As the new year unfolded, we got to see a series of activities and lifestyles we thought were ridiculous, and funnily enough, it keeps getting weirder as the year progresses. And yes, we’ll be talking a little about the five fierce, trending hairstyles in 2022.
Now, from the choice of a hairstyle to the names given to some of these hairstyles, individuals, especially celebrities are able to easily create their signature look.
Of course, it might interest you to know that we’re living in a time where the least thing as hairstyling that most people would consider as nothing extraordinary is being used by others to create not just an impression, but their very identity.
In our world today, we hear of octopus hairstyle (not the style though, but a recreated name for the hairstyle), mixie, smuttle, power Bob, and shullet. These hairstyles have been there over the years but only got recycled, resurfacing with new names and fresh vibes, getting ladies all over the world demanding more and more of them.
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As far as we know, these hairstyles happened to be the coolest hairstyles of the year, and guess what, there are really in high demand. We’ll begin with the octopus hairstyle.
Ever made an octopus shape with your hands before? Or do you remember Vamparina making the claws with her hands in the dance? The truth is, the octopus hair looks almost like the shag, a little close to being messy, yet subtle. You shouldn’t get confused.
You'd most likely spot the difference once you see the two hairstyles because the octopus hairstyle has longer layers at the back and shorter layers in front just like the shape of an octopus. And yes, a little tip. You could ask your stylist to make a wavier or straight style because it's low maintenance than any other alternative.
Mixie Hair Trend 2022
The mixie is the mixing of a pixie and a mullet. It's like carrying Esau and Jacob, two entirely different entities. It's longer at the back and shorter in front, like what an octopus hair would look like but somewhat shorter than the octopus. Yes, most mixies have longer layers at the side of the face, demarcating the longer layers of the back from the short layers in front.
This hairstyle is short, with only the longest parts reaching the shoulders. It's a chic hairstyle for a red-carpet event or a simple date. For most people, a mixie hairstyle is just something to add spice to their looks. Well, next time you want to rock it, don’t forget to make the hairline length lose.
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Before now, I hear one mention shullet, and the next moment I'm already thinking Miley Cyrus, but then, it’s not only a Miley Cyrus thing anymore. The shullet is back and is getting more attention from the ladies. It's long at the back and short in fronts like shag and mullet joined into one but with outstanding differences in inches.
For shullet, you’ll realize that its layers on top are very short and do not mix with the longer layers at the back. Indeed, a classic shag has bangs, but a striking difference is that you could wear your shullet without bangs and still ooze out the Miley Cyrus swag. Furthermore, your shullet could have a wispy layering, or it could be smooth at the edges.
Smullet Hair Trend
Each time I get worried about how to pull the serious and boss lady look, I think smullet. Although it’s slightly different from the regular shullet, smullet hair has no bangs or short hairs upfront, and it has a uniform length that falls on one’s shoulder.
You could decide to make a cross-section and have the hair on two sides. You wish for that sassy lady vibe, then smullet is your surest bet.
The Power Bob
I think every female assassin in nearly all the movies I’ve seen loves this hairstyle. There's just something to the power Bob that screams, 'femme fatale!' and I just love the combo and the oxymoron play.
It carries the tough girl versus subtle innocence. I, for one love the interplay. Like a regular Bob style, power Bob is all short (at the back and front) with minimal curls or none at all. You need the tough-girl look while rocking the power Bob; be sure it doesn't go beyond your chin.
As of now, these are the top 2022 hair trends. How do you like them?
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