They say the grass is always greener… and that’s definitely true for 2022’s summer haircut trends. Where winter was about long layers, full, chunky curtain fringes and heavy bobs, this season is heavier on the pruning.
Lots of us are looking for a fresh-slate haircut that feels light, airy and ready for the sunshine, which is why some of our favourite classics have had a breezy twist. For instance, the fringe remains as popular as ever, but we’re seeing softer, more delicate renditions, with wispy bangs taking the lead.
Brave, bad-ass cuts are still on the menu if you’re ballsy enough for a radical statement chop. The Mixie, a hybrid between the mullet and a pixie, started off as an underground cool-girl cut, but it’s picked up fans and even won over TikTok. Hence you’ve probably already spotted it on your feed a bunch of times already. But since it’s a sliding scale you can go as soft or choppy as you like to dial the attitude up or down. Likewise shag haircuts are still reigning strong, but we’ve seen softer takes on the trend that offer up phwoar layers without leaving the ends looking limp.
One exception to the pruning rule? Rather than getting shorter, one of summer’s biggest bob cuts has gained an inch or two, according to Adam Reed, UK Editorial Ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel, which is perfect if you want to grow your bob-length hair longer, or cut long hair shorter. The collarbone length bobs and lobs give versatility since they can be tied up and out the way when the weather comes through. But if you’re itching to go shorter the cute but cool ’90s crop bob may be more your vibe.
Here are the biggest summer haircut trends for 2022…