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Festival-Ready: 5 Hair Styles to Stand Out in the Crowd


Festival season is almost here, and with it comes the chance to try out new hairstyles that are ideal for the event. No matter which music festival you're attending— Reading, Isle of Wight, or another—having the appropriate hairdo may completely transform how you appear. We'll look at various festival hairstyles in this blog post that will make you stand out from the throng.


Braids

Braids are a classic festival hairstyle that never goes out of style. They're perfect for keeping your hair out of your face and keeping you cool in the hot weather. There are a variety of braids you can try, from fishtail braids to Dutch braids to simple three-strand braids. You can also incorporate beads, feathers, or other accessories to add a boho vibe to your look.


Here's how to create a fishtail braid:

  1. Start by brushing your hair to remove any tangles and knots.

  2. Divide your hair into two equal sections.

  3. Take a small strand of hair from the outer edge of the left section and cross it over the left section, joining it to the right section. Make sure to keep the strands tight and close to the head.

  4. Repeat the previous step with the right section, taking a small strand of hair from the outer edge and crossing it over to the left section.

  5. Keep alternating between the left and right sections, taking small strands of hair and crossing them over to the opposite section.

  6. Continue braiding until you reach the end of your hair, making sure to keep the strands tight and even.

  7. Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie.

  8. Gently tug on the strands of the braid to loosen it and give it a more relaxed, boho look.

  9. To make the braid look even more intricate, you can also take a small strand of hair from underneath the braid and wrap it around the hair tie to hide it.

  10. Finish with hairspray or hair oil to keep the braid in place and add shine

Space Buns

Space buns are a simple festival hairstyle that is entertaining and whimsical. Simply divide your hair in half, then pull each side of your head's hair into two high bunches. Twist each pigtail into a bun, then bobby pin it in place. If you want to make your space buns stand out even more, you may also add glitter or temporary hair colour.


Here's how to create space buns:

  1. Start by brushing your hair to remove any tangles and knots.

  2. Divide your hair into two equal sections, either by parting it down the middle or creating a side part.

  3. Take one of the sections and create a high ponytail at the crown of your head, using a hair tie to secure it in place.

  4. Twist the ponytail tightly until it coils around itself, forming a bun shape.

  5. Use bobby pins to secure the bun in place, making sure it's nice and tight.

  6. Repeat steps 3-5 with the other section of hair to create the second space bun.

  7. To add a little extra flair, you can use glitter or temporary hair color to create a fun and festive look.

  8. Finish with hairspray to keep the buns in place and add extra hold.

Top Knot

A trendy festival hairstyle that is ideal for keeping your hair up and out of your face is the top knot. Put your hair up in a high ponytail and twist it into a bun to make a top knot. Pull out a few strands to give it a messy, carefree look and secure with bobby pins.


Here's how to create a top knot:

  1. Start by brushing your hair to remove any tangles and knots.

  2. Gather your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head, using a hair tie to secure it in place.

  3. Twist the ponytail tightly until it coils around itself, forming a bun shape.

  4. Use bobby pins to secure the bun in place, making sure it's nice and tight.

  5. If you have any loose strands or flyaways, use hairspray or hair oil to smooth them down.

  6. To add a little extra flair, you can use accessories such as hairpins or scrunchies to give your top knot a pop of color or texture.

  7. Finish with hairspray to keep the top knot in place and add extra hold.

Half-Up, Half-Down

Another common festival hairstyle that is both functional and fashionable is the half-up, half-down look. Leave the rest of your hair down and simply gather the top portion and tie it into a ponytail or bun. For a more elaborate appearance, you can also add braids or twists to the top part.


Here's how to create a half-up, half-down look:

  1. Start by brushing your hair to remove any tangles and knots.

  2. Take a small section of hair from the crown of your head and use a hair tie to secure it in a half-up ponytail.

  3. If you want to add some volume to the crown of your head, you can tease the hair at the roots with a comb or backcombing brush.

  4. Use a hair clip or bobby pins to secure the half-up ponytail, making sure it's nice and tight.

  5. Leave the rest of your hair down and style it as desired, whether that's straight, curly, or wavy.

  6. To add some extra flair to the style, you can use accessories such as hairpins, barrettes, or headbands to accentuate the half-up section of your hair.

  7. Finish with hairspray or hair oil to keep the style in place and add shine.

Beach Waves

Beach waves are a traditional festival hairstyle that are ideal for a carefree, bohemian appearance. Use a curling iron or hair straightener to curl portions of your hair to mimic beach waves. Then, for a beachy, tousled look, separate and tousle the curls with your fingers.


Here's how to create beach waves:

  1. Start by washing and conditioning your hair as you normally would.

  2. Towel-dry your hair to remove any excess water, then apply a heat protectant spray to help prevent damage from styling tools.

  3. Use a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush to remove any tangles from your hair.

  4. Section your hair into 2-4 sections using hair clips or ties.

  5. Take one section of hair and wrap it around a curling iron, starting about an inch or two from the roots and leaving the ends uncurled. Hold the curling iron in place for a few seconds, then release the hair.

  6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining sections of hair, alternating the direction in which you wrap the hair around the curling iron to create a more natural and tousled look.

  7. Once all sections of hair are curled, use your fingers to gently loosen and separate the curls, creating loose waves.

  8. Finish with a texturising spray or sea salt spray to add texture and hold to the waves.

The festival season is the ideal opportunity to experiment with various hairdos and showcase your individual style. There is a festival hairstyle for everyone, whether they prefer braids, space buns, top knots, half-up, half-down, or beach waves. To make your outfit stand out even more, don't be hesitant to add accessories, glitter, or temporary hair colour. Enjoy the music, keep it cool, and have fun!



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