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Festival hair styles that you NEED to try this summer

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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.

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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…

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