If you’ve ever been to a festival, you’ll know that half the fun is in the prep. Deciding on your all-weather outfits, plus the all-important hair and makeup looks you’re going to rock is almost as fun as the festival itself! And come rain or shine, there is one look that never fails to impress in the mud pits: floral festival hair.
Year after year, floral festival hair looks are a popular choice, but if you thought there was only one way to rock flowers in your hair, you’d be wrong. Don’t believe us? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite floral festival hair looks below to help get your creative juices flowing!
11 ways to rock floral festival hair this summer
1. Side braids
By pairing this gorgeous hairstyle with tousled waves, you’ll easily take your mane game to double-tap-worthy heights.
2. Space buns
Live for space buns? Just because you’re planning on dancing the night away with them doesn’t mean you can’t look like a flower goddess while doing it. Say bye-bye, basic double buns, hello floral ones!
Editor’s tip: To give your space buns a frizz-free, glossy finish, give them a once-over with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray.
It’s all about the statement hair clips, right now, so this festival-goer is ticking all the boxes when it comes to the festival hair trends.
4. Floral ‘fro
Rocking an afro? Don’t let everyone else have all the fun! Spruce up your locks by using bobby pins to attached faux flowers into your hair. Stick to just one accent accessory or go crazy and add as many as you like.
Editor’s tip: Want your afro to look on-point? Use the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist! This will help keep your mane hydrated and feeling fresh, too.
5. Flower crown
Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be a festival hair round-up without a nod to the iconic flower crown, would it? The perfect way to conceal greasy roots and unwashed hair (while looking super cute), channel your inner Lana Del Rey during summer with this classic festival style. Credit: @lunavici
6. French braid
If you’re going to be camping, odds are you won’t be able to wash your hair for a few days, so it’s important to take precautionary measures! Dry shampoo can only get you so far, but braids are the perfect way to keep your locks looking fresh for the whole weekend.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to opt for a boring ‘do! Add a girly twist to a standard French plait by weaving in floral hair accessories as you braid, for a look even Queen Elsa would be proud of! Credit: @grcelisabeth
Editor’s tip: To make sure your style lasts as long as you do, prep your strands with the VO5 Sea Salt Spray beforehand. This will help to give your hair extra grip to ensure your hair stays looking flawless.
7. Braided mohawk
Stars like Selena Gomez and Janelle Monae have been rocking braided mohawks on the red carpet for years, yet we think they’d make the perfect festival look, too! Scattering flowers throughout the style instantly takes it from red carpet glamour to festival chic, wouldn’t you agree? Credit: @allurehair_co
8. Half-up space buns
This braided space bun masterpiece really is the epitome of festival style. Incorporating multiple trends in one, (braids, space buns, ombre – the list goes on!), this ‘do ticks all the right boxes. And just think of the Instagram potential! Credit: @kimwasabi
9. Braided bangs
Short on time? Plaiting your fringe is a failsafe way to fool people into thinking you’ve put loads of effort in – even if you did it in your tent without a mirror! Plus, by working some flowers into your style, you’ll give this look the summer-ready, festival vibes it needs. Credit: @academie_salon
10. Messy bun
There’s no denying that we at All Things Hair love a messy bun. They’re quick, look great and can easily be jazzed up with the use of a few hair accessories! Just do as this Instagrammer has done and invest in a floral hairband to wrap around your undone bun, for a carefree and fabulous look in an instant. Credit: @saz.tranter
11. Half-up, half-down braids
Prefer to wear your hair down? No problem! To create a simple yet stunning half-up, half-down style, just weave 2 fishtail braids and join them at the back of your head using bobby pins. Top off with faux flowers et voila: instant festival princess vibes! Credit: @hearthair