Everything to Know About Glass Hair, the Trend Taking Over Instagram

Move over dewy skin—this shiny trend is about to take over your Instagram feed: glass hair.

Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid have jumped on the bandwagon and now you can, too. Keep reading for everything you need to know about this silky new 'do!

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What in the World Is Glass Hair?

Glass hair is the hottest trend to reach our manes since the velvet scrunchie. The style involves a super sharp bob with a finish that can mimic your mother's cleanest window. The ultra shiny hairstyle can be expertly achieved with a mixture of products that create hold while offering shine.


Where Did This Trend Come From?

'90s babies can attest to the popularity of shiny, albeit crunchy, hair a few years ago. The trend morphed in current years and it now offers a more soft and touchable finish, but with the same Windex quality.

How Can I Get in on It?

Mimicking your favorite stars' glass hair is easy. First, you start with a sharp lob haircut. If you don't want to fully commit to the trend, you can try straightening your hair and tucking it inward while holding it in place with bobby pins. This trick can help disguise length and give the illusion of a short cut. Then, after drying hair with a round brush, run a hair straightener from roots to tips. Finally, apply a shiny pomade or old school hair gel to seal the deal.

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Where Have I Seen It Before?

Unless you live under a rock, or in a remote island with no Wifi (how are you reading this btw?!), you've seen this trend rapidly consume your feed. Some of the biggest stars have rocked the look. From Kim K., to  Dua Lipa, shiny hair seems here to stay. Bella recently paired her reflective bob with an electric yellow suit and Lucy Hale opted to rock hers on Instagram.

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