April 1, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

5 Hairstyles That Will Survive Coachella

Festival season is upon us, ushering in a time of music, food, camping, extreme heat and iconic flower crowns. While we love the excitement and carefree environment, the sweltering heat and constant flow of activity (and dancing!) can take a toll on your mane. The buoyant and flawless hair you showed up with can quickly turn into a sweaty, tangled mess by the end of your two-day music fest. We want you to shine like the festival goddess that you are, so we came up with five hairstyles that will save your mane from disaster!

1. The Half-Up Ponytail

Half-up pony
The key to a great festival-appropriate hairstyle is striking the balance between practical and pretty. This half-up style does just that as it keeps your hair out of your face, while still maintaining a pretty, boho-chic look.

2. The Side Wrap Braid

Wrap Braid hair tutorial
Braided ‘dos are a staple at music festivals (right up there with crop tops and flower crowns) and this side-swept style presents them in a fresh, new way. Again, the perfect mix of pretty and practical, this half-braided ‘do keeps you as cool as can be by sweeping your hair up and off your neck. Spritz the style with a flexible hold hairspray (we love L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray) to make sure it stays put while you dance the day and night away. 

3. Baby Buns

Festival hairstyle tutorials
Hello ‘90s! This cute bun look made popular by the Spice Girls is still fabulous and totally appropriate for music festivals. Pair it with some pretty shimmery shadow and a soft pink gloss and you’ll be the cutest thing that hit Coachella!

4. The Braided Headband
Braided Headband Tutorial

For second- or third-day hair that’s starting to take a turn for the greasy side, try this braided ‘do! Be sure to spritz your roots with a little dry shampoo before executing the style (we love Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodified Dry Shampoo). 

5. Bouncy Pony

Fuller pony how to
All the heat and dancing can definitely take the pump out of your pony. Keep it bouncy with this double-up trick that will be a life- (and pony) saver for sure!

What are your tricks to festival-ready hair? Tell us your go-to styles in the comments below!



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