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February 1, 2022

2022 Styling Trends To Know: Blowouts, Money Piece Braids + Hair Rollers

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The Biggest Hair Styling Trends Of 2022

From the return of the ’90s fluffy supermodel blowout to “Euphoria” Season 2’s cult-favorite hairstyles, 2022 is officially the year of STYLING. Loose, effortless waves will remain on-trend, but we also predict that many clients will want hair that looks actually done—like a retro roller set for bouncy layers or experimenting with Y2K twists and topknots. 

 

Keep scrollin’ for the entire list of trend predictions, according to top celebrity hairdressers! Plus, learn the techniques (from classic to new) that you’ll need to know to achieve every look. 

 

 

 

1. Super Brushed-Out, Fluffy Hair 

Here’s what Olivia Rodrigo’s go-to stylist predicts for hair trends in 2022: “Super brushed-out, fuzzy long hair,” says Clayton Hawkins (@claytonhawkins). The return of the blowout started showing up last year and will continue to reign supreme. If your client is requesting fluffy hair á la Cher in “Clueless,” use our trend cheat sheet below to build the foundation before brushing it out! 

 

Read this fast guide to choosing which brush is right for each hair type, plus tips for Olivia Garden round brush sets!

 

Trend Cheat Sheet

 

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2022 hair styling trends to know brushed out fluffy fuzzy blowout

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2. Mini Money Piece Braids

If you log onto the internet, we bet you’ll see mini accent braids—think Sharon Tate’s ’60s vibes—within MINUTES of scrolling. These trendy money piece braids are an easy way to add an element of coolness to WFH style, a *casual look* for running errands OR try pairing the braids with a half-upstyle or waves to add some spice.

 

“You’re going to see a lot of low maintenance hairstyles like braids,” says Sally Hershberger (@sallyhershberger). “Both ultra-chic and casual, these hairstyles are easy, no fuss options for any texture or length.”

 

Pro Tip: Offer to teach clients how to style the look at home before they leave your chair. Educating clients on styling tips and tricks is the No.1 way to keep them coming back! 

 

How-To: Margot Robbie’s Twin Braids

Get the step-by-step breakdown from celeb stylist and Moroccanoil® ambassador Bryce Scarlett (@brycescarlett)!

Margot Robbie at the Cannes Film Festival. Hair by Bryce Scarlett.

 

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2022 hair styling trends to know mini money piece accent braids

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3. Side Parts

Let’s settle this debate for good—or at least for now! According to celebrity hairstylists like Chris Appleton (@chrisppleton1), you can expect the side part to make a comeback (sorry, Gen Z!). Plus, because we’re going back to our Y2K roots with hair trends this year, a side bangs revival is on the horizon. You heard it here first! 

 

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4. Wet Texture 

*THIS is a work of art!*—and by it, we mean the wet hair trend takes skill and a lot of product to pull off! If you’re ready to brush up on the techniques it takes to achieve this look, here’s a step-by-step breakdown of Doja Cat’s wet waves from celebrity stylist and Joico Ambassador Jared Henderson (@jstayready_)

 

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5. ’90s Supermodel Blowouts 

Hairdressers everywhere can rejoice. The bombshell blowout is back! Brush up on your classic blow-dry sets, refresh your knowledge on when to choose velcro, hot or plastic hair rollers and get ready to start booking blowout services galore. Clients want major volume and lift throughout the crown and a bouncy, layered look—and they’re willing to pay up for an expensive, luxe blowout that lasts for days. 

 

Trend Cheat Sheet

 

Tap through to watch @shannonjjwilliams build a blowout with Moroccanoil®!

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Face-Framing Tendrils 

“In 2022, hair tendrils will be very popular when wearing your hair up,” says Alex Brown (@alexbrownhair), a celeb stylist and Chicago-based salon owner. “They can be braided, straight, or slightly waved. This adds a bit of style and chic-ness to any bun or second/third day dirty hair.”

 

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7. Hair Tinsel  

Last year, we saw a quick throwback to feather extensions and colorful streaks á la Avril Lavigne that really said, “Mom, this is NOT a phase!” For 2022, we predict that hair tinsel and shimmery strands will go viral. Get ahead of the trend and consider offering hair tinsel installation for festival season as a fast add-on that will boost your ticket! 

 

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8. The Soft, Sexy Blowout 

There is a blowout for every client and one of 2022’s favorites will be soft, blown-out hair with a classic curl, says Drea Jaclyn (@andreahenty), Beverly Hills salon owner and Line One Hair Extensions founder. This year, there is an overall emphasis on soft, healthy hair! Think, A soft, beautiful blowout with volume and a little bevel at the ends,” adds celeb stylist and Redken ambassador Cassondra Kaeding (@ckaedingcolor)

 

Along with these softer blowouts, you can expect: “Long hair that’s smooth but not bone straight, just healthy looking or a little messed up but not contrived,” adds celeb stylist and Moroccanoil® ambassador Greg Gilmore (@greg_gilmore). “It will be a professed version of [the] beach wave or waves period—loose curls to almost just straight.”

 

Trend Cheat Sheet

 

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9. Spiral Perm Curls 

Did Lady Gaga single-handedly bring back the ’80s spiral perm after the “House of Gucci” premiere? After seeing this dreamy version of the retro curls on Khloe Kardashian by her stylist Andrew Fitzsimons (@andrewfitzsimons), we think so. 

 

Trend Cheat Sheet: Tap HERE to get the step-by-step how-to for Gaga’s spiral perm from her stylist and Joico ambassador Frederic Aspiras (@fredericaspiras)!

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @andrewfitzsimons / After years of wearing her hair sleek or slightly wavy, we love to see that Andrew helped Khloe embrace her natural hair texture!

 

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10. Sleek & Spiky Topknots 

The new model-off-duty hair trend deserves a spot in an early 2000s music video. We love the contrast of a sleek base and a spiky topknot—and so does Bella Hadid and all of the NYC fashion students on TikTok.  

 

Trend Cheat Sheet: Learn how to create Dixie D’Amelio’s sleek and spiky topknot from her stylist and Aquage ambassador Laura Polko (@laurapolko)tap HERE for the tutorial

 

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How-To: Olivia Rodrigo’s Sleek Twisted Knots

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11. Extra Long Braids 

“I’m predicting a surge of protective styles such as braids,” says Jared Henderson who styles Doja Cat and Saweetie. “This summer [2021] when quarantine restrictions had finally let up a bit, I think we all were so happy to be ‘outside’ and finally have a reason to look cute that we may have overdone it a bit with all of the hair coloring and heat styling.”

 

Trend Cheat Sheet: For clients looking for a cool braided style without tension, try jumbo knotless. This protective style uses large sections and feed-in braids that are not anchored to the scalp—and they look so good!

 

Tap HERE to learn the dos & don’t of jumbo knotless braids with  @pearlthestylist_: Included in the BTC University online education membership!

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12. Ocean Waves 

Remember when “mermaid hair” was a thing? Every year, we see a different version of waves blow up—and for 2022, we’re seeing a waver effect that’s inspiring the ultra-texturized ocean wave pattern. Learn how to cheat waves in 10 minutes or less with the Line One Waver

 

Want to go heatless? Watch Jessica Scott Santo (@jessicascotthair) and Schwarzkopf Professional’s video tutorial for natural, defined waves—tap HERE to play the video

 

Trend Cheat Sheet

 

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13. ’90s + Y2K Hair Trend Revival 

With this influx of Y2K and ’90s references, we’re about to re-download Myspace, add pink streaks to our hair and start putting crystals on everything. But seriously, according to “Euphoria” lead hairstylist Kim Kimble (@kimblehaircare), we will be seeing a lot more ’90s-inspired hairstyles on our screens and our clients’ mood boards. 

 

With this will also come a revival of throwback accessories, says celeb stylist, educator and Redken Global Consultant Vernon François (@vernonfrancois). For example: We LOVE the embellishments he used on Demi Singleton. “[It] is so much fun, and many people are inspired to explore their own take on this,” says Vernon. 

 

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14. ’90s Grunge, Air-Dried Hair

Did you spot Hunter Schafer’s new Kurt Cobain grunge bob on “Euphoria” by Kim Kimble? Celebrity hairdresser and Virtue® Creative Director Adir Abergel predicts ’90s nostalgic-inspired, androgynous and air-dried texture—think Drew Barrymore and River Phoenix!

 

Feeling anxious to experiment with new trends outside of your comfort zone? Here’s some insightful advice that we LOVE from Adir: 

 

  • Think bold and also understand your client’s basic needs.
  • Try new things on yourself and on your friends. Get a large array of tools that you can play with like smaller curling irons or different sizes of pins to try a rick-rack technique!
  • Get out of your comfort zone and explore different techniques either by air drying or using hot tools.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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15. Half-Up, Half-Down

After years of dramatic ponytails—from high to low and everything in between—the trends have pivoted in a new direction. Half-up styles are going to be EVERYWHERE in 2022. Click here for a half-up twist tutorial from Kenra Professional!

 

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More Specifically, Double Ponytails 

Another version we love of the half-upstyle? Take the youthful “pigtails” hairstyle and approach it with fresh new elements: Elevate the double ponies by leaving out two face-framing tendrils, experimenting with different placement and strategically leaving some hair down. 

 

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