2022 fashion is all about big, bold, and more-is-more — and hairstyles are trending to match. This year, expect your celebrity favorites, Tiktok influencers, and style icons to be rocking long layers, slicked back buns, and 90’s inspired blowouts, made possible by some of this season’s hottest tools — we’re looking at you, Dyson Airwrap.
Slicked Back Bun
You’ve probably seen this Bella Hadid-approved style before, and it isn’t going away anytime in 2022. This style is great for snatching your cheekbones and creating a slimming effect for your face– and it’s also pretty easy to throw together, too. To achieve this model-off-duty style, grab a can of hairspray and an elastic. Spray your roots, comb them back with a fine-toothed brush or comb, and feel free to leave a few face-framing layers out for the perfect ‘that girl’ look.
70’s Long Layers
You might recognize this iconic style from Woodstock favorites — after all, free-flowing, all-natural hair with a dead-center part was one of the most alluring 1970s styles. It’s found its place in modern times too for its effortlessly cool and overall glam look. Take a note from singer Noah Cyrus and style your long, layered look with easy beachy waves, or embrace the retro vibe with a long shag that’s totally Stevie Nicks. Finish it up with stylish hats for a unique look that will go with any outfit.
You might have a love-hate relationship with bangs, but if you’re looking to completely change up your look, this flattering style is a must-have for healthy hair. And it’s easy to see why stylists are seeing an uptick in baby bangs — the shorter cousin of your classic fringe — this year. After all, bangs add dimension to round faces, can cover up large foreheads, and softens strong jawlines for a more feminine look. Instead of framing your face or just grazing your eyebrows, this short chop leaves bangs only one or two inches long. Create a modern, bold cut, or pair it with a shag for a retro look that will turn heads wherever you go.
Flipped Out Ends
This year’s biggest hairstyle trend? Voluminous layers with flipped-out ends for added texture and a romantic, girl-next-door vibe. This feathery, flippy hair look can be easily achieved with a blow dryer but is helped out by lots of layers and face-framing curtain bangs. To get the look at home, invest in a good round brush. Blow the pieces away from the face while letting the brush heat up, and pin the curls with rollers as they set. Finish with a spritz of texture spray for a flippy style that will stay all day long.
Inspired by the ’90s, this effortlessly cool ‘it-girl’ style isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Besides being the perfect remedy for a bad hair day — no dry shampoo necessary — it’s also a great way to get your hair off your neck as the weather warms. Go for the classic french twist or get creative with an on-trend half up, half down look. Pick up a pack of neutral-colored clips to instantly elevate any outfit, or show off your unique style with a patterned statement piece that will become a staple in your everyday rotation.
Similar to the slicked-back bun, a sleek, ultra-glam ponytail is here to stay. This effortless style is easy to dress up, too– opt for colorful scrunchies, glittering embellishments, or other hair accessories to elevate this everyday style. To get the style, prime your hair with a hair straightening cream, and then go in with your flat iron for a sleek look that will stay all day with little fuss. If you want a bigger, bolder look, attach your favorite extensions. Get creative with an Ariana Grande-inspired high pony, or keep things simple by teasing the hair on your crown and gathering your locks into a simple low pony.
Big hair is back– and in 2022, it’s reaching all new heights. The 90’s inspired blowout is all about body, bounce, and volume from the roots to the tips. It’s easy to achieve with long layers and works well on straight or wavy hair, too. To achieve the look, make sure you have dry shampoo or a go-to texture spray on hand. Start by dividing your hair into sections, then blow dry with a round brush for added volume. Once your hair is dry, reach for a set of hot rollers to set your style. Take out your rollers, flip your head, and give it a good shake for maximum bounce and body.
Try Something New
If you’re looking to refresh your look this year, consider our favorite trending hairstyles– because sometimes a new hairstyle is the exact change you need for a whole new vibe. Get inspired by our collection of trending favorites and don’t forget to take a screenshot or two, because these easy styles will be on repeat all year long.
Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and world of fitness.