SUZIE MCGILL AND DYLAN BRITTAIN, RAINBOW ROOM INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC DIRECTORS AND SALON OWNERS, UK SCHWARZKOPF AMBASSADORS AND CURRENT BHA SCOTTISH HAIRDRESSERS OF THE YEAR give us their expert tips for festival hair that will look great and last the distance!
As we come in to summer we hit festival season and festivals are the perfect time to be a bit more ‘out there’, creative and experimental with our hair looks! Read on to hear our favourite, on trend hair looks for the 2018 festival season and top tips for keeping your hair looking and feeling it’s best at any festivals you are attending this year…
For festivals it’s always about looks that are super easy to create and look great. The topknot is perfect for festivalgoers and can look as effortless and textured or as sleek as the client desires. To get the look, firstly start by slicking the hair into a very high ponytail (around 5 or 6cm from the hairline is perfect) and secure with a band. Then, backcomb the ponytail and twist until the hair forms a bun and then secure with pins before finishing with a spritz of hairspray to allow the hairstyle to last well into the night. The topknot is also the perfect look for the day after, so pack a few extra hairgrips and keep the hair a little messier for a relaxed take on the trend.
Another hairstyle that is always on trend for festival season is beach waves, which are super simple and quick to create. To get the look before you go to the festival, you can use hot irons to create bends in the hair and can then brush these out for a softer, more effortless look. Alternatively, you can also use a sea salt spray to create this look. Simply spritz some of this spray into damp hair, scrunch the hair with your fingers and then leave it to dry naturally for the perfect textured wave look.
Lastly, another great hairstyle for any festivals you are attending this year is a braided hairstyle and there are so many forms of braided hairstyles you can choose from, from fishtail braids to French and Dutch braids, and they can be worn in so many different ways, with styles to suit every age. For middle-aged ladies, softer, more relaxed styles of plaits work best. Think a loose side plait, with some hair left out around the face to give a soft, pretty finish. Plaited updos are hairstyles that look great on all ages. Halo braids in particular are one of our favourite braided hairstyles, especially for middle-aged ladies, as they are soft, feminine and super sophisticated. This style also looks great with some hair being left out around the face. As younger people tend to be a bit more adventurous with their style, they also tend to be more experimental when it comes to their hair and are not afraid of being a bit more ‘out there’ opting for braid styles such as cornrows and parting plaits that look super edgy, perfect for festival season!
- Treat your hair to a conditioning mask before you go to keep your hair in its most pristine condition and keep it clean with dry shampoo whilst your there to refresh the hair before restyling and to absorb any excess oil.
- Avoid touching your hair too much as running your fingers through it just encourages and spreads oil through the lengths leaving it limp.
- Take a hair oil with you, the bottle are usually travel size and smoothing some over the ends on day two or three of the festival will really revive your style and banish any dry or frizzy ends.