Hair Tinsel: Summer 2023’s Most Underrated Hair Trend

Who says tinsel is just for Christmas?

By Alice Dawkins Published: Aug 16, 2023

With summer in full swing, our feeds have been filled with the season's biggest hair trends. Baby braids, lush layers and the iconic claw clip are honorable mentions, but this year, we have seen a resurgence of one of our favourite trends from the noughties, hair tinsel.

Ever wanted sparkly tresses? Tie these reflective strands to your roots and flaunt fairy hair for your next festival, concert, or even day-to-day. Easily remove the strands after your event or wear them for up to 8 weeks - so fetch!

Play around with colours to customise your look, or apply multiple pieces of tinsel on each section of hair to add some drama. It's giving human disco ball and we're all for it.

For some Y2K inspo, check out some of our fav tinsel looks below:

Rita Ora

We're OBSESSED with Rita's ethereal mermaid look. Styled by celeb hair guru, Rio Sreedharan gold tinsel has been applied to compliment her sandy blonde tresses and give her a super summery glow.

Clip in some Medium Blonde Highlighted extensions at home and use a heated waving tool to create this gorgeous textured look at home. Apply your tinsel yourself or find a mate to help you and voila!

Hilary Duff

When we think of 2000's hair trends we think Lizzie McGuire, so who better than to don the hair tinsel trend than the Disney Channel queen herself, Hilary Duff.

Featuring on the Kelly Clarkson show, Hilary looks gorge with the subtle flecks of sparkle running through her bleached blonde hair.

Get the look at home by loosely waving your lengths before blending with a wide tooth comb. Apply gold tinsel to amp up your sparkle.

Katy Perry

Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular - do we have to say anymore? Katy Perry uses her jet black hair as a canvas for her multi-coloured, shimmering tinsel.

Mixing a few different shades together, Perry's stylist Jesus Guerrero creates an out-of-this-world look for the singer's campaign for her Vegas residency.

Wanna get the look? Shine like the lights of the strip and secure a few tinsel strands of each colour at a time for maximum impact. Clip-in some XXL Jet Black extensions before straightening to create an ultra-glam, sleek finish.