2022 was all about dramatic, trendy haircuts, so what do the 2023 hair trends have in store for us? This year we’re taking on a more laid-back approach to our hair care and styling, without compromising on style. Expect to see trending haircuts and hairstyles for women that embrace your natural texture and require minimal manipulation. While we predict the 2023 hair style trends will be low maintenance, the 2023 hair color trends are going to be all about glamour. We’re trading in our subtle hair colors, for vivid hues that will make your strands pop.
We don’t know about you, but we like to start the new year with a clean slate. Before we can fully embrace the hair trends in 2023 however, there are a few 2022 hair trends that we have to leave in the past.
Out With the Old, In With the New: 5 Hair Trends to Try In 2023
Ready to leave 2022 in the past and jumpstart the new year with the latest and greatest hair trends? Keep reading to figure out what your hair aesthetic will be this year.
Swap Ash Brown Hair for Romantic Red
It seems like blonde and brown hair have been competing for the title of move coveted hair color for almost as long as we can remember. As much as we love these classic hues, it’s time for them to step to the side and give red hair its time to shine. From subtle auburn to fiery crimson, there are so many ways to embrace red hair.
If you’re hoping to go red but have had ash-brown hair for as long as you can remember, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with your colorist and talk about your hair color goals for 2023. Making such a drastic change to your mane while ensuring the health of your strands may take longer than you anticipate, but it will be well worth it once you see your new romantic red hue.
Red hair is notoriously difficult to maintain—but don’t let that stop you from embracing your inner red-headed siren. The key to ensuring your red mane stays bright for as long as possible, is to upgrade your hair care routine to include products that will protect and enhance your new hue. Swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for one that is formulated for color-treated hair like Biolage Professional Color Last Shampoo and Conditioner. Once a week use a color depositing treatment to make your color pop. The Biolage Professional Color Depositing Conditioner and Pureology Color Fanatic Top Coat +Tone ranges both have red hues giving you plenty of options to match your color perfectly.
Swap Short Haircuts for XXL Locks
Short haircuts were very popular in 2022 but if you’re looking for a viral hairstyle that is bound to get you tons of views, this year it’s all about down-to-there hair. The best thing about this trend is that anyone can take advantage. If you’re dedicated to growing your hair longer and stronger than ever, be sure to swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner with a system formulated to help put an end to breakage like Redken Extreme Length Shampoo and Conditioner. When used together hair breakage can be reduced up to %81, allowing your mane to reach unthinkable lengths.
Waiting for your hair to grow takes a lot of patience, and we much as we admire patience—sometimes we just don’t have it. If you want to slay extra long locks before the year is through, wigs and extensions can help you get there. Whether you wear a long wig just for a night or head to the salon for princess-length extensions, your XXL locks will are bound to turn heads.
Swap Liquid Hair for Healthy, Heat-Free Manes
Sleek, straight hair is stunning to look at but unless you were born with naturally smooth strands, it can feel like a full-time job to maintain. This year we’re giving our heat styling tools a much-needed break and are embracing our heat-free manes in all of their textured glory. This haircare trend is all about hair that looks and feels healthy. Whether your hair is wavy, coily, or somewhere in between, the key to flawless heat-free hair styles is to find products that work with your natural hair type.
Not sure where to start? Use this article to help you identify your hair type. Once you’ve identified your hair type, you’ll have a much easier time identifying products that will make your hair pop. Once you’re ready to add-to-cart, check out our complete guide on all of our favorite wavy and curly hair products.
Swap High Maintenance Hair Routines for The Undone Look
Listen, no one appreciates a multi-step, product-filled hair care routine as much as we do, but this year we’re taking a much more laid-back approach to hair care and styling. Relying on heat-free hair styles is the first step in embracing the undone look. If you want to make sure your style is effortless but chic, you need to invest in hair styling products that will give your air-dried hair texture, volume, and movement. A finishing spray like Redken Dry Texture Finishing Spray is an undone styling essential everyone should have in their arsenal no matter their hair type.
Swap French Bobs for Animal-Inspired Haircuts
The French aesthetic has dominated the beauty and fashion world for decades—and for a good reason. French women are known for their effortless “just rolled out of bed looking flawless” style, think, gently tousled waves, and natural-looking balayage. As much as we love looking like we woke up like this, this year we’re all about haircuts that make a statement.
Not sure where to find inspiration for your next head-turning chop? Look no further than the animal kingdom! In 2022 we were inspired by all kinds of animals from butterflies to wolves, and in 2023 we predict we’ll continue to add new animals to our inspiration roster. Not sure which animal you want to channel with your next cut, but want to get in on the trend? The common thread in all of these styles is lots of movement, so ask your stylist for a textured cut with lots of layers.
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