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Raver Girl wearing black monokini with purple festival braids
Photo Credit: Stephanie Le Photography

4 Festival Hairstyles You Need to Try

It’s hard to believe that we are entering festival season! In addition to warmth and sunshine, there are a variety of huge events that take place during these heated months such as EDC, HARD Summer, Electric Forest, Electric Zoo, Paradiso, and so many others. Picking out your outfits is only half the excitement when it comes to festival fashion. There’s a whole world out there when it comes to creating fun festival hair looks. Are you bored of styling your hair as you would in the non-rave world? Check out these 4 hairstyles you need for Summer Festivals below!

1. Boujie braids

Braids have always been a go-to hairstyle for a number of reasons. First of all, they keep your hair out of your face so you can dance and headbang freely! Second, they help cool down your body (a lifesaver at places like EDC). Third, they don’t require any sort of hot tools and are a great option if you attend any camping events. Something that I’m loving so far in this festival season is the integration of colorful braids! It seems like this trend has already begun to make its debut this year. I would love to see more of this look at a vibrant place like EDC!

mobsterkitten wearing multicolored festival braids during Beyond Wonderland 2018

@mobsterkitten rocking some colorful braids at Beyond Wonderland. (Dexter Coffman Photography)

Neon red and orange hair braided into two tiny braids and green festival face jewels

 For shorter hair, two tiny rows of braids make a big statement! (Haley Busch Photography) 

 

2. Space Buns

Space buns are a great option if you are limited on time and want to try something that’s a little out of this world. There are a ton of variations such as the "Princess Leia" type of look or creating mini space buns for a half up half down sort of style.  

Space Buns with half up, half down styled hair and an all white festival outfit including white bodysuit and white over the knee boots

Half up half down style

Repitilia Sequined Cropped Top festival face jewels

Classic space buns with braids mixed in! (Haley Busch Photography) 

 

3. Sparkly Strands

I feel like glitter will never go out of style. Don’t just limit yourself to sprinkling fairy dust on your face! Instantly add visual interest to your strands with a variety of cosmetic glitter options. To start, mix half a cup of glitter of your choice and half a cup of hair gel in a small bowl. Next, dip a small fan brush in the concoction and paint your hair however you please!

Raver Girl with Sparkly Glitter Strands in her hair and purple and green festival face gems

How fun are these little strands of sparkle? You can easily create this look with some festival face jewels and some multi-mix glitter(Haley Busch Photography) 

 

Ice Queen Look with Silver Festival Face Gems and Silver Ice Glitter in Hair with Diamond Choker

This high ponytail is anything but basic. Keep cool in this “Ice Queen” glitter (Haley Busch Photography) 

 

Rainbow Glitter Beard

Rainbow Glitter Beard: something fun for the guys to try out!

 

4. Adding Accessories 

Personally, my go-to hairstyle is always adding a fun hairpiece of some sort! The options are nearly endless when it comes to accessories.

Black and Silver Glitzy Cat Ears

Add a little glitz with these cute cat ears.

Raver Girl at EDC wearing Daisy Cat Ears Headband and Daisy Choker

Go all out for EDC with a floral themed headband

 

Raver Girls Wearing a Gold Choker Necklace, Purple Velvet Bodysuit, Festival Face Jewels and a Silver Crown

Shine like the queen that you are with this stunning crown (Haley Busch Photography) 

 

If your favorite festival hairstyle didn’t make it to the list, please leave a comment below and let us know! For more festival fashion inspiration, feel free to follow me on my InstagramFacebookTwitter or Website.

We can’t wait to see all the unique dos this upcoming season! 


Amanda Berendsen
Amanda (aka The Festival Fashionista) has been an avid festival goer for over 8 years and has a passion for festival fashion. She lives in Southern California with her husband (a trance fanatic) and attends nearly every Insomniac event in the area!

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