During a salon appointment, there’s nothing we love more than hearing the words low and maintenance together when our stylist pitches us a new look. As fun and feisty as those baby bangs and asymmetrical cuts look in the magazines, we’re not always in the mood to keep up a high-maintenance hairstyle. Besides, it’s pretty impressive what a few layers here and a little angling there can do to your natural texture alone. Whether you’re already donning short strands or looking to make a chop, there are some low maintenance short haircuts out there just waiting to be snatched up.
From cute crops to textured lobs, these easy hairstyles for short hair will keep styling to a minimum and catapult your style to an all-time high.
Keep it simple with a long bob style that’s all one length making styling quick and easy.
A little angle goes a long way. This A-line bob isn’t stacked in the back, but just slightly shorter, giving some easy oomph to a classic length.
Layering is always key when it comes to curls, and we’re talking both low-maintenance curls and otherwise. This layered shoulder-length shag frames the face in the most natural, flattering way.
This bob is a one-way ticket to volume vista. You can throw out your teasing brush because a quick blow-dry is enough to style these stacked layers.
Bangs aren’t typically the low-maintenance gal’s best friend. If you still want in on the action, long curtained bangs are much easier to style.
Hear us out: For those with naturally straight hair, straight-across bangs aren’t much hassle, so feel free to rock them until the cows come home.
Face-Framing Long Bob
Temples, cheekbones, jawline…this bob hits all the right spots. It frames and flatters the face without going heavy on layers or length.
This airy bob (so dubbed by stylist Sal Salcedo) lands just above the collarbones, a flattering length for most face shapes.
Let the curls do the talking. Short layering around the face doesn’t cost you time like styling bangs does.
Textured Shoulder Cut
Want a wash-and-go situation? This layered shoulder cut by Texas-based stylist Chris Jones lets you get by with some texture spray.
When in doubt, angle it out. For those who don’t want to fully commit to a short cut, this angled long bob meets you halfway.
Rely on texture, not styling, when you get a shaggy cut. This shag-inspired bob dabbles in bangs of the wispiest variety.
No-Fuss Shoulder Cut
This low-maintenance cut is so laidback that it’s practically lying down. (But not flat, never flat.) Long layers are the only thing it needs.
It’s all about the shape. Instead of packing this lob-length cut with high-maintenance bells and whistles, stylist Tim Morrison gave it the perfect amount of layering.
Sassy and classy, a classic side-swept crop cut doesn’t require much, making it perfect for a busy schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are pixie haircuts considered low maintenance?While a pixie haircut is easy to style for everyday wear, the regular trimming makes it a more high-maintenance cut than a short hairdo. Pixie haircuts need a trim about every four to six weeks to keep their appearance looking sharp, so frequent trips to the hair salon are expected.
- What is the most straightforward haircut for a woman?Haircuts that only require washing, drying, and a bit of styling are the quickest and more straightforward options. Haircuts with some layering or very short haircuts will be the easiest for hairstylists, as both can air dry if needed.