Glass skin has quickly taken over the internet as one of the coveted looks thanks to the lit-from-with, radiant glow it creates. It was only a matter of time before people started wondering how they could transfer that look to other parts of their beauty look. And that leads us to glass hair.
Glass hair combines the summer’s trending bob style with a super sleek finish. The look is typically characterized by a straight bob hairstyle with a sharp geometric cut (get it”) and a silky texture. A quick Instagram search for #glasshair will provide you with ample examples of inspiration. Celebrities in particular have helped champion the look with Lucy Hale, Olivia Culpo, Kim Kardashian and Jenna Dewan all sporting ultra-sleek bobs.
While the look might be #trending at the moment, its roots actually go back further in time. “We first saw polish and shine in a glass-like manner popularized by Vidal Sassoon in the 60s,” says celebrity hairstylist Cash Lawless to Refinery29. “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.”
Those who don’t have bobs or naturally straight hair, could put their own twist on glass hair by playing into the sleek finish of the look with hair serums and hair glosses. Just remember that the idea of the look is for hair to look sleek not greasy. It’s also a look that isn’t enhanced with frizz so adjust the amount of product you use on humid days.