Awkward Stage Hairstyles

Awkward Stage Hairstyles

In Educate by El Moreno16 Comments

In The Thick Of It

You’ve been growing it out for a while now and you’re somewhere between six and 12 months of hair growth. You’ve conquered early phase awkward stage, and maybe you’ve been experimenting with awkward stage hairstyles. Now, as our boy Andy coined it, you’re in “the thick of it.”

Congratulations are in order. Up to this point you’ve earned some stripes, bursting through the initial challenges presented by awkward stage hair.

You’re feeling like you have pretty long hair at this point, which you do when compared to where you were at four months of growth.

But let’s not kid ourselves. There’s still a ways to go before full flow is achieved.

If this is the longest your hair has even been in your life, by now you are asking yourself, “what the hell do I do with it?” Great question.

Easy Awkward Stage Hairstyles

With a willingness to try new things you will discover there are a lot of options for styling your awkward stage hair in this phase.

Most of them are easy and make a huge difference in the way your hair looks—but most importantly how you feel about it.

Think of these styles as an opportunity to explore your look. You now have the hair, so why not try some different styles with it? Hopefully this will inspire you to try new things and start having fun with that longer hair.

Here are 14 of the best mid phase awkward stage hairstyles you can implement right now.

 
If you’re a little earlier on the growth curve and looking for shorter styling options, make sure to check out Four Tactics at Four Months of Hair Growth or watch this quick snippet.

Nice Guy

Parted down the middle, combed on the sides, no product applied. Great for when you need to meet the parents.
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Full Slick

Slicked back with medium hold gel/balm for serious business situations.
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Full Class

Parted to the side, no product applied. Ideal for formal affairs, particularly your own wedding.
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Straight Coolin’

Brushed back with medium hold sea salt spray applied. Dry flowing feel that’s casual yet classy.
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Tousled

Finger combed with light hold sea salt spray applied. Versatile for both casual and formal situations.
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Beach Vibes

Messy brushing with both hands. Heavy medium hold sea salt spray applied. For when you want to be “SAH HAWT.”
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Play It As It Lay

Lightly passed through with one hand. For days when not much is going on.
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STYLES WITH ACCESSORIES

Hard Ridin’

Longhairs hard lid incubating the awkward hair. Can rock this in basically all situations.
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Star Fire

Headwrap under the hair. Excellent for running, lifting or surfing the interwebs.
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Half High Ball

Tying the top portion of hair with the world famous Hair Ties For Guys. For when you just need the hair out of your face.

Bonus feeling: extreme stoke. You just tied up your hair for the first time. CONGRATS!

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One Love

Thin headband over the hair. For putting out those sweet hippie vibes.
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The Champion

Thick headband under the hair. Channeling your most inner European soccer player.
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El Gato Gris

Beanie concealing all awkwardness. Great flow out of the sides and perfect for sweater weather.
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The Jay Jay

Double space balls featuring two Hair Ties For Guys. Best for when trying to become a viral meme.
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So Awkward

There you have it: 14 awkward stage hairstyles you can try today.

Hope this has given you some inspiration and new weapons to navigate any awkward stage situation you are facing. If you have any tips and tricks of your own we’d love to hear them in the comments👇👇👇👇.

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Comments

  1. Ive been growing my hair out for the past 10 months. I have a receding thinning hair line but still want to grow it out, Any tips on how to rock long hair for older men in their 60s.

  2. I have wavy brown hair, so I can easily do all of these when my hair is wet, but either not as well, or just differently when it’s dry.

    Some other styles I’ve tried: tying up just the back, tying up the back and the top separately, stretch comb headband, straight down fringe (emophase), side swept fringe across my entire forhead, side swept fringe with a part, middle part fringe, middle part with an inch of volume.

    Endless possibilities of maneuvering different parts of my hair in different directions, messing up my hair to increase texture and volume, braids, side part with a few inches of volume, side part on the other side, and it tends to have less volume, tying the back in the front around my neck, trapping my hair in my retainers (not recommended to do often, especially roughly and when it’s just long enough to do as it can break the hair and stunt growth in the front, and I actually learned that the hard way after excessively biting the front for a few months after it just becoming biting length).

    I haven’t tried it yet, but a straight up mohawk if I could get a super strong hold mohawk (like just the fanning up part because I’m not going to shave off my sides as it would take a year to grow back), flaring up the back if it’s short enough, maybe a pompadour, side part slight fringe, fringe with some volume, tucking in the back, partial slick back on the top, but pull the back forwards, loose hanging bangs that aren’t exactly combed straight down, teased hair, picked out hair.

    My hair currently reaches the top of my chin in the front, and the back and side are also around 6in.

    1. Yo TWISTYPUZZLER! Quite a thoroughly diverse listing of awkward stage hairstyles! If you have pictures of these we would love your help in building this post out further. Let me know, and thanks for the great comment and KEEP LETTING IT RIDE!

    2. Hardest part for me is that I’m in the process of getting discharged from the reserves so I have to keep my sides cut (even during this pandemic) I do keep my top long and do a undercut style slicked back. Otherwise I’m usually wearing a top knot.

  3. Pretty cool — watched all the hairstyles to the very end! That’s saying something about your ‘copy’ 😉

    Maybe in the future you can have two navigation arrows with a “not there yet?” or “is yours longer?” for those of us not quite at this stage or for the others who are past this stage– I decided to start growing my hair and purchased the hair ties– didn’t realize there were head wraps. 🙁 Good to know.

    1. Spoke too soon– I just now noticed the video at the top for those of us who have it shorter! Haha!

  4. Thank you El Moreno. These are all awesome ideas and hairstyles. I’m about 4 months away from this length and I can’t wait. What kind of sea salt spray is your favorite? Looking forward to the Hair Serum being restocked because I need to get some of that magical elixir. The Dude Abides!

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      Thanks Sean! Hope these are useful in a few months. We are working on releasing a sea salt spray so I’ve been strictly using out prototype formula. It will be released this year and let me tell ya, it is awesome! Serum should be back in stock soon. Have had some manufacturing delays do to COVID-19.

  5. Great posting. If you already have a video for the next stage up you should link to it somewhere for those of us on the next stage. Thanks.

  6. This is awesome. You guys have been a great motivation to growing my hair. I’ve always had it short cuz it’s extremely curly, and the awkward stages are, well, extremely awkward! Keep it up guys 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

  7. Awesome as usual. Just a quick translation from American English to Canadian English. …… beanie = toque ….. .

    1. a toque is in french canadian aka québequois; in france, we call it un bonnet

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