We may only be a few weeks into 2022, but we’ve already seen several new haircut trends begin to pop up everywhere. Considering that so many clients right now are looking to give their locks a major reset for the new year, this is great news for hairstylists.
If you’re curious about which haircuts are currently trending (and will more than likely be requested at your next salon appointment), we’ve totally got you covered. From wispy bangs and chic bobs to the latest TikTok-inspired hairdo, these are all the haircuts you’ll want to familiarize yourself with before they become huge.
Ahead, keep scrolling for 4 haircuts that are poised to take over this year.
If you’ve been looking for a sign to cut your hair short in the new year, consider this as it. Allow us to introduce you to the “boy bob.” Not to be confused with the classic bob, the boy bob has a much shorter, looser cut along with a more undone texture. A lot of the appeal with this cut is that it can be styled so many different ways—from wet and slicked back to curly and even with flipped out ends.
It’s more than likely that you’ve seen the octopus haircut making an appearance all over your Instagram and TikTok feeds. Already popular in Japan and Korea, this trendy cut has already found its way stateside and is shaping up to be one of the biggest hair trends of the year. A new take on the shag, the octopus haircut is known for being heavier on the top with thinner, wispier layers coming out underneath that fan out similarly to the tentacles of an octopus.
What do you get when you mash up two of the ‘90s most beloved (and recognizable) hairstyles? A “bixie”, apparently. A hybrid of a bob and pixie hair cut, this fashion-forward haircut is characterized by its short, choppy layers and feathered ends. First popularized by a slew of ‘90s starlets like Meg Ryan, Cameron Diaz, and Halle Berry, the bixie has recently made a comeback thanks to trendsetters like Rowan Blanchard, Hunter Schafer, and Florence Pugh.
Forget curtain bangs—it’s all about bottleneck bangs at the moment. Coined by London-based hairstylist Tom Smith, this 70’s inspired fringe stays true to its name in that it takes inspiration from the shape of a bottle. These bangs start off slim and short in the center and smoothly transition to longer, more tapered sections that end on the cheekbone. Not only are bottleneck bangs universally flattering and super low maintenance, but they also do a great job of adding some softness to your face.
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