This cut is the secret (and much better?!) bob alternative.
One might think that the bob is unrivaled. Because the cut for short hair has been with us for years as a trendy hairstyle, constantly reinventing itself and so it just doesn't get boring with the classic. But that is set to change in the summer of 2022 as the bob hairstyle is now getting competition from a trend that looks just as short, cool, and modern; but now feels more varied and refreshingly new - the wedge cut! Still an absolute insider tip, the retro-inspired haircut promises to become a big trend in 2022 and is already being traded as a new and maybe even better bob alternative.
The term wedge cut should be remembered well this summer because it stands for a new hairstyle trend that is supposed to give flat hair fresh volume and a modern and super trendy finish.
But let's start at the beginning: The wedge cut is actually not a new trend. On the contrary, because it became popular in the 70s. The haircut was invented by British stylist Trevor Sorbie, who worked closely with hairstylist icon Vidal Sassoon and helped the hairstyle achieve its big breakthrough. Today, the wedge cut is considered a classic among short haircuts, although it was forgotten for a long time. Until now, because in summer the short haircut is finally back on the trend radar!
Characteristic of the 2022 trend? Is short hair on the nape of the neck that is gently layered – the top hair, on the other hand, remains longer – similar to an undercut. Traditionally, this was cut off at temple or ear level and then styled back with a gentle wave.
In the summer of 2022, however, we are opting for the modern version, in which the top hair is worn long, forming a diagonal line from the chin to the nape of the neck. This is a bit reminiscent of the bob, but the hairstyle is clearly differentiated by the layers at the nape of the neck and gives fresh volume, especially to fine hair.
The wedge cut is an uncomplicated haircut that, thanks to its sophisticated cutting technique, always falls beautifully airy - even if you don't have time to style your hair elaborately. The new hairstyle trend for 2022 is particularly effective if you wear your hair silky smooth (and possibly straighten it) and blow dry gently with the round brush inwards. The front hair in particular falls perfectly, giving the hairstyle a glamorous finish and creating a great frame around the face that emphasizes the chin line and cheekbones.
The 2022 trend towards the wedge cut is very similar to the classic bob hairstyle – especially when viewed from the front – and is also the same as the classic in terms of its length. Nevertheless, the wedge cut differs with its significantly sharper lines, the undercut-like cut, and the gentle gradations in the neck. And anyway, the new hairstyle exudes magical retro vibes in summer.
In direct comparison with the bob, the decision for the "better" haircut is of course super difficult - after all, we also love the bob for its classic, elegant and versatile, variable look. Which hairstyle you prefer is, therefore, a matter of taste. The newcomer wedge cut is clearly winning the duel for the hottest trend of 2022 this summer!