The 9 Hair Trends Set to Explode in 2023
If 2022 was all about going for the chop and experimenting with styles we’d never
If 2022 was all about going for the chop and experimenting with styles we’d never considered before, what will be the biggest hair trends in 2023? Well, first thing’s first, we’ll be taking that same playful approach to our hair into the new year, trying out new cuts, colors, styling tricks, formulas, and accessories on a quest to reinvent ourselves. In the spirit of inspiration, Vogue spoke to some of the world’s top hairstylists to learn what hair trends they predict will be big in 2023. Mood boards at the ready.
Artistry is back, and hairstylists are getting their creative juices flowing again. “For so long, it’s just been about the haircut, but we’re starting to see a return to styling again,” says Luke Hersheson. “Now the question is more about how you wear your hair up without it feeling too old fashioned… which is why very slick, gelled up-dos are a big trend right now.” Whether top knots, ballet buns, and Croydon face-lift ponytails, or gelled kiss curls and more ornate and architectural shapes—the latter as seen on Lily James at the British Fashion Awards recently—it’s time to really go there with your updo.
Hersheson’s tip on how to make the look work for you? “Concentrate on bringing the sides of your hair up in line with your cheekbones,” he says. “Generally, these kinds of styles are easier to do when the hair is wetter as it’s a bit more malleable—load up on Almost Everything Cream to add hold.” For extra detail, get creative with your edges, too.
It might not be the most exciting trend in the books, but looking after your scalp is integral to healthy hair. “The importance of scalp health is catching on,” says Jen Atkin, whose newly-launched Ouai Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains salicylic acid to reduce flaking and soothe inflammation. “Scalp care is essential to achieving shiny, healthy hair.”
With searches for the term “scalp treatment for dry scalp” up 70 percent on Pinterest, it seems we’re all on the hunt for formulas that work. Kérastase’s soon-to-launch Symbiose range combines piroctone olamine, salicylic acid, and bifidus to dissolve flakes while maintaining a balanced microbiome and scalp-skin barrier. Try the Micro-Peeling Cellulaire, which contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate sensitive scalps.