The 5 Trendiest And Most Flattering Haircuts For Fall 2023, According To Pro Stylists

As the lazy, sun-drenched days of summer slowly wane, many of us eagerly await the onset of autumn with a growing sense of anticipation. While thoughts of autumnal colors and cool, crisp air fill your mind, it is also an ideal time to start contemplating the perfect hairstyle for the upcoming season!

Fortunately, we have compiled a list of 5 of the most sought-after, fashionable haircuts currently being flaunted by celebrities on red carpets and across social media. Professional hair stylists and experts provide their tips, recommendations, and expert opinions to guide you towards a fresh new fall look.

Read on for insight and suggestions from Gina Rivera, celebrity hair stylist and founder of Phenix Salon Suites, Krysta Guerrero, owner and stylist at Base Salon Chicago, Lauren Udoh, hair stylist and hair creative director of WigReports,


5 Trendy Haircuts To Look Out For In Fall 2023

1. Birkin Bangs

Inspired by the late actress and style icon Jane Birkin, this kind of eyebrow-grazing, flirty and timeless bang is as in as ever this fall. As seen above on Elizabeth Olsen, this flattering fringe can promote symmetry when it comes to your facial features, and bring more attention to your eyes.

Bangs like these, Rivera says, "can also detract from the appearance of fine or limp hair and can add dimension to a style." She also points out that they can make your hair "look fuller" if you're looking for a refresh.

2. Italian Bob

If you're looking for a haircut that can make your best features pop while giving your mane an extra boost of volume and bounce, look no further than the Italian bob cut. This style is inspired by Old Hollywood and is a 'do that stylish stars like Zendaya are currently opting for.

The Italian bob takes the traditional bob cut to new heights with chunky blunt ends that create an airy, voluminous look that's never heavy or bulky. It also has just the right amount of length to allow for easy styling options as it's long enough to tie up, but short enough to be worn as is.

Udoh says that a medium bob like this is "a sleek and stylish choice for many occasions." She adds that "it's a versatile cut that looks great on almost any face shape and hair type." The length can be "adjusted to complement your features and create an attractive silhouette," she notes. "This ever-popular bob provides volume at the crown, with textured layers that frame the face nicely while still maintaining an easy-to-manage style," Udoh explains.

3. Punky Pixie

If you've ever thought of going shorter, fall can be a great time for an epic hair transformation! Florence Pugh's punky pixie is longer than a typical buzzcut, but still pretty short and striking. Rivera notes that a pixie is a no-fail haircut that can be designed to highlight your cheekbones and bone structure.

A look like this is especially trendy right now, Rivera says, as it is also very customizable and can be made to work with your hair type and texture. Pixies like Pugh's are "a great cut because you can go as edgy as you want with lots of texture, or you can stay softer with a straighter look," Rivera points out.

"Given that this pixie is shorter in the back and sides leaves the liberty of anything goes on top; straight, natural, spiked, you name it!  The pixie is also neat because it can be super cute or incredibly sophisticated and always a classic in my eyes," she continues.


4. Long Layers with Wispy Fringe

Center-parted, curtain bangs have been trending online all year, and they aren't going anywhere this fall! As Udoh notes, adding a wispy bang to long layers can provide even more movement and interest if you're bored of long hair or your current style.

Camila Cabello's fringe can be parted in the middle, pinned-back or moved to the side, creating plenty of options for styling all season long. "These bangs can be flattering for women of any age because they create a sense of volume and fullness around the face," Udoh says.

"They also work well with many different hairstyles, making them a versatile choice for any woman," she adds. "In my personal experience, curtain bangs can be styled in many different ways to suit nearly any face shape or hair type. This makes them an excellent option for women who want to change their look regularly."

5. Bixie

If you can't decide between a bob or pixie, we have good news. You don't have to! A 'bixie' (or bob-meets-pixie) like Kristen Stewart's is very in for fall, and can be a very flattering and chic choice, Guerrero explains. There are elements of both styles to play with here in this social media-fave cut, and autumn is a great time to find what works for you.

"The bixie is a traditional bob haircut that’s combined with a pixie," she says. "The nice thing about a bixie is its versatility — not only can you adjust the length and opt to have it a little longer, but there is no one way to do it when it comes to the style. The cut is totally customizable based on your preference."