After rainbow colors, the latest trend to seize our hair (and our attention!) is glitter roots. The practice of dabbing our eyes, lips or cheekbones with shimmer has been around for quite some time now. However, if Instagram fads are anything to go by, glitter roots may well be the hottest hair trend this year!
Although we've seen gilded hair and sequined roots exclusively at Fashion Weeks in the past, it seems like the fad has finally gone mainstream. Appearing well in time for the holidays, glitter roots have taken social networks by a storm and we for one are certainly seduced to jump on the bandwagon.
What are glitter roots?
Glitter roots, as the name suggests, comprises applying glitter and sparkles on the roots of your hair to and making them glimmer. It's like wearing stars in your hair!
How to get glitter roots?
If you have a stash of leftover glitter or sparkles from last Halloween or birthday party, all you need to do is mix it with a tiny amount of hair gel, part your hair and dab the mixture over the roots of your hair using a toothbrush. Et voilà – you have a sparkly, party-ready hairstyle in seconds!
Another popular alternative is to just sprinkle your roots with sparkles and lend it a playful touch.
It doesn't matter what kind or color of glitter you use – let your creativity run wild and have fun with your hair this holiday season!
On the plus side
Multi-colored glitter looks incredible, helps to hide dirty or grown-out roots and serves as a fabulous hair accessory! So, whether you've missed your salon appointment to get your hair color touched up or are looking for something edgy and fun to sport at a party, glitter roots may be right up your alley. Plus, it's DIY!
On the down side
It takes long shampooing sessions to rinse all the sparkles out of your hair. The glitter may also get sprinkled all over your clothes or your pillowcase. Besides, glitter roots aren't something that you'd want to rock on a daily basis.
Hairstyles that go with glitter roots
Wear your short hair with a deep side part, make Star Wars inspired twin buns (a là Princess Leia) or braid your hair to show off your sparkling roots. Glitter also adds an extra oomph to bold hair colors such as green, purple or blue.
So ladies, channel your inner fashionistas and give this trend a go this holiday season. Trust us, it's worth a try!