Short Ponytail: Yay! Your hair is finally long enough for a ponytail! Get this full look in a few simple steps, and enjoy the classic style all day. (via Divine Caroline)

Are you in between lengths? What’s your go-to style right now? Share your secrets with us in the comments below.

(Featured Image: People)