You get the perfect haircut. You leave the salon feeling (and looking) like a supermodel. Then you wash it for the first time. Then you try to style it for the first time. Then it looks nothing like it did the day you left the salon. (Sigh.) The sad fact is not all haircuts are wash-and-go. To help you avoid a repeat of the above scenario, we’ve rounded up 15 low-maintenance haircuts that require exactly zero minutes to style. Not only will you be able to wash and go, you'll find that your hair grows out better too, meaning few haircuts if you're trying to budget. Scroll through below to find the one that's right your hair type and how we suggest you style it.
Don't go too short with thick hair—otherwise it can pouf up, soccer-mom style. Keeping your strands below your shoulders will help you avoid unnecessary styling.
Skip blunt cuts, and choose long layers instead. You'll take off some of the weight to speed up styling time.
Ask for long layers around your face to create movement and a flattering shape.
Thin hair has a hard time maintaining volume, so instead of fighting to create fullness with lots of layers (and styling products), embrace an easy one-length cut.
Hair that falls just below the shoulders weighs itself down, so that you won't have to fuss with a ton of product and heat styling.
Ask your stylist for a blunt cut—this will create the illusion of thickness. And avoid bangs, which require way too much work to be considered low-maintenance.
An angular lob that's longer in the front than it is in the back adds shape to curly hair, giving it a built-in style even when you wash and go.
Opt for curls that fall below your collarbone, and ask for plenty of layers throughout to remove some of the bulk.
For super-tight curls, keep your layers extra long in front to avoid having to fight with curls in your face.
If you have wavy hair and aren't afraid to go short, choose a tousled pixie cut. All you need is a dab of styling cream and you're good to go.
For longer wavy hair, a shoulder-length shag that you can just scrunch with salt spray is the ultimate in low-maintenance hairstyles.
Ask for lots of face-framing layers to prevent your natural texture from overpowering you.
A long overgrown shag also works for straight hair. Just air-dry and tousle it up to add a bit of texture.
Subtle well-blended layers that are both blunt and slightly feathered will require minimal styling on straight hair.
If your hair is long, thick, and straight, why fight it? Add a few layers below the chin and let your naturally beautiful texture do its thing.
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