2 Easy (and Mess-Free) Ways to Try the Glitter Hair Trend

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When British brand Ashish sent its Spring 2016 models down the runway with rainbow confetti sprinkled in their hair, onlookers were dazzled by their magical dos. The eye-popping trend has since caught on with celebrities: Kendall Jenner was just spotted at Coachella with ’90s-inspired pigtail buns paired with lightly dusted glitter roots.


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According to Hollywood beauty expert and Nine Zero One salon co-owner Riawna Capri, whose clients include Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence and Miley Cyrus, sparkly strands can easily be pulled off IRL, but how much you apply depends on the occasion.

“Adding glitter to your hair for a wedding should be very minimal on a high bun or braids,” she tells PEOPLE. “Festivals can be more heavy-handed, and using many different colors is appropriate.”

Trying the trend on your own mane sounds like a DIY nightmare, right? Not so fast. We test-drove two mess-free products that are sure to fulfill all your #glitterhairgoals — extreme or subtle — in a matter of seconds. Plus, this style helps mask any outgrown roots — meaning you can spend less time at the hair salon and more time outdoors this summer.

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Urban Outfitters

1. For maximum shine, try L.A.-based celeb colorist Danny Moon’s Major Moonshine, a sparkly gel that comes in four hues ranging from classic gold to punchy aqua. Apply the color (or several colors) directly onto dry hair or roots for a bold, Insta-worthy look for festivals and beyond.

Buy It! Major Moonshine Hair glitter $28; urbanoutfitters.com

Free People

Free People

2. Free People’s answer to commitment-free rainbow hair has been given a glitzy update. This easy-to-use glitter hair stick will glisten up your strands with one simple stroke. Thanks to its coconut and lavender essential oil-based formula, the pigment will nourish — not damage — your locks and give your do an understated sheen you’ll want for weddings or a night out.

Buy It! Free People glitter hair sticks, $10; freepeople.com

Are you ready to add a shimmery touch to your hairline? Sound off below!

-Nicole Zane

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