The Trending Snatched Bun Hairstyle Is Here to Stay

Published 17th Jul 2023 by Chlo Weldon

It may be difficult to keep up with the many hair trends such as the Bubble Bob, Gemini Hair, and The Wixie, circulating TikTok and Instagram day to day, but there’s one trend which seems to be popping up regularly – the snatched bun. And while this look is nothing new, we’re witnessing more sleekness, added shine, and definitely a beyond ‘snatched’ finish. Here’s everything you need to know to recreate the snatched bun look for your clients.

“The snatched bun is a classic staple for any season, but there is a huge trend at the moment in fashion in relation to ballet and this hairstyle ties with this nicely,” Amelia Evans, HARE & BONE Art Team Member tells us. Likewise, Jonathan Andrew, Fudge Professional Global Brand Ambassador says: “I think heading into autumn, the look will only grow in popularity, especially with the ‘clean girl aesthetic’ trend not showing any signs of slowing down. And with the growing popularity of celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Sofia Richie who often sport the look, the snatched bun will only continue to become popular.”

But what is the best technique to achieve this look on your clients? “Begin separating the back and the front by sectioning from ear to ear over the crown. This is to create a ponytail as your starting point,” says Amelia. “Start with your back section and add mousse to the roots. Section by section, blow dry the mousse in the direction of where you want the bun to sit.

“Using a dressing brush, brush in the direction of the crown and grab it with your hand. Once you’re happy with the smoothness of the roots, tie with elastic. Then repeat this same process for the front section and tie the elastic all around the hair to create a ponytail.

“Finally, twist the hair in a clockwise direction until it starts to twist itself in, then secure it with French pins around the edges. Finish with hairspray for a smooth effect.”

Clients may think that they need longer length hair to achieve this look, but the snatched bun technique works well on all hair lengths, but "shorter hair needs a different positioning on the head – lower in the nape,” says Amelia. Moreover, Jonathan advises: “Make sure any smaller strands of hair which haven’t made it up into the ponytail are slicked down to make sure you achieve that snatched look.”

What’s more, the snatched bun suits all clients due to its versatility. But it’s the products and positioning that are crucial for suitability. “Leaving edges softer is better for clients with soft, straight hair, and clients with hair textures such as wavy and curly hair would need more control with strong products such as gel or an extra-strength hairspray,” Amelia adds.

We can't wait to see clients showing off their salon snatched looks this year!

Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 17th Jul 2023

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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