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Glitter Roots 101

Glitter Roots 101

Part of the fun of raves/festivals is dressing up from head to toe - literally! A relatively easy way to add some serious sparkle to your look is to create glitter roots in your hair! Glitter roots (quite literally meaning to glitter the roots of your hair) are a popular hair trend and a super fun way to spice up your look. Simply follow these steps from one of our favorite stylists, Tasha Tripp, to get your hair on the same level as your outfit. 

Here's what you'll need to get started: 

  • Clear hair gel (Isoplus styling gel featured below. It works great and is super affordable/available on Amazon)
  • A bowl
  • Brush to apply the glitter (available at Sally's Beauty supply or try searching Amazon for a "brush to dye hair"
  • Glitter (Lunautics featured in this look. For an eco-friendly version of glitter roots, check out their newest bio-degradable glitter!)

Glitter Roots Preperation


Lunatics Gold Glitter


1. Start with a small amount of gel in your bowl. About 1-2 half dollars size.
2. Pour some glitter in the color or colors of your choice on top of the gel. If you want a packed on sparkle effect use a lot of glitter, if you want just a little sparkle, use a little less.
3. Mix the glitter and gel together using a brush. Check the consistency and add more glitter as needed. Part the hair how you'd like it styled. 

Purple Hair Parted to prepare for glitter roots

4. Apply the mixture to your root area using the brush, start on the scalp and apply downward about 1-2 inches. Continue until your entire part it's covered.

Applying Glitter Roots to Purple Hair

5. Use a blow-dryer on medium setting about 6-8 inches away from your scalp and dry the gel, it does not need to be completely dry but I find that drying it a little helps to set the glitter gel. You can also finish with hairspray for an even longer hold!

Glitter Roots on Purple Hair Glam Shot

The more you play around with glitter roots, the more options you'll want to create. Check out these unique styles for a twist on the traditional glitter roots looks. 
Pink and Blue Glitter Roots and Jewels with Space Buns

Make an out of this world look by creating glitter roots in your Space Buns. 

Girl Wearing Black Mesh Top with Space Buns and Glitter Roots
Make your glitter roots match your look perfectly by changing the glitter color (check out hundreds of glitter options in our beauty/glitter section) and/or the accompanying hairstyle.
Green braided hair for Glitter Roots

green glitter roots on my names not melissa

Glitter Roots

Glitter roots can turn everyday hair into playful and sexy hair. Consider adding some glitter hair into your look at your next fest!

All hairstyles/photos are done by Tasha Tripp. For bookings, contact her on Instagram: @tashatripphair

TAGS: festival fashion,

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