15 Festival Hair Ideas For This Summer

It’s arguably one of the best times of the year, with festivals in full swing, we have never been more excited to get glam and dance to our favourite artists surrounded by our favourite people.

Whether you’re heading to a festival this year or not, you can always count on festival hair being the talk of this season, but we’ll take any excuse to talk about cute and trendy hairstyles really. From freshly washed, just arrived at the festival, day one hair, all the way up to greasy day four, you’ve come to the right place.

Consider this blog your backstage pass to all of the best festival hair ideas you can rock this season, including fool-proof braids, slick back ponies and everything in between.

Scroll on to get inspired…

Half up half down

A half up half down hairstyle is the perfect road trip ready hairstyle, and it takes just minutes to achieve. We recommend pairing it with beachy waves for a laid-back festival look and adding a topknot, as seen in this picture, for those you want something a little extra.

Slick back pony

If you thought we’d let a little grease get in the way of a cute hairstyle, then you obviously don’t know us. this slick back pony works perfectly for festival days 3 and 4, and in our opinion the dirtier the hair the better. We recommend adding some hairspray prior to styling the pony with a flat iron/curler as this will make the style last longer and will also make curls look fresher.

Baby braids

Baby braids + textured hair = festival ready. This look is so effortless, and that’s exactly why we love it so much. You can also rock this hairstyle on a night out with your girls, drinks or we think it would also look super cute on a hot summer holiday. Simply style the majority of your hair and add a texturising spray for volume and dimension, teasing the top to add some height to the style. Finally, add some baby braids to the front using two very small pieces of hair and hairspray to ensure the style lasts you all day long and voila, a cute and effortless looking style achieved in minutes.

Half up and braided

What’s not to love about this hair style? We’re loving the combo of beach waves and braids, it’s giving us serious California Coachella vibes. Once again, we think this style is very versatile, as it would look gorgeous on a hot summer holiday or for a fun night out/rave to switch things up a bit.

Head scarf

Hide your dirty hair sins with a satin head scarf, they are super quick and easy to style with but look so cute and festival ready. Mix and match colours with your outfits and you’re onto a winner. Tip: these scarfs are super versatile and can be styled in a range of difference ways including woven into a braid, tied at the end of a bubble braid or simply wrapped around a top knot so don’t be shy! Be adventurous with this style and imagine all the amazing pics you can get rocking it.

Slick half-up do

Giving us serious Ariana Grande vibes in this super cute slick half-up do. Adding some face framing pieces will completely change the look.

Fun hair colour

Go all out this festival season with an entirely new hair colour. We can’t get enough of all the pastels, including this stunning peach wavy bob.

Bubble braids

Bubble braids are the new French braid. You heard it here first. we have been seeing this cute style everywhere from high fashion catwalks to styled on your favourite celebrities and influences and it’s safe to say we are obsessed.

Looped braids

These looped braids work perfectly on second or third day hair. Stick them in, stack them up with hair rings and sprinkle with hair glitter and they’ll stay looking perfect until you take them out. This hairstyle also works great if your partying in the heat and you need your hair off of your face whilst still looking cute and stylish.


How amazing does top model Hailey Beiber look throwing is back to the Nineties with these Britney-esque pigtails. This old school style is all grown up. Perfectly place high on the back of the head, these cute, curled ponies are a definite dream come true. Complete the look with some super slick edges and you’re ready to go.

A bubble baby braid style

A cool twist on bubble braids and baby braids, this style is super cute whilst also making a statement. The perfect look for a day 1 style ensuring you stand out among the crowd.

Embellished bob braids

These decorated bob braids look cool and laidback. Match your accessories with your outfit for even more of a statement look.


Jourdan Dunn rocks these Albaso braids flawlessly, we absolutely love how pretty and intricate these braids are contrasting onto her beautiful big curls.

Messy topknot

A messy topknot will never not be chic. This style looks gorgeous on any hair, curly, wavy or straight and looks stunning when styled loosely with face framing pieces pulled down.

Hair glitter

This style has proved to be extremely popular at festivals so far this year, including the hugely anticipated Coachella festival. Maya Jama’s rocked this Nineties vibe and made it all the more major by adding a touch of sparkling hair tinsel throughout her mane.

With festivals back on the map this season, we finally have the chance to experiment with our locks again. What better time to try out a new style than when you’re heading off for a weekend of glitter-fuelled dancing? Creating a crowd-proof hairstyle is essential to keep your hair looking cute all weekend, and we hope our roundup of our favourite cute but durable festival hair ideas to make the perfect match for your festival fits.