Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

Wondering how to update your ‘do for the new year? While some 2021 styles are here to stay (bangs and The Shag, we’re looking at you), others…not so much. Here are the top hot 2022 hair trends you’ll want to get in on.



Top 10 2022 Hair Trends for All Hair Types

Ok, yes, the current hair trends are a bit on the rebellious side. If this throws you outside your comfort zone, you can go for a slightly edgier look rather than an in-your-face change. Seriously, something for everyone.

1.The Natural Look

Natural hairstyles texture is still going strong. Authenticity and being proud of what God gave you is the mantra. Embrace your texture by turning your curls loose, letting your waves flow, and honoring your naturally straight locks. The key to keeping au naturel looking good? Maintaining healthy hair. Use products formulated for your specific hair type, whether that’s for curly hair, dry hair, frizzy hair, or something else. Another pro tip: Keep up with regular trims to keep dry, split ends at bay.



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How to get this look:


1. Start with hydrating shampoo and conditioner (curly hair tends to be drier than other hair types), like Evolvh Smart Curl Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Do a ice cold water shot on your hair before leaving the shower. This eliminates frizz and helps your curls grab hold of each other for more definability.

3. Add a leave-in or hair oil in the shower while squeezing out the water in an upward motion. We love Evolvh Smart Curl Leave-in Conditioner for fine to medium hair and Silk’n Glow Serum for thicker hair types.

4. Apply your curl-defining product from roots to ends. If you prefer creams, go with Evolvh Super Curl Defining Cream. The go-to gel is Innersense I Create Hold. Comb through the product evenly using a Tangle Teezer Thick & Curly Detangler Brush. Continue to squeeze upward to ensure your curls are defined and increasing bounce.

5. Air dry or diffuse

2. The Headscarf

Headscarves might seem like a summer hair staple. But these beautiful accessories work all year-round. They can go glam, casual, and are the perfect way to deal with unruly or second (even third) day hair. The classic headscarf look is to fold your scarf in half into a triangle and place the middlemost part at the hairline on your forehead, then tie the ends at the back of your head, pulling the ends of your hair that stick out forward. Another easy way to get in on the scarf trend is to wrap one around your pony or half-up half-down style. To take all the guesswork out and go super simple, try a Neckerchief.



Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

How to get this look:


1. Spray your dry hair down with Innersense Hair Prep Spray to protect your hair from heat and damage.

2. Using a 1 ¼ inch Babyliss curling iron, curl square inch sections starting close to the root and adding in the mid-shaft and ends.

3. Once finished curling the entire head, spray with a finishing spray for hold, like Davines Medium Hold Hairspray. Do not touch your hair. Let the curls cool.

4. Once cooled, apply a small amount of Reverie Rake Balm to your finger tips and emulsify. Gently pull the curls apart using the balm on your fingers to give them a textured, natural look.

5. Fold a square scarf in half diagonally. Place the flat end of the scarf at your forehead with the point facing your crown.

6. Use a small, clear rubberband to knot the scarf in the back of your head (has more hold than knotting it, especially if the scarf is satin or silk which tends to slip).

7. Tuck the top section of the scarf around the knot and pull through the rubber band to secure it. Use bobby pins to hold in place if needed. Voila!

3. Bottleneck Bangs

Bangs have had a moment for a while now. The current fringe trend riffs on those curtain bangs you cut last year. The difference here is that you grow them out longer but have your stylist keep them textured and choppy. To style Bottleneck Bangs, think a curtain bang gap at the forehead, but keep it narrow, allowing bangs to wing out at the corners of your eyes, creating a bottleneck effect. This look works on all face shapes and hair types.



Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

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How to get this look:


1. Bottleneck bangs are a special shape created by your hair stylist; however, if you have the cut here is the easiest way to style from home.

2. To remove any cowlicks, begin with wet hair and a mini-paddle brush. We love the Denman D84 Mini Paddle Brush. Using the flatness of your forehead and the brush begin blow drying your bangs across your forehead in one direction focusing the concentrator nozzle at the root. Change hands and blow dry in the other direction.

3. Continue until the roots are dry. Once dry, use a 1 ¾ inch round brush to blow dry the ends of your fringe with a bevel. Pull the fringe area straight up and place your round brush behind the section. Wrap the ends of your fringe around the brush and dry focusing the concentrator nozzle on the ends so you can create a good bevel on your bangs.

4. Once dry, pull your fringe down. Use a light hairspray, like Original Mineral Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray to lightly spray your fringe in place using your finger tips to create the bottleneck shape.

4. Straight and Sleek


No, it’s not the return of ‘90s straight locks. With the modern straight and sleek, the look is super straight and glossy. To get the style, you’ll need some handy hair products to help you out. Oway Hair Smoothing Fluid Hair Serum tames frizz and delivers a sleek look to strands. For fine or delicate hair types, blow drying will give you straight hair results with less damage than using a hair straightener. Check out our tips and product recos to blow drying without the damage.



Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

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How to get this look:


1. On towel-dried hair, apply Oway Hair Smoothing Fluid from mid-shaft to ends. If you love a hair oil as well, apply a dime size of Glossy Nectar Serum to your mid-shaft and ends. Comb through with Tangle Teezer Detangling brush to ensure every strand gets the goods.

2. Divide your hair into three sections - 1 from nape to just behind the ears, the second from just behind the ears to the crown in back and recession areas at sides (like a horseshoe section), finally the last should be all the hair at the top of your head. Use section clips, like Wet Brush Shark Clips to hold each section in place.

3. Using a paddle brush, we love Olivia Gardens Bio-ionic paddle brush for fine to medium hair or the Wet Brush Epic Paddle Boar Bristle Brush for thicker, unruly hair, begin drying your hair by brushing all your hair to one side, focusing your concentrator nozzle at the root. Switch hands and go the other direction. This is called a wrap dry and it allows you to use your head and the brush as two flat surfaces to create a sleek blow out.

4. Continue going back and forth until your root to mid-shaft area is dry. Then place your hair in the paddle brush and holding the concentrator nozzle at a downward direction (never blow dry against the hair cuticle) slowly move down the hair section to the ends blow drying the section dry.

5. Repeat in the middle section.

6. The top section should be wrapped side to side but also forward over the top of head to create some volume. Once the root to top of mid-shaft area is dry section your hair at the part you wish to wear then begin drying the mid-shaft and ends in your brush as you did in Step 4.

7. Finish with a hairspray to keep flyaways in place and seal the cuticle down. We love Davines Strong Hairspray.


5. Baby Braids

Think braids aren’t for you? This look is way more versatile than you might think. You can add a narrow braid to either side of your face. Go tiny and tight or long and loose. Put bands at the ends or let your braids hang naturally. Or you can go for more braids for a super sexy look. Work a teensy dab of Oway Shaping Styling Hair Putty onto sections you plan to braid so they stay put on their own. A super cute look that anyone can do.



Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

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How to Get this look:


1. Pull all of your hair over to one side. On the opposite side, divide a ½ inch section of hair from just above your ear to the nape of your neck.

2. Apply Oway Shaping Styling Hair Putty from roots to ends using a Tangle Teezer Detangling brush.

3. Starting at the root begin a dutch braid (folding under rather than over) adding additional hair from your section until you get to the nape of the neck.

4. Continue braiding down to the ends of your hair and secure with a elastic.

5. Continue up the side of the head to the top and opposite end.

6. Take breaks to save your arms! Finally spray with Oway Glamshine Cloud Hair Shine Spray to give your braids some shine and smoothing for the final touch.


6. The Shag

Yep, The Shag haircut seems here to stay. It’s cute, sassy, and this one comes with a modern twist. We aren’t talking the Rachel from Friends, here. The 2022 Shag is long, loose, and a little messy. And guess what? It looks great with those bottleneck bangs. If you have natural waves, you can probably get by with a touch of Davines Invisible No Gas Spray for texture and natural finish. If your hair is on the fine side, ask your stylist to keep layers long so your hair doesn’t look too thin.



Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

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How to get this look:


1. On towel-dried hair, apply Cult & King Tonik to your scalp for ultimate scalp health and Cult & King Style to your mid-shaft and ends.

a. If you have natural waves, then create a horse-shoe section (see Step 2) and clip out of the way. Squeeze hair in an upward motion to create defined waves. Go to Step 4 once you have set your waves.

b. If you do not have natural waves, then rough dry all your hair with your hands until 80%-90% dry.

2. Create a horse-shoe section from your recessions to your crown and clip up in a Wet Brush Shark clip to secure it out of the way.

3. Continue to rough dry the section below until dry. If you need to smooth out unruly hair or kinks, then use a Olivia Garden Round Brush to smooth the hair as your dry it.

4. Pull the top section down. Create a triangle section from the top of your fringe down to the arches of your eyebrows. Clip back remaining hair. Using a mini paddle brush, like our Spornette Carry On Brush begin drying your fringe by brush the section one direction focusing the concentrator nozzle at your roots. Change hands and dry the opposite direction. Once the roots are dry, use an Olivia Garden 1 ¾ inch round brush to dry your fringe forward and downward slight beveling the ends under. Once your fringe is dry, unclip the back section.

5. Divide 1 inch horizontal sections blow drying your hair straight upward and backward using your round brush to bevel the ends. Continue until you reach the crown of your head.

6. Using your fingers, divide the section at your part. Wavy girls, jump to Step 8.

7. Using a 1.5 inch Babyliss curling iron, curl the length of your hair using 2 square inch sections. Start at the root pulling hair in slowly until you reach the ends. Curl remaining hair

8. Set your hair with Kavella Finishing Spray to add shine and hold all day!


7. The Bixie

Short hair is definitely trending and the latest cut is The Bixie—a pixie bob haircut hybrid. The benefits of this look...it's easy to grow out, you can add bangs or not, and it looks great on everyone. If you’ve been considering a shorter ‘do, this haircut has enough length and movement to help you ease into shorter strands. Want a shorter, choppier look? Try The Bixie with more texture, like a pixie on top and length on the bottom. Want a longer look? You’d love The Bixie with longer layers, like a texturized bob. The true beauty of this look…you can make it your own.



Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

How to get this look:


1. To towel-dried hair, apply Oway Volumizing Root Spray from roots to ends. Rough dry slightly, then apply a light amount Original Mineral C-paste Texture Creamfrom roots to ends.

2. Using an Olivia Garden 1 ¾ inch round brush, continue to dry your entire head using the round brush to bevel your ends under. The C-paste will create volume, shine and hold.

3. Set your hair with Davines Dry Texturizing Spray then use fingers to create more lift and texture where needed.


8. The Bob


Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

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Is there a hairstyle for women more classic than The Bob haircut? But boring? Never! Mix up the look with a short Bob haircut paired with bangs for a youthful appearance. You can let it air dry for a natural, wavy effect. Spritz damp strands with Innersense I Create Waves and finger comb for a casual look. Or blow dry with a round brush for a more traditional vibe.


How to get this look:


1. On towel-dried hair, apply Davines All in one Milk to mid-shaft and ends. Comb through with a Tangle Teezer Detangling brush to ensure all your strands get the benefit.

2. Apply Evolvh Total Control Styling Cream from mid-shaft to ends. If you have waves, simply squeeze your hair in an upward motion to create some interesting texture. Let air dry.

3. Create a triangle section starting 1-2 inches from your front hair line going down to just beyond the arches of your eyebrows. It should be your entire fringe. Using a mini paddle brush, like our Denman D84 Mini Paddle Brush, begin drying your fringe by brush the section one direction focusing the concentrator nozzle at your roots. Change hands and dry the opposite direction. Once the roots are dry, use an Olivia Garden 1 to 1 ¼ inch round brush to dry your fringe forward and downward slight beveling the ends under.

4. Finish with a light hairspray like Oway Sculpting Mist. Voila!


9. Short Fade Haircut


Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

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If wash and go is what you seek, try a super low maintenance short fade haircut. Let your natural curls do their thing or define your curls with Innersense Whipped Creme Texturizer. You can also mix things up with a short haircut for straighter strands and create a messy, bedhead look with Cult + King Hair Balm.


How to get this look:


1. Uber short hair is easy to style, but also exposes your scalp to more elements and UV rays so ensure you are taking precautionary steps to optimize scalp health.

2. One towel-dried hair, spray Cult & King Tonik all over scalp and massage into scalp.

3. Apply Cult & King Balm to smooth flyaways and give your scalp ultimate hydration and love.


10. Bardot Ponytail


Top 10 Hair Trends for 2022: The Year of the Rebel

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For long-haired gals, a pony is always one of the most welcome hair trends. But the Bardot Ponytail kicks up the style with a sexy vibe. Think full and wavy. 


How to get this look:


1. Create a triangle section starting 1-2 inches from your front hair line going down to just beyond the arches of your eyebrows. Leave out for your fringe.

2. Create a horseshoe section from your recession area to your crown and clip at the top of your head.

3. Tie the remaining hair into a ponytail at the center top of the back of your head. Secure well with an anti-breakage hair tie like a Goomee.

4. Next, pull down the horseshoe section. Spray the root area of the section with a light weight texture spray, like Original Mineral Desert Dry Volumizing Spray. Next, lightly backcomb the hair just above the top of the pony tail to about 1 inch from the front of the section. Lightly brush the hair over it smoothing over the back combed area. Take the mid-shaft to ends of the section and lie it over your pre-secured ponytail. Use a second hair tie to add it to your ponytail. This will keep your ponytail from falling or giving you a headache as well as allow you to create maximum Bardot volume.

5. Lightly back comb the under side of your ponytail then use a brush to smooth the hair over it (hiding the teased area). This will create a fuller, voluminous pony.

6. Style your fringe as you like.

7. Secure with a strong hold hairspray, like Davines Extra Strong Hairspray.



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