Our 5 Favourite TikTok Hair Trends and How to Achieve Them

Not being able to take regular trips to the salon has led to a rise in DIY beauty in recent years. This, combined with TikTok’s sudden surge in popularity, has resulted in new and exciting trends as people compete to share their latest hair experiments through social media.
Retro throwbacks are leading the charge of TikTok hair trends, along with hairstyles ranging in boldness from curtain fringes to sleek buns. In case you’ve missed it on your feed, we’ve put together a guide of our top five favourite Tiktok hairstyles below, with products and tips for rocking them.

1. Bubble braids
One of the biggest red carpet TikTok hair trends of last year, this Y2K throwback has become increasingly popular with celebrities at the Grammies. A lifesaver for those of us who don’t have the skills for French plaits or fishtail braids, bubble braids look super modern and glamorous while also being extremely low maintenance.
For this fool-proof TikTok hairstyle, simply apply our styling foam to combat any distracting frizz. Secure your hair into a slicked-back ponytail close to your scalp with an elastic band. Then, tie another band a few inches down your ponytail, and keep going until you reach the end.
When all the bands are in place, use your fingers to tease each section and create your “bubbles”. Finish off with a spritz of hairspray to control any flyways.

2. The Voluminous Blowout
The 70s are back in a big way, and with them an iconic hairstyle that has us flocking to TikTok to recreate. These retro, swoopy, blow-out curls have seen emulators across the platform, with the feather-cut inspired look having more than 1.5m views. This retro TikTok hairstyle is all about turning up the volume for a look that’s luscious, bouncy, and full of vitality.
To get a 70s blowout you can use curling tools, or the Velcro roller method currently sweeping through TikTok:

  1. Apply our Blow-Out Spray to roughly towel-dried hair.
  2. Part your hair in the centre, then use a dryer to your hair away from your face.
  3. Wrap each lock of hot hair around a Velcro roller and secure using a clip.
  4. Wait for your hair to completely cool before removing the rollers.
  5. Add a final spritz of Volume Lift hairspray for ultimate buoyancy.
The 70s blowout is a great style to add movement and body to fine hair. If yours is on the thin side, have a look at other ways to add volume to fine hair.

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3. Curtain Bangs 
While fringes have never really gone out of fashion, curtain bangs in particular have become a huge TikTok haircut trend. These face-framing bangs open up in the middle and finish around the cheekbones, making them super flattering whatever your bone structure.
The one problem with fringes is that they tend to need a lot of maintenance. While “shaggy” looks are in TikTok fashion, it’s a short step away from looking scruffy. To keep your fringe looking its best, it’s important to get regular trims and combat any spotlighted split ends.
Use our Perfect Finish serum to smooth any curtain bang fly-aways. And for more fringe ideas, have a read of our article on choosing the best fringe hairstyle for your face shape.

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4. “Model Off Duty” Sleek Bun 
Spotted on a number of celebs over the past year, the “off-duty model”-inspired sleek bun has overtaken the messy bin on TikTok. So named for its instantly glamorous appeal, the model-approved sleek bun allows you to look put together and catwalk-ready with very little effort.
To achieve this TikTok fashion staple, part your hair down the middle and brush out any knots until you can run your fingers through without it catching. Apply a generous amount of styling crème from your roots to the ends. Next, comb your hair upwards away from your scalp and gather the hair together. Secure as tightly as you can and smooth with our serum for a silky-straight finish.
The off-duty bun is one of the most sophisticated looks among trending TikTok hairstyles and can either be dressed down for casual events, or up for more formal occasions, such as weddings and dinner parties. For more wedding guest hair inspiration have a look at our guide, or check out some of our other favourite updo hairstyles.

5. Heatless Curls
One of our favourite trends, the TikTok curly hair hashtag has been having a real moment, with users everywhere embracing their natural curls along with new products and ways to make them pop. Heatless curls are particularly popular, with TikTok hair curling hacks abandoning traditional styling tools for every-day objects, such as dressing gown belts and socks.
To save you from confusion, we’ve outlined these methods below:

Curling your hair with a sock

  1. Brush your hair and separate into four sections.
  2. Lay a sock in-between the two sections, then criss-cross the hair back and forth around the sock.
  3. Use an elastic to secure the ends, then repeat with the other side. 
  4. Fix your hair with a spray and leave overnight.
  5. Remove the sock in the morning for overnight sock curls!
Curling your hair with a dressing gown belt
  1. Dampen your hair and lay the dressing gown belt over the top of your head.
  2. Start twisting your hair around the belt until you reach the bottom. Secure with an elastic.
  3. Fix your hair with a spray and leave overnight.
  4. As before, remove the belt in the morning for overnight dressing gown curls!

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There are a number of techniques you can use to get tight or wavy overnight curls without using heat. For the definitive guide, have a look at our article on how to get curly hair.
The weird and wonderful world of TikTok is full of exciting, bizarre and quirky trends you can use to take inspo for your next look. To discover what other popular hairstyles are set to take off this year, have a read of our article on 2022 hair trends. Or if these retro looks have got you pining for the past, check out our favourite top 10 iconic hairstyles of all time.

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