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Are Hair Gems Making a Comeback?


The hair at the Alice and Olivia Fall 2020 Collection at New York Fashion Week was all about embellishments with tiny crystal rhinestones glued to the hair to created a jewelled effect. Celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan added the hair gems to the relaxed waves to create a 70's bohemian rock chic look.


Crystal Hair Gems Through Waves


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Here is a close up of the crystal embellishment in the hair by Justine Marjan from her Instagram account.


To create the textured wave Justine used the 's' wave technique with a flat iron. Each hair jewel was individually attached to the hairstyle with hair glue on tweezers for extra support and finished with TRESemmé Micro Mist Spray.


Here are some other recent creations by Justine Marjan using pearls and crystals to inspire you.


Stick On Pearl Gems for Textured Upstyle



Crystal Gems added into Half Up Braided Hair


This hair trend seems to pop up from time and time, especially for music festivals for fun hairstyle creations by adding in pops of colour in ponytails and braids to complete either a boho, tribal or rave style outfit.


The best part about them is they are super affordable and you can buy them at a craft store or you can purchase from suppliers in pre-designed sticker kits.


Here are some hairstyle inspiration using hair gems.


Bibhu Mohapatra’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection showcased crystal embellishments to one side where the hair tucked behind the ear.


Crystal Hair Gems on Side Parted Hair



Hair Jewels on Low Bun Hairstyle

Australian hairstylist Ben Martin is no stranger to using hair jewels to add detail when creating sleek ponytails and bun hairstyles.



Coloured Hair Gems on Ponytail


Hair Gems as a Headband

Love how Ben created a headband effect using the models own hair and stick on jewels here. It works brilliantly with the winged eyeliner created by makeup artist Shella Martin.



Hair Gems for Festival Hair

Or opt for something a little more on the festival vibes like he created here using The Glitter Tribe gems.



Decorate Long Hair Braids with Hair Gems

Los Angles Hairstylist Jason loves embellishing hair and here are a few of his creations using stick on crystal gems.


Embellish Ponytails with Gems

For the 2020 Grammy Awards, Clayton Hawkins added a touch of bling to Keltie's braided pony.



Add detailing to hairlines with Hair Gems

Hairstylist Jenny Cho added gold detailing to the frame Katherine Langfords face for the The American Music Awards.


Add Pearls to Hair Part Lines

And for the Oscars Jenny created a pearl part line on Lucy Boynton.


Linda Ha added a spray of gems to the hairline to offset the crystal chain detailing throughout the long ponytail.



Mix Stick on Gem Textures to Hair Updos

Russian hairstylist Viola Pyak loves adding pearls and rhinestones to hair creations too. Love the detailing on top of this bun hairstyle.

Volia used pearls in a fun design around the base of a sleek low ponytail.


Add Star Hair Accessories to Boho Waves

Kristin Ess added cute star detailing to a half up hairdo on Ashley Tisdale.



Decorate Cornrow Braids with Star Gems

Add a nighttime sky effect to your braids by randomly placing stars from It's In Your Dreams. You can purchase this set at Mecca Cosmetics.

Would you get on the trend? And how would you use them?

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