Festival Hair

Festival Hair

With Summer here, music festivals are popping up everywhere. I have a few friends who like to go every weekend so I thought a tutorial for a more bohemian style was in order. This hairstyle is different than anything I have ever done before and is a tiny dutch braid along a center part that divides off into two smaller braids, wrapping around the noggin, and tied in the back. If you’ve got your dutch braiding down then this will be a piece of cake so let’s get on with it!
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Festival Hair Tutorial:

  • Step 1 / Start by spraying your hair with a heat protectant spray from roots to ends. I am using Tresemme Get Sleek.
  • Step 2 / Next curl your hair in 1″ sections using your favorite curling wand; mine is the Lustrum set from NuMe. Leave out the ends of the hair so they lay a little straighter and alternate between curling the hair towards the face and away from it. This will give the curls a bit of definition and more carefree beachy look.
  • Step 3 / Next grab your favorite shine spray, like the Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray, and lightly mist this from midshaft to the ends.
  • Step 4 / Distribute the product through the hair with your fingers and tousle the curls for a more beachy vibe.
  • Step 5 / Next divide off a section of hair about 1/2″ thick at the center of the top of the head. Clip off the sides so you don’t accidentally bring extra hair into the braid.
  • Step 6 / Create a dutch braid with this section, stopping when the braid reaches the hairline. Watch this video for a quick refresher on how to dutch braid.
  • Step 7 / Now divide the section into two halves and braid each half down into a regular braid. Tie off the ends with a clear elastic so it doesn’t come loose.
  • Step 8 / Bring both braids around the back of the head and tie them together with a third elastic band. Now remove the two elastics previously holding each braid.
  • Step 9 / Spray the style with a medium hold hairspray and you are set to go!

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  1. July 17, 2015 / 1:13 PM

    This is such a cool, unique hairstyle! It is definitely unexpected but I love it and will be trying it out very soon. Thanks for the idea!

  2. July 1, 2015 / 11:19 PM

    I’m going to try this with a side part. (this might be interesting) O_o

  3. Jessica
    June 28, 2015 / 6:16 AM

    Ah ha! Very sneaky, Missy….there ISN’T a video on YouTube, where I was looking. I love this style and do a similar one on my daughter, but I have a friend who would wear this everyday….

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