If you fancy something both badass and feminine, a softly chopped crop is rebelliously relaxed but still statement-making. Ditto, the curly chop rocked by one of our fave hair crushes, stylist Rachel Renae Paz, who’s taken her own hair from ultra short back down to her collarbone and killed every single length in between. And Rowan Blanchard’s nape length page boy cut dusts the style off and gives it a new, alluring revival.
As for choosing your chop, the best way to find your perfect short hairstyle is to pick a look you’d love to copy. Then, consider whether it would work on your shape face and hair type. If you’re still unsure, take a picture to your hairdresser, ask them what might be possible and get their recommendations on how to tweak it to work best for you. To help get you started, we’ve asked the hair pro, Larry King to answer some of the most-asked short hair questions below…
What are the biggest short haircuts for 2023?
According to Larry, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer as 2023 will be very much about experimenting with hairstyles that are personal and bespoke to you. “When thinking about short haircuts, there is so much variety – from the pixie cuts, to short mullets, to maybe longer at the front, shorter at the back. Think more 2000s haircuts that you saw on Winona Ryder,” he says.
Short hair in general, “is going to be the haircut of 2023 for,” says Larry. “I think girls are going to really move forward into short hair. You’re seeing lots of models do it right now, you’ve seen it on the catwalks quite a lot. It gives you so much individuality and makes you stand out – its really striking.”
But one style we’ll be seeing more of is the shorter wolf cut, or “cub cut,” which offers a cropped rendition of it’s big sis, the wolf cut. It has just as much attitude, only with a fresher, shoulder-baring length and picks up the mood of ultra choppy cuts like the shag and mullet that have been trending over the past couple of years.