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The Biggest Haircut Trends Of Spring & Summer 2022

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15 Haircut Trends Your Clients Will Request This Season

The Rachel 2.0, mixie, bixie and stair master (wait, what?!)—here’s your lineup of the hottest haircuts for spring and summer 2022. Our trend radar is showing ’90s-inspired layered haircuts, airy texture and ready-to-wear cuts, aka hair that looks great with minimal effort. 

 

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1. ’90s Layered Haircuts

From LA cutter @salsalhair’s revival of the Rachel 2.o haircut channeling Jennifer Aniston’s iconic “Friends” character to airy layers á la Kate Moss—the ’90s are BACK. The radar is also showing nods to Leo DiCaprio with the boy band bob and Winona Ryder with heavily layered cuts, ranging from midlength to ultra-cropped.

  • Rachel 2.0

 

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  • Kate Moss’ Airy Layers

 

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  • ’90s Heartthrob

 

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  • Winona Ryder’s Short, Texturized Cut

 

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2. Effortless Texture aka the Ready-To-Wear Haircut

If your clients want a low-maintenance haircut that looks great with minimal effort or heat styling, here’s the perfect place to start: Learn how to cut triangular layers on dry hair with LA-based cutter @donovanmillshair and get face-framing tips for a lived-in finish. 

 

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Our pro’s recommended scissor for this trend: ARC™ Scissors Designer Series Phantom II

Designed to transition from wet to dry cutting seamlessly, you can use the Phantom II after shampooing your client through the entire haircut. Send them out the door with dry, detailed textures for a model-off-duty look they love.

(Pssst—get 10% OFF any ARC Scissor with code BTC10 at checkout!)

 

3. Pixie

It’s official. Mixies and bixies are the gateway drug—clients are opting for shorter (and shorter!) haircuts. Want pixie pro tips? Read these articles:

 

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Check out how @brianacisneros transitioned her hair from a pixie to a lived-in bob. 

 

Learn how to cut a pixie from celeb stylist @greg_gilmore on BTC-U—included in the Membership!

 

4. Mixie

We’ve seen the mullet, we love the pixie, we’ve even mastered the bixie. NOW, meet the mixie. Learn the ins and outs of this mullet-pixie hybrid including the key elements of the trendy haircut and pro tips to tailor the look to enhance your client’s features—read this complete mixie guide!

 

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Read next: Meet the mixie—hair’s hottest new trend!

 

Related: When should you use texturizing shears? Read this advice!

 

 

5. Undone Bob

The KEY to this haircut is simple: Make sure your clients are looking more cool-girl than Lord Farquaad. Read these tips to prevent the dreaded bell-shaped bob with expert weight removal techniques. 

 

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Included in the BTC-U Membership: Learn how to cut a soft, blunt bob with @chrisjones_hair!

 

6. Chic Bob

Do you ever spot a super sharp bob from across a room and ask yourself—how can I recreate that? The secret is this: Cut a perfect perimeter. Easy enough, right? Read these common bob-cutting mistakes to avoid, plus pro tips to cut a blunt bob the right way. 

 

Texturized vs. Layered Bobs: Read THIS to know the differences!

 

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Need a flawless perimeter hack? Check out this demo using ARC Scissors 30/2 Texturizer:

 

7. Luxe Lob

Want to take a client’s lob from blunt and structured to airy and effortless? Say hello to shear-shattering. Learn how to create a soft, lived-in vibe with these key cutting tips. Then, try this puff-and-pull technique to style voluminous waves on lobs

 

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8. Short Baby Shag

A short shag with soft, face-framing layers—you can expect this look to be a top request this season. So, how should you determine the starting length for cutting layers? Does your client wear glasses? These are all important things to take into consideration: Read five key tips for cutting a short shag!

 

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Watch the online course: Learn how @jacobhkhan cuts a shaggy bob—included in the BTC-U Membership!

9. Midlength Shag

A lot of clients are opting for midlength layered cuts. Not only are they easy to wear, but they look great paired with the curtain bangs they requested last season. Meet the midlength shag—your new go-to haircut. But remember: Cutting a shag isn’t one-size-fits all, but there is a common rule—learn why the corners are crucial

 

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10. Wolf Cut Revival

Will the wolf cut return for summer 2022? The trend radar is showing: YES. The mullet-shag hybrid was everywhere last year after going viral on TikTok. Characterized by its 2000s teenage emo punk elements with a *sprinkle of Ziggy Stardust,* refresh your memory with this trend breakdown

 

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11. Long Shag

Shall we shag now or later? Either way, “keep the length!” For clients who want a long, texturized haircut—read the dos and don’ts of cutting a long shag. If you want to add extra inches and build fullness, get pro secrets to customize and blend extensions the Beverly Hills way from expert @andreahenty.

 

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Related: Use this head diagram to cut a shag on curly hair.

 

Watch now: Master the shag haircut with celebrity hairdresser Sally Hershberger, mother of THE SHAG!

Want to cut like Sally Hershberger? Check out her “expert-level” scissor recommendation in Haper’s Bazaar

 

12. Jane Birkin Bangs

The 1960s fashion icon known for her effortless French style and signature haircut—piecey fringe that softly sweeps across the eyebrow paired with face-framing layers—is on your clients’ mood boards this season. When clients request “Birkin bangs,” be prepared with five fringe tips for soft, natural bangs.

 

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13. Long Barely-There Layers

The No.1 cheat to make long hair look lived-in is simple: Barely-there layers. Create effortless movement and visible texture in the hair with long layers. But first, read common mistakes that will ruin your layers and 10 pro tips to cut with confidence

 

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

14. Tailored Face-Frame

Luxe layers with a customized face-frame—we call this the “6-figure haircut” because this service will keep your books (and pockets!) filled. Read six tips for dry-cutting and styling long layers. Then, learn how to complete the look with a French blow-dry set for a bouncy blowout

 

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This haircut is your No.1 moneymaker in the salon. Watch & learn how to cut long layers on BTC-U!

 

Matt’s go-to scissor: ARC™ Scissors Master Series Paragon II

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15. Bi-Level Haircut aka “The Stair Master”

Disclaimer: This haircut is for the ultimate cool-girl clients in your chair. This bi-level haircut trend requires heavy disconnection from the face-frame to the rest of the look. When your client says they “want three layers,” this is what they mean. 

 

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