As soon as Kim or Kylie get on it, you know it’s gonna be a big hitter – and since both of these babes got on board with the glass-hair trend, we’re not even remotely surprised that it’s taken off. The noughties may have been all about long beachy waves, but fast-forward to now and it’s all about the super-sleek, blunt bob, with hair looking like sheets of glass hanging over our heads… très moderne. We can’t get enough of it – and if you wanna recreate the look, we’ve got some tips for ya.

collage of celebrities with glass hair

The trend

So what is glass hair exactly? Well, a lot of it is in the cut: a super-straight-edged bob, with every strand looking as if it’s making a beeline for your shoulders – ain’t no waves or curls in this style, hun – and hair so shiny, it’s reflective. Seen on everyone from Jourdan Dunn to Bella Hadid, this trend has taken catwalks and red carpets by storm. Seriously, if this hairstyle had a dating profile, it’d read ‘a short, sharp firecracker with edge and class that everyone is swiping right for’. We’re honestly obsessed. 

The tips

So you wanna jump on the trend? Join the queue, but you might need to make a trip to the hair salon for a chop. If so, what do you ask for? Get your stylist to give you a blunt bob that sits anywhere between your jaw and your shoulders – whichever length you’re comfortable with. Now you need to make that baby straight and make it gleam. Use a heat protectant when you straighten your hair, and set the style in place with hairspray to stop humidity having its way. For that second-to-none shine, serum is the key, so make sure you’ve got one that makes your hair shine bright like a diamond.

The kit

Here are our top styling products for achieving glass hair at home…

Style Freedom Style Freedom Heat Protect Style Primer 250ml £4.49 Buy Now
Braun Braun Satin-Hair 7 SensoCare Styler - ST780 £84.99 Buy Now
TRESemmé TRESemme Salon Finish Freeze Hold Hairspray 250ml £2.03 Buy Now
Hair O Hair O Hair Oil Make It Shine 100ml £19.99 Buy Now