Break out your favorite sundress and fringed booties because it’s almost our favorite time of year: festival season. It’s time to dance under the sun until your feet go numb and, most importantly, live out your wildest hair dreams. From intricate bohemian hairstyles to simple yet chic looks, we got you covered with 44 festival hairstyles to try this year.
Now, this list is a bit lengthy, so we’ll let you get right to it. Be sure to take notes because you’re definitely going to want to stunt with one (or two!) of these stunning hairstyles.
Festival Hairstyles To Try All Year Long
Double Braided Bun
This double braided bun is a foolproof style that will last through the desert’s sweltering heat. The combination of braids and bun keeps your hair perfectly tucked away, so you can dance until the sky goes dark without worrying about an unkempt mane.
Purple Pixie with Bobby Pins
You don’t need long strands or braids to serve serious festival vibes. Embellish your pixie with metallic bobby pins for a unique style that requires little effort, but offers maximum benefits.
You don’t need to be a masterful braider to rock a cute festival style. Give yourself some beach waves and top it off with a jeweled headband. This style reminds us of everything we love about the hippie era, but with a modern twist.
Magenta Wash And Go
Don’t be afraid to unleash your curly strands and rock a wash-and-go. Sure, detailed braids are fun, but there’s something about the natural twists and turns of curly hair that look amazing no matter where you go. Bonus points for dying your hair a vibrant magenta hue.
Colorful High And Tight
This half-up twisted fishtail braid is everything we love about boho hairstyles. It’s effortless and visually stunning.
Half-Up Pull-Through French Braid
This Parisian look gives the illusion of braids without requiring much arm strength. The secret? The style is not actually a braid, but rather a series of ponytails cascading down your mane.
There’s nothing like a tall glass of pink lemonade to satisfy your summer sweet tooth. That’s why we love with this center part braid coupled with pink and yellow hues.
Bubblegum Dutch Braids
We’re positive Dutch braids will never go out of style. It’s one of the easier braided hairstyles to create, yet still totally chic. If you’re feeling really bold, ask your stylist to color each side of your hair a different hue.
Accent Side Fishtail
Take your beach waves up a notch and add an accent braid. For this look, take a small section of hair from the side of your head and weave a fishtail braid. Once you’ve secured your fishtail with an elastic, pancake your braid to make it appear more voluminous.
As the saying goes: suns out, buns out. However, this time we’re talking about boho buns. This look is super chic especially when you add a braid and there are a few strands coming loose.
Unicorn Braided Pony
Similar to a unicorn, there’s something about festival season that makes us feel majestic and free. Embrace those feelings with a cotton candy unicorn ‘do that has a center braid at the top of your head for ultimate festival vibes.
This textured look is perfectly paired with a center twist and looks gorgeous on ladies with a naturally curly mane.
If you already have a bold hair color and want to take it up a notch, add some floral embellishments to your mane. If you want to turn heads, choose botanicals that are a similar color to your statement hue to create a lush monochromatic effect.
Half-Up Space Buns
When we think about staple music festival hairstyles, our minds go straight to space buns. Compliment your double buns with some fun makeup to really make this look out of this world.
These beautifully woven hearts will make everyone fall in love with your style during festival season.
Hollywood Waves And Headbands
If your style is more glitz and glamour than bohemian chic, don’t worry. You can still rock a festival-inspired ‘do that’s more up your alley. Combining glamorous Hollywood waves with a boho-inspired headband, is proof that you can do it all.
Double Dutch Pigtails
When we want to dance freely without a care in a world, the last thing we want to worry about is our mane.This Dutch braid meets pigtail style is low maintenance and easy to achieve.
Pull-Through French Ponytail
The French braid dupe we all know and love can also be made into a beautiful ponytail. Start by styling your hair the same way as you would a pull-through French braid. Once you’ve woven your entire mane, secure a ponytail at the nape of your neck and leave the ends loose.
Sparkling Braided Buns
This gorgeous look incorporates all of our favorite festival staples: sparkle and braided space buns. We have some serious FOMO just looking at this fun ‘do.
In the battle between humid temperatures and loose hair, humidity always wins. But, don’t be discouraged. You can opt for an updo without feeling too stuffy. This crown braid that wraps around your head is a perfect boho alternative to keeping your strands out this season.
Flaunt what your mama gave you and let your curls roar with this pineapple style. By bringing all of your hair to the crown of your head, you allow your ringlets to be real the star of the show.
Textured Mini Faux-Hawk
For all the ladies with bobs, lobs, and everything in between, shorter hair does not mean less styling options. You can still get in touch with your inner flower child and rock your favorite festival look. Try this braided faux-hawk and add some beachy waves to your mane for some extra movement and swing.
Lilac Buns With Accessories
Take your space buns to the next level by adding fun hair accessories. Music festivals are the perfect time to experiment with flower crowns and metallic embellishments.
Three Braid Pigtails
Show off your braiding skills with this three braid pigtail look. Pro tip: Create the center cornrow before crafting your two larger cornrows. If you want to elevate your style, use some metallic hair ties to bring it all together.
All you need to light up the night sky, is a little sparkle. Add glitter to your space buns for a look that’s ethereal.
There is no hairstyle more fitting for a music festival than a mohawk. For those who aren’t afraid to indulge in vibrant hues, ask your stylist to create this multi-colored look.
Keep in mind if you don’t already have blonde hair, your stylist may need to use bleach to create the most vibrant hue. It’s important to note that bleach will cause damage to your hair. However, your stylist will work with you to leave you with the healthiest looking results.
Nothing says Grecian goddess like this elegantly adorned look.
Half-Up Top Knot
A half-up top knot is a look for those who opt for easy and beautiful. If this look were to take human form, it would be a beach-side, sunkissed, Cali girl who looks gorgeous without trying.
Half-Up Boho Braids
Princess, let down your boho braids. For ladies with down to there hair, ask your stylist to craft these intricate braids.
Trade in your store-bought flower crown for this beautifully designed crown made using your mane. We admit this style make take a bit of time but the wait will be so worth it.
Three Tail Pony With Accessories
If you’re looking for a ‘do that won’t budge, this triple tied ponytail is it! Instead of securing your look with one tail, go for three and a jeweled hair accessory. You’ll be locked in and good to dance all night long.
We’re so obsessed with this stunning style. While accessorizing your braids with beads may be tedious, we promise it’ll worth every minute.
Jumbo Bantu Knots
Go big or go home this festival season. We can’t help but feel drawn to these jumbo bantu knots as they remind us of a masterful sculpture.
Scarf Wrapped Ponytail
For those who wait till the last minute to get ready (don’t think we don’t know,) throw a colorful scarf to your mane and call it a day. We’re all for lazy styles that look just as gorgeous as intricate updos.
If your mane is anything like ours, humid temperatures, dancing, and loose hair is a recipe for disaster. That’s why we stan pulled back hairstyles, including this faux-hawk bun with a braid down the center.
Decorated Bow Tie Bun
Grace other festival goers with a bow tie bun embellished with a beautiful scarf. You’ll be the gift that keeps on giving.
Scarf Wrapped Top Knot
We may be beauty editors, but messy buns are our go-to look for just about everything. On the days we want to dress it up, we simply throw on a scarf or headband.
Prepare for sweltering temperatures with funky earrings and extra hair ties. When it gets too hot to bare, throw your hair up in a messy bun and let your earrings be the star of the show. Your hair will still look fabulous and effortless.
Backwards Braided Buns
This fun twist on traditional space buns is one of our favorite looks for festival season. Pro-tip: You may need a friend to ensure your braids are even while you’re upside down.
If you’ve always wanted to try bangs but didn’t want to commit, this style is for you! Simply, put your hair into a top knot and leave the ends loose. Bring the loose ends to the front of your face and voila! We’re told festival season is all about experimentation.
If you need some help unleashing your creativity, repurpose your gold neck chain and add it to your braid. Adding this small detail will make a big difference to your hairstyle offering a long-lasting and gorgeous look. Check out our chain braid tutorial done with Cassandra Rolph, Redken artist.
Braided Space Buns
Out of all the space bun variations to rock this season, these braided space buns are our favorite. They allow you to keep your hair out so you can let loose while dancing to your favorite bands, while also wearing a music festival staple. If you’re interested in recreating this look on your own, check out our braided space buns tutorial with Casondra Rolph, Redken artist.
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