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12 Hair Trends for Fall 2022

Does your ‘do change with the seasons? Love keeping up with the latest and greatest runway hair trends? We feel you! That’s why we’re bringing you the most current styles to keep on your radar for fall 2022. Although it feels like we never experience a true “fall” here in Florida, we can still dream, right? Check out these styles!

1. Warm Hair Color

We love a great head of chocolate brown tresses, but this year we’ll also see the rise of copper and auburn tones. It’s typical to see the seasonal shift to warmer hair colors and this year is no different! Trade your blonde for a moodier caramel brown or coppery brunette.

2. 70s Shaping

When you think of 70s hairstyles, which celebrities of that era come to mind? For us it’s Farrah Fawcett, Diana Ross, Bridget Bardot and Donna Summer. Volume, volume, volume! Known for their large and in charge hair, these styles are making a major comeback. Pair the layers with a great fringe and you’re ready for the disco!

3. Messy Low Buns

A style arguably made popular by the Millennial and Gen Z generations has become a staple nowadays. Whether you picked up on the trend before the pandemic or not, you surely have rocked this style once or twice in your work from home days. This style feels as effortless as it looks. Throw it back in a low bun and pull out a few face framing pieces to get in on this trend!

4. Fringe/Bottleneck Bangs

The 70s hairstyles are in full swing this year! Not ready to commit to the full layering and shaping typically seen from this decade? Test the waters by adding a cool fringe or bottleneck bangs to your ‘do. Bottleneck bangs frame the face and layer into the rest of your hair, making this a great addition regardless of length. Blunt bangs were popular last year, and now we’re going for something a bit softer.

5. 90s Crop Bob

Yet another decade taking over in 2022: the 90s. Everyone loves a great bob, but what do we love even more? A bob that is more lived-in, not too precise. This makes styling a lot easier and less time intensive. You also don’t need to worry about hitting the salon chair every 6 weeks to keep your bob at that ideal length either. The point of a 90s crop is to embrace texture on the ends to create a less blunt look with the hair falling right at chin length.

6. Wet Hair

The infamous “wet hair” look has graced red carpets and high fashion runways for decades. Now the style has made its way to the mainstream. What’s great about this hairstyle is that it requires no hot tools and can be created relatively quickly. To achieve this look, you’ll need to start with hair that is half-dry, not soaking wet. From there, you’ll want to mix together your favorite hair gel and cream to apply to your roots and length of your hair (if you have straight or fine hair, be careful with this mixture at your roots if you want to maintain volume). Afterwards, you can style as desired, but make sure to finish off with a glossing spray for shine and hairspray to keep the style in place.

7. Modern Mullet/Shag

This style made a comeback in 2020 and has remained a huge trend. The shag is great because it can be worked into any length of hair and can be paired with bottleneck or curtain bangs. Be mindful that this style requires A TON of layering to create texture. Mullets are also making a major comeback with a modern flair. The texture in these mullets is brought out by the cut itself and not by the natural hair pattern. Face-framing layers are the hallmark of this look!

8. 90s Layers

Cue memories of actresses from Clueless and Friends such as Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone who owned the face-framing layer styles of the era. Give yourself a volume boost with this look! Paired with a cute curtain bang and you’re good to go.

9. Headbands/Scarves

Simple, simple, simple! Dress up your long locs or ponytail with a headband. This year we’re seeing the rise of the thick and embellished headbands, which make for an easy way to liven up your hairstyle. Headbands are great because they transition well from day to night looks or classy to casual.

10. Face-Framing Pieces

These days, we’re looking for hairstyles that have an edge of simplicity. Look no further, the face-framing trend is back! We’re talking tiny pieces of hair that just give that extra something. Want to just slick your hair back into a bun? No problem, just pull your front two pieces out and you have a LOOK. Wearing your hair down, but need to spice it up a bit? Braid the front two small pieces and there you have it!

11. Sleek Bun/Ponytail

The messy bun’s counterpart: the sleek bun. Another super popular runway style that will be owning fall 2022. This look can be worn many ways as a slicked back bun, ponytail, or you can even bring in some 90s elements such as face-framing pieces or accessories. If you’re feeling real nostalgic, spike out the ends of your bun for a chic 90s finish!

12. Y2k Hair Accessories

Yet another great way to spice up a hairstyle is to add accessories! Today’s trends have taken note from the Y2K era- colorful everything! From butterfly clips to barrettes to claw clips. Essentially if its colorful and a clip- wear it! These clips are easy to use and make for a simple way to keep hair out of your face. There’s tons of ways to get creative here, so just experiment and see which looks you like the most!

Learn Hair Artistry at AIB

Are you interested in learning how you can create all these trending looks and more? In our cosmetology program, we teach students all the latest techniques for hair, skin, and nails! Contact us and we’d be happy to help you get started.

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