Throw out the traditional rule book, because 2023 is all about embracing hairstyles you love. Women are going short and sharp, while men are favouring long and loud. 

From the football field to school classrooms, the quintessential Australian mullet haircut of the 1980s has made a grand comeback in recent years. Further to this is the still-trending top perm with tapered haircut. Extra curls, body, height and texture have made a huge come back among men.

Thankfully, the curly mullet’s popularity is declining this year to make way for a slightly more sophisticated Aussie favourite. The buzz cut is our next trend prediction for men. This used to be what your parents would ask for when they took you to the barbershop once a month, but it’s making a comeback as a very trendy look. 

For women the blunt classic bob is extremely classic and still on trend – a sharp shape that is striking. This is less about the layers and more about straight lines and angles; the epitome of a power haircut.

For colours it’s all glazed solids. Block colours with major shine factor will be big, especially for blondes and brunettes. I’m really loving solid, glossy colour that we’re calling ‘double glazed’. The solid finish gives it richness and depth. We’re loving brunette tones in iced chocolate and double chocolate. This is also happening in blondes. No more balayage – it’s all bright and creamy glossy blondes.

Don’t forget to use a very moisturising shampoo and conditioner. A great hair look starts with keeping it healthy and in great shape. That’s also why regular trips to your hairdresser are so important – to keep your hair and mind fresh. 

I’m a firm believer in taking time out of your busy day to enjoy some pampering, which is why The Place Hairdressing is all about ‘the experience’ from the moment you arrive. Relax with our luxurious head and pressure point hand massage. Unwind with one of our complementary beverages, including an assortment of boutique T2 teas, real plunger coffee, chilled spring water, soda water, beer, wine and a selection of cocktails – all while you enjoy a piece of homemade slice.

We make it easy to book an appointment around your busy lifestyle with extended opening hours Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm, and Friday trading 9am to 4pm.

A sanctuary is about finding a space for yourself and 2023 is all about self-care, love and taking time to appreciate yourself! Life gets so busy, so take time to enjoy the smaller moments in life – one gorgeous (potentially rule-breaking) haircut at a time.  


Kiralee Cramer is the owner and senior hairdresser at The Place Hairdressing, 76 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg. Telephone 07 4152 1800 or visit www.theplacehairdressing.com