Rooted lengths, ‘Botticelli’ waves, octopus cuts or mullet… An overview of the 2022 hair trends spotted during fashion weeks.
The beauty trends spotted at Fashion Week catwalks resonate with the post-pandemic mood. In 2022, it’s time to be bold and experiment with hair on the hairstyle side. After caring for our hair for more than two years behind our screens, it’s time to bring it out in the open, and get inspired by the upbeat look the creators are pushing.
Trendy Hair Styles for 2022
On the catwalks, there are two extremes opposing each other. On the other hand, very long hairstyles that drop drastically to the waist (Versace, Burberry, Coperni, Chanel …). On the other hand, a very short bob cut which only graces the jawline. Their common points? Perfectly graphic and linear shapes, while the edges are sharp, almost “sharp”. Another dominant characteristic: the many toys of asymmetry that give them movement and attractiveness, whatever the length chosen (as in Fendi, Loewe, Alexandre Vauthier, Coperni …).
Other more rebellious looks stand out on the catwalk. Everywhere, the famous mullet cut imposes itself again this year at Hermès, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Acne, Elie Saab, Diesel or even Rick Owens. Its popular new version, “Octopus,” will debut this spring. After outsmarting the celebrity, an “octopus cut” that mimics the marine animal has already been spotted in DSquared2 and Burberry.
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Trendy hairstyles for 2022
Side design (or not) in pleats, two ends also stand out. On the other hand, the “liquid hair” style is very soft and silky, as seen in Versace, Burberry and Chanel fashion shows. This look is even taking a literal shape as ‘wet hair’ is back en masse (“Wet hair,” editor’s note)which gives the effect of a “shower exit” (in Fendi, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Missoni, Jil Sander …).
On the other hand, light and subtle waves, inspired by the Italian Renaissance, abandoned the traditional wavy curls (in Hermès, Dior). Romantic look British hairdresser Tom Smith calls “Botticelli” waves» In reference to the hair that the painter liked to wear on his female figures.
Trendy hair styles and hairstyles for 2022
An iconic revival of the ’90s and ‘2000s, braids are reborn at the catwalks and underscore the success of the “Y2K” (“2000”) aesthetic that is all the rage on social networks. It is worn like a front crown in Dior and Giorgio Armani, melts in lengths as in Courrèges, falls in front of the face in Altuzarra or behind the head in Hardware LDN.
Fashionable hair accessories for 2022
Finally, she still goes with these retro hair looks, and a collection of glamorous hair accessories invites herself. Barrettes, ribbons or other headbands decorate the simplest hairstyles (as in Giambattista Valli, Lacoste, Chanel, Fendi …). Hair jewelry in the style of precious baubles invites you to parting at Christian Siriano or on African braids at Schiaparelli Haute Couture and Bronx Banco. At Simone Rocha, first-class tiaras are worn to imitate the “Princesscore” style inspired by the chain The Bridgeton Chronicle .