Having a busy lifestyle means you don’t always have the time to figure out what hairstyle you want and actually create it, luckily we have the solution. With low maintenance haircuts, you don’t have to worry about spending your mornings perfecting your hair as it will look flawless with minimal effort. Opting for a low maintenance hair cut can also be the perfect opportunity to switch up your style and transform your look completely. So, without further delay, take a look at some of our favourite haircuts that promise to make getting ready for a day at work or a night out as stress-free as possible.

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Your guide to low maintenance haircuts

At our hair salon in Milton Keynes, we have created 100s of hair cuts that perfectly suit your lifestyle, no matter how busy you are. However, salon time is a luxury if your free time is limited, so knowing how to create professional-looking styles at home and on a tight schedule is crucial. Low maintenance cuts are the key to success here as it means you don’t have to go through the tedious process of washing, drying and styling your hair every morning to achieve your desired look. In fact, with some of the cuts in our favourites list below, you can get that fresh-from-the-salon feeling in under 5 minutes! Opting for a low maintenance haircut may mean you are completely changing your look, which could make you a bit sceptical about making such a drastic change. If this is the case, we suggest using the L’Oréal Style My Hair makeover tool. With this online tool, you can browse through countless haircuts, styles and colours in order to find the one you love. By doing this, you avoid committing to chopping all your hair off and regretting it because you don’t like the final look as you can actually visualise what the end result will be beforehand. Alternatively, you should take a look at our previous article How To Choose A New Hairstyle.

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The lob

The classic long bob, typically referred to as a lob, is easily the trendiest low maintenance haircut at the moment. This super easy cut is a go-to favourite for many celebrities, including Khloe Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Emma Stone. The simplicity of this cut makes it the perfect choice if you want medium-length hair that air-dries into a messy-chic look, or can be easily styled with a straightener or curling iron. For those gym days, you can pull your lob into a tiny low ponytail to complete your workout look. Moreover, a long bob is also one of the few hairstyles where you can experiment with your parting. You could opt for a middle parting for a sleek, symmetrical look, or switch to a low side parting with one side tucked behind your ear for something a little different. The versatility of lob hairstyles also means they are suitable for all face shapes and textures! To make sure your lob stands out from the rest, you should consult your stylist as they will be able to recommend the perfect products and right length for you. When it comes to keeping your lob at the perfect length, we recommend getting it trimmed every six to eight weeks.

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Pixie cut

Pixie cuts can be an intimidating concept if you have never had your hair that short before, but the result is undeniably eye-catching and unique. If you are tired of wrestling with a hairbrush in the mornings to tame your hair, then a pixie cut may just be what you need. Unlike a long bob which suits any face shape, a pixie cut frames your face, so your stylist will need to take into account your face shape and features in order to give you the perfect cut. For example, if you have a round face, adding some volume at the top and a few wispy pieces at the fullest point of your face will reduce the roundness. Alternatively, if you have an oblong-shaped face, a flatter crown with long bangs will look best. If you are not too sure what face shape you have, take a look at this article which will help you find out. If your hair is extremely damaged, a pixie cut is a fashionable way to start fresh with healthy hair and opens up a whole host of styling opportunities you may not have been able to achieve with damaged hair. In fact, on days where you really have no time for styling, you can simply work a no-blow-dry cream into your damp hair, tousle and go. With our experience of women’s haircuts in Milton Keynes, we can create the perfect pixie cut for you, which promises to make you wish you had chosen that style sooner.

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Crew cut

As a gentleman’s barber in Milton Keynes, we know a crew cut is a huge favourite with our male clientele, and it’s not hard to understand why. The history of crew cuts is an interesting one as it first became popular in the 1920s and 1930s among college students, particularly in the Ivy League. The iconic hairstyle was adopted by members of Harvard, Yale and Princeton University crew teams who needed to keep hair out of their face when competing in rowing races. Since then, the crew cut has become one of the most popular haircuts for men. It features longer hair on the top that gradually fades into a tight taper along the neck. The main difference between a crew cut and any standard tapered haircut is mainly how short you cut your hair. Typically, a crew cut wouldn’t be any longer than an inch or two. The origin of the cut, combined with its clean appearance offers the perfect mixture of masculine sportiness, businessman bravado and cool confidence. In short, the crew cut has become an increasingly popular trend for the modern man as it is practical without compromising style.

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Short side part

Having specialised in men’s hair cuts in Milton Keynes for many years, we know that a short side part is another very popular, low maintenance haircut. With faded sides and short hair on top, this clean-cut hairstyle is better suited for those of you with thick hair to avoid bald spots or exposing too much scalp. There is no denying that side part hairstyles for men are characteristically simple and timeless, and modern variants indicate they won’t be going out of style any time soon. Although there are many ways this haircut can be executed to suit each individual perfectly, it always has the same basic components in common – a side parting, short hair (three inches or less) and hair combed to the side and back. To style a short side part for a natural, refined look, all you need to do is wash and towel dry your hair until lightly damp and then take a sparing amount of your favourite hair product. After rubbing the product between your hands to warm up, apply it evenly on both sides of your parting. Then, comb the parted hair to the side and back, directing all of the strands towards one point. However, just like any men’s hairstyle, feel free to experiment and find what works best for you.

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A haircut tailored to you

We hope these low maintenance haircuts have given you inspiration for what your next look might be. If you need any help trying to determine what haircut will suit you best, please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our professional team members will be more than happy to advise you.

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