Rebel cuts

Collage of hairstyles and styling items. A white woman with blonde hair and a buzz cut is on the left, beside a hand mirror showing the reflection of a white person with bright red hair. The back of a head, dyed with a leopard print pattern, is in front of a Black woman with a shaved head. Large combs and shears are in the background.

The pandemic breakup hair is real, people

Soft layers and timid trims, be gone. In 2022, hard-to-miss hair—from mullets to octopus hair to bob cut wigs—will be the most-requested styles at the salon by Gen Z.

An East Asian woman is holding a large, dark pink hairdryer. A Black woman is in the background, wearing a purple wig and a neon green long-sleeved top.





A white man is on the left with a dark blonde mullet and a goatee. A white woman with dark hair is on the right, wearing a beige trench coat. A large pink mirror is at the back against an orange backdrop.

Creator Spotlight

Peigy Theodore takes cut and colour to new—cropped—lengths. This lifestyle Creator shares her signature short hair, new dye colours and favourite products with a growing community of beauty lovers. Follow Peigy and get inspired to do your own rebel cut this year.

‘My hair makes a statement, so I want my audience to have fun with their hairstyles too. My shaved hair tutorials inspire people to try something other than the usual “long layers” look—such as pink undercuts or mint green hues.’

Bring this trend to life

If you’re a beauty brand…

Use collections ads to lean into trending hairstyles and to provide people with products to keep their new cuts looking salon-fresh every day.

If you’re a fashion brand…

Help people to choose the perfect outfit to pair with their rebellious ’do. Think bold colours, leather or an asymmetrical hem.

If you’re a home brand…

Hello, at-home styling stations. Inspire people to create a salon-like oasis in their homes, where they can style their bold look.

Pinterest search results for ‘edgy haircut’. Short-cropped hairstyles in black, red, brown and blonde. A pin of a white woman with short blonde hair and glasses with orange lenses. The text reads, ‘Rough. Edgy. Soft’. The description underneath reads, ‘See how to style your rebel cut’.

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Footnotes
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Pinterest, search data, global, analysis period Oct 2019–Sept 2021