Festival hair is a tough thing to get right as pretty much everything about ‘the festival’ has been done to death, dying a flower crown-strewn death somewhere in the British countryside. So we've rounded up the coolest celebrity styles for inspiration.
There are a few obvious things to remember. Start too preened and it'll inevitably look very messy come day two. Start too undone and, well, you've already lost — so, we've found the best festival hair ideas to keep it under control for the duration, which from Thursday to Monday is no mean feat.
Want festival hair tips? For thick and/or curly hair, plaits will save it from getting too frizzy — remember, unless you’re in boutique camping, straighteners are basically a no — whether you want to go all out with halo braids, a simple side plait or side plaits to keep it off your face. Sienna Miller is your Bohemian festival spirit animal so take inspiration from her and go with an updo and halo braid to keep it totally under control, or allow a little mussing with an Emma Stone-style fringe plait. It’s surprisingly easy to do and is a handy hack when the front of your hair is getting bothersome a couple of days in.
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We're still loving parting plaits, even though they peaked with Kate Bosworth's festival braid at Coachella. Then there was Cara Delevingne's been doing a side-parted version on the red carpet.
If it gets rained on or you get a bad case of tent hair, experiment with hair accessories. Chloe Sevigny’s bow is very cool, or you can embrace the festival aesthetic with flowers – but make sure they’re real to avoid being too clichéd.
If you’re happy to commit to a colour, go for a temporary dye jobs – we saw turquoise, grey or pink tips for Coachella, and wanted them all.
Whatever your hair type - straight, curly, fine or thick - these are the styles that'll avoid those festival hair 'mares...