It's the most wonderful time of the year...festival season! And, yes, we know music festivals are first and foremost about the music, but there's a certain expectation that goes into planning the perfect outfits and hairstyles for the weekend. So festival weekends are the perfect opportunity to try something new and experiment with hairstyles that wouldn't necessarily function in the real world.
This is the year to stand out and get creative, and if you need a little inspiration, we've got you covered. Here are our picks for the ten best hairstyles for music festivals.
No. 1: Messy Braided Bun
Let's be honest. You're probably going to throw your hair in a bun by the end of the day, anyway. So why not make your messy bun look a little more intentional? Use a curling iron to add soft waves to your hair, then add Dutch braids on the side of your head and bring all the hair into a low bun, secure with a few bobby pins, and you're ready to dance the day away!
No. 2: Bubble Ponytail
Bubble ponytails are one of the hottest looks for festival season. It’s an easy style that can be done on a variety of hair lengths in minutes. First, pull your hair into a traditional ponytail and use hair elastics for the bubbles. Amp up the look with clip-in hair extensions for added length and volume.
No. 3: Space Buns
This hairstyle is a bit kooky for everyday but perfect for festivals. Simply part your hair down the center, and wrap it into two buns on top of your head, securing with rubber bands. You can put your spin on this popular ’90s look by wearing it in a traditional half-up style or scoop up all of your hair into two buns worn lower on your head to keep your hair tamed throughout the day.
No. 4: Bobby Pins
Whether your hair is short or long, a cluster of bobby pins will always turn heads and make it look like you put a ton of thought into your festival hairstyle (when you actually didn't). It only takes five minutes. Just pull your hair into a ponytail and put a few bobby pins on each side of your part — the more pins, the more striking the style!
No. 5: Viking Braids
When it comes to cool festival hairstyles for men, Viking braids offer a stylish look that is edgy and rugged. Guys can try fishtail and Dutch braids or mix them with French braids. Viking braids can be a lifesaver over a festival weekend since you don’t have to shower them every day, and they still hold neatly. (Plus, when you shake out that mane on day four, you’ve got some gorgeous beachy waves ready to rock under your festival bandana.)
No. 6: Embrace Texture
The only rule of this look is to make your hair texture look extra-AF! First, spray your hair with Chi Texturing Spray and then pull your natural curls into a high pony on the top of your head. You can use a hair clip on the back of your pony base to push your rings to the highest level.
No. 7: Top Knot
You don’t always have to go all out with a wild hairstyle at a festival. If you want to play up the rest of your festival look, pull your hair up in a forever-stylish top knot and you are ready to skip from stage to stage all day long. This versatile look works for men and women. It can be worn half up with shorter hairstyles, messy, or slicked back with the JBabe Hair Finishing Stick for a more polished look.
No. 8: Milkmaid Braid
If there is one no-fuss hairstyle that can carry you through a festival weekend, it’s the milkmaid braid. Just braid your hair into pigtails and then wrap them around the top of your head. To keep braids in place, secure with bobby pins and douse with hairspray.
No. 9: Glitter
Glitter will forever be a festival staple. The thing to remember with using glitter is to keep the rest of your hair more basic and let the glitter shine. If you’re unsure how to get the ultra-fine shimmer to stick to your roots, mix the glitter you want to wear with your favorite hair gel and use a thick makeup brush to paint it on.
No. 10: Headpiece Accessories
A chain headpiece, disco crown, or the festival favorite flower crown can be the perfect addition to your look. Leave your hair down or pull it back in a low pony and add the headpiece of your choice. Then, if you need to, fasten with some bobby pins, and boom, you’re ready! Perfect for all hairstyles, whether you wear your hair short or long, curly or straight.
These hairstyles will keep you looking stylish all summer long! However, preparing your hair for what awaits it at the festival with products that protect against sun, wind, and dust is a must. At Beauty Supply 123, we offer a diverse range of hair care products to help you look and feel your best. Shop our full selection at Beauty Supply 123, and get in touch with our team if you need help deciding between our premium products!