The Best Summer Haircuts to Try Right Now

The weather is finally warming up, meaning it’s time to spritz on a fruity fragrance, pack a beach bag, and check out the best new summer haircuts for 2023. If you’re itching for a major chop, you’re on the right track: Not only is it super common to crave a hair change for the summer, but experts say the seasonal vibe pretty much calls for it.

“Summertime brings bright, fresh, new energy, and what better way to express that than with giving your look a fresh change up?” Nick Stenson, professional hairstylist and founder of Nick Stenson Beauty, tells Glamour. “It’s a great time to have fun and try something new.”

Plus, opting for a warm-weather chop is just practical. “Cutting your hair in the summer is popular because temperatures tend to rise, and longer hair can feel hot and heavy,” explains Jennifer Korab, celebrity stylist and owner of Renaissance Salon & Spa in Hillsborough, New Jersey. “Many people opt for shorter haircuts to help keep them cool and comfortable in the heat. Summer is also more relaxed and and a carefree lifestyle, and shorter haircuts are generally easier to maintain and style compared to longer hair.”

If you’re considering a summer cut, here’s where to start. “Consulting with a salon professional in your area would be the first step,” Stenson advises. “Talk about what works best with your styling routine and hair texture, and the maintenance of a new cut. This is also a great time to talk about products that will product your hair from the summertime sun and humidity.” Be sure to bring photos of looks you like as well. “Definitely research and gather inspiration pictures, and look for a haircut that suits your personal style and preferences,” says Korab. “Find images of haircuts that catch your attention. This will help you communicate your desired look to your hairstylist more effectively.”

Don’t know where to find inspo pics? Well, you’re in the right place. Ahead, see the best summer haircuts for 2023. Get ready to screenshot and show your stylist.