2022 was an exciting year. After years of being isolated due to the pandemic, at long last, we were finally able to go out and strut our style. For many of us, including celebrities, that called for a much-needed makeover. And what better way to freshen up your look than to switch up your hair color?
We saw tons of different hair colors trending this year, but there were a few that really took the cake. Ahead, we list down all the best hair colors that took over 2022 and the different celebrities who hopped on the trends.
LOOK: 10 Best Hair Colors That Took Over 2022, As Seen On Our Favorite Celebrities
At the top of the list, is copper-red hair. So many people were channeling their inner Ginger Spice this year, and it’s clear to see why. Aside from being a fun and bold color, it also happens to be easily achievable and it looks good on any skin tone. Celebrities such as Andrea Brilliantes, Nadine Lustre, and Barbie Imperial are proof of the universality of the shade.
2. Platinum Blonde
There’s a reason why people say blondes have more fun, it’s ‘cause they know how good their hair makes them look—James Reid definitely got the memo. Not to mention, platinum blonde is never not iconic; it’s a classic hair color that never goes out of fashion. So if you’re still thinking of bleaching your hair in 2023, take the leap!
3. Deep Auburn
All hues of red were trendy this year, including this deep auburn ‘do Cassy Legaspi debuted at the Sparkle Ball earlier this year. The subtle red-brown hair color was the go-to shade for those who wanted to stay low-key but still wanted a noticeable change in their look.
4. Expensive Brunette
The ‘expensive brunette’ color trend, popularized by Hailey Bieber, is all about embracing your natural brown hair and taking it to the next level. By adding subtle highlights to your brown hair, as Bea Alonzo did here, you're able to create a rich depth and make your tresses appear shinier and healthier overall.
5. Money Piece and Chunky Highlights
Janella Salvador convinced everyone that adding money piece highlights is the quickest way you can have a hair makeover. Now, you might recognize these iconic streaks from early 2000s pop-stars such as Kelly Clarkson or Christina Aguilera—but we're not complaining! Even in the beauty department, the Y2K trends have quite a chokehold on all of us in 2022. Thankfully, these highlights aren't as zebra-like as before. It has taken a classier approach, and looks a lot more modern and youthful.
6. Milk Tea Hair
Milk tea hair first made its debut in 2019, three years later, and we can still see tons of people rocking this hair color. Kathryn Bernardo just recently dyed her locks in this creamy blonde-brown shade. So I guess it's safe to assume that we won't be saying goodbye to this color trend just yet.
7. Ring lighting Balayage
Balayage has been a hair trend for quite some time now, but the technique has evolved. Introducing the ring lighting balayage. Unlike a normal balayage that focuses on highlighting the hair around the midsection, the ring lighting balayage focuses the highlights around the face. See how it helps frame Belle Mariano's face and gives her a brighter look? To the salon you go!
8. Seamless Ombre
Since we live in a tropical country, summery color trends like this seamless ombre seen on Heart Evangelista are bound to be popular. The fact that it’s low maintenance also makes it so much more appealing. Especially to first-timers who want to try dyeing their hair without worrying too much about constant upkeep.
9. Jet Black
In the midst of all the colorful and bright hair colors that became popular this year, jet black hair was an unexpected trend, but it was definitely one that we happily welcomed. Here's Arci Muñoz proving that black hair is anything but boring. Doesn't it just give major Megan Fox energy?
10. Beach Blonde Highlights
Another summery hair trend that was in this year was blonde highlights. It’s the perfect hairstyle if you’re aiming for a sun-kissed Californian look. Julia Barretto donned this hue earlier this year, and we couldn't help but fall in love with her golden-streaked locks.