How To Achieve The High Gloss Hair Trend Celebs Love



Healthy hair is at the top of our 2021 beauty agenda, so it’s no surprise that super glossy manes are trending yet again. Just scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll notice all of your fave celebs and influencers are posting snaps with the most insane glossy – almost glass-like – manes.

If glossy hair feels out of reach right now (erm hello, lockdown), don’t worry, we’re here to show you how-to at home! We got in touch with our fave celeb hairstylist, Dom Seeley, king of the ultra-glossy blowout and stylist to stars like Olivia Culpo, Kendall, and Jessica Alba. He spilled his go-to routine for glass-like hair and the products he uses to get the look.

The High Gloss Hair Trend

High gloss hair is exactly what you’d imagine: super glossy hair that looks almost like silk. Unlike the glass-hair trend of 2018, it’s not exclusively straight, this sleek hair look also works well with curls, texture, and protective styles.

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Dom is a huge fan of this current trend, and believes it’s one of the most timeless hair trends, “Who doesn’t want glossy, healthy hair, all year round?” We have to admit, he has a point!

Dom continues, “It’s definitely something that’s going to be around for a long time. I feel it’s a vital part of haircare and is always something you notice. Whenever you see someone with super glossy, healthy hair, it’s mesmerizing.” Once again, we couldn’t agree more.

How to Get Glossy Hair

“To maintain healthy hair, I’m a huge believer of you are what you eat, so good hydration and essential fats from nuts, avocados, superfoods, and oils, plus vitamins and good sleep are essential,” says Dom.

As well as working on your hair from the inside out, Dom follows the Dream Regime, a science-backed collection of five Color Wow products designed to give the most insane shine and high-gloss finish. Dom insists, “This routine will transform your hair into the perfect glass-like hair you’re seeing all over social media.”

Here’s Dom’s Step-by-Step Guide to Nailing High-Gloss Hair:

Step 1: Color Wow Security Shampoo, $23, and Color Wow Security Conditioner, $23

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According to Dom, starting off with a good foundation is essential, which means finding an ultra-restorative shampoo and conditioner. He loves the Color Wow Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner. He says, “It’s a total game-changer as it’s one of the only shampoos the works for everyone, regardless of your hair type, texture, or color. It gives your hair a reset in the gentlest way while removing any residue from your locks.” He then follows with the conditioner, adding “There are two types, one for fine to normal hair and another for thick hair.”

Step 2: Color Wow Dream Cocktail Coconut-Infused, $25, Dream Cocktail Kale-Infused, $25

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Next, Dom applies the coconut and kale-infused Color Wow Cocktails. He insists they’re a vital step as they’ll simultaneously hydrate and strengthen your locks. He also adds, “They’re instantly absorbed and do not leave any residue or feel heavy – it’s the best prep for your blow-dry. They’re actually classed as supplements for your hair so it’s like a vitamin dose for both inside and outside the hair follicle.”

Step 3: Color Wow Dream Coat Anti Frizz Treatment, $28

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According to Dom, “Dream Coat is the big winner for me as it’ll instantly and magically transform any texture of hair. It’s completely weightless so there’s no greasy residue and it also doubles down as a heat protectant.”

If you’re wondering how it works, Dom explains everything, “It’s heat activated and forms a hydrophobic barrier on your hair to repel water, making it an incredible humidity barrier that’ll last for three shampoos. Of course, it also locks in shine like no other, leaving your hair looking like silk.”

Step 4: Color Wow Extra MIST-ical Shine Spray, $20

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If you don’t have time for a full hair care routine, Dom recommends this product as it’s quick and easy to use yet still delivers a high level of shine. He explains, “I love this product as it’s super lightweight, it’s instant, non-greasy, and has an incredibly realistic shine. It also contains heat protectant and melts into hair when used with flat or curling irons.”

The hero ingredient also has its own cool story, “The plant didn’t naturally attract pollinators so it evolved to secrete the shine from its leaves to attract pollinators. Hence, why it was harvested and added to the Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray.”

Step 5: Color Wow Pop + Lock Frizz-Control and Glossing Serum, $20

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Dom insists that this is the ultimate finishing touch to any high gloss look as it’ll tame flyaways, smooth the hair, and boost shine. He spills, “This is a hybrid of shellac and oil. It’s great as it works on both the inside and the outer layer of the hair as a treatment styler. It’s also super versatile and contains a UV protectant to protect your hair strands from the sun’s harmful rays,” says Dom. We love it as it’s extremely versatile and can be used on wet hair, pre-blowout, while styling, or as a finishing product.

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