A Complete Guide To Different Hair Styles For 2023

Posted on May 5, 2023

A Complete Guide To Different Hair Styles

With so many different types of hair styles out there, choosing the right one for your hair type and facial features can be challenging. We’ve put together this guide to help inspire you.

What You Will Learn

We’ll go over the different hairstyles available for everything from short curly hair, to long hair and even wedding-appropriate options. We’ll also discuss how to find the best stylist for you.

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  1. How To Choose The Best Hair Style For You?
  2. Short Hair Styles For Women
  3. Long Hair Styles For Women
  4. Bride Hair Styles
  5. Black Hair Styles For Women
  6. Curly Hair Styles
  7. Hair Styles For Men
  8. How To Find The Best Hairstylist
  9. Conclusion

How To Choose The Best Hair Style For You?


Whether you’re looking for men’s hair styles, trying to find a sophisticated haircut for your new job, or interested in gray hair styles for women over 60, there are some things you should consider when deciding between different haircuts.

Face Shape: The perfect hairstyle should frame your face and balance out your features. Hair cut styles for women with square faces often feature soft layers, whereas women with round face shapes often do well with sleeker styles like a long bob. Oval faces can wear almost hairstyles well.

Mens hair styles follow similar rules- a textured haircut with lots of volume, or smooth hair can be used to even out face and head shape and showcase your best features.

Hair Length: If you have longer hair, or your goal is to grow out short or medium length hair, choose a hairstyle that looks good at various lengths, such as shaggy layers or beachy waves. You can also pin your front bangs or add them to a braid for variety while they grow out.

Hair Texture: You might have fine hair, naturally curly or wavy hair or be blessed with amazingly thick hair. All of these will affect the types of haircuts that work best on you- a cute hairstyle designed for tight curls might not work well with straight hair, for example. Try scheduling a consultation with your hairdresser, if you’re unsure.

Short Hair Styles For Women


Short hairstyles never go out of fashion. Whether you’re choosing a new hairstyle for already short hair or contemplating a short haircut and looking for inspiration, here are some cute hair styles for a variety of face shapes (as well as a few edgy and chic hairstyle options) to consider.

Keep in mind that hair styles for short hair aren’t always low-maintenance. Just like long, luscious locks, many short haircuts require regular upkeep to look their best. Also, the right tools are essential when considering how to style short hair.

  • Pixie cut

Pixie cut

  • Wixie bob cut

Wixie bob cut

  • Textured pixie

Textured pixie

  • Marcel waves
  • Thin braids
  • Blunt cut bob
  • Retro flipped bob (one of my favorite 50s hair styles)

Retro flipped bob

  • Undercut hair style
  • Asymmetric undercut
  • Anime hair style- inspired looks (some of the best hairstyles include bright colors and lots of product to defy gravity)
  • Wavy mohawk (a great punk inspired hairstyle that’s also a bit modern and chic)
  • Fluffy pompadour

Fluffy pompadour

  • Women’s high fade

Women’s high fade

  • Textured buzz cut

Pro tip: Short hair styles for older women have always been popular, in part because they’re easy to maintain and also because this type of hair styling can help disguise thin hair. A blunt cut adds volume, and longer pixie cuts can be styled with a curling iron.

Long Hair Styles For Women


Although natural hair styles are popular with long or medium hair, you’re not limited to these types of haircuts.

  • Fishtail braid

Fishtail braid

  • French braid

French braid

  • Dutch braid
  • Straight hair with long bangs

Straight hair with long bangs

  • Deep side parting bob
  • Blunt lob
  • Lob with long fringe
  • V-shaped cut
  • Mid-back U-cut with layers
  • Sleek front hair with feathered ends (easy to achieve with a flat iron)
  • Long waves

Long waves

  • Tousled layers
  • Beachy waves with golden highlights
  • Long layers with carved bangs

Long layers with carved bangs

  • Face-framing layers with center parting
  • Long shag with bangs (a great textured haircut that lends itself to long hairstyles)

Pro tip: The right brush makes a big difference when it comes to long hair types. If you have thick hair, a flat paddle brush can help with detangling, whereas a round brush helps add volume while styling.

Bride Hair Styles


There’s a lot of variety when it comes to wedding hair styles. Whether you’re looking for hair styles for long hair, short hair or medium length locks, here are some stunning hairstyle options for all hair types.

  • Crown braid

Crown braid

  • Chignon


  • Side-swept chignon
  • Low updo
  • Twisted updo
  • Partial “half down” updo (try this hair style with bangs, too)
  • High bun
  • Elegant low bun (great for multiple hair lengths)
  • Soft, voluminous bun

Soft, voluminous bun

  • Multi-layered updo
  • Mermaid waves
  • Natural curls (crowned with a floral wreath or garland)
  • Waterfall curls
  • Sleek ponytail

Sleek ponytail

  • Embellished braid hairstyle (dress up this long hairstyle with jewels or flowers)

Black Hair Styles For Women


When it comes to black women’s hairstyles, there are so many choices- from relaxed, pin-straight hair worn long, to multiple braid hairstyle variations and long, short or medium length styles that embrace natural textures. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Halo braid
  • Goddess braids

Goddess braids

  • Box braids
  • Box twists
  • Braids in a bun
  • Croissant bun
  • Straight weave

Straight weave

  • Faux locs
  • Bantu knots
  • Cornrows
  • Twist out

Twist out

  • Crochet hair styles
  • Pineapple updo
  • Box cut
  • Textured pixie hairstyle

Textured pixie hairstyle

Curly Hair Styles


There are a ton of long and short curly hair styles out there- it doesn’t matter if your hair is medium length, super short rapunzel length, there’s so much you can do with curls. Here are some examples.

  • Low ponytail (great for long wavy hair- make sure to invest in a good quality hair tie)
  • Long layers
  • Messy, textured bob

Messy, textured bob

  • Wavy bob
  • Layered bob
  • Long curls with balayage and shadow roots

Long curls with balayage and shadow roots

  • Lob with side part
  • Shaggy layers
  • Wolf cut
  • Curly bangs

Curly bangs

  • Spiral curls with side part (keep these defined with some hair spray)
  • Short pixie cut
  • Bixie haircut
  • Nape undercut

Nape undercut

  • Cropped, fluffy curls with bangs

Cropped, fluffy curls with bangs

Hair Styles For Men


Men’s hairstyle options are by no means limited, either. In fact, the rise of social media has shown us just how many hair design choices are available, and new men’s haircut trends and barbershop techniques are emerging all the time. Of course, the classic hairstyle options are still out there, too.

Here are some of the most popular hairstyles:

  • Crew cut

Crew cut

  • Caesar haircut
  • Ivy league
  • Pompadour


  • Quiff


  • High fade
  • Side part
  • Undercut


  • Taper haircut
  • Fauxhawk
  • Tight braids

Tight braids

  • Spiky hair
  • French crop

Some long hair styles for men include:

  • Chin-length, layered bob
  • Man bun

Man bun

  • Shag
  • Long layers
  • Mullet


  • Surfer waves
  • Long braids
  • Dreadlocks


Pro tip: When choosing new hair styles, men should make sure to consider their facial hair styles, too. If you’re growing out or shaving a beard, think about how everything will look together.

How To Find The Best Hairstylist


When it comes to searching for a new hair stylist, it can be difficult to know where to start, but finding the right stylist doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some tips to make your search easier.

Word of Mouth: whether you’re looking for a basic men’s haircut or a bridal updo, it pays to ask around. Don’t be shy about asking friends (or even colleagues) for recommendations- many salons even have referral programs.

Social Media: Check out the websites and Instagram feeds of salons in your area to see what hair types they specialize in and whether you like their hair styling photos.

Use an App: Our favorite is Belliata. They can help you find the best salon in your area, read reviews, check out the salon’s service menus and even book appointments on their platform. It takes all of the stress out of the process.



Like all aspects of fashion, hair styling is constantly evolving. New trends come and go, and even older classics return for a fresh reboot. This means that there’s always a ton of choice.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in your teens or 70s, hair styles are an important part of how we look and express ourselves. Take your time choosing the right one for you and don’t be afraid to experiment.


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