Being a modern mom comes with a truly hectic schedule, and that often means you only have a few minutes to spend on your hair. But even if you can’t spend an hour with your blowdryer and flatiron each morning, you can still have a fabulous ‘do. The trick is to choose a style that works with the texture of your hair, not against it. Here are some tips for getting the right cut so you look fabulous with far less effort.
Contrary to popular belief, low-maintenance hair doesn’t have to mean you get it all chopped off. An expert stylist can give you a cut that doesn’t require much styling time at all.
If your hair is thick and/or curly, opt for long layers. This will remove a lot of the bulk, which means it will also shorten your styling time.
Thin hair should ideally be kept at about shoulder-length or shorter, because otherwise the hair will be too weighed down. Don’t add too many layers, because these will remove density and bulk—the opposite of what you want with short hair. A single-length blunt cut will decrease the amount of product you have to use and your styling time to get volume. Unhappy with your thin hair? Ask your stylist about Bosley products, which can help with regrowth for all hair types.
Going short doesn’t necessarily mean less styling time if you choose the wrong cut. Discuss your hair’s texture with your stylist, who can recommend the low-care style that fits you best. Here are some basic guidelines:
Very thick or curly hair shouldn’t be cut too short. This can make it poof up, which means you’ll spend all your time fighting it. Stick with a cut that brushes your shoulders with some layers for the best results.
If your hair is medium-thick/fine and wavy, this is an ideal texture for a short cut. All you need is a dab of styling product (like Redken’s Shape Factor 22 Sculpting Cream Paste) and you’re good to go.
Straight hair can also work well with a short cut, but the shape is key to keeping it modern. Ask your stylist to give you some texture, which will keep things interesting. A tapered bob with longer length in front looks great and is easy to style.
No matter what your hair’s texture and length, there’s a cut out there that will look great and be easy to style. A few minutes—or even less—and you’ll be ready to get back to your kids and your busy lifestyle.