Glass Hair Is The Instagram Trend That's Going Nowhere

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Apr 3 2019 / 15:16 PM

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Glass Hair Is The Instagram Trend That's Going Nowhere
Karen Wazen, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian are all fans of the trend

While we’ve watched many a major celebrity in Hollywood chop off their hair into a bob over the last six months, we are now witnessing the birth of a very new trend: glass hair.

What’s glass hair?

A sharp haircut that’s styled to smooth, polished, shiny perfection. Essentially hair that looks like it was cut from glass, as was originally reported by Refinery29. Glass hair - which BAZAAR was taught first hand how to achieve, thanks to Pastels Salon hair stylist Jordan Robertson - has been slowly rippling through the A-list world all season, though we’ve all been too distracted by the barrage of celebrity bobs to notice their accompanying glass-like texture.

The history

First came Kim Kardashian’s blunt-cut bob, which looked as sleek and shiny as a polished marble, and then came Ashley Graham and Karen Wazen's blunt lob, which—you guessed it—was as smooth and reflective as a sheet of ice. If the whole trend sounds high-maintenance and hard to achieve at home, you’d be correct. Because humidity is the natural enemy of glass hair.

Of course, none of these celebrities were born with naturally smooth, glass-like hair. Instead, their ultra-reflective styles are the result of a ton of hair products, and probably never stepping foot outside. Which means that yes, even you can cash in on the trend at home.

The how-to

“For me, getting an intense shine was [a] really important part of our look,” wrote celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton on a photo of Kardashian’s new glass bob.

To get the shine, Appleton blow-dried Kim Kardashian’s hair with Color Wow Dream Coat Spray (note: He’s a spokesperson for the brand, though we've used this spray before and it really does add shine and lock out frizz), before polishing off the style by rubbing a few drops of shine serum over the mid-lengths to ends of her hair (try O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum for fine hair or Kérastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum for thick or curly hair). The result: Smooth, reflective, glossy hair.

We're not going to say this trend will be the easiest to recreate at home (you’ve got to commit to a blunt-cut bob or lob, first), but if you want a new look, grab some shine spray, your round brush, and get glassing.

The Inspiration

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BAZAAR learns how to master the glass hair trend