10 Spring 2023 Haircut Trends That Will Instantly Refresh Your Look

This is your sign to go for a chop.

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Here are the most major spring 2023 haircut trends, from the butterfly haircut to the French girl bo...
Dimitris Giannetos

With the refreshing energy that springtime brings, the warmer months often come with a desire for some serious change. And be it an on-trend new wardrobe piece you’ve had your eye on, a slight revamp to your home’s decor, or even an inspiring weekend trip to change up your scenery — it’s no secret that many beauty-loving girlies opt for a fresh new haircut to say goodbye to winter and enter a new era.

Most recently? Megan Fox ushered in a new era, going for a headline-making chop (and dying her strands an on-trend copper hue that is *still* trending through 2023). And not too long before that, Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega ditched her longer locks, going for a textured shag ‘do with wispy bangs that feels both youthful and modern.

Even with the same hue you’re currently rocking, a haircut can really give you that renewed vibe you may be craving this time of year if you’re not quite ready to play with some dye. And just in time for the next visit to your favorite salon — Bustle has tapped some of the top hair gurus in the industry, gathering the 10 spring 2023 haircut trends that are expected to be everywhere throughout the next few months.


The “Rachel”

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For Jennifer Aniston stans and Friends lovers alike — Rachel’s iconic, layered hair is everything. Sophie Rose Gutterman, a stylist who has worked with the likes of Adrienne Bailon, says this of the nostalgic trend: “The Rachel layers are back. I’ve seen so many celebrities with face-framing fringe that connects to the length, creating a textured look. My favorite way to style this new take on the Rachel is with the T3 AireBrush Duo’s round brush attachment and All About Curls’ Luxe Leave-In Detangler for added hydration.”


Micro Bang Moment

From Florence Pugh to Bella Hadid — countless cool girls have been experimenting with shorter bang lengths. And Gia Wendt, a cut-and-color guru based in Chicago, gives Bustle her thoughts on the rising trend: “Micro bangs, or baby bangs, are super short bangs that lay somewhere in the middle of your forehead. I think we’re seeing the m pop up more because they’re so bold, elegant, and feminine. They really make a statement and aren’t for everybody.”


A Mid-Length Straight Cut

Medium or mid-length haircuts like Megan Fox's new hairstyle are trending for spring 2023.

Earlier this month, Megan Fox arrived to Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party with a fresh new copper ‘do painted by colorist Jacob Schwartz (that’s giving *major* Little Mermaid vibes). And with her strands looking more voluminous than ever, her hair was chopped to shorter lengths in a straight line for added density and bounce. Dimitris Giannetos, the guru who styled her hair for the event, says the look is all things “effortless and modern.”


A French Girl Bob

Care for a cut that has that je ne sais quoi? Gutterman recommends taking cues from endlessly chic French girls: “The French Girl bob is everything. Styling with soft bends at the end gives so much volume, [and] Zendaya taking the bob to another level just screams playful and fierce.” The key? Movement, dimension, and maybe even a fringe moment à la Amélie.


Voluminous C-Cuts

Whether you’re a curly-haired girl or not, the “C cut” is the perfect ‘do for some added volume and face-framing vibes. And Michelle O’Connor, a hair guru who just so happens to be Matrix’s Global Artistic Director, agrees we will be seeing a lot of this cut for the spring of 2023: “The C cut is set to be a big trend this spring. This is the cousin to the V haircut with a rounded bottom, [and has] tons of long layers that cup the face. For styling, I love to use velcro rollers and spray Matrix Refresher Dry Shampoo at the roots to give extra volume.”


Lush Butterfly Cuts

Another cut to consider if you have ultra-long locks? “Long face-framing layers are the subtle detail that creates a soft, lived-in look to complement [your] length — [and] having layers will give it a lift and help the hair stay fuller, versus flat,” says Gutterman. “[To emphasize the volume], use a 1.5 inch curling iron (I use T3's Singlepass Curl 1.5") to give the ends a bend for a tousled look, [and be mindful of product] that will weigh the hair down.”


The “Shullet”

A wolf cut (also known as a shullet), is a shag-mullet hybrid ‘do that gives a whole lot of edge to your look — and O’Connor is excited about the look’s recent resurgence: “The shullet hairstyle is a crossover between a shag and mullet with a cut that gives great attitude, yet is still effortless and cool.”


A Power Bob

A sleek power bob (that features hair of the same length all the way around) is the perfect way to embrace your inner strength. Gutterman notes: “It’s giving chic and playful all at the same time!” As for styling tips? She notes: “When styling the bob straight, first you want to use a round brush to give the hair some bounce followed with a flat iron on the ends to polish it and really define the shape. I love T3's Smooth ID for its customizable heat settings. You can also style this cut wet which can give a sultry feel. Wet the hair and scrunch All About Curls High-Definition Gel into the ends and let it air dry. This cut will insure you look put together whether it's wet and has a soft bend, or you go straight and sleek.”


Wispy Bangs

Andrea DiCostanzo, the NY-based founder and lead hair guru of The Painted Gypsy, admits that bangs will (still) be a major trend for 2023: “Right now, bangs are super popular — whether they are curtain or straight. [To redirect your part], a smaller round brush is a must-have, and your blow-dryer needs a nozzle.”


A Chic Shag

With recent stars opting for the trending cut — namely Wednesday’s star, Jenna Ortega — Gutterman sees a textured shag cut being major this spring: “I’m loving the chic shag [and] Jenna Ortega has managed to wear her hair in this soft shaggy cut that still looks chic and put together. For styling this look I recommend using your favorite texture spray, [like] SexyHair's High Tide Texturizing Finishing Spray on dry hair.”

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