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The biggest beauty and aesthetics trends for spring 2022

From aesthetic ‘tweakments’ to show-stopping makeup and hair, these are the aesthetics and beauty trends we can expect to see dominate as we head into 2022.

By LLM Reporters  |  November 25, 2021
Beauty trends

We might only just be getting our winter wardrobes in order and updating our cosmetics collection for the party season, but the hottest beauty trends for spring 2022 have already been revealed on the catwalks at recent fashion weeks. And, from glitter and gloss to the new neon, it seems that new year’s style is set to take on a decidedly ’90s feel.

Celestial makeup applications and artfully styled hair were very much the order of the day, signalling that we’re in for a vibrant and creative S/S – and after 18 months of lockdowns and the ongoing pandemic – 24, by then – it’s set to be just what’s needed to blow away the cobwebs as we move out of winter.

Think electric pigments, bold eye statements, sleek centre parts, and you’ll be on the right track – but our efforts to elevate our beauty levels won’t end there. 

Australian cosmetic surgery and aesthetics experts at Absolute Cosmetics have reported a dramatic surge in the number of people seeking out cosmetic procedures over the past twelve months, and it’s a trend we can expect to see continue in the new year. It’s not just about painting the picture, but creating the perfect canvas, too – and from rejuvenated skin and smoothed out lines to plumped up pouts, it’s all about rolling back those years and achieving radiance.

From aesthetic ‘tweakments’ to show-stopping makeup and hair, these are the aesthetics and beauty trends we can expect to see dominate as we head into 2022.

Lip threading appointments to surge

Lip threading
Lip-threading combined PDO threads and dermal filler to increase volume and define borders to enhance shape

Traditional lip fillers have been experiencing quite the boom over recent years, with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner sparking a huge trend that is still going strong several years later. But gone are the days when dermal fillers and fat transfer were the only options for achieving plumped perfection, and the innovative new ‘lip-threading’ treatment could be about to change the game.

Lip-threading combined PDO threads and dermal filler to increase volume and define borders to enhance shape, and this new and improved offering could be something we’re all queuing up for as we head into the new year.

Skin boosting injections will transform our complexions

Procedure for facial improvements
Powerful hyaluronic acid injections can replenish plumpness and increase volume where it’s needed, without the need for dermal fillers

As lockdowns raged on over the past eighteen months, many of us found ourselves stuck at home with overgrown eyebrows, grown out nails and a stressed out complexion thanks to an excess of stress eating and drinking and a lack of regular facials. As a result, we’re all in pursuit of that next magic tonic that can rejuvenate our complexions and give us that radiance of times gone by – and skin boosting injections could be just the ticket.

Hyaluronic acid is depleted in dehydrated, crepey-looking skin – rendering cells unable to hold sufficient water and seeing collagen levels decline. This loss of skin elasticity is one of the first signs of ageing and can lead to unwanted sagging – but these powerful hyaluronic acid injections can replenish plumpness and increase volume where it’s needed, without the need for dermal fillers.

After the further excesses of the festive season, it could be just the ticket as we head into January, allowing us to start the new year with a fresher and more youthful look.

Glitter will go mainstream in makeup

Glitter makeup
The use of glitter in makeup will continue to be a popular choice in the new year

At Collina Strada during Fashion Week, we saw shine and sparkle taking centre stage as New York Fashion Week got underway, with fairy-esque glitter embellishing the extremities, while at LaQuan, winged eyes in rich jewel shades reigned supreme.

Meanwhile, at Blumarine, it was all about the hair, with sparkling, holographic-style brushed out waves making the ultimate statement.

Ethereal magic, it seems, is set to dominate as we head into spring, and when it comes to glitter just about anything goes. Of course, we’ll be looking for biodegradable products to limit our environmental impact, but it’s a sophisticated trend we don’t want to miss.

’90s centre partings set to rule

Middle hair parting
The middle parting has made a comeback and will continue to be a popular choice in 2022

The middle parting has made something of a comeback in recent years, and as we head into the new year, they’re looking sharper and slicker than ever. Prada’s poker-straight partings were the epitome of chic sophistication and old-school glamour at Fashion Week, with flawless symmetry the order of the day.

Of course, this was a strong look on the catwalks of Paris, exuding classic Parisian charm – but in London and New York, we saw some more wearable, lived-in bobs and midi-cuts that just about anyone could pull off.