What’s hot for hair in 2023

And where to get those sweet styles on the North Shore!

Feel like a refresh or want to switch up your look? Well, there’s nothing more dramatically different than a new hairstyle, and I Love Takapuna has the gen on all the latest hair trends. Many of Auckland’s most talented stylists are situated here on the North Shore, so you’re spoilt for choice on the best places to get a snappy new do. 


Short hair is so hot in 2023. If you want to rock a short style this autumn, start with the classic pixie cut – it’s a cute look that never goes out of fashion. Short blunt cut bobs are big this year too. And if you can’t decide between a bob and a pixie, go for the bixie – a combination of the two!

If you like a lived-in and textured look, choppy layers are on point right now, like the ’70s-inspired shag cut with a wispy curtain fringe. There are so many ways you can wear layers, and one on-trend style for longer hair is the butterfly cut.

The butterfly blends shorter hair on top with fluttery layers and face-framing pieces.

Whatever cut takes your fancy, the teams at Servilles Takapuna and Hair Division will set you on the right path. And if long hair is your longing, the rise of hair extensions makes long tresses easy to attain. See the extension experts at Oscar&Co.


For a vibrant autumn colour, take on the red trend – copper is especially hot this year. Or if you don’t want anything too drastic, try golden brown for a subtle shift that suits all skin tones. And brunettes, why not add some rich chocolate brown for a bit of warmth in your hair? Head down to see the colour experts at Morgan & Morgan and Rodney Wayne Shore City.

If you rock lighter locks, add some depth to your blonde with warm creamy, caramel or honey tones. Rose blonde hues are on-trend too for a fun fashion statement. Or for something daring, pastel blue hair is the bomb. Whatever shade of blonde you fancy, the team at Forever Blonde will have you covered. 


For 2023 gloss is good.

Think ultra-shiny, wet-looking strands, either slicked-back or styled sleek and straight.

And big hair is back too! Whether you have super-tight curls or looser waves, embrace the bounce and go for a full, luscious look.

If you want to create some curls or go for the straight look, the team at Bella Figura have all your perm and straightening options.

And if it’s more than just a new hairdo you’re after, head to Frenchie & Co for the whole shebang of hair and beauty treatments. 

Gents, cleaner styles are in vogue this year for mens’ hair, and the tight fade is one of those looks.

We have three of Auckland’s best barbers in Takapuna, so hit up Azizi BarbersBarberShopCo Takapuna and  Takapuna Barber & Hair Salon.

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