23 Festival Hair Ideas

Whether you’re heading to a festival this year or not, festival hair is always the talk of the summer, but we’ll take any excuse really.

Once you’ve got your makeup looks decided and skincare essentials packed and ready to go, it’s time to focus on the hair. From freshly-washed, day-one hair, all the way up to greasy day four, we’ve got all the inspiration you need this summer.

We’re giving you a backstage pass into all things festival hairstyles, including quick and easy mini braids, slick back ponies, messy top knots, space bus, mermaid waves, and everything in between.

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For a small effort, big result hairstyle, this curly, mini braid, flower clip style from @curlycamille needs to be on your radar. We are obsessed and totally trying ourselves this festival season.


Take it from us, cute accessories like mini flower clips are a must have for the festival season. Thanks for the inspo @curlywavypatty.


In the mood for an up do this festival season? Look no further than this insane bubble braid from @frejafoxstone.


Channel your inner baby spice this festival season. @hairbybradleyleake is showing us just how it’s done, so no excuses!


For a super-cute, on-trend festival hairstyle that doesn’t cost a penny, take some inspo from @heavenmarley. This floral, mini braids style is one of our favourites.


It’s official, mini braids are the #1 style of the summer. Obsessed with this colour combo on you @kyegampol.


Upgrade your bubble braids this festival season with some brightly-coloured elastics. @nicholerayartistry is showing us just how it’s done.


Simple but effective, this dutch braid from @taaylor_xox is perfect for long days in the sun.


Try something a little different with your half up-half down do and opt for a twist. Thanks for the inspo, @vanessa.amora.


Mermaid waves are totally in, and totally festival ready. Add a half up-do like @ameliajanehair and you’re ready to dance the weekend away.


If you thought we’d let a little oil get in the way of a cute hairstyle, then you don’t know us. This slick back pony from @hairbyhamida is perfect for days 3 and 4.


Braids and festivals go hand in hand. Pick a pigtail braid combo like @braidsbyvictoriajade to keep your hair out of your face, while looking super cute. 


Mini braids + texture= festival ready. This look from @xtaramartin is so effortless, maybe that’s why we love it so much.


Space buns? Check. Hair rings? Check. Braids? Check. This look by @braidsfordays_perth is ticking all our boxes for festival season.


What’s not to love about this hair style from cosmohairstylingbeverwijk? We’re loving the combo of beach waves and braids, it’s giving us serious Coachella vibes.


The last thing we need to worry about at a festival is our hair, opt for a slick back pony for a stress-free day. Thanks for the inspo @hairbyrayvenn.


Hide your hair sins with a scarf like @issyquinnxo, they are super quick and easy but look so cute and festival ready. Mix n match with your outfits and you’re onto a winner.


Giving us Ariana vibes is this super cute half up-do by @lullabellzuk. Adding some face framing pieces will completely change the look. We love.


Go all out this festival season with a whole new hair colour. We can’t get enough of all the pastels, including this stunning peach wavy bob by @pipsqueekinsaigon.


Bubble braids are the new French. You heard it here first. 


We’re obsessed with the dainty gold detailing on these braids by @stephstyleguide. It’s subtle but stunning.


If you don’t want full braids then this look from @maloriemhair is the perfect style for you. It’s subtle but never boring.


If you can’t go crazy at a festival then when can you? Incorporating a pop of colour into your braids like @thebraidmaid_ will take your look up a notch.


FYI: This article was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.