Festivals are a chance to do something different with your hair, so let the InStyle team inspire you with our own take on the badass braid...
Remember Sienna Miller’s white blonde braid extensions, when she was at the height of her love affair with Jude Law? They started our braid obsession. The possibilities you can achieve with braids are endless. Also when you have them done by a professional they really last, so you won’t have to spend so long in the showers, which means more time in the rave tent.
Founders of the Braid Bar Sarah Hiscox and Willa Burton say: 'Our Bey and Naomi braids are best for festivals - like you, they'll last for days! They’re totally dance-proof, totally tent-proof, and you can glam them up with chalks and glitter for xtra sass!'
These uber cool ladies also have some tops tips for giving your braids longevity: 'Keep your Braids festi-fresh by wrapping a silk scarf around them when (and if!) you get a chance to snooze. If you haven’t got a silk scarf then silk knickers work well too – just don't forget they’re on your head!'
'For reinvigorating your braid throughout your festival, Bumble and bumble. Prêt-à-powder is a good refresher.'
'If you need to make your braid last the whole festival and you feel like it’s on its way out, just add Bumble and bumble. White Hair Powder and deconstruct your braid for a more lived-in feel.'
Don’t worry about having your braids done before you head to the festival, because Braid Bar will have pop-up salons at the following festivals this summer!
Urban Fete Greenwich 10th May 2015
The Secret Garden Party 23rd – 26th July 2015
Port Eliot 30th July – 2nd August 2015
Our top tip for making your badass braid stand out against the rest is to have these little gold charm rings by Regal Rose (£10 for 10) braided in to your hair — they double up as pinky rings too, meaning you get a mega cool hairstyle and some new jewellery to boot. What's not to love?!
Take a look at how the InStyle team works the braid trend in our gallery below