As each year comes to a close, one of our favorite things to do is look back on everything we did during that time. While 2022 was a year full of plot twists, we also had a year full of amazing hair color transformations (we’re talking about all you newly-minted gingers!), animal-named haircuts, and nostalgic hairstyle trends.
We’re taking a trip down Hair.com memory lane to revisit some of the haircuts, hairstyles, and hair colors you couldn’t get enough of in 2022. We’re even making a few predictions for what’s coming up in 2023 (Hint: Get ready to dust off those hair extensions the new year). Keep scrolling for our complete Hair.com 2022 year in review.
Hair.com Most Read Articles
Our most-read articles of 2022 were all about finding the best hair colors that go with whatever you’re already working with. Whether you were looking for the best hair colors for pale skin or ash brown hair ideas for your skin tone, or even what hair color to ask for at the salon to mask grays—getting the most natural-looking color was at the top of everyone’s hair wishlist.
With all these hair color transformations on the brain, it’s no surprise that our top read article of the year, with over 134k page views, is Should I Wash My Hair Before I Color It?
Hair.com Most Pinned Pin
Pinterest is a go-to place to look for hair color ideas—and this year, our reader’s we’re obsessed with this pin on an easy wedding hairstyle. In fact, this pin received over 400k engagements!
Hair.com Most Liked Instagram Post
Fact: Hair is just as diverse as the lives we lead. During Pride month, we connected with @disssgrace (they/them), a non-binary plus-size model, social media manager, content creator, and knitwear designer. Grace took us through their journey as a queer person exploring the identity-affirming nature of hair. (Read the full story here!)
It’s clear their journey resonated with the rest of us hair-lovers because this was our most-liked Instagram post of 2022 (with over 2k likes and 24k views!). As Grace says, "Gender and presentation are completely up to you. So feel free to break all the rules... Happy Pride!"
French bobs are the “no makeup” makeup look of the hair worldPosted by Hair.com
Hair.com Most Shared Facebook Post
Our Hair.com readers loved this story on everything you need to know about getting a French bob because it is our most clicked story on the platform—it got over 90k clicks to be exact. Times. And yes, French bobs really are the “no makeup” makeup look of the hair world in case you didn’t know.
Hair.com Most Watched Youtube Video
Back-to-school season was a hit! Our Mane Campus: Semester of Style video received over 600k views in 2022. If you’re still wondering what’s trending on campus this school year, click here for everything you need to know.
Most Searched Hair Terms of 2022
Even when you weren’t on Hair.com, you all still had hair on the brain. You searched for the terms “wolf cut”, “box braids”, “curly hair cutting”, and “short haircuts” the most in 2022. Not-so-surprisingly “curtain bangs”, which was a 2021 fave, still continues to dominate search engines everywhere.
Hair.com Most Purchased Products
We’re dedicated to bringing you only the best salon-quality products—and these top-selling picks are specifically formulated with different hair types and concerns in mind. Those dealing with hair damage opted for Redken Extreme Shampoo + Conditioner Duo, while those with dry hair either picked up Redken All Soft Shampoo + Conditioner Duo or Pureology Hydrate Shampoo + Conditioner Duo. Those who had both these concerns, plus color treated-hair hair purchased Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Sulfate Free Conditioner and Shampoo.
Others trying to grow longer, stronger hair in 2022 picked up Redken Extreme Length Shampoo + Conditioner Duo. With its anti-oxidant complex and UV filters, L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Shampoo + Conditioner Duo was the choice for anyone who wanted a cleanser to prevent color fade, so dyed strands look vibrant and shiny. Speaking of shine, Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'huile Original Hair Oil was the go-to hair oil for those obsessed with silky locks. And the L'Oréal Professionnel Steampod Hair Straightener + Curling Iron (along with its Barbie counterpart) continued to reign as our top-seller!
Hair.com Most Wanted for 2023
The hair cuts, colors, styles, and trends you were obsessed with in 2022 helped fuel our predictions for what will dominate the hair world in the upcoming year. Click here for our complete Hair.com trend forecast for 2023.
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