Floral festival hair: 11 cute ways to wear flowers

Oh, I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair...

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

close up shot of blonde woman with side braided cornrow with beachy waves
Look feminine and fierce with this slay-worthy side braid. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Side braids

Want to take your Cara Delevingne-inspired fierce side braids in a sweeter direction? Just weave some lovely flowers through them, like this model has done.

By pairing this gorgeous hairstyle with tousled waves, you’ll easily take your mane game to double-tap-worthy heights.

close up shot of blonde model with flowers in her space buns
Rock the mane stage with these floral space buns. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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

Floral festival hair: side view of black woman with straight dark brown hair at festival with yellow sunflower hairclips positioned on the side of her just behind her fringe. Girl is wearing a blue patterned top and side bag.
Fringe with benefits. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Fringes

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.

And in our opinion, this stylish lady has chosen the perfect (and easiest) festival accessory to upgrade her razor cut long bob to her micro bangs.

woman wearing a yellow blouse with lilac and white flower hair accessories in her afro
Decorate your ‘fro like a boho queen. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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.

woman wearing a flower crown in her brunette hair
What’s a festival without a flower crown or two? Credit: Instagram.com/lunavici

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

blonde woman with her hair in a french braid with daisy hair accessories
He loves me, he loves me not… Credit: Instagram.com/grcelisabeth

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.

woman with mohawk braids with yellow flowers in
Cheer up, buttercup! Credit: Instagram.com/allurehair_co

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

girl with long grey ombre hair with floral braided space buns
Challenge: Wear as many festival hair looks as you can at once! Credit: Instagram.com/kimwasabi

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

girl wearing a red plaid shirt with braided bangs and a messy bun
Braided bangs= our ultimate greasy hair cure. Credit: Instagram.com/academie_salon

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

messy bun with flower hair accessories
We’ve got buns on the brain. Credit: Instagram.com/saz.tranter

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

blonde with half up half down hair and floral hair accessories
This is what Pinterest dreams are made of. Credit: Instagram.com/hearthair_

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

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