6 Winter 2023 Hair Trends You Need to Know

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The Shag

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Paging Meg Ryan: This haircut, popular in the ’80s and early ’90s, has been steadily trending for the past couple of years and is only getting more popular. If you want to make a big hair change for the new year, consider the shag.

Ceremonia Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray

Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray

Ceremonia Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray

The secret to a great shag? (Haircut, we mean…) Serious texture. Spritz a good amount of texturizing spray or beach spray like this guava-scented one from Ceremonia to avoid looking flat.

Veiled Beauty

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What do Julia Fox, Nicki Minaj, and Kate Beckinsale have in common? They all recently wore veils—in the same week. The trend was spotted on the runway as well, in the Zuhair Murad (pictured) and Giambattista Valli Haute Couture collections, as well as Sandy Liang fall 2023.

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Jennifer Behr Voilette Headband in Black

Voilette Headband in Black

Jennifer Behr Voilette Headband in Black

Though still dramatic, this netted headband version from Jennifer Behr is a bit more suited to real life. Going with a color other than white—black, red, lavender—is a safe option if you don’t want to look too bridal.

The Classic Bob

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To borrow a phrase from TikTok, the bobs are bobbing this season. A sharp chin-length cut is great for this time of year, but we love this softer look seen on a model at Brandon Maxwell’s spring 2024 show as well.

Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment

Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment

Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment

Frizz tends to be less of an issue in winter, but it’s still a factor. This spray-on, heat-protecting treatment adds shine and helps minimize frizz for straight, wavy, and curly hair.

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Bows and Headbands

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Girly ribbons have taken over fall fashion, and the trend is sticking around for a while (see: the headbands at Versace spring 2024, here on Precious Lee). And we love the look for the holiday season too; after all, nothing says “I’m the gift!” like wearing a bow on your head.

Lele Sadoughi Ribbon Slim Headband

Ribbon Slim Headband

Lele Sadoughi Ribbon Slim Headband

If the Versace-esque pastels feel too spring-y, this pine-colored velvet is perfect for winter.

Braided Ponytails

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Tim Hawking

At LaPointe, high, snatched ponies got twisted into robust braids. An easy-to-recreate yet dramatic look to pair with everything from a turtleneck to a party dress.

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Oribe Gel Serum

Gel Serum

Stylist Joey George used this hair serum to help keep the braids sleek at LaPointe, leaving out two small sections out at the front for face-framing micro-braids.

Spiked Ballerina Bun

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Courtesy Kevin Murphy

Another updo option, courtesy of the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2024 runway, is this low chignon. Kevin.Murphy style/color master Leland Olson crafted it to look effortless, rather than overly perfect.

Kevin Murphy Touchable Spray Wax

Touchable Spray Wax

Kevin Murphy Touchable Spray Wax

To help piece out the spiky ends, Olson used this spray-on wax for hold.

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