Like any personal style choice, haircuts aren’t a one-size-fits-all option. They’re best when custom-tailored for a style that suits you and only you. For that reason, finding the right cut comes down to a few important factors, here, we discuss your hair type.
In addition to hair type, your face shape, personal preference, and lifestyle routine are high on the list, but your individual hair type and texture are some of the most important details when choosing a new haircut. This is because once you achieve a look, you need to be able to style it on a daily basis. Looking at the latest haircut trends, below we’re decoding the best options to choose from based on your hair type.
Haircuts Based on Your Hair Type
Hair Type: Fine/Thin
Suggested Trend: Chopped Bob
Fine hair can be described as having a small diameter, while thin hair has less density. Within this hair type, the shape can be straight, wavy, curly, or coily. Anyone with fine and/or thin hair knows how much of a struggle it can be to add volume and thickness to their look. Short hairstyles are best to enhance fine/thin hair types, whether you have stick straight, wavy, or curly hair, short hairstyles are best to enhance fine/thin hair types. Bobs of all shapes have been trending the past few seasons, and whether you’re trying this length out for the first time or need to refresh your go-to shape, the chopped bob is a great option.
The Chopped Bob has recently been spotted on celebrities such as Laura Harrier and Jenna Ortega. As one of the most searched haircut trends of 2023, this look won’t be slowing down anytime soon. The length and choppiness of this cut can be tailored to your face and texture type — typically less choppy to achieve fullness and more choppy to increase volume and lift. Add a fringe or keep the face frame long based on personal preference. As always, with curly hair types, start off with a longer length first to avoid going too short.
To style the look, start with ANGEL.WASH + ANGEL.RINSE or PLUMPING.WASH + PLUMPING.RINSE. Then add BODY.BUILDER to new growth before rough drying and polishing with a round brush. To finish, spritz FRESH.HAIR throughout and tousle with fingers to add volume or when needed to refresh your style.
Hair Type: Medium
Suggested Trend: Midi Flick, Butterfly Cut, Wolf Cut
Medium hair types fall between fine and coarse and can include any shape — straight, wavy, curly, or coily. Depending on the density, this hair type can wear a variety of haircuts and be fairly easy to style. As one of the most common hair types, it benefits from cutting in added movement. Haircuts featured this season that work well with this hair type are everything from the Midi Flick to the Butterfly Cut and the Wolf Cut.
The Midi Flick is typically a mid-length haircut, while the Butterfly Cut and Wolf Cut can be adapted to almost any length. These cuts all focus on specific cutting techniques to add shape to the hair. The Midi Flick is ideal for medium hair types looking to add thickness, while the Butterfly Cut and Wolf Cut add texture and airy volume. If you’re interested in a more textured/layered cut like these, take your hair shape (straight, wavy, curly or coily) into consideration so the finished cut will be easy to style.
These cuts can work beautifully on natural hair texture types, so adding products to enhance movement is key. To style the look on wavy hair, a combination of KILLER.WAVES on damp hair and BEDROOM.HAIR on dry hair will enhance waves and add volume and hold. While curly hair types will benefit from KILLER.CURLS + DOO.OVER to define texture patterns and increase hold and volume with a soft, touchable finish.
Hair Type: Coarse/Thick
Suggested Trend: Pixie Hybrid or Invisible Layers
Coarse and thick hair types are recognized by their thick diameter and texture. They include all hair shapes, such as straight, wavy, curly and coily and can benefit from a wide range of haircuts based on your personal preference.
We’re entering an era of “anything goes” when it comes to many hair trends, which is why we’re seeing coarse and thick hair types opt for anything from long layers to cropped pixies. If you struggle with the thickness of your hair, this can be used to your advantage, as thick hair can add weight to long hair or be removed in shorter lengths.
If weight is something you want to remove from your strands, a pixie, bixie or mixie can be tailored for any texture shape. Thicker and coarse hair types with short hair give off a 90s feel with chunky layers and stacked weight lines. For those with long or mid-length hair that want to keep the length, invisible layers are a great way to remove length and weight while adding movement. Using a variety of soft blending techniques, either internally or externally, they enhance the silhouette without adding a distinguishing shape — leading to airy volume where you need it most.
To style short hair, products that control movement like ROUGH.RIDER are ideal because they give maximum hold while still being moldable. To enhance the airy nature of invisible layers, volumising texturisers like BEDROOM.HAIR and DOO.OVER are the perfect match.