New hair trends

Read more about hairstyles that have been trending this year.


Briana Keenan

A survey was sent to Pascack Hills students about their thoughts on these hairstyles, and some of their responses are embedded within the article.

As time evolves, hairstyles have influenced cultural movements, inspired identity expression, and defined decades. Some of these trends embody a modern twist, while others have an old-school flare. 

A survey was sent to Pascack Hills students about their thoughts on these hairstyles, and some of their responses are embedded within the article.

Here are just a few of the hair trends that are popular in 2022:


There are many variations of this style, one of which is a “contrasting style where the hair is slicked-back at the front and loose at the back” described by celebrity hairstylist Vernon François. The top knot, is another style that falls under this category, which is a smaller bun that forms on the top of a man’s head.  

“I would try the Sleek-Front-Loose-back, but I still prefer my current style,” Hills sophomore Nate Levison said. 

The Shag 

This hairstyle is casual, untidy, and has a visually effortless style. The features on this style include choppy ends, layers around the crown, and lots of texture. It works on almost every hair texture and length, and can look great with or without bangs. This look gives off a cool, low maintenance vibe, and truly brings out the best of natural hair texture, as the layered cut gives the hair movement.  

Face-framing highlights 

Face-framing highlights is a coloring technique that adds more brightness around the face while underlining both the hair color and the facial features to create a dimensional effect on the hair. This trend only takes up a small part of the front section of the hair. One of the best parts about face-framing highlights is that they are completely customizable. There are many color and length choices when deciding how to design your face-frames. 

Beach Waves 

Beach Waves became popular in the 1990s, and since then, they have been a popular modern hairstyle. The waves are a balance between curly and straight hair that add volume and movement to the hair, with the front pieces drawing attention to the eyes and the cheekbones. This style itself can look great on anyone and can work with many different face shapes and hair types. 

“I would try the beach waves, but I have naturally straight hair so it would be difficult,” Hills senior Virginia Radcliffe said.

The Bob 

The bob originated in the 1920s, but is still a very popular hairstyle today, often associated with high style and female empowerment. This low-maintenance hair-do is great for styling and an easy way to keep the hair healthy. There are different types of the bobs, such as the A-line bob, classic bob, The Lob, Layered bob, and the Shaggy bob. 


Bangs date back to the eighth century and have been popular since. There are many ways to style bangs including bottleneck, curtain, and asymmetrical. Bottleneck bangs are similar to curtain bangs, but they start shorter at the top and graduate to longer pieces that curve around the eye and cheek line. On the other hand, curtain bangs are strictly on each side of the face without any fringe in the middle of the forehead. An asymmetrical bob with bangs is a short-length haircut with an uneven perimeter. One side is shorter while the other is longer.

“I would definitely want to try bangs because I have short hair and I feel like that would complement my face shape the most,” Hills freshman Sameeha Ahmed said.