With the increasingly busy lives we lead nowadays, it’s essential that our beauty regimen, specifically our hair, is as low maintenance as possible. The thing about low maintenance haircuts and hairstyles is they don’t have to be boring or underwhelming. In fact, they can be equally easy to maintain and chic at the same time. Most would assume that only short haircuts are low maintenance, but as the following photos show, there are also cute and quick styles for long and medium length hair.
Low Maintenance Haircuts and Hairstyles
The essential thing to look for when opting for a simple haircut, is that it should be fuss-free and look just as good when you style it at home, as it does when you are leaving the salon. The following photos offer some great haircut and hairstyle inspiration on the given topic. Look through the following ideas to cut your hair maintenance time in half without sacrificing a beautiful look.
#1: Shaggy Mid-Length Hair
Forget the flat irons that take extra styling time, and instead opt for a medium choppy cut that features loose tousled waves and a long, straight arched bang.
#2: Side-Parted Messy Bob
Who knew low maintenance haircuts could look so edgy, while being simple to style? This messy blonde Bob is punctuated by half-done waves and an off-center part.
#3: Medium Choppy Cut with Bangs
Generally speaking, medium length is the most popular length in haircuts for women. With a cut like this you can wear your locks free-flowing or pull them up in a quick updo. This effortless look features a side bang, subtle layers and easy understated waves, which you can create in a flash.
#4: Medium Feathered Cut for Thin Hair
Taking a cue from the feathered haircuts of the 70s and 80s, low maintenance haircuts such as this are a lot less complicated than they seem. The feathering at the front is easily achieved with the proper cut. Once you get it, the styling will be a breeze – lift the locks at the roots when blow-drying and shape the swoopy bangs with a round brush.
#5: Medium Blonde Ombre Bob
Just grazing the collarbone, this medium length blonde Bob is a beautiful haircut and easy hairstyle that seems flawless. Textured at the ends and topped off with a gorgeous ombre, it looks perfectly polished and quite head-turning.
#6: Red Waves on Thick Hair
Bright red hair is a statement all its own, but when you add some soft and sexy waves to your layered haircut, it looks even better. Additionally, this long look is pretty easy to style with or without a curling iron.
#7: Long Bob with Braided Crown
This half updo is not only for wavy hair, but it’s just cuter with waves, natural or styled. The word “pretty” doesn’t even begin to describe this long wavy Bob, complete with a braided crown. The great thing about this style is that it’s purposely imperfect, meaning that it doesn’t have to look polished to be appealing.
#8: Fishtail Headband for Shorter Hair
Adding a braid to a short haircut is a great variant to wear your short hair in a different way. This stacked bob in a lavender hue is adorable whether it’s braided or not, but the braid lets you show off the roots in your natural color which is a sign of trendy hairstyles which also use low maintenance hair colors.
#9: Short Bob with Side Bangs
When you want a haircut that requires virtually no styling time at all, short haircuts like this are the best bet. With a short Bob length, slightly rounded shape and layered side bangs, your locks have no chance to settle unflatteringly, whether you have straight or curly hair.
#10: Sassy Layers for Long Hair
This style definitely proves that low maintenance haircuts can still be very sexy. The long, flowy waves parted in the middle softly frame the face and look pretty appealing.
#11: Black Asymmetric Bob
Part short haircut and part medium length style, this low maintenance asymmetric Bob makes a statement of a chic, ultra-modern ‘do. Style with a flat iron or a blow dryer and a round brush to get sexy, curvy lines, or simply let your hair air dry and do its own thing for a carefree casual look.
#12: Edgy Pixie Cut
Embrace your inner rockstar and give this edgy, spiky cut a try. If this haircut is executed properly, you won’t have to do much styling other than brushing your hair at different directions with a product. So, it may be your best short low maintenance haircut you’ll want to stick to for awhile.
#13: Tousled Side Ponytail with Two Braids
And now let’s talk about fairly simple and creative hairstyles. A ponytail is always a welcomed, quick and easy style. This long, blonde side ponytail is given a boost thanks to the tousled texture, two chunky side braids and the hair-wrapped base.
#14: Half Up, Half Down Curls
This is a simple idea that is brought into a gorgeous formal hairstyle worth to be rocked by a bride. But you can take the concept and copy the same hairstyle, adopting it for your day-to-day life. No polished curls are necessary in this case.
#15: Swirl Chignon
A bun with a whirlpool look is also quite bridal, but when it’s perfectly imperfect like in the photo, you can wear it even as one of your every day styles. For women who have long hair and skilful hands, this one is a delightful updo to try.
#16: Low Bun with Side Braid
A cute bun and an extremely chunky side braid for thick hair come together in this quick hair look that can easily take you from the office to cocktails and back again without a hair out of place.
#17: Soft Tucked Updo
Low maintenance hairstyles can be romantic and incredibly cute like this tucked updo with wispy flyaways escaping the sides. A lovely hair accessory pinned to one side is an instant way to make it even prettier.
#18: Medium Bob with Mini Side Braids
If you have an outgoing personality and love to have a little fun with your locks, this easy half up hairstyle is for you. Parted down the middle with two mini braids on each side and the rest of the hair hanging down, this is just all-around fun.
#19: Pastel Blue Bob with Braided Bangs
The trend on messy hairstyles appeared some time ago and it’s still alive, since it supports low maintenance hairstyles. Every girl wants to wake up in the morning, braid one or two sloppy braids within 2 minutes and look gorgeous all day. Now you can afford this.
#20: Short Two-Tone Curls
A short length often means easy styling. That’s in case you have a beautiful hair texture that can do its own thing producing some cute ringlets. Those who can get such lovely natural curls are the lucky ones. Others have to resort to styling tools and still spend some time on styling.
Low maintenance haircuts and hairstyles are tolerant to the length of your hair. As you’ve seen, you can find a pretty and quick ‘do, whether your hair is short, long or of medium length. Experiment with braids, buns, twists and tucks to find a few new hairstyles you’ll love to wear casually in the near future. Remember that you can upgrade any casual hairstyle you like to the level of a formal ‘do, making it a little bit more polished and put together.