Hair Styling | Hairstyle Trends 2018

The braided bun: The hot updo of 2018

If you want to be on-trend in 2018, you’ll want to wear a braided bun. This mix of classic top knot and elegant braid is going to be the must-wear style among trendsetters. Discover why this trendy updo is so hot right now, and follow our guide to recreate it

The year 2018 will once again see a number of updos dominating as top hair trends. One trend has already been firmly established: The braided bun. What makes it so popular? First of all, it combines two evergreen hairstyle favorites: The ever-cool high bun, and the ever-romantic braid. What’s more, it’s a pretty easy look to achieve – and fast! Finally, this hybrid of a bun and a braid can do no wrong on any occasion, at any time of day. It’s an ideal hairstyle to transform your hair into an eye-catching look.

Your how-to guide: Achieve the hottest updo of 2018


The crowning glory of a glamorous outfit: The braided bun!

Want to be one of the first to wear this popular style? Perfect: Let’s get braiding! All you’ll need for this style is five minutes, a couple of hair ties, hairpins and hairspray. Ready? Here come the instructions for this trendy braid-bun:

  1. Gather your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head, secure with a hair tie. 
  2. Braid the ponytail to the ends and secure with a hair tie. Tip: For more volume, gently pluck the braid width-wise to loosen it up a little.
  3. Wrap the braid loosely around the hair tie at the base of the ponytail, and fix the end of the braid to the bun with hairpins.
  4. If you prefer the trendy messy look, loosen a few strands. Finish with hair spray – and that’s it. You’re now sporting the most stylish updo of the year!