Trust Me—These 31 Haircuts Are Seriously Low-Maintenance

I cannot tell you the last time that my hair was at the forefront of my mind. Previously, "How should I wear my hair?" was the biggest question of my beauty routine, and now I feel like it’s fallen right to the bottom of my getting-dressed list.

The thing is, while I want my hair to look like I've invested ample time in styling it, I don't always have the minutes to spare. But my hair says so much about my current mood and the way that I want to present myself that I don't want my two-minute style to scream "I really don't care about my hair"—even if I did basically show my strands no love that morning.

Luckily, via my ever-patient hairdresser, I sussed out a cut that is so low-maintenance that even when the biggest effort I make is running a brush through it, it still looks good. What a win, right? So if you’re like me and looking for an easy-to-look-after hairstyle with no fuss required, then keep scrolling for the best low-maintenance looks to opt for according to your length and texture.

Long Low-Maintenance Hairstyles

Low-maintenance haircuts: Long layers



Ask for long layers that hit the collarbone to give a little definition around your face.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Wavy plaits



Plait your hair at night for a light wave when you unravel.

Keep layers long and add texture with heated wavers and salt sprays.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Long hairstyle



Keeping hair long doesn’t mean you can completely avoid cuts; regular trims are necessary to stop split ends travelling up your strands.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Blunt centre parting



Blunt cuts are a failsafe, classic look. 

Low-maintenance haircuts: Superlength strands



For long, healthy hair, it’s key to brush from end to root to avoid snagging when detangling. 

Shoulder-length layers will give your hair a fullness that fine hair can sometimes lack.

Low-maintenance haircuts: curtain bangs



Curtain bangs and loose waves? Such low-maintenance luxe.

This length will always be an easy-to-maintain classic look.

Short Low-Maintenance Hairstyles

A pixie cut with length at the front gives versatility when it grows out.

What’s not to love about short, choppy layers? 

Curtain fringes are still the best bang option for a fuss-free routine.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Blunt bob



The bluntness of the cut is an instant style. Bonus that it's so quick to wash and dry.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Retro bob



A '90s tuck at the ends gives this modern bob a hint of retro style.

Don’t want to commit to a fringe? Keep the layers at the front short for options on where you part your hair.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Thicker texture



This cut suits thicker hair, as you have more natural volume to work with.

Mid-Length Low-Maintenance Hairstyles

A one-length cut is a great, classic option for straight textures.

Thick, straight hair? Add a body wave to a blunt cut to give a little bounce.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Ponytail



A cut like this is pared back but still looks pulled together.

Natural texture always looks good.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Curling tongs



A curling wand is the only tool you need to look after this easy-to-manage style.

When waving your hair, for a less uniformed look, curl pieces toward and away from your face randomly.

Curly and Textured Low-Maintenance Hairstyles

Cut your curls a little shorter in the front for a no-fuss curly fringe.

Jumbo twists (or braids) might take ages to install but are the easiest protective style to maintain for textured hair.

A TWA is always a great hassle-free style option.

Braid-outs are a surefire way to add a little definition to your texture.

Faux locs are a perfect easy switch-up from your usual protective styles.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Faux mullet



Proof that short layers don’t have to venture into mullet territory if that’s not your thing.

Low-maintenance haircuts: Natural waves



Long layers and natural waves = an effortless ready-made style.

Halo layers will keep a curly cut looking really bouncy.

Keep layers long and product lightweight for these juicy curls.

Up next, this low-maintenance haircut is set to be huge in 2021.

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