Easy Campout Hair

Woman camping

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.

Creative braid hairstyle

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.

Crown braid

Bohemian Braids
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.

Hair Trend Report: Tapestry Hair

When it comes to the latest trends and styles, you know that you can always count on Lionesse to bring you the scoop. That’s why today, we wanted to take a few minutes to talk about one of the hottest trends in hair: the tapestry style. This article will detail what it is, how it’s done, and where it got it’s beginnings.

Woman wearing a lace dress looking at a tapestry design.

What Is Tapestry Hair?
Tapestry hair is the process of weaving threads throughout the hair with special string, a loom, and a hook. The process looks very similar to basket or rug weaving, and is usually quick to complete. Various looks and styles can be completed by interweaving various thread colors and patterns, adorning the hair with styles to match any outfit or look. The look can last anywhere from one to four days, longer if you’re extra careful, and goes with nearly any outfit. To get the look at home, you can use a friendship bracelet making kit, as it contains all of the material you would need – save for the loom. There are video tutorials available online to help you get the look yourself. It may be more fun to do this with a friend, where she does your hair, and you do hers. This way, you don’t have to do it yourself on your own hair – and she could leave with a cool new style as well.

How Tapestry Hair Got its Start?
Tapestry hair was created by a company known as Bleach London, a company located in London, England for outdoor festivals. Many times, the look is completed at outdoor festivals in England in special tents that Bleach London has set up at the events. The look has quickly taken the beauty world by storm, and has made its way stateside in the past few weeks. Coachella, the premier music festival hosted in California, saw some of the first women in the United States wearing the style, and it has since exploded since pictures of the style have graced social media and the internet.

Woman getting a hair treatment at a salon.

Why You Should Try It?
Unlike dyeing your hair or opting for potentially damaging extensions, this style won’t damage the hair and looks absolutely cutting edge, fabulous, and colorful. It is temporary, so if you love the look you can just re-create it – and if not, you don’t have to. You can pair it to any outfit you are planning on wearing that day, or incorporate colors that will work with any outfit such as black, white, or other neutral colors. It’s a great accessory that adds something to the hair without being expensive, and it’s even safe for kids and teens. Rather than focus on why you should try it, ask yourself, “Why shouldn’t I?”

Lionesse believes this is one of the trendiest, coolest looks to come out so far this spring, and we hope you love the idea of this style as much as we do. When it comes to a style being simple, colorful, beautiful and fun, we are all for it!