2022 Magnificence Developments: 19 Specialists Share Their Highs and Lows

The yr 2022 introduced us some significantly funky-sounding magnificence tendencies. However regardless of my visceral aversion to the title “moisture sandwich,” the idea itself is strong. With a rebrand (actually some other title), the strategy ought to stay on within the New 12 months (and has been round perpetually anyway), however not each BeautyTok development ought to stick round.

To get a way of the nice, the dangerous, and the too bizarre to fret about, I tapped a steady of magnificence consultants for his or her end-of-the-year takes on 2022 skincare, make-up, and hair tendencies.

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Skincare Developments

Pores and skin Biking

I like that we’re speaking extra about pores and skin biking. It has been round for a few years, however the catchy title and TikTok endorsement have put it on the forefront of magnificence tendencies, and it’s really good in your pores and skin. Keep in mind this: remedy steps like AHAs, BHA, and retinol activate your pores and skin and make it work. Similar to in the event you pull a muscle and must skip figuring out, generally your pores and skin just isn’t up for the duty, and it’s good to let it relaxation. Asking it to do extra will solely result in irritation and undesirable outcomes. Be taught to know when your pores and skin is prepared for a exercise and when it’s not.  — Dr. Heather D. Rogers, Founder and CEO of Doctor Rogers Skin Care 

Moisturizing Components

I’ve been loving how standard ceramides and niacinamides have been this yr. I believe they’re nice substances to have in your arsenal, particularly in case your pores and skin tends to be delicate. — Joanna Vargas, Superstar Facialist, Founding father of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skincare


Is it vital for everybody or on a regular basis? Completely not, however for these with tremendous dry or infected pores and skin, making use of a thicker occlusive on the pores and skin actually helps to hurry up therapeutic and forestall water loss. — LA-Primarily based Esthetician, Matthew Miller

Delicate Lip Filler

I’m additionally excited concerning the motion towards lovely refined lip filler and the transfer away from massive formless sausage lips. It’s all about discovering somebody with a lightweight hand and understanding the underlying anatomy of the lips who can choose the correct injectable for you.  — Dr. Heather D. Rogers, Founder and CEO of Doctor Rogers Skin Care 

Extra Love for Pure-Trying Lips

I’m loving the shift from the Kylie Jenner lip to “your lips however higher” lips. I’m blissful that sufferers are not asking to be overfilled. The brand new lip fillers and injection strategies which have emerged onto the scene yield way more pure, comfortable, and outlined lips. —  SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Hillary Mills

Tried-and-True (and Googled)

Of essentially the most googled magnificence substances in 2022, I’m blissful that HA, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin A/retinols had been additionally a prime development. — Dr. Shirley Madhère, MD, New York-based holistic plastic surgeon and Founding father of Holistic Plastic Surgery and Jet Set Beauty RX

A Large 12 months for Day by day SPF

The motion towards the each day utility of sunscreen made large progress this yr. Everyone seems to be speaking about what a necessary step it’s in opposition to the onslaught of ageing, and they’re proper! 90% of ageing comes from the solar, so why not cease that from taking place within the first place? —  Dr. Heather D. Rogers, Founder and CEO of Doctor Rogers Skin Care 

PRP as a Filler Different

PRP, or Platelet Wealthy Plasma, is a superb different to filler and can also be nice to mix with pores and skin therapies. It entails drawing blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate its elements, after which injected into the pores and skin or used on prime of the pores and skin utilizing a plethora of modalities. These procedures assist enhance the formation of collagen and elastin and are stuffed with necessary development elements, which give your pores and skin an superb enhance. — Salt Lake Metropolis-Primarily based SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Mindy Simpson

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Makeup Trends

Graphic Liner

And glitter! I’ve been known to wear both to workouts and soccer practices.  — Casey Georgeson, Founder and CEO of Saint Jane Beauty

Scent Nostalgia

Nostalgic fragrances like Vanilla additionally had a second, which I like as a result of it jogs my memory of sweeter occasions. — Rosie Jane Johnston, Founder of By/Rosie Jane

Hair Developments

“Costly Brunette”

Hailey Bieber actually impressed so many individuals to go darker with their hair colour, going the Costly Brunette route which felt so trendy and recent. — Jason Lee, Hairstylist, Colorist, and Founding father of Mela & Kera

The “Skinification” of Hair

It’s been my philosophy as a hairstylist all through my profession. There’s sadly been a major improve within the quantity of hair breakage and untimely hair loss, however the client has develop into more and more educated and conscious of the substances of their hair care. A lot of our new clients have turned to Iles Formulation because it’s made utilizing uncooked, sustainably sourced substances, typically present in skincare. — Wendy Iles, Superstar Hairstylist and Founding father of Iles Formula


I beloved seeing layers make a powerful return with shags and ‘mullet-silhouettes’ in all hair textures signaling the return of the ‘haircut’ which had gone silent for thus a few years. We haven’t been this adventurous with haircuts for the reason that 90s. — Jason Lee, Hairstylist, Colorist, and Founding father of Mela & Kera

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The Most Baffling Beauty Trends of 2022

Skincare Trends

DIY Skincare

Anything you see on TikTok that uses household or other beauty products that are not intentionally formulated for skin—like using deodorant as a primer, using glue to remove blackheads, using toothpaste to treat zits, or using hairspray to set makeup. Household items are not recommended for skin care because they are not manufactured for that purpose.

When you DIY your skin care, you open yourself up to allergic reactions and rebound effects that exacerbate the issue you are trying to address. Toothpaste will strip your skin, the glue will destroy its barrier, salt and sugar scrubs will create microtears, and hairspray or coconut oil will lead to congestion and breakouts.

I urge everyone to stop taking skin care advice from people with no skin or health background. You wouldn’t ask a person without children for parenting advice; why would you trust a random person regarding your health? — Medical esthetician Candace Marino, aka The LA Facialist 

Extra DIY Skincare…

Let’s do away with residence treatment skincare. One large development has been Aspirin for zits—persons are taking Aspirin at residence, crushing them up, and inserting the powder/paste on their blemishes. When you had been to speak to a dermatologist about this development, they might bounce on the likelihood to let you know that’s not useful and may really hurt or harm the pores and skin. Take into account assembly with an expert skincare knowledgeable for science-backed remedy choices for zits! — Salt Lake Metropolis-based SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Mindy Simpson

Pore Vacuuming

Though this viral development has confirmed to be oddly satisfying to some, at-home pore vacuuming gadgets aren’t essentially efficient and may really do extra hurt than good. They’ll harm the outermost layer leaving pores and skin infected and dehydrated. You would possibly even escape extra in consequence! As a substitute, go for a well-balanced chemical exfoliant that additionally incorporates anti-inflammatory substances, such because the Tête-À-Tête PhytoPeel Resurfacing Mask and PhytoTrilology Booster. — Kira Vidergauz and Dr. Sharon Hirschowitz, co-founders of Tête-À-Tête

Snail Mucin

It’s not that snail mucin is dangerous for the pores and skin, it simply appears tremendous gimmicky. Particularly when you may have humectants like glycerin which are simply nearly as good—and with out probably stressing out an animal for the ingredient. — LA-Primarily based Esthetician, Matthew Miller

The “Tinkle” Razor

AKA at-home dermaplaning. Please go away that to the professionals. I’ve seen too many individuals bruise, minimize, and even give themselves infections! — Kasey Boone, Los Angeles esthetician and founding father of Glow Skincare

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Makeup Trends

Caterpillar Eyelashes 

Enough said. — Rea Ann Silva, Creator and CEO of Beautyblender 

Fox Brows

I’m not a fan personally of the “fox forehead” elevate à la Bella Hadid. I really feel it seems tight, pulled, and really unnatural. For purchasers who’re on the lookout for a elevate, I choose utilizing Botox for a refined enchancment.SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Hillary Mills

Pointless Merch

It felt like each magnificence model launched some form of restricted version merch this yr… hopefully in 2023, extra manufacturers will begin serious about the environmental affect of unneeded merch. — Rosie Jane Johnston, founding father of By/Rosie Jane

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Hair Developments

The “Wolf Minimize”

My 11-year-old daughter requested for one, and I noticed I nonetheless have PTSD from when my Mother gave me bangs within the fifth grade. Oh, and forehead lamination… I can’t get on board. — Casey Georgeson, Founder and CEO of Saint Jane Magnificence 

The “Octopus Minimize”

I by no means actually bought into the time period “Octopus haircut.” I’m all for a 90s affect however this development is one which I’m okay to let go of. I simply really feel like shags and mullets are robust iconic silhouettes which are definitive throwbacks and had been haircuts that turned legendary. The Octopus haircut simply doesn’t maintain up compared. — Jason Lee, Hairstylist, Colorist, and Founding father of Mela & Kera

Child Bangs

I imply, I want I might pull bangs off typically, however I really feel like it is vitally few that may rock a child bang and make it look superior. I’m hoping that common, face-framing bangs come again. — Salt Lake Metropolis-based SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Mindy Simpson

Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry copper tones have had their second as we head into wealthy mocha brown earth tones. — Trace Henningsen, Superstar Hairstylist and Leonor Greyl Ambassador

Bleached Brows

Having a background in make-up, I love a powerful forehead. Brows body the face and with out them, issues can look off. Additionally, it simply scares me to mess with the brows. As soon as injured, brows don’t simply develop again. All of us who overplucked in highschool in all probability know this. Bleaching and unnecessarily damaging these treasured brows must go. — Salt Lake Metropolis-Primarily based SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Mindy Simpson

Vivid Tones

I’m so over block colour and contrasting vivid tones. For purchasers who aren’t prepared to do the upkeep and maintenance, the hair is extra inclined to break, breakage, and dulling. Sporting this kind of hair colour approach, because it was seen on younger popstars this yr, actually detracts from somebody’s pure magnificence and it’s tremendous costly to create, not to mention refresh. My purpose is at all times to reinforce and intensify the standard and shine of everybody’s locks, and these seems can flip into a complete catastrophe. — Min Kim, L’Oréal Professionnel World Ambassador

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The 2022 Magnificence Developments to Stick With Into 2023

Skincare Developments


I believe slugging will stay, however I like to recommend an elevated slugging expertise utilizing skincare merchandise with good substances for max affect on the pores and skin. The Vaseline has bought to go! I like to recommend a balm full of anti-inflammatory substances, antioxidants, and nutritional vitamins like Furtuna Skin’s Replenishing Balm, which has potent medicinal crops that calm, soothe, defend the pores and skin, and assist in therapeutic. — Medical esthetician Candace Marino, aka The LA Facialist

Glass Pores and skin

Glass pores and skin is a results of a balanced skincare routine. I personally will at all times select a dewy look over matte. — LA-Primarily based Esthetician, Matthew Miller

Ageless Magnificence

I believe in 2023 we are going to see extra magnificence manufacturers embracing authenticity by celebrating actual individuals in advertising campaigns that embody Gen X. I believe tendencies like ageless magnificence and Botox-free magnificence could have a giant second within the New 12 months. — Rosie Jane Johnston, Founding father of By/Rosie Jane

Facial Bars

The development of sustainability and aware packaging will proceed to carry cleaning bars to the forefront as the fashionable model of the standard bar serves some nice substances with out the waste. — Joanna Vargas, Superstar Facialist, Founding father of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skincare

An Inside/Out Glow

The within/exterior connection between pores and skin well being and intestine well being may also proceed to be necessary in how we glance after ourselves this yr. Our intestine microbiome continues to be essential because it guidelines over our immunity, sensitivity, and common wellness. We are going to see extra dietary supplements and probiotic smoothies within the new yr. — Joanna Vargas, Superstar Facialist, Founding father of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skincare

Battle the Filter

I consider that there’s a time and a spot for cosmetic surgery, however the societal requirements we’ve got developed for ladies’s our bodies have develop into more and more extra unnatural and inconceivable for the common lady to realize. I like seeing ladies converse up about these points and promote wholesome sensible physique imagery in promoting throughout the business and suppose this can be a welcome change that’s right here to remain! — SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Hillary Mills


It’s such a singular ingredient in that it has an analogous gene expression to retinol. It performs by decreasing the looks of superb strains and wrinkles and evens pores and skin tone with out the disagreeable negative effects you so typically see with retinol, like redness, flaking, and irritation. — Kira Vidergauz and Dr. Sharon Hirschowitz, Co-Founders of Tête-À-Tête

Gua Sha

For the face and physique. These holistic and historic practices have been round for hundreds of years for a cause. Kasey Boone, Los Angeles Esthetician and Founding father of Glow Skincare

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Make-up Developments

Elevated Pure Make-up

I believe the tremendous pure Glossier look is slightly drained and folks want to get extra artistic with their make-up. So a lip oil, however with a heavy lipliner. Matte eyeshadow however with a thick cat eye. Smooth and fairly however with an edge. — Cyndi Ramirez Fulton, CEO and Founding father of Chillhouse 

Lip Oils

Persons are obsessive about them for good cause. They’re nourishing and hydrating, and if formulated proper, they drench your lips in omegas, nutritional vitamins, and antioxidants. — Casey Georgeson, Founder and CEO of Saint Jane Beauty 


Radiance is not seasonal. It’s necessary to have a wholesome glow all yr spherical. — Rea Ann Silva, Creator and CEO of Beautyblender 

90s Monochrome Make-up Appears

I don’t see this development going away anytime quickly. This barely grungy, barely elegant development seems good on just about everybody and is simple to do for these that aren’t makeup-inclined. Take a deep brown from the attention down the contour and to the lips for a shocking look on prime of your already glowy pores and skin. — Salt Lake Metropolis-based SkinSpirit Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Mindy Simpson

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Hair Developments

The Aspect Half

I’m personally excited to see the facet half make a comeback within the hair class since that’s been my type for the reason that seventh grade. — Casey Georgeson, Founder and CEO of Saint Jane Beauty 

Large, Bouncy Hair

I believe butterfly hair, bouncy blowouts, and #healthyhair will stick. It’s about colour, kinds, and cuts that promote nourished, well-looked-after hair. Hair development serums and ingestible will proceed to stay an necessary a part of our haircare routine in an effort to get the largest and greatest blowout of the yr. — Tara Simich, Founder and CEO of Mermade Hair

Large Blowouts, With a Fashionable Twist

The brand new model of the massive blowout is predicated on nurtured hair—softer and extra voluminous with none stiffness. Most conventional styling merchandise lead to sticky and stiff hair, which isn’t what this look is about. Nurtured hair is the way in which ahead. — Wendy Iles, Superstar Hairstylist and Founding father of Iles Formula

Scalp Well being

It will at all times be the precedence for our hair. We could comply with tendencies, however wholesome hair by no means goes out of fashion. Trace Henningsen, Superstar Hairstylist and Leonor Greyl Ambassador

Natural Hair

We will thank Gen Z for this cool development the place we are going to see hair being much less put collectively and it’ll really feel simply very natural. Gone are the times of a shameful facet half, now we live in a Gen Z world the place we get to be assured with our seems and inspiration for 2023 whereas maintaining it minimal, cool and easy. — Jason Lee, Hairstylist, Colorist, and Founding father of Mela & Kera

Glowing Hair

Pure, muted, sun-mimicking, traditional, shiny, moisturized hair is in perpetually. — Min Kim, L’Oréal Professionnel World Ambassador