We’ve all been there—you go to the salon and get a haircut, they style your hair, and you leave the salon with hair looking like it’s straight out of a shampoo commercial. But then a week or two later, it doesn’t look anything like it did before. To avoid this problem, you'd be better getting a foolproof short haircut that will keep your hair in its best shape, even without all the products and heat styling. We rounded up a bunch of options below, so keep scrolling!
12 Low-Maintenance Short Haircuts You Should Try Next
1. Bixie cut
If you’re torn between getting a classic pixie cut or a bob, allow us to introduce you to the bixie cut. It’s a combination of the two haircuts making your hair as chic and sophisticated as a pixie and as low-maintenance as a bob. The bixie is most suitable for those with round faces and soft facial features. Like Andrea Brillantes, you can style your bixie by adding hair styling products for better texture and volume.
2. Blunt lob with curtain bangs
Lobs are the shortest cut you can get without having to go through an awkward phase. And while you’re at it, why don’t you spice it up a little by adding curtain bangs to frame your face! Side note: Parting your hair in the middle like Coleen Garcia is best for those with wavy hair as your fringe will have a natural bounce which will perfectly frame your face but don’t worry if you have straight hair, as you could still achieve the same look with a little heat styling.
3. Round bob with bottleneck bangs
ICYDK, bottleneck bangs are the next big thing when it comes to fringe. As the name suggests, it was inspired by the shape of a bottle, where it’s more narrow at the roots and then fans out towards the eyebrows and ears. Not only is this ‘70s inspired fringe flattering for most face shapes, but it’s also easy to maintain and grow. Pair it with a round bob like Aeriel Garcia to complement the soft and choppy style of your bangs!
4. Layered lob with curtain bangs
Hit the update button and add layers and curtain bangs to your average bob like Bella Racelis! Adding layers to your hair will instantly give it shape and volume, which works wonders whether you have thin or thick tresses. It would lift and give the illusion of fuller-looking locks for those with thin hair and add dimension and movement for those with thick hair.
5. French bob
The French bob, also called the Parisian woman's go-to cut, is basically a textured version of a blunt bob with your hair hitting either your lip or jaw line (as seen here on model Amanda Chan). It’s a haircut that everyone can wear no matter their hair texture, as it makes your tresses fall gracefully with little effort. To achieve this très chic look, all you have to do is blow dry and apply a texturizing spray and you’re good to go!
6. Blunt bangs on wavy mid-length hair
Blunt bangs like Kaila Estrada’s are your best option if you want to highlight the upper half of your mug. They’re also especially flattering for oval-shaped faces as it pulls the attention away from an elongated chin, creating a more balanced look. Combine the chop with tousled waves for an effortlessly edgy look!
7. Bob with face-framing bangs
The bob cut has been in fashion since it was created by hairdresser Antoine de Paris in France back in 1909. Since then, it has undeniably become one of the most versatile and fashionable haircuts out there! For example, Sarah Lahbati chose to elevate her bob by adding face-framing bangs which accentuated her facial features. This type of fringe is as flattering and trendy as curtain bangs, except it’s longer and more low-maintenance.
8. Bob with wispy bangs
Tagged by Harper’s Bazaar as "the most low-maintenance look yet" wispy bangs are your best bet if you’ve been wanting to get a fringe but not the upkeep that comes with it. Another thing that's great about this fringe is that it's lightly feathered towards the end, giving your tresses extra volume while softening your facial features. Cop it with a bob like Kryz Uy to complete your stunning ‘do à la K-drama actress!
9. Curly textured bob
Embrace your hair’s natural texture like Issa Pressman and sport a bob! Although curly hair can be hard to maintain at times, a short cut is one of the best ways to tame it. We recommend going for a bob with slightly choppy ends to make sure that your locks have definite shape while still having an effortlessly stylish and playful vibe.
10. Asymmetrical bob
Jennylyn Mercado’s current ‘do looks especially good on those with round face shapes as it will highlight your jawline while giving your hair the perfect amount of oomph! That said, this haircut can caters to all types of face shapes and hair textures, all you have to do is adjust the length depending on what will suit you best.
11. Wolf cut
The haircut that has taken TikTok by storm is a combination of a shag and a mullet, and is often complemented with bangs like Gabs Gibbs’. The key to this cut is having as much choppy layers as possible to give the ‘do its rocker chic vibe.
12. Blunt micro bob
Nothing says effortless like a micro bob like Liz Uy’s. This cut is perfect for any type of hair texture ranging from fine to curly hair. Due to its naturally round shape, it’s best for those with elongated faces and defined facial features.
* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.