Hair trends for 2022

Amany Abdel-Moneim , Tuesday 15 Feb 2022

Colour that feels natural but with an elevated gloss or natural highlights is trendy this year. Soft black, subtle chocolate brown, or warm ginger will take over as the go-to hair colour trend.

Hair trends for 2022
Hair trends for 2022

Though a new makeup or nail trend can add much to your look, nothing can transform it quite as much as a brand new hairstyle.

Luckily, there are various types of trendy shorter haircuts as well as haircut ideas for longer hair that are perfect for both a professional and casual look this year. Extensions are also not just for length. A thick short bob with a centre parting or heavy side parting will also be a huge hair trend for 2022.

As for colours, less is more this year. Colour that feels natural but with an elevated gloss or natural highlights is trendy. One-dimensional colour like soft black, subtle chocolate brown, or warm ginger will also likely take over as the go-to hair colour trend.

So, whether you’re seeking a dramatically different new style or just want some minor touch-ups to your current look, think about some of the most popular cuts, styles, and colours that will dominate 2022.

Classic bob:

This 1990s haircut has been on trend for years and will continue to be strong this year, according to experts and hairstylists. You can choose from a number of lengths or mix them all together depending on how short you want your hair to be.


This style is widely appreciated by working women who don’t have much time to maintain their hair. You can try a low-maintenance haircut on straight hair, and soft angled layers around the face look fantastic. If you need a boost to your self-assurance, try this haircut.


Haircuts with fringes will be huge in 2022. They are flattering on most face shapes and can be styled to the side or front, whichever you prefer.

Wavy bob:

This haircut that starts at the chin works perfectly if you want something low-key yet stylish. It can be worn in different ways depending on what style suits you best. 

Choppy bangs: 

These are a great option if you don’t want to do anything too complicated with your hair. The great thing about haircuts with choppy bangs is that they are also very versatile, so you can try many different looks depending on the occasion.

Textured bob:

The textured bob screams confidence and glamour all rolled into one simple hairstyle. It’s definitely trendy this year, so if you’re looking for something new then this modern take on short hair might just do the trick.

Layered ends:

Layered ends are a great way to add interest to your hair. A haircut like this is perfect for someone who has fine or thinning hair because it adds volume and texture with the layering.

Short hair:

This year you can try a new shorter haircut for a modern look. If you have been thinking of going short, go ahead and cut off those locks.

Classic lob:

We will be seeing more and more classic bobs in 2022. Whether you have curly or straight hair, a classic bob is always trendy and ready for any occasion.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 17 February, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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