As we find ourselves in the second month of 2023, many of us are still searching for ways to build a fresh start— whether we’ve decided to hit the gym before sunrise, explore a new wellness practice, or even make some changes to our appearance. Per the last item on that list, there are many ways to switch up your look, and one of the easiest— and arguably most fun— is to try a new hairstyle. But where does one begin on this journey?
From colors to cuts, the the amount of options might seem to be a bit overwhelming. So to make your life less complicated, we’ve consulted several professional hairstylists that have unveiled the most coveted hair trends of the year, including curtain bangs, big blowouts, and even some styles you might not have heard of yet like rooty-opalescence. Overall though, the common theme is about amplifying your natural beauty and doing whatever makes you feel confident: “As we continue to opt for an au naturel look with our makeup, this year’s hair trends are following suit,” says hair stylist Frederic Fekkai. “We are learning to enhance our own beautiful features.”
Ahead, a list of looks that are worth experimenting with and ones that we guarantee will make you feel fabulous.
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“I am seeing copper hues everywhere, especially copper brunette shades— a beautiful reddish brown color. This luxe shade adds richness to your hair color and requires minimal upkeep. If your hair is already brunette, ask your stylist to add golden copper highlights.” — Frederic Fekkai, Hair Stylist and Founder of FEKKAI.
Get The Look: Technician Color Conditioner
Balmain Hair Couture
Get The Look: Women’s Standard Texturizing Volume Spray
“Ask your stylist for herringbone highlights if you’re considering embracing the gray; it’s an easy way to transition your current hair color and incorporate the gray shade. One of the most popular gray shades to try is oyster gray. Unlike other gray colors, this shade is much more multi-dimensional and enhances gray and silver hair colors for a modern, cool look. I especially love how it shimmers in the light.” —Frederic Fekkai, hair stylist and founder of FEKKAI.
Get The Look: Blonde Rx Purple Mask
“It’s about finding a balance between day and night that we’re being asked to create, and I think it’s a really strong opportunity to push the limits in a different way.” —Joel Mowen, Colorist at the Marie Robinson Salon.
The “day and night” that Joel refers to symbolizes the contrast between the color of your natural roots versus your dyed hair. Joel explains that this trend is all about blending your grown-out roots with the rest of your hair in a way that helps your roots to shine through, sort of like the way an opal’s kaleidoscope of colors shines through in changing light.
Get The Look: Luscious Curl Defining Cream with Chia Seed Oil
“It’s no secret I love a bob haircut; they’re a classic cut that never goes out of style, so I’m not surprised to see the blunt bob trending in 2023. It’s an effortless cut seen recently on Hailey Bieber, Zendaya, and Lily James, and you can style it in so many ways.” — Frederic Fekkai, Hair Stylist and Founder of FEKKAI.
Get The Look: Dyson Corrale Straightener
Get The Look: No.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Purple Shampoo
Get The Look: Kevin Murphy Killer Curls
“We’re going to be seeing a lot of pops of lightness and warmth with the Golden Spritz trend. This means adding brightness to any reds, dark blondes, browns, or natural hair colors that were on trend and highly requested in 2022. Whether it’s a little sprinkle of lightness around the face or throughout the hair, this spring everyone is going to want some golden lights. And this trend can work for all hair types by either bringing out a little more texture in fine hair or adding dimension to fuller hair.” —Maggie Castellanos, Colorist at the Marie Robinson Salon.
Get The Look: Wella Invigo Blonde Recharge Cool Blonde Purple Conditioner
Get The Look: OUAI Matte Pomade
“Sleek hair will never go out of fashion. What’s so fun about hair glosses is they are customizable, so you can mix and match to get your perfect shade. Coat your locks with a gloss of choice from mid shaft to end, and use a round brush and a blow dryer for a smooth feel. I love a good flat iron wave to finish it off as well.”—Danni Katz, Celebrity Hairstylist.
Get The Look: Argan Moisturizing Elixir
“Curtain bangs were highly requested at our FEKKAI salons last year, and I don’t see this changing anytime soon. This type of fringe is versatile and flattering on many face shapes and is low-maintenance. My favorite way to style it is to add volume to frame the face.” — Frederic Fekkai, hair stylist and founder of FEKKAI.
Get The Look: Laifen Swift Special High Speed Hair Dryer
“We are entering an era that is bringing back glamour, and a shiny, bouncy blowout is the perfect accessory.”— Sarah Lund, Kevin Murphy Style Master.
Get The Look: Perfect Defense
“Clean looks dominated Spring/Summer 2023 runways, so I anticipate we’ll continue to see styles that allow your features to take the stage, including a Side-Swept Pixie! Ask your stylist to cut short, wispy layers into the hair—these can be tucked behind the ears depending on the look you’re going for.” —Frederic Fekkai, hair stylist and founder of FEKKAI.
Get The Look: Natural Boar Bristle Brush
Get The Look: Full Dry Volume and Texture Spray
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