October 6, 2022

Our hair has been through a lot in recent years. With the two-year anniversary of the first wave of salon closures, it’s fair to say our strands have been subjected to their fair share of damage. But this year, the hairscape is looking optimistically different.

For starters, appointment availability is aplenty, and it finally feels as though our hair routine (for the most part) is back to normal. While 2020 was spent trying to make our pre-lockdown cut last as long as possible, 2021 consisted of trying to get our strands fighting fit after all of the neglect. Now, with 2022 in full swing, we feel confident enough to say that this year is the year for hair—and we’re ready for change.

To get an idea of the sorts of hair trends that will be popular this year, we reached out to some of the top stylists and experts in the hair game. So whether you’re tempted to chop off all of your hair (be that a pixie, bob or just at the shoulders), dabble with a bit of bleach or simply change your daily ’do, keep scrolling for the biggest hair trends of 2022.

1. The Big Blowout

Hair Trends 2022: @symphanisoto

Warm, auburn hair, like Gigi’s dyed lengths, doesn’t equal easy upkeep, but the results make it so worth it.

Trends of warm orange hair tones have started emerging in recent months, and they’re taking off big time in 2022. “This time around, warm gingery hues will be bright and unapologetic. Make sure when trying out a colour like this that you get it done professionally,” says Sultan. With red tones being notoriously hard to work with when applying colour to hair, be sure to keep strands as protected as possible by using bond-restoring treatments like Olaplex.

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Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector
Olaplex
No. 3 Hair Perfector
£26

This mask is a best seller for a reason. It strengthens the bonds that keep hair healthy and sleek, making it ideal for those that have colour-damaged strands.

Amika The Kure Intense Bond Repair Mask
Amika
The Kure Intense Bond Repair Mask
£28

Another bond restorer, this product also strengthens the bonds in your hair but is applied after shampooing for extra nourishment.

Now that you’re up to speed on the hair trends for 2022, why not chic out why this is why French girls always have the best fringes.