Out with the old and in with the new! 2017 was all about classic looks, like Brigitte Bardot updos and sleek, side-part strands, but from the looks of things, 2018 will be a bit more bold, thanks to the latest festive holiday trend on the scene: glitterage (AKA glitter balayage)!
The term, coined by Denver-based hair wizard Danielle Wade, takes the classic French highlighting of balayage, which sees stylists ditching the foils in favor of free-handed color, and pairs it with everyone’s favorite sparkly beauty product to make for hand-painted, shimmery highlights that will have onlookers ooh-ing and aah-ing.
Using Colortrak‘s glittery brushes as her main tool, Wade says she’s “making the world sparkle one unicorn at a time,” and we are truly obsessed.
Anyone can DIY the look, however, using Major Moonshine’s Glitter Gel ($28) — the same product Jenna Dewan Tatum used to create her sparkly unicorn costume for Halloween last year — which is available in seven shades including The Ocean’s Kiss (a deep arctic blue), and Champagne Waterbed (a shimmery gold).
Check out some of the best takes on this new trend below!
1. Fit for a princess: Wade created a stunning French braid updo and painted on gold highlights, making her client look like a golden, glittery goddess.
2. Lay it on thick: For the party queen who wants to be star of the show, paint chunky glitter highlights in strategic spots to turn heads for your big night out.
3. Subtle, but good: A soft accent glimmer to your standard balayage style lets you gleam in all the right places, making it the perfect look for dancing under the disco ball at the stroke of midnight.
4. Disney-fied : You’ll look like a Disney princess come to life with these ethereal pink sparkly highlights.
5. Out of this world: What better way to look to the future than by showing off a look that that could come from another galaxy?
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