It’s always fun to switch up your hair every now and again.

However, changing your hairstyle doesn’t have to mean chopping it all off or dyeing it a completely different color. An impactful alteration can be as simple as switching up your part or adding texture to your luscious locks. With that it mind, we’ve come up with a list of seven subtle ways to change your hair.

Scroll down to check ‘em out!

Try Soft Layers

Adding layers to your hairstyle might sound like a big commitment, but going for soft ones is the perfect way to change things up without completely revamping your mane. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a full-on layered look, ask your hairstylist (it’s best to leave this one to the pros) to try soft layers around your face. For people with thick hair, this simple tweak will lighten up your ‘do while also helping frame your face.


Grow Out Your Bangs

If you’re tired of wrangling your bangs after you get out of bed every morning, go ahead and grow them out. Sure, it might mean a few less-than-flattering hair days are in your future, but this easy modification is a simple way to change up your look with minimal effort. Conversely, if you don’t have bangs, go ahead and give them a shot. You’d be surprised at how much a quick tweak can impact your overall look.

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Change Up Your Part

Speaking of easy tweaks with a big impact, playing with your part is the way to go if you’re looking for something new that requires virtually no commitment. Fan of a center part? Try splitting your hair to the right or left for a different look. If you’re feeling a tad more adventurous, opt for a zig-zag or deep side part. There are a ton of part options to choose from, and each one will make you look a bit different, so start experimenting and have some fun with it!


Up Your Accessories Game

There’s nothing wrong with putting your hair back in a ponytail or using a clip to wear it half-up, half-down, but there are other subtle changes you can make to your hair accessories game that will take your ‘do to the next level. If you’re feeling preppy, opt for a headband a la Blair Waldorf, and if you’re looking for something a bit more whimsical, try a flower crown or butterfly clips.

Blair Waldorf Wears a Headband
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Try a Faux Bob

Thinking you want to try short hair but aren’t sure if you’re actually ready to chop it all off? Play it safe and give a faux bob a shot. The trendy hairstyle, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, involves pinning your hair in such a way that it looks like you’re actually rocking a short style, not a long mane. The best (and easiest) part is that there are no scissors required.


Experiment With Clip-Ins

Clip-ins or extensions are an easy way to experiment with different hairstyles (or even colors) while making no commitment to any permanent changes. There are clip-ins on the market with the ability to make your hair longer, fuller, layered and even highlighted, so try out a few and have fun!

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Give It Some Texture

Use the appropriate products to give your hair some texture. That could mean anything from beach waves to the trendy wet hair look that Kendall Jenner and Shay Mitchell have rocked in the past. Conversely, if your hair tends to be very textured, switch things up by going for a very sleek and straight look.


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