How-to hairstyles: ghd and Blow ltd at Hyde Park Festival

Learn how-to create the ultimate festival-girl look with a waterfall braid and textured tousled waves.

Create a bold bohemian look for your next summer festival. Bring together free-flowing textured wavy hair with a super-cool waterfall braid to create a plait hairstyle that’s bound for the main stage and will be the envy of the arena. Tousled and carefree, get this braided hair and epitomise the festival vibe.

Volume is key to achieving this worn-in braided hairstyle, so preparing your hair with ghd root lift spray and drying with the ghd aura® hairdryer will give your hair that needed boost. For textured waves that will last from the first band until the headliners, curl your hair with the ghd platinum® styler.

Whether it’s for a festival or just summer casual, let the waterfall and wave look be your braided hairstyle choice. Find out how to create this effortlessly edgy look with the ghd step-by-step guide. 


Here’s how to create a waterfall braid

1. Prep hair with root lift spray and dry at roots

2. Create centre parting and start French plait

3. Drop the last strand of hair after each pass

4. Tie two braids in a knot and secure

5. Loosely curl remaining hair

6. Repeat curling and loosen curls with fingers



step one: Prep hair with root lift spray and dry at roots

Lightly spritz ghd root lift spray then blow-dry at the roots using ghd aura® hairdryer to create volume.


step two: Create centre parting and start French plait

Centre part your hair then begin to French plait on one side. To do this, work the outside pieces of hair into your braid after each pass.   


step three: Drop the last strand of hair after each pass

To create the waterfall effect, drop the last strand of hair after each pass. Repeat this technique on both sides of the head.


step four: Tie two braids in a knot and secure

Once both sides of the head are complete, take the ends of each braided hair section and tie them together in a knot at the centre before securing with pins.


Tip: Tie hair around the knot and secure with grips to hide the fixture


step five: Loosely curl remaining hair

Using the ghd platinum® styler loosely curl the remaining hair by placing the styler at the roots, turning 180 degrees and gliding through to the ends. This will create a natural curl. 


step six: Repeat curling and loosen curls with fingers

Repeat throughout until all hair is curled. Then, break up the curls by running your fingers through your hair and add texture by gently rubbing strands of hair with your fingers. Spritz with ghd final fix hairspray to finish.


Hair: Zoe Irwin

Photography: Chio Photography

ghd in partnership with Blow Ltd at Hyde Park Festival

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