12 Festival Hairstyles You’ve Got to Try Out This Summer

Tania Jen | 28 April 2016
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Rock on with these gorgeous festival hairstyles.

Hooray for festival season! While we love the music and time with our besties, festivals are also a time where you can showcase your awesome hippie-chic wardrobe that you can compliment with some beautiful festivals hairstyles. Even if you don’t have a ticket to the latest music festival, you can still rock these easy, fun and care-free styles all summer long. From the classic messy bun to the best in boho-chic, check out our gallery of 12 festival hairstyles ideas that are sure you inspire some serious summer hair vibes.

Festival Hairstyles We Adore

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A loose messy braid is a chic look for festival season.

1. Messy Braid

Braids don’t have to make you look like a character or feel like a little kid. Simple and classic, a messy braid is the perfect way to keep hair out of your face while you’re trying to enjoy your favorite band. Try a side braid, one big French braid or even two French braids for a super chic and easy hairstyle.

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Hair up in a messy bun and you’ll be good to go.

2. Messy Bun

Just as simple as the messy braid, the messy bun can be worn on the nape of the neck or atop of the head. Adorn the bun with a few small flowers for a colorful addition to this hairstyle.

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Neat and sleek ponytail hairstyles on long hair without a hair tie.

3. High Ponytail

One of our favorite get-up-and-go hairstyles is the classic ponytail. Give it some definition for your festival look by opting for a high and controlled ponytail. Don’t forget to use some hair gel like the TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Firm Control Gel to keep your style in check all day long.

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Rock some trendy cornrows at your next festival. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Cornrows

Yes, rock your cornrows loud and proud. Wear them straight back or get them done all fancy with an intricate design. You can also wear cornrows on the side of the head with the rest of your hair out.

festival hairstyles with the classic flower crown
Rock out to your festival with your long hair and flower crown. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Floral Crown

Festivals are made for flower crowns. Add in this simple element to your long or short hair as you channel your inner hippie.

festival hairstyles with waves
Add some sea salt spray to your hair to enhance your waves.

6. Wavy and Free

Give your hair an effortless look by wearing it wavy. Go the heatless hairstyle route by using some Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to help you to create bouncy hair waves.

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Chic fishtail braid for your upcoming festival.

7. Fishtail Braid

Are those regular braids not cutting it for you? Try a half-up fishtail braid crown or wear it messy to the side. Check out our fishtail braid tutorial to master this look for yourself.

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Add a little color to your festival hair look.

8. Add Color

Wear a style with a little color for this cool festival hairstyles. One-day hair color sprays and hair chalks are a fun, quick way to try a bright, vibrant color without the commitment. Clip-in color extensions are also an easy option to achieve this look. Try dyed tips, purple extensions or go for the full dyed effect by trying out trendy gray hair.

festival hairstyles with the half-up look
Go for the classic half-up look with a chic twisted braid. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Half-Up Twisted Hairstyle

No matter what the length of your hair is, rock a simple style with your hair half-up and half down. This enables you to get the hair out of your face as it glistens in the sun. We love mixing up this style a bit by adding a twisted braid.

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Go big for your festival and showcase your ‘fro. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Afro 

Pay homage to the ’70s with a big fluffy afro. You can even stick a pick in it for some styling during your music festival.

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Easy, breezy hairstyling with pigtails for your festival.

11. Pigtails

Channel your inner school girl this summer some cute pigtails. You’ll love how quickly you’ll be ready for your festival. Opt for a personal edge by keeping them loose or braided.

festival hairstyles with a scarf braid
Add a scarf to your hair for a chic and fashionable look. Photo credit: Dvora

12. Braided Scarf

Keep things simple by creating a braided look with a scarf. This fun style combines your braiding skills with your awesome fashion sense. Score!

Looking for more festival hairstyles? Check out some of our favorite easy festival hair ideas.