5 Instagram Hairstylists Are Bringing Hair Tinsel Back This Holiday Season

A touch of sparkle never hurt anyone. 

Who knew that Christmas ornaments and decorations can double up as cool hair accessory options? We love this hair tinsel trend because it’s a fun way to add highlights to your hair (yup, without the commitment). And what better way to be the life of the party than with great hair that sparkles? Read on to get inspired and learn how you can recreate this dazzling hair tinsel hairstyle. This Insta-favorite is perfect for the holiday season and beyond!

Hair Tinsel: The Instagram Trend of the Holiday Season

We couldn’t be more inspired by the hair tinsel styles these stylists have created. Read on to inspire your own holiday hair look:

1. Mermaid Hair Tinsel

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Photo credit: instagram.com/alanaconanhair

Alana Conan created this beautiful mermaid hair tinsel style by picking up on the already-existing purple highlights and adding coordinating tinsel. These colors catch the light with a beautiful glisten and add a touch of holiday glam to any look.

2. Golden Hues

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Photo credit: instagram.com/lovemeknot_

Emma May is a London-based stylist offering seasonal vibes in the form of hair tinsel. These gold and purple hues are an easy way to add some shimmer to your holiday look without committing to any hair damage.

3. Silver Strands

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Photo credit: instagram.com/rainbowbritesandhighlights

See Andrea Sacre for some easy silver sparkle that will add a touch of glam to any holiday hairstyle. These subtle silver strands add some glimmer to strands of any color.

4. Technicolored

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Photo credit: instagram.com/amandarosepaintsheads

AmandaRose Marra is taking her expert hair coloring techniques to another level by infusing styles with hair tinsel, too! This technicolor blend of colors is a fun way to start celebrating early.

5. Rose Gold

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Photo credit: instagram.com/laurendirenzo_hair

Lauren Direnzo is the answer to a chic, understated, slight sparkly holiday hairstyle. This rose gold hue is perfectly complemented by some subtle shimmer in the form of a touch of hair tinsel.

Hair Tinsel 101

Are you inspired to try this look this holiday season? Read on to learn how to create the look yourself.

Step 1: Wash and straighten hair.

For this hairstyle, you want to have sleek straight hair to serve as the base for your hair tinsel. Begin by washing your hair with Suave Cactus Flower Shine Shampoo and Conditioner.

Step 2: Part hair.

Part your hair in the direction you want it to fall. Our favorite hair parting of the moment is the deep side part. Try it out to add a sultry feel to your style.

Step 3: Apply hairspray.

Liberally spray your hair with a finishing spray like Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to seal your hairstyle. Applying hairspray will also help your hair tinsel stay in place.

Step 4: Add tinsel.

Take strands of tinsel and loop them around the roots of your hair. To do this, you can simply make a knot with the tinsel as close to your scalp as possible. Ed’s tip: Pull your knot tight, but not too tight, as you want to be able to slide it off when it’s time to remove it.

Are you thinking about trying out this trend this holiday season? Be sure to tag us over @AllThingsHairUS with the results!


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