2022 Hair Trends: Layers, Shine, and Fluffy Hair

by Colleen Welsch on December 24th, 2021
2022 hair trends

2022 is just around the corner, and with the new year comes plenty of new trends. What 2022 hair trends are worth the hype? We’ve got answers. Keep reading for our favorite women’s hair trends for 2022.

The Best 2022 Hair Trends

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1. Warm Tones

After years of cool-toned hair, warmth will be back in a big way in 2022. Blondes can opt for buttery and golden shades, while brunettes can try warm chocolate browns. Do you prefer red hair? Fiery coppers will also be in. If you have black hair, try mahogany highlights.

Another way to embrace this 2022 hair color trend is by asking your hairstyle for warm mid-highlights. Mid-highlights are a shade between bright highlights and your natural hair color, which will add warmth and dimension to your hair.

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2. Heavy Layers

In 2021, we saw a return to layers with the wolf cut and the shag. In 2022, we’ll get our layer fix with 90s-inspired heavy layers a la “The Rachel”. This hairstyle works with many hair textures but will require you to use a blow-dryer and a round brush to style.

Since this 2022 hair trend pretty much requires heat styling, you’ll also want to invest in a good heat protectant to prevent damage. To get this 2022 hair trend, ask your hairstylist for gradual face-framing layers and a blowout.

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3. Healthy Hair

Shiny, healthy hair in natural-looking hues will be popular in 2022. To get this look, ask your hairstylist for a gloss to give your hair a healthy luster. Make sure to incorporate regular deep conditioning treatments into your hair routine to keep your locks in tip-top condition.

And of course, consider taking a hair growth supplement like Viviscal Hair Growth† Supplements. Viviscal promotes healthy hair growth from the inside for gorgeous hair on the outside. The combination of AminoMarTM plus key vitamins and minerals in Viviscal is scientifically proven to nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth*.

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4. Center Parts

Center parts are having a moment right now. If you’ve been a long-time side part enthusiast, switching to a center part is an easy way to update your look without visiting the hair salon.

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5. Bangs

Another easy way to update your hair in 2022 is with bangs. No, a full fringe isn’t necessary. But soft, textured bangs can flatter your face shape and make your hair look thicker to boot. Just beware: bangs tend to get greasy fast, especially if you have fine, thin, or straight hair. Make sure you keep a dry shampoo or texturizing spray on hand if you try this 2022 hair trend.

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6. Natural Texture

More and more, we are seeing people embracing their natural textures. Whether your hair is straight, fluffy, frizzy, curly, or coily, 2022 will be a great year to let your natural texture shine.

To make the most of your natural hair texture, ask your hairstyle for a haircut that will be flattering for your hair without styling it. Shags, lobs, and fringes will be great for this 2022 hair trend.

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7. Gray Hair

Speaking of natural hair, gray hair will continue to be a big trend in 2022. And we’re not talking about coloring your hair gray. During the lockdown, many women opted to grow out their natural grays. If you want to grow out your grays gracefully, ask your hairstyle to add highlights to blend the line of demarcation (the line between your colored hair and natural hair color).

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8. Braids

Another low-maintenance hairstyle we’ll see in 2022 is braids. While braids require plenty of time to style (expect to be at the salon for at least a few hours), we love that they require very little maintenance in between trips to the salon. Box braids and intricate cornrows will especially be popular for curly or coily hair.

2022 hair trend periwinkle hair

9. Periwinkle Hair

Pantone’s 2022 color of the year is Very Peri, a playful pastel that’s halfway between blue and purple. We predict that periwinkle hair will be a big trend in 2022! If you want to try periwinkle hair but don’t want to fully commit (after all, bleaching your hair to prepare for a bright color can be very damaging), this look can also be achieved with the help of a wig or spray-in hair color.

Which 2022 hair trend is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section!

†Existing hair growth