How to Apply Hair Tinsel in 4 Easy Steps (2019 Edition)

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 learn how you can recreate this dazzling hair tinsel hairstyle. This Insta-favorite is perfect for the holiday season and beyond!

hair tinsel tutorial
Major disco hair vibes. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

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 Professionals Sleek Shampoo and condition with Suave Professionals Sleek ConditionerAfter rinsing out your conditioner, apply Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner to protect hair before heat-styling. Blow-dry, then straighten your hair with a flat iron.

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 hair tinsel 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.