2022 Barbershop Trends - Diesel Barbershop

A new year brings along fresh ideas for men’s hairstyles. As we are kicking off 2022 at Diesel Barbershop, we already see a shift in the must-have haircuts. We met up with the team at Diesel Barbershop Lakeway, just outside Austin, TX, to see what popular hair trends are popping up in their shop. 

The barbers shared that on the rise are shags, mullets, ‘90s curtain hairstyles, and a mix of the extremes – long or super short hair. 

From daring cuts to bold colors and all sorts of lengths and styles, men are embracing their wild side. Inspired by 90s era fashion, Diesel Barbershop is delivering sweet nostalgia.

Let’s look at a few of the more popular requests coming into Diesel Barbershop Lakeway.


No barbershop trending list of 2022 would be complete without one of the most iconic men’s hairstyles of the ’80s, the mullet. This look is all about business in the front, party in the back!

The barbers at Diesel Barbershop Lakeway say If you find yourself on the more wild side and you like experimenting with new haircuts, then this is for you. For a more refined take on this classic hairstyle, ask for a mullet with a low fade on the sides.

Buzz Cut

Buzz cuts come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. At Diesel Barbershop Lakeway they see guys going for a buzz fade, short on the top and a tight fade on the sides.

Our barbers feel buzz cuts are a great choice if you have thinning hair and you want a no-fuss haircut that requires minimal upkeep. One of our barber’s recommendations is to grow a little bit of stubble on your face to balance out the short haircut.

Bro Flow 

At Diesel Barbershop Lakeway, the bro flow is gaining popularity, as it injects a new attitude into men’s hair. It is suitable for men with thick, medium-length hair who want a low-maintenance hairstyle.

For those not familiar with the term bro flow it is a medium to long length hairstyle which is allowed to take its natural shape without too much interference. Many men choose to brush it back, away from their eyes, but it’s an easy-going style that can be worn however you like.

The barbers at Diesel Barbershop Austin, feel this hairstyle gives a relaxed and rugged vibe; the classic bro flow tends to feature waves that curl back off the face and neck. If your natural hair is a bit wavy, this haircut will look great on you!

Rudolph Valentino 

The Lakeway barbers say if you are looking for a neat and polished style, this haircut is for you. Coming from the 1920s, this hairstyle is as trendy today as it was back then. The name comes from the Italian-American actor Rudolph Valentino, who kept his hair back, tight and ultra-glossy, whipped up into a perfect side parting. 

The team at Diesel Barbershop Lakeway says if you want a modern take on this hairstyle, go with a shorter cut paired with a side or middle part. For our strong-featured men, the barbers at Diesel Barbershop feel this is the cut for you.


Diesel Barbershop Lakeway feels the men’s shag hairstyle will be huge in 2022. Coming in different variations, from short, long, layered, or tousled, with bangs, waves, curls, or sideburns.

This haircut got its claim to fame thanks to rockers like David Bowe in the ’70s. The Diesel Barbershop Lakeway barbers say this hairstyle gives off an effortlessly cool retro feel.

The shag can be shorter, but typically reach the shoulders with lots of layers. It’s ideal for men with wavy or curly hair, as the layers create a flattering shape and add movement.

The team at Diesel Barbershop Lakeway feels a common theme to the trendy 2022 styles is bringing back the classics with a modern twist. The barbers look forward to seeing how everyone takes these styles and makes them their own.