7 Festival Hair Accessories Made for the ‘Mane’ Stage
If there’s ever a time to go all out with your look, it’s festival season. That’s why, come summer, we’re all about festival hair accessories that are fun and functional. A boho band that hides second-day hair? Yes, please. Metallic ties that keep your ‘do out of your face? We’re in. Discover 2020’s hottest festival hair accessories with our Coachella-ready guide…
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Whether wrapped around a nape-hugging ponytail or securing a half-up, half-down ‘do, a hair scarf is one of the most versatile festival hair accessories out there. Simply add it to any look that needs that little something extra, just like Nicole has done with this reverse braided ponytail. All it takes is a simple knot to keep your style in place.
And, the best part? You can match your scarf to your outfit, choosing anything from pretty pastels to vibrant prints. We’ll be working a scarf in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, come festival season.
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File this one under ‘festival hair accessories that boho brides will love’, because this look was practically made for saying ‘I do’. Romantic and carefree with a hint of glam, the boho band instantly takes any hairstyle from simple to show-stopping, giving loose waves and tousled topknots an instant glow-up.
If you’re wearing it with hair loose, avoid ‘mushroom head’ by lightly teasing hair at the crown before you slip the band over your head. Make sure you don’t tuck hair behind your ears, and lightly tweak the ends throughout the day to keep locks smoother at the crown. We recommend trying this one towards the end of the festival, when hair isn’t so squeaky clean, as just-washed strands will be too smooth and slippery.
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If flower crowns aren’t your thing but you want to add some floral details, make like Kai Sohn and tuck a few petals into a low-slung bun or braid. There’s no time like festival season to embrace free-spirited flower power, and once you’ve chosen your blooms, all it takes is some texture to give them grip.
We love EIMI Dry Me dry shampoo for keeping petals in place. Mist it into the base of a pony or the twist of braid, so the hair isn’t too shiny or slippery. Then, attach your flowers with a Kirby grip (or three), before adding some hairspray to set. EIMI Stay Firm has you covered for unbeatable hold.
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As festival hair accessories go, a bumper Kirby grip is the easiest to wear. Just comb hair back, slide your clip in and go, no matter your hair type, texture or length. Let’s break down the benefits: not only does it keep hair out of your face when you’re heading to the mainstage, but it also adds detail to your look without you spending hours styling in your tent.
Our favorite way to work this trend is with a side parting, clipping hair behind one ear and fixing with a flexible hold hairspray, like EIMI Stay Essential.
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Another boho-inspired look, this embellished ‘do features chains as delicate as the fishtail braids they adorn, complete with loosely tousled waves. You don’t want frizz in a look this intricate, so make sure you prep for plaiting with a smoothing lotion, like EIMI Perfect Me, teased through damp locks before blowdrying.
Once you’ve completed the style, team with gauzy, chiffony fabrics to enhance that ethereal feel, or toughen it up with distressed denim and leather boots.
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All hail the scrunchie. Once the outsider of the festival hair accessories world, it’s back on the trend circuit in every color of the rainbow. This season, we’ll be working metallic scrunchies with every look; in a ponytail, around an effortless topknot and at the tips of a fishtail. Anything goes.
Just be sure to secure your style with a clear elastic before you loop the scrunchie around hair. For all their impact, they offer less hold than traditional hair ties – and you want your look to last.
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They’re a little more avant-garde than your average festival hair accessory, but if your vibe is polished, these pearly accents will complete your look flawlessly. You won’t want to wear hair down with this look – the pearls are likely to fall out – so, instead, create a sleek ponytail using EIMI Just Brilliant Shine Pomade.
Smooth it through the crown with the palms of your hands, before combing hair into a high pony. Then, once you’ve tamed the tail, slide the pearls into place. The pomade will give them something to hold on to.