These Haircuts Are Going To Be Huge in 2022

Blunt Collarbone Cut
Photo: @hairby_chrissy⁠⠀

If the past couple years have been focused on embracing natural texture and no-fuss hairstyles for obvious reasons—movie nights on the couch have become quite the Friday rager—2022 is gearing up to be all that and a little something extra. Ringing in a new year calls for fresh starts of all kinds, making it the perfect time for new hair trends to guide us straight to the salon.

We're taking low-maintenance styling up a notch with statement-making cuts that do all the work and call back to decades past. If you've been wanting to make a chop, there are shaggy layers, blunt fringe, and retro styles just waiting to be shorn. (We're talking modern updates on vintage bobs, bangs, and long cuts, too.)

Here are the trendy haircuts you'll be seeing everywhere this year.

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Textured Layers

Textured Layers
@chrisjones_hair

You can add so much more texture to naturally fine hair using layers, layers, and more layers—focusing midway down the hair to the ends ensures you don't lose too much volume.

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Short and Wild Shag

Short 'n Wild Shag
@salsalhair

Nothing flatters a head full of curls like a classic shag. It's definitely the cool girl cut of the bunch.

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Blunt Collarbone Cut

Blunt Collarbone Cut
@hairby_chrissy⁠⠀

A lob that hits right at your collarbone is *the* most flattering length. Full stop. That's all we need to say on the matter.

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Soft Curved Bob

Soft Curved Bob
@lucyhale

We're taking things back to the Old Hollywood bobs of yesteryear—which means soft ends, flattering curves, and a deep side part.

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Cheekbone-Grazing 90s Bob

Cheekbone-Grazing Chin Bob
@hirohair

This chic little number isn't going anywhere. It's all about razor-sharp lines and super glossy strands.

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Mia Wallace Bob

Mia Wallace Bob
@bobbyeliot

This Pulp Fiction cut is iconic in its own right. Now it's your turn to make a statement.

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Blunt Textured Cut

Blunt Textured Cut
@riawna

Instantly make your hair look thicker by leaving the ends blunt and putting textured bend into the body. This one's a keeper.

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Wispy Bangs

Ginger Spice
@natalieannehair / Instagram

In case you got distracted by the show-stopping ginger hair color, this cut deserves just as much attention. Curls love a bunch of layering to add to their natural bounce, and wispy bangs refresh absolutely any haircut or length.

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Curtain Bangs

Curtain Bangs
@studiolioness

Perhaps our favorite trend that's been gaining steam, curtain bangs look super stylish and a little bit retro all at the same time.

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Mini Blunt Bob

Soft Blunt Bob
@chrisjones_hair

Just because you go blunt, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice texture. This mini bob that grazes the chin has the best of both worlds.

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Sharp Shoulder Cut

Sharp Shoulder Cut
@natalieannehair

This style could cut glass with just one look, and it makes any classic bob or lob look modern and on-trend.

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Short Shag Cut

Shag Haircut
@salsalhair

Curls are full of body, and a chin-length cut with bangs is a flattering and unique choice, seen here by stylist Sal Salcedo.

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1970s Long Cut

1970s Long Cut
@los_pastel

The soft, feathered, and fluffy looks of the 1970s are not to be forgotten. This modern long cut gives a nod to the long-haired babes of decades past.

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Blunt Chin Bob

Blunt Bob
@marisacuts

We wish we could speak our minds as bluntly as these ends. Keeping a cut free from too much layering ensures a super thick bob with tons of style.

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Choppy Layers

Choppy Layers
@marisacuts

Give your haircut an edgy dose of cool with choppy layers and bangs. It makes a plain lob look so last year.

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Curly Pixie Cut

Curly Pixie Cut
@t.techniques

Add a side part to a cropped cut for extra volume, which curls already enhance naturally.

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Textured Fringe Bob

Textured Fringe Bob
@chrisjones_hair

A take on a classic shag, this short bob by stylist Chris Jones plays up all the texture with layers and thick curtain bangs.

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Barely-There Bangs

Wispy Bangs
@natalieannehair

Curls make wispy bangs even more perfectly haphazard, especially when paired with short layers.

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Textured Lob

Rocker Lob
@donovanmillshair

Keeping your haircut mainly one-length (read: not too many layers!) will always make it look enviously thick. This lob cut is roll-out-of-bed ready to go at all times.

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Fringed Short Curls

Layered Shoulder Length Hairstyles
@biancacolour

Layers can give so much life to curls, and that especially goes for short cuts. Add lots of layers and a voluminous set of bangs, and you're set to steal envious looks everywhere you go.

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Layered Mid-Length Cut

Layered Mid-Length
@natalieannehair

This is the definition of letting your hair color do the work. Easy layers and a versatile length mean that you won't be labored down with styling time.

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Trim Pixie

Super Pixie
@veronica_nunez/Instagram

When you're ready to take the ultimate plunge, call this pixie á la Mia Farrow up. It'll do the job—and more.

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Soft A-Line Bob

Soft A-Line Bob
@hirohair

This low-maintenance cut is slightly longer in the front than the back, which elongates and flatters oval and round face shapes to no end.

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Long and Layered Cut

Long & Layered Cut
@donovanmillshair

You thought you'd seen the last of this early-to-mid 2000s cut, hm? When everyone else is going short, why not go long?

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Big Shoulder-Grazing Curls

Big Shoulder-Grazing Curls
@natalieannehair

This length is not to be ignored. It's short enough to really snatch onto major volume and long enough to make a statement.

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Grown-Out Crop

Grown-Out Crop

This might be the most elegant crop cut we've seen all year. Side-swept bangs and flattering layers keep it wearable and long.

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Cropped Bangs

Cropped Bangs
@salsalhair

Baby bangs are here to stay. It's the perfect accessory to a loud long cut of curls.

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Early 2000s Sideswept Bangs

Early 2000s Sideswept Bangs
@los_pastel

That's right: You get a second chance to do sideswept bangs—correctly this time 'round.

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Angled Long Bob

Angled Lob
@chrisjones_hair

Angles are a great way to refresh any length, especially short cuts that fall above the collarbones. Ask for an A-line cut that's longer in the front, but not stacked in the back.

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The New Triangle Cut

The New Triangle Cut
@sarahkstylistmt

Curly girls are taught to be afraid of ending up with a triangle cut (also known as the pyramid cut), but this modern version is changing the tune.

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Flippy Layers

Flippy Layers
@lindseyneavitt901

Flippy layers have a nostalgic, early-2000s feel, but that's not the only reason to order them up at the salon. They also make it easier to mock the look of a fresh, bouncy blowout.

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Shaggy Shoulder Cut

Textured Shoulder Cut
@hairby_chrissy

Give that classic shoulder cut an edgy finish by asking for shag-inspired layers and curtain bangs. It's ideal for those who want extra volume and texture.

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