Back to Y2K with the new glitter hair party look


Cinderella may not be going to the ball any more but people are bringing the glamour to their own front rooms for this New Year’s Eve.

Much like the rise of the makeshift “kitchen disco”, which brought the dancefloor to your home during last year’s lockdown, “Hogmanay at home” looks, such as “tinsel hair”, are having a moment despite mass celebrations being called off.

“With the recent news putting the fear back into us all, daily mood boosters, like doing our hair, will be key to keeping morale up,” says hairdresser and colourist Lisa Shepherd.

Tinsel hair, in which people coat strands of their hair with silver pieces of tinsel, also feeds into fashion trends from the late 90s and early 2000s such as low-rise jeans and Croc shoes, which are back in vogue. “The 00s are having a huge impact on hair trends; we’re seeing so many buns with spiky ends and butterfly clips are everywhere,” says Rachael Gibson, hairstyle historian.