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New Year Hairstyles To Try In 2022

If you’re looking to make a fresh start, nothing signifies “new year, new me” than a trendy new year hairstyle. Not only will a new cut, color, and/or style instantly refresh your look, updating your hairstyle also serves a practical purpose.

Paying special attention to your mane come the new year allows you to assess any damage that may have arisen from months of previous styling and weather changes — and it gives you the chance to address them via a cool new style. Not only will you look good, your hair will feel even better, too.

Whether you’re looking to make a dramatic new change by trying out the biggest hair trend, or just need new hairstyle ideas to switch up your look a little, read on for all the hair inspo you’ll need for this year.

Fabulous New Hairstyles To Ring In 2022

It’s the time to be adventurous, so don’t be afraid to try something new – even if it’s a simple hairstyle that’s a departure from your usual look. Here are fantastic hair ideas involving new takes on timeless trends, the chicest hair accessories to dress up your locks, and the most fashionable hair color and cuts that embody the new year.

Retro ‘80s Curls

new year hairstyle | KintsugiIf you’re intrigued by the fun and drama of big ‘80s hair, go for it. One of this year’s predicted popular looks is the return of the voluminous, curly hairstyle. If you already have naturally curly hair, this is your time to embrace your natural texture and learn new techniques. If you have straight hair or fine strands, you could benefit from the thickening powers of hair extensions. Curl hair around a smaller-barrel iron for tighter curls, but if you’re still testing the water, there’s nothing wrong with warming up with some loose waves first and working your way up to the classic coils.1

Hair Accessories Galore: Sparkly Hair Clip And Bobby Pin Designs

Shying away from new cuts or colors for the time being? Embrace the transformative power of the humble hair accessory. They’re the simplest way to dress up your everyday hair and make it a little more festive or special. Plus, they work with any hair length or type. Channel your inner middle-schooler (with a more mature twist, of course) with these ideas:

  • new year hairstyle | KintsugiAdd a romantic touch while keeping hair off of your face with pearl hair accessories.
  • Experiment with an oversized hair barrette (or two or three) to pin hair behind the ears.
  • Choose a fancy accent hair clip or a sparkly hair accessory in a luxe finish (think velvet or glitter) to complement your party outfit.
  • Go glam with a sleek, wet hair look pushed back with head-turning bobby pin designs – layer or criss-cross bobby pins strategically around your crown.2

Tousled Ponytail

The retro hair trend is hot this year, so get inspired by the sexy ponytails sported by bombshells like Brigette Bardot. The bouffant-like low ponytail is dressy enough to be a sort-of low updo for fancier events, but it still gives off that carefree vibe that’s perfect for more low-key days. The key here is voluminous waves and texture. Give hair lift at the roots, texturize some face-framing layers and pieces of hair around the face with some product, and pull hair back into a low ponytail.3

Bangs, Bangs, Bangs

Bangs can be very polarizing, but the wispy, casual fringe trending this year helps to soften and accentuate your features. Whether you’re rocking longer locks or that longish wavy bob (another trend alert), ask your stylist for sofer, choppier bangs that won’t stick to your forehead the moment it gets humid. If you’re thinking of getting on the Very Peri hair color trend, pair your new periwinkle hair color with some fresh fringe that’s sure to turn heads and make you look more youthful.4

Braids Everywhere: Side Braids On Long Bobs, Curly Bobs, And More

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Braids will be a staple hairstyle year after year. They’re festive, elegant, and easy enough to master. If you’re currently sporting a long bob, or a wavy or curly bob, dress it up with the addition of a side braid traversing your hairline. If you have longer hair, go for that romantic heroine look: Add some beach waves, braid hair at the crown, and then finish off with a low side ponytail to show off your cascading locks. For a full-on braid moment, continue the braided crown down the length of your side ponytail, too.5

High Textured Pony

new year hairstyle | KintsugiAre you a fan of J.Lo and Ariana Grande’s sleek, powerful high ponytails? No reason why you can’t rock one yourself. Pull hair back into a high pony, and secure it with a hair elastic. Slick back any baby hairs or flyaways with hairspray. For more texture, curl hair or use your flat iron to create loose waves. This creates great volume and allows hair to frame your face beautifully.6

Spiky Pixie Cut

If you’ve always wanted to go short, the time for that life-changing chop is now. It’s also a good idea to give your hair a fresh start after months (or years) of heat styling, coloring, and other treatments. Work closely with your stylist on how best to frame your features with a short, choppy cut. Trends for this year include the edgy undercut look and super-close crops for girls with natural hair.7

Make 2022 Your Best Hair Year Yet

It’s a great time to shake off 2021, and what better way to celebrate new beginnings than with a fresh new look? Play up your best features, style your stunning hair to its best advantage, and show your most confident face to the world with these awesome new year hairstyles.



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