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September 10, 2022

The Biggest Haircut Trends of Fall 2022

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Your Complete Guide To The Haircut Trends Clients Will Request This Season

We’re entering our *fall era*—aka that time of year when we see a rush of clients ready to swap out their lived-in summer looks for a new persona… and a new haircut. This means a new wave of inspo pics and the “trend” terms they’re seeing on the internet—butterfly layers, mermaid cuts, Birkin Bangs galore. Are you ready to deliver?

 

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1. Butterfly Cut 

What do clients want this season? Two words: Volume and layers. Don’t be fooled by this viral haircut trend—it’s a lot more than a ton of long layers. Learn pro tips and get a step-by-step breakdown on how to create fringe, the face frame and layers without losing length. 

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @jhair_stylist

 

 

2. ’70s Layers

This year, we’ve seen every type of shag haircut cycle in and out of cool-girl trends. Feathered layers, mega volume and texturized ends—what’s not to love? On our fall trend radar, we’re seeing a nod to style icons like Goldie Hawn and Farrah Fawcett with a retro vibe.  

 

Here’s your quick shag trend cheat sheet: 

 

The Goldie: Rachel Williams (@rachelwstylist) cut this retro shag on BTC Editor Lauren!

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @skipdoeshair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @chelseahaircutters

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @jhair_stylist

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @slickback_buttahtoast

 

 

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3. “It Girl” Hair: Shoulder-Length Cut 

A long lob that grazes the shoulders—that’s what our clients are requesting. This wearable, lived-in length looks great paired with airy texture. We’ll let you in on a dry-texturizing secret to achieve this look: Here’s everything you need to know about shear shattering

 

Pro Tip: Finish this trendy long lob with soft, undone waves. But first, check out five pro tips for styling voluminous waves on shorter lengths.  

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @yukistylist

 

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4. Bottleneck Bob

The “bottleneck bob”—coined for its signature shape—or “the pinched bob” will be a staple fall haircut. Often paired with curtain bangs, this look focuses its volume throughout the crown with a pinch at the corner of the eyes. Then, it falls into a soft, blunt and texturized bob or lob

 

Bottleneck bobs 101: Read this complete guide!

 

Bottleneck Bob Fall Trend Haircut

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5. Long, Volume Layers 

How many times have we heard, “I want a new cut—but keep the length!”? The limit does not exist. Once you have this cut in your arsenal, watch and find out why they call it the 6-figure haircut: Long, volume layers without losing length.

 

The keys: Create framing layers with a ton of texture and volume. Easy enough, right? If the answer is “no,” check out these common mistakes to avoid and expert tips

 

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6. Long Chunky Layers

Are your shag lovin’ clients looking to switch it up and lean into an edgier vibe? A heavy fringe paired with chunky, face-framing layers are the answers to their hair prayers. Don’t know where to start? Read three tips to take the fear out of shags.

 

Pro Tip: Remember to accentuate your client’s face shape by allowing the layers to sweep the eyebrows, cheekbones or chin and collar bone. 

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @salsalhair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @sahrita23 and @nubiarezo

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hirohair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @rachelwstylist

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Related: Is a trim the same as a haircut? Read this!

 

Learn how to cut a face-framing shag from @rachelwstylist on BTC University!

 

 

 

7. Rachel 2.0 

Yes, we’re talking about Jennifer Aniston’s iconic haircut in “Friends”—this ’90s-inspired midlength cut originally cultivated by Chris McMillan (@mrchrismcmillan) is back on our radar with some 2022 updates. Think a midlength layered cut that sweeps the face-frame and skims the shoulders.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Photo Credit: Instagram via @salsalhair

 

 

8. Contour Cutting 

“Your cut should do all the things for your [client’s] face shape,” dishes @andreahenty, celeb stylist and owner of Line One Hair Extensions and Bomane Salon in Beverly Hills. “For some clients it’s minimal and the magic and layering is interior, subtle on the perimeter but done with lots of thought of how to build the shape to flatter the face and make everyday styling a breeze.”

 

Pro Tip: Is your client coming in for a fall blonding session? Do you start your balayage services with a haircut? Here’s why you should. 

 

Watch @andreahenty break down contour cutting using her ARC™ Scissors below!

 

 

 
 
 
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9. Layered Lob 

Luxe layers on shorter lengths—this look is ultra-wearable, so no wonder it’s one of the most sought-after haircuts this season. Before you dive into the cut, ask yourself: Do you really know the difference between texturized lobs and layered lobs? Read this to find out!

 

Peep your go-to trend cheat sheet:

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @styled_by_carolynn

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @slickback_buttahtoast

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @sarabotsfordhair

 

 

10. Baby Bob & Bangs 

“Emily In Paris”—who? Achieve that French coolness factor—or dare we say *Je ne sais quoi*—with an ultra-cropped bob with fringe. The French mini bob looks chic when worn straight, beveled or texturized. Get this step-by-step to try it yourself

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @erickinvisible 

 

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Watch @jayne_edosalon’s French bob transformation quickie below!

 
 
 
 
 
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Can you keep up with the trends?

 

 

11. Short Cuts: Bixies & Mixies 

Pixie cuts will always be on-trend, but we’re spotting longer variations in 2022: Like the viral mixie cut that fuses mullet and pixie elements and can be personalized based on how long a client likes to wear their fringe, layers or perimeter. Or the bixie cut that’s equal parts bob and pixie with a shattered, face-framing finish. 

 

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The Bixie—Photo Credit: Instagram via @brianacisneros

 

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The Mixie—Photo Credit: Instagram via @endlesslyloveclub

 

 

12. Undone, Texturized Bob

We can’t stress this enough: The soft blunt bob is already saved on your clients’ moodboards—so get ahead of their next salon visit by dusting off your bob-cutting skills. Just remember: The perimeter will make your break your bob, so score tips to cut with ease. Then, learn common mistakes to avoid like the dreaded “bulky bob” and how to remove weight from thick hair to ace this cool-girl cut.

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @yukistylist

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @chrisjones_hair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @styled_by_carolynn

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hirohair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @chrisjones_hair

 

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13. Mermaid Cut

Our clients love to come in with internet buzzwords like the “mermaid cut” or “wolf cut”—you know the drill. It’s a shag. This layered look has a heavy emphasis on the face-frame with choppy, disconnected elements and pairs perfectly with curtain bangs and air-dried texture. 

 

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Related: 5 Dry-Cutting Tips You Didn’t Learn In Beauty School

 

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14. Birkin Bangs

Is there anyone cooler than ’60s style icon Jane Birkin? Short answer: Absolutely not. As we see a sixties revival in fashion, it’s no surprise that Jane’s effortless fringe is on our trend radar. Think feathered ends that skim the eyebrow or eyelashes—and looks good both slightly parted and swept to the side. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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15. Grown-Out Curtain Bangs

Rewind to the start of 2022—the time of expensive brunettes, mixies and bixies galore—a lot of our clients requested curtain bangs. So naturally, we’re seeing this trend pivot into a more grown-out, lived-in vibe. Here’s what you need to know. 

 

Curtain Bangs 101: Here’s Your Cheat Sheet

 

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Watch this fringe-cutting quickie from @franckhair below!

 
 
 
 
 
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16. Heavy Fringe 

While feathered-out curtain bangs are a go-to for some of our clients, we’re seeing a return of heavier fringe looks. A heavy bang looks great with strong or blunt lines that make a statement. Before your next client walks in, read this fast fringe guide to choosing bangs for every client

 

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17. Shaved Buzz Cuts 

Our clients right now: “I saw Doja Cat with a shaved buzz cut, so I got a shaved buzz cut.” But seriously, we’ve seen a huge influx in celebs like Willow and Ruby Rose opting for a shaved look. Take it to the next level by pairing the look with vibrant hues or intricate color designs—check out the inspo below! 

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @willowsmith

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @dojacat

 

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