Curly Hairstyles

9 Easy Curly Hairstyles for Festival Season

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Curated By
Courtney Leiva

Get ready for festival season with some of our favorite looks to rock on your curly hair.

Festival beauty is all about natural and Bohemian-inspired hair looks but that doesn’t just mean rocking a flower crown or sporting beachy waves. Another option is to rock naturally curly hair that you can configure into tons of on-trend and modern styles that connect to the easy-going vibes of your upcoming festival. To inspire your new look, we’re sharing nine really easy and fun styles that we think will look pretty awesome on your curly hair.

Easy Curly Hairstyles: 9 Perfect For Festival Season

Easy Curly Hairstyles include rocking your own natural texture.
Wearing your hair naturally curly makes for a fresh festival-ready look.

1. Wear Your Hair Naturally Curly

Showing off your natural texture always makes for a great look, as it requires minimal effort and styling time. To give your hair that festival finish in a flash, like our girl Mini Marley, try playing up your curls with some fun accessories. A colorful flower crown, for example, always makes a killer festival look.

Easy Curly Hairstyles include wearing the right accessories
Play up your curls with festival-friendly accessories.

2. Rock Some Fun Accessories

But if flower crowns aren’t your thing, know that there are plenty of other festival accessories to try. Playful cat ears, goddess chains, and trendy turbans always make for a fun and festival-ready look that looks gorgeous when paired with wavy or curly hair.

Easy Curly Hairstyles include funky faux hawk styles.
Wear a faux hawk style to show off your curls. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Try a Faux Hawk

Great for those who are blessed with natural curls, a funky faux hawk offers some festival edge, without requiring an insane amount of styling time. To get this trendy style, start by applying a curl defining product like the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel onto your clean, damp hair. To get that faux hawk finish, simply apply some styling gel onto the sides of your head, brush both sides back, and secure with a large clip or some carefully placed bobby pins.

Easy Curly Hairstyles include half up, half down styles.
A half up, half down style is always Bohemian-chic.

4. Create a Fun Twist

Half-up, half-down styles are great for those with curly or wavy hair as they create the same vibe as braided festival styles without having to create an intricate plait. Creating a beautiful side twist, for example, gives your curls a hippie-chic look that’s totally on-trend. Get the full scoop on how to create this look from the romantic knitted bang tutorial.

Easy Curly Hairstyles include space buns
Space buns take under ten minutes to create. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Wear Space Buns

If you want a style that’s off your face, wearing a space bun style is definitely a good style to try. Achieving this look is fairly simple, as you’ll want to use a styling product like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel onto your damp and clean hair. To get your buns, simply create two high pigtails on either side of the head, and wrap and tuck carefully with bobby pins to form your quirky bun style. Finish with some strong-hold hairspray to keep your style secure.

Easy Curly Hairstyles include top knot styles
A top knot is an easy style to create.

6. Create Messy Top Knot Bun

Messy top knots are a no-fuss and sexy style for festival season since they can be created in minutes without any complications. This style tends to work well on second-day hair, as it gives your bun some messy volume. But if you need to give your bun some extra texture, use the Bed Head by TIGI Joyride Texturizing Powder Balm to help give your style some oomph.

Easy Curly Hairstyles include dramatic center parts
A dramatic center part is always sexy. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Try a Sexy Center Part

A bold center part is a striking and easy style to try, as it gives curly hair that gothy-cool edge that’s essentially perfect for festival season. To achieve this look, apply some gel to your hair and then create your part with the assistance of your fingers and a comb. Brush down your hair and add some mousse to your hair where you can define and show-off those awesome curls.

Easy Curly Hairstyles include bold color looks.
Bold hair color always pumps up your curls. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

8. Go Bold and Colorful

Bold hair color always dresses up any hair look, and allows you to show off your curls in an exciting new way. Opt for a temporary color for your festival, or ‘go for it’ by visiting your colorist before your music fest to make a bold statement. 

Easy Curly Hairstyles include voluminous curl styles
Use styling mousse to get that afro-like look.

9. Teased Hair

Or maybe you’re all about volume for your curly hair. That’s cool! Try teasing it before your festival for a head-turning look that will stay put throughout your festival. Master teasing in our teasing hair guide and you’ll be good to go.

Looking for more styling ideas for spring break? Check out these awesome party braids for spring break!

Courtney Leiva
05 April 2017

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