10 Statement Hairstyles: The Best Hair Trends of 2022

10 Statement Hairstyles: The Best Hair Trends of 2022


With 2022 almost in our rearview mirror, it's time to look back on our favorite hair trends of the year. Whether it was bold new hairstyles or glam throwbacks, these 12 'dos were our favorites in 2022.

Curtain Bangs



Curtain bangs were everywhere this summer. Named for the way the bangs elegantly frame the face, this is a style that suits every face shape and every hair texture. They make for a softer look that accentuates your best features. The only drawbacks are frequent visits to the salon for trims (seriously, leave the cuts to a professional hairstylist) and more maintenance, as bangs tend to get greasy with the buildup of oil, makeup, and sweat from your face.

Get this look with: Lu's Control Collection, which will keep your bangs smooth and free of frizz or split ends.

Bixies and Mixies



Named the short hairstyle of 2022 by Allure, the '90's inspired bixie made a serious comeback this year. This mashup of a bob and a pixie cut gave a classic look a new name. A layered and modern shag, it became the go-to 'do for on-trend women who wanted to add volume and texture to their locks. But it wasn't just the '90s that reigned at the salons this year. The '70s were also in, and the mixie - a combination of a mullet and a pixie cut -- gave short hair a bolder, edgier finish.

Rock these styles with: Lu's Freedom Collection, which sets your shag free and adds bounce and dimension to your hair.




Bronde, or "brown blonde," is nothing new. It's been around forever, but it remained an immensely popular color in 2022 for all hair types and looks, and it's no surprise why. Versatile and low-maintenance, it allowed for plenty of experimentation. From warmer hues like sandy bronde to more dramatic looks like silver bronde, this color combination invites women to match their hair color with a new haircut.

Go Bronde with: Lu's Rescue Collection, your best ally for hair that has been damaged due to heating tools and harsh chemicals.

The Wolf Cut



There were quite a few animal-inspired hairstyles this year, but the Wolf Cut might have been the most ubiquitous. Making the leap from TikTok to salons around the world, this fearless blend of a '70s shag and an '80s mullet called for shaggy layers that were appropriately wild and delightfully messy. It was all risky business in the front, party in the back, and we were there for it.

Unleash your inner wolf with: Lu's Freedom Collection, which celebrates your hair in its natural bouncy glory.

The Mermaid Cut



The runaway hit of this year's New York Met Gala, the Boticelli-inspired Mermaid hair had everyone from Olivia Rodrigo to Blake Lively looking like they had just stepped out of a Renaissance painting. Those long, loose, and somewhat unruly waves would make a statement under the sea or on the red carpet.

Get this look with: Lu's Control Collection, which will give you wavy, flowing locks that look painting-perfect all night long.

The Rachel 2.0



gave myself the rachel green haircut!! And it actually worked

♬ original sound - Grace Brinkly


Let's stay in the '90s, shall we? Jennifer Aniston's character on Friends introduced a haircut that would soon become a global phenomenon. Everyone wanted The Rachel, a shoulder-length chop boasting long layers that frame the face in a heart shape . This new version gave us a modern twist that was longer and shaggier. Here's a great tutorial if you want to cut your hair and style it just like Rachel Green would have done in 2022.

Channel your inner Rachel with: Lu's Freedom Collection, which celebrates your hair in its natural bouncy glory.

The Jellyfish


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Another social media craze that catapulted to fame after Nicole Kidman sported it for the cover of Perfect Magazine, the aptly named Jellyfish features a short, layered shape through the top of the head and long, disconnected, face-framing layers that fall like the tentacles of a jellyfish around the perimeter. While it can work for long hair or shorter hair, the key is the dramatic difference in length between the front and the sides.

Get this look with: Lu's Control Collection, which will help you tame those tentacles while leaving your hair looking shiny and smooth.

Box Braids


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Former First Lady Michelle Obama turned heads and inspired us all when she rocked knotless braids at the White House for her Portrait Unveiling. It was a bold choice, and instantly added some professional cred to a look that's often considered unprofessional. Knotless braids don't cause as much tension as those tiny knots along the scalp. They also feel lighter and don't mess with your hair's natural texture.

Get braiding with: Lu's Rescue Collection. Lu's customers who wear their hair in braids tend to wash their hair less frequently to preserve the style. The Rescue shampoo, conditioner, and styling cream deliver much-needed hydration for those infrequent washes, and help strengthen hair.

Natural Curls


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The natural look became almost a rallying cry during the pandemic, #curlyhairdontcare trending all over social media, and the momentum carried into 2022, as many women chose to set their curls free. Volume was in this year, and naturally thick hair was given its moment. Another way to wear your natural curls that we loved is the half-up, half-down hairstyle.

Go natural with: Lu's Freedom Collection, which gives you bouncy, voluminous curls with every wash.

2023 is almost here, and the new year will bring its share of new hair trends. Before we jump on the latest must-have looks, let's take a moment to celebrate a year's worth of beautiful hair.