Trending back to school hairstyles for 2022 

Finnesse Hair delivers the latest, must have hairstyles that will get your students’ and principal’s seal of approval

School holidays are ending. And if you’re like most parents, you’re neck deep in stationery, name labels, new school shoes and uniforms.

Let’s not even talk about contacting book covers…it’s a special kind of torture.

But something many parents leave to the last minute is the end of holiday haircut.

So, what are the trending back to school hairstyles for 2022?

We’ve provided some guidance on the hairstyles your kids will be clamouring for. And we’re betting some of these styles might surprise you.

The modern mullet

The Mullet is back in style.

But it’s not The Mullet you’re accustomed to.

This season’s mullet is much less extreme than the mullets from the 1980s and 1990s.

The difference in length from front to back is nowhere near as severe.

We’re talking about a redefined, modern mullet.

Yes, it’s short on the sides.

But most kids are opting to keep some length in the front so that it naturally fades into a longer back.

And it’s versatile.

The mullet can be worn with tousled waves or texture.

It can be spiked.

The different lengths of hair can also be defined using different shades of hair dye.

There are so many different looks that are now being referred to as a mullet that we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good this hairstyle can look.

Talk to your Finnesse Hair hairstylist about this contemporary hairstyle that has been redefined.

This hairstyle comes with a warning, however.

Some schools will not approve of this style.

Others are more flexible.

You might want to revisit your kids’ school uniform standards before we start cutting.

Some schools will only accept a short back and side. If that’s the case, rest assured we can deliver this hairstyle in a way that is less army recruit and more stylish gentleman.

Perms are back

We’re sure that you’re familiar with the perm.

You may have even had the ultimate spiral perm back in the day.

And if you did, you’ll never forget the smells of the chemicals that used to be used to achieve a perm.

Chances are that you think this is a hair treatment that is gone for good.

Well, we’re here to tell you that it hasn’t.

In fact, it’s one of the big trending hairstyles for boys.

As far as perms go, the style that is most requested by our younger clients, is a short back and sides with a longer top.

The top is permed into soft waves that create texture and interest.

This is a really understated hairstyle that gives the wearer a cool, calm, and confident quality.

And it can be achieved without using nasty chemicals that damage hair.

Again, check school standards as to whether this style is permissible before you commit.

If your child’s school is strict about how students can wear their hair, we suggest a longer look through the top with a slight step through the sides and back. It’s a compromise. But at Finnesse Hair we’ll ensure your son’s haircut is still current.

The timeless bob

Short or long, assorted styles of bobs are always in style.

They don’t require the same maintenance that long hair often does. And bobs keep knots and tangles to a minimum.

Girls generally don’t have to pull their hair back at school when they have a shorter bob. And longer bobs can easily be tied in a ponytail for sport or when it’s scorching hot.

But most of all, they look chic.

They frame the face beautifully, drawing attention to the wearer’s facial features.

And they’re versatile.

Finnesse Hair’s hairdressers can craft a bob that suit’s your child’s lifestyle, face shape and physical characteristics.

This might take the form of:

  • A concave bob
  • A textured bob
  • A chin length bob
  • A neck length bob
  • A graduated bob
  • A layered bob
  • An asymmetrical bob
  • An inverted bob
  • A blunt bob

It can be a little scary going from super long hair to a bob. Seeing your long locks fall to the cutting room fall can be daunting. But overwhelmingly, our clients find bobs liberating.

It’s one of those styles you can’t stop looking at in the mirror.

A true style.

Heavenly highlights

Is your teenager begging you for highlights?

We get it.

You don’t want them to grow up too quickly.

As a first step, you might agree to a hint of highlights that frame the face.

This is a great introduction to highlights and let’s teenagers experiment a little before they commit to a full head of highlights.

We recommend long layering the hair and texturing the hair around the face when going for highlights as this will enhance their style.

And we can make highlights look lovely and natural so there won’t be any complaints from school.

And just to reassure you. We use safe and nourishing products when colouring our clients’ hair to minimise damage.

Now that you’ve chosen a style, it’s time to act

Don’t leave it too late.

With depleted staff due to covid many hair salons have limited appointments available.

So, if you don’t want to send your kids back to school with the outrageous hairstyles they’ve been showing off over the holidays, you should make a booking with Finnesse Hair immediately.