Try E Salon on Avenue N just off Ralph Avenue, in Brooklyn. Ask for Elvera -she is one of the owners and she is fantastic. If you tell her exactly what you posted here, she will work with you to find a style that suits you and is easy to care for. I like to change styles frequently, but am always on the lookout for easy to care for and quick.
I love my current style, bangs, top and and sides blown dry, but the back is scrunched with gel--takes like 5-10 minutes, always looks good and I am out the door!
She colors my hair as well and does a great job.
She has also done my two teenage daughters hair as well. They wear their hair long, but go to her for sweep bangs or layered cuts. They also go to her for up-do's for proms and graudations. They are always pleased and she has even done their make up!
She is the best! I have gone to her for about 11 or 12 years-followed her from one shop to the other and now she & Eddie opened their own place about 2 years ago. This is my favorite.