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Mollie King X ghd:
Coachella Q&A

Get your festival look nailed this summer. To give you a helping hand, ghd caught up with The Saturdays singer and TV personality Mollie King at Coachella 2017 and got her top tips for achieving festival hair perfection. 

Q: What do you love most about Coachella?

I love how Coachella has got such a chilled out and fun vibe, plus the setting is incredible and the sun is always shining. The acts are always amazing too, and when you walk into the festival and see the iconic Coachella wheel you know that you’ve arrived.

Q: What’s your favourite festival looks for this summer?

I love floral fashion, and also adorned hair. Whether that is plaits or braids, some temporary hair colour, or hair rings, the more adornment the better with festival hair looks!

Q: What's the best new beauty trend to try this year at festivals?

Hair rings are for sure are the best new beauty trend, I had them in my rope braid on the first day at Coachella and I loved them and got lots of compliments!

Q: Do you push the boundaries a bit more in terms of beauty and style at a festival?

Yes I definitely push the boundaries more in terms of fashion and beauty. Festivals allow me to experiment and be more bohemian and less structured with my fashion. I always go for more floaty clothes than I usually wear, as I’m a city girl so dress more structured at home.

Q: What’s the bravest festival look you’ve ever gone for?

My Coachella hairstyles are definitely my bravest festival looks! Wearing pink hair was a first for me and also having lots of braids with adornment and rings pushed the boundaries for me.

"My Coachella hairstyles are definitely my bravest festival looks! Wearing pink hair was a first for me and also having lots of braids with adornment and rings pushed the boundaries for me" - Mollie King

Q: Who is your festival hair inspo?

Olivia Culpo is my festival beauty icon. Her skin always look flawless and she always looks glam without looking too done. Plus her hair is always beachy and effortless looking.


Q: How do you keep your hair looking as good on day three as it did on day one?

Dry shampoo is a festival saviour and also having different styles, including plaits, as the days go by helps to mix things up and keep hair looking good and styled each day.

As I always add texture to my hair by using the ghd platinum® tropic sky styler for a lived in look and feel, I embrace the more unpolished hair look at festivals so it’s not so obvious if hair is onto day three versus day one.

I do rely on the ghd final fix hairspray to finish off all hair looks as it keeps hair in place all day and all night.

"I love floral fashion, and also adorned hair. Whether that is plaits or braids, some temporary hair colour, or hair rings, the more adornment the better with festival hair looks!" - Mollie King

Q: What is your 60 second hair quick fix?

In just 60 seconds my quick hair fix is to use the ghd platinum tropic sky styler to add a loose wave and polish at the front of my hair, leaving the back looking a bit more dishevelled. Once the front is styled and polished looking I don’t worry too much about how the back is looking.


Q: What hairstyles are you good at doing on yourself?

I am good at styling my hair myself, apart from ponytails, I am not good at doing ponytails.

My two go-to hair looks are a relaxed wave or sleek and straight; both can be easily done using the ghd platinum tropic sky styler which is my go-to for styling my hair.


Q: If you could swap hair with anyone, who would it be? Whose hair do you love?

All of the Victoria’s Secret models have amazing hair with the perfect effortless waves so if I could swap hair with anyone it would be one of them, especially Stella Maxwell.

Q: What do you love about each of the styles created for you at Coachella 2017?

Embellished Rope Braid

"I loved the contrast of a sweet braid that was contrasted with rings to rock it up a bit. It felt very festival chic!"

Dusty Pink Dutch Braids

"I loved how fun this look was; I have never tried hair colour like that before and it gave me more confidence to try new things and experiment more with my hair looks."

Textured Pony with Velvet Bow

"This was a look that I have never tried before and I was concerned that it might end up looking too girly but I loved it! I felt very sophisticated and chic with it, and it got lots of positive compliments."

Coachella Glam Wave

"I loved these luxe polished waves; it was the perfect mix of glamour and festival fun with the addition of the rose gold clips to adorn and finish off the look with a chic edge."

Q: What was your favourite Coachella hair look?

I loved all of my Coachella hair looks as they’re all quite different and a lot more experimental that I usually am day to day. I enjoyed trying pink hair, brands and hair rings but if I had to pick one look as my favourite I would say my look for the final day at Coachella which was a Coachella Glam Wave with a side parting and rose gold hair clips.

I loved the luxe polished waves. It was the perfect mix of glamour and festival fun with the addition of the rose gold clips to adorn and finish off the look.

MOLLIE KING'S TOP 6 BEAUTY MUST-HAVES TO TAKE TO A FESTIVAL

ghd platinum® tropic sky styler - this is the perfect tool to create festival bohemian waves, for a lived-in hair look. Plus it’s really easy to use and can be used for all different hair styles, from straight to wavy.
Hawaiian Tropic Air Soft SPF 30 - the nozzle on this SPF spray makes it really easy to use. I’ve always got to wear sun cream and be protected.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream - this is a lovely and light cream that feels silky on my skin. It’s the perfect hydrating prep for festival makeup.
Taylor Morris sunglasses - these are my go-to sunglasses which are fun and sophisticated; the perfect combination for a festival.
YSL Lipstick - this is a natural coloured lipstick that can be easily reapplied throughout the day without a mirror. And it lasts really well and compliments all looks.

Estee Lauder Under Eye Illuminator - this is the perfect under eye cover up for the morning after festivals, to give a dewy, highlighted glow.
Baptiste Dry Shampoo - dry shampoo is an essential for when there’s no time or access to a shower in the morning.
The Gypsy Shrine Mermaid Glitter - for a bit of added sparkle and fun for any festival look, whether on the face or in the hair.

"The ghd platinum tropic sky styler is the perfect tool to create festival bohemian waves, for a lived-in hair look. Plus it’s really easy to use and can be used for all different hair styles, from straight to wavy." - Mollie King

Q: What hairstyles are you good at doing on yourself?

What’s your day to day hair styling routine? I am good at styling my hair myself, apart from ponytails, I am not good at doing ponytails!

Q: What’s your favourite go-to hairstyle?

My two go-to hair looks are a relaxed wave or sleek and straight; both can be easily done using the ghd platinum tropic sky styler which is my go-to for styling my hair.

Q: Do you prefer your hair up or hair down?

I am definitely a hair down girl.

Q: Blonde or brunette? Have you ever, or would you ever, go brunette?

I am definitely a blonde! I once tried on one of the girls in the band’s (The Saturdays) dark extensions in the front of my hair and it looked terrible so I wouldn’t try it again - unless I tried low lights so that it was dark underneath but still light on top. I definitely wouldn’t go dark all over.

Q: Best haircare tip you’ve been given?

For the perfect wavy hair, leave the ends out so that the waves are more beachy than bouncy. I use ghd platinum® tropic sky styler to create beachy waves and use the ghd root lift spray for added lift, volume and texture.

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