Festival trends come and go, and along with tribal print, Hunter wellies and fringed everything, we had banished glitter roots to the sartorial scrap heap.

The look was touted as being the ultimate cover up for grown out or oily roots this summer and was spotted on the likes of Kendall Jenner and Miley Cyrus's roots sparkling in the sunshine at the US's biggest festivals.

Irish girls were quick to pick up on the trend, and while we may not have gotten quite the same weather as Coachella, the masses adopted the sparkly hair look at Electric Picnic, Longitude and Forbidden Fruit.


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This time around, the glitter hair trend has had a sleek and chic makeover, and is the ultimate statement hair look to be paired with a festive frock rather than a three day camping ticket. 

While attempting this Christmas trend may feel like a bit of an arts and crafts project, your party season style credentials will thank you.

All you need is a strong hair gel, a pot of glitter in your favourite sparkling shade and some hair spray.


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We also advise putting down some newspaper or you'll be picking glitter out of your carpets for weeks. The again, you could just say that it's part of your festive interior decor if you don't want to get the Dyson out.

Simply style your hair in your desired part, brush the gel on with a wide toothed comb and apply the glitter as liberally as you like, finishing with a spritz of your favourite hair spray for some extra hold.

The finished look is a sparkly, eye-catching do' that will wash out faster than your holiday spirit induced hangover. You can thank us later.


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