Let’s be honest: one of the reasons we love festival season is because it’s the perfect excuse for us to get dressed up, style our hair differently, enjoy fantastic music, and (hopefully) the British summer sun! Now, if you’re bored of your go-to hairstyle, and are in dire need of a style refresh, you can easily liven up your look with some cute hair accessories.
We know, we know: finding the right hair accessory isn’t the easiest of tasks, especially since there are so many choices. But luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the best festival hair accessories, (expertly chosen to suit your hair type and length!) to help you beat hair boredom, stat!
21 festival hair accessories that'll elevate your mane game
1. Floral clips
Fancy a change from your usual flower crown? Then add floral hair clips to your new year festival look. No matter what festival hairstyle you choose to wear this year, this added touch will instantly brighten up your tresses.
You may have heard this already, but scrunchies are the latest hair accessory. Worn on the heads of all the bloggers and street style stars, this ’90s loved hair tie needs to be in your hair kit this year. No ifs, buts, or maybes!
3. Chain crown
Chain crowns are brilliant for decorating the simplest of styles. So whether you rock an everyday ponytail or the most glamorous waves, add a touch of glitz with a chain crown.
The best thing is, with so many chain crowns to choose from, you’ll be able to pick one that perfectly complements the rest of your outfit!
Editor’s tip: Add texture to your locks while sealing in your style with a spritz of TONI&GUY Tousled Texture Creation Hairspray. Simple scrunch hair while spraying for added definition.
Work that athleisure trend by teaming your festival outfit with a cap. Great for so many reasons; moving around incognito, shielding your eyes from the summer rays and of course, the best reason, looking stylish.
5. Snap clips
The runway is full of surprising hair trends and after seeing snap clips dominate the most recent catwalks, we couldn’t be happier to see their appearance at a string of festivals this year.
With all the dancing you’ll be doing, a sports headband is the perfect addition to your look. Wear yours with a braided ‘do for a sporty chic finish.
This versatile, patterned headscarves can be worn in a number of ways, just take a look at this summer fave half-half-down bun – it’ll have you running to buy one ASAP.
8. Bucket hats
With the likes of Rihanna and man of the moment Skepta, lovers of the bucket hat you can expect to see plenty of this hair accessory at the festivals this year.
9. Flower garlands
Flower crowns and garlands are great festival accessories for ladies that have fringes, as not only can they help frame the face and really highlight those beautiful bangs, but you also have free rein on the floral arrangement, making this look is super versatile. Credit: @blossomingflorist
10. Flower afro
The great part is, the shape of your curls will help hold the flowers perfectly in place! Pretty amazing, right? Credit: @modices
11. Hair tattoos
Just because you have fine hair, that doesn’t mean it’s a definite no-no for festival accessories.
Okay, we know temporary hair tattoos aren’t strictly considered accessories, but we here at All Things Hair we think they’re a great way to dress up your tresses without having to put anything too weighty into your mane. Credit: @odelaune
12. Hair foil
Adding a few metallic foils to your mane will not only make you look like a Grecian Goddess but will also stylishly get you out of a hair rut in a matter of seconds (yay!). Credit: @barnitmcr
Editor’s tip: Fixing foil to your tresses may seem super easy, but you can still benefit from a little help from VO5 Fixing Spray For Glitter.
Great for fixing glitter to your hair, this nifty spray is a festival hair essential.
13. Mermaid crowns
This may look like something Ariel would wear, but thanks to its ornately embellished nature, we think it will totally make your mane conversation-worthy. Do tell us more! Credit: @bohipsies
14. Scarf wrap
Looking for a low-maintenance way to wear your hair? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Here at All Things Hair, we think everyone should make the head wrap their new BFF during festival season – mainly because it can hide a multitude of hair sins (ahem, day 3 hair)! Credit: @divaheadwraps
15. Bobby pinned hairstyle
Honestly, is there anything bobby pins can’t do? For a festival style that’s beyond impressive and catwalk-approved, just randomly throw in some bobby pins (in a pattern of your choice!) and set the look with hairspray. Credit: @suniyajilani
Editor’s tip: What to know what our fave hairspray is? TRESemme Extra Hold Hairspray! This long-lasting product will keep your mane in place all day. Amazing, right?
16. Bun cuff
17. Hair stickers
Looking for a new way to style short hair? Elevate your ‘do in a jiffy with a few stickers, a la the picture above, and you won’t need to worry. Now you just have to decide which outfit to rock with your funky stickers! Credit: @niophlex.rus
18. Hair rings
Before you baulk at our suggestion, check out this Instagrammer’s pretty, pierced hairdo – it’s the perfect way to work a high-impact look with something so simple! Credit: @styleblogca
19. Hair wraps
Lacking inspiration for your hair this summer? Why not try some hair wraps as the perfect boho-inspired accessory for your dreadlocks? Simply pick your favourite colours and start wrapping!
And what’s great, is that hair wraps can be incorporated with other accessories, too – you know, in case you really can’t decide on a look.
20. Ribbon Braids
While most of you might think that ribbons are reserved only for the playground, the latest styles we’ve been seeing on Instagram are showing us how stylish it can look — especially with pretty plaits.
This playful hair accessory brings heaps of creativity to the table but also exudes boho, It-girl vibes. Boring hair? Not here! Credit: @ameliabhair
21. Tiara hair
Prefer to show off your locks by wearing them down? Effortlessly channel modern-day princess vibes with a glitzy tiara headpiece! For maximum style points, pair this glam look with some beachy waves and get ready to #slay. Well, if it’s good enough for Rita Ora…