The 2022 Grammys were full of incredible performances, tearful speeches, and amazing hair. Tons agree that as far as looks go, this year was one of the most iconic to date. What’s great about combing through these fantastic looks (see what we did there?) is that they often serve as an indicator for trends to come. They’re a fun way to get a headstart on what’s going to be hot this summer. Luckily, we’ve collected our favorites and provided tips on how to do them at home!
It’s impossible not to love Doja Cat. The famously funny popstar was up for several awards at the 2022 Grammys, a testament to her undeniable talent. When she won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with SZA, she gave us more to love through her heartfelt speech.
In terms of serving looks, Doja Cat reigned queen She’s giving mermaid, space goddess, and pop icon all in one. Her Versace gown adorned her silhouette in jewels and her hair was out of this world. To pull off this level of ethereal glam, you’ll want to start with a blowout brush. This will help to nail the out-turned ends and bangs. Plus, ionic technology will provide a sleek shine without depleting volume. For the porcupine tendrils, you’ll want to use a titanium styler and a touch of gel. Why titanium? It’s the best for extra hold and staying power!
Two gorgeous music sensations, one iconic look. Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion recreated a 1998 VMAs moment between Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. The moment? Two stars show up with the same look! Luckily this was just a skit and not a real fashion faux pas. The pair also had the same hair to go with their matching Versace looks!
One of our favorite pro tricks to creating a sharp shape look is to use finisher before you straighten. In fact, there are a lot of important steps that you must take before you grab the styler. For starters, you want to dry with a professional-grade dryer. The HydraHeat™ interior of the 2000 Nano Pro Dryer provides heat distribution to seal in moisture, repel humidity, reduce frizz and help eliminate static. That’s half the battle! By the time you’re ready to go in with a styler, you’re nearly done with the look. Top it off with a light mist of finisher.
Lady Gaga has been serving us old Hollywood on a platter lately, and we’re eating it up. Her Grammys night was one that was full of joy, but also tears. She paid homage to her late friend and collaborator Tony Bennet in an earnest and exquisite performance of several songs from their Love For Sale album.
There are so many ways one would describe Lady Gaga depending on her look, but ‘elegant’ is always one of them. Pulling off this type of look is going to take a seasoned professional (or a couple of hours in front of a YouTube tutorial). For this coiffed old-school glamor look, start with day-old hair. Make sure you have a ton of pins on hand and prepare to handle several sections. Choosing the right curler is key. This The Platform Ti Luster Titanium Pro Curler features a titanium barrel infused with magnesium to heat up quicker and transfer heat to the hair faster for smooth, silky results.
Jack Harlow teamed up with collaboration partner Lil Nas X for an unforgettable Grammys performance. They rapped, danced, and sang along to their most recent joint endeavor, ‘Industry Baby,’ and it was impossible to look away or not sing along. But we’re here to discuss his hairstyle, which seems as simple as a black-on-black Givenchy tux, but there’s a method to the magic!
When handling men’s hair, especially natural curls, you want it to look styled but not too styled. Comfortable is the name of the game so that the man can wear the hair and not the other way again. One of the most important steps to take is the pre-blow dry primer. This is used to protect against heat but it also smooths the follicle giving it a light and airy bounce. Then, it’s crucial to dry with a curl-defining diffuser. Our favorite dryer for something this bouncy? This handle-less dryer allows for precision every time.
These two might not be totally embedded into the music industry, but one has put out a few singles and the other is married to the Biebs. Similar to their dresses that night, their hairstyles were two sides of the same coin. Words that come to mind are effortless, chic, and elegant.
Getting the ‘woke-up-this-way’ vibe to appear more flawless than bedhead is not as effortless as it appears. But there are a couple of tricks that will seriously help. For one, you’ll want to add priming satin smoothing serum to your wet hair before drying with a professional-grade ionic dryer. We’re going for shine that doesn’t resemble grease. Only get about 80% dry and let the hair fall naturally. Once dry, you can take a ceramic curler to gently curl various small chunks of hair. Finally, top it off with a very light finisher.
We’re calling it now: A fade into a pop of color is going to be a huge look for summer 2022. If you or a client decides to make a dramatic color transition, make sure to employ the Neo Bond system for ultimate protection against breakage.