Festival hair woes? These festival braids have you got sorted!
Want gorgeous festival braids that even boho babe Vanessa Hudgens would be proud of? Well, you’re in luck, because we’re here to help you get your hair ready for British Summer Time, Wireless and Lovebox.
Ahead, we’re showing you 13 eye-catching festival braid hairstyles that are sure to make you feel on top on your mane game this festival season — and beyond.
14 festival braids to try this summer
1. Boho Braids
2. Braided space buns
Planning on spending the majority of your time dancing? Then you’ll seriously need to rock these braided, budge-proof space buns, complete with your favourite glitter.
Editor’s tip: The VO5 Ocean Blue Hair Glitter, along with any other of their biodegradable glitters, are perfect for creating the ultimate festival look. So, what colour will you go for?
3. Macaron buns
Sounds delicious, right? Well, we reckon this cornrow braid/low bun hybrid makes for a pretty awesome festival hairstyle, too. And, this natural hairstyle is a serious case in point. Credit: @abbiecurls
4. Four strand braid
Festival braids, like this four strand braid, are perfect for those of you looking for a ‘do that offers maximum style impact with minimal effort.
Ready to master it? Just check out our easy, step-by-step tutorial.
5. Braided ponytail
Next read: 10 of the best ponytail hairstyles to try now.
6. Side braids
Want model-off-duty hair? Make like this festival babe and pair tousled waves with a simple side braid and flowers, for a look that Cara Delevingne would approve of.
7. Romantic side braid
If you want to embrace the bedhead look, but make your look a little more exciting, a great way to do so is with this floral, romantic plaited hairstyle. We see this look fitting in perfectly at Wilderness festival!
Editor’s tip: Ideal for creating and finishing your look, the TONI&GUY Texture Creation Hairspray is all you need to give your mane extra definition and texture.
The best part? It’ll give you the grip need to create this lovely braid.
8. Unicorn braid
If you don’t have the patience for all-over braids, this centre parting braid (AKA unicorn braid) is a great quick option to covet. Unicorn hair, don’t care!
9. Unicorn braid on natural hair
10. Boxer braids
Ideal for long or short hair, boxer braids are a firm summer favourite, often worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss. So if you do go for these festival braids, rest assured you’ll be in good company.
Next read: The only boxer braids tutorial you will ever need.
11. Party-hard plaited buns
If you’re always the last woman standing, your best bet is a cool and durable hairstyle. Meet: the party-hard plaited buns. So-called because they look the part and they’ll keep going all day long. Credit:@chromatiquesalon
12. Half-up, half-down hairstyle + scarf
Want your festival braids to stand out from the crowd? Why not opt for a half-up, half-down scarf braid to see you through festival season? It’s fresh, flirty and radiating with It-girl vibes. Credit: @hair_by_salinacarter
Next read: 4 easy ways to wear a fashionable headscarf.
13. Magical milkmaid braid
In our opinion, nothing says party-ready hair like a head full of different accessories!
Editor’s tip: To keep your festival braids in place, set them in place with some TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray. This will keep frizz at bay and keep your mane looking like a full-time masterpiece.
14. Hidden braids
Here’s a simple way to spruce up your half-up, half-down hairstyle: weave some hidden plaits in them!
Just get creative with where you decide to place your braids and you’ll have cool festival hair and braids in no time!