If the past couple years have been focused on embracing natural texture and no-fuss hairstyles, 2023 has so far proven to be all that and a little something extra. Kicking off a new year’s call for fresh starts of all kinds, making it the perfect time for 2023 hair trends to guide us straight to the salon for a new haircut or hair color. But it’s never too late to switch up your look this year!
Low-maintenance styling is being taken up a notch with statement-making cuts that do all the work and call back to past eras and decades. If you’ve been wanting to make a chop, there are shaggy layers, blunt fringe, and retro styles just waiting to be shaved. We’re talking modern updates on vintage bobs, bangs, and long cuts, too.
Here are the trendy haircuts you’ll be seeing everywhere throughout 2023.
You can add so much more texture to naturally fine hair using layers, layers, and more layers—focusing midway down the hair to the ends ensures you don’t lose too much volume.
Short and Wild Shags
Nothing flatters a head full of curls like a classic shag. It’s definitely the cool girl cut of the bunch.
Blunt Collarbone Cut
A lob that hits right at your collarbone seems to be sworn in as the most flattering length this year.
Soft Curved Bob
We’re taking things back to the Old Hollywood bobs of yesteryear—which means soft ends, flattering curves, and a deep side part.
In case you got distracted by the show-stopping ginger hair color, this cut deserves just as much attention. Curls love a bunch of layering to add to their natural bounce, and wispy bangs refresh absolutely any haircut or length.
Cheekbone-Grazing 90s Bob
This chic little number isn’t going anywhere. It’s all about razor-sharp lines and super glossy strands.
Mia Wallace Bob
this PulpFiction the cut is iconic in its own right, but it fits in just as well today.
Mini Blunt Bob
Just because you go blunt, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice texture. This mini bob that grazes the chin has the best of both worlds.
Blunt Textured Cut
Instantly make your hair look thicker by leaving the ends blunt and putting a textured bend into the body.
Perhaps our favorite trend that’s been gaining steam, curtain bangs look super stylish and a little bit retro all at the same time.
Short Shag Cut
Curls are full of body, and a chin-length cut with bangs is a flattering and unique choice, seen here by stylist Sal Salcedo.
This style can cut glass with just one look, and it makes any classic bob or lob look modern and on-trend.
1970s Long Cut
The soft, feathered and fluffy looks of the 1970s are not to be forgotten. This modern long cut gives a nod to the long-haired babes of decades past.
It’d be hard not to get an instant boost of confidence from this medium-length curly cut with layers and very subtle curtain bangs.
Give your haircut an edgy dose of cool with choppy layers and bangs. It makes a plain lob look so last year.
Curly Pixie Cut
Add a side part to a cropped cut for extra volume, which naturally enhances curls.
Blunt Chin Bob
We wish we could speak our minds as bluntly as these ends. Keeping a cut free from too much layering ensures a super thick bob with tons of style.
Curls make wispy bangs even more perfectly haphazard, especially when paired with short layers.
Textured Fringe Bob
A take on a classic shag, this short bob by stylist Chris Jones plays up all the texture with layers and thick curtain bangs.
Keeping your haircut mainly one-length without too many layers will always make it look visibly thick. This lob cut is roll-out-of-bed ready to go at all times.
Fringe Short Curls
Layers can give so much life to curls, and that especially goes for short cuts. Add lots of layers and a voluminous set of bangs, and you’re set to steal envious looks everywhere you go.
When you’re ready to take the ultimate plunge, call this pixie a la Mia Farrow up. It’ll do the job—and more.
Layered Mid-Length Cut
This is the definition of letting your hair color do the work. Easy layers and a versatile length mean that you won’t be labored down with styling time.
Soft A-Line Bob
This low-maintenance cut is slightly longer in the front than the back, which elongates and flatters oval and round face shapes to no end.
Long and Layered Cut
You thought you’d seen the last of this early-to-mid 2000s cut, hm? When everyone else is going short, why not go long?
Big Shoulder Grazing Curls
This length is not to be ignored. It’s short enough to really snatch onto major volume and long enough to make a statement.
Curly Side-Parted Bob
For those who like a short cut, this short bob from Curls By Jess gets style from a side part and side-swept bangs.
This might be the most elegant crop cut we’ve seen all year. Side-swept bangs and flattering layers keep it wearable and long.
Baby bangs are here to stay. It’s the perfect accessory for a loud long cut of curls.
Retro Pixie Cut
This feels vintage in the best way. An icy blonde hair color paired with a sassy short cut is a match made in the salon.
Early 2000s Sideswept Bangs
That’s right: You get a second chance to do sideswept bangs—correctly this time ’round.
Thick Curly Cut
Curls don’t have to be weighed down, even if they are visibly thick. Ask for layering and wispy bangs to gradually add volume.
Angled Long Bob
Angles are a great way to refresh any length, especially short cuts that fall above the collarbones. Ask for an A-line cut that’s longer in the front, but not stacked in the back.
The New Triangle Cut
Curly girls are taught to be afraid of ending up with a triangle cut (also known as the pyramid cut), but this modern version is changing the tune.
Flippy layers have a nostalgic, early-2000s feel, but that’s not the only reason to order them up at the salon. They also make it easier to mock the look of a fresh, bouncy blowout.
Curly Super Pixie
Leaving your curls long on top gives so much life and volume to a short cropped cut.
Shaggy Shoulder Cut
Give that classic shoulder cut an edgy finish by asking for shag-inspired layers and curtain bangs. It’s ideal for those who want extra volume and texture.
For those looking to add something new to a bob-length cut, bangs are an easy fix. You can go as wispy or as full as you’d like.
Tousled Medium-Length Cut
For thick-haired women who don’t want to go too short, layers are your best bet. Add side-swept bangs for an extra textured look.
Curly Crop Cut
There’s no problem that a big chop and fresh hair color can’t fix. Don’t be afraid to go shorter!