2022 Hair Trends: The Hot Hair Topics for 2022 from U-Part Wigs to Microlinks and More
Check out the hottest hair topics for 2022. See why u-part wigs and microlinks are on the hot topics list and 2022 hair trends.
The past two years were about staying in your lane, some amount of experimenting, and DIY styling. This year will be extraordinary.
As we emerge from the grip of the pandemic and strive to be bolder at life, that will inevitably play itself out in our personal styles. And what is the first place we often consider when looking for a fresh start or a change?
You guessed it. Hair.
Forecasters are predicting that 2022 will be all about expression and stepping out of our comfort zones. Trying new things. Relooking as past favorites. Experimenting with the hottest 2022 hair trends.
So, we asked our in-house celebrity hairstylist as well as others what we can expect to be the hot beauty topics of 2022.
Here’s what we found out.
Movement, layers, length (and microlinks)
Stylists are loving the option of full body and movement for their clients in 2022.
People are looking forward to keeping their length and adding either layers or volume or both. Stylists are preparing to deliver the most natural-looking and safe ways to enhance hair care. And while the microlinks technique has run under the radar for a while, you can expect this process to feature dominantly in 2022.
The popularity of this method is indeed growing and is likely to continue soaring throughout the year. On TikTok alone, there have been over 74M views (and counting) of microlink-related videos. So, it’s not going to be slowing down anytime soon.
Not only is it an excellent technique for adding length and layers, but it is also perfect for those who want a long-term hairstyle that maintains its beauty. From sleek, straight tresses to bouncing curls, the options are there to step out of your comfort zone for 2022 with the microlink technique for hair extensions.
So, grab your I-tip natural hair extensions and tell your hairstylist that you’re ready for layers, length, density, and movement for 2022.
Low maintenance styling is in
Yes, we’re ready to step out and be bold. But we still want to do so with ease.
So, that means gorgeous styles that are still easy to maintain. Hair extensions that come with easy applications, no stress maintenance, and longevity are the order of the day.
To that end, we expect to see more discussions on u-part and closure wigs. These hairstyles for women with quality human hair extensions are going to feature prominently in 2022.
U-part wigs and lace closure wigs give the flexibility of quick and easy wear and lots of styling options. Hair down yesterday. Ponytails today. Up-do’s tomorrow. You get the drift. They are a great way to add length and volume to your hair and increase your styling options.
Plus, you can always choose textures that closely match yours, so it’s a seamless transition. For example, there are Brazilian straight, Kinky Curly hair textures, and everything in between. So, going through 2022, you can be bold and comfortable with the styles you try.
Pro tip: If you’re hopping on this 2022 wig trend, make sure you invest in a wig stand. And treat the hair as you would yours to maintain it for the long-term. Your new wig BFF will thank you for it.
For some of us, finding ourselves in 2022 also means being as close to natural as possible.
So, we want styles that feature our natural hair – whether that’s relaxed or in its natural state.
Again, microlink professionals are going to feature big in this aspect. The microlink technique allows customers to get styles that stay so close to their natural hair that it’s almost impossible at times to see the difference.
So, no worries about being natural while wanting more. Many are in the same space as you for 2022. And they’ve found the solution with keratin I-tips hair extensions or using the microlink technique with wefts for a braidless weave install.
Simple yet elegant hairstyles are making a big comeback
Think long ponytails. Gentle waves. Curls. Old styles with new life.
Again, the big thing for these elegant hairstyles will be microlink services. This service is uniquely positioned to take off for 2022 because of the vast options it gives stylists and their clients. And once both invest in high-quality hair extensions for this process (whether I-tips or wefts), they’ll have breathtaking hairstyles for months to come.
And styling doesn’t have to be complicated either. You can achieve effortless curls using one of these seven ways to get heatless curls.
Advancement in hair extension products
While persons spent the past few years experimenting at home, hair companies have spent that time researching and developing new products for the market.
In the hair extension industry, SL Raw Virgin Hair continues to stand out when it comes to developing trendy products that people want. For example, our founder has already entered 2022 with new fit n’ go wig developments after months of research.
THE KINKY STRAIGHT FIT 'N' GO WIG
“We spent months of research and testing to perfect our three glueless wig units, and we’re excited to share these new offerings with our customers,” said LeAna McKnight, Founder of SL Raw Virgin.
And more is to come.
So, it’s an exciting period for innovation and experimenting with developing new hair products. Hair companies are looking at ways to help customers continue to enhance beauty, enjoy ease of use, and step into 2022 being bold. We expect to see more of this trend from other beauty product developers adjacent to the human hair extension industry as well.
Which 2022 hair trends will you be trying?
If you’re ready to forget the frustration of bad hair days and DIY stress, then it’s time to look forward to your best year yet. And do what sparks you joy.
The hair industry is doing big things, and some brands are taking it a step further to ensure their customers have access to the highest quality hair extensions to showcase their true, new, and emerging personalities.
So, get ready to set the trend yourself and become the best version of you.
Yvette J Haughton