2023 Hair Trends: The Hottest Styles to Try Now

Hair trends don’t change as quickly as makeup and nail trends.

With so many different hair textures and cuts, not every hairstyle can be easily adopted by us all.

But 2023 hair trends shown during fashion week show a few distinct hair trends that anyone can wear.

There’s a resurgence of early 2000s looks we’re calling Y2K, as well as a new take on bedhead, cool ways to tie your hair up, and the end of the middle part chokehold.

Here are some hair trends you will see in 2023:

1) The wet hair look

The wet hair look can be worn on any face shape and on a short haircut or on longer hair.

It is a versatile look that can be easily recreated.

Made famous by Kim Kardashian at the met gala, you master this style by starting with damp hair instead of hair that is dripping wet.

Then the gel is applied all over to sculpt your hair into the look that you want.

The gel you choose is important as it has to be a non-sticky, high-shine gel that also has a stronghold to keep hair locked in place, all day and night.

When it comes to achieving the wet hair look, it’s important not to skimp out on applying a good amount of product.

Just go to town with your hair gel.

Start by taking a generous helping of gel and working it through your hair, starting at your roots.

To achieve a sleek look, focus most of the product on your roots.

Feel it out to see what you like the best, but keep this in mind: Essentially, the more gel you add, the wetter your hair will look. 

Once the gel is applied, you can use a variety of combs and hair brushes to style your hair.

Straight hair requires less combing compared to curly hair.

Consider opting for a fine tooth comb to create a more relaxed appearance.

If you prefer a perfected, sleek look, opt for a boar bristle brush.

Once you’ve applied a generous amount of hair gel, take the comb and work it through your hair from root to tip. 

To add shine to your hair, you want to use a glossing spray.

Once the roots of your hair have a nice glossy finish, it’s time to focus on the rest of your hair.

Make the bottom of your hair blend with the top by using a glossing spray.

While you’ll want to work some gel through your lengths, adding most of the wet-looking shine from a glossing spray will ensure the hair isn’t too heavy and stays slick and shiny.

Finally, you can lock everything in by using a hair spray.

Hair spray can keep any baby hairs or flyaways controlled.

2) Side swept bangs

The side part works well with choppy layers and long hair.

A pixie cut can also be easily styled into a side part.

It is the ultimate spring-summer trend that works on any length of hair to fit any personality and mood.

The best way to style side bangs involves some water, heat, and a blow dryer.

Best of all, the steps below apply whether you want high, wispy side bangs or side bangs that stay close to your forehead.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Gather the materials
  2. Wash your bangs
  3. Blow-dry your bangs before your hair
  4. Dry your bangs in the opposite direction
  5. Flip your bangs to the side of your part
  6. Use a flat iron
  7. Add hair spray

3) Y2K Style

2023 hair trends are inspired by many early 2000s hair trends.

The trend features styles of every length such as the mullet, pixie, space buns, pigtails, flipped ends, low ponytails, antenna bangs, choppy layers, and chunkier highlights.

Chunkier highlights tend to be blond or vivid colour is added to the hair to give an added twist to the Y2k look.

Accessories take a center stage for this hair trend as things such as chunky bedazzled barrettes, claw clips or butterfly clips, headbands and scrunchies are making a comeback.

In addition to hair accessories, there are some hair products you should have on hand that’ll make it easier to bring Y2K hairstyles to life. 

A good hairspray is crucial to making sure your Y2K hairstyle stays intact all day long.

Next, a heat protectant is a must-have for those styles that require a flat iron, curling iron, or blow dryer.

If you’re looking to get the perfect flippy ends, protecting your hair from the heat required to achieve the look is important.

You’ll also want to have a pack of hair ties and fine-tooth combs handy when going to style your hair so you can create the desired part and look.

The most popular bang style in the 2000s was called ‘antenna bangs.’

This is when two thin pieces of hair frame each side of your face while the rest is pulled up in the back.

Think Bella Hadid and Blackpink’s recent hair trends.

The next time you visit the salon, you can ask your stylist for face-framing bangs, and they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about.

Side swept bangs are also popular and for those who already have face-framing layers, you can just part your hair to the side and use a large round brush and blow dryer to sweep them over your forehead.

4) Bedhead

Another popular hairstyle that is easy to recreate.

Bedhead hairstyles are meant to be casual and unpolished.

It is meant to look like you just woke up and strolled out the door looking like you walked off the catwalk.

Don’t confuse beachy waves with this.

True bedhead is fluffy near the crown and rumpled all over,

If your hair is a little flat, a little fuzzy, or a little rumpled, you’ve achieved the perfect bedhead hairstyle.

If you want to add texture, especially on a short haircut, use just a bit then mess your hair into the desired level of unruliness.

Other hair trends you can go for in 2023 include:

  • The slicked-back ponytail
  • Dutch braids
  • The messy half up
  • The messy bun