AOL May 3, 2023



12 Cute Hair Trends You Have to Try in 2023, According to Celebrity Stylists


Spring has sprung, and it's the perfect time to switch up your hair. Whether you're looking for the perfect prom hairstyle or in need of inspo for a protective 'do to slay during summer break, we've rounded up this year's coolest styles and cuts. We asked top celebrity hair stylists to break down 2023's hottest styles so you can bring them to your hairstylist or even try to recreate them at home. Feeling the '90s nostalgia vibe lately? You'll be happy to know that '90s-era styles like Pamela Anderson's iconic updo are back in full force. If you rock your natural hair texture, there are easy trends that you can slay from the comfort of your dorm. In the mood for a drastic change? Keep scrolling for expert-level cuts that need to be styled by a professional but will definitely impress when you grace the stage at graduation. Scroll ahead for the best celebrity hairstylist-approved hair trends to try out in 2023.

Tight Natural Curls

Curl friends on the curly and coily ends of the hair texture spectrum rejoice. Celebs like Megan Thee Stallion have been gracing the red carpet with larger-than-life 'fros, and this au naturel look eats and leaves no crumbs.

Pixie Cut

Teyana Taylor's pixie cut (and her on-theme outfit) stole the show at the 2023 Met Gala, but celeb stylist Destiny Kelly expects this cropped curly cut to make its rounds on all of the it-girls this year.

90's Bombshell Blowouts

Pam Anderson's updos aren't the only '90s hair trends coming back with a vengeance in 2023. Celebrity stylist Scott King used Hairstory's Hair Balm to smooth flyaways and the brand's dry shampoo Powder to help Sabrina Carpenter serve Claudia Schiffer-level bombshell blowout vibes.

Natural Wavy Curls

Natural hair enthusiasts, 2023 is your time to shine. According to Maxine Salon stylist Raven Hurtado, "Rocking your own natural texture will continue to trend." The Chicago-based stylist recommends adding layers to ensure "more lift and shape," using styling products to "volumize and define your curls, and then drying your curls with a diffuser" to achieve a larger-than-life look. If some of your ends have a looser curl pattern, Hurtado suggests using a 1-inch curling iron to help your tips blend in with the rest.

Flippy Bob, Side Parted

Thinking of doing a big chop? Bobs are back in 2023. Hurtado suggests adding a "side part and flipped ends" to give the look a fresh update.

Bottleneck Bangs

2023 is all about bangs — bottleneck bangs, to be exact. According to Hurtado, these lightly textured bangs are all the rage because they're "shorter in the middle, curved outwards, and have longer pieces hitting just right at the cheekbone." Emily in Paris star Lily Collins is a fan of the trending look.


Get ready to put your gorgeous face on full display because updos are a style to watch — and they're perfect for prom. According to celebrity hairstylist and Trademark Beauty co-founder Joseph Maine, traditional simple, sleek buns are always trending, but this year, more intricate updos, from tousled looks, a la Pam Anderson, to sculptured styles, like finger waves, will be some of the go-to styles hitting the red carpet this award's season.

Big Bouncy Blowouts

Larger-than-life blowouts will continue to slay. According to Maine, you can achieve this look at home with velcro or hot rollers, or dryer brushes, and root lift spray.

The Faux-Out

If you live for a more relaxed, tousled look, Maine recommends rocking a faux-out. You simply style your hair in a blowout and comb out the curls to achieve the desired waves.

Bubble Pony

Spruce up your go-to pony with accessories. According to RPZL Master Stylist Stephanie Angelone, bubble ponytails will reign supreme in 2023. Along with making your ponytail pop with bold accessories, Angelone suggests adding clip-in extensions for extra length and volume.

Extreme Lengths

Go bold or go home because 2023 is all about extreme length and volume. No matter if you naturally have long hair or you're rocking extensions, Angelone recommends adding clip-ins to ensure your look remains "full from top to bottom."

Half-Fulani Braids, Half Knotless Braids

This hybrid 'do is the result of combining two of the biggest protective style trends at once. It's hands down one of the fave 'dos rocked by influencers like Jackie Aina and Lellies Santiago.