Low-Maintenance Short Hairstyles for Thick & Wavy Hair

Make the most of what you've got with a  cropped cut.

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Why waste precious time fussing over your hair when you can sport a low-maintenance short hairstyle that is a cinch to style? Short hairstyles are well-known for shaving time off your morning routine – if you’ve got thick and wavy hair, you’ll need to pick one that works with your hair texture to make you look pretty in a quick minute.

Cropped Pixie Cut

A cropped pixie cut is a fabulously chic way to manage your thick and wavy hair without a lot of maintenance. Halle Berry and Emma Watson create a lot of buzz for this short style. The Hairstyler website notes that a soft pixie look only takes a little product and can be styled in less than 10 minutes. Go in for regular trims every 4 to 6 weeks to keep your coif looking its best.

Chin-Length Layered Bob

A chin-length layered bob is short, flirty and fun – best of all, it works with your natural hair texture so it requires minimal styling time. The look is created with layering throughout to add bounce and volume to wavy hair. Brooklyn Decker has been known to sport this short style. Scrunch in a styling cream-gel with damp strands and allow to air dry for a no-fuss but oh-so-fabulous short style.

Dramatic Bob

The dramatic bob is one of the most requested haircuts, according to the Behind the Chair website, a salon professional website. The dramatic graduated bob, previously worn by celebs such as Rihanna and Eva Longoria, is a simple graduated or a-line bob with plenty of texture snipped into the shape. You can allow your hair to air dry or blow-dry it with a round brush for more volume and then just use some texturizing product to give it a bed-head look.

Polished Blunt Cut

A sexy and polished blunt cut that hits at your jaw level is super chic. “Real Simple” magazine says that this kind of ‘do, with long, sideswept bangs is reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s look at her book party. Use a styling cream designed to enhance your waves and blow dry with a diffuser or air dry for plenty of body.

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