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The 35 Best Low Maintenance Haircuts And Styles For Every Hair Type

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When it comes to our hair, we like anything that makes our daily lives just a bit easier. For those of us who love hitting snooze on our alarms each morning, spending hours sectioning and brushing our strands isn’t ideal. We’re all about ‘dos that require little to no effort at all—that’s where low-maintenance haircuts and hairstyles come in. Looking for some low-maintenance hair inspiration for dark brown hair or blonde?

We’ve rounded up 35 of the best low maintenance haircuts and hairstyles for every hair type to simplify your routine and enhance your natural texture.

The Best Low Maintenance Haircuts For Curly Hair

Mid-Length Curls

If you’re a naturalista, you might be wondering what length is best for wearing your natural texture every day. A mid-length cut is a safe choice for every curly hair type.  

Layered Bob

If you’re searching for a breezy cut that will eliminate some weight from your curls, you’ll absolutely love a layered bob.

Curly Pixie

The best low maintenance cuts allow you to apply your favorite styling products, quickly air dry your mane, and head out the door to start the day. If you’re on the lookout for a curly chop ideal for air drying, we love the look of a curly pixie cut.

Triangle Cut

If you're looking for volume in all the right places, ask your stylist for a triangle cut. 

The Best Low Maintenance Hairstyles For Curly Hair

Sleek High Ponytail

Looking for the perfect low maintenance updo for curly hair? We absolutely love this sleek high ponytail. Use the Mizani Lived-In Sculpting Paste to add definition, hold, and tame the flyaway strands around your hairline.

Messy Bun

If you have curly hair and curly bangs, the messy bun hairstyle was made for you!

Pop On A Headband

Headbands aren’t just one of the most stylish accessories of the year. They’re also a quick and easy way to conceal unruly strands if you’re dealing with frizz and flyaways.

The Best Low Maintenance Haircuts For Wavy Hair

Lots Of Layers

Because blunt cuts can sometimes weigh down your waves, women with this hair type should ask for layers of various lengths. Layers can instantly give your hair the movement and texture it needs.

Textured Bob

A touch of texturizing spray like the Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray is all you’ll need to style this killer cut quickly!

Shaggy Chop


With the revival of mullet hair this year, we’ve been so inspired by choppy haircuts—especially on wavy hair. For a low-maintenance cut on wavy strands, opt for short hair with choppy layers.

Piece-y Bangs


Thinking of adding a fringe to your new cut? Softer, piece-y bangs pair perfectly with delicate waves.

The Best Low Maintenance Hairstyles For Wavy Hair

 

 

Low Ponytail


A soft, low ponytail is a simple way to tie your hair up and still show off your waves. Wrap a hair scarf around the base of your ponytail to add something extra to your look.

Half-Up Bun


If you have very long hair, a half-up bun is a great way to keep your strands out of your face while also letting you sport some length.

Air-Dried Waves


Is there anything more low-maintenance than air drying your hair? We think not! If you’re already working with wavy hair, apply an air-dry hair product throughout your strands and let your natural texture work its magic. We love the Matrix StyleLink Wild Boho Texturizing Air-Dry Cream for creating effortlessly, tousled looks, full-bodied volume, and root life with lasting hold.

The Best Low Maintenance Haircuts For Fine Hair

Deep Side Part


Fine hair has a reputation for lacking volume. A deep side part is a great way to create lift at the root quickly. Since all of your hair is pulled to one side, this hairstyle is a major win for women with fine hair who long for a voluminous look.

Shoulder Length


If you have fine strands, you might want to avoid lengthy cuts that weigh your hair down. Instead, opt for a cut that falls just above your shoulders.

Angular Bob


For those with fine hair, the shorter the ‘do, the better. While we love the look of any bob, an angular bob is perfect for creating the illusion of having more hair in the front, while the back is just a bit shorter—keeping it low maintenance.

Full Bangs


Bangs can instantly make any hairstyle appear fuller. For fine hair, opt for full-on fringe that instantly draws attention to your face.

The Best Low Maintenance Hairstyles For Fine Hair

Textured Waves


Searching for an easy way to fake thicker, fuller strands? Apply a few spritzes of Shu Uemura Art of Hair Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray throughout your fine hair to amp up your texture with long-lasting, flexible hold.

Messy Ponytail


If you’re looking for something more to do with your undone, beachy texture, throw it in a quick ponytail. Loosen a few pieces of hair to frame your face to create a softer look.

Accent Braid

An accent three-strand braid is perfect for fine hair and only takes five minutes or less to achieve! Pro tip: Be sure to pancake the braid for added fullness and volume.

The Best Low Maintenance Haircuts For Thick Hair

 

Long Layers


Who doesn’t love a long layered haircut? While layers that go too short can make thick strands appear bulky, long layers can provide just enough movement while leaving your hair easy to manage.

 

Face-Framing Layers


Whichever length or style you choose, face-framing layers can softly frame your face and take away any unnecessary fullness, giving the rest of your mane time to shine!

 

Undercut


Buzzing away the bottom half of your hair may not be for everyone. If you have thick hair, however, a daring undercut can easily cut your styling time in half!

 

Stacked Bob


A stacked bob is longer in the front with layers that gradually get shorter at the back of your head. The chic cut instantly gives any thick mane a light, bouncy feel.

The Best Low Maintenance Hairstyles For Thick Hair

 

 

Scarf-Wrapped Bun


If you’re thinking of styling a bun, a simple hair elastic might not be enough to keep your thick hair in place. Once your bun is secured with a hair elastic, wrap a hair scarf around the base to ensure it stays put all day.

 

Full-Volume Ponytail


If you have thicker strands, achieving long-lasting volume should be a total breeze. Opt for a high, voluminous ponytail and apply a few spritzes of Matrix StyleLink Volume Fixer Volumizing Hairspray for 24-hour volume with moveable texture and hold.

 

French Braid


Not quite sure what to do with all that hair? When in doubt, opt for a French braid. The look is stylish, simple, and can keep your thick hair in check all day long.

The Best Low Maintenance Haircuts For Straight Hair

 

 

Long Hair


One of the best things about naturally straight hair is how easy it is to style. Rolling out of bed with perfectly sleek strands is every girl’s dream. If you love wearing your natural texture on a daily basis, a lengthier cut with basic long layers may be perfect for you.

 

Blunt Lob


Glass hair has been one of the biggest beauty trends since 2018 and we don’t see the sleek, blunt bob losing popularity anytime soon. Women with straight hair have a particularly easy time sporting this cut. If you’re dealing with frizz, we recommend the Biolage SmoothProof Serum. The product infuses hair with weightless smoothness leaving it frizz-free and easy to control while keeping it natural to the touch. 

Traditional Pixie Cut


When it comes to low maintenance cuts, pixies are at the top of the list. If you have straight hair, a traditional pixie cut will be the wash-and-go hairstyle of your dreams!

 

Choppy Pixie


Looking for a cut that will instantly bring texture to your stick-straight strands? Ask your stylist for a pixie with tons of layers.

The Best Low Maintenance Hairstyles For Straight Hair

 

 

Half-Up


This half-up hairstyle is as simple as it gets for straight hair. Accessorizing your ‘do with a geometric hair clip can easily take it to the next level.

 

Double Buns


If you’re looking for a low maintenance hairstyle you can achieve on second-day hair, you can’t go wrong with a low double bun hairstyle.

 

Straight And Sleek


Working with pin-straight hair? Don’t change a thing! To keep your pin-straight strands smooth and frizz-free, apply a few spritzes of the Redken Frizz Dismiss Instant Deflate Oil-In Serum. The formula helps prevent excess volume, puffiness, and frizz while increasing manageability.

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