It’s the most wonderful time of the year...festival season! With major music festival Coachella just wrapping two star-studded weekends, we couldn’t help but obsess over all the dreamy hair trends that took over our Instagram feeds.
From double braids, to space buns, to glittery hair, we dissected this year's music festival hair trends and compiled a list of looks that we'll be recreating all summer long. No need for Coachella #FOMO, read on for our top picks, plus tips and tricks to achieve these trendy hairstyles at home.
1. Braided and Stitched
Definitely a hairstyle at the top of our list was fashion blogger, Camila Coelho’s, braided and stitched threaded look, completed by celebrity LA hairstylist, Ruslan. He also created a similar look on Victoria Secret Model, Romee Strijd, furthering our obsession with this festival style. The best part is, this look is way easier to achieve than you might imagine. Create two dutch braids (other braids like a pipe braid or french fishtail would also work well) down either side of your head and tying each off into pigtails. Then, simply thread a thick cord through the braids in a criss-cross fashion to recreate the look - it's almost fool-proof. This hairstyle is super fun and creative for festival season and we are anticipating it to become a major hair trend for the rest of the festivals to come.
2. Double the Bubble
Beauty and lifestyle YouTuber, Sierra Furtado, made list of fave Coachella hairstyles list with her bubble pigtails. We love the playful and girly vibe this look creates. The best part about achieving this hairstyle is that it actually works better with second-day unwashed hair - perfect for festival season when you're relying on dry shampoo to carry you through the weekend. Although this look works for shorter hair, we love it for long-haired gals because you're able go all-out with the bubbles. If you're not blessed with long hair, this a perfect chance to use your Luxy Hair extensions to add extra volume and length which will really make this hairstyle come to life. Check out a full tutorial on how to achieve this easy bubble ponytail hairstyle on the Luxy Hair blog.
3. Rainbow Braids
You can’t get much more ‘music festival’ than rainbow-dyed braids! We are obsessing over lifestyle influencer Alexis Frasca’s, multi-coloured french braided ponytail, debuted at Coachella. These bold & funky colours are the perfect addition to any festival look. For those of you who don’t want to make this a permanent hair colour, we suggest trying out a temporary hair dye spray. These sprays are portable, inexpensive and are so easy to use. Simply spray onto your hair before styling, and the color will last all weekend long. If there's any time to try an out-there hair color, it's at a summer music festival.
4. Mini Space Buns
Victoria’s Secret model, Lais Ribeiro, took the space buns trend to the next level this year at Coachella. While galaxy-themed looks were widespread at the festival, space buns were by-far the most popular choice. We love how Lais added vibrant color and braids to her space-bun look, making her style stand out.
Put your own spin on this popular festival look by wearing it as the traditional half-up style, or scoop up all of your hair into two buns worn lower on your head to keep your hair tamed throughout the day. We love this style for keeping your hair out of your face and off your back in scorching desert climates. Check out this article featuring 9 of our fave bun hairstyles for more inspo.
5. Classic Voluminous Waves
One hairstyle we just couldn’t ignore this Coachella were classic beach waves. We saw a ton of ladies rocking beautiful long wavy hair at the festival and we couldn't get enough. One beauty who always rocks this look to perfection is fashion and beauty influencer, Negin Mirsalehi. Can we all agree that she is always #hairgoals? To achieve a similar look, we highly recommend clipping in your Luxy Hair extensions from our Ombre Collection to create a voluminous, sun-kissed effect. When curling your hair, be sure to alternate curling your hair inwards and outwards to create Negin's signature soft beach waves. Don't forget to add a sun-protection spray to keep your hair looking healthy all weekend long.
Recreate this effortless look by following our voluminous waves tutorial here.
6. Galaxy Bohemian
There's no better place to experiment with glitter and hair jewellery than Coachella. This season, we saw countless combinations of braids and shiny embellishments with Leonie Hanne of @ohhcouture being a stand-out look. In the past year, hair rings have taken over the Hollywood scene, popularized by celebrities like Ariana Grande.
To recreate this look on your own, use a strong-hold hair gel and tap on some glitter in your favorite shade. Add in small accent braids and adorn with hair rings. For more hair ring hairstyle inspo, be sure to check out our video in which we share 3 easy looks featuring hair jewellery.