The time has come for people around the world to get ready for what’s arguably the best time of the year: festival season. From seeing their favorite musicians live to taking some much-needed time to let loose, those who frequent festivals wait impatiently all year for days full of music, sun, fun, and most importantly, style. And with the music festival’s rise in popularity has come the rise of the festival girl.
She’s cool, she’s relaxed, and her style is what boho dreams are made of. But if you really want to stand out this year at Coachella, channel your inner free-spirited rock star, grab a curling iron, and remember that texture is everything. To help get you started, here are some trending styles to try this season.
- ‘90s Grunge
Kick it all the way back to the days of Kurt Cobain with a grunge-meets-glam look that’s beyond easy to achieve. The idea is to get that lived-in vibe by washing hair the night before and sleeping with it wet. After shampooing and conditioning, place a dime-sized dollop of Olea serum by Beyond the Beauty in the palm of your hand. Run through towel-dried hair from root to tip and sleep on it. Don’t worry about tying your locks up neatly in a bun. Let your hair do its thing overnight and lightly dry in the morning.
If you have extremely straight hair, add loose curls with the SHE large-barreled curling iron by Beyond the Beauty for added body, run your fingers through the curls, and then finish with your favorite dry texturizing spray. To really reach rockstar status, tousle your tresses, wrap a bandana around your forehead, and start dancing.
- Fabulous Fishtail
Hop on this spring’s braid trend with a messy, festival-friendly fishtail braid. Wash your hair, remove excess moisture, and run volumizing mousse from root to tip. Make sure it’s totally dry before you start braiding with help from the SHE 3300 professional hair dryer by Beyond the Beauty. Go with a middle part for a 60s boho look, and after that, either pull all of your hair to one side for your fishtail braid or split in two for low pigtails.
If you don’t have naturally long locks that are perfect for braiding, add volume and length with SHE Clip N Go 20” human hair extensions by Beyond the Beauty. After that, fasten your braids at the ends with small hair ties and pop in a flower or two between bands.
- Textured Curls
Ditch high-shine ringlets and go for a full head of chunky, texturized curls that will look amazing in your festival photos. Lightly spray dry tresses with sea salt spray or a dry texturizer and section hair with a large clip, starting at the temples. Create loose curls with the SHE large-barreled curling iron by Beyond the Beauty, alternating the direction of each curl and bending the front pieces away from the face. Once those pieces are curled, let a second section down from your clip and repeat until your whole head is done. Finish with more texturizing spray for a beachy vibe. Craving extra body? Clip in Flip N Go 16”-18” hair extensions by Beyond the Beauty before you curl.
- The Low Ponytail
Leave slick ponytails at the office and drop it low at your next festival by opting for a relaxed pony that sits at the nape of the neck. Lightly tease second-day hair prepped with volumizing mousse at the crown and pull back into a low ponytail. Fasten with a hair tie and gently back-comb pieces of the ponytail itself, creating a messy, voluminous look. Pull a few strands loose toward the front to frame your face and make everything look effortless. Finish with hairspray.
For a more dramatic ponytail, incorporate SHE ponytail hair extensions by Beyond the Beauty. You can add more body to your entire head by inserting Flip N Go 16”-18” hair extensions before you tie your hair back.
- Classic with a Twist
If a curling iron isn’t your thing, try a sleek, straightened hairstyle with a braided part for an edgy twist. Use the SHE titanium series hair straightener by Beyond the Beauty to smooth hair and bend inward at the ends. Once that’s finished, part in the middle and separate a one-inch section of hair directly on the part. French braid that section along the part line using small strands and fasten with bobby pins. To keep stray hairs at bay, use your fingertips to apply pomade that dries clear.
Which one of these styles will you rock at the next big festival? Be sure to let us know in the comments!