Freshen your ‘do with the hottest hair trends of 2018

From bouncy curls to beautiful blondes and high ponytails, it’s all about your hair in 2018.

Bouncy Blowout

The voluminous blowout is back in a big way.

Popularised by iconic ’90s characters such as Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone in Clueless) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston in Friends), the hairstyle is bouncy, sleek and characterised by the hair ends curling in, polishing off the look.

To achieve the style, you’ll want to:

  1. Blow-dry your hair section by section using a ceramic vented round brush. To create volume, dry away from the direction you want it to sit.
  2. As you approach the top layer, part your hair in the opposite side to where you want it to sit. This will give it a more lifted, windswept appearance at the crown for an oh-so-‘90s finish.
  3. If you’re prone to frizz, apply a smoothing crème or oil for added shine. To set the look, apply a medium hold hairspray.
  4. If your hair is prone to flatness, you can achieve the same look with old school hot rollers.

Platinum Blonde

Last year it was all about cool toned, silver hair. This year’s shade to watch is classic platinum blonde.

To avoid looking too washed out; the hair shade is often paired with dark brows and roots to add some depth, as recently sported by celebs Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez.


High Pony

They don’t call it the Croydon facelift for nothing. Unlike your standard hairstyle, a high pony gives a natural lift to the face. As well as being highly flattering, it is easy to recreate at home.

To achieve the style, you’ll want to:

  1. Align the ponytail with your cheekbones for the most flattering look.
  2. To ensure a smooth finish, brush the pony into shape with a fine bristled brush.
  3. Smooth out any loose baby hairs and kinks with a light spray of hairspray or matte pomade.
  4. Backcomb the lower layers of the pony for extra volume. Add extra elastic to further secure the pony.


Yes, you read that right. The hair accessory that none of us knew we missed will have a strong revival this year, in all its ruffled glory.

If it’s good enough for models at Mansur Gavriel’s SS18 show, then it’s good enough for us.

Written by Charlotte Brundrett