The 'Mixie' 2023 Hair Trend Is A Modern Take On Old Favorite Styles

As the new year approaches, you are probably thinking about the changes you want to make in your life and New Year's resolutions to start off 2023 right. Whether that is getting your dream job or finding your fashion style, we are all in for changes that will make you feel the best version of yourself. If you are considering changing your hairstyle for 2023, there are multiple trendy styles that might be a good option for you. 

A hairstyle that promises to be everywhere in 2023 is the mixie, which gets its name from combining a mullet and a pixie cut. While every hairstylist will give it their spin, the neck-high cut includes bangs and shaggy layers. "Hair is inherently genderless and customizable, so I believe that the mixie is a really fun choice for anybody. It leaves the door open for an array of style variations and gender expressions, hence its popularity," Atlanta hairstylist Julia Siegferth told Mane Addicts. With the resurgence of '70s, '80s and '90s fashion, it is no wonder that this style combining two classic haircuts is coming with full force in 2023 (via Allure).

This is how to get the perfect mixie

The mixie is perfect for any hair texture and can be styled in almost no time so it is a great choice for someone who wants a stylish "woke up like this" look. According to hairdresser Marcus Giamattei, this haircut is perfect for those who want healthier natural hair. "It's also the ideal haircut for growing back your natural texture and letting your coils regain their strength after extensive hair damage," he told Who What Wear.

If you are convinced that you want to try the look, you have to think about your desired length and bangs style. "I would first establish the length wanted for the back. From there, it's basically all cut at 90 degrees following the shape of the head," New York City hairstylist Luis Miller told Allure. You should also think about whether you want the hair to cover your ears or not. 

The mixie is low maintenance

According to Deavita, you should go for a trim every five to eight weeks if you want to keep the style looking "fresh." However, because this is a hairstyle with many layers and varying lengths, you can do more sporadic salon visits and still have a cute-looking cut. "This cut is meant to evolve and grow out so you really don't have to keep it up," razor cut specialist Holly Seidel told Refinery29. "It doesn't grow out and get heavy because of all the weight removal with the razor."

As for products to maintain your hairstyle, Mane Addicts recommends using dry shampoo to revitalize the look without the wash — which will also come in handy for those with thin hair who want to add volume to their mixie. Seidel said that the cut can be air-dried or you might choose to blow dry it with a round brush to shape the movement and volume of the hair pieces.