7 spring hair trends to try out at home
From a textured ponytail to a statement fringe, spring is a time for growth and renewal, an opportunity for us to shake off the winter blues and step out into the world looking and feeling our best.
So, instead of simply cleaning out your home this spring, why not give your hairstyle a much-needed refresh to start the season right. If you're looking for inspiration, we've rounded up seven must-have looks for spring.
1. The "Wolf" haircut
Made famous by Billie Eilish, the "wolf cut" is trending as the new "It" hairstyle of 2023. Featuring bold choppy layers which is a mix between a vintage shag and a slight mullet, it's the perfect way to inject edginess into your hairstyle without compromising on length.
According to Sydney-based hair stylist Cara Clyne, seasonal visits to the salon for a haircut and good quality products go a long way when it comes to growing long, luscious locks – a prerequisite if you have this style in mind. Try TRESemmé Volume and Fullness Shampoo and Conditioner which will give you long-lasting volume for this type of cut also.
Nothing says clean, polished and edgy like pin-straight hair. Think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, Dua Lipa at the Grammy's or Kim Kardashian's iconic sleek 'do. Achieving it is easier than you might think.
After washing, blow-dry hair completely and then spray with heat protector, distributing evenly from roots to end.
Divide the top and bottom of your hair into two separate sections, pulling the top section into a bun with a hair tie or clip. Hold subsection at 90 degrees from the head, brush at the roots and pull straight with your thumb to add tension.
Place hair straightener at the roots behind the brush, gently gliding to the ends, following the brush. Repeat for each section until you're left with a flawlessly sleek mane. Finish with a touch of hairspray to control flyaways.
3. Textured ponytail
A ponytail is a classic for a reason – it's simple, chic and a great way to keep hair off your face and out of the way. Take the look one step further with a textured pony that gives some added volume and sass.
"Once hair is dry, create a middle part, section out the fringe area and clip away for the time being. Use your fingers to gather the hair up into a high ponytail, tie it off at the crown," explains Clyne.
Next, curl a small section, then curl another in a different direction to change it up. This style is supposed to look messy, so don't worry too much if it looks out of place at the start. Once you've curled the whole ponytail, tease it lightly with a comb for fullness. For the front fringe area, curl the hair away from the face then finish off with hairspray.
4. Warm tones
The term "brassy" was once frowned upon in the hair world, but now warm tones are giving us life! Honey blonde, mushroom brunette, golden toffee, toasted caramel – we're about to see a renaissance of copper-tone colours… and they all sound delicious.
These warmer shades brighten hair, giving more dimension and a richer feel. Think Jennifer Aniston's signature look, Addison Rae's brassy roots or Gigi Hadid's faux red moment.
5. A statement fringe
From low-key curtain layers to side-swept bangs, face-framing fringes are big this year. Spring is an excellent time to experiment with statement fringes; there's less humidity in the air, and if you decide it's not for you, you'll have plenty of time to grow out the cut before summer hits.
Whether you're highlighting cheekbones, softening chiselled features or shortening forehead space, there's a style to suit everyone. Ask your hairdresser to cut a fringe that best suits your face shape and hair texture.
6. Bathrobe curls
The latest viral beauty hack to sweep the internet uses the belt of a bathrobe to make perfect heat-free curls. Dubbed "bathrobe curls" by TikTok, the trend has taken off thanks to its simple DIY nature and shockingly perfect results.
Start by placing the sash/belt on the top of your head, letting it fall to each side. Then, divide your hair into two sections and wrap it around the robe belt.
According to TikTok user Bri Harmon, you do it like a French braid and then just go around in circles, gathering more hair as you go and repeating the process until you get to the end. Finish by tying it in a ponytail.
After sleeping on it overnight, take the bathrobe belt out of your hair and you should be left with swishy curls or waves.
7. Slicked back
Another excellent way to navigate increasing temperatures and the havoc it can wreak on your hair is to simply slick it all back.
For a worry-free, sophisticated and fresh look, blow-dry your hair away from your face and comb hair gel from the roots to mid-lengths, letting it fade into dry ends. Go for a regal faux-bob like Zendaya by tying your hair into a low bun, or let it hang free behind your ears in a wet-look. Finish off with a spritz of hairspray to keep it slick.
Drawing focus to what you're wearing, this is an especially great look to pair with a statement outfit or accessories, and bold eye makeup.