How to ensure your hairstyle is bang on trend for 2022    

Balayage, box braids, a bob or a bandana? How do you plan to keep up with the latest trends when it comes to styling your hair in 2022? Fashions can change in the blink of an eye, but with our guide to ensuring your hairstyle is bang on trend, you’ll be able to look fabulous year-round.

Keeping up with the latest hairstyles

When it comes to staying on trend, Instagram is the place to go. A recent All Things Hair survey asked people where they found hair trend inspiration from the most, and Instagram topped the list with 22.33% of the votes. That was followed by TikTok with 19% and Pinterest with 15.67%.

The survey also found that 69.33% of respondents reported that keeping up with hair trends was important to them. So if you’re turning to Instagram in search of the latest styles, you’re certainly not alone!

Instagram’s pictorial format makes it the ideal source of hair-related inspiration. What better way to sit and browse the latest trends? At the time of writing, #2022hair returns 2,995 posts, while #hairstyles results in 51,480,272 hits. Plenty of inspiration in an easily scrollable format. Perfect. TikTok and Pinterest are similarly easy to search and scroll.

Stepping away from social media

Social media is far from the only source of inspiration when it comes to staying on trend in 2022. The latest movies and Netflix series provide plenty of ideas, as do the red carpets and runways around the world, though many of the styles seen on the latter two require a little toning down before being suitable for sporting every day!

Magazines can also provide plenty of inspiration. Whether you’re flicking through Vogue or something far less glamorous, it will no doubt be packed with celebrities with fabulous-looking tresses, just waiting for you to emulate them.

Time to make use of video tutorials

Of course, there’s plenty of difference between seeing a hairstyle on a celebrity and actually being able to pull it off. This is where video tutorials can come in extremely handy. No matter what you want to do with your hair, somebody, somewhere, will have created a video and posted it online. Googling ‘hairstyle tutorials’ delivers some 3,980,000 video results. Narrow down what you’re looking for with your search terms and you can be watching a detailed demo within just a few seconds.

Understanding your hair

Keeping up with the latest trends isn’t only about finding the right inspiration. It’s also about understanding your hair, so that you know what you’re working with. For example, if you have very fine hair, then opting for the most voluminous style you see on the catwalk might prove more of a challenge than, say, a sleek bob that you spot on the red carpet.

That said, there’s still plenty that you can achieve when you understand your hair type and how to work best with it. You’ll be amazed what you can do with some volumizing powder for your roots, a pair of curling tongs and a bit of hairspray, no matter how fine and limp your hair is to start with. Again, video tutorials can be your friend here. No matter what your hair type is, there are videos out there showing you how to get the best from it.

Using the right products

When it comes to ensuring your hairstyle is on trend for 2022, there’s plenty of room for experimentation. That doesn’t just mean with styles but also with the products that you use. Volumizing lotion, curl-defining cream, gel, clay, mousse, hairspray, texturizing spray, blow dry spray… the list is almost endless. This means that, for each style that you plan to try, there are plenty of different products that you can use to try and create it.


The right combination of products for achieving a certain style will depend on your hair type, so try some different options and see what works best for you.


Keeping your hair in tip top condition

Underpinning any attempts to achieve the hottest trends of 2022 will be the need for healthy hair. Whether you plan to color, chop, relax or anything else, how healthy your tresses are to start with will impact the results.

So, what can you do to keep your hair in tip top condition, ready to follow the latest fashions as the year progresses? Well, a haircare routine that prioritizes nourishment is one thing. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair moisturized without making it greasy, along with a hair mask to use at least weekly, to provide an intensive burst of nourishment.

Aside from the regular use of appropriate products, you’ll also need to trim your hair fairly frequently. Doing so gets rid of any split ends and encourages growth, meaning that you can minimize the chances of damaging your hair, even when you plan to change your hairstyle often. So be sure not to skip those visits to the salon, no matter how busy you are!

The easy life

Of course, if changing your hairstyle every week to suit the vagaries of the fashion press sounds like too much to keep up with, you’re not entirely out of options. There are plenty of classic looks that will carry you through 2022 without too much overhauling of your style. If this sounds appealing, then it might be worth considering a keratin treatment or other semi-permanent treatment that will keep you looking fabulous with less effort.

A keratin treatment can be a quick win when it comes to achieving soft, glossy hair that will have you holding your head high. As it lasts for around three months, you can relax and enjoy the fact that your style is sorted for weeks on end after a single visit to the salon.

However, if you’re up for more of a challenge and happy to keep up with the latest trends, it’s time to hit up Instagram and see where the journey takes you!