Brain Game: A Little Dab

My dad went through high school in the 1950s, and his yearbook reveals that all the guys were taken by the greasy, slicked-back hair look that was popular in the day. Memories of those images spawned today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge - a new word ladder for your pleasure. Enjoy!

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert HAIR into BACK in the fewest possible steps.

H A I R
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B A C K

Here is a 6-step SOLUTION.
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