According to HOB Academy’s head of education, Jake Unger, the message to hairdressers for 2022 is clear – some looks never go out of fashion, they just need an update. “The bob, waves, a fringe are all classic styles, the only difference from year to year is the way it is cut and styled,” he says. “From blunt to frayed, worn straight or wavy, it’s the small details that make it look modern and on trend.” So, if you’re in the market to reinvent some classic styles, read on for Jake’s top five hair trends for the year ahead.
This year is all about reinvention and rebirth. Transform your locks and take the plunge with this season’s statement bob. With people keen to revamp, adding new dimensions to their post-lockdown hair, the bob is the perfect cut for healthy looking hair. From the popular ‘90s one-length micro bob, to textured bedhead – the choice is yours!
The mullet resurfaces every 10-15 years but never catches on. This season is different! With pandemic doom and gloom, the modern mullet is the perfect trend to dust off the cobwebs and go for something edgy and different. This modern take on the mullet is a hybrid of a mullet and shag haircut. Less aggressive and more lived in, sexy and textured, it requires less styling – perfect for those seeking the new bedhead look. This cut can be tailored to any face shape and texture but works best with a natural wave.
Short & Sweet
Want a dramatic change? There are very few haircuts as timeless as the pixie. Surprisingly versatile, working with different hair textures, this year the iconic pixie has been given a new lease of life and it’s time to shine once more. Evenly textured all over or with a little length on top, the pixie cut is slowly but surely becoming the next big thing.
Out With a Bang
Bangs, fringes, or whatever you want to call them – they’re here to spice up your style. This year’s trends are about lived in and undone textures and fringes are no different. The classic way to change the shape of any haircut regardless of length is to add a fringe – perfect for face framing and adding a focal point. Remember, keeping the fringe longer will create the ultimate sexy Kate Moss look. Fringes of all shapes and length are up for discussion depending on suitability, whether it’s brow skimming or brow hiding, 2022 is the year to go for it.
Just a Little Bit
With boho-festival and 70s hair becoming a modern-day classic, what was known in the Friends-obsessed 90s era as ‘The Rachel’ is now slightly longer, a bit softer, less heavy and polished. Take inspiration from the iconic Bridgette Bardot who perfectly illustrated this undone ‘just a little bit’ layering through the front.
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