10 Iconic Festival Hairstyles We Are Obsessed with this Summer

Bubble ponys, buns, braids, chains, and beads for everyone.

With numerous music festivals behind us and countless more on the horizon, we’ve curated the ultimate selection of this summer’s top ten festival 2023 standout looks. Music festivals are in full swing this season, igniting unparalleled creativity and boldness in hairstyles. Indulge in our handpicked favorites and discover the captivating styles that have dominated this scorching season. Prepare to be fascinated as we delve into these trendsetting hairstyles that have set the summer ablaze!

Top 10 Most Popular Festival Looks in 2023

1. Classic Tinsel Strands

Tinsel Hair Festival
You can add as much tinsel as you like. Credit: sandcats87 on Pinterest.

Embrace the revival of this iconic hairstyle, which has resurfaced this summer with a vibrant twist. This delightful, whimsical, and evocative look will make your hair radiate like never before – quite literally! Tinsel, a delicate metallic foil, once reigning supreme in the ’90s and early 2000s, has returned triumphantly. This hairstyle evokes cherished memories of playful childhood styles from the past. Experience the same exuberant joy as you effortlessly recreate this enchanting look. With microrings, a hair iron, and slender tinsel strands in hand, adding tinsel to your hair becomes as easy as styling a hair extension. Place the tinsel near your scalp, secure it with a micro ring, and apply gentle heat from a flatiron! You’ll be amazed at the stunning transformation.

2. Colorful Beaded Braids

Hair Braids with Beads
Select beads of various colors or just one for a monotone look. Photo Credit: Livy from Pinterest.

Indulge in a youthful, refreshing, effortlessly playful look with delightful beaded braids. Elevate your appearance with a touch of sophistication that effortlessly complements any outfit. To achieve this captivating style, begin by straightening your hair to perfection. Then, select beads of various colors, ensuring they have a big center hole to thread a thin strand of hair through. With the beads in hand, it’s time to weave small braids, allowing your creative freedom to scatter or arrange them as desired. Let your imagination run wild, and prepare to embrace a hairdo that exudes charm, versatility, and a touch of whimsy.

3. Zig-Zag Parting with Lose Buns

Space buns zig zag hairline
This style is perfect for short hair but also long by doing hair buns. Photo Credit: bellafluerz on Pinterest.

Elevate your hairstyle with a playful and rebellious twist, adding a punk rock edge to the classic sleeked-up look. You only need some hair spray, a fine-tooth comb, and hair clips or bobby pins to achieve this daring transformation. Using the tip of the fine-tooth comb, create a distinctive zig-zag part in your hair, tracing a captivating pattern along your hairline. Then, with the help of a beloved spray like Suave Extreme Hold Unscented Aerosol Hairspray, sleek your hair back into two stylish side pigtails. The next step offers various creative possibilities. You can opt for two chic messy buns secured with claw clips or a hair tie. Alternatively, bobby pins can be strategically used for more precise and edgy hair placement. Let your rebellious spirit shine as you rock this fearless hairstyle that combines sleekness with a hint of punk-inspired flair.

4. Festival 2023: Artistic Edges

Fly aways and twist braid
Let your imagination flow by creating art with your edges. Photo Credit: Faith Lifestyle on Pinterest.

These edges grant you artistic freedom and exude sophistication. Prepare for a stunning transformation by gathering a strong hold gel with a glossy finish for your hair, like TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Gel, for optimal results for all hair types. Let’s get started! Begin by slicking your hair into a sleek high ponytail. Once secured with a hair tie, divide the ponytail into two equal sections, then apply the hair gel to each strand. Delicately twist the strands around each other, using bobby pins for added support if desired. Finally, tie off your twisted ponytail with another hair tie for a flawless finish. Now, onto the exciting part! Select a few fine strands from the front of your head and utilize a strong-hold hair gel.

5. Pony with Two Three-Strand Braids

Dual-Braids with Bow
This simple and edgy updo is great for everyone. Photo Credit: Vistavie on Pinterest

This simple hairstyle allows for endless accessorizing! You’ll only need three hair ties and a charming ribbon. While hair gel is optional for this style, if you prefer to use them, we recommend SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Defining Styling Gel, which provides a non-sticky feel and a flawless, smooth finish. Let’s begin! Start by gathering your hair into a ponytail. Next, weave two braids using the remaining strands of hair. Once you’ve completed this step, adorn the ponytail with a delightful bow, ribbon, or any accessory you choose. Feel free to experiment with different colors to add a playful touch.

6. Vintage Updo with Buns, Braids and Bubbles

Braids with Buns
A Bubble pony with buns and braids is ideal for festival 2023. Photo Credit: aura kasih on Pinterest.

Introducing a gorgeous and vintage hairstyle that requires no hair spray or gel! For this captivating look, you’ll need hair ties and stylish accessory hair cuffs. Begin by creating four buns, two on each side of your head, aligned vertically. Next, gather the front sections of your hair and weave them into two delicate braids while using the longer strands located at the back of your head to craft two thicker braids. This is the perfect opportunity to adorn your braids with hair cuff accessories or any other decorative elements you fancy! This style is enjoyable and effortless, making it my go-to choice for socializing with friends, parties, and festivals. Embrace the whimsical charm of this hairstyle and prepare to turn heads with your stunning and unique look.

7. Crochet Braids and Cascading Curls

Crochet braids
Add some chains to your braids for a more personalized look. Photo Credit: Lifestyle Visions on Pinterest.

Prepare to be mesmerized by a show-stopping hairstyle that has taken the festival scene by storm. Introducing a captivating fusion of crochet braids and cascading curls that effortlessly elevates your overall look. To truly embrace the ethereal vibe, feel free to accessorize with an array of gems, beads, jewels, and rings that add a touch of enchantment to this divine style. Get ready to make a grand entrance and leave a lasting impression with this stunning and glamorous look that has become a favorite among festival-goers.

8. Festival 2023: Rat Tail Braid Extensions

Pixie Rat Tail Haircut
Pair your bob haircut with super long rat tail braid extensions.

Prepare to embark on a bold and stylish hair journey with the following captivating style: a contemporary twist on the classic rat tail and bob haircut. Achieving this look is easily accomplished by incorporating long hair extensions at the back of your head or strategically cutting your hair to create longer sections amidst an otherwise short haircut. Channel the majestic aura of royalty by braiding the extended strands at the back, paying homage to the rich history of various cultures that have used long braids as symbols of power, vitality, and community. This daring yet undeniably chic cut guarantees to make heads turn, establishing you as the captivating protagonist of any room you enter.

9. Double Top Knots

Space Buns with Curls
Space buns never go out of style. LANNA on Pinterest.

Achieving this stunning look is made easy with the help of a strong-hold hair gel. Our top recommendation is for its remarkable ability to provide a shiny, glossy finish. Begin by sectioning your hair into two parts, ensuring to leave out fine strands at the front and back of your head before applying the gel. Keeping these strands dry as you work with the gel is essential. Proceed to create two stylish high buns, securing them with clear elastic bands. For the remaining hair strands, use a curling wand to create tight curls that add a touch of elegance. To ensure a long-lasting hold, finish off with a spritz of hairspray. Our current favorite is TRESemmé Ultra Fine Hair Spray, a fantastic alternative for those who prefer not to use hair gel.

10. Barbiecore Double Pony

Color Hair Extensions
Since Barbiecore is everywhere, we had to include it. Color Hair Extensions.

Dazzle with the ultimate festival look, bursting with vibrant energy! When it comes to hair extensions, the possibilities are endless in price and color, allowing you to customize this look to your heart’s desire. Whether you opt for braided or clip-in extensions, the choice is yours! Begin by securing thin hair extensions strategically across your head. For a seamless blend, straighten your hair beforehand, as most extensions boast a pin-straight texture.

These hairstyles not only exude a vibrant and energetic aura but also offer a delightful ease of execution. Thanks again for reading, and check out our page for more content like this one.

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