2022 was the year for freedom – no more lockdowns, working from home became the norm, and we were feeling braver when it came to hairstyles. But now we’re into the swing of things in 2023, it’s time to knuckle down and think about what you truly want from your hair and make it work for you.

Want to spring clean your look? From playful styles to the ultimate haircare regime, here are some of the top hair trends for 2023.


While short hairstyles look incredible, that doesn’t mean long locks are on the way out. Long, luxurious tresses are staying put this year, whether it’s from hair extensions or impressive natural growth from taking such good care of your mane. Big hair is set to make an impact come award season, including Hollywood waves with plenty of volume.


Many people worry that updos can look old fashioned, but slicked-back looks are on trend for anyone who wants a ‘minimal fuss’ style that’s perfect for both day and evening events. Whether you want a top knot bun or high ponytail, slick-gelled hair is a 2023 highlight. Choose a style that helps bring out your best features and suits your face shape, bringing up the sides of your locks in line with your cheekbones.


Ever tired of seeing the same hairstyles year in, year out? Well, 2023 is gifting some serious hair artistry magic. Rather than focusing on haircuts and colours, these styles are grabbing attention for their creativity, from sculptured braids to beautifully styled bows. Looking for the perfect party hair ideas? Find some looks you love and ask your hairdresser if they can recreate them for you.


Hair trends aren’t always about the new, with retro hair taking centre stage in 2023. A style we love is 70s curtain fringes, giving full, thick hair that looks casual and unplanned. Swept to either side, you can make this ultra-cool style work for you. Want to grow out your fringe? Let your hairdresser know so that they can help shape its growth during your regular trims.


We’ve seen a rise in haircare treatments in recent years, but don’t forget about your scalp too. Looking after the skin beneath your tresses is vital for hair health, whether tackling issues like dandruff or achieving the perfect hair shine. Ask your hair salon which products they’d recommend for your hair and scalp type. For example, you may need a product ideal for sensitive skin, one that exfoliates your scalp or a treatment that creates a skin barrier.


Unfortunately, not every hair trend is good, so if you’ve been researching hair damage claims as a result of a scalp injury or hair loss caused by salon negligence, we want to hear from you.

Speak to Hairdressing Claims now by calling 0800 141 3682 (freephone) or 0333 202 6560 (free from mobiles). You can also send us a message at enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk.


Beauty Fashion Model Girl with Christmas Tree Hairstyle


With the festive season upon us, it’s time to pick our best Christmas party outfits and think of ways to style our hair. With many people going for the chop as part of the ‘New Year, New You’ trend, Christmas is the perfect time to experiment with different styles.

Here are some of our best hair ideas for your next Christmas party:


Christmas styles require a little more ‘pizzazz’ than your day-to-day hair. It’s time to ditch the messy bun or go-to ponytail and add some glamour to your look. For inspiration, here are some of the top Christmas hair trends for 2022.

  1. BIG WAVES – Big wavy hair is still on trend, powering up your party look. The best way to achieve this is by giving yourself the ultimate blow-dry, using an air-wrap curler for dramatic waves.
  • SLICKED BACK UPDOS – For a frizz-free, chic appearance that keeps your locks out of the way on the dancefloor, use hair smoothing products to create the perfect updo.
  • HAIR GLITTER – Why not create colour and sparkle with hair glitter? If red and green feel too much, a subtle amount of silver or gold can add a magical twist to your hair. You might want to practice this one first so that you feel confident on the night. If you don’t fancy a spray, why not choose a glitzy hairpiece or headband instead?
  • CURLS – Let your natural curls roam free this Christmas for extra glam. A high ponytail with curls cascading down your shoulders is a great way to add an elegant touch to your locks.
  • VINTAGE HAIR – Love a retro look? Incorporate timeless styles into your Christmas hair, from Hollywood waves with a deep side parting to a slicked-back high doughnut bun.


Need more inspiration? Christmas hair ideas can be found in many places, from online sources and magazines to taking note of styles you see others wearing over the season. Places like Pinterest are very handy for creating mood boards of festive styles you like, so you’ll always have ideas at hand for future parties.

We also have guides available across our site, including our Christmas Hair Tutorial blog.


With so many damaging heat treatments and products used over the festive season, it can leave locks in need of some TLC. Remember to look after your hair carefully, following instructions carefully and giving your tresses a break between styling. You can even think about using hydrating masks to give your hair a boost, preventing dryness. If you’re visiting a hair salon please remember our key advice, always make sure your hairdresser is insured before you let them loose on your hair.

If you think your hair has been damaged, always consult a professional to see if they can help get your locks back on track. However, if it’s the result of visiting a salon, you may also be entitled to compensation if proper processes weren’t followed and the hairdresser has caused damage to your hair or burns to your scalp.


If you’ve suffered hair or scalp damage after a salon appointment, contact Hairdressing Claims. You can reach our confidential advice line on 0800 141 3682 (freephone), 0333 202 6560 (from mobiles) or enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk.

10 winter hair trends you need to know about

Icy blonde hair is all the rage this winter

Our ‘Autumn hair inspiration’ blog is sooooo October. Now that January’s arrived, it’s nigh time you started thinking about winter hair trends. You don’t want to get left out in the cold, after all. Thankfully, there’s everything you need to know right here on today’s blog.

Without further ado, this season check out these hairstyles to embark upon a ‘new year, new you’ – the perfect time to make a hair change…

1. Sparkly accessories

From embellished hair pins to designer logo hair clips, the sparklier, the better where accessories are concerned. Whether you’re dressing up for a party night or going casual for a chill day, accessories are the ideal accompaniment to any outfit, be it a little black number or jeans and t-shirt.

2. Zig-zag parting

Popular in the past and making a welcome resurgence is the zig-zag part. It’ll take some time to get the parting just right using the sharp end of a comb, but it’s well worth the effort as the end result is drama personified. Complete with a ponytail or other updo and apply a shiny finish to keep it taut.

3. Chin-length bob

Always on-trend, the adoption of bobs by certain famous people have kicked off the craze once again. If you can’t resist the bob’s charm, head to the hairdressing salon to get the chop, reading our ‘Bad salon warning signs’ blog as a signpost first, and invest in a lightweight pomade to keep stray strands in their place.

4. Half-up, half-down hair

Leaving half of your hair loose and styling half in a high updo has been ‘in’ for a couple of years. These days, it’s a softer and easier take on this style such as a simple fringe tied back using an invisible elastic with the rest hanging free. A good smoothing serum could become your new best friend.

5. Icy-blonde colouring

Suited to anyone’s skin tone, whether porcelain white or chestnut brown, make an appointment with your colourist if you’re eager to make icy blonde your next signature look. Cast your mind back to our ‘How to identify, prevent and cure hair damage’ and ‘Be careful of over bleaching’ blogs to avoid a hair dye disaster though.

6. 90s layering

Adding layers to create soft flicks around the face and soft waves throughout the hair is back from the 90s. It’s all about volume and fullness, especially for hair that’s limp and lifeless. If you’re keen for a hair switch up but don’t want to lose any length, this is the style for you.

7. Tapered wolf cut

A combination of the shag and mullet, this season’s version of the modern wolf cut includes tapered ends at the sides and a micro fringe upfront, complemented with wispy layers to create masses of volume.

8. Pixie with fringe

Pixie shapes are everywhere currently as they’re spot on for women who are low on time. Pixies are extremely versatile and make a big fashion statement. Winter’s face-framing option features a messy fringe – striking for all face shapes and all ages.

9. Barely-there fringe

For bangs with a difference, hairdressing clients are asking for a fringe that appears to be barely there. Think soft, wispy and seamless – it’s subtle fringe action that blends flawlessly into the rest of your hair.

10. Celeb inspo à la Jennifer Aniston and Princess Diana

Thanks to a ‘Friends’ reunion, and ‘The Crown’ series and ‘Spencer’ movie, salons the world over are emulating Jennifer Aniston and Princess Diane hair with a contemporary twist. Let’s call it the Rachel 2.0 and Diana 2.0.

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Thicker hair in three easy steps

Dreaming of thicker hair for Christmas?

As we’re in the midst of this year’s seasonal celebrations, we’re trying to look our most beautiful. This includes our hair. Unfortunately, while some people are blessed with enviable, voluminous hair, others are sadly deficient in the hair volume department.

There are many reasons for thinning hair – be it simply what Mother Nature intends, ageing takes its unfortunate toll particularly around the temples and sides of the head, or hair loss caused by misuse of chemicals and negligent hairdressing.

Thankfully, times are a-changing and thinning (and bald) hairstyles are finally being embraced, removing with it any stigma of hair loss. Our ‘Celebrity hair loss champion, Ricki Lake’ and ‘#alopeciaisfashion campaign challenging perceptions of beauty’ blogs cover the all-important topic of thinning (and balding) hair.

While our aforementioned earlier blogs might provide reassurance for those of you struggling with thin hair, you may also be pleased to learn that there are plenty of tips and tricks to give the appearance of thicker hair. Here we present three easy steps to dreamy hair this Yuletide…

1. Get a great haircut as your foundation.

It all begins with a visit to the hairdresser. We mean a good hairdresser! (So, make sure you recognise the ‘Bad salon warning signs’!) With poorly cut hair, its weight will pull it down making it seem lank and lifeless. In comparison, a strong shape, graphic cut, fringe and feathering will combine to create the effect of volume.

The same can be said of well-placed highlights and other colouring techniques. By adding texture and contrast through strategic application of colour, the depth you see presents the illusion of thickness overall.

2. Use clever styling to further enhance your hair’s volume.

There are lots of quick styling hacks to support your quest for thicker hair as well. If you usually have a middle parting, flip it over to the side instead. Centre partings tend to look flatter so you’ll instantly add body by doing so. Another handy styling hack is backcombing. Use a mixed bristle brush (rather than a comb) on the roots at the crown.

Then there’s the way you dry your hair. Don’t blow down on hair from the top of your head. Re-direct your hairdryer underneath the root and upwards. It’s a small drying adjustment but it makes a big difference to the end result.

3. Invest in the right hair products and accessories to maintain body.

Don’t let your efforts go to waste by buying products which negate everything else you’re doing to achieve thick-looking hair. Avoid hair masks and heavy conditioner. As an alternative, opt for shampoo and conditioner advertised as volume boosting with the correct ingredients to do the job.

There’s mousse and similar hair finishing products too. Volumising and plumping mousses create lift and maintain hold straight from the roots without being sticky to touch. And don’t forget filler pieces. Place stealthily in your hair to thicken it out. With the clever products available in the market, no one will be any the wiser that they’re there.

With mention above about hairdressing and dyeing treatments, it’s timely to end with a reminder about the importance of choosing a reputable salon and stylist, and knowing what to do if your hair appointment ends in disaster. For the former, stay clear of bad salons, always insist on the necessary pre-dye tests and follow our step-by-step guide to the hairdressing claims process.

To contact our team in confidence and make a claim against your hairdresser, please email enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, call 0800 141 3682 from a landline for free, phone 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or complete our online enquiry form.

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Is a hair dye shortage on its way?

Make the most of colourful hair while you can

Product shortages have been a regular feature on news channels these past weeks, caused by Covid and Brexit, and ensuing supply and delivery issues. According to the Mirror, the latest supply shortage warning includes hair dye.

You see, a key chemical used in hair dye and other items such as shampoo, fake tan, make up, fragrance and skincare creams is ethoxydiglycol. In hair dye, the ethoxydiglycol chemical is there to help the colour absorb into hair.

The cost of this key ingredient has apparently spiked from £12.10 to £103 per kg coupled with minimum order quantities being increased by manufacturers from 24kg to 1,000kg. As a result of these pricing and ordering changes, many suppliers are now supposedly out of stock.

The knock-on effect is that consumers can expect to see less hair box dyes on the supermarket and chemist shelves over the coming weeks. It may impact the supply of dyes to hairdressing salons over time too.

On the subject of box dyes, why not take a look at our last blog titled ‘Box hair dye dangers’?

And, keep checking in on our blog for all the essential updates regarding hair products, hairstyle trends, celebrity hair gossip, hair damage stories and popular hairdressing treatments. We’ve got all of your indispensable hair news and inspiration – all in one place.

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Autumn hair inspiration

Find out what’s hot and what’s not this autumn-time

As the days grow shorter, leaves change colour and weather becomes cooler, we’re reminded that autumn is here. Just like the arrival of any new season, you’ll be keen to know about predicted hair trends for the months ahead.

We’ve scoured the internet, so you don’t have to, in order to deliver this handy summary of what’s expected hair-wise during autumn 2021. It seems that glamour, rebellion and experimentation are on the menu…

Buzz cuts

Despite the drop in temperature, buzz cuts are popular right now for those brave enough to go short. It’s a great, low maintenance style, always looks polished and attracts attention. Are you confident enough to adopt this radical hairstyle?

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Bobs in every form

Hairstyles with a definite shape – the bob – are really relevant. All varieties are ‘in’, from different lengths to lots of layers to wash-and-go finishes. However you choose to wear the look, anything goes.

Textures and layers

Picking up on the ‘layers’ point above, choppiness is all the rage with rough layers for natural movement and face-framing layers to enhance your best features, all of which require minimal styling for healthier hair.


This new kid on the block is a combination of the mullet and pixie. It features short, dainty crops in the front with a little extra length at the back. It’s all about being adventurous and trying variations of this theme.

Classic mid length

Think shoulder length hair is boring? Think again – it’s classic for a reason. Feminine, flattering, easy to style and fits into a ponytail, it’s a hit with individuals seeking a still-modern look that can be styled any which way.

Grown-out fringes

Inspired by the 70s, the fringe is versatile and playful which means it’s huge this season. Whether your preference is big bangs, curtain, blunt or choppy, or whether your hair is straight, curly or coily, the fringe is for everyone. It’s a chance to switch up long hair without losing length.

Mirror-like shine

We’ve emerged from the horrors of lockdown demanding a bit of luxury and glamour with our hair. Products fostering strength, versatility and health are flying off the beauty shelves in our quest for ‘happy hair’ with glitz.

Curly shag

Supposedly many salons’ most-requested hairstyle currently, the very wearable curly shag is ideal for any non-straight hair type – be it curly, coily, wavy, kinky, whatever. A slightly different take on the curly shag is the wolf cut which is somewhere between a shag and mullet – a rebellious slant on the 80s version.

50 shades of red

Somewhat déjà vu at this time of year, a whole host of corals and reds, reminiscent of autumnal leaves, continue to inspire us. You may opt for strawberry red, rich auburn or even tones of pink – from rose gold to bright neon – either as a block colour or balayage effect. Why not experiment with your hair colour as the season shifts?

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As always when we mention hair colouring, remember the potential for damage that comes with dyeing your hair. From scalp burns and scalp blisters to hair breakage and hair loss, it’s important to be aware of the hazards before you visit your hairdressing salon.

Our ‘5 top tips for fool-proof hair dyeing’ and ‘The why and how of patch testing’ blogs might prove useful, along with an understanding of how to go about suing a hairdresser in the worst cases.

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