The Top Hairstyle Trends For 2024

When it comes to 2024 beauty, the makeup looks are going to be more experimental, the skin-care trends will be smarter, the top haircuts will be nods to the past, and the hair colors will make you feel like your very best. As for the top hairstyle trends of 2024, you can expect to see a harmony of old and new. It's time to really hone your signature look.

This year will be all about taking care of your hair and sharpening your go-to looks, as well as experimenting with new styles and being playful. What that translates to could be anything like fun and classic updos (like braided buns and braided ponytails), old-meets-new looks resurrected from the past (like big, voluminous bouffants), and anything that really brights the glamour, like undone, tousled waves and deep side parts. And before you ask: no, hair accessories aren't going anywhere. With the popular coquette aesthetic taking over, ultra-feminine hair bows are popping up everywhere. But if that's not for you, on the other end of the spectrum, you can embrace your sporty side with the '90s-inspired athletic headband trend that's perfect for rushed mornings.

Keep scrolling for more insight from the pros on the top hair trends 2024 that you need to know about, plus inspiration photos for each one to get you excited to try something new.

Deep Side Parts

Despite being shunned by Gen Zers just a few years ago, side parts are getting another chance in 2024. The trend has begun making its way back onto red carpets and magazine covers, depicting its promising return. "Side partings are not just fashionable but incredibly flattering," Cliphair's trends expert Brenda Lee Intignano says. They are flattering on everyone and give your look a touch of instant glamour.

Hair Bows

Over the last year, hair bows have exploded in popularity, seeing a 163.2 percent search spike on Pinterest in just one month. "As young girls, we often wear bows in our hair, and it's a simple way to dress up any outfit and add a festive touch," Camille Friend, celebrity hairstylist and Prose spokesperson, previously told POPSUGAR of the trend. The real magic of this look is you can wear it however you want.

'90s Fabric Headbands
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'90s Fabric Headbands

Nicola Peltz Beckham, Lori Harvey, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and countless other celebrities have proven that the '90s-style athletic headbands are very in for 2024. You can wear the accessories trend with your hair down or styled in an updo. We especially love how easy this look is to create on a rushed morning.

Threaded Micro Braids

These teeny-tiny braids were super popular in the 2000s, and they've been resurrected by celebrities like Laura Harrier, Marsai Martin, Zoë Kravitz, and Alicia Keys. Micro braids are small, individual braids that "resemble a thick strand of hair," Jessica Houston, vice president of operations and lead aesthetician at natural beauty supply store Beautybeez, previously told POPSUGAR. The protective style can be worn down, in updos, as part of larger braids — there really are endless possibilities.

Bouffants and High-Glamour Waves
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Bouffants and High-Glamour Waves

Remember when everyone on the internet wanted to embrace the "mob wife" look at the start of 2024? Well, that aside, you will be seeing a lot more dramatic hairstyles like bouffants and voluminous waves this year. How could you not try it after seeing the retro hairstyles in "Priscilla"? The more undone and messy, the more effortlessly glamorously you'll look.

Braided Ponytails

Braided ponytails are popping up everywhere — from New York Fashion Week to our TikTok For You pages. This classic hairstyle will be a top pick for 2024.

Slick Buns

We'll be seeing a lot more slicked-back buns popping up as the preferred updo style in 2024. This particular look can be worn anywhere on the back of the head — high, low, or directly in the middle. The style is perfect for all hair types and textures.

Jessica Harrington is the senior beauty editor at POPSUGAR, where she writes about hair, makeup, skin care, piercings, tattoos, and more. As a New York City-based writer and editor with a degree in journalism and over eight years of industry experience, she loves to interview industry experts, keep up with the latest trends, and test new products.