10 trending winter hairstyles you need to try this season

A rundown of the hottest winter 2018 hair trends, plus how to style them.

The clocks have gone back, the summer heatwave is a distant memory and we’re ready to transition our hair into the new season with some fresh winter hairstyles.

In the same way that you’d invest in a few new pieces for your winter wardrobe, the changing season is the perfect opportunity to rethink your winter hair – and maybe even try out that celeb style you’ve been loving. Ahead, 10 of the biggest winter 2018 hair trends, including some of the most-talked about styles of the moment.

Winter hairstyles 2018: Close-up shot of Bella Hadid with '90s style layered hair and a choppy fringe
If anyone could persuade us to get a fringe, it’s Bella. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. ’90s haircuts

If you loved the ’90s, you’ll love them even more this time around – especially now that Bella Hadid has shown her approval with this recent red carpet look.

Take your winter hair back to the ’90s with face-framing layers, a choppy fringe and rich chocolate brown hues.

Read next: Check out more layered haircut inspiration here

Winter hairstyles 2018: Blake Lively with her dark blonde hair in a textured side braid, wearing a black blazer and sheer black high neck top
Blake Lively is our constant source of braid inspiration. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Winter braids

We’re taking our winter 2018 hair trends inspiration from Blake Lively and this boho side braid she wore for the A Simple Favour premiere.

Braids are a low-maintenance cool girl style and with so many styles to try, you’ll have more than enough inspiration to see you through ’til spring.

Editor’s tip: Messy braids are in, but if you struggle with braiding the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm gives structure and texture while still looking natural.

Winter hairstyles 2018: Amandla Stenberg on the red carpet with golden brown bob box braids, wearing a low-cut black dress
Look to Amandla for your winter braids inspiration. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Bob box braids

Box braids are go-to winter hairstyles for curly girls and there’s no contesting their tress-protecting benefits.

Amandla Stenberg‘s bob braids feel chic and current, while the golden-brown hue adds a warmth to her winter style.

Next read: 14 winter hairstyles for natural hair

Winter hairstyles 2018: Vanessa Hudgens at the 2018 AMAs with a sleek shiny bob with a side parting, wearing a soft pink silky cami dress
Bob goals. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Glass hair

Instagram’s glass hair trend has taken shiny A-list bobs and turned them into one of the hottest winter hair trends of 2018. There’s only one rule here: the shinier the better!

Editor’s tip: Luckily, you don’t need a glam squad to get in on the glass hair trend. A few pumps of the TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum through your ends (avoid your roots, you don’t want it to look greasy!) gives hair a mirror shine and smooths down flyaways.

Winter hairstyles 2018: Out and about shot of Gigi Hadid with her dirty blonde hair in a ponytail with Bardot style wispy fringe, wearing a white two-piece suit
Gigi has that off-duty supermodel look down. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Wispy faux fringe

Want winter hairstyles that work for every day? Take Gigi’s lead by sectioning the front of your hair off before tying the back into a ponytail for ’60s bombshell Bardot vibes.

Next read: Discover Brigitte Bardot’s most iconic hairstyles

Winter hairstyles 2018: Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) with a wispy updo with a side swooping fringe
This sultry updo screams date night style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Sexy updos

You don’t need to be an updo pro to appreciate J-Lo’s sultry AMA‘s updo. And the best part is it’s perfect for the upcoming Christmas festivities!

In contrast to some of the more slicked-back looks we’ve seen, this style is all about the texture, so either let your natural texture shine through or fake it ’til you make it by adding in some curls.

Winter hairstyles 2018: Back view of a brunette street styler with a long low ponytail tied with a blue and red patterned hair scarf
Hair scarves add an instant cool factor to any outfit. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Hair scarves

Hair accessories are the easiest way to change up your winter hair and hair scarves are without a doubt the biggest (and most Instagrammable) hair trends for winter 2018.

Whether worn tied around a ponytail or woven through braids, they instantly make any style look more pulled together.

Winter hairstyles 2018: Lily Collins with long straight brown hair looking over her shoulder, wearing a green dress
Can we talk about how shiny Lily Collins’ hair is please? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Ultra straight hair

Another ’90s trend making its way back into the mainstream? Poker straight strands.

The key to mastering ultra straight hair without it looking flat and lifeless? Lily Collins showed us exactly how it’s done, wearing her glossy straightened strands in a deep side part, giving the illusion of luscious long locks.

Editor’s tip: Straightening addict? Limit heat damage by always using a heat protectant, like the TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray before reaching for the styling tools. This one is great for recreating Lily’s style, as it also doubles as a shine spray!

Read more: How to straighten hair for a salon sleek finish at home

Winter hairstyles 2018: Lady Gaga with platinum blonde hair in a top knot with long split bangs
How good does Gaga look with bangs?! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Top knots

Tinkerbell meets Fendi SS19 this season with the rise of the top knot. Wear yours with grown-out bangs like Gaga for a soft, casual take on this runway favourite.

Winter hairstyles 2018: Olivia Culpo with her dark chocolate hair in a glamorous wrapped high ponytail, wearing a metallic mesh cut-out dress
Take your ponytail next level. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

10. Glam ponies

With Christmas and NYE on the horizon, it’s probably time to start planning your winter hair inspiration for party season.

Proving the ponytail‘s party credentials, we’ll be channeling Olivia Culpo‘s swishy wrapped pony at the office party – it’s the perfect quick-fix desk-to-dancefloor style.