Rebel cuts are the absolute highlight for 2022. There's no denying that hair is political and hair trends for this decade are a sign of the times. After the post-lockdown hair trends of the last two years, like the buzz cut and the mullet, hair trends for 2022 will continue an era where hair is bold and doesn't follow any rules.
According to the latest trend report, natural hair texture will be among the biggest hair trends of Spring 2022 alongside bold, rebellious cuts.
Rebellious, exciting, unconventional hair will be a trend across the board, with bolder and more adventurous colors and styles. 2022 is dedicated to trying that hairstyle you've always wanted to do but were afraid to actually do. Now is the time to unleash your wild side, whether you want to try fiery red hair, a dramatic new length, or even bangs.
If you're also keen to join the rebellious hair wave but don't know where to start, here are a few fashion clues. Don't forget that rebel cuts are there to take you out of your comfort zone. It's about experimenting and anything is possible.
The wolf cut, a trending hairstyle on TikTok that defined 2021, is over. This year is all about the similar but improved octopus haircut. This choppy hairstyle is all about blunt, face-framing shorter hair combined with longer pieces (which look a bit like the octopus emoji). Think of it as a way of adopting the mullet with a less harsh growth phase.
If you're not ready to go for a cut this year, consider another dramatic hair trend: extremely long hair.
Horizontal highlights (aka "raccoon tails") will soon be everywhere. After Rihanna rocked the look in the latest Savage x Fenty campaign and Avril Lavigne mixed stripes into her orange tips, it's clear the look is back. With its roots in the 2000's scene girl culture, chunky highlights and two-toned hair will generally have a strong presence.
Red has been on everyone's lips for months. So it doesn't look like copper and auburn hair are going away any time soon. Barbie Ferreira recently made the switch, followed by Kendall Jenner, who has kept her red hair since she dyed it for Prada's Fashion Week 2022 runway show, and Sydney Sweeney, who just went strawberry blonde.
While some of us are still marked by the emo bangs of yesteryear, Bella Hadid has proven that the center part will outperform the sweeping side part this year. The side-swept bangs look especially good with both messy 90s updos and sleek swept-back hairstyles.
Graffiti or patterned hair has been all the rage lately thanks to wig artists like Eda Lee and Tomihiro Kono. The hype surrounding graffiti hair is still mostly in the media, but in 2022 it's not just the stars who will be adopting the colorful trend for everyday wear.
Part bob, part pixie, this short hair trend is part of the big '90s revival.
With the baby braid trending in 2020 and 2021, it's time for the jumbo braid to take the spotlight. We expect versions that fall somewhere between the normal functional braid and the extreme versions we saw on the red carpet.
British Vogue already said it at the end of last year: the power bob is back, with razor-sharp ends. Everyone wants to embody the rock star energy of the heavy center part and the off the shoulder style. She has her own personality.
It's not your hair that defines who you are, it's you who decides how your hair should look: Don't be a slave to your hair. Have fun with it, experiment with it, boldly express your inner world through it. Don't fall victim to the lengths and colors, enjoy it.
It grows back: If you decide to cut off your hair and are worried that you won't like it, don't worry, your hair will grow back. Cutting your hair is not permanent or irreversible. Regular hair trimming can help your hair grow faster and keep it healthy and shiny.
It's encouraging: Slicing off your tresses can give you whole new energy. You are in control and can do whatever you want. New look, new me. If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, shaving off a few inches can change how you feel.
It's Exciting: It's always exciting to get a new haircut. Having the same haircut year after year can get boring. Getting your hair cut can be very exciting because it gives you a positive perspective and not a negative one.
Your hair will look healthy: As mentioned earlier, regular trimming will keep your hair healthy. It gets rid of split ends and dryness, keeping it fresh and vibrant!