Aside from just about everyone going blonde this summer, bob haircuts have been the trend du jour in Hollywood. And with new haircuts comes the responsibility of thinking of new ways to style them, which has prompted top celeb hairstylists to create a trending look that’s been dubbed “glass hair.” No, it has nothing to do with actual glass, but rather a sharp cut that is styled to look perfectly polished, smooth, and shiny — resembling the reflective qualities of the material.
“We first saw polish and shine in a glass-like manner popularized by Vidal Sassoon in the ’60s,” says celebrity hairstylist Cash Lawless. “He was achieving immense levels of shine on short geometric cuts. Now, videos have began to go viral and hairstylists started picking up on the trend.” From where we’re sitting, the trend isn’t slowing doing anytime soon. So, if you’re feeling the look just as much as we are, call your stylist and click ahead for all the celeb-inspiration and tips you need.
“The inspiration was ’90s, swishy glass hair,” celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton wrote on Instagram. “I wanted to create a really intense shine for the hair.” To achieve the look, Appleton prepped Kardashian’s hair with ColorWow Hair Dream Coat (he is a spokesperson for the brand).
This look works on all textures, but celebrity hairstylist Nicky B says that women with natural textures should avoid using water-based products when straightening. “The goal is to keep it straight and sleek for as long as possible,” she says. “But using water-based products will take the hair back to its natural state.”
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The trick to this smooth look? Lawless flat ironed Dewan’s hair in small sections, then applied SEVEN’s Polish Balm on the first inch of the roots to tame the flyaway at top before running a small amount of shine serum through the rest of the hair for the glossy effect.
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Culpo’s Instagram page is just one big hair inspo board — and this glassy hair look validates it.
Hairstylist Justine Marjan went all in for Graham’s Met Ball look, cutting off most of the model’s hair to create this sleek, blunt style.
There’s no talking of smooth bobs with Bella Hadid’s name coming up — and for good reason. If you find yourself scrolling through her Instagram page, you’ll discover that the model has been on the glassy hair trend for quite some time.
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Lipa’s cut is as sharp as it is shiny.
Hairslist Tracey Cunningham had Kardashian camera-ready with zero frizz.
If you want your glass hair to last longer, Nicky B says that dry shampoo is your best bet. “It helps reduce moisture buildup so this will help keep that perfect sleekness longer,” she says.
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