7 Sizzling Haircut Trends for Summer 2023

These looks are bringing the heat all season long

Best Haircuts for Summer 2023 | Reflect Beauty
Photo Credit: @nureenkhannn on Instagram

Nothing says ‘hot girl summer’ like a fire new ‘do to rock out when you hit the steamy streets. And even if your summer plans are more lukewarm, a new haircut can ease all types of woes. It can act as a reset button after an exit from a toxic situation (or situationship), create more ease in your everyday self-maintenance routine, or simply function as a way to genuinely keep cool in the summer heat. 

No matter the reason the idea of a new haircut sets your heart ablaze, this season’s trends are all about adding shape and movement that makes the hair look effortlessly chic, regardless of texture or styling. In an interview with Behind the Chair, celebrity hairstylist, Larry Sims, shared his predictions, “I really believe that natural hair will be at the forefront of styles. A lot of women are leaning towards rocking their natural hair and learning how to cut it and shape it without relying on a lot of manipulation.” 

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If low manipulation plus high style sounds like your summer hair vibe, keep reading for seven of the hottest haircuts that are trending for the season.

Curly Wolf Cut

Layers on layers give a soft and sexy edge plus tons of movement to these tumbling coils in an ultra-trendy, long-length wolf cut on @Beautybytaramarie. And the dimension this cut gets from highlights and color takes it to another level.  

Tara Marie, @Beautybytaramarie

Ultra Sleek Bob

A short, blunt, ultra-chic bob is somehow timeless and trendy at the same time and we love how you can switch it up with a straight center part, like @melrwhite’s, or shake it up with blunt bangs to match. 

Melanie White, @melrwhite

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Choppy Layered Looks 

We love how free-flowing choppy layers were a super fun way to add volume and flair to this lengthier cut on @nytrendymoms

Johnnybell, @nytrendymoms 

Curtain Bangs

The great thing about curtain bangs is they’re a window to depth and structure, regardless of your hair length or texture. These side-sweeping scene stealers are going to read, “fabulously put together” no matter how you wear the rest of your hair. 

Nura, @heynuraaa

Pixie Cut


Whether you prefer it super short and barely there, or gently tousled with slightly longer tresses along the top, a pixie cut is the ultimate low-maintenance summer cut. The primary thing you need to rock it is confidence (along with a few daily products of course). Check out how @justlikejackies styles hers for some inspo here.

Jackie P, @justlikejackies

90s Asymmetrical Lob


While the long bob, or affectionately, the “lob,” has had an intermittent hold on the girlies ever since the 90s, we’re especially fond of this asymmetrical iteration’s return, complete with full side-sweeping length and eye-grazing layers as seen on @iamkamighee

Kamaria G, @iamkamighee

Butterfly Haircut


Want to both freshen up your hairstyle by chopping off several inches AND retain length because you aren’t fully ready to commit to short hair? Then the butterfly cut is for you. The style is so deeply layered it even gives you the option to pin up your longer layers and sport the appearance of a short haircut if the mood should strike. Sounds like a win-win to us. Check out @gwendolynlaumatia’s take on this cut here.

Gwendolyn Laumatia, @gwendolynlaumatia