6 Haircut Trends That Will Rule Your 2022 Mood Board, According to the Pros

After a year that felt, at best, stagnant - to put it gently - it only makes sense that people would be looking for movement, grit, drama, and excitement any way they can get it in the new year. This especially applies in the hair department. As Jae Manuel, hairstylist at Sally Hershberger NoMad in NYC, put it: "2022 is all about texture and movement. I love to give hair a refresh by adding in fresh, choppy layers. Hair [will] look sexy and undone."

That's not all, of course. There will be short cuts and midlength looks (plus those in between), but each one follows three common denominators: they are fresh, fun, and anything but boring - and isn't that what everybody wants when they step into a new year?

So in the spirit of all things "onward and upward," we've asked a handful of experts to break down the four haircut trends - plus loads of inspiration photos on how to wear them and those insider techniques to level up your look - that you'll want to bring to your next salon appointment, so you can start 2022 off right. (Or, at least, take a step in the right direction.)

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