Hairstyle Trends

How to Wear Hair Glitter for the Ultimate Sparkly Strands

Hair glitter has become the ultimate hair trend for 2019. There’s just something about sparkly strands that adds a fairy-esque aura to your mane. And if switching up your hair color doesn’t sound too appealing, a bit of glitter is the perfect way to switch things up just enough. Looking to give hair glitter a try? Arm yourself with a hair glitter spray and read on for seven sparkling ideas you can try, from glitter roots to a glitzy ponytail.

HAIR GLITTER IDEA #1: GLITTER ROOTS

You may be familiar with glitter roots thanks to festival season, but they don’t have to be reserved for music festivals and concerts. Rather, consider glitter roots the perfect way to rock hair glitter whenever you see fit. Not to mention, glitter roots are a super chic way to hide gray hair. Mix a hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Extreme Style Gel, with glitter in your color of choice. Then apply it to your roots. A hair coloring brush works great for precise application. Easy, right?

HAIR GLITTER IDEA #2: GLITTER HIGHLIGHTS

One of the most popular hair glitter looks at the moment has to be glitter highlights. To get the look, you’ll want to head to the salon. There, your stylist will attach fine, thin strands of glitter to your actual strands of hair. The shimmering strands will be expertly placed to create a (nearly) natural-looking, sparkly mane that truly shines when it hits the light. Talk about a dimensional ‘do!

HAIR GLITTER IDEA #3: ALL-OVER GLITTER

With the help of a hair glitter spray, you can give yourself an all-over glitter look. Simply mist your glitter hairspray of choice as the final step in your hairstyling routine—whether you choose to add a touch of sparkle to voluminous curls or an intricate braid is up to you.

HAIR GLITTER IDEA #4: GLITTER BUN

Looking for a way to dress up your updo? A glitter bun could be just what you need! First, pull your strands into a neat and tidy ballerina bun. If you struggle with making the perfect bun, give a sock bun a try (here’s How to Create a Sock Bun, for a little help). Then, decide if you’d prefer the outside or inside of your bun to get a glitter makeover. Apply hair gel where you’d like your glitter to go, then sprinkle away! The hair gel will allow chunky glitter pieces to stay put throughout the day and night.

HAIR GLITTER IDEA #5: GLITTER-DIPPED ENDS

Another option? Take a cue from the dip dye hair color trend and give glitter-dipped ends a try. Getting the look is quite simple. Just as with glitter roots and glitter buns, you’ll want to apply a hair gel to the ends of your hair, then add glitter. Do this in small sections to avoid having the hair gel dry and harden before you’ve had the chance to add glitter. For a quicker alternative, use a hair glitter spray to add sparkle to your ends.

HAIR GLITTER IDEA #6: GLITTER OMBRÉ

If you’re feeling really fancy, glitter ombré is a twist on the dipped look that’s also oh-so-pretty! Start your glitter about midway down your length and work your way toward your ends, increasing the amount of glitter as you continue downward. We particularly love this look when paired with platinum or silver hair, as it adds whimsical definition to these nearly-white hues.

HAIR GLITTER IDEA #7: GLITTER PONY

Want to add some glam to your ponytail? First, smooth your strands into a low, mid, or high ponytail, securing with a clear elastic. Then, pack a mixture of hair gel and glitter onto either side of your hair elastic. Complete your glitter pony by giving the length of your ponytail a misting of hair glitter spray. Shine on!

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