When you’re thinking about getting a new haircut, and particularly if you’re looking for low-maintenance, medium-length haircuts, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether your hair is currently short, medium or long, switching up your look can be so exciting, but it can also leave you feeling overwhelmed with the choices or unsure of which style to commit to once you’re in the salon chair.
The best hairstylists, however, will work with you to find the best haircut and hairstyle for you. It’s important to discuss how you would like your hair to look but also what your needs are. For instance, maybe you’re thinking about adding in some face-framing layers to your medium-length hair, but you still want to be able to tie it back easily if you’re heading to the gym or want to keep it out of your face with a claw clip. Or perhaps you want a really low-maintenance haircut that you can wash and air-dry with minimal heated styling involved—because not everyone has time to do a ’90s blowout every day. Or maybe you want to make finer hair look thicker with a blunt long bob (aka, a lob) that will grow out effortlessly in between salon appointments.