The Salon Trendy Word Dictionary for 2023

The Salon Trendy Word Dictionary for 2023

Kerry Toscano

1. The Butterfly Cut
The butterfly cut was the curtain bang epidemic circa 2021! EVERYONE was flooding in with requests, tutorials and how-to’s on achieving this mega-volume layered haircut.

2. Bronde Hair Color
Bronde? It’s just what it sounds like—brown plus blonde! The cool thing about this trend was the pearlescent shine that every “bronde” girl on TikTok had in their hair. The variation of the color trend was super customizable and had a ton of loyal blondies take a peek to the dark(er) side.

3. Slicked-Back Buns
This trend took a ton of clients out of their comfort zone in the BEST way. Slicked-back looks completely took over any trendy styling inspo we covered this year. The small spikes of hair poking out of the styled bun made this look a super chic rendition of traditionally “ballerina” looking styles.

 

4. Expensive Brunette
The trend that had blonding experts shaking—expensive brunette took OVER social and had every client convinced they were going darker. Nearly every celebrity and influencer went all-over brunette early this year and the trend escalated through the winter months.

5. The Mixie
We saw the bixie, the classic pixie and the mullet last year. But THIS year—we met the Mixie. The mullet and pixie hybrid took key elements of both looks and combined them to make the shabby-chic showstopper of 2022.

6. Teddy Bear Blonde
The newest on our urban dictionary list of 2022 is a sweet surprise, teddy bear blonde. The deep, golden hues of this trend make it super easy to bring any blonde client lower or any brunette client higher in tonal ranges to create a custom teddy bear blonde.

7. The Bottleneck Bob
Fall’s biggest haircut trend was the bottleneck bob—the pinched look that took over IG. The bottleneck aspect came from the unique construction of the bob with fringe that pokes upwards and blends into a heavy perimeter.

8. Retro Blowouts
Every year we see a voluminous look cycle through the buzzword list, but this year took a retro spin. The resurgence of heavily layered cuts was mostly to thank for these structured (dare we say fluffy?) blowouts clients LOVED.

9. Copper Penny Hair Color
Redheads reigned supreme this year—every shade, every texture and every tone. The copper takeover started back in the spring when celebs unexpectedly traded in their signature looks for copper shades. Soon enough, everyone was on the red train in their own unique way.

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Source: Behind the Chair