The low maintenance man can feel out of place around style advice and grooming guides. All he wants is to keep things simple, while fashion gurus and hairstylists bombard him with constant calls to wear more, do more, be more.
Not here at D’Marge. We appreciate the dandies just as much as the down-to-earth dudes. Maybe you don’t have the skills. Maybe you don’t have the time. Maybe you’re just too lazy to coif. Whatever your reason for preferring effortless hair, we’ve gathered up five styles that’ll have you looking good with little work.
Shaved To Perfection
Let’s get this one out of the way right now. No hairstyle is more low maintenance than no hair at all. If your scalp is naturally smooth, this one’s a no-brainer. If you’re not blessed with baldness, it’s still one of the easiest looks to achieve. The only requirement to pull off this anti-style is a nicely shaped head.
A buzzcut is masculine and requires minimal exertion. Rock it with no product or style with a bit of paste for a more groomed look. Your brand-new buzz can be complemented by a short, neatly trimmed beard that eliminates the need for daily shaving and doubles your low maintenance power.
Call it a military throwback or a Macklemore copycat. Either way, the undercut is an easy option for even the most inept man. Keep the hair short on the back and sides, and long on top, with no blending in between. Leave the top untouched, pull it back in a bun, or add a little pomade for a pompadour effect.
Shaggy Like Sunday Morning
If you’re a teenage boybander with a crush on Taylor Swift or a male stripper at the prime of his lapdance, this is your look. Grow the hair long and loose. Have it cut in layers with a slightly unkempt, bedhead feel. To style, simply apply product to damp hair and shake. Keep shaking throughout the day. It makes the fans swoon.
If it works for Jared Leto and Willy Cartier, how bad can it be? Not a good life motto, but a good approach to hair for more adventurous men. Leto threw caution, and clippers, to the wind, letting his lucious locks grow to impressive Jesus levels. We can’t all be rock stars, but at least you can look like one.