We’re sharing how to create the top summer hairstyles inspired by celebrities at Coachella. So go ahead and have a good hair day all season long, no matter how lazy or ambitious you feel.
Plenty of stars rocked loose waves during the festival circuit (like model Alessandra Ambrosio and Selena Gomez). The key to this year’s beach bum ’do is weightless volume, with bit more polish on the ends—think less dirty, unwashed hair and more second-day with dry shampoo hair.
Achieve this look: Apply Kevin.Murphy Hair.Resort.Spray Beach Look to damp hair to build volume, or on finished hair to create a thicker texture without clumping. Fix ends or stray pieces with a large barrel iron—don’t worry, Hair.Resort.Spray has heat protection built in. For added volume, try Powder.Puff Volumizing Powder on dry hair, concentrating on the roots, for a weightless boost. Finish with Shimmer.Shine Repairing Shine Mist for a semi-polished sheen.
Perfect for: When you have time to air-dry your hair and chill at the beach all day.
Braids are the one trend that seems to never go away (if Pinterest is any indication of their popularity). Celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Rita Ora rocked messy braids at Coachella, but if you’re sick and tired of plaits or headbands, try a top-knot with a braid woven in for a fresh take on the trend.
Achieve this look: Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks Artist Rossa Jurenas starts by spraying hair (especially the roots) with OSIS+ Refresh Dust Bodifying Dry Shampoo to give hair texture. Next she creates a braid at the top of the head that is separate from the rest of the hair. Finally, she pulls all hair into a loose top knot, allowing small hairs to escape, before finishing with OSIS+ Glamour Queen Volumizing Hairspray for light hold.
Perfect for: Days where the heat and your hair just aren’t getting along, and it’s too hot to leave it down.
Playful ombres in shades of green, pink and turquoise were big hits this year (as seen on celebs like Katy Perry and Kylie Jenner). Although temporary dip-dyed ends and colourful highlights are always in, this year’s new colour options have longer lasting results—meaning there’s no need to worry about water or sweat ruining your colour (or clothes).
Achieve this look: Experiment with bright splashes of colour using L’Oréal Professional’s temporary hair colour, Hairchalk. The water ink formula and microfiber technology envelops the hair for vivid, long-lasting colour that will only wash out after a few shampoos. Learn how to create a peek-a-boo coloured braid, a quick ombre effect or a colour-block ponytail, plus more application tips, here.
Perfect for: When you want a bold change just for the weekend.
Along with headscarves and ornate headbands, flower garlands are the headpiece of choice for festival-goers, as spotted on stars like Sarah Hyland and Julianne Hough. The key to rocking this look is a smooth and simple style underneath so that the accessory is the star.
Achieve this look: For smooth waves, Aveda Guest Artist Frank Rizzieri suggests using Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight crème before blowing hair out. To add more texture, also apply Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep before blowdrying, like he did at the Stella McCartney Resort 2015 Presentation. Tousle hair with Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil for extra shine.
Perfect for: When you want to feel pretty because you have a special event, humid weather be damned!
Want more inspiration? Check out Sexy Hair’s Summer Festival Styles Pinterest board.
Photos: Celeb images courtesy of Instagram