Spice Up Your Hair For Summer

Your New Go-To Hair Styles For Summer

Summer is rapidly approaching, bringing with it bright, sunny weather and the possibility of fun-filled vacations. For many, summer is also a time for change — a time to bring out a breezier wardrobe and a new hairstyle to match. If you’re still searching the glossy pages of magazines and pictures on social media to find the right hairstyle trends to hop on, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about two of the hottest hair trends for summer 2022 — you might be surprised to find that they’re both a love letter to the 90s.

The Spiky Bun

The spiky bun has been in vogue for a while, but it continues to hold a coveted seat at the top of the trends list for 2022. The hairstyle is as simple as it sounds — a bun at the crown of your head, with the tips of your hair poking out. We can credit its popularity today to celebrities like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Olivia Rodriguez, and several others, who have been spotted wearing the style to red carpet events and fashion shows. 

Another component of its popularity is perhaps its low-maintenance stylishness. A bun does wonders for keeping your hair neat and tidy under the summer sun, and the spiky tips lend it a cool, devil-may-care attitude. 

For those with longer hair, an interesting alternative is curling the tips into tight ringlets that tumble down the top of your head for a style that toes the line between elegant and flirty.

To accomplish the spiky bun at home, you only need a brush, a hair tie, and hairspray. Follow the procedure you would normally do for a bun — just pay special attention to the tips as you tie your hair up.

The “Rachel”

Affectionately named after Rachel Green from the hit TV show Friends, the “Rachel” has taken many forms over the years. The current trend falls just slightly below the shoulder, with volume from an iconic 90s blowout and multiple feathered layers.

Its current popularity can be attributed to the 2021 special Friends: The Reunion, which brought fans out of the woodwork in spades. Combine that with a longstanding love of the 90s from the millennials and Gen-Z, and you’ve got yourself a hairstyle that everyone on the block is looking to copy.

It might seem intimidating trying to replicate this style at home, but modern technology has definitely made it easier. Get a hot air brush (also called a hot barrel brush or a volumizer) and practice curling your hair inwards, section by section. Pin up the curls with big velcro rollers and help them keep their shape with hairspray. After a while, you should be able to let them down and see the flippy layers the style is known for. 

Two Great Options for Your Summer 2022 Hairstyle

Whether you’re making a day trip or going for a night out on the town, both the spiky bun and the “Rachel” are trendy hairstyles you can easily wear. Don’t be afraid to adopt these new trends — even if they do fall out of vogue, they’re still great options for a stylish everyday look.