As we move out of winter and into spring, there's no better way to freshen up your look than with a fun and fresh new hairstyle. The good news is switching up your look has never been easier! In 2022 many of the biggest hair trends shaking up salons and being sported by your favourite celebrities and influencers are surprisingly low-maintenance and easy to achieve on any hair type. Here at Louvelle, we love staying up-to-date on the hottest hair trends, we're here to help you catch the waves to ride into spring 2022.
1. Copper Hair
This year’s trendiest hair colour is a fiery shade that has been sweeping through the ranks in Hollywood on the likes of Kendall Jenner, Sydney Sweeney and Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor. The cinnamony-orange dye is a spicier take on strawberry blonde without the commitment of a full-blown auburn or red. The great part about this colour is that it works on every hair texture, length, and style. This colour is very unique and trendy but will look different on everyone. The beauty of coppers is that they allow a lot of variety, this means you have room to play with the tone and vibrance you want to achieve. This shade will be popular among people who want a bold change. As we approach the warmer months, now is a great time to play with the warmth and brightness of your hair. Just make sure you use a great colour safe shampoo, we recommend Abhati Suisse’s Tansa Colour-Depth Shampoo available at Mecca. The colour-lock formula keeps hair looking salon-fresh longer and is packed full of vitamins A and E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids to improve texture and slow fading.
2. Hair Contouring
Last year money-piece highlights dominated our Instagram feeds. However, with the natural look coming back into style this year, this has evolved into a slightly more subtle way to highlight and frame the face. Ask your hairstylist for a soft contrast panel of colour painted around your hairline that is a shade or two lighter than the rest of your hair colour. The more delicate contrast between hair colour and skin tone brightens the face and adds dimension. Adding structured highlights around the face accentuates your features and changes your face shape. It does this by playing with light and shadow, having a similar effect to contouring in the makeup world.
3. ‘Expensive Brunette’
Over the past year, we’ve seen many blonde celebs like Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber trade in their blonde for more one-dimensional shades of brunette. This look favours deep glossy hues and natural shades, focusing on dimension, depth, and shine. Going for a darker one-colour look is a dramatic statement that enhances your skin tone and lets your eye colour pop. This trend is perfect for those of you who’ve been wanting to go dark, embrace your natural colour or reinvigorate previously coloured hair. To achieve this sultry look, hairstylists have ditched highlights, instead opting for a gloss to achieve dimension. Hair glosses are a form of demi-permanent hair colour that can help enhance your hair’s natural shine while correcting and revitalizing the tone of your hair. It doesn’t lift or lighten the colour of your hair. Instead, it’s formulated with just enough pigment to renew and improve the overall tone of your hair colour without drying out your ends. It’s all about subtlety. One of the main benefits of a gloss is that it works by closing the hair’s cuticles to create a smooth surface for light to reflect off, giving your hair natural highlights.
4. '90s Layered Cut
When Jennifer Aniston first sported her iconic haircut, “The Rachel,” named after her character on Friends, it took over the ’90s. And this year, under the influence of nostalgia, Jen’s famous haircut is back … but with a 2022 twist. This time around, the cut is being featured on longer hair. This cut is perfect for those who want to preserve the length of their hair while framing the face in the style of a bob. The cut is achieved by adding a combination of layers to accomplish a parting with various lengths. The shorter layers go up to add volume, and the rest of the hair is shaped with longer layers. TikTokers are also showing off their “Rachel” cuts with videos on how to style them with tips on how to use curlers to get a voluminous look with this cut. We suggest Living Proof’s Full Dry Volume + Texture Spray. This product is a versatile spray that adds volume and texture and provides a buildable, no-slip grip for increased styling versatility.