Create glitter roots so you can be more Unicorn

Get out the glitter – its festival season!

With some of the hottest UK festivals happening in the next few months including Boomtown, Creamfields, SW4 and Reading we are very much aware that this means… a new outfit and weeks of planning your look.

If there’s one occasion to go crazy and embrace your inner unicorn it’s got to be a festival. Go crazy with the glitter, colour and sparkles and you absolutely won’t get lost in the crowd.

Here’s our guide on mastering the perfect glitter roots hairstyle:

Step 1: Define Your Parting – start with clean hair, ensuring there are no knots. Then, neatly part your hair depending on where you want the glitter. The most common is straight through the middle but this is completely your choice – it will look fab either way!

Step 2: Glitter Time – Take some glitter and carefully sprinkle it all over your parting. Any glitter will do the trick! This can get messy, so we recommend doing this over a sink or old towel in case of glitter spillages. After you’ve applied the amount you want to your hair, use your fingers or a damp brush to gently pat the glitter onto your parting for a more intense look, ensuring that it sticks to the hair. Depending on the effect you’re after, you can add as much or as little glitter as you like.

Step 3: Add Some More! – Depending on how unicorn you want to be, you can always add sequins and chunkier pieces for an extra sparkly look.

Step 4: Apply a Fixing Spray – This step is essential. In order to lock the glitter into the hair to ensure it lasts all day, spray the hair with fixing spray. If you don’t have or can’t get access to a glitter fixing spray, hairspray will also do the trick.

And there you have it, with just 4 simple steps you can create your unicorn inspired look, it’s cheap, fun and perfect for any festival occasion.

Here’s some of our favourite bold looks created by our Rush team that might give you some inspiration:

Unicorn Hair Heaven – Created at Rush Earls Court

This couldn’t be any more unicorn if it tried. If you’re feeling extra brave, you could incorporate some colour into your festival hair look! If you didn’t want such a drastic change, there are many non permanent colours and sprays to play around with.

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Mermaid Fringe – Created at Rush Staines 

This look created by our Rush colour experts showcases an amazing multicoloured fringe, crafted perfectly so that the colour falls in position no matter how it’s styled! This bold look would be perfect for a festival occasion.

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Pretty Purple – Created at Rush Brentwood

Saving our favourite till last – this gorgeous look created by our team showcases a french plait with purple glitter roots. You can’t go wrong with a style like this at a festival, no frizz, keeps your hair back and no hassle, especially with a lack of showering facilities. Read our top tips on taming your hair at a festival.

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If you are looking for something a little different, at Rush we offer a number of different services to transform your hair into dream hair!

With a number of awards under our belt and a very well respected Artistic Team, our salons are up to date with the latest fashionista hair trends, we are frequently behind the scenes at leading fashion shows and offer expert advice to fashion teams around the world.

If you are looking for a style which is slightly different and want to stand out from the crowd, our expert teams can ensure you leave the salon feeling fashion ready. If you are going for a colour change, you’ll get a FREE consultation to discuss exactly what you want with our stylists to ensure we get it exactly right.

Why not get yourself booked in? Find your nearest salon here.

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