5 Ways You Can Give Your Current Hairstyle a 2022 Refresh

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POV: It's 2022, and you're ready for a hairstyle refresh. Clearly, the most common way to give your hair a redo is to cut it, but say you're not fully on board with chopping it off. So what to do? Below, we've rounded up a few other ways you can alternate your hairstyle without having to commit to an entirely new chop and the tools to achieve a semifresh new look.

Color Update

Perhaps you're not ready for a new haircut but you aren't afraid of a new hair color. Whether you're willing to become a brunette, a blonde, or a fiery redhead, the Madison Reed Radiant Hair Color Kit ($30) has everything you need for salon-quality hair color. It guarantees 100 percent gray coverage that's long lasting and cruelty-free. It's also made with feel-good ingredients such as keratin, argan oil, and ginseng-root extract.

Muy Suave

The new Kristin Ess Hair NanoBlack 3-in-1 Flat Iron ($90) will give you the silkiest straight hair in a matter of minutes. It has 1.25-inch ceramic plates that work with Soft Heat Technology and give your strands negative ions that eliminate frizz and lock in moisture. What's more, it has universal voltage so you won't need to buy an adapter next time you're traveling abroad. Oh, and best of all, it automatically shuts off after 30 minutes of nonuse, so you won't spend the day nervously wondering whether you shut it off or not.

Hot Tip: Try the Pureology Smooth Perfection Smoothing Lotion ($30) to protect against heat and flyaways.

'90s Supermodel Effect

Who can forget Cindy Crawford's voluminous '90s hair? And while a blowout is no easy feat (who has the time?), that's all changed with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($400). Thanks to this powerful tool, you don't need to book an appointment at the salon to achieve a sleek, bouncy look. It's a bit of a splurge, but this dryer is unlike others in that it has Intelligent Heat Control, which measures air temperature over 40 times a second and regulates the heat to prevent extreme heat damage. If the thought of a blowout is simply not for you, you can always head over to The Salon at Ulta Beauty, where your hair will get the royal treatment.

Hot Tip: Add volume with the new Living Proof Full Dry Volume & Texture Spray ($32), and follow up with the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Heat/UV Protective Primer ($29) to soften, hydrate, defrizz, and add shine.

Au Naturel

Sometimes a new look is as easy as enhancing your hair's natural texture. Got rizos? Let them flourish with the Pacifica Pineapple Swirl Curl Defining Cream ($12). Natural waves? Then the Living Proof Curl Enhancer ($34) will weightlessly define your strands for a natural, frizz-free hairstyle. If your hair is straight, then add some volume with the Verb Volume Spray ($18). Not only will you feel naturally beautiful, but you'll also have some extra minutes to cuddle with your cat.

Pelo Largo

Want long, luscious hair without the years-long wait? Then opt for hair extensions. The Locks & Mane 18" Clip-in Human Hair Extension ($195) instantly adds great length to your hair with 100 percent human-hair extensions. They can be cut, colored, and heat styled, and you can choose everything from a rich dark chocolate to a sun-kissed brown or lively blond.