2023 is here and you might want to change something in your hairstyle to feel new and refreshed, and ready for the challenges of the year. We’ve gathered all the boldest and hottest haircut trends that are already on, take a look and maybe you’ll want to repeat some of them!
Bold short haircuts are continuing. Haircuts with strong shapes are going to be a key statement in 2023. The bixie, which is a mix between the bob and pixie haircut, will also gain momentum amongst the bravest of us. The hybrid haircut allows you to experiment with a shorter length and can grow out seamlessly into a bob.
It’s no surprise that the bob makes it into the top hair trends year after year. After all, it’s less of a trend and more of a timeless haircut. Whether it be cut to the cheekbones or jaw-skimming, a bob is a haircut that will always be bang on-trend—not to mention totally chic. However, we can expect fringes to add a modern touch for 2023. The fringe is what will make the bob look different this year.
It seems our adoration for ’70s-inspired cuts isn’t going anywhere for 2023, with hairdressers predicting that the shag haircut will be continuously popular next year. The ’70s Coup Sauvage/shag through to the ’80s mullet that has become the neo-mullet/wolf cut, which is still a strong request because of its flattering combination of face-framing layers and versatile length. This allows the cut to work on most hair types and face shapes. It is low-maintenance, as it encourages and enhances the hairs natural movement, too.
With ’70s haircuts continuing to prove popular, the mullet will continue in popularity in 2023. A mullet at a basic level is a super-layered haircut, with the layers really short and contrasting with a longer length. This is because people want a real ‘wash-and-go’ type of style that they can dress up or dress down.
Don’t like your hair too long, or too short? The ’90s midi cut is the perfect middle ground. The easiest way to update a midi cut is to add some internal layers and texture. Instead of it being one length at the shoulder or collarbone, it should have a ton of movement allowing it to be more voluminous and fluffy. With more length you usually have to style it to maximise your cut, so get your hair dyer, brushes and curling or straightening irons out to create the style you want. The cut will do the majority of the work but a little styling is needed to get the most out of your final look.
Layers remain the single biggest hair trend of right now since they encompass dozens of the hairstyles going viral including the butterfly cut, the wolf cut and variations of the shag and mullet. Better still you can tailor them to you and your style whether that’s more minimal and low-key, grungey and choppy sleek and sliced, or fluffy and voluminous.
The curtain fringe this year should start mid-way between the eyebrows and the bridge of the nose, but it has more length at the sides. Depending on how heavy you get it cut it can feel ultra plush or barely there, and tuck back into the rest of your hair when up, or teased forward. If you don’t want to take the plunge by going for a short cut, you can add a wispy fringe to your long or mid-length hair.