33 Medium Length Hairstyles For Men (That Are Low Maintenance)

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33 Medium Length Hairstyles For Men (That Are Low Maintenance)

What Medium Length Hairstyles For Men Are Low Maintenance?

A lot of guys choose to have short hairstyles because they believe that these short hairstyles are much easier to manage and are low maintenance. As a result, hairstyles like crew cut or buzz cut are trendy.

However, there are still plenty of medium-length hairstyles that are also very low maintenance – but what are they?

Here, we are going to be checking out some great medium-length hairstyles which are also very easy to maintain.

These include good styles for fine hair, wavy hair, thick hair, and more. So, check out the list below to find the best option for you!

1. Comb Over

If you have very fine, thin hair, then a comb-over is a great option for you. It helps make your hair look thicker simply by brushing your medium-length hair in a particular direction.

2. Full Pompadour

This long hairstyle is great for straight, thick hair as it brushes it all back and keeps the sides rather short. It’s a good choice for those who want a trendy haircut that is easy to style.

3. Long Fringe

A classic quaff can look weird on certain medium-length hairstyles, so why not try a fringe instead? A long fringe is great for medium haircuts and is low maintenance.

4. Medium Shag

The shag is a low-maintenance style that is a good choice for men with fine, straight hair. All you need to do is add some sea salt spray for coarse hair texture to style it.

5. Mullet

This classic look has been given a modern twist in recent years with the addition of fades and short sides. It’s a unique look that is an easy way to manage your hair.

6. French Crop

The French crop is one of the longest crop haircuts, making it an easy-to-maintain medium-length hairstyle. It requires little styling by adding some texture but is mainly flat and needs little hair product.

7. Afro

More and more men are embracing their natural hair – so why style it in the first place? A classic afro is a great, low-maintenance hairstyle you can rock with ease!

8. Blowout

A blowout is when you dry your damp hair with a hair dryer to achieve natural curls or waves in your hair. This is an easy way to style your hair after you shower – and no hair products needed!

9. Bowl Cut

The bowl cut is a very retro hairstyle that has recently become popular, especially with hipsters. It’s also low maintenance as there’s no need for any products for the best results!

10. Box Braids

Box braids can be left in for 2 to 8 weeks, meaning that they are super low maintenance and a great way to manage your medium-length natural hair. They’re also very versatile with lots of designs to choose from!

11. Cornrows

Cornrows are a popular hairstyle used to manage medium-length afro-textured hair. They are versatile, low-maintenance as they stay in for a long time, and a lot of fun to design.

12. Curtains

The 90s curtains are a retro hairstyle that has made a triumphant comeback. It’s the easiest style to try if you have a middle parting (another popular hairstyle).

13. Disconnected Undercut

A disconnected undercut is a good option for men looking to thin out their very thick hair. It makes it much easier to manage and style the hair on top.

14. Dreadlocks

For natural, afro-textured hair, dreadlocks are a great way to style your hair. Dreadlocks don’t need frequent washing (once or twice a week) or styling so you can just get ready and go!

15. Faux Hawk

Are you looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle that is edgy and rebellious? Then one of your best choices is the faux hawk. It’s medium-length, easy to manage, and very trendy.

16. Hard Part

Hard parts help men extend their short-shaved sides right up to the longer parts of their hair. This means more of your hair is shorter and easier to maintain!

17. Ivy League Haircut

The Ivy League haircut is one of the shortest medium-length haircuts out there. Because of this, it’s also one of the easiest to manage.

18. Layers

Adding layers to your medium-length hairstyle is a great way to thin out very thick hair. It makes it much easier to manage – and you add some really cool highlights to the ends.

19. Low Fade

Fades have been very trendy in recent years but many men also like to keep the top of their hair long for styling. Having a low fade will leave you with plenty of hair but keep things manageable.

20. Man Bun

For a  medium-length haircut that falls around the shoulders, a man bun is an easy way to style it. All you have to do is tie it up in a knot!

21. Medium Waves

A classic low-maintenance hairstyle is to just let those medium-length waves flow free. It looks great on a lot of celebrities – just check out Dev Patel!

22. Mohawk

With the rise of drop fade haircuts, mohawks have also become really popular in mainstream fashion. While the faux hawk has longer sides, the modern mohawk has a shorter fade for easier maintenance.

23. Pompadour With Fade

The pompadour has gained a lot of popularity in recent years but to give this retro haircut a modern twist, it’s often cut with a low fade. This makes it easy to maintain too!

24. Ponytail

Just like with a man bun, an easy way to style your hair quickly is by typing it up in a ponytail. Unfortunately, not all medium-length hairstyles will be able to do this.

25. Quiff

A quaff is a great way to style your hair because it doesn’t require you to style your whole head of hair. Just add some product and comb the front of your quiff, and you’re done!

26. Slick Back

While fades are very popular, a lot of men still like the hair on the top to be medium length. A low-maintenance style is to just brush it back and use a hair cream with a strong hold to keep it in place.

27. Surfer Hair

Messy hair is all the rage and one of the best low-maintenance hairstyles for this style is the surfer hairstyle. Surfer hairstyles include coarse, messy hair that doesn’t need hours of styling!

28. Taper Fade

Taper fades are very sharp, angular fades that end much further down the neck than a low fade. This means that there is more hair left on your head to grow to a medium length.

29. The Mop

A very trendy style is messy hair and when it comes to low-maintenance styles, the mop is a great option. It also works well with wavy and thick hair.

30. Top Knot With Shaved Sides

If you don’t want to bother styling the top of your medium-length hair, then just tie it back in a top knot. It looks great with hairstyles that feature shaved sides!

31. Two-Block Haircut

The two-block haircut combines thin hair and short sides with a much longer top. It’s an easy way to make your medium-length hair more low-maintenance.

32. Undercut

If you have very thick hair, then an undercut is a great haircut to get. It thins out your hair and still leaves plenty on top for you to style.

33. Windswept

Windswept hairstyles have become very popular in recent years because they look so casual. They also need very little styling – so they’re a great option for those looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Most Low Maintenance Haircut For Men?

The ultimate low maintenance haircut for men is often said to be short haircuts including crew cuts, or buzz cuts. This is why a lot of the medium-length low-maintenance haircuts include shaved or shortened sides.

What Products Help You Maintain Your Hair?

For men, you don’t need much product to keep your hair healthy and neat. Some sea salt spray, some hair cream, and a good shampoo to clean out the oils and dirt from your hair.

What Is Considered Medium Hair For Men?

Medium-length hair in men is generally considered to be hair that is 5 to 10 centimeters long, or 2 to 4 inches long. This does not include the presence of any shaved sides or backs.

If you have some hair that is at least 2 inches long on your head, then you have a medium-length hairstyle!

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Author - Nia Jones

Nia has been passionate about hair since she was young. Always trying out the latest styles and trying to imitate her musical icons. She studied hairdressing directly after leaving school, spending 2 years at college learning from the best hairdressers in her region. After spending 6 further years learning her trade in different salons across the country, she went on to finally live her dream of opening her own. Today she specializes in the latest African American styles and trends, serving her local community.