#TrialATrend: Glitter Roots

Instagram's most festival-worthy hair trend


Despite my best efforts (multiple tabs open, several devices on the go, insatiable hope) I didn't manage to bag myself an elusive Glastonbury ticket. But that doesn't mean I should wait until my next festival to try the most talked about, Instagram-hyped hair craze of the summer. I'm talking, of course, about glitter roots. 

Rather than sprinkling glitter in wild abandon in a tent, sans mirror and aided by booze, I'm in the #ELLEFashionCupboard, testing out this look for our #TrialATrend column.  Here goes…


How: It's actually ridiculously easy to do, particularly if you're after a haphazard result, which I am. I brush my hair into a middle parting, spray a little hairspray over the root section and sprinkle on Topshop Hair Glitter – a chunkier shape than your average stuff, with a special coated film to help it stay in your hair until you wash it, apparently. Note: It will fall down past the roots and this is ok. Go with it.  


Verdict: Why have I never tried this before? So simple: So effective: Such a good way to hide my grown-out roots. I've found my hairstyle spirit animal.

Ok, granted, I'm not going to start wearing this on the regular in the office or when nipping to Tesco's (although that does sound fun), but I'm already planning a festival schedule in my mind so I can do it again. The Instagram opportunities are endless. 

Warning: You will find glitter in random places for days to come. It will be worth it.

Here's some more Instagram inspiration to whet your #GlitterRoot appetite. 

#FunBuns + #GlitterRoots = #CoachellaBella 😍✨😍✨😍 #BeautyCoachELLA 📸: @madimarie

A photo posted by Riawna Capri (@riawnacapri) on

Festival Hairspo ✨💃🏼 obsessed. #glitterroots

A photo posted by Teami™ Blends (@teamiblends) on


Festival hair 🌸🌸🌸#freelancehairandmakeup #festivalhair #glitterroots #spacebuns #funbuns #parklife #coachella #crazyhair

A photo posted by Makeup By Kirstie (@makeupbykirstie) on

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