The secret? Low-maintenance hair starts with the right cut—and a few style shortcuts that’ll save you time, money and morning-time stress.
Make your hair last longer between salon visits…
• Don’t go too short. Although you might think super short hair is low maintenance, the opposite can actually be true.
“Super-short cuts require frequent trims and more styling than shoulder length or longer ones,” says Caroline Anderson, director of global marketing for Redken. “Plus, short hair can’t be put into a twist or ponytail when you’re short on time.”
• Say no to lots of layers. A blunt cut with long layers only in the front requires way less maintenance, and is universally flattering.
“Heavy, choppy layers require more regular cuts, and it’s often hard to make them look good at home without a lot of effort,” says Sarah Potempa, a celebrity stylist.