Coachella is as much about what you wear and how you style your hair as seeing your favorite bands jam out. So if you’re heading to the desert to dance the day away (or even if you’re just rocking Spotify at home), these easy-breezy hairstyles are sure to keep you looking cool when it’s burning up.
New York Fashion Week hairstylist Sherri Jessee breaks down how to achieve each music festival ’do in five minutes or less.
Kate Bosworth’s Sexy Bedhead Hair
Wake up ready to party with this hot, just-hopped-out-of bed look. Brush your hair out using a soft bristle brush first, and create an even center part. Blast a dry wax or spray gel from the mid-lengths of your locks to the ends to create texture, dimension and separation. Then tousle hair with your fingertips. Finally, wrap a few face framing strands around a clipless curling iron to emphasize the shape of your style.
Nicole Richie’s Glam Bohemian Waves
Make a music festival style statement with glam bohemian waves that will still look haute after a long day. Seriously. The secret? Adding a glitzy headband. Start by using a root-lifting or texturizing spray to amp up the texture in your hair. Next, wrap random sections of hair around a 1 1/4-inch clipless curling iron. Place a bejeweled headband on your forehead, where your hairline begins. Voilà, you’re ready to roll!
Sienna Miller’s Carefree Crown Braid
Perfect for girls with long locks who don’t want to sweat it out at Coachella, a crown braid is actually a lot less complicated to achieve than it looks. Loosely brush your hair and gather tresses into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck; secure with a hair tie. Now, divide your ponytail into two even sections. Do a traditional three-strand braid on each section, securing the ends with clear elastic bands. Wrap the braids across the top of your head and secure with bobby pins.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Free-Spirited Updo
Whether you’re roughing it in the campgrounds or living it up in a swanky hotel, this free-spirited updo is ideal for messy next-day hair. Simply freshen up your roots with your favorite dry shampoo (hold it six inches away from your roots and spray). Then pull hair back, allowing random strands to gently fall out. Twist hair, and secure it with bobby pins at the back of your head. Accessorize and lock your style into place with a few cute clip-on flowers.
Bella Thorne’s Mini Braids With A Twist
Nothing says boho chic quite like a bunch of mini braids. To steal Bella Thorne’s twisted-up style, take a small section of hair from the left side of your head and loosely twist it, draping it across the back of your head. Pin the ends just behind your right ear (cross two bobby pins to secure).
Now, grab a small section of hair by your right temple, allowing your fringe and underneath hair to softly drop out; pin. Create three tiny braids (also on the right side of your head), making sure to tie the ends off with clear elastics. All done.
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Elizabeth Mitchell is the fashion and beauty blogger behind The Neon Blonde. She also writes for SheKnows, The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and Latest-Hairstyles.