The glass hair trend is having a royal revival. Although, having hair so shiny it reflects light never actually went out of style – but Kate Middleton just reminded us why it’s so damn good. Was she born with it or is it down to some nifty tricks and products? Let’s explore.
We’re officially in our glossy era. First we had glass skin, a phrase that originated on the K-beauty scene – and quickly went viral on social media. IYCMI: it’s all about creating a complexion so luminous, it could be modelled from glass.
Then there was glazed donut hair colour – leaning into the expensive hair shade trends that have majored on pretty dimension and (equally importantly) healthy, glossy condition. Shiny, milky nails were next – a creamy, glistening gleam of a manicure – so it was only a matter of time before glass hair chimed from the glossy gods of beauty.
Kate Middleton’s glass hair
So onto Kate, and her ultra-shiny strands. For her appearance at the Royal Variety Performance in London, the Princess of Wales teamed her floor-length teal blue gown – accessorised with diamond jewels and a matching glitzy clutch – with a show-stealing bouncy mane of glossy hair (so far, so normal for Kate).
Is it possible that her hair was sleeker and shinier than usual? The lights from the paparazzi seem to literally reflect off her hair. The effect was so dramatic, we’re not sure what was shinier… her diamonds or her hair.
It’s likely this look comes down to a few things. Her stylist appears to have given Kate an even smoother blowdry than usual – and we all know that smooth hair reflects light better than curls – but hair health definitely has something to do with it, too. You can’t achieve glass hair without hair that’s in good condition, and even though the Princess has her hair endlessly styled for events, she seems to have pulled off a head of hair that looks as if its been bathing in vitamins.