Lookout 2022, cute hairstyles are coming your way!
Expert celeb hairstylists and R+Co Collective members Clariss Rubenstein and Marwa Bashir are confident the ’90s will make a comeback in 2022, starting with the mid-length bob. A touch longer than the short bob but shorter than a long bob, this cut falls somewhere above the shoulder and below the chin and will be a hit for 2022, according to Rubenstein. “I’m seeing a mid-length, blunt, ‘90s-style bob,” Rubenstein says. “Think Kourtney Kardashian‘s latest chop.”
In addition to the mid-length bob, Bashir says we’ll also be seeing more layered haircuts — which are perfect for adding volume, movement, shape as well as framing the face.
The experts say that 2022 will be less about the long, thick inches and more about classic medium-length to long-length hairstyles. Hair will still be nice and thick, but with lots of layers shown off by a blowout and heavy side part.
If you’re a fan of less is more, then this cut is perfect for you! Be it French-inspired, effortless hairstyling or natural color, Bashir adores the idea of simplicity for 2022. “Lots more color that feels natural but with an elevated gloss or natural highlight,” Bashir says.
Ah the cutain bang style! This layered fringe look is here to stay this year. Experts especially love the curtain bangs with a gorgeous blowout instead of beach waves.
Another big trend for clients will be hair extensions about 17 to 21 inches long (and if you’re new to extensions, that means hair that hits somewhere between your chest and waist). And as hair only grows half an inch-ish a month, the best way to get long lengths by 2022 is to make that appointment with an extensionist soon.
“Life drastically changed after many months of quarantine and so did our habits, routines, and priorities,” Aaron Grenia, co-founder of IGK Hair, says. “We’re learning to embrace our truest selves—this means embracing our natural color and texture.” With all of this in mind, Grenia expects people to be practical, natural, and faithful to their true colors next year.
Oh and Bashir says that in 2022, the motto is more healthy, shiny hair. To get that coveted shine, opt for an at-home hot oil treatment or see your colorist for a hair gloss that enhances your natural color.
Oh and back to the extensions — celebrity extensionist Priscilla Valles says a thick, short bob with a center part or heavy side part will be a massive trend for 2022. But if you don’t have a thick head of hair, never fear! You can use extensions to fake fuller strands. That’s right, extensions aren’t just for length. Your stylist will also be able to blend the extensions into your bob to add natural-looking volume.
This one will make millennials happy: the side part is now soooo 2022. Celeb hairstylist Anthony Campbell believes lots of clients will be asking for a side-swept, slightly longer bang in 2022.
According to celeb hairstylist Weezy, one-dimensional color, such as soft black, subtle chocolate brown, or warm ginger, will be taking over the balayage look and becoming the must-have hair color trend.
The wet-look hairstyle is also a must for 2022. Grenia says we can expect to see lots of gels and products for slicked-back looks like this.
Did we mention dramatic straight hairstyle is also in this year? “I see sleek, long, and straight being very big in 2022,” Rubenstein says. And we love to see it.
Another one of Weezy’s top 2022 hair trends is light, soft, effortless curls. Weezy uses a wider barrel hot tool to achieve the look so that it creates more of a nice, soft wave.
And last but not least, chic bobs with a heavy side part or center part is in, in, in — according to Valles. Like Lizzo says “I do my hair toss, check my nails — baby how you feelin’?”
With these new styles, we are feeling “good as h***.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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