From Rainbows To Sparkles… What Are The Top Pride Hair Trends For 2022?

From Rainbows To Sparkles… What Are The Top Pride Hair Trends For 2022?

June is Pride month, when members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies march for equality and justice. Bold, bright and beautiful, Pride celebrations are known around the world for their flamboyant and colorful way of delivering messages of inclusivity, love and acceptance.

When it comes to self-expression, many of those attending Pride events have plenty to say, particularly when it comes to clothes and hair. According to All Things Hair, 71% of people believe that their hairstyle plays a big role in the self-expression and identity. With that in mind, let’s run through some of the top Pride hair trends for 2022.


Let’s start with the obvious: rainbows. First designed by openly gay artist and drag queen Gilbert Baker back in 1978, the rainbow flag has become synonymous with the LGBTQ+ community around the world.

One result of this is that rainbow hairdos abound at Pride marches. From full head rainbows to rainbow roots and rainbow tips, these colorful dos come in all shapes and sizes. This year, rainbow braids are a big trend, as are rainbow bangs.


If you’re heading out to a Pride event this year, get ready to sparkle. Hair glitter is in in a big way. Whether you’re going for glittery roots, sparkly braids or a full-on head of glitter for maximum impact, 2022 is the time to shine!

Glitter hair sprays and gels are affordable and easy to apply, so you can have fun with your sparkly style, even on a budget – something well worth remembering with the cost of living around the world rocketing this year.


If you don’t want to colour your hair or fill it with glitter, don’t fret. Pride 2022 is all about accessories as well. Rainbow clips, flower crowns, ribbons, rainbow extensions and more will all be on display at this year’s marches, so have some fun selecting the accessories that best suit both your outfit and your personality.

Pixie Cuts

The final style we wanted to flag up for Pride this year is the pixie cut. Not only can a pixie cut accentuate your natural beauty, it’s also perfect for ensuring your jewelry stands out – along with this year’s must-have Pride fashion accessory, the rainbow face mask.

If you’re going for a pixie cut for Pride month, don’t forget to have some fun with the color. Bleach blonde, pastel pink, blue, purple… the color you choose can say a lot about you. If you’re planning a mermaid or rainbow pixie cut, it might be best to put yourself in the hands of your local salon to pull off the perfect look.

However you choose to wear your hair, remember to nurture it too. Regular nourishing hair masks and frequent trims will keep your tresses looking fabulous before and after Pride, as well as during. And the healthier your hair is, the more forgiving it will be when it comes to coloring and styling it for Pride.

Ishat Narain