Top 29 Low Maintenance Haircuts for Guys

You want your hair to be stylish, but you don’t have a lot of time to spend on your hair. Maybe you’re a full-time student and employee or a busy parent. What do you do?

Thankfully, there are many low maintenance haircuts for guys that require little to no styling or upkeep, and they don’t make any compromises in terms of looks. As a plus, many of them are easy to cut at home, so you can save money in addition to saving time.

Here are our top favorite low maintenance haircuts for guys:

1.

Classic Taper Haircut

Classic Taper Haircut
Classic Taper Haircut

A short classic taper haircut is both sophisticated and low maintenance. The hair on the sides and back is faded while the hair on top is cut to be longer than the sides and back. The classic taper cut can work with any length.

This style is best for fashion-forward guys who don’t want to sacrifice aesthetics for ease of maintenance. If the cut is short enough, you don’t need any product at all, but it is an option. You can also combine it with a side part.

Read our guide to the classic taper haircut.

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Regulation cut

Regulation cut
Regulation cut

If you want your hair to be on the longer side of short, give the regulation cut a try. The regulation cut leaves as much as 2 inches on top and has a businesslike look to it.

While the top is left long enough to part, the sides and back are faded into the skin, meaning that the fade will gradually disappear until it blends into the skin of the neck. Like the classic taper haircut, the regulation cut looks professional and crisp.

3.

Ivy League haircut

Ivy League haircut
Ivy League haircut

The Ivy League haircut is another great choice for guys who want a professional appearance. The Ivy League is a high-end take on the crew cut that leaves enough hair on top to be parted.

Like the classic taper haircut, the Ivy League is a short cut that allows you to sport a side part. It’s a more tidy look than the classic taper, as the hair is much more uniform in most cases. It’s best for men with sharp, angular facial features.

Read our guide to the Ivy League haircut.

4.

Caesar cut

Caesar cut
Caesar cut

While the Caesar cut may not win the most points for contemporary men’s fashion, it’s a simple, straightforward cut that requires almost zero maintenance. If you like your hair super short, the Caesar may be a good option for you.

In a Caesar cut, the hair is the same length all over. This can have many advantages if you’re a particularly active individual. You can walk into almost any barbershop or salon and get a good Caesar, but you can also cut it at home.

Read our guide to the Caesar haircut.

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Butch cut

Butch cut
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If you like the look of buzzed haircuts but don’t want to have extremely short hair, the butch cut is a good option. It uses a medium-length clipper setting, so your hair will be clean and neat, but it won’t be nearly as short as some military haircuts.

The butch cut is a staple in almost all barbershops and salons, but it’s also easy to do at home. If you’re considering shorter hair for the first time, the butch cut is a nice choice for your new style.

Read our guide to the butch cut.

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Crew cut

Crew cut
Crew cut

Whereas the Caesar, butch, and burr cuts create a uniform look, the crew cut (which gave way to the Ivy League) features a nice fading pattern that sets it apart from other low maintenance haircuts for guys.

In a crew cut, the hair is longest at the front of the head and fades back, reaching its shortest point at the back of the crown. The hair on the sides and back are then tapered to a shorter length. A crew cut accentuates and defines facial features, so it’s great for guys with square or oval face shapes. Guys with round faces may want to avoid this one.

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Spiky Style

Spiky Style
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Good option for the guys with the straight hair that tends to keep itself up easily. Hair on the top is longer than Caesar or Taper. Easy to manage cut that will need just a little brush up in the morning, using your hand will do, and we are ready to rock.

8.

Taper Fade

Taper Fade
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Excellent choice for those looking for shorter and smart looking cut. Leaving the top longer while tapering down the sides until it seamlessly blends with the skin gives you truly easily manageable cut. We have the whole article on Taper Fade Haircut in case you want to know more.

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Induction cut

Induction cut
Induction cut

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Taper Haircut

Taper Haircut
Taper Haircut

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Brush up Spiky Hair

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Regulation cut

Regulation cut
Regulation cut

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Buzz cut

Buzz cut
Buzz cut

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Crew cut

Crew cut
Crew cut

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Taper Fade

Taper Fade
Taper Fade

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Regulation cut

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Butch cut

Butch cut
Butch cut

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Spiky Style

Spiky Style
Spiky Style

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Crew Cut

Crew Cut
Crew Cut

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Classic Ivy League

Classic Ivy League
Classic Ivy League

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Buzz Cut

Buzz Cut
Buzz Cut

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Brush up Spiky Hair

Brush up Spiky Hair
Brush up Spiky Hair

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Regulation Cut Military Style

Regulation Cut Military Style
Regulation Cut Military Style

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Easy Crew Cut

Easy Crew Cut
Easy Crew Cut

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Ivy League Short

Ivy League Short
Ivy League Short

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Close Cut

Close Cut
Close Cut

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Butch Cut

Butch Cut
Butch Cut

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Blow Out Taper Fade

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Caesar Haircut

Caesar Haircut
Caesar Haircut

If none of these low maintenance haircuts for guys have been short enough for you, consider the induction cut. This super short cut also stems from the military, and it’s easily the most extreme on this list.

The hair is buzzed without a blade guard, also known as a #0, all around the head. After the hair is cut, it resembles stubble. It’s not a style for the faint of heart, but if you want to go almost all the way to a completely shaved head, the induction cut is for you.