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Festival Hairstyles 2019

The hottest hair trends of 2019 – with the festival touch. It’s time to rock.

The tents are pitched, the speakers are hooked up and the headliners are ready to go. Make a statement worthy of the main stage with our 10 favourite festival hairstyles for 2019.

It’s officially festival season, which means we’re going all out with our party styling. With so many hair trends hitting the headlines in 2019, we’re spoilt for choice.

From high-gloss to glitterballs, find inspiration for every festival, night do and epic weekender with these statement styles from ghd.

Statement Slides

Storming the catwalks, and now the festival circuit too, it’s all about statement slides in 2019. Express yourself with sparkling words, add a touch of Hollywood glam with supersize pearl slides, or go eclectic with a handful of clips decorating loose beach waves.

Image: @mckmarr

Chain Detail Pony

This ‘chained to the rhythm’ style starts with some serious straightening. Bring out the magic duo: ghd straight & smooth spray and the ghd platinum+ black styler for super sleek festival hair. Smooth into a low ponytail, securing decorative chains and wrapping an additional one around the elastic. Recreate Lydia Connell’s look with our step-by-step guide from Coachella.

Tip: Want festival styles that are easy to perfect without plug sockets and hair stylers? Check out our guide to tent-friendly festival hair.

Disco Perm

The perm is having a major moment – and we’re totally on board. Channel your inner disco diva and curl it up with the ghd curve® creative curl wand. Lock your perm in place with ghd final fix hairspray and then add your own touch to the final festival styling – whether you’re backcombing the roots or adding a flower crown.

Tip: Prep your hair with ghd curl hold spray for a perm that can party all day and all night.

Image: @themanestyle

Slicked-back Glitter

Think Hollywood glam and disco balls – this slicked-back glitter look is festival sophistication done right. We have how-to guides for long hair and short hair, with all the tricks for a slicked back look like Sophie Turner’s. For the festival touch, get out the glitter. Start at your roots, smoothing through to the tips, and dazzle your way through the summer.

Image: @cwoodhair

Rainbow Waves

Candyfloss pink, aqua blue and delicate lilac – rainbow-coloured hair is massive this year. Join the fun and give yourself a free-spirited, festival makeover with some wash-out hair dye. These gentle waves are an effortless finish, letting the summer colours take centre stage – and the ghd curve® creative curl wand will help you get there.

Image: @ghdhair

Pom Poms

For festival cuteness, pom poms are the way to go. They’re so easy to create, with just a handful of elastics and some gentle teasing with your fingers. It’s tent-friendly fashion at its finest. You can add the pom pom touch to a whole range of styles – ponytails, pigtails, half-up dos – and embrace the festival atmosphere with multi-coloured elastics.

Tip: You could also accessorise with coloured ribbons or keep the elastics neutral and finish it off with a statement headband.

Image: @ghdhair

Beaded Pony

This is one for the long-haired ladies. Turn up the volume and make the most of your beautiful locks with this beaded half-up style. Smooth the top part of your hair into a power pony on the top of your head and secure with an elastic. Create beautiful waves with the ghd curve® classic tong – and then add some beads and colourful braids in the festival spirit. Find out more with our step-by-step guide from Coachella.

Image: @ghdhair

Waves & Braids

For a fresh twist on festival braids, we’re taking style tips from Montana Brown. She stormed Coachella with the ultimate dancefloor-friendly hairstyle, combining free-flowing waves and micro braids that frame your face. Recreate those luscious waves with the ghd curve® classic tong, backcombing at your roots for extra boost – and make sure you keep the braids as tight as can be.

Top Knot Chains

Keep your cool in the summer heat with a top knot – done the festival way. Smooth any tangles with the ghd paddle brush and then lift up into a bun on the top of your head, embracing the messy finish. Add some extra sass to the whole look with a curve of gold hair clasps.

Tip: Find more metallic inspiration with this Coachella how-to guide as seen on Alicia Roddy.

Braided Space Buns

Riding the ’90s wave, space buns have become a staple of festival fashion. Add some extra detail to your buns with these French plaits. Weave the hair into two braids and secure into high pigtails with elastics. Add some tousle with the ghd narrow dressing brush and then scrunch your hair into messy buns.

Tip: Feeling the braids? Take it to the next level with these double braided buns.

Image: @thehairdue

Share your favourite festival looks on Instagram @ghdhair and check out our festival hairstyles edit for more statement, summer inspiration.



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