If there’s one annual announcement that we always look forward to, it’s Pantone’s Color of the Year. Being that Pantone is the authority on all things color-related, their color of the year announcement not only attempts to set the tone for the next eleven months, but it also helps shape and influence major trends in the hair space.
For 2022, Pantone has officially crowned “Very Peri” (or PANTONE 17-3938) as its color of the year. This hue, which is characterized as a “dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone” and is one that encourages “personal inventiveness and creativity,” according to the company’s press release.
“As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938 Veri Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. “Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”
Instead of choosing one of it’s existing colors, which Pantone has done for the past 23 years, the company opted to create a brand new shade from scratch.
“Creating a new color for the first time in the history of our Pantone Color of the Year education color program reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place,” explained Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication and as a way to express and affect ideas and emotions and engaged and connect, the complexity of this new red-violet-infused blue hue highlights the expansive possibilities that lie before us.”
If you’re hoping to channel some Very Peri this year, we’ve compiled a list of hair products inspired by 2022’s color of the year. Ahead, a few of our favorite hair picks that capture the color of the moment.
Tangle Teezer Naturally Curly Detangling Brush
We strongly believe that everyone needs a good detangling brush. This one was created specifically with curls in mind and features innovative teeth technology that will help your detangling time in half. Not to mention, it will add a great pop of purple to your bathroom!
Promising review from Tangle Teezer: Nicky says, “This brush gets all my tangles out and doesn’t break when I’m brushing my hair. The bristles feel good on my scalp too. And, I can get a nice slick ponytail using this with no bumps because of my curly hair.”
Verb Purple Hair Mask
Who doesn’t love a good hair mask? Not only is this hydrating hair mask from Verb the prettiest shade of violet, but it’s also perfect for counteracting brassiness in color-treated blond, grey, or silver hair.
Promising review from Verb: Theresa says, “I’ve been looking for a good ‘purple’ mask for my hair. This makes my hair so soft and tones it perfectly!”
Hair by Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist
Consider this texturizing mist from Hair by Sam McKnight as your ticket to finally achieving cool-girl hair. If its stunning lavender packaging doesn’t totally win over, it’s barely-there formula that’s designed to create lasting dimension and texture totally will.
Olaplex No.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo
If you’re hoping to boost your blonde, then this toning shampoo from Olaplex could not be more perfect. Designed blonde, lightened, and gray hair, this purple shampoo will strengthen and hydrate your locks while also neutralizing brassiness.
Promising review from Sephora: Renee says, “This was my first time buying or using Olaplex. I could see a difference in the brassiness of my dyed blonde hair after 3 uses.”
Olivia Garden FingerBrush Vented Hair Brush
Whether you’re detangling, styling, or simply brushing, this Olivia Garden hair brush has totally got you covered. It works on all hair types and ensures a much faster drying time, thanks to its unique vented design.
Promising review for Ulta: Mimi says, “This brush allows your hair to dry quickly. The brush is also wonderful to use everyday. It makes your scalp feel invigorated!”
Eva NYC Healthy Heat Pro-Lite Dryer
This lavender blowdryer from Eva NYC doesn’t just look cute, it’s also great for everyday hairstyling thanks to its uber-powerful airflow. Plus, it features tourmaline-infused ceramic components that emit negative ions which help lock in moisture and eliminate frizz, ensuring you’re left with voluminous and healthy hair.
Promising review from Ulta: Autumn says, “I love this dryer! As a stylist, I look for even heat and light weight. This dryer has it all with great heat and air flow options.”
Briogeo B. Well Organic + Cold-Pressed 100% Castor Oil
You won’t help but fall in love with this cold-pressed, organic castor oil from Briogeo. Not only is it rich in essential fatty acids, nutrients, and minerals, but it also supports hair and scalp growth.
Promising review from Briogeo: Katherine says, “I’m a Black woman with curly hair and this product has helped me grow back my short, damaged edges. I’ve tried a lot of other castor oils and this is the only one that’s had a real effect on my hair and edges!”
oVertone Pastel Purple Coloring Conditioner
Give Very Peri hair a try with this coloring conditioner from oVertone that produces the dreamiest shade of pastel purple. Suitable for all hair types, this conditioner can be applied to both wet or dry hair.
Promising review from Overtone: Tracy says, “I achieve a dusty lavender almost grey effect each time I use it. It’s perfect. It also smells great and leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy.”
Bumble and bumble Spray De Mode Hairspray
As obsessed as we are with this Bumble and bumble hairspray’s ombre purple packaging, we’re even more obsessed with the flexible, workable hold that it provides to locks. One spritz of this fine mist and you’ll be left with a gorgeous airy texture.
Promising review from Bumble and bumble: Liz says, “I’ve been using this hairspray for years and I love it! It’s just the right amount of hold and doesn’t leave my hair feeling heavy.”
Valet Studio Paree Scrunchie—Lilac
This oversized lilac scrunchie is sure to elevate any ponytail or bun. Just get ready for all the compliments you’ll receive after you wear this beauty out!
Will you be purchasing any of these Very Peri-inspired hair products? Let us know in the comments below!