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2022 Hair Trends

2022 Hair Trends are Unexpected, Edgy and Cool

From classics to throwbacks to modern twists, 2022 hair trends have it all.
16 Jun 2022
The seasons are transitioning and there’s no better way to welcome warmer weather than by sporting a new hair trend. There are always the traditional hairstyles to choose from, but if you dare to be bold the 2022 hair trends are fresh, edgy and a little retro, too. In fact, 2022 hairstyles for curly hair are so surprisingly good, you may be tempted to try more than one. Oldie-but-goodie trends like the throwback accessories (see: oversized claw clips) are back in a major way. And then there’s the 90’s-inspired flipped-out ends look that has been spotted on the red carpet. But if you’re looking for something new and unique, don’t fret. There’s a 2022 hair trend for you, too. We’re talking updated pixies that’s part pixie-part mullet and even long bangs that frame every face shape perfectly. If you’re ready for some 2022 hairstyle inspo, keep scrolling.

1. Fishtail Braid

This Frozen-esque braid is still growing in popularity as a hairstyle for 2022. You can sport it alone, but the more modern version is often in a plaited ponytail or a whimsical fishtail braid bun. For a shiny finish, spritz with Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Sheen.

2. Mini Bangs

Micro bangs may sound scary, but when done right they’re a bold move, in the best way. Baby bangs are the same concept as a traditional fringe, but way shorter. We’re talking one to two inches past the hairline. The good news is, you won’t have to worry about your bangs getting in your eyes and once they grow out you can sport curtain bangs with ease. To refresh your baby bangs, be sure to wash and condition them often so they don’t get greasy and weighed down. The Wash Day Delight Water to Foam Shampoo is a great option since it’s lightweight and lathers gently.

3. More Layers

Layers are an easy way to update your style without going overboard. But the 2022 hairstyle of choice is to layer endlessly. Layers add dimension and shape to medium to long hair and they even help to frame the face. To keep your ends healthy and full of sheen, add a dime-size amount of the Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Pure Hair Oil before bed. This will not only keep the ends moisturized, but it will help to keep split ends and tangles at bay, too.

4. Face-Framing Highlights

It’s safe to say the beloved 90’s and Y2K styles are back as 2022 hair trends and this one is no different. Face-framing color aka money-piece highlights or hair contouring is all over the internet and it has a modern spin. Hair contouring is taking a softer, lighter shade of color and dying all of the hair that is directly surrounding the face. In most cases, the color of choice is a soft blonde or honey brown, but the choice is yours. Just be sure to keep the hue light, soft and natural-looking. And if you’re coloring curly hair, use Goddess Strength Ultra Shield Pre-Poo with Castor Oil for Curly Hair and Goddess Strength Cocoon Hydrating Hair Mask to maintain the look.

5. Retro Ends

Flipped out ends are back and if you’re a 90’s baby, you’re reliving your tween-age years. This throwback style is best achieved with a blunt cut. If you want to add volume, wash and condition with the Monoi Ora Lightweight Conditioner for Repair and Volume. It will give your strands just enough lift and body to make this style eye-catching.

6. Space Buns

There’s something youthful, flirty and fun about space buns and we’re sure that’s why they’re still a 2022 hair trend. There’s no rules here. Just have fun, make it your own and wear them proudly. For a hydrating treatment, apply Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Smoothie before you style.

7. Major Volume

You know that mid-summer frizz that turns your ringlets into more of a, well, lion's mane? Well, that level of volume is swoon-worthy, so don’t fret. Natural girls have been rocking va-va-volume for a long time, so there’s nothing new here. To keep your hair healthy and soft, use a deep treatment like the Monoi Repairing Hair Mask once a week. This mask is proven to reduce breakage by 98% after just one use.

8. Curtain Bangs

If the mini bangs aren’t for you, consider this longer-than-average version instead. In fact, this style is so laid-back, you can turn traditional fringe into curtain bangs with ease. Curtain bangs are the sort of shaggy, sort of wind-swept bangs that are long enough to sweep out of your face, but not quite long enough to be considered a layer. They’re less work than most bangs and quite versatile, too. Need help holding them in place? Try Wash Day Delight Hair Gel to Foam Styler Aloe.

9. Simple Bob

The bob is back and this time it’s blunt and edgy. This short curly hairstyle screams Perisian summer vibes, but it may be harder to pull off for some face shapes. For this cut, visit a professional or sport it with a wig or bohemian box braids.

10. Claw Clips

Like we said before, these clips are one of those 2022 hairstyles that make being trendy actually easy. Pull a few face-framing pieces out and clip the rest of your hair back. For naturally curly hair, apply a dollop of the Wash Day Delight Cream Serum Hair Moisturizer Aloe throughout the hair before pulling it back. This will help to revive any limp curls and to give the hair an extra dose of moisture.

11. Natural Texture

No surprise here, but natural textures are still thriving. The key to perfecting textured styles are styling products. Using the Wash Day Delight Cream Serum Hair Moisturizer Rose will not only prep hair for styling, but it adds softness, shine and defrizzes, too. From wash-and-go’s to twist outs and braid outs, the possibilities are endless. Just rock that texture with confidence.

12. Overgrown Pixie

Imagine a pixie meets a mullet or a pixie meets a bob, that’s exactly what the 2022 hairstyle trend is when it comes to short cuts. Adding layers and textures take this cut to the next level.

13. Sleek and Straight

Remember glass hair? Well, this perfectly-straight hair trend is an updated play on the former trend. Think freshly straightened hair with a ton of sheen. Try adding a quarter-sized amount of the Wash Day Delight Hair Gel to Foam Styler Rose Water to the bottom half of the hair shaft. This will add moisture and shine to bone-straight locks.

14. The Buzz Cut

For those daring enough to go there, the buzz cut is still trending. Bottom line: If you’ve got the confidence to rock it, do it.

15. Tousled Shag

With the same concept as curtain bangs and the mixie (pixie-mullet combo), shag is the way to go for 2022 hair trends. Shaggy styles are lived-in, tousled and a little undone. We’re talking layers, angles, curls, flips, and any other texture you can add.

For more hairstyle inspo, check out 25 Braided Hairstyles for Natural Hair.

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