Low-Maintenance Haircuts For Women: 15 Inspirational Styles

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There are so many fantastic hairstyles out there, but a lot of them not only require a lot of styling time, but also a lot of upkeep.

If you don’t want to have to get up extra early every morning because it takes ages to do your hair, you are going to want to look for a low-maintenance style. You want to look for something that doesn’t require special styling tools and force you to take out a small loan to be able to afford the styling products required.

In this article, we’ll look at 15 great low-maintenance haircuts for women to give you some inspiration for your next visit to the salon.


What Are The Easiest Haircuts To Maintain?

Sure, a buzz cut would probably be easiest, but it might not be everyone’s cup of tea! The easiest haircut to maintain really depends on your preference for longer or shorter styles as well as your hair texture.

You’d think that shorter hairstyles would be easier than longer ones.

Well, you’d be half right.

Short pixie styles are fantastic because you can literally just wash and go.

But once you get into the longer hybrid pixies, that’s when they start requiring more styling time and a lot more hair products.

Not to mention these types of hairstyles tend to lose their shape quickly, so they require regular trips to the salon to keep them looking good.

Longer hair can sometimes be a pain to deal with. But with the right cut, styling can be a piece of cake!

Longer hair can sometimes be a pain to deal with. But with the right cut, styling can be a piece of cake!

For example, a blunt bob is a pretty solid choice if you are looking for something that’s low maintenance.

But if you want to give your longer hair a bit of movement, longer layers are the way to go. If the layers are long enough that you can still put your hair up, this also gives you the versatility and ease of an updo.

But this is all fine and well if you have straight hair. If your hair is curly, or even frizzy, a longer style may require a lot more work to manage and a lot more styling products.

Before you book your next hair appointment, have a look at our 15 low-maintenance haircuts for women that will make your life so much easier. We’ve made three general categories of low maintenance cuts for wavy, curly and straight hair.

Low-Maintenance Haircuts for Women

1. Long Layers

Because blunt cuts can sometimes weigh down your waves, women with wavy or curly hair can opt for layers of varying lengths.

Layers will give your curls and instant boost.

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2. Choppy Layers

Choppy layers are great for wavy hair. The result is a purposeful, tousled look that doesn’t require a whole lot of styling.

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3. Long Curtain Bangs

We love curtain bags, they almost always look amazing.

Long curtain bangs pair effortlessly with wavy hair. While shorter bangs need trimming on a regular basis, longer curtain bangs blend seamlessly into your hair. This makes them very low maintenance.

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4. Low Ponytail

It doesn’t get any more low maintenance than a ponytail! It’s a great way to tie your hair back and still show off your waves.

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5. Mid-Length Curls

If you’ve got curls – flaunt them! A mid-length, layered cut is a low-maintenance choice for every curly hair type.

Layers will make your curls more defined and give you loads of volume.

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6. Curly Pixie

If you’re looking for a curly cut that’s ideal for air drying, this is it. A curly pixie will have you up and out the door in a flash.

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7. Super Short Pixie

The idea of going this short might make a lot of people apprehensive! But a super short pixie is not only the epitome of low maintenance, but it will completely transform your look.

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8. Twists

If you have long hair, twists or braids can be a game changer when it comes to styling time… because there is virtually none!

Hairstyles like these amazing twists can last for weeks, and are one of the most low-maintenance ways to style long natural curls and coils.

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9. Long Layers for long hair

Long layers give long tresses more movement and dimension. They also require far fewer trips to the salon for touch-ups than shorter layered styles.

And if the layers are long enough, it gives you the versatility and ease of an updo! This makes it a double whammy of two low maintenance styles for the price of one.

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10. Short Cut With Long Side Bangs

Here’s a flashback to the 80s when the side-swept long bangs of this short cut were sported by both guys and gals alike, from punk to preppy.

It’s a versatile style that works equally well with a pair of Doc Martens or a Polo shirt.

This cut’s ease of wear is matched only by its ease of maintenance and styling.

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11. Pixie With Undercut For Fine Hair

Whereas undercutting is often used to take out the excess bulk of thick hair, undercutting fine hair isn’t so much about managing volume as it is about looking badass.

A visible undercut will give any hairstyle a bit of an edgy vibe.

This pixie leaves a little bit of length on top and goes with a super short undercut, making this a super easy wash-and-go style.

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12. Choppy Pixie

The choppy pixie is super cute if you can pull it off.

Lots of little choppy layers take the guesswork out of styling, not to mention it will save you loads on styling and hair care products!

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13. Inverted Bob

Shorter at the back and getting gradually longer toward the front, this inverted bob is paired with curtain bangs.

Both the cut and bangs are low maintenance and will grow out looking natural. This will save you from having to run to the salon every few weeks to keep it looking good.

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14. Blunt Bob

A blunt bob works equally well on thick or fine hair.

And whether you go for the shorter bob or longer lob, they are both a brush-and-go style and equally low maintenance.  

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15. Blunt Banged Bob

Even though curtain bangs tend to be lower maintenance than blunt bangs in terms of upkeep, there isn’t really any styling required when it comes to blunt bangs.

If you are looking for longer periods between trims, blunt bangs cut just above the brow line will mean less salon visits.

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Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).