The pros agree, these 8 hair trends are set to take over 2024 (2024)

I'm going to admit, even I'm a bit exhausted by all of the hair trends that have come our way over the past 12 months. But I have good news, the hair trends of 2024 are set to be easier to keep up with, less fleeting and more classic. While 2023 beauty trends saw micro-moments galore (like the ghost cut and linen blonde), 2024 is set to see a return to the classic styles that promote versatility and wearability. Just like the make-up trends and nail trends also set to dominate 2024, the upcoming hair trends lean into timeless styles that can be adapted for everyone.

To get to the bottom of what sorts of haircuts, hair colours and hairstyles we're set to see over the next 12 months, I spoke with some of the world's leading hair experts – from hairdressers and stylists to colourists. So, without keeping you guessing any longer, here are the 8 hair trends to have on your radar in 2024.

1. Bespoke bobs

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I know, I know – bobs are already everywhere. But 2024 is going to see a more bespoke bob come to light, in contrast to the more prescriptive styles we saw in 2023."2024 is about statement hair, chopped effortless styles [like] jaw-length bobs, which are versatile. Go for a consultation [for your stylist] to show you how the bob can work for you," says Dale Herne, hair stylist at Hershesons Fitzrovia.

The best thing about the 2024 bob is that you can wear it however you like. "Depending on your hair texture, you can really play around with the style. Wear it sleek or wavy and rounded – you can play around to create a lift in the hair where you need it. A chop like this is a great way to welcome 2024," says celebrity hairstylist and brand founder, Andrew Fitzsimons.

And as for styling your bespoke bob, you can do as you please. "A curly bob puts curls front and centre, offering a simple, yet elegant style," says Louis Driver, Senior Stylist at Bleach London. While Samuel Broadbent, hair stylist at Hershesons Fitzrovia says you can wear your bob "slicked back for an edgy look with a touch of class, or embrace a casual messy texture". The beauty of this cut is that how you wear it is entirely up to you.

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Andrew Fitzsimons Prism Shine Hair Smoothing Mist

A high-shine spray for a polished finish.

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Hershesons Air Dry Spray

Spritz this through hair when wet and let it dry naturally for an undone, lived-in look.

2. Expensive hair

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We've seen expensive-looking beauty edging its way onto the scene in recent months, and it's going to hit the mainstream in 2024. Forget undone, just-rolled-out-of-bed looks (that are actually very time consuming to execute), this year it's all about luxe, polished finishes. "The whole idea of 'effortless', takes a lot of effort, but it's about having hair that looks super healthy, and shine is a major part of that. It's all about understated glamour," says Antoinette Beenders, Senior Vice President of Global Artistry at Aveda. And while this sounds high-maintenance, I can assure you it's not – it's just about asking for the right thing in the salon.

"Velvet hair is one of the most asked-for looks at present," says Maxine Heale, hair colourist at Hershesons Fitzrovia. "It offers the same things velvet offers: deep, rich and tonal, with a slight shimmer to create a luxe finish. It can be adapted for light blondes to your deepest brunettes." While this colour job requires expert hands to pick the right tones for depth and dimension, you're also going to find help in glosses.

Antoinette explains: "There's another level of shine coming for 2024. I do a double gloss [after treatment]. I curated it myself, but if you want a really gorgeous shine, I take a colourless gloss treatment and do two applications on top of each other. If you want to, you can ask for a bit of gold or warmth to be added – you can get your stylist to customise the treatment to you."

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Aveda Botanical Repair Intensive Strengthening Masque

The thing about maintaining expensive-looking hair? You've got to limit breakage, so strengthening masks are a must.

3. Red alert

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When it comes to colour, red is set to have a moment. "Red is here to stay," says Louis. And it works for all hair types and styles. "It's set to be one of the hottest trends for curly hair in 2024. Whether vivid or muted, it adds a fun, bold and dynamic look [through] enhancing texture, shine and volume."

Whether you fancy an apricot red, a copper red or a fiery red, the good news is you don't have to commit to something too permanent. "For the non-committal types, there are lots of semi-permanents available that you can play around with," he adds.

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Bleach London I Saw Red Semi-Permanent Hair Colour Cream

This bright, vivid red colour is semi-permanent and can be applied at home.

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Davines Alchemic Shampoo

To keep red tones looking their best, this shampoo is excellent.

4. Adorned braids

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Protective styles are set to really have a moment in 2024, according to celebrity hair stylist, Charlotte Mensah. "Braids are more in than ever. [They] have remained popular for decades because they give Black women a level of freedom through many styles," she says.

And this year, we're set to see braid adornments take centre stage. "From jumbo, micro, pencil size, extra long, knotless, rope twist to cornrows with adornments such as pearls and beads", Charlotte says we're going to see it all.

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Charlotte Mensah Manketti Hair Oil

It's important to keep braids nourished and moisturised, and this hair oil is a cult favourite.

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Pattern Scalp Serum

If your scalp if feeling sore or tight, this cooling scalp serum is sure to help.

5. Volumised layers

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In further revolt against yesteryear's 'effortlessly undone' hair, 2024 is set to see a volume revival. "Volumising layers are going to make a splash in 2024," says Andrew. "What I love about these layers is that they naturally add volume throughout, depending on your natural hair texture, which is something that I am very passionate about people embracing."

Where your stylist cuts in the layers will make a difference to the final look. "Depending on your curl type, you can start your layers a little higher by your nose or lower by your chin – consult with your stylist to see what works best," he adds.

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Hair By Sam McKnight Bigger Love Volumising Mask

This hair mask nourishes, strengthens and works to make hair appear more voluminous while it's at it.

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Percy & Reed Dry Volumising Spray

If you're looking for a quick volume boost, this spray has you covered.

6. Maple butter blonde

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Okay, I vowed not to include a single food-related colour trend in this round up, but it seems I'd be missing something if I didn't mention maple butter blonde. Yep, this one is set to be everywhere next year. "As seen on Rihanna, this deliciously warm (but not too warm) colour, intertwined with ribbons of flaxen to add glossy dimension and reflection, allows for a look that suits the 'I like warm but not orange, please' lovers," says Marley Xavier, hair colourist at Hershesons Belgravia.

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Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaplasme Treatment

This hair treatment keeps blonde looking its glowing best, trust me.

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Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

Any sort of bleach means you need to look after those hair bonds, and this strengthener really is as good as everyone says.

7. Bow stacking

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After analysing their search insights, Pinterest named bow stacking one of its biggest trend predictions for 2024, and it seems everyone agrees it's destined to be huge. The trend in short? Bows upon bows upon bows. It's forecast to be bows galore out there. "Ribbons are making a huge comeback in the world of hair," says Charlotte. "I've been adding a touch of elegance and playfulness to my hair with velvet, satin or grosgrain ribbons. They are perfect for any occasion."

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Bimba Y Lola Black Bow Hair Clip

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Miu Miu Embellished Velvet Bow Barrette

8. 90s cuts

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There's no way this trend report was going to finish without at least one mention of the 90s, was there? Yes, the 90s-mania trend is coming for our hair, too. "The 90s return is massive," says Antoinette. "I was a hairdresser created in the 90s, in London. When I used to work in the salon, we all had short hair cuts – cool hair cuts. I think people are fed up of the squareness of a bob, and what's the opposite of square? Round – even bowl cuts."

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Ouai Matte Pomade

This pomade adds effortless-looking texture and movement into shorter styles.

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Oribe Dry Texturising Spray

This spray is the best texturiser on the market – trust me, I've tried them all.

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Hair Trends of 2024

The hair trends of 2024 are expected to be more classic, easier to maintain, and less fleeting compared to the trends of 2023. These trends aim to promote versatility and wearability, similar to the makeup and nail trends of the same year. To gather information about the upcoming hair trends, leading hair experts, including hairdressers, stylists, and colorists, were consulted. Here are the 8 hair trends to watch out for in 2024:

1. Bespoke Bobs

The bob haircut is already popular, but in 2024, it is expected to take on a more bespoke approach. Rather than following a specific style, the emphasis will be on creating a bob that suits each individual's unique features and preferences. Jaw-length bobs are particularly versatile and can be customized to suit different hair textures and styling preferences. Whether you prefer a sleek or wavy look, a rounded or textured style, the bob can be adapted to your liking [[1]].

2. Expensive Hair

In 2024, the trend is moving away from undone, just-rolled-out-of-bed looks and towards more polished and luxurious finishes. The focus is on achieving hair that looks healthy and has a high shine. This trend is all about understated glamour and can be achieved by asking for the right treatments and products at the salon. Velvet hair, which offers deep, rich, and tonal colors with a slight shimmer, is one of the most sought-after looks. Gloss treatments and conditioning masks can also enhance shine and maintain the expensive-looking hair [[2]].

3. Red Alert

Red hair color is set to have a moment in 2024. It is a versatile trend that works for all hair types and styles. Whether you prefer a vivid or muted shade, red hair can add a fun, bold, and dynamic look to your overall style. For those who are not ready to commit to a permanent color change, there are plenty of semi-permanent options available to experiment with different shades of red [[3]].

4. Adorned Braids

Braids have remained popular for decades, and in 2024, they are expected to have a significant moment. Protective styles like braids offer versatility and freedom, especially for Black women. This year, the focus will be on adorning braids with accessories such as pearls and beads. From jumbo to micro braids, knotless to rope twists, there will be a wide range of styles to choose from [[4]].

5. Volumized Layers

In contrast to the "effortlessly undone" hair trend of the past, 2024 will see a revival of volume. Volumizing layers will be a key trend, adding natural volume throughout the hair depending on its texture. The placement of the layers can be customized to suit individual curl types, creating a fuller and more voluminous look. Embracing natural hair texture is a central theme in this trend [[5]].

6. Maple Butter Blonde

Maple butter blonde is a hair color trend that is expected to be popular in 2024. This warm yet not too warm color incorporates ribbons of flaxen to add glossy dimension and reflection. It is a versatile shade that suits those who prefer warm tones without an orange undertone. To maintain the vibrancy of the color, using hair treatments specifically designed for blonde hair is recommended [[6]].

7. Bow Stacking

According to Pinterest's trend predictions for 2024, bow stacking is set to be a major trend. This trend involves incorporating bows into hairstyles, creating a playful and elegant look. Velvet, satin, or grosgrain ribbons can be used to add a touch of elegance and playfulness to various hairstyles. Bows are versatile and can be worn for any occasion [[7]].

8. 90s Cuts

The 90s trend is making a comeback in 2024, not only in fashion but also in haircuts. Short haircuts with a round shape, such as bowl cuts, are expected to be popular. This trend offers a departure from the traditional square bob and adds a cool and edgy vibe to hairstyles. Texturizing products can be used to create effortless-looking texture and movement in shorter styles [[8]].

These are the key hair trends to look out for in 2024. Whether you prefer a classic bob, luxurious finishes, vibrant colors, adorned braids, volumized layers, maple butter blonde, bow stacking, or 90s-inspired cuts, there is a trend to suit every style and preference.

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What is the trending hairstyle for 2024? ›

The trending hair looks for 2024 are expected to be quite diverse; some styles and trends to watch out for include bobs, hair bows, and fluffy curly cuts.

What is the hair accessory trend in 2024? ›

Elevated accessories took the spotlight on the spring 2024 runways, from bows–both oversized and petite–to '90s comb headbands.

What is the Vogue trend for hair in 2024? ›

2024's hottest haircut has been dubbed the “Nirvana.” The red carpet has been filled with examples of the cut, which is defined by its length (it meets the shoulder or collarbone) and blunt cut finish.

What is the hair trend for Byrdie in 2024? ›

The biggest haircut trends for spring 2024 include the hydro-bob, pixie cuts, and '90s layers. Ahead, pros give us all the details, and tell us how to get the look.

Is short hair trendy in 2024? ›

There's no denying that short hairstyles are extra trendy in 2024. Whether it's a vintage pixie cut or a sophisticated lob, the urge to chop off your strands for a new look is hitting clients hard this year.

Are bangs out of style 2024? ›

Rebecca Jordan, stylist and senior technician at Taylor Taylor London's Shoreditch salon, agrees that bangs are going to be a big deal this year. She tells Stylist: “The beauty of the 2024 craze for bangs is that there is a fringe for everyone, no matter what hair type or face shape.

Are scrunchies back in style 2024? ›

From charming hair bows to personalized clips and hairpins, voluminous scrunchies, over-the-top headpieces, and statement headbands, these accessories are your key to a stylish 2024.

Are claw clips trendy 2024? ›

In 2024, claw clips have made a triumphant return, not only as a practical hair accessory but as a fashion statement that's taking the beauty world by storm.

Are hair bows trending 2024? ›

These classic hair accessories are making a notable comeback, and we're here to delve into why they're a top choice for brides in 2024. In the ever-evolving landscape of wedding fashion, we've noticed a resurgence of a charming accessory: hair bows.

What is a butterfly cut haircut? ›

A butterfly haircut combines short layers with long layers to give your hair dimension, movement, and body. The short, wispy layers hit around the chin to frame your face, highlight your features, and even contour a round face shape.

What hair color makes you look younger? ›

Ten out of ten colorists agree, shades that are warm-toned read more youthful than cool-toned hair colors. Spicy copper reds, rich caramel brunettes, and soft honey blondes will warm up your complexion for younger-looking skin (hold the retinol).

Is peekaboo hair still in style 2024? ›

Peekaboo highlights in colorful shades, like Charli D'Amelio has here, will be the biggest Y2K trend of spring 2024.

What is the brunette color for 2024? ›

This year, bronde is getting a bite-size update in the form of a baby balayage, while chunky highlights are being swapped for warm caramel pieces that melt around your mid-lengths. Even the ever-trendy buttercream blonde and mushroom brown are being heated up to keep them fresh and wearable for the new year.

What color hair looks best on me? ›

Typically, cool skin tones match cooler hair colors, like a platinum shade, cool brown, or ashy hue. Warm skin tones, on the other hand, are complemented by warmer hair colors like golden brown or blonde, bronze, and copper-red hair dyes.

Is short or long hair in for 2024? ›

Trendy Haircut Styles for Women in 2024

Leading the trend are versatile long bobs, also known as "lobs." Perfect for almost any face shape, lobs can be styled sleek or wavy, offering a chic and modern look. For those preferring shorter styles, chin length bobs and wispy bangs are making a strong comeback.

What is the updated bob for 2024? ›

Box Bob. Offering a more modern take on the most classic bob shape, the box bob is a box-shaped chop with blunt ends, clean lines, and little to no layers. Searches for the cut have also risen by 120% in the past year, according to data collected from Ripe Hair & Beauty, so expect to see more of them—and soon.

What is the number 1 hairstyle? ›

What Are the Numbers in Haircuts? If you ask your barber for a number one cut, you are asking them to cut your hair so it is an eighth of an inch long. If you ask for a number eight cut, the hair left on your head will be one inch.

Which haircut makes you look younger? ›

Medium-Length Cut with Long Layers

Hemple says long layers always give off a youthful appearance. She adds that off-center or side parts that "fall naturally in place can make the eyes seem wider to give you a more youthful appearance."


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