When you see a significant glute transformation, you'll often find the owner of those glutes has said that it's taken them 2/3 or so years, sometimes even 4 or 5 years to really see a significant change in the size and density of their glutes.
Thanks to Glute Guy @bretcontreras1, one of the most effective glute exercises, the hip thrust is now common place in most gyms around the world. But when I think back to when I first started training glutes properly about 4 years ago, it was embarrassing to perform this thrusting movement in the gym. Most people had no idea what I was trying to do and thought I was trying to train my lower back and might injure myself!
But we now have so much knowledge on glute training, that you'll find the hip thrust and many other awesome glute exercises in most females gym programs. (If you don't have the thrust in your program, ask your trainer, are you even a trainer? Sorry joking 🤣 but seriously send them over to Bret's page for a little look).
I find the glutes the single most fascinating body part, because, how cute do bubble butts look, but also because there are SOOO many different ways of training glutes. I have over 100 glute exercises/variations that i implement into my programs and I'm always finding new ways to tweak an exercise or a new combo.
So we have so much info and so many exercises, why then do so many people say "Help, I can't build my glutes"? So lets say you are doing all the right things and are using enough volume, variety, different rep ranges, heavy, medium & light work, have good glute activation, are getting stronger, doing different angles, not starving yourself etc. The reason I find most common, is that they haven't given it long enough!
As a VERY generalised timeline (because we are all so different), you'll feel changes before you see them, you'll think, OOH PEACHY, at 6 months of consistent training (but maybe less), and it will keep improving, but you likely wont see BIG changes for a good 2/3 years or more (again some may be less). And that real muscle density aka buns of steel takes even longer!
So my point is, patience is essential and you have to be consistent and dedicated 🍑