Your Complete Guide To Braids & Beauty For Summer Music Festivals
Festival Hair Trends For 5 Major Summer Music Festivals
HIII FESTIVAL SZN 🦋 We just dropped the biggest festival hair lineup for all of your concert goin’ clients: braids, hardware and technicolor paint that lasts as long as their three-day passes! OK, so we know that every music fest has a totally different vibe—from Coachella’s boho-maximalist babes to the UK grunge feels of Glastonbury—and that’s exactly why we’ve organized the braids and beauty trends you need to know for FIVE major music festivals. Keep scrollin’ for the ultimate guide to festival hair in every city!
1. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – Indio, Calif. 🌈
Down in the SoCal desert, boho vibes meet Instagram model maximalist fashion which means there are basically no rules other than “more is more.” It’s a creative hairdresser’s dream and we’re seeing literally anything and everything used as a styling embellishment—summer camp beaded pins, butterflies, rosy pink paint, chains and flowers (obvi!). So if you’re prepping your client for Chella, go all out for the gram.
2. Lollapalooza – Chicago 🤘🏼
Different from most festivals, Lolla goes down in the middle of downtown Chicago and the city shows up for the music party. That means your client is probably hitting a pregame or after show on a River North rooftop or at a vibey hotel. Think of ways to add creative accents like metallic pins, space buns and glitter for a more wearable statement. Edgy is the Lolla normal, so elevate their look with charms or temporary color.
3. Glastonbury Festival – Worthy Farm, United Kingdom⚡️
For our American friends, Glasto is a FIVE-DAY festival of musical headliners, performance art and British culture. Yeah, that’s right—five days of festival fashion and did we mention a LOT of mud? Festivalgoers get down in their wellies (aka rain boots) on Worthy Farm because rain is usually part of the experience. That’s why braided buns, knots and more lived-in textured looks are recommended. Oh, and lots of dry shampoo!
4. Ultra Music Festival – Miami 🍭
Raver babes, this one’s for you! Ultra, aka the epic electronic musical festival that takes over Miami every year, brings in floods of EDM listeners and international DJs for the ultimate techno party. Rave culture is known for embracing colorful fashion, intricate designs and supporting the community’s creative freedoms. Also, the Miami sun is HOT. For festival hair looks, think bright neons and on-scalp braids to keep them cool!
5. Austin City Limits – Austin, Texas 🌼
When the host city’s motto is something like “Keep Austin Weird,” expect all of the free-spirited folk to bring their own personal styles when headin’ down south for ACL. Think about dancin’ under the Texan sun…it gets pretty hot! So, how can you add a cool-girl accessory so she can toss her hair up but make it fashion? Try adding a scrunchie, hat, hair scarf or bandana for a YEE HAW-worthy low pony or braided look.