New year, new hair trends.
among innumerablecelebrity hair transformationsand resurrectnostalgic lookLike "Rachel," 2022 turned out to be a big year for hairstyles, and 2023 will be just as exciting.
The retro-inspired mix of bygone eras and new, modern elements creates an exciting trend scene with more experimental and androgynous styles.
"We're moving away from the Y2K look towards a grunge gothic vibe."Laura Polko, celebrity hairstylist for stars likehadith teethmihailee steinfeldsays the PEOPLE. “I think we will see it especially in the first half of the year. Summer will be a lighter season, so we'll see lighter colors, but I'm definitely thinking the grunge gothic vibe is starting to creep in."
Below, Polko shares the rest of his top 2023 hair trend predictions, from cuts to colors to styles.
haircut trends 2023
Medium Length Irregular Layers
Medium-length hair can often look uninspiring, lacking the drama of a super-short or extra-long style. However, according to Polko, 2023 will be the year of salvation for the halflings. She expressly points this out.Lucy HaleThe choppy December 2022 look, in which her luscious brunette locks are styled in a voluminous cut with flipped ends and lots of layers.
"People are so frustrated with average length," she says. "When you're in this place, you don't know what to do and [feel] like it's too early for layers, but I think a lot of people saw [Hale's haircut] and said, 'Oh my gosh, I could do that. this" or "I want to do this". "
short curtain fringe
No doubt about itthe curtains closejust have a moment The delicate, low-maintenance trend will continue through 2023 and beyond, but Polko says shorter shades are on the way.
“I think shorter curtain bangs, where it's ripped down the middle but hangs out of the corner of the eye, will be much more common. Personally, I still think about doing that."
Recently, bob trends have ranged from French bobs to blunt bobs to bixies (also known as bobs and pixie bobs). According to Polko, in 2023 there will be more of these, which will allow a lot of creativity and freedom when it comes to cutting your hair.
"There will definitely be shorter [styles] than before, but it's very personal, which will necessarily be cool," she says. "It's very much a dealer choice...it's specific to where you live, what you do for a living, the personality of each person."
"I think you'll see all kinds of shorter haircuts that could be newer trends that we haven't really seen before," she adds.
Hair Color Trends for 2023
There's a time and place for bold color, but in 2023, natural-looking highlights are on the menu. Think:Jennifer AnistonIs it lightly blended blonde orHailey Biebermorena dimensional.
"I think this is less the case with a single process with multiple slides," says Polko. "If you intentionally color some pieces in the same places they grow, you'll end up with healthier hair. Hair breakage stands out a lot less."
"If you already have some [highlighted] pieces, I have some ombre pieces that look like they were done by the sun, what I like to do is paint them with a little bit of paintStyle Edit Root Concealer Touch Up Spray, either bring it with blonde or cover the whole piece with brown. I think people are more adept at doing some sort of in-between color and not over-committing."
The sudden predominance of warm hair colors (cf.bella hadidthe younger orange blond orZendaya's Honey Brown) proves that trends can change in the blink of an eye. Cool shades have been the name of the game for years, even for brunettes, but lately Polko has noticed a shift.
“A big trend is heat in any type of hair color, because for a long time everyone has been thinking: 'My blondes are not blonde enough, they are not cool enough,'” says the stylist. "And now I think people aren't afraid of gold, more orange, more auburn, honey colors. I think it's less scary because people see that it's really good for all skin tones.
subtle red tones
2022 saw the dramatic red hair transformations of celebrities likeKendall JennermiSydney Sweeney, sparking a wave of auburn hair trends. This year, Polko says, the color craze will continue, but instead of becoming a grown-up redhead, she'll be more about incorporating subtle hints of red.
"The pendulum is always swinging," she says. "First it was 'No Red in My Dark Hair,' and then it went the other way to a full redhead, and I think this year it's going to be somewhere in between."
Trends in hairstyles and accessories for 2023
Until recently it seemed that the impressive and glamorous blowouts of the 90's supermodels would beTyra Banksmicindy crawfordbelonged to the past. However, like so many other trends of the decade, '90s hair is back in full force.
"It's like beautiful, mobile, touchable hair," says Polko. “It used to be, 'Make it as straight as possible,' and now people say, 'Let's make it big and beautiful.' "
Farrah FawcettInspired hair is off to a great start in 2023. Voluminous hairstyles have been popping up for a while (especially on TikTok), but Polko says people are finally ready to embrace the various "imperfections" that come along with it.
"It's been a while since we've seen the flip-out, but people are starting to like it," she says. "You know if you explode and one side always kicks one way, the other always kicks down? I think people are okay with that, instead of saying, 'Why is this like walking away?' I think people are ready to let it all flow."
Stylish updos are absolutely everywhere now and they are only gaining momentum. stars like Bella Hadid,kim kardashianmilori harveyshe made slicked-back hair her signature, often keeping a 1–2-inch section in the front and sweeping the rest of her hair back into a ponytail or spiky bun.
The beauty of the folk style, Polko says, is that it's easily adjustable to best flatter any face shape.
"You can really work with the brushwork," he explains. "[For example] my face may look elongated at the bottom, so I want to make sure it goes back to the eye and then up to lift the face. While some people may want to do the brush strokes, a bit more goes down to complement the eye and face".
To create the perfect back look, Polko's secret weapon is touch-up powder. "One of the ways to make my client's hair look fuller is to fill in the hairline.Style Edit Root Touch Up Powdershe says, "Gives the illusion of a thicker hairline."
OtherBeauty trend in 2000For the comeback, claw clamps are back in a big way. As Polko points out, they're not only stylish and versatile, but they're also more convenient and less damaging than hair ties.
"I think people have seen how easy and quick jaw clips can be and how much they prevent breakage compared to a tight hair elastic," she says. "It will cause a lot of breakage, especially if you're parting down the center of the brittle parts of the hair. It's easier; she can move, she can sit, she can throw up, it's cute, it won't give you a headache."
80s workout headbands
The 90's are officially back and now it looks like it's the 80's turn.bella hadidShe recently started wearing chunky workout-style headbands, and Polko predicts the style will start a big trend, especially with Hadid's signature coins framing her face.