Tip of the Week: 4 Steps to Growing Out a Summer Buzz Cut by Tim Nolan

You said to hell with your hair over the summer and chopped it off, but now want some length back as temperatures begin to dip. No sweat—the process of growing out a super short cut isn't as painful as you think. Just follow these styling rules so you don't end up with a cauliflower. 

1. Keep visiting your Stylist Trimming and shaping is necessary at this point, so you don’t end up with a bird’s nest on your head. Keep going every 4-6weeks to remove the bulk and keep you neck line and temple areas clean. 

2. Stay Hydrated Longer hair needs more moisture to avoid poofing out. Since shampoo strips your strands of natural oils, try washing it only twice a week, and if you have thick or coarse hair, apply conditioner. 

3. Find Your Part Forgotten which side of your head to part your hair on? Do this test: Wet your hair, brush it towards your face, and wait a few seconds to see where it naturally separates. If hair falls to the left and you think it looks better on the right, you can force the issue without looking shellacked by using a high-hold, low shine pomade.

4. Pick a Style Once you've grown a few inches of hair your can start playing with different looks. Take a peak at the runways for inspiration. Check out our GUYS Mood Board.