NYFW Is Already Revealing The Hair Trends That Will Own Spring 2023

The start of fashion month always brings plenty of new trends to try for the next season. Far from being only about clothes, New York Fashion Week is a great way to learn about the newest hair and beauty trends for the following season. This year, NYFW, ahead of spring 2023, brought us a plethora of hairstyles you will see everywhere early next year.


While NYFW is only the start of a month that includes fashion weeks in London, Milan, and Paris, it's a great starting point to see what the newest trends will be. Simon Spurr, a British fashion designer and creative director, tells InStyle Australia, "The runway collections bring newness, a distinct point of view, and a blank canvas to reinvent yourself." So, while trends may sometimes seem too over the top, they provide us with inspiration on how we can style our daily lives. Thankfully, NYFW shows brought us many hairstyles from which to get inspired for next spring.

Slicked-back hair

Like recent fashion trends, hairstyles are also seeing a major '90s comeback. One of these '90s hairstyles that could be seen everywhere on the runways was wet, slicked-back hair. Whether you have short or long hair, this is the easiest way to transform any haircut into a runway look.


During the Badgley Mischka Spring 2023 Ready-to-Wear show, models strutted down the runway with hair that was partially slicked back and tucked to the back. The crown of their hair was completely slicked until around the ears, where the bottom half of the hair was complete with beach waves. This half-slick and half-natural hairstyle are perfect for those who perhaps have longer hair and don't want to slick back their entire mane.

The Proenza Schouler Spring 2023 Ready-to-Wear show also shows us an example of how we can apply this hairstyle in our daily life. If leaving your hair down seems like too much work, you can also opt for a slicked-back ponytail. During the Proenza Schouler show, models wore completely wet and slicked hair throughout the show. Thankfully, this hairstyle is perfect for both in the office and on a night out.


Mullet bangs

One of the more dramatic hairstyles seen throughout NYFW was the return of the mullet. This time, the mullet has returned with bangs in a chic reminiscence of the '90s rocker era. In fact, makeup artist Diane Kendall tells The Zoe Report, "Every single show I've done this year, the inspiration has been the '90s." So, while the '90s are still prominent, the mullet will continue to grow in popularity. While this haircut is easier to achieve if you have a pixie cut or short hair, it isn't an easy change for everyone. If you have short hair, you can easily add a few extensions in the back of the hair, as well add a few strands as sideburns. However, if you want to achieve this look, it's best to head to the hair salon to get the desired cut.


At the Eckhaus Latta Spring 2023 Ready-to-Wear show (via Women's Wear Daily), models with all sorts of hair types rocked this mullet bang hairstyle. So, whether you have straight or curly hair, the mullet haircut is perfect for you. While the mullet bangs shown at Eckhaus Latta were much more subtle than your typical '90s haircut, you can also opt for edgier ends for a bit of a rocker touch.

Deep side part

While an entire generation may have said that side parts were no longer in, NYFW has said they are not going away. One of the most prominent displays of the side part came during the TommyNow Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear show (via CR Fashion Book). This collection, part of Tommy Hilfiger's See Now, Buy Now collection, showcased models with all hairstyles with a deep side part. Part of the edgy preppy look of the collection, these side parts were styled as part of side ponytails or simply worn to the side. Whether you decide to wear your hair up or down, Tommy Hilfiger has said deep side parts are still in.


If the side ponytail seems too preppy for your taste, there are still other ways you can pull off this look. The Christian Siriano Spring 2023 Ready-to-Wear show showcased modern and timeless looks complete with sleek side-part buns. These hairstyles, while subtle, are inspired by old Hollywood, a time when side parts were a chic hairstyle. So, while social media might be canceling side parts, the runways are embracing them for the next spring season.

Colorful hair

There's no bigger statement for your hair than dying it a bright color. Like our clothing, some of the top trends for spring include bright and saturated hues. If you are looking for new hair color for the spring season, look no further than the Prabal Gurung Spring 2023 Ready-to-Wear show (via Door11). In an eclectic show filled with color, Prabal Gurung showed models wearing almost every color in the rainbow from teal to copper. Of course, this hair trend may not be the favorite of everyone; however, there's always a new hair color one can explore.


While dying your entire hair a new color may seem overwhelming, there are other ways to go about this trend. At the Collina Strada Spring 2023 Ready-to-Wear show (via Design Scene), models went with colorful roots instead of a single color. This option of colored roots may be the best and easiest way to join in on the colorful trend.

'90s updos

There's no better way to get a '90s hairstyle than a classic updo inspired by the era. With so many options for hairstyles, this era is a favorite for those who love something extra in their hair. No designer did '90s updos more than the Sergio Hudson Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear show (via Livingly). Although Sergio Hudson showed up for fall 2022, there's no doubt that these hairstyles will be popular well into the spring 2023 season. During the show, we saw models wearing various hairstyles from top buns to oversized buns and classic blowouts. Each look had its hairstyle that would make any '90s fan jealous.


Another '90s style that was included in these shows was the rope braids. During the Coach Spring 2023 Ready-to-Wear show, we saw various models donning rope braids all over the runway. While it may be a hairstyle that takes more time, it certainly pays off in style. No matter which '90s-era hairstyle you pick, it's for sure going to be on trend during the next spring season.