Fun Hairstyles for Music Festivals

Every music festival deserves a memorable hairstyle - it’s no secret. Whether you’ll be rocking out at Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, or any other musical event, one thing’s for sure - you need a hairdo that’s as lit as you’ll be. Here are 5 fun music festival hairstyles that are sure to make you stand out.

Braids, Bangs, and String

bangs braids and string

Braids always make an appearance at music festivals, but braids like these are rare to see. You can get the look by braiding a few sections of your hair and wrapping strings around every other braid. If you’re no braiding-whiz, grab a friend to help. 

To push the uniqueness factor into overdrive, use beads, feathers, sequins, glitter, or anything else you can think of. Blending in with the crowd is impossible with this style.  

Take your time when cutting your bangs - you don’t want to cut them too short.

All-Over Neon 

all over neon

Summer festivals are a great excuse to go bright and bold. We are living for these all-over neon red and pink tresses. If they excite you, keep reading!

There are several ways you can get this look: 1) use a temporary color spray, cream, or wax, or 2) bleach your hair and apply a neon dye over it. 

Attribution: Alexandre Breveglieri

Rainbow Ombre Waves

rainbow ombre waves

Rainbow ombre waves give off fun, edgy vibes that make them ideal for any music festival. To get the look, choose a few of your favorite colors and get to dyeing! 

To get a clean, even color result, bleach all your hair to a light blonde and then apply hair dye on top. But if you only want the look for a moment, reach for a highly pigmented hair color creme. 

Once the color is right, wrap large sections of hair around a wand curler to create beautiful barely-there waves.

Jumbo Twist Space Buns 

jumbo twist buns

Jumbo twist space buns pair perfectly with any get-up for the ultimate summertime festival slay! It’s super-sized twist braids created with extension hair. It may take a video demonstration or two and some practice to pull this one off, but once you’re done, you’ll realize it was all worth it! 

If you have damaged or thinning hair, you may want to pass on this style, as it can cause additional damage to already-compromised hair. 

Loose Curls with a Floral Tiara

loose curls with floral tiara

This list would be incomplete if we didn’t mention the iconic floral tiara! It adds an air of femininity to your look, no matter how you style your hair. But the floral tiara looks super angelic when it’s paired with loose curls. Break out your curling wand and give yourself a few loose spiral curls, add your tiara, and you’re ready for the festival! 

There you have it, five hairstyles that’ll be as memorable as the music festival itself. We hope that this article has inspired you to branch out and try something new this festival season. 

Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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