This summer’s guide
to festival hair

Don’t conform to festival hair mainstays – give your locks some summer loving with these refreshing looks.

Originality finds the spotlight this festival season. Don’t think twice about carving your own style niche - be it rainbow-dipped French braids, spiked mermaid crowns or star-studded bunches.

The braid game remains strong this summer, as style queens shake up festival hair trends with plaits a-plenty. Braids aside, there are plenty of other ways to play with unique hair expressions. Achieve effortless glam with fuss-free buns, go bold with statement hair tapestry or dazzle with a mane of textured, bountiful waves.

Showcasing individuality and personality has never been easier with the ghd range of styling products. Pack your favourite products so you can turn partied-out locks into sexy festival hairstyles with minimal fuss. Simply add a pair of shades, a dash of glitter and soak up the good vibes.  


Mermaid Waves

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Mermaid waves

Rock your festival hair like a VIP by starting the weekend with your hair down, then working your way up as the days go on. These mermaid waves form a defined shape from root to tip, giving you a romantic and voluminous look that’ll turn heads at the main stage. Before you leave home, craft your curls with the ghd platinum™ styler for maximum siren appeal.

Tip: Add volume to your festival hair before you leave home with ghd root lift spray when damp. 


Boho Ponytail

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Boho ponytail

Transition into the festival season with bohemian ease by styling your locks with this fresh updo. Twist your front sections of hair into a loose plait, then pull into a ponytail for a come undone style that looks just as perfect at a wedding as it does in wellies.  

Tip: Turn it into a faux fishtail with a temporary dip-dye for festival cool without the commitment.


Dutch Braids with Temporary Colour

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Dutch braids with temporary colour

If you want to experiment with hair colour, a festival is the perfect occasion to add a pop of pink. Team candyfloss tresses with tight Dutch braids for cool summer festival hair. To complete the look, style your front sections into romantic waves for face-framing elegance. 


90s Space Buns

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90s space buns

Double buns reign supreme at this summer’s festivals. Half up, all up, long hair, short hair, curly locks or thin tresses - the street-style look is emerging in every version you can imagine. Each rendition is cooler than the last, amped up with glitter-spiked partings and rainbow-hued braids.

Tip: Leave two thick tendrils down at the front to flatter your face and hang stylishly around supersize shades.  


Boho Waves with Micro Braid

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Bohemian waves with micro braids

Go strong on the boho-chic festival hair this summer, with tousled locks and tiny braids. Before you go, use the ghd platinum™ styler to create movement in your hair in one stroke, moulding textured wavy locks that last until the headline act.

Tip: Twist the sides of your tresses into a braided Bardot look to channel the half-up trend sweeping festival season.


Textured Pony

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Textured ponytail

Go with the flow and forget the festival hair fuss - that’s the motto of this undone style. The ponytail is a festival staple, thanks to its versatility and ease to create. Spritz with ghd root lift spray for a messier look.

Tip: Give your look a runway edge by wrapping your ponytail with belted-style ribbons or add a velvet bow for a vintage-inspired accent. 


Double reverse French braids

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Double reverse French braids

These back-to-front French braids are the epitome of festival hairstyles – keeping your mane under control while flaunting effortless detail at the same time. Wear yours precise, with wisps and flyaways hidden out of sight, or tease out some tendrils for a feminine update.

Tip: Prep is the key to getting a good grip on your hair. For perfect braid texture that will last for the majority of the fest, spritz damp hair with ghd root lift spray before blow-drying.


Embellished Rope Braid with Waves

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Embellished rope braids with textured waves

Lead the way this festival season with an ultra-trendy rope braid. This twisted, embellished festival hairstyle takes an edgy turn thanks to its asymmetrical styling. Make the style your own and take your hair from flat to fab with bespoke clips and bands woven through the braid. It’s also practical - sweep both sides back into a ponytail when you get too hot.



Double Bubble Plaits

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Double bubble plaits

Channel festival It-girl style with this cool tongue-in-cheek look that’ll last until your head hits your pillow. If you’re plumping for a warmer break this year, doubling-up on pom pom ponytails gets your hair off your face without looking too ‘done’. Play with shape, texture and accessories for a more-is-more aesthetic.

Tip: Add tropical pops to your festival hair by adding coloured elastic to your bunches.


Escape the norm and let your hair be the real headline act this summer season with these stand-out festival hairstyles. Make sure you look fresh, even when you’re covered in mud, with festival hair tips from ghd experts. Get adventurous with accessories, experiment with temporary dye jobs and play with textures to create your unique look.

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