With festival season creeping up around the corner, it’s the time of year again to flock to social media to browse through the looks from years past. But finding the perfect outfit is only the first step. Yes, we all want to have a Coachella-worthy ensemble for all those pictures we’ll definitely be posting, but honestly, it’s a hairstyle that can really make or break the weekend. After all, no one wants to be dealing with their hair in their face when they’re trying to feel the music, but going days without a shower can make it pretty hard to find a hairstyle that hides grease and still allows you to dance your heart out. Luckily, we rounded up the best festival hair to copy when the big weekend finally arrives. Keep reading for six ‘dos to try that will have you picture-ready no matter what the weekend brings.
Pinned-Back Beach Waves
Channel summer vibes into your look by topping it off with textured beach waves. Start off by adding a texturizing spray, like OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray ($8), to damp hair and scrunch all over until your hair looks fresh from the ocean. To keep your hair out of your face, try twisting it back with a few Riviera butterfly clips ($10).
Low-Key Low Bun
If you want to let your outfit shine, pull your hair back into a low bun. Try amping up your roots with Not Your Mother’s Cream Styling Mousse ($6) or pulling out a few strands in the front to keep the style laid back. Secure with a Scünci scrunchie ($9) for added support and a pop of color.
Classic Double French Braids
To ensure your hair stays completely out of your way while dancing to your favorite artist’s set, opt for a few braids. Start with dry or damp hair, add in OGX Nourishing Coconut Oil ($8) to lock in moisture, part your hair and braid away. Try adding a dash of Lunar Cosmetic Glitter ($14) to your braids or roots if you’re looking for an unexpected pop of fun.
If you prefer to let your hair flow but want to keep it out of your face, go for the half-up look. Start off by sectioning out the top part of your hair and tie it back in a ponytail, braid, or even a bun. Massage a bit of Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8) into your roots for some added texture and to help keep your hair looking fresh after a few days sans wash.
If top knots are more your style, kick it up a notch and go for the space buns. Start off by parting your hair down the middle, then grab two Kitsch Bun Forms ($4) in your desired size to help you create the perfect buns. Once your buns are perfected, top them off with a bit of Not Your Mother’s Volumizing Hairspray ($7) to ensure they stay locked in place.
No one wants their bangs in their face all weekend, so keep them secure with a few strategic braids. Apply a bit of It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product ($12) to hair to smooth and control any frizz. Then, part your hair down the middle and French braid your bangs back until you reach the crown of your head. Secure your hair with an elastic where the ends of the braids meet.
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