If there is one thing that wig wearers can look forward to in 2022, it’s all of the fresh and exciting wig trends that are on the rise. Even if you’re perfectly content with your current units, there’s no denying that the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to switch up your look and embrace some fresh styles and textures. After all, it’s out with the old and in with the new, as the saying goes, isn’t it?
According to licensed hairstylist and senior content manager for Mayvenn, Brittany Johnson, 2022 is ripe with cool and exciting wig opportunities—from easy DIY options to dressed-up, protective styles. “2022 brings fresh perspective, newfound hopefulness, and style trends that make what was once a throwback-inspired look, new again!”
To give you all an idea of what’s in this year, we enlisted Johnson to highlight the hottest wig and extension trends to try, and the gorgeous units to help you recreate the looks. Scroll through for the best 2022 wig looks and then get to shopping, STAT.
Trend 1: Versatile Human Hair Clip-Ins
“One of the major benefits of human hair clip-ins is that you can style and customize them to bring a tone of versatility to your natural hair,” Johnson explains. “Clip-Ins are extremely easy to DIY at home, and can even be styled before they’re installed. She recommends wearing them naturally smooth for a pressed-out look or wand-curling and setting them to turn up the texture.
Trend 2: The Evolution of Ponytails
“Ponytails have been around for decades, whether it’s the original drawstring version or a sleek style created from your favorite bundle set,” Johnson says. If you’re looking to try out this trend for yourself, use Mayvenn’s Brazilian Body Wave bundles in 28” and attach the bundles to your natural hair after it’s been slicked and styled back. Play up your hairline as much as you’d like with swirled baby hairs, add an accessory or two, and voila—you’re good to go!
Get the Look: Mayvenn Brazilian Body Wave 28”, $149.99
Trend 3: Naturally-Inspired Protective Styles
“The beauty of natural hair continues to reign supreme, and protective styles that enhance it are more popular than ever,” Johnson tells The Tease. “This leave-out install style is low on maintenance but high on impact.” She recommends recreating this look by using Mayvenn’s Kinky Straight bundles that blend seamlessly with the texture of a natural blowout.
Get the Look: Mayvenn Peruvian Kinky Straight 22”, $129.99
Trend 4: Accessorized Headband Wigs
The old school headband wig has gotten a major revamp thanks to fun accessories that help dress them up or down. “Use beads and gems for parties like this Straight look, or throw on one of our faive complimentary headbands in your favorite neutral hues for an everyday grab and go,” Johnson says.
Get the Look: Mayvenn 30” Straight Headband Wig, $349.99
Trend 5: The Classic Middle-Part
Middle parts are timeless and complement a variety of face shapes and hair types, says Johnson. “Tucking a middle part style behind your ears not only shows off your beautiful features, it also limits the amount of necessary styling time!” she says. “Recreate this classic look with Straight bundles in one of the most popular length combinations: 16’, 18’, 20.’”
Get the Look: Mayvenn Brazilian Straight 16”, $69.99
Trend 6: Up Close & Personal with HD Wigs
“Transparency is great for relationships, but even better for hairlines,” Johnson says. “HD Lace wigs come complete with thinner lace material, meaning that it’s easier to blend your hairline and create a completely customized look.” Just don’t forget the heat protectant!
Will you be trying out any of these wig and extension trends this year? Let us know in the comments below!