We love a trend report, and HOB Academy’s predictions for 2022’s has our inspo levels at an all time high. From mullets to bobs and bangs in all forms, HOB Academy are well and truly looking back to the future in 2022.

“The bob, waves, a fringe are all classic styles, the only difference from year to year is the way it is cut and styled,” says HOB Academy Head of Education Jake Unger. “From blunt to frayed, worn straight or wavy, it’s the small details that make it look modern and on trend.”

Are you ready to be inspired for the coming year of creativity? Scroll on.


Whilst the bob never really strays too far from the frontier of style trends, this year it undergoes a transformation.

“This year is all about reinvention and rebirth. Transform your locks and take the plunge with this season’s statement cut. With people keen to revamp, adding new dimensions to their post-lockdown hair, the bob is the perfect cut for healthy looking hair. From the popular ‘90s one-length micro bob, to textured bedhead, the choice is yours, just bob it.” – HOB Academy.


Even more striking than the bob? Taking it to the next level with the pixie cut!

There are very few haircuts as timeless as the pixie. Surprisingly versatile, working with different hair textures, this year the iconic pixie has been given a new lease of life and it’s time to shine once more. Evenly textured all over or with a little length on top, the pixie cut is slowly but surely becoming the next big thing.”” – HOB Academy.


The best thing about a fringe? How versatile it can be.

“This year’s trends are about lived in and undone textures and fringes are no different. The classic way to change the shape of any haircut regardless of length is to add a fringe – perfect for face framing and adding a focal point. Remember keeping the fringe longer will create the ultimate sexy Kate Moss-esque look. Fringes of all shapes and length are up for discussion depending on suitability, whether it’s brow skimming or brow hiding, 2022 is the year to go for it.”- HOB Academy.


Business up front, party in the back. The mullet is here and it’s repositioning itself as THE hottest cut for the trendsetters amongst us.

“With pandemic doom and gloom, the modern mullet is the perfect trend to dust off the cobwebs and go for something edgy and different. This modern take on the mullet is a hybrid of a mullet and shag haircut. Less aggressive and more lived in, sexy and textured, it requires less styling – perfect for those seeking the new bedhead look. This cut can be bespoke for any face shape and texture but works best with a natural wave.”- HOB Academy



Who didn’t covet Jennifer Aniston’s infamous ‘Rachel’cut at the height of Friends-mania? Imagine, if you will, the ‘Rachel’ but with a Brigette Bardot-esque twist.

With boho/festival hair and 70’s hair becoming a modern-day classic, the Rachel is now slightly longer, a bit softer, less heavy and polished. Take inspiration from the iconic Bridgette Bardot who perfectly illustrate this undone ‘just a little bit’ layered through the front.” – HOB Academy