Tinsel hair: The latest crazy trend sweeping Instagram

Arianna | 29 November 2016
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‘Tis the season, after all!

Since Christmas is just around the corner, it seems perfectly fitting that we’ve stumbled across a very festive hair trend on Instagram. It shimmers, it shines, and it’s all about tinsel – yep, we told you it was festive! The tinsel hair trend (as we like to call it) has become quite a hit among beauty bloggers, many of whom have taken to the social media to showcase their take on the xmas-inspired craze.

So, if you want a look that’s got more bang than a Christmas cracker, then this is definitely the trend for you. Simply read on to get clued up about tinsel hair, and prepare to let the good times roll!

The shimmering tinsel hair trend

 

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Tinsel hair trend. Credit: Instagram.com/tashaleelyn

Tinsel hair may sound like a look Santa’s elves would rock, but it has taken the Instagram world by storm, and involves tying strands of loose tinsel into your hair to mimic the effect usually achieved with metallic highlights. Basically, it’s a simple way to add a bit of bling to your mane, without committing to dyeing your locks! Credit: @tashaleelyn

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Tinsel hair trend. Credit: Instagram.com/mrtndamex

Typically, the tinsel strands are tied to the roots and hidden under a layer of hair, so they work in a similar way to that of peekaboo highlights. However, if you’re not one to shy away from a bright new ‘do, you’ll be pleased to know, that they can also be woven into braids and plaits, as well as a wealth of other styles!

But that’s not all, this tinsel trend also works a charm for all hair colours, from pastel hues to dark brunettes, and our personal favourite, icy blondesCredit: @mrtndamex

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Tinsel hair trend. Credit: Instagram.com/tashaleelyn

The great thing about this decorative ‘do, is that it’s a pretty versatile hair accessory: you can get a polished look by wearing tinsel with super sleek, straight hairor work a messy texture for a more undone vibe.

And, depending on how festive you want your mane to look, you can opt to include as many (or as few) tinsel strands into your hairstyle as you want – so don’t think it’s always about making a huge statement! Credit: @tashaleelyn

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Tinsel hair trend. Credit: Instagram.com/msbernadetteb

But the reason this shimmering winter hair trend has stolen our hearts so, is that it’s super affordable to pull off. Simply stock up on some loose tinsel strands from your local supermarket, cut them to the length of your hair, and dazzle at all your Christmas festivities! Credit: @msbernadetteb

 

If you prefer to go all out with your hair styles, and love a wacky and wonderful mane craze as much as we do, then you’ll want to check out this Phoenix hair trend! Trust us, it’s a surefire way to give your ‘do a blazing finish.

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