Glitzy glitter undercuts are this year’s standout festival hair trend

When in doubt, just add glitter!  

For the last couple of years, glitter roots have reigned supreme as the festival hair look to try – but we’ve got a feeling that might all be about to change. Search #glitterundercuts on Instagram and you’ll see a colourful array of intricate, bedazzled designs that put the classic flower crowns and braids to shame!

Thanks to stars like Miley Cyrus and Cassie, edgy shaved hairstyles for women have been popular for a while now. However, these aren’t just any old undercuts – oh no! Featuring funky geometric and floral designs, they’re topped off with gems and glitter to create a pretty spectacular final look. This is one jazzy trend you can’t afford to miss…

Glitter undercuts: Coming soon to a festival near you!


woman with pink hair and glitter flower undercut
Glitter undercuts are the perfect way to glitz up a standard braid! Credit:

Flower power

With Glastonbury, Download and Secret Garden Party just around the corner, this trend couldn’t have come at a better time! And even though plaits are a practical festival favourite, a glittery floral undercut (like the stunning example above) will surely help your braided ‘do stand out from the crowd.

Want to let your creative flag fly? Then bring out your inner artist and use different colours and sizes of glitter for a truly unique look. Credit: @gitty_und_goeff

woman with blue hair and glitter undercut
There’s no such thing as too much glitter. Credit:

Galactic glitter

Thanks to the awe-inspiring geode hair trend, the beauty world has seen a huge spike in popularity for deep blue and purple hair hues. Tick off 2 trends in one by matching your glitter to your hair colour for a coordinated look, or mix and match for an out of this world style! Credit: @eyebagzz

woman with brunette hair and a glittery mermaid shaped undercut
Mermaid hair, don’t care! Credit:

Mermaid vibes

There’s no better time than a festival to get experimental with your locks. If you’re afraid to commit to anything too drastic, this magical mermaid scale design could be just what you’re looking for. Perfect for nights out, it can be easily hidden by your natural hair once you get back to reality. Your boss will never know! Credit: @src_2100

woman with pastel hair and a glittery undercut
Neon brights or pretty pastels? You decide! Credit:

Pastel dreams

Neon hair may be the look du jour, but we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for muted pastel colours. We love the way this Instagrammer has glammed up her candyfloss pink and lilac design with a touch of silver glitter, making for a fairy dust effect. Credit: @meshcutshair

To get the look yourself, first wrap a towel around your shoulders to prevent the glitter from going everywhere. Then spray your undercut with a strong hold hairspray, like the VO5 Extra Hold Hairsprayso that it’s tacky to the touch.

Then use a small makeup brush to gently press the glitter into your chosen design, before locking it in place with a final spritz of hairspray. Et voila, you’re ready to debut your sparkly style to the world!


Think these ultra glam glitter undercuts are the stuff of festival hair dreams but working with natural, coily strands? Sounds like you need check out these fabulous floral afro hairstyles ASAP, to get your mane ready for whatever gig comes your way!

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