Festival season is in full swing, and that means two things: enjoying all of your favourite musical acts under the sun and sporting incredible summer hairstyles. But many of these events are multi-day affairs, and sometimes a shower is out of the question. How, then, do you create stunning festival hair that lasts for the long haul?
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite hairstyles for you to try, plus we dish on festival hair tips, like the products you need in your festival beauty arsenal to keep your mane looking its best.
Festival Hair 101: Colourful music-festival hair
If you’ve been toying with the idea of candy-coloured hair, there’s no better time than festival season to take the plunge! A rainbow-tinted mane is an ongoing summer trend with no signs of slowing down—just look back at this year’s Coachella-goers Winnie Harlow and Cardi B, who each brought the brights, full force.
But if you’re not ready to rock a head of vivid hues to the workplace post-festival, then rely on a no-commitment hair dye, like L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary Hair Colour, for a look that shampoos right out. From neon green and yellow for the lover of electric tints to rich purple and blue for a regal pop, this multi-shade line can be used all over or as slices of highlights. You can even concentrate the pigment on the ends of hair only for a vivid dip-died effect. One quick Google search of “temporary hair colour” and you’re bound to find a festival-hair tutorial worthy of your time that’s chock full of helpful application techniques.
When you’re ready to bid adieu to your funky pigment and go back to the real you, or you simply want to trade it in for another bubble-gum shade, reach for a shampoo that will get hair clean without drying it out. L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Shampoo is enriched with a cocktail of keratin and castor oil that works overtime to help repair hair to the tips, so you can lather and rinse without worrying that you’re stripping your hair of moisture and key nutrients. Follow with a generous dollop of L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Conditioner to further treat and help detangle lengths.
If your hair looks dull, wispy and flyaway-heavy after you cleanse, then it’s likely crying out for some extra TLC. L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream is a treatment that targets and mends split ends while boosting shine.
Festival Hair 101: Braided music-festival hair
Looking for a double-tap-worthy music-festival hair updo that you can easily leave in for the entire time? For style-conscious festival-goers, braids—from a clean crown braid to a messy fishtail—are a no-fuss option that never ceases to channel festival-goddess status. Hot tip: Spraying hair with a texturizing spray, like L’Oréal Paris Stylista #BeachWaves Texturizing Mist, prior to braiding will add extra grip to strands for an even longer-lasting plaited ’do. Not to mention this sea-salt spritz is free of any drying alcohols, so it leaves hair with a soft, smooth finish.
Festival Hair 101: Fun festival hair accessories
A strong festival-hair game should be easy to achieve, low-maintenance and unquestionably head-turning. Flower crowns, hair rings, oversized barrettes, glitter—you name it. There’s an array of festival hair accessories out there to suit any personality and outfit. Stick with one add-on, or switch it up as you make your way from set to set, because why not? The category of hair accessories is also an amazing one to Google for festival-hair tutorial ideas.
Festival Hair 101: Festival-hair tips
The Holy Grail product that L’Oréal Paris highly recommends packing to stay camera-ready throughout an entire music festival? L’Oréal Paris Magic Invisible Dry Shampoo is great to have on hand to refresh second- (or third-) day hair and keep excess oil at bay between washes. The line is available in five incredible scents, plus the formula won’t leave behind any dreaded white residue as you mist your roots.
And while festival hair is usually all about laissez-faire looks, you can add a bit of polish mid-event by smoothing on a lightweight serum, like L’Oréal Paris Stylista #Sleek Smoothing Serum , to keep ends supple, shiny and hydrated between washes.