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23rd Oct 2021

Say hello to fairy hair, the dreamy new trend popping up all over social media

Tbh, kinda obsessed.

Fairy hair is the glittery new trend that’s everywhere and we are dying to try.

The sparkling strands are tied into hair like extensions – and the finished result is undeniably gorgeous.  The cute trend, also known as hair tinsel, is becoming increasingly popular in the run-up to Christmas.

The look works for any hair shade, as the extensions come in a wide array of colours. If you want to liven up your hair and add a splash of colour without actually dying it, these are perfect.

Tiktoker @maermaer, who rocks the hair trend frequently, explained how to achieve the look.

@_maermaerALL ABOUT MY FAIRY HAIR?? #hairtinsel #AEJeansHaveFun #KeepItRealMeals #fyp♬ original sound – Maer

“Mine are tied in, she uses this little tool to get them really tight on a couple strands of hair. I can put heat on them up to 400 degrees, so I blow dry my hair, I curl my hair, I can wash my hair with them in.

“The main thing to be careful of is brushing hair really rough at your roots which you shouldn’t do anyway. She said they last about a month but mine have been in all summer. I have around 200 in my hair right now.”

The glittery extension strands  can be bought online, but it’s probably a good idea to have a professional fit them for you in order to achieve the best result.