New Year, New You: Our Top 10 Hair Trends of 2022
Our hair sure has had a lot of ups and downs this year, from missing that salon look and feel to DIY hair cuts at home. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as the new year brings with it a whole host of inspiration, new products and new hairstyles so let’s look at our predicted trends for your tresses in 2022 and the best products to support your new do all year round.
A lot of us got sick of our unruly barnets during lockdown 1 and 2 and as a result, got a severe chop. Well, now hairstylists are saying that the mid-length 90s trend haircut is sticking around a little while longer, especially with celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian blazing the trail. It can also give thin hair a fuller, healthier appearance – result!
Hairdo Styling Pack Got a new short do and not sure how to style it? Get your hands on this four-product styling pack from Hairdo. You’ll find all you need to tame your tresses in this perfect pack: Hair Do Shine Hold Spray – amplifies your hair by infusing it with extra texture and definition, Hair Do Surf Spray – give yourself perfect beachy waves and texture with this lightweight formula, Hairdo Heat Protection Spray – keep frizzing hair at bay with this breakthrough formula which magically nourishes your damaged hair, and finally Hairdo Dry Shampoo – when you have no time to wash your hair but you can’t afford a bad hair day, reach for this breakthrough dry shampoo and get instant fresh hair and a clean scalp.
Gone are the days of the centre parting being a ‘nerdy’ hairstyle. It’s been elevated to cult status, sported by celebrities and influencers alike.
Leyton House Powder Power A lot of people avoid the middle parting as it can highlight greys or greasy roots. Enter, Powder Power. Give your roots an instant boost with this volumizing dry powder. This amazing non-tacky powder can help to create a tousled effect, be used to absorb unwanted oil or even restyle day-old hair.
Color Wow Root Cover Up There’s nothing worse than sporting a cute centre parting and noticing you need to hit the salon pronto, but you’re out of time. The Color Wow Root Cover Up is a magic powder that conceals grey roots and can even refresh highlights and thicken thinning hairlines. No more fussing with messy sprays – this powder and brush set allows for precise application. Unlike crayons and mascaras, the formula is not waxy or sticky making it easy to apply. Available in 8 shades from Platinum to Black.
Unless you were living under a rock, we all know what the ‘Rachel’ haircut was. Sported by Jennifer Anniston in the mid-90s by the eponymous Rachel from hit tv show ‘Friends’, this iconic hairstyle is great for adding volume, movement, and shape as it frames the face and can add texture to any tired style.
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Color Wow EXTRA Mist-ical Shine Spray Turn heads with this shine spray to make your hair look sparkling and healthy. This ground-breaking product from Color Wow utilises the light-producing power of Mullein, a flower Phenom that traps invisible UV light and converts it into full-spectrum light – resulting in an intense glossy shine.
There was heated debate among Millennials and Gen Z whether side partings were ‘out’ or worse, were branded ‘cheugy’. We can confirm that the side parting is back (if it ever really left) – especially with the aforementioned bob. Celebrity stylists predict that we’ll be seeing a lot more of the chic bob paired with a heavy side parting – perfect for anyone looking to emulate the classic Parisian style.
Insight Daily Use – Bodifying Dry Shampoo If you’re trying to cut down on washing your hair every day then Insight’s Daily Use dry shampoo may be the last dry shampoo you’ll ever need. This dry shampoo powder gets rid of oil and gives hair fullness and volume in seconds giving the appearance of thicker hair without the weight.
Total Results High Amplify Dry Shampoo Matrix’s dry shampoo works to absorb oil without weighing down the hair like traditional high street brands, making it the perfect dry shampoo spray for those with fine or thin hair.
CurlsOn the opposite end of the trend spectrum is big hair. In 2022 we are going to see a lot more curls, from beach waves to soft tight curls and thanks to Adele, big, bouncy, blowouts. Those blessed with natural curls – rejoice and embrace them – your in-vogue style is about to be the envy of even more people.
Love Your Curl Shampoo Give your curly hair some TLC with this specially designed cruelty-free and vegan formula created to reduce frizz, increase shine, and define curls and softer waves. Take it to the next level and partner with the Love Your Curl Conditioner which strengthens and repairs.
Babyliss Spectrum 19mm Wand Purple Mist Not blessed with natural curls? We may have the answer. With a midsize ceramic barrel, this wand is made to create beautiful, long-lasting defined curls with a silky, smooth finish. The ceramic coated 19mm extra-long barrel is perfect for those with longer hair and allows you complete control to create the look you desire whilst the choice of 25 different temperature settings up to 200°C mean you can protect your hair whilst creating a look that expresses your individuality.
There’s been a sharp trend in consumers choosing natural, cruelty-free, vegan products and it looks like this trend is here to stay. Not only do we know that harsh chemicals can strip the hair of essential oils, they can also be tough on the scalp and can even cause flaking or dandruff. We’ve also seen a sharp rise in people foregoing washing their hair every day, allowing their hair to return to its natural state. Especially after lockdown and not being able to get to salons, many people embraced their natural hair colour or texture. Stylists expect that although people are returning to the salon, they’ll still be staying true to themselves and their hair.
Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Shampoo Bar There are many Foamie bars available for those with thin hair, dry hair, coloured hair – there’s a bar for everyone – but the Aloe You Vera Much bar is a great place to start, especially if you have dry hair as a result of colouring. Not only is then Foamie bar 100% vegan, animal testing free, and free from silicones, dyes, sulphates, and nanoparticles – it’s environmentally friendly and holds up to 25 washes. This shampoo moisturizes and prevents the hair from drying out – perfect if you’re going a couple of days between hair washes.
Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Conditioner Bar With aloe vera and hydrolyzed oat proteins, this conditioner is the perfect companion to your shampoo bar. This Foamie conditioner bar prevents hair breakage and intensely moisturises, while the pH of 4.5 helps seal your hair. Like its companion, the Foamie conditioner bar contains 0% mineral oils, PEG, soap, parabens, silicones and liliale.
Say goodbye to soft highlights, lowlights, and balayage in 2022. It looks like one-dimensional colour will be knocking those trends off the top shelf. Think soft and subtle chocolate browns, gingers, and warm honey colours. And good news for maintenance, as having one overall colour means upkeep is kept at a minimum.
Total Results 2021 Color Obsessed Trio With revolutionary Fade Guard technology, the Colour Obsessed Shampoo and Conditioner work together to inject moisture and hydration into your colour treated hair, whilst creating definition and boosting shine. Buy now and get a FREE Mini Miracle Creator 20; a multi-tasking treatment with 20 beautifying benefits for your hair!
Biolage 2021 Keratindose Duo Colouring your hair can mean it needs a little more TLC than usual. The Keratindose Shampoo and Conditioner is designed specially to treat dull, weak and damaged locks. Infused with pro-keratin, the formula restores your hair from roots to tip, sealing in the moisture and leaving your hair healthier, frizz-free and up to 90% more nourished after just one application!
This is not a drill! 2022 will see the resurrection of the side bang, a staple in the 00s. Stylists predict that a slightly longer side-swept bang will be requested from the salon chair. It may be a throwback, but this style is perfect for those looking to test the water with bangs, without going under a full chop. The side bang offers a lot of versatility with the middle parting, being pinned, or simply being tucked behind the ear.
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Loreal SteamPod 3.0 Straightening Tool – White Having a kink in our bangs is not what we’re looking for in the new year, but have no fear, Loreal is transforming the way we style our hair with these steam-powered straighteners. Using a continuous flow of high-pressure steam to hydrate each strand from the inside out without causing heat damage, the SteamPod also features a new rotative cord for hassle-free waves meaning no matter the style you choose, you’ll be left with smooth, soft, and natural-looking shiny hair.
And just like that… Sarah Jessica Parker is back on our screens and with that so is the classic ‘money piece’ hairstyle. Think, face-framing balayage strategically placed near the front giving an expensive, glamourous highlighted look. Well in 2022, we’re going to be going one step further with the ‘hair contour’. Instead of bold highlights framing the face, hair contouring sees clusters of highlights, using softer-contrast lighter shade around the face in a soft colour block. Sounds like a lot? Surprisingly this hair trend has relatively low maintenance and is perfect for those who are looking to brighten up their look and skin tone.
Color Wow Dream Coat 200ml Expensive looking hair needs the best aftercare, especially in the winter months. Color Wow’s Dream Coat is a lightweight, anti-humidity, anti-static hair care spray that can transform even the frizziest, unmanageable hair into smooth, hydrated and bouncy locks. This easy-to-use spray coats each strand of hair with an invisible, waterproofing layer that helps to control moisture levels for up to 3 washes.
We’ve seen a rise in the ‘expensive brunette’ trend which saw rich chocolate brown colours woven together with luscious blacks being adopted. Next year, however, this trend will evolve to include blondes and copper tones too. This means we’ll be seeing a lot of blondes including sumptuous strawberry and copper tones to add a three-dimensional aspect to their hair. This is also good news for traditional brunettes or darker as it will see lighter, warmer tones like toffee, amber and light brown sugar shades being included.
Infuse My Colour Copper Shampoo Gift Bundle This shampoo and conditioner bundle from infuse my. The Colour is designed to maintain the brightness of deep strawberry blonde, copper, auburn, and warm brown hair and is vegan and cruelty-free with no parabens, silicones or sulphates make it gentle on your hair.
Total Results 2021 Unbreak My Blonde Trio Gift Set This ultimate haircare system gift set by Matrix is designed to strengthen and care for bleached hair. The gift set consists of the Unbreak My Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner and the Mini Miracle Creator 20 – a multi-tasking treatment with 290 beatifying benefits, from leave-in nourishment, shine boost, cuticle smoothing and heat damage prevention.
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