Beachy summer waves are slipping away and geometric cuts—polished to perfection—have
been turning heads in Hollywood. Sharp cuts and “glass hair” are here to stay, and here’s what
you need to know about how to get the look.
Sharp cuts are typically geometric—a bob of sorts—and smoothed to a high-gloss shine. The
shine is intensified to simulate the reflective qualities of glass, and should be paired with a
beautifying color to further enhance the look. This “glass hair” style is similar to a look we used
to see back in the 60’s, called the silk press. The silk press was styled using a flat iron or other
straightener. Today, the same styling tools are employed—but the look takes on a modern twist.
So, how exactly do you go about nailing this hot, trending style? Here’s the “how to.”
Simply straightening your hair, alone, will not result in the glass-like shine you’re looking for.
This hairstyle takes time, effort, patience, and proper product selection.
1. Prepare to SHINE!
Considering the health of your hair as part of your daily routine will help you achieve the super
smooth, frizz-free locks required for this trending hairstyle. Here are some pro tips to improve
the natural health of your hair:
a. Eat foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty-acids and other hair-friendly vitamins and minerals.
We recommend chia seeds, walnuts, lemons, tomatoes, whole grains, spinach and soy flour,
which is rich in Biotin.
b. After showering, blot your hair with your towel rather than rubbing your hair back and forth.
The rubbing can be rough for your hair follicles, and can cause unwanted breakage. Also, try to
use a microfiber towel, or even an old tee-shirt—the shorter fibers create less friction on the hair
c. Brush your hair before bed with a boar bristle brush; the natural oils of your hair will add extra
shine to the mid-shaft section and down.
d. Sleep on a satin pillowcase.
2. Go Geometric
The first thing to focus on is evening out the ends of your hair; if it’s been a while, go get a trim!
The “glass hair” trend works great with shoulder length bobs. However, if you’re married to your
long locks you can still rock a super shiny ‘do—just remember that the longer the strands, the
harder it is to keep them needle-straight.
3. Begin with Clean, Hydrated Hair
Maintaining a healthy scalp and hydrated hair follicles are key to strong, smooth and healthy
hair. Similarly, for the “glass hair” look it’s best to reach for your moisturizing shampoo &
conditioner before taking a flat iron to it. Ask your stylist to recommend the best shampoo and
conditioner to help you clean and hydrate your locks...
4. The Perfect Blow Out
The goal here is to achieve super straight strands with no wave, and that starts with the perfect
blow out. Before you reach for the blow dryer, consider adding a heat protectant, like Kerastase
Thermiques or the new Bumble & Bumble Glo thermal protector spray, to prep your hair and
prevent unwanted damage or frizz.
Once your hair is as straight as it can be, the fun begins!
5. Time for the Flat Iron
Once your hair dry and blown out, you are ready to introduce the flat iron. This is an essential
part of creating that glass-like look that shines with perfection. This part of the process can be
fairly time consuming, as the goal is to achieve perfectly straight hair. Don’t rush yourself! Take
the flat iron to ultra-fine sections of hair. Think calculated, delicate strokes and slow movements.
In order to procure the greatest level of smooth texture, you’ll want to learn how to brush while
you straighten. Our stylists have mastered this technique—sometimes the easiest way to
achieve the style you’re looking for is to have a professional do it for you!
6. Choose the Right Shine Products
Choosing the right styling products is one of the most important tips for creating flawless “glass
hair” with an enviable sheen. We recommend finishing off your style with an oil-based serum
and a smooth-finish hairspray for a glossy shine. Ask your stylist to recommend shine products
for your hair’s unique properties!
Pro tip: use your brush to apply the hairspray, instead of applying it directly to your hair. This will
help you get an even coat from root to end, while preventing clumping for a natural shine.
One last piece of advice here: humidity is not your friend. Check the weather forecast, and
forego the hard styling work on days where the air is going to be a bit thicker.
If you’re hesitant to try this style on your own, make an appointment with one of the experienced
stylists at Fisher Experience. Take the stress of hair styling off your shoulders and pamper
yourself a bit! Trust us, hair is what we do...