The essential easy
festival hair guide

Master effortless concert-ready looks and laid-back styling with this essential guide to easy festival hair. 

Forget everything you know about festival season – it’s not just about the music anymore. This is the chance to flaunt some serious style and express yourself with your locks. Embrace modern bohemian looks and radiate ultra-cool hippy vibes with hairstyles you can wear all day and night, whether you’re rocking out on the front row or dancing up a storm.

Go bigger and bolder than ever this year with these easy festival hairstyles

Bubble Braid

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Bubble braid

Breathe new life into a classic festival ponytail with a bubble braid. This look scores maximum styling points and is simple to create. Go luxe with big defined bubbles or, if you’re all about that easy-going look, get gig-ready with a looser braid and crafted flyaways.

Boxer braids

A festival season must-have, boxer braids aren’t just a great way to pull your hair out of the way when you’re rocking out at the main stage – they tick all the style boxes, too. Perfect for any hair length, this go-to cool look will stay in place way into the night.

Crown braid

A braided updo will be your best friend throughout the weekend. Achieve easy festival hair with this crown braid and be ready for everything a gig can throw at you. Ideal when you’re in a festival styling squeeze or partying in humid weather, this updo look will keep you cool and frizz-free.

Tip: Pack a handbag-sized ghd final fix hairspray to keep you braid locked in on the go.

Tousled Waves

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Tousled Waves

Break the mould and forget about pristine perfection - let effortless styling be your staple this festival season. Keep your look relaxed with loose tousled waves that epitomise the coveted carefree festival style. It’s all about hair you can shake out and muss up to create your desired look.

Tip: Amp up your festival style by weaving bright flowers and a touch of greenery into your waves.

Space buns

90s-inspired, yet beautifully modern, keep this look in your essential styling playbook. Space buns are the easy breezy updo that are simple to create and pack a punch even on day three of the festival.

Tip: For an extra touch of festival glam, add hair glitter to your roots for an eye-catching final look.

Volume Pony

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Volume pony

The classic ponytail will always be a go-to for festival season. Turn it up a notch by adding deep waves and volume into the mix. The rule for this style is the bigger the better. Whether you opt for messy and carefree or polished curls is up to you - as long as you have volume on your side, you’ll soon be the envy of the campsite.

Tip: Use the ghd curve® creative curl wand to create long-lasting curls that won’t lose their bounce. 

Braided Faux Hawk

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Braided faux hawk

Take centre stage and party until the sun rises with a chic braided faux hawk. Packed with volume and bursting with attitude, you’ll fit right in on the front row with this easy festival hairstyle. A single bold braid, weaved from the front to the back of your head, will create an edgy statement look.

Tip: Make a big impression by teasing your braid with the ghd tail comb on top for extra height that’s sure to wow.

Overnight Waves

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Overnight waves

Exude rock star vibes and keep your prep time to a minimum with overnight plaits. Simply braid your hair the night before and sleep on it for loose, wavy curls the next day, giving you more time to enjoy every moment of the festival. This look is the answer to your easy festival hair dreams and the epitome of laid-back luxe, all without hours of styling.

Tousled topknot half updo

Keep your style looking fresh with a half updo. Achieve cool hippy perfection and aim for that coveted effortless style. Combine bohemian-style tousled waves with a loose topknot to for a relaxed look and don’t be afraid to include a few stray tendrils for that perfect festival feel.

Braided Accent Pony

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Braided accent pony

Put a twist on your pony with a delicate accent braid that’ll transform your look. Free-spirited style is a must for festival-goers and a gorgeous braid paired with a wavy pony radiates effortless glamour.

Tip: Include loose strands around your hairline to frame your face and perfect your festival style.

Make festival hair heartbreak a thing of the past. Keep your locks looking stylish and fabulous all weekend long with these gorgeous easy festival hairstyles that were made for main stage stardom. 


Perfect Prep

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Finishing Touches



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