We’d all love to wake up each day and style our hair to perfection, right? But in reality, most of us simply don’t have time to spend hours blow-drying, styling, fixing, and re-styling our hair – or is that just us? But just because you’re time-poor, that doesn’t mean you can’t have amazing hair wherever you go! What you need is a haircut that will look incredible with minimal maintenance. So, if you’re looking for a zero-effort ‘do, check out these 5 stylish haircuts. Rushed-looking locks will be a thing of the past!
5 Easy-to-maintain, stylish haircuts
Long, textured layers
If you haven’t yet heard, long layers are one of this year’s hottest trends and are a great way to update your longer hair, by injecting plenty of texture and movement. These longer layers help to create natural movement, which means it’s incredibly easy to achieve a laid-back, casual look.
What’s more, the addition of layers also enhances the versatility of your long hair, meaning that it will look good in pretty much any style! As long as you make sure you keep up to date with your trims (as overgrown layers can weigh down the rest of your hair), this look is super easy to maintain!
The lob (AKA the long bob) has become one of those trends that sticks around season after season, and you certainly won’t see us complaining! After all, not only is the lob super-stylish and always on-trend, but it’s also incredibly low maintenance. For the ultimate low maintenance style, leave it to dry naturally.
Tip: If you want to rocking a lob with fine hair, then you’ll need to ramp up the volume and texture in your fine tresses to ensure it’s looking its fullest! Try giving your mane a spritz of the Toni&Guy Casual Rough Texturiser (£7.49*) once your hair is dry and you’re good to go! See, simple.
Like its longer cousin (the lob), the bob can be incredibly low maintenance. To ensure that your bob looks super-stylish with minimum effort, the key is to embrace your natural hair texture. So, if your hair is straight, make sure your bob is cut in a way that will look great when left to dry naturally – likewise, if you’ve got naturally curly hair, make sure your stylist takes this into account!
When it comes to styling this look, all you’re going to need in your arsenal is a trusty finishing spray! We suggest using the VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame and Shine Spray (£3.99*) to tame any flyaways and give a beautiful sheen to your bob.
If you’re looking to take a break from your unruly locks, why not try taking all of the length and weight out of your hair with a style like the pixie cut? There are countless different variations on the pixie, and there’s sure to be one that will suit your face shape, hair texture, and lifestyle – just make sure you speak to your stylist before going for the chop!
One thing to bear in mind, however, is that while the pixie is low maintenance on a day to day basis, you will need to keep up with regular trims to keep it looking its best.
The buzz cut
If you’ve got natural afro hair, then there really is no lower maintenance look than the buzz cut! This barely-there cut may not be for the faint hearted, but it can be incredibly liberating and empowering – oh, and also looks so super chic!
If you think that going for an extremely short cut doesn’t leave you with many styling options, think again – because it’s actually the perfect cut to experiment with colour! Trying out bright colours and different tones is the ideal way to mix up your super-short look. Get inspired by these 8 colourful looks and make your ‘fro pop!
Do you constantly find yourself wrestling with time when styling your locks for a night out? Then you need some last-minute hairstyles that can be done in 5 mins! Also, for more looks for you time-poor girls out there, check out our Quick and Easy Hairstyles page.
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