Trends for Tresses 2022
The less said about making do with home hairdos in lockdown, boxed dyes, and dodgy self-snipped bangs, the better… because 2022 is all about salon sharpness and exciting colour choices without a DIY kit in sight! Multi-award-winning hairstylist and Queen Vic salon owner, Vicki Lord, sports a blunt chilli red bob with heart-shaped fringe, and believes our hair choices can impact our lives; “A great hairstyle that suits your personality as much as your facial features, can improve your whole outlook…” Vicki shares what looks are trending in 2022.
Colour and cut trends
2022 loves bold reds, platinum blondes and sun-kissed shades. To stand out from the crowd, opt for tone-on-tone dimensional colour to add depth – this may be achieved with various techniques including lowlight, highlights and balayage. Nineties style undercuts and asymmetric cuts are a must for those who love a statement look. Also popular, taking inspiration from music groups and film-stars from last century, are long bobs with centre partings, feathered framing around the face and long layers. For the brave and bold, opt for a Kristen Stewart pixie cut, with length on top for a more textured look – basically a modern take on Demi Moore’s pageboy cut in the movie Ghost! If you’ve got curly hair, keep it natural with a shaggy short bob or layered long bob – just use a defrizz to define the curls, for a salon finish.
Real brides – hair by Vicki.
Weddings are back in full swing
Which means bridal hair dreams have gone from a possibility to a reality for brides-to-be. Vicki has styled countless hairstyles for brides over the years, as well as trained other hairdressers in bridal styling, and knows that it’s vital that the chosen style not only works aesthetically but also practically, this means choosing a style that will last the entire day.
Vicki works on the principle of adapting the structure of a classic style to suit the client and theme of the wedding. For 2022, this could be dressing a classic chignon to the side to create a modern twist, or adding a braided band, with some loose strands for a more bohemian look. A classic half-up do can be very secure but a little boring, so include a low beehive to add a retro vibe or create cascading curls for a more romantic feel. Another style trending with brides is the chin length kinky bob – this is both modern and romantic and has no doubt been influenced by red carpet celebrities. The classic marcel s‑wave is an example of this and is always a popular do for elegant brides and 2022 is no exception. For brides who wish to add further drama, choose hairpieces to add volume, ostentatious accessories and even sculptures – especially if you desire an avant-garde theme. Remember the right accessory can not only elevate your style but also if placed well can secure it too.
Dawn-Marie Jones MUA: Anne-Marie Simak
Vicki’s top tips
Top Tip: Don’t choose a style you like just because it looks amazing on your favourite celebrity; your hairstyle must suit your skin tone, face shape and personality, so seek the guidance of a professional if you’re planning a dramatic transformation.
Top Tip: Consider the maintenance needed to style your new hairstyle – if you like to wash and go, then an easy layered look that falls into place after naturally drying may be a good option.
The Vicki Lord Hair, studio is based in Brogdale Farm in Faversham. She specialises in a wide range of services including hair cutting, colouring, styling, and braiding. She also offers styling consultations for bridal hair.
Photographer: Kerry Ann Duffy. Make-up Artist: Helen Lee