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July 21, 2022

7 COOL GIRL HAIRSTYLES FOR FESTIVAL SEASON 2022

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Here Are Our Top Picks For This Year’s Festival Hairstyles

It’s summer—a.k.a. festival season—and we’ve rounded up some of the best cool-girl (and rave-proof) hairstyles to carry to you through it. When it comes to this year’s festival trends, we’re all about channeling Coachella and Y2K—glitter, charms, braids and lived-in, textured looks for summer rain and humid days. Keep scrolling for bright, fest-worthy takes on these already vibrant styles.

 

1. Bubble Braids

While bubble braids aren’t exactly new, they certainly are the moment. Whether you’re into ponytails or agree that pigtails are way more fun, this breezy, functional style takes your usual look to new heights. Leave out a few face-framing tendrils for ultimate effect—or use color-coordinated elastics for a little extra punch. 

 

Here are 5 simple hacks for styling the perfect bubble pony!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Space Buns

This adorable half-updo never goes out of style. Throw an accent braid or two in there, a little bit of attitude, and tailor the look to fit your client’s vibe! These little buns will also keep hair out of your client’s face, so they can dance and sing along free of sweat. We recommend a bold zig zag part—and, of course, plenty of glitter.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Clip Overload

When it comes to festivals, charms, clips and chunky barrettes are more than welcome. Try out a vibrant money piece lined with iconic ‘90s butterfly clips or chunky barrettes—or weave them into your client’s braids, knots and curls like gems. A chic double claw clip style is also never a bad idea.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Baby Braids & Boho Waves

If you’re looking for a style that screams festive and elegant, we’ve found just the one for you. Effortless, beachy waves always capture the essence of summer. Add some subtle baby braids throughout the hair or at the money piece for the perfect festival look.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Spiky Twists & Top Knots

Rave-proof and edgy with a touch of Y2K, these 2000s-inspired spikes check all the boxes for a sleek festival look. Go for one, two or even three to keep your client’s hair off of their face and the back of their neck. Add sparkly hair gems for bonus points!

 

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6. Rainbow Braids

What better way to spice up your client’s braids than with a splash—or two—from the color wheel? Whether you’re aiming for baby braids or boxer braids, bright neons and soft pastels elevate the festival vibe.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Hair Tinsel

Manifest the early-2000s pop-punk scene with some hair tinsel. These sparkling strips of color add some much-needed razzle-dazzle and are capable of withstanding daily washing and styling. With this style viral on TikTok and affectionately nicknamed “fairy hair,” a trip to tinsel town will have your client festival ready.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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No matter which style your client chooses, don’t be afraid to mix, match and personalize! Festival season is all about going for it, so pile on the glitter, neons, gems and more for a unique festival glow-up.

 

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