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If opal and galaxy hair weren't bold enough for you, here is the perfect fix for those boring ol' dye trends. The Internet is erupting with people experimenting with the latest and greatest in hair trends, glitter roots. The self-explanatory trend involves adding glitter — whether that be an explosion of sparkles or just a light dusting — to the roots for an unmissable look.
Shockingly, there's actually a practical component to glitter roots. Women with dyed hair are using the glitter to put off going to the salon as their natural roots grow in. The glitter is a useful way to hide the roots while adding a twinkle to your hairdo.
"The glitter hair roots trend is something I've seen emerging for a couple years now and I think it's super cute and edgy when done right," New Jersey-based hairstylist Karen Wiggins tells Today. To get the trend right, Wiggins advises using a concoction of glitter and clear styling gel then spreading the mixture, at most, one inch from the part using your fingers or, if you're fancy, a foundation brush you don't mind ruining.
Most importantly, the trend is described as "a fun and fresh way to hit the town or upgrade your selfie" by Fox & Jane salons co-founder Lorean Cairns.
You can take a look at some of these upgraded selfies below.