Hair color of the year 2023: 13 looks to get you started on this year’s trendiest hair colors!

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

As we welcome a new year, we also welcome a lot of new trends when it comes to fashion, makeup and of course, hairstyles! I mean, it’s our duty to keep up with the trends. Even better, if we could be ahead of them. Likewise, I bet you are all dying right now to find out what will be the hair color of the year for 2023, right? Well, I have good news for you! In this article, you will discover the latest hair colors that will be trending this year and 13 looks to get you started on them. Who’s with me?

Hair color of the year 2023: Brunette shades

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Experts predict that the year of 2023 for hair colors will mainly be about brunette and red shades. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any room for new and fashionable takes on the blonde hair color, but the spotlight will be on the brownish and reddish tones. Currently, deeper shades of dark brunette hair are having their moment, as a lot of girls opt for a hair color with more dimension and detail. It’s not just about dyeing your hair in a dark brown color, but striving towards a more expensive-looking hairstyle.

Shades of red as hair color of the year 2023

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On the talk of hair trends, all shades of red will be more than welcomed as a hair color this 2023! But we can’t not notice the attention that copper hair has been getting recently. The copper dye is perfect for anyone who wants to add dimension to their hair and is looking for a playful and adventurous new hairstyle. Just keep in mind, that red hair requires the occasional touch-ups. Also, be sure to use a color-preserving shampoo.

The Buttercream blonde hair color

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Told you that blondes wouldn’t be left out! Anya Taylor-Joy’s buttercream blonde hair color is the perfect shade to dye your hair in the cooler months before transitioning to sun-kissed highlights in the summer. Keep in mind, that natural blondes will have an easier time getting this dye, as girls with darker hair will need more heavy-bleaching.

Trending 2023 hair colors: Wednesday black

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The hit Netflix series Wednesday has inspired a lot of girls to go for the goth glamour look. Do you also want to resemble the current trendiest girl on the web? Get the Wednesday Addams hairstyle by dyeing your hair a deep raven black color with some extra shine. Your hair will almost look reflective!

Hair color of the year: Violet brunette

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More inspirations for brunette hair? Alright! If you want to spice things up with your brunette hair, why not add some violet tones? The violet brunette hairstyle is currently trending and will certainly make you stand out in a crowd. Ask your hair colorist for a deep violet overtone as a demi or semi-permanent gloss over your brunette hair. Be sure to tone it every four to five weeks to keep the purple vibrant.

The Barbie pink hair color 2023

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Thanks to the upcoming Barbie film starting Margot Robbie, the Barbiecore trend has been huge for 2022, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. Bright pink Barbie hair will be big in 2023, as who wouldn’t want to look like their favourite childhood Barbie doll? Easily achieved by blondes, but brunettes will need to bleach their locks to get the hot pink color.

Money piece highlights as a 2023 hairstyle

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What are your thoughts on money piece highlights? The money piece hairstyle, or face-framing highlights, involves highlighting the front of your hair to frame your face and contrast with the rest of your hair. Experts say that this hairstyle trend will continue on in 2023. Why not try it out?

Hair color of the year 2023: Cherry Cola

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Speaking of the hair color of the year 2023, cherry cola hair is so in right now! This shade is playful, sweet, and perfect for any brunette who wants to have a little experiment with her hair. If you have a darker skin tone, opt for a red-tinged brunette color. If your hair is already chocolate brown, add deep red highlights to get the cherry cola look.

The Honey Gold hair color trend

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More fresh and trendy hair colors for blondes? You bet! Experts predict that in 2023 we will be seeing a lot more warmer tones when it comes to the blonde hair color. Honey gold will be the ideal color for summer, and golden blondes and deep honey hues will be in as well.

Gracefully going gray is still trending in 2023

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The past years have been all about embracing your gray hair, and in 2023 it will be no different. Natural graying hair and dyed gray are still going to be trending throughout this year. Make sure to use a silver, purple, or blue shampoo to keep your gray looking heathy and vibrant.

Top hair color of the year 2023: Auburn

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And the top hair color of the year 2023 is *drumroll*…. Auburn red! According to experts, this shade of red is going to be taking the cake as the color of the year for 2023. The gorgeous auburn red dye is perfect for any girl who wants to go red, but not with an over-the-top bright color. Sign me up!

The Hazelnut Brunette hair color trend

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What about trying this natural-looking Hazelnut Brown hair color in 2023? A tone-on-tone brunette color with glimpses of sun-kissed strands to add depth and dimension to your hair. A warm and low-maintenance hair color that will surely get some head-turns for you!

Shades of red throughout brunette hair

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And why not combine the two trendiest hair colors of 2023 in one mesmerizing hairstyle? If you don’t want to go full-on red, opt for having different shades spread out throughout your natural hair color. You can try blending in auburn or copper tones with your brunette hair. Looks amazing, doesn’t it?

The hair color of 2023 is an exciting, vibrant and bold statement. From brunette shades to daring reds and everything in between, the hair colors for this year will be all about expressing yourself and having a good time. Remember to always brings pictures of the hair colour you want to your colourist to get your desired look. Have fun girls!




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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