Festival season has arrived and finding the perfect hairstyle is sometimes difficult to come up with on your own. I’m going to give you a few easy ideas for some hairstyles you can recreate yourself for your festival weekend. There are a couple things you can do before leaving to go away to your festival to make sure your hair is looking great each day.
Dry shampoo is going to be your saviour when at your festival – as you probably know, there isn’t usually somewhere nice to have a hot shower and give your hair a quick wash. Greasy hair can sometimes make your hair look quite flat and bodiless, and if you are one of those unfortunate people whose hair gets greasy one day after washing your hair, you are definitely going to want to take some dry shampoo with you! My hair loves the Bumble and Bumble Nourishing Dry Shampoo* – not only does it make my hair look fresh but it also smells amazing! And like most dry shampoos it doesn’t give your hair that matte powdered look – it leaves your hair soft and looking like you have just washed it.
When it comes to styling, you can not go wrong with a bit of texture spray and hair spray. The Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray* is the one I am currently using to give my hair body and that perfect beach wave. I like to spray this in the morning and scrunch my hair with my hands a few times until my hair has a little extra texture. It is so perfect if you’re looking to recreate a bohemian inspired hair look!
To keep you hairstyle in place throughout the day you are going to need some hairspray. Mark Hill Anti Humidity Hairspray*is perfect for those hot days dancing around in the sun. Like me, if you get quite frizzy hair then this will be your best friend and keep those fly-away hairs tamed down all day long – and keep your hairstyle in place, of course. I only have to use this once in the morning and my hair looks amazing all day long.
Sometimes it’s fun to dye your hair a really bright colour when attending a festival. Personally I’m not keen on dying my hair permanently, mainly because of hair damaging reasons. But non-permanent hair colour is a great way for dying your hair but without actually damaging the hair. You may not be allowed to have bright coloured hair at work or family members aren’t keen on the idea of you having bright pink hair – this could be a great option for you as most non-permanent colours tend to last for a few days.
I have noticed wavy curls and crimping are very popular amongst festival hairstyles. The night before heading to the festival I always like to give my hair a curl or a crimp to make it look like I’ve put more effort into my hair on the day. The best part is when curls start to drop out it gives you those natural bohemian waves. Sometimes the curls can drop a bit after being at a festival for a number of days, so to spruce up the curls I like to use a bit of my texture spray and give my hair a bit of a scrunch before going out for the day.
If you aren’t great at doing complicated hair looks then pigtails are definitely one of the simplest hairstyles to achieve and quite self explanatory; all it requires is two bobbles and an eye for symmetry. I always love giving my hair a bit of a back comb before putting my pigtails in, to give my hair a bit of extra volume. And to finish off your hairstyle, pair your style with your favourite summer hat or even a bandanna.
You can not go wrong with a messy bun at a festival. It’s a quick and easy way to style your hair, especially if you’re in a rush. All you have to do is put your hair in a ponytail, wrap the remaining hair around the hair bobble and tie another hair tie around the bun. To give it that messy effect you just pull on the bun, loosening it up. It is so quick and easy to get this adorable hairstyle; and if you want something a little extra, try putting bright coloured scrunchies and hair ties in, to give your hairstyle a bit of an extra pop.
Braids are popular when it comes to festivals. They are so easy to achieve and are so flattering in any hair look you wear, especially if you have really long hair – and you can do this with pretty much any hair length. I love putting a few braids in my hair when I want something that’s simple and quick, but at the same time looks really cute. You can also position them where you like with hair grips to give a really bohemian look to your hairstyle. If you are going to a festival that lasts a few days I would definitely recommend wearing braids in you hair, because if you secure them with small elastic hair ties they will stay put the whole time you are there, without having to redo them.
Space buns are a little more difficult to achieve but do look amazing if you can manage to get them right. You can just do two messy buns, either side of each other – but to make them more of an interesting style I always love doing a couple of braids leading up to the braids, either underneath or on top of your head. If you have been searching the web for festival hairstyles then you have most definitely seen this hairstyle with hair glitter running up your parting and over your roots – it really gives your hair that festival glam.
Using accessories in your hair can dress up any hair look you decide to create. I’m absolutely living for the rings in braids combo*; it’s so simple but makes your hair look like you have put a lot more effort into your hairstyle, without having to try too hard. You can get silver or gold depending on what you prefer and they are really cheap to buy too!
Another really beautiful accessory to wear in your hair is feathers*, these are perfect if you are trying to achieve the boho hair look. Feathers are ideal to tie into your braids and really look amazing. It really gives me the festival vibe whenever I see feathers in a hairstyle, I think I might be putting them into my own hair this year when I go to LoveBox Festival. I’ve bought a chain clip* to go in my hair with feathers on the end, it looks so cute when I braid one side of my head and have it gripped under one of my braids.
Flowers are adorable to put in any hair look! You can either purchase a beautiful flower crown* to wear over any hair look or you can even feed through individual flowers* into your hair. Although they look nice, it might be difficult packing real flowers with you in your camping bag, so I would suggest finding a couple of artificial flowers instead. Not only will you be able to keep them but it also makes it much easier to secure them to your hair with hair pins and they also won’t look half dead by the end of the day due to lack of water.
Some of the best hair accessories for festivals have to be head chains*. These are a perfect if you’re not too bothered about doing a complicated hair look and just want something to make it look like you have put a little bit of extra effort into you hairstyle. I love to wear these with a simple fishtail or even with my hair down and a few small braids in my hair.
If dying your hair bright colours isn’t for you then there is a great alternative I like to do myself from time to time. I love the effect that ribbons* give through my hair when doing any sort of braid. If you aren’t keen on dying your hair then this is a great way to add some colour into your hairstyle. The best way to achieve this is to grip them underneath your hair where it isn’t going to be visible and then braid your hair as usual, keeping the ribbon to one section whist braiding. I’ve not seen many people create hairstyles using ribbon but it really does look cool!
Of course it wouldn’t be a festival hair look without a bit of glitter! Like I said earlier, applying it to your roots really looks amazing and you can do it with any hair style. I’ve recently purchased a couple of bits that would be amazing for any festival hair look. Fantasy Queen Glitter Pots* are gorgeous glitters you can put in your hair and really inexpensive too – although trying to get them out without a shower is a bit of a struggle, so if you are looking to put glitter in your hair then just be aware it will probably stay put throughout the weekend. Another product I have loved is the IGK Glitter Foam; it comes in a couple of colours and is super quick to apply to the hair. It leaves a tint in your hair along with beautiful fine glitters. I should tell you that you will need to wash your hands after applying this though, unless you want bright coloured fingers with glitter all over them!
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