How to get festival-perfect glitter roots in 4 easy steps

All Things Hair | 12 July 2018

Glitter roots because there’s no such thing as too much glitz.

Ready to take your festival game up a sparkly notch? Then we suggest you try glitter roots: the hair trend that’s been taking the social media by storm. Yep, festival-goers and celebs alike have been seen sporting this sparkly hairstyle. And, if they can pull it off, so can you!

The way you style your hair and glitter roots is completely up to you, so go as bold or as subtle as you like, plus, you can opt for any colour under the sun (and trust us, there’s loads).

Ready to give glitter hair or roots a go? Just keep reading below for our step-by-step guide on how to get the look.

How to do glitter roots


VO5 Galactic Gold Hair Glitter

What you’ll need:

Step 1

To master how to do glitter roots, start with clean hair which has been brushed through to remove any knots and tangles. Then, neatly part your hair into either a centre or side parting — whichever you prefer.

Step 2

Take some glitter and carefully sprinkle it all over your parting. Note that this step can get messy, so we recommend applying the glitter over a sink or old towel.

After you’ve sprinkled some over your hair, use your fingers or a damp brush to gently pat the glitter near your parting. Depending on the look you’re after, you can add as much or as little glitter as you like.

Step 3

For added va-va-voom, sprinkle some thicker specs of glitter on top of your hair to create your glitter roots. This second layer of glitter can be a complementary or contrasting colour to the glitter underneath, or it can be shaped glitter specs, like stars or hearts.

VO5 Silver Stardust Hair Glitter

If you’re after a colour that matches everything, opt for an iridescent silver, like the VO5 Silver Stardust Hair Glitter.

VO5 Fixing Spray For Glitter

Step 4

Set your glitter roots in place by spritzing your mane with some VO5 Fixing Spray For Glitter. This fine spray works to fix glitter to the hair, helping you keep your style in place throughout the day.

The best part? It won’t leave any sticky residue.

Editor’s tip: To apply it, spray short, even bursts over areas of the hair where glitter has been applied.

glitter roots how to: back shot of woman with glitter roots in her dark chocolate brown hair, fashioned into boxer braids and decorated with silver blue glitter roots, wearing a leopard print festival outfit
After trying glitter roots out, you’ll want to rock them all the time! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 5

And there you have it: double-tap worthy strands that’ll shine while your rocking out at your favourite festivals.

Editor’s tip: If you don’t mind going all out, why not opt for matching glitter eyeshadow, too?



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