BEAUTY BAR: Festival Season

We’ve all had our fair share of complaints when it comes to styling our hair and makeup for the summer. Considering that festival season and its sweltering heat are steadily approaching, it’s clear to see why many choose to opt for low maintenance, protective hairstyles to celebrate this summer’s surprises.

Since the early ’90s, stars like Janet Jackson and Stacy Dash have sported the uber-cool box-braids, making them a staple summer hairstyle. This time around, a lot hasn’t changed. Whether chicly worn as a voluminous topknot or parted down the middle in sleek, loose locs, the bohemian chunky braid acts as its own statement piece.

This Fashionista amped up her festival hair game by intricately arranging loc cuff accessories to her box-braid extensions. A minimalist approach to makeup undoubtedly works well in enhancing this Fashionista’s natural beauty. A nude matte lipstick on top of a brown lip liner helps draw attention to her defined brows and subtle lashes. Adding a thin metal choker necklace elegantly complements this Fashionista’s bohemian look. Not only does this style look really cool, but it also creates room for versatile looks that will work in any weather.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? Satisfy your festival wanderlust and keep yourself looking and feeling cool this summer by going retro with these chunky waist-length braids. Instead of fighting the elements, check out your local beauty supply store for quality hair braiding. This edgy, protective style is ideal for transitioning of any kind and gives off a natural vibe that’ll keep you festival ready!