Coachella is around the corner and that means lots of glitter, eye-grabbing accessories, tropical makeup, and a whole lot of temporary hair colors. It is that time of the year where you get to express yourself unapologetically and we're here for it!
We know picking out "the outfit" would be a lot of work, talk less of what to do with your hair - so we've prepared this ultimate Coachella hair style guide just for you!
Here are 16 Coachella hair styles to pique your creative juices!
HOW DO I GET THE PERFECT COACHELLA HAIRSTYLE?
They always say "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". The perfect hairstyle depends on you and your style! But apart from your outfit appearing gorgeous, other elements make it flawless;
i. It should be functional.
Scheme through your entire day and imagine how Coachella is going to be for you. Definitely, there's going to be a lot of dancing and the weather may not be under our control. So picking a hairstyle that you feel 100% comfortable in is necessary.
ii.It should make you feel on top of the world!
If a whole ton of glitter hair looks magical on Pinterest but doesn't make you feel 100% confident, then you should reconsider your choice. Because where is the fun in worrying about your looks and missing the moment right in front of you.
Now that you have these elements in mind, let's dive into the best looks to fire up your inspiration!
1. NEON BRAIDS
Who doesn't love a flush of healthy vibrant color? Anything neon and braided is a staple for Coachella. It's literally Coachella's dream! This braided look is perfect to steal eyes especially if you have a ton of matching colored glitter like this picture by inspired beauty.
2. POODLE PONYTAILS
Now we're diving a little to the Y2K vibe. These poodle pigtails complete your outfit with ease. Apart from being extremely stylish, it's actually fairly easy to do. Start off by securing two tight pigtails. Loose pigtails might make the look tacky and a tinsy bit messy. Create your bubbles by tying your pigtails in equal sections to the end of your hair. Adjust each bubble to make it consistent through your pigtails.
And you're good to go!
Pro- tip; moisturize your hair with oils or a leave-in before starting the bubbles.
3. GALAXY HAIR
Here's another music festival trend you can hop on. It gives your hair an ethereal vibe especially if the colors are a bright pop. Simply use blue and purple hair makeup in different amounts across your hair. You can apply it as an ombre or mix everything up to make it more mysterious.
Madison did it seamlessly with Curlfit hair makeup.
4. COLORED PONYTAILS
A ponytail will have you ready for Coachella in a minute! It's fairly common because it isn't only functional but just fits every outfit and vibe.
Poe did an amazing job with this wine ponytail and matching it with her natural hair was genius! A colored ponytail and a bunch of gold jewelry is a grand way to switch it up for the music festival.
5. COLORED AFROS@sza/Instagram
Sza's pink colored afro was only perfect with her matching pink set. It throws the time back to the 90s and still thrives in the 21st century at the same time! And better, it comes with no commitment if you use Curlfit temporary hair colors.
6. ONE-SIDED COLOR
What's a music festival without some crazy? This half colored hair look is perfect to give your outfit more fun and play. You can try a single color or play with a rainbow like Hoton beauty.
7. FISHTAIL BRAIDS
Steph's fishtail look has us dropping full braided looks forever! Accentuated with these indigo flowers, this hairstyle will make you a floral goddess in a minute.
8. SPACE PONYTAILS
Are you looking to bounce your curls or length in another way? This should do the job! Space ponytails are like space buns but with a more fun twist. Hands down, this hairstyle is perfect to add flair, fun and cuteness to your overall look and perfect for the music festival!
9. COLORED LOW PONYTAILS
Whether you have short, long, medium, curly or straight hair, a low ponytail is by default the festival go to. It's simple, easy to do and surprisingly fits with almost every outfit. Even better? Add a fun twist of Curlfit hair makeup to make it go from default to unique!
pro-tip; leaving a strand or more like Callais makes the look more sophisticated!
10. COLORED SHORT BRAIDS
Do you have short hair? Well some of us here can relate. That's why we were on cloud 9 when we saw this blue braided look! Just the right hairstyle if you're going for a Y2K feel. You can try different hair colors, according to where your self-expression drags you to, and even mix one or two. Finish off this look with golden rings and you're a star ready to blow!
11. THE SKUNK STRIPE LOOK
We have a soft spot for light shades of highlights- especially distinctly lighter shades than your base color. You can replicate this look using gold hair makeup and a small toothed comb or a medium sized comb, depending on your hair type. Achieving this look with semi-permanent hair dye, requires bleach. And we all know the gist about bleach and hair. Using temporary hair colors protects your hair from damage and does not require bleach to turn you to a Barbie.
Ever wondered how to get the perfect Coachella gypsy look? Well this braidout is definitely a go too. We're absolutely obsessed with the snug feel of the boho vibe and so if you fancy this cozy vibe, we're here for it! Try to add neon colors to it and see how glamorous you would look.
13. NEON CORNROWS
Here's another simple Neon twist! While doing cornrows add Neon extensions to the plait. or color some parts of your hair and get ready to look rock n roll to the music festival!
14. MERMAID OMBRE HAIR
There are plenty of hairstyles in the sea, but this ones the real deal (*wink*). The creativity of an ombre on canvas is mind-blowing- imagine having that on your hair! Mermaid ombres move from a dark shade to a lighter shade towards the end. We suggest you use pearls to give it a gracious feel. As for which colors to use, we suggest Curlfit hair makeup for vibrant pops of color and protection from damage.
- Identify your of your favourite hair colors
- Arrange them from dark shade to light shade
- apply the colors from top to bottom
- And then use your fingers to blend by running your hands through the different layers
15. DOUBLE PONYTAILS
Mystical and different. Give your ponytail an unexpected twist with this look and finish it off with a whole lot of accessories.
16. PASTEL SPACE PLAITS
Ever wondered how to create the perfect music festival fairy look? Here is the look for you. Instead of plaiting your two pigtails to the very end, stop midway and braid it to the end. If you want a boho aesthetic, don't forget to leave the ends!
Now that you've gotten your hair inspiration, let's choose hair accessories to amp it up!
1. HAIR BEADS
2. PEARL TASSELS
4. BUTTERFLY CLIPS
5. HAIR CLIPS
6. HAIR SCARVES
7. COLORFUL THREADS
1. Don't be afraid to try out a hairstyle because of the "fear of the unknown", use this opportunity to express yourself fully!
2. Dabble around with color and glitter
3. Use every accessory that blends
4. have fun and feel confident on that day!
It's your day to shine so why not make the best of it! We hope these 16 Coachella hair styles and accessory ideas helped you a ton!