From Suki Waterhouse's beachy waves to Blake Lively's boho braids, take hairstyle ideas from these stylish stars…
Grab your best dry shampoo and beachy salt spray; festival season isn’t all that far away and naturally we’re already checking out all that’s hot on the festival hair scene.
Beachy waves, boho braids and pretty fishtail plaits are all always on the festival hair agenda, each given a new festival season twist with an added dose of texture (check out Cara’s undone, ultra-messy do), ideal for that in-between washes dilemma.
Do you have super-straight tresses like Suki Waterhouse? Make like the gorgeous model and perfect the backcombed barnet. Add a few tousled twists, et voila. A laid back festival hair look that can be achieved with minimal effort.
Of course, hair updos look even more festival ready when they’ve been slept in. Prefer to do your hair every day, though? Read our guide on how to do a messy bun for the ultimate ‘lived in’ festival style.
Feeling brave? Festival hair accessories will always be a big hitter, whether that’s flowers, floral crowns or headwear. Take inspiration from boho queen Sienna Miller and go bold with a flower garland, or channel Hollywood star Lupita in a feathered boho headpiece.
Alternatively if you just want to give your ‘do a bit of summery sparkle, simply pop in a dainty slide or two like Kiera Knightley. It really is as simple as it sounds.
Coachella veteran Kate Bosworth is another who never fails to impress us with her on point festival hair looks. Whether she’s plaited her layers to create the illusion of a braided crown or braiding her centre parting, she always looks seriously cool. We’re jealous.
Still undecided about what looks to try out later in the year? Read on for the best celeb inspiration from over the years.
Festival hair tips, style inspiration and amazing A-list ‘dos – right this way, please…
Kate Bosworth cleverly created the illusion of a golden crown by plaiting her centre-parting.
Hailey Baldwin’s double side braids are the best option if you get pesky fly aways.
This style might look difficult to do, but actually, all you need to do is braid down each side of your hair and then layer over the top of each other two inches from your hairline. Simple!
Ashley Greene proves that a simple flower headband is always a greta option.
Laura Bailey does the plaited updo like a true pro, opting to keep her super-straight centre parting, and wrapping two gigantic plaits like a headband. Note the loose strands adding extra texture to this chic long-lasting hairdo.
Alexa Chung went super-sleek for her latest hairdo. Keeping her look simple, Alexa smoothed the hair, tucked each plait delicately behind the ears and secured with invisible bands.
Sienna Miller’s festival-ready hair look is oh-so easy to replicate. Perfect the failsafe top knot, then add a crown headband in this season hottest shade.
Kate Bosworth is winning festival hair with this incredible plaited ‘do. For those days when you just want to do your hair and forget about it, a milkmaid style is super low maintenance and looks even better when it gets a little messy.
From the back, you can see how amazing Kate’s plaits really are. This festival style is perfect for bouncing around in and knowing your hair will still look amazing.
Cara Delevingne nails a low-key festival look with her brushed-out waves topped with an on-trend hat.
Emma Stone’s recent Met Gala hair look proved that even shorter hairstyles work with one shoulder braids. Start the plait from the top of the head to give it the illusion of length.
A festival hairstyle if ever we saw one, Lupita Nyong’o’s embellished Met Gala look is perfect for the 2014 summer music scene. Create a cool quiff for short hairstyles and wear a boho band low on your head, or style a messy centre parting to wear this season’s coolest festival hair accessories over long locks.
With messy, interwoven plaits and plenty of loose strands, Blake Lively’s laidback fishtail braid is a low maintenance festival hair look. Her pretty gold accessory adds another dimension and finishes the look to perfection. What’s more? It’s oh-so-easy to re-create.
Since she cut in a crop, Julianne Hough has seriously impressed us with the ways that she can style a short hair ‘do. For the festival scene, sweep a long-on-top crop into a tomboy style with lots of texture.
Even though Nicole Richie could look festival ready at any time of the day with this fabulous purple ‘do, we’re a little bit more in love with her relaxed, beachy waves…
Do beachy waves like Drew Barrymore by scrunching the tips with a little firm hold hairspray. Straight-haired girls will never find a better friend in their festival beauty kit.
The simplest way to tame your unruly locks at a festival is with a chic side plait like Whitney Port’s. With any length you can vary how tight the braid is set.
Keira Knightley’s red carpet look is actually a bit of a favourite in the field – chic, low maintenance and festival-ready. Simply part on one side and roll the hair up and away with a pin to secure it on either side.
Teen-queen Bella Thorne can do festival hair better than the best of us. She’s inventive with ribbons and coloured bands with this woven plaited hairstyle. There’s sure to a ribbon in sight on the field.
The failsafe favourite, as modelled by Elizabeth Olsen, is the top knot. Make sure yours is more glam than grunge by teasing all of the strands into a neat, high updo and twist it evenly around into a bun with pins.