7 Low-Maintenance Short Haircuts That Won't Eat Up Your Mornings

Some women are experts at wielding a blow dryer. Others can braid with lightning speed and skill. We are not those women (though we’ve certainly tried over the years). Thankfully, with the right haircut you can get by with minimal effort and still look put-together.

And good news for those of you with short hair: You’re already a step ahead of the game. From shoulder-grazing lobs to chin-hugging bobs, shorter styles have been trending for years now and showing no signs of stopping. For anyone who’s considering a fresh chop, here are the seven best low-maintenance haircuts for short hair to try now.

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Meet the Experts:

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1. Textured Lob

“When it comes to shorter hair, I’m obsessed with the textured lob right now. Celebs like Jenna Ortega are rocking this look right now. It’s super low maintenance and requires nothing more than a bit of texture spray to show off the layers,” shares Cleveland.

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2. Pixie Cut

“When I think of pixie cuts, I immediately think of Anne Hathaway circa 2012. This cut is a great option for many people because it is so versatile. I personally like pixies that are layered and piecey, so it grows out nicely and looks good between salon appointments,” says Ellis. He adds: “My favorite way to style it is with a texturizing paste just through the ends and getting regular trims every six or so weeks to keep the shape.”

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3. Modern Bowl Cut

Another current favorite for Ellis is this shorter style that Maggie Rogers is currently rocking. “When consulting with a stylist about this cut, bring in photos and ask for a short heavily layered cut with a fringe,” he says. “Another pro is that this cut wears well day to day with minimal styling and looks amazing with just a little texture spray to piece out the ends.”

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4. Angled Bob

“I love a subtle, angled bob,” shares Sneider. “The layers keep the cut lightened up, so it doesn’t feel heavy as it grows longer, and the soft angle gives it a nice shape overall. And you can either use a round brush and blow dryer to give it a sleeker look or you could add some beach waves, too,” she adds.

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5. Rounded Bob

Ask your stylist for a center-parted blunt bob that sits just beneath your chin. Let them know that you want to be able to wear your bob straight with a voluminous bend toward the bottom.

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6. Asymmetrical Bob

“Rihanna’s sexy short haircut with fringe is a popular starting point for women who want to cut their hair shorter,” says Hicks. Not only does it make a statement, as Rihanna demonstrates to great effect, but the sharp cut gives your hair a structured line creating bluntness, making the ends look thicker and fuller. “These types of silhouettes are low maintenance because having such a strong shape as your base makes the daily styling process so much easier!” adds Hicks.

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7. Disconnected Shags

A go-to for Koseck? “A shag in disconnected shapes with pieces that are shorter underneath and keeping a bit more length on top. This type of cut creates a lot of movement and texture in the hair, and since the hair is shorter underneath, you get more,” she says. Plus, for people with thick hair that tends to look puffy, this cut helps maintain its shape as it grows out.