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 epitomize the festival vibe.
Volume is key to achieving this worn-in braided hairstyle, so preparing your hair with a root lift spray and drying with the ghd air® 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 center 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 a root lift spray then blow-dry at the roots using ghd air® hairdryer to create volume.
step two: Create center parting and start French plait
Center 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 center before securing with pins.
Tip: Tie hair around the knot and secure with pins 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 hairspray to finish.
Hair: Zoe Irwin
Photography: Chio Photography
ghd in partnership with Blow Ltd at Hyde Park Festival