Soft waves like Hailey Bieber: The hairstyle trend for spring 2022 is the elegant alternative to beach waves.
The beauty trend for natural, glowy looks will not stop at hairstyles in 2022. Balayage techniques, which make the hair look like it has been kissed by the sun, casual bun hairstyles that appear spontaneously tied together, or relaxed wavy and curled styles have been very popular for a number of years. First and foremost: the so-called beach waves, which are intended to imitate the hair after a sun-kissed day at (and in) the sea. But as effortless and au naturelle as this look may be, it still comes across as a little too careless and disheveled on some occasions. Curtain up for the hairstyle trend around soft waves, which will be the elegant alternative to the popular beach waves in spring 2022.
In contrast to beach waves, soft waves are characterized by a smoother, shinier hair structure. The waves should still fall loosely and frame the face playfully, but without any frizzy, tangled strands. In other words: The "salt water effect" is avoided with this hairstyle trend, instead, the result should look natural, but refined and elegant. In this way, the hairstyle is also suitable for the evening and goes perfectly with chic outfits.
It is also crucial for the look that the hair does not look too voluminous, but gently flows around the face and the individual wavy strands are clearly visible. The hair should therefore not be brushed too hard after curling. Saltwater sprays that give more texture should also be avoided for the perfect soft waves, as they unnecessarily "roughen" the hair structure. The goal is a sleek, effortless overall look like the one Hailey Bieber showcased at the Oscars 2022 after-party.
In principle, soft waves can be worn by all hair types, but smooth to slightly wavy hair structures are particularly suitable. The hairstyle trend is even more effective with hair with highlights or balayage coloring, as the different nuances underline the effect of the gentle waves once again. But the trendy hairstyle is also possible with curly hair, but it should then be blow-dried smooth or straightened with a straightening iron before using a curling iron.
If you don't already have extremely straight hair by nature, you should first blow-dry your hair completely straight after washing. Then work on individual strands from the middle of the hair lengths using a curling iron. These should be a maximum of two fingers wide and should not be wrapped around the wand for too long so that gentle waves are created instead of tight curls. For an even more natural look, you can alternate the direction in which you curl the strands. In the end, comb the hair very gently with your fingers and finally seal it with a hair and shine spray.