The Top Hair Trends From The Spring/Summer 2022 Runways

The last time you were probably excited about runway hair, makeup, and nails, the world looked a little different. But if you were in dire need of inspiration to switch up your work from home hair, allow the pros and Spring/Summer 2022 runway shows to point you in the right direction.

A French bouffant in the 21st century? At Moschino’s land of make-believe, anything is possible. Perhaps you’re more inclined to try a sleek early-aughts vixen middle part à la a very famous supermodel (ahem, Naomi Campbell)? Sergio Hudson’s band of baddies can teach you.

Ahead, the top spring 2022 hair trends from the NYFW runways alongside some predictions from hairstylists on which looks you can expect to see all over TikTok and Instagram starting now. Winter will be winding down before you know it, so there’s no better time to start planning your warm-weather looks.

Throwback Bouffant

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The Snooki hump is alive and well! At Christian Cowan, Evanie Frausto. lead hairstylist for Bumble and Bumble, delivered looks that were “Big, fun and VERY camp,” the hairstylist said. The glam team added high humps to the top half of the models’ hair, while other models had voluminous bouncy hair that fell into a flipped ends.

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Beachy Texture

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Chromat brought the Snapchat flower crown filter to life for its Spring/Summer show. Using Oribe products, Kien Hoang, Oribe Principal Educator of Content & Styling added beach waves to the models’ hair without compromising their natural texture.

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Slicked

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Lead Stylist Naeemah LaFond, amika’s Global Artistic Director of amika, took over Sandy Liang to emphasize “chic simplicity.” What that looked like was sleek, no-fuss looks made for “the busy girl on the go that still loves to serve a look.”

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Braided Tendrils

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Tresemmé lead stylist Odile Gilbert married edge with sophistication to create the ultimate cool-girl look. Two braids in the front accentuated the relaxed, breezy hair flowing in the back. ICYMI, Sydney Sweeney wore this look on a recent episode of Euphoria.

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Ribbon Buns

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The hair at Thom Browne was a work of art. After weaving ribbons into braids throughout the hair, lead stylist James Pecis twisted each braid into a bun to share the spotlight with the clay-painted makeup looks.

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Oversized Bantu Knots

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When lead hairstylist Nai’Vasha learned of Studio 189’s collection, one word that stood out to her was “inheritance.” She interpreted the theme through texture, curls, and shapes to create fun bantu knots, buns, and messy ponytails.

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Pool-Dipped

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If “came through drippin’” was a look, it would be Kien Hoang work at Private Policy. Using Oribe Hair Care, the lead hairstylist slicked the models’ hair to achieve the “wet look” while still keeping a healthy shine.

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1920s Vibes

markarian runway september 2021 new york fashion week the shows

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Finger waves received a modern update at Markarian, courtesy of Mandee Tauber for Oribe Hair Care. Instead of the waves being slicked to the head, Tauber added volume, flipped ends, and ponytails.

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Slick & Centered

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Naomi Campbell wasn’t present at Sergio Hudson, but her spirit was felt. One look at the models’ sleek, straight, middle part, and you couldn’t help but think of the legendary model’s signature hairstyle. On the inspiration, Hudson explained that he wanted to evoke the throwback feel of the early 2000s, where the hair was “clean” and “modern.” The look was achieved using Unite Hair Care’s Max Control spray to tame every and any flyaway.

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