Coachella hairstyles: 11 irresistibly easy festival looks!

Looking for Coachella hairstyles? You'll totally love these 11 festival-worthy hairstyle ideas for Coachella and beyond!  

Coachella-bound and looking for a super chic festival hairstyle to rock? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve got a tonne of Coachella hairstyles up our sleeves, all of which are super easy to create and guaranteed to impress!

From space buns to braids, and everything in between, these Coachella hair ideas will give your mane the festival-worthy upgrade you’ve been dreaming of. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down to see the festival hairstyles we’re fawning over, now!

Chic Coachella hairstyles: Looks to keep on your style radar


when it comes to hairstyle ideas for coachella, boxer braids are an a list favourite.
Chantel Jefferies with boxer braids. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Boxer braids

Officially the It-girl hairstyle of 2017, these super chic and HIIT-proof boxer braids (AKA cornrows) are not only versatile, they’re guaranteed to last you from dusk ‘til dawn! Quick and easy to create, these neat little braids are sure to stay put, no matter what you throw at them.

brielle biermann with festival messy side fishtail plait wearing floral jacket and bodysuit
Messy side fishtail plait. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Messy side fishtail plait

We know what you’re thinking: it’s so pretty, but is that really what you call an ‘easy’ festival hairstyle? While it may look complex, this messy side braided fishtail hairstyle is actually deceptively simple to weave.

After spritzing your mane with some of the Toni & Guy Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, pull all your tresses to the side and secure with a clear hairband. Fishtail braid all the way to the end and then gently tug at it using your thumb and forefinger for a wispier, looser plait.

model with blonde pigtails with festival braided hair
Try pigtails with a floral headband. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Pigtails with a floral headband

Thinking of rocking pigtails this festival season, but looking to add a grown-up, cool-girl twist? Then try leaving a few tendrils of hair free at the front. This will give a romantically undone finish, which will look all the more stunning if paired with a floral headband. Now you’re a true Coachella babe!

woman with afro hair with flowers for coachella
Afro with flowers. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Afro blooming

Looking for Coachella hairstyles for natural hair? Then prepare to fall in love with this fashionista’s bloomin’ stunning afro mane! This is a nifty way to take your beautiful afro to festival-worthy heights, all without having to do any real styling. Isn’t nature great?!

model with cat ears and wavy red hair coachella hairstyle
Pair your natural waves with a cat ear accessory.

Faux beachy waves

Love the look of beachy waves (who doesn’t!), but don’t want to go through a lengthy process them to get them? No worries! Just plait your hair before you go to bed and undo the braid when you wake up.

Then, give your mane a quick once over with the VO5 Sea Salt Spray and you’re done! See? Coachella hairstyles don’t need to be complicated to look good!

coachella hairstyles: vanessa hudgens with messy halo braid and flowers
Make like Vanessa Hudgens and rock messy halo braid! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Messy halo braid

When it comes to fail-safe hairstyle ideas for Coachella and festival season, a messy halo braid always comes out on top. So if you’re ready to channel your inner boho-babe, make like Vanessa Hudgens and decorate your halo with flowers!

easy coachella hairstyle ideas: model with gold glitter roots
Sparkle away with glitter roots.

Glitter roots

Now, we can’t think of a more appropriate time to rock a handful of glitter in our manes than at a festival! Whether you go for glitter roots, hair foiling or even tinsel, you’re guaranteed to sparkle the whole day and night.

suki waterhouse with short pink hair street style
Suki Waterhouse with pink hair bunches and bandana. Credit: Rex for Shutterstock

Think pink

Want to make your short mane really pop at Coachella? Why not opt for a temporary pastel hair colour? If a pink hue is too bright for you, consider going for a denim or purple hair colour! Fun and flirty hair in seconds? Sign us up!

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Space buns

When it comes to Coachella hair ideas, space buns and half-up, half-down hairstyles always manage to surface at the top. So, for this festival season why not rock the 2 trends together and impress everyone with your hot styling prowess?

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Wavy ponytail

Always thought that ponytails were boring? Well this gorgeous wavy ponytail hairstyle will convince you otherwise! Chic and super to easy create, you really can’t go wrong with rocking this festival-ready look.

rita ora with festival tiara hairstyle wearing denim
Crown yourself Coachella queen with a tiara. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Tiara hair

While most of you might think tiaras are reserved only for beauty pageant winners or royalty, you can easily make it festival-appropriate. How? Just tuck your head piece into a lived-in mane a la Rita Ora, and you’re good to glow! Who knew becoming a Coachella queen could be so easy?


Loved all these Coachella hairstyles? Then you’ll swoon for all the other looks on our Party Hairstyles page, where you’ll get all the #hairinspo you need. We’re sure you’ll want to see which cool hair accessories are perfect for festival season!

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