Grab your floral crown and texturizing spray, because this summer’s hottest festivals call for hair that’s effortless and boho-chic! Check out our suggestions for styles that pair perfectly with your favorite electric-teal eyeliner and psychedelic nail art, to help you get into the Indio Valley spirit.
This longer bob (aka, lob) can range anywhere from below the chin to just above the collarbone, and has risen through the ranks to become the must-have haircut due to its awesome versatility and universally flattering shape.
Need more convincing before taking the chop? Celebrities like Alexa Chung, Karlie Kloss, and Nicole Richie have all been spotted wearing the stylish look.
If you want to make your lob festival ready, ask your stylist for subtle balayage to add dimension and depth to perfectly messy hippie braids. Or, go a step beyond sun-kissed by dip-dying ends with pastels for a look that’s sweeter than candy.
Braid, Twist, & Shout
Whether you’re hitting up festivals in the Windy City or road tripping through the desert, braids do double duty by looking great and keeping hair out of your face. Here’s a how-to for three of our favorites:
Want to add some extra boho to your braid? First, learn to pancake your plait—which is when individual loops are pulled out just slightly to create a messier braid with extra volume. (Confused? Check out this pancaking tutorial.)
Once you’ve got some extra real estate from poofing out pieces, weave the stems of fresh or faux flowers throughout your braid for authentically hippie-chic hair.
A Fabulously Faux Undercut
Close-cropping the underside of your hair or above the ears makes an edgy statement while removing weight from thick and heavy manes. But, what if you don’t have hair to spare?
Consider creating a faux undercut with one or several tight braids that start above your ear, then travel done across the nape of your neck. This creates the illusion of a short cut without commitment.
Want to make this chill style even cooler? Check out the video above by Claire’s that suggests adding hooped earrings along your braid for a heavy metal look.
Don’t Forget To Line-up Your Faves
Achieving hair that reaches boho-rhapsody day after day isn’t easy—especially when dancing from morning-till-night.
Your best bet? Plan an all-star style lineup by considering which do’s lend themselves to the next. When all else fails, don’t forget your trusty dry shampoo and a few bobby pins for a sock bun that can withstand the best beats.
PS – Don’t forget your DIY flower crown!