Ahh, festival season – yes, it is finally here. While some of you pack your bags full of festival necessities for Lollapalooza, the rest of you may be checking out the set list for Bonnaroo, ensuring that you strategically plan the day, making sure that you will make it to all of the best stages. However, regardless of the festival, you will be spending your summer days at, there is one thing that will cross every young woman’s mind as she gets ready to go: “What about my hair?”
It is this same question that gets ladies bogged down and stressed out over and over again. But, we have good news! You no longer have to worry about the distance between you and your favorite heat tools and trifold mirror. The last thing you are going to want to do is to spend hours on a hairdo, which will probably fall out sooner than later.
We have taken a few tips from active ladies who have spent countless summers camping. With the help of a few wood-sy regulars, we have put together a list of cute and easy hairstyles, that are perfect for those who are spending the night on festival grounds.
Before we get started on how to style your I-woke-up-at-a-festival-like-this hair, it is worth mentioning that you should plan on bringing along some dry shampoo or root lifting powder; chances are between the long lines and low water temperatures, you will opt out of your usual thirty-minute shower.
That being said, it is best to leave the hair spray at home. While it might seem like a good idea to give your hair the extra hold, you will regret it when the weekend is over and your hair is unmanageably tangled, sticky and impossible to brush through. Below are two of the best summer hairstyles, inspired by festival regulars and frequent-campground-overnighters.
Pulled Back Fishtail Tiara
This look is one that you have seen many times before, but never had the chance to try out. Luckily, it is beyond simple (seriously, some of you may not even need a mirror for this one)! Start the look by a gathering a one-inch section of hair, across from the arc of your brow, on both sides. Now simply braid both sections into a fishtail, before pulling them to the back of your head. At this point, you have the option of joining and securing the two fishtails with an elastic, and leaving the remainder of your hair down, or gathering the rest of your hair and pulling it all back into a ponytail.
This look might actually be easier than the fist one. What you are going to do is start a french braid like usual, being certain to leave out two sections of hair near your temples. When your french braid incorporates hair from behind your ears, stop making it a french braid, and continue braiding it as a normal braid, securing the end with an elastic. Now, pull the two front sections to meet behind your head, and create a fishtail braid. Essentially you will have two loose braids overlapping one another.