Any beauty obsessed person will tell you that the holidays is not only the season of giving, but the season of salon visits! A new year means a new look, and if you’re hoping to change up more than your personal style and your go-to makeup, then you better nail a hair peg to complement your “transformation.”
That said, we advise that you don’t blindly search for hair pegs on Pinterest without a point of reference. But that’s what Preview is for, isn’t it? We’ve scanned and skimmed all the haircuts and colors that blew up this year and selected a few trends that would definitely take 2022 by storm. Oddly enough, it’s quite a pragmatic mix of versatile and fuss-free styles and head-turning hair colors that are perfect for the ‘gram.
From rainbow dye jobs to all-natural ‘dos, here are the best styles to try if you to commit to your beauty resolutions for the coming year. As they say, out with the old and in with the new!
Best Hairstyles and Hair Colors to Try in 2022
1. Natural Hair Texture or Curls
From local celebs like Yassi Pressman to Hollywood’s new It girl Zendaya, we reckon we’ll be seeing more girls embrace their wavy and curly locks come the new year. After all, the pandemic has made monthly trips to the salon almost impossible, making women turn to more practical and low-maintenance solutions when it comes to their tresses. Besides, aren’t we all about self-love these days?
2. A Lot of Layers
Thanks to the TikTok-trending wolf cut and Squid Game’s Hyoyeon Jung’s shaggy mullet-lob, we see more people want to experiment with a textured ‘do. These kinds of cuts are also more wash and wear since they dry out “tousled,” thus making them fuss-free.
3. Creative Hair Colors
K-Pop has grown from being a quarantine-discovery to a mainstream mainstay when it comes fashion and beauty trends. This year we saw the emergence of the peek-a-boo dye job. Come 2022, it’s all about throwing away that shyness and going for a full head in a stunning and shocking color like fuchsia, orange, or ultra violet!
4. The Classic Bob
According to Allure and Harper’s Bazaar, the classic bob will make a comeback because of its effortless practicality and we have to agree with that consensus! The beauty of a bob is it won’t grow out awkwardly unlike more stylized cuts like a mullet or a pixie. Better yet, why not try a "bixie" cut, which is basically a bob and a pixie cut combined?
5. Chunky Highlights
Though this trend has slowly creeped up into every girl’s consciousness in recent years, 2021 really proved that it’s back. Luckily, there’s no stopping this thicc Y2K-favorite hair color trend! As late ‘90s and ‘00s fashion will continue to dominate next year, the idea of a subtle hair color has been shelved. After all, if you’ve been stuck at home all this time, you’d want your foray into the new year to be a memorable. So make your hair color count!
6. Wispy Bangs
No one’s stopping the Hallyu wave that’s swept the globe in the past two years. Whether that’s because of a K-drama or K-pop sensation, Korean beauty trends are here to inspire. But other than wispy bangs being prominent in K-media, we’d also like to think this style will be big because of how versatile it is! It’s the perfect transitional hairstyle that you can easily flaunt during a chilly January and then tuck away come the March humidity.
7. Glossy Hair
Since we’ve seen a shift to more simple haircuts over the past two years, there has been more of a concern in the way tresses look versus how they’re styled. That said, according to Marie Claire, glossy hair is back! The look is defined by vibrant and shiny locks no matter your haircut or color! Besides, who wouldn’t want to have hair that looks unrealistically healthy IRL?
8. The Textured Lob
The lob is back and funkier than ever! Instead of looking sleek and minimal, we see 2022 as the year of textured tresses! So be sure to add a LOT of layers to your lob for the appearance of lush and voluminous tresses that look perfect with messy waves.
9. The Middle Part
Growing out your hair? Same! If practicality is on the top of your list, then you’ll definitely opt for a blunt and one-length hairstyle you can trim yourself after that initial salon snip. Just be sure to style it with a sleek and classic middle part to give your tresses that carefree look.
If you haven’t gotten a balayage before, then it’s long overdue. Personalization and customization have been at the forefront of fashion trends recently, and we can say the same thing about beauty. If you’re keen on matching the right foundation shade for your skin tone, then you should also get a hair color that complements your complexion to a T. A balayage is the perfect way to achieve this since the technique blends about three colors together that results to a dimensional and textured ‘do.