Hippie hairstyles are the old-school way of referring to all the festival hairstyles you’ve been noticing on your Instagram feed lately. Flowers, braids, colorful strands, and trendy hats all fall under the category of hippie hairstyles. Looking for some festival hair inspiration to influence your summer look? We’ve got you covered:
14 Hippie Hairstyles to Try
From flower accessories to colorful ombré strands, check out hippie hairstyles you can start sporting now.
1. Flowers and ‘Fro
How easy is this style! Pick out your afro to the height that you desire, and then place fresh blooms in your hair.
2. Toss on a Hat
Floppy hats turn just about any hairstyle into hippie hairstyles. Hats are also great for covering up second or third-day hair that can tend to feel a little greasy.
3. Color It
Find a color that makes you happy and go!
4. Ombré It
Consider a look that features business up front and a creative colored ombré braid in the back.
5. Curtain Bangs
Hippie hairstyles are known for their “undone” style. Long curtain bangs add to the messy-chic style.
6. Unicorn Braid
Create a single unicorn braid and a pony style, or create two or more unicorn braids for a more dramatic look.
7. Waves and Braids
Create a micro braid that works as a headband. Don’t have wavy, curly hair but still want to try this style? When hair is wet, use Bed Head By Tigi Foxy Curls Mousse, then create many tiny micro braids. When hair is dry, unbraid your hair, run your fingers through your hair, and go!
8. Loose Dreads
Unfortunately, you can’t do this look overnight, as it takes time for dreadlocks to grow, but you can wear faux dreadlocks if you want the look now. Before styling your hair into a protective style like this, you can treat your strands with oil, like For Every Hair Type Revitalizing Hair Oil to help protect your hair from breakage and frizz!
9. Straighten It
One of the classic hippie hairstyles is straight hair with a middle part. If your hair isn’t naturally straight, a flat iron can help you out. However, make sure to use a heat protectant while straightening your hair. We love TRESemmé Thermal Heat Tamer Spray.
Show off your braiding skills with a flattened fishtail braid, and then top it with a flower crown. Don’t know how to create a fishtail? Don’t worry! Follow our tutorial.
11. Messy Pony
Create a low pony with an undone-done face-framing messy look. If you’re working with 3rd or 4th-day hair, use Dove Volume And Fullness Dry Shampoo for added volume.
12. Bead It
Hippie hairstyles are all about showing off your personal style. Add a few beads to your box braids for an extra flair.
13. Space Buns
The beauty of space buns is that they can be worn by any hair type! We also love how this is a great style to emphasize any bold hues in your hair.
14. Two Braids Down the Back
Create two French or Double Dutch braids that start at the crown and extend down the back of your head for a true hippie style.
Whether you’re trying half-up dutch braids or taking the plunge and trying out a vibrant hair color, hippie hairstyles are such a fun way to try unique styles–perfect for any festival look.