Experts in beauty and lifestyle have revealed the trend predictions for 2022.
FEMAIL spoke to UK-based stylists, fitness gurus and wellness gurus who explained to FEMAIL how the panic of the pandemic will lead people to place more importance on self-care, home treatments, and holistic wellbeing.
The influence of the Noughties is still a dominant factor in hairstyles. After years of natural hairstyles that were more natural, one stylist expects the return to “done” hairstyles.
A focus on natural beauty will guide makeup and aesthetics. This includes a bronzed and glowing appearance, as well as a rethinking of invasive procedures.
FEMAIL has compiled the following information for you:
HAIR: BACK TO NOUGHTIES
Mark Hill stated that Y2K hairstyles such as the one Dua lipa (pictured), will be popular throughout 2022.
Y2K, along with the classic bob, will be fashion’s dominant hairstyle in 2022.
The ultra-slim down do is one of the most recognizable styles, as shown on Dua Lipa’s Versace runway.
Mark Hill is a professional hair stylist who explains how to get that look. First, blow dry your hair smooth. For this, I use a paddle brush. Also remember to dry your hair down from the root to the tip with your hairdryer. This will help eliminate any flyways and build up shine.
Once your hair is completely dry, you can take sections and apply heat protection spray to them. You can use your straightener to glide smoothly through each section.
Also, next year will see the return to coifed hairstyles.
Mark added, “Also, the classic bob and wet look will remain popular in 2022. While the bob will never go out of fashion, after years of having our hair styled as we please, it is time to return to the salon and have a proper look.
The beauty of the Bob is its versatility. It can be worn in any length, with or without fringe. To get the right shape, ask your stylist to leave the baseline flat.
MAKE-UP: THIS SEVENTIES GLOWS
Amy Conway from Bobbi Brown Global PRO artist (pictured) stated that make-up fans will embrace 1970s bronzer paired together with shiny lips in a nod towards the Y2K trends
Bobbi Brown Global PRO Artist Amy Conway believes the trends that were popular in the 1970s are likely to influence make-up choices throughout 2022.
It’s time to move away from having a sculpted look on your cheekbones. Instead, you can have a more healthy looking bronze complexion thanks to the 70s bronzer trend. It’s easy and wearable so it instantly looks younger.
To create a sun-kissed glow, apply a matte bronzer to your cheeks and nose. Focus on the apples of your cheeks rather than the cheekbones. Then, layer cream blushes or moisturizers on top.
The’shine on the eyes’ trend has seen a steady but glamorous return. However, in 2022 full coverage glitters are being phased out and more transparent shimmers are expected. The shimmer on the lid almost allows you to see through it. They’re soft, wearable, and instantly brighten your eyes.
Glossy lips are the focus of ‘2022 The newer glosses use oils instead of waxes to give them a beautiful high shine without being sticky. This makes the new trend very wearable and flattering.
‘Here are prettier, smoother lips – with a nod at the rising Y2K look, we see orange lips making a return in sheer and tinted formulations. These formulas give a warm, fresh tint to your lips, regardless of whether you’re using a gloss or a balm.
FITNESS: STRETCHING & MINDFUL WORKOUTS
Peter Maciver, a celebrity personal trainer and better known by his nickname PMac Fitness predicts an increase of gyms that offer stretching classes
Meggan Grubb is a wellness expert with 1.3 million Instagram followers. She also holds a GymShark Ambassadorship. Grubb believes that there will be heightened focus on exercises that are beneficial for the mind and body.
“Wellness programs could include goal setting, motivation, mindset, or promotion of rest days and recovery. Meggan stated that it is all about taking care of your mental health as well as your physical.
Celebrity personal trainer Peter Maciver, better known as PMac Fitness added that there is likely to be an increase in stretch classes.
Peter stated, “I’m a big advocate for stretching and the benefits it brings. Stretching can help you prevent injuries, increase flexibility and improve your posture. It also helps with sleeping.
I recommend 10 to 15 minutes per day. Yoga poses can be added for a complete workout. The trend towards stretching in gyms is now to go beyond a short cool-down and to include yoga poses. We’ll be seeing more studios open by 2022.
WELLNESS: SELF CARE HOLIDAYS & BREATHWORK CLASSES
Holistic Life Coach & Wellness Specialist Nichola Henderson said breathwork sessions will be increasingly promoted to reduce anxiety
Nichola Henderson who is a Holistic Life Coach & Wellness Specialist revealed there will be an increase in people going on holidays focused on reconnecting with themselves.
Nichola stated that a holiday is now more important than when it was a last-minute purchase. It could have been as simple as ordering pizza. Holidays will bring out a desire to be more satisfied.
Nichola also stated that breathwork is also gaining popularity.
She said that people have just begun to see the possible benefits this can have for their health and wellness. As more research backs up practitioners’ experiences, what was once a trend in the past few years may gain greater credibility.
“This technology will be used in areas where it was not possible before. This includes gyms, studios, workplaces, and homes where family members can practice together. In 2022, this will be mainstream. Tech will assist in enhancing our experiences.
SUPPLEMENTS TO SEAWEED
Jessica Sepel founder of JSHealth Vitamins stated that seaweed should be a top ingredient for the upcoming year, as research has shown it to have skin benefits.
This natural ingredient supports digestion health, immune system and anti-inflammatory effects.
Jessica shared that Jessica also found its effects on hair growth. This is especially because of the natural source iodine the plant yields. The scientific literature has shown the supplement to help hair grow and improve hair health.
It contains high-purity fucoidan and marine polyphenols. When applied to skin, this can have remarkable anti-aging benefits.
“Studies showed that seaweed extract could improve skin appearance by up to 60% within 12 weeks. These are the results that I’ve seen in my skin.
SALON TREATMENTS FOR SKINCARE AT HOME
Karen MacDonald founder of BLOMMA Beauty organic beauty hub, predicts that there will be an increase in the use at-home tools for replicating treatments used in beauty salons. Image from stock
Karen MacDonald is the founder of BLOMMA Beauty, an organic beauty hub. She predicts a rise in home-based tools that can be used to replicate treatments in salons.
“We see our customers opting for minimalist, effective skincare to address their skin concerns or specific skin types (skinimalism). To really get the best results, you need to use less.
Facegyming is gaining popularity just like jade rollers and gua shas. It’s a self-care and massage tool that’s becoming increasingly popular. As some are afraid to go to the facialist, I believe that this trend will be a continuing one.
“Doing this facial massage can stimulate collagen production, increase circulation, and drain the lymph. This will also reduce puffiness.
“Working remotely, we spend more time looking at our screens that emit blue light. Blue light can cause pigmentation issues and cell damage, as well as accelerate skin cells’ destruction.
“Protecting the skin from harmful blue light is becoming increasingly important. We’ve noticed many new products in our product ranges to help protect and combat this.
Lorna Mitchell is an Innovation Strategy Consultant, and she co-founded Noughty Haircare. She said there would be a greater focus on the effects of the brain and stomach on skin.
Lorna stated that research is looking into the possibility of our brains, skin and gut being aligned. One theory is that stress emotions, such as anxiety and depression, can lead to changes in the chemistry in our gut. The gut microbiome then sends signals back to the skin, which may cause flares, outbreaks, or worsening of acne. All these signals relate to original stress signals sent by the brain.
A holistic approach to self care includes caring for our skin and maintaining a healthy microbiome.