April 18, 2013 Caitlin Larwood Hair

Coachella Beauty: 2 Celebrity-Inspired Hair Tutorials!

Coachella can mean different things to different people; for us at MDC, we couldn’t keep our eyes off the HAIR! From braids to waves, topped with everything from flowers to hats— the hair at Coachella set the stage for summer trends. We pulled two of our favorite looks and asked one of our favorite Celebrity Hairstylists Peter Butler for tips and tricks on how to get looks.
Katy Perry
First, meet Katy Perry’s boho chic loose side braid. Cool, casual and current… 

Peter’s Steps to Get the Look:
  • #1: Part your hair in the center and pull almost all of your hair to one side. Don't worry about the bits falling on the other side. It's not meant to be perfect.
  • #2: Braid the heavy side down and finish with a small elastic - black or clear. These can be found in most beauty supplies- sold in bags of 100+ they are always useful to have around and disappear at the end of the braid.
  • #3: Spray. A bit of hairspray keeps the braid together and add a hat and you're ready to go!
Kate Bosworth
Beauty icon Kate Bosworth rocked a natural beachy wave, exuding that laid back, effortless style she is known for. Peter told us that there is a nice texture to her hair here with controlled volume present throughout, not only at the roots. 

Peter’s Steps to Get the Look:
  • #1: Dry. Blow dry with a round brush and take your biggest curling iron and wrap vertical sections from the ears forward.
  • #2: Mist. Mist each section with a bit of hairspray and wrap the sections away from the face. Not too many pieces, you only need a few around the face to create that movement.
  • #3: Brush! Brush them out with a wide tooth comb and Go!
Speaking of Kate, who best to go from this type of relaxed day look to evening elegance? She inspired our prom looks this week as well.  What can we say? We are a big fan.

Makeup Moment: We saw clean, beautiful skin at Coachella. Skip the heavy foundation and use a tinted moisturizer for long-wear, sheer coverage that beats the heat.

Did you see any other hair styles at Coachella that you would like us to break down? Comment below or tweet @makeupdotcom and tell us! And you can follow Peter Butler on Twitter: @PeterButlerHair
Photos: DailyMail, Guardian
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